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Come for ChristmasTime at the Ark, Stay for PNC Festival of Lights

Thursday, December 26 through Sunday, December 29, 2019

Here are things to do this weekend. Take the whole family to celebrate the season at ChristmasTime at the Ark. Then head to the Cincinnati Zoo to enjoy 3 million dazzling lights during PNC Festival of Lights.

  • Exterior of the Ark Encounter lit up for ChristmasTime at the Ark holiday event

    ChristmasTime at the Ark

    November 29 - December 30, 2019

    See the Ark in rainbow lights, watch a 500-foot-wide projection show, enjoy a Christmas buffet, shop for fair trade and one-of-a-kind gifts, meet zoo animals and try out Glice, a synthetic ice skating rink.

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  • Festival of Lights at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

    PNC Festival of Lights

    November 16, 2019 - January 4, 2020

    The Cincinnati Zoo lights up during this annual holiday event with more than 3 million twinkling lights. Ride the Toyland Express, search for fairies in Fairyland, eat S'mores and more!

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  • Destination Moon (photo: Eric Long)

    Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission

    September 28, 2019 - February 7, 2020

    See artifacts that made the 953,000-mile journey possible on display at Cincinnati Museum Center.

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  • Antique Christmas (Photo: Taft Museum of Art)

    Antique Christmas

    November 8, 2019 - January 4, 2020

    Taft Museum of Art displays ornaments, decorations and toys from days of yore.

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  • Winterfest at Kings Island


    November 22 - December 31, 2019

    Kings Island transforms into a festive wonderland with lights, ice skating, carolers, Santa's workshop and more.

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  • 2 Pianos 4 Hands(photo: Tony Arrasmith)

    2 Pianos, 4 Hands

    November 9, 2019 - January 5, 2020

    Piano wizardry and laugh-out-loud comedy come together to tell the story of Richard and Ted’s life-long pursuit of becoming concert pianist superstars onstage at Playhouse In the Park.

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  • Zinzinnati Holiday at Krohn (photo: Cincinnati Park Board)

    A Zinzinnati Holiday

    November 9, 2019 - January 5, 2020

    The greenhouse of Krohn Conservatory is festively adorned for the season.

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  • Treasures of the Spanish World (Photo: Cincinnati Art Museum)

    Treasures of the Spanish World

    October 25, 2019 - January 19, 2020

    Cincinnati Art Museum hosts this exhibit that explores Spanish cultures across the past three millennia.

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