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Now through Jan 31, 2018

Living on Air Exhibit

Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County Main Library

Downtown

Now through Jan 31, 2018

Living on Air Exhibit

Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County Main Library

Downtown

Cincinnati has rich radio and television broadcasting history. Exhibit features objects, photos and memorabilia from some of region's most famous shows, stations and personalities.

Cincinnati has rich radio and television broadcasting history. Exhibit features objects, photos and memorabilia from some of region's most famous shows, stations and personalities.

Now through Jan 23, 2018

Thinking Money: Traveling Exhibition

Newport Branch Library

South

Now through Jan 23, 2018

Thinking Money: Traveling Exhibition

Newport Branch Library

South

Traveling exhibition designed to teach teens, tweens, and their families about money with topics like saving, spending and avoiding fraud, in a way that is not only understandable but fun.

Traveling exhibition designed to teach teens, tweens, and their families about money with topics like saving, spending and avoiding fraud, in a way that is not only understandable but fun.

Now through Feb 28, 2018

Open Access to Ark Grounds

Ark Encounter

South

Now through Feb 28, 2018

Open Access to Ark Grounds

Ark Encounter

South

Explore everything outside the Ark for free from November 1, 2017, to February 28, 2018. See the Ark in rainbow lights and access the entire Ark Encounter grounds including Ararat Ridge Zoo, Emzara's Kitchen, the gift shop, fair trade market, and more!

Explore everything outside the Ark for free from November 1, 2017, to February 28, 2018. See the Ark in rainbow lights and access the entire Ark Encounter grounds including Ararat Ridge Zoo, Emzara's Kitchen, the gift shop, fair trade market, and more!

Now through Dec 29, 2017

Story Time with Miss Alicia

Blue Manatee Children's Bookstore

East

Now through Dec 29, 2017

Story Time with Miss Alicia

Blue Manatee Children's Bookstore

East

Now through Dec 16, 2017

Fernald History

Fernald Preserve

North

Now through Dec 16, 2017

Fernald History

Fernald Preserve

North

Program highlights diverse, changing history of1,050-acre Fernald site. Optional 1-mile hike follows.

Program highlights diverse, changing history of1,050-acre Fernald site. Optional 1-mile hike follows.

Now through Jan 01, 2018

Holiday Junction featuring Brickopolis

Cincinnati Museum Center

Downtown

Now through Jan 01, 2018

Holiday Junction featuring Brickopolis

Cincinnati Museum Center

Downtown

Celebrate holidays with train exhibits, custom LEGO creations, whimsical scenes and appearance by Santa. Through Jan. 1.

Celebrate holidays with train exhibits, custom LEGO creations, whimsical scenes and appearance by Santa. Through Jan. 1.

Now through Jan 14, 2018

Holiday Toy Trains & Wahoo's Winter Wonderland

Behringer-Crawford Museum

South

Now through Jan 14, 2018

Holiday Toy Trains & Wahoo's Winter Wonderland

Behringer-Crawford Museum

South

Behringer-Crawford Museum's beloved trains roll again for the 26th year with 250 feet of track and more than 30 guest-activated displays plus Polar Express readings, Santa visits, a Charles Dickens display, special holiday exhibits and more. New this year is Wahoo's...

Behringer-Crawford Museum's beloved trains roll again for the 26th year with 250 feet of track and more than 30 guest-activated displays plus Polar Express readings, Santa visits, a Charles Dickens display, special holiday exhibits and more. New this year is Wahoo's...

Now through Jan 07, 2018

Cincinnati Choo Choo Holiday Show

Krohn Conservatory

Downtown

Now through Jan 07, 2018

Cincinnati Choo Choo Holiday Show

Krohn Conservatory

Downtown

Trains chug past wonderland of poinsettias, evergreens and re-creations of city's most iconic landmarks. Through Jan. 7.

Trains chug past wonderland of poinsettias, evergreens and re-creations of city's most iconic landmarks. Through Jan. 7.

Now through Dec 31, 2017

Water Wonderland with Scuba Santa

Newport Aquarium

South

Now through Dec 31, 2017

Water Wonderland with Scuba Santa

Newport Aquarium

South

Holiday decorations throughout Aquarium. Underwater Santa show alongside sharks and shark rays. Through Dec 31.

Holiday decorations throughout Aquarium. Underwater Santa show alongside sharks and shark rays. Through Dec 31.

Now through Dec 27, 2017

Ornament Blow

Neusole Glassworks

North

Now through Dec 27, 2017

Ornament Blow

Neusole Glassworks

North

Blow own ornament from hot glass with help from professionals. Schedule 30 minute slot. Ages 5 years and up.

Blow own ornament from hot glass with help from professionals. Schedule 30 minute slot. Ages 5 years and up.

Now through Jan 01, 2018

Christmas at EnterTRAINment Junction

EnterTrainment Junction

North

Now through Jan 01, 2018

Christmas at EnterTRAINment Junction

EnterTrainment Junction

North

Take Journey to North Pole, meet Mrs. Claus and Santa. See Main Street Holiday Trains displays, which offer some free winter train displays. Through Jan. 1.

Take Journey to North Pole, meet Mrs. Claus and Santa. See Main Street Holiday Trains displays, which offer some free winter train displays. Through Jan. 1.

Now through Dec 29, 2017

ManaBebes

Blue Manatee Children's Bookstore

East

Now through Dec 29, 2017

ManaBebes

Blue Manatee Children's Bookstore

East

Fun introduction to Spanish for ages 0-1.

Fun introduction to Spanish for ages 0-1.

Now through Dec 29, 2017

A World of Bricks: The Art of Jonathan Lopes

Newport on the Levee

South

Now through Dec 29, 2017

A World of Bricks: The Art of Jonathan Lopes

Newport on the Levee

South

View amazing art made completely from LEGO bricks. Exhibit categories include the Architecture of America, Storytime, Interpretive Art, and an interactive building area.

View amazing art made completely from LEGO bricks. Exhibit categories include the Architecture of America, Storytime, Interpretive Art, and an interactive building area.

Now through Dec 30, 2017

Public Skating

Goggin Ice Center

North

Now through Dec 30, 2017

Public Skating

Goggin Ice Center

North

Call to verify open hours. $3.25 skate rental.

Call to verify open hours. $3.25 skate rental.

Now through Dec 24, 2017

Ho! Ho! Ho! It's Santa at Macy's Fountain Place

Macy's Fountain Place

Downtown

Now through Dec 24, 2017

Ho! Ho! Ho! It's Santa at Macy's Fountain Place

Macy's Fountain Place

Downtown

Bring camera for photos with Santa in North Pole setting.

Bring camera for photos with Santa in North Pole setting.

Now through Dec 30, 2017

Victorian Christmas

Hillforest Victorian House Museum

South

Now through Dec 30, 2017

Victorian Christmas

Hillforest Victorian House Museum

South

Visit Christmas past at Hillforest as it is decked out in Victorian decorations. Through Dec. 30.

Visit Christmas past at Hillforest as it is decked out in Victorian decorations. Through Dec. 30.

Now through Dec 31, 2017

Santa's Workshop Featuring the Shillito's Elves

Santa's Workshop

East

Now through Dec 31, 2017

Santa's Workshop Featuring the Shillito's Elves

Santa's Workshop

East

Visitors to Santa's Workshop walk through 12 animated scenes and mail letters to Santa in elves' giant mailbox.

Visitors to Santa's Workshop walk through 12 animated scenes and mail letters to Santa in elves' giant mailbox.

Now through Dec 31, 2017

A Franciscan Christmas

Christian Moerlein Brewery

Downtown

Now through Dec 31, 2017

A Franciscan Christmas

Christian Moerlein Brewery

Downtown

Features nativity scenes from around world, Dickens Village, train display, Santa Claus collection and Christmas trees.

Features nativity scenes from around world, Dickens Village, train display, Santa Claus collection and Christmas trees.

Dec 15, 2017

Pictures with Santa

Anderson Dental Care

North

Dec 15, 2017

Pictures with Santa

Anderson Dental Care

North

Open house-style Christmas celebration. Free pictures with Santa, games and Christmas treats. Photographer on-hand to take pictures, but OK to bring own camera. Each family will be emailed at least one picture of each child.

Open house-style Christmas celebration. Free pictures with Santa, games and Christmas treats. Photographer on-hand to take pictures, but OK to bring own camera. Each family will be emailed at least one picture of each child.

Now through Jan 14, 2018

Lawrenceburg's Ice Rink

Todd Creech Park

South

Now through Jan 14, 2018

Lawrenceburg's Ice Rink

Todd Creech Park

South

Ice rink and Winter Wonderland activities in Lawrenceburg. Closed Mondays and Christmas Day.

Ice rink and Winter Wonderland activities in Lawrenceburg. Closed Mondays and Christmas Day.

Now through Dec 22, 2017

Nieman Tree Farm

A.J. Nieman Nursery

North

Now through Dec 22, 2017

Nieman Tree Farm

A.J. Nieman Nursery

North

Cut your own Scotch Pine $5 per foot. Other varieties $6-$9 per foot. Balled and burlapped trees $45 and up. Fresh evergreen centerpieces, wreaths, swags, roping and custom designs for sale. Complimentary hot chocolate and cookies on weekends.

Cut your own Scotch Pine $5 per foot. Other varieties $6-$9 per foot. Balled and burlapped trees $45 and up. Fresh evergreen centerpieces, wreaths, swags, roping and custom designs for sale. Complimentary hot chocolate and cookies on weekends.

Dec 15, 2017

Home for the Holidays

5th Street Gallery

Downtown

Dec 15, 2017

Home for the Holidays

5th Street Gallery

Downtown

See historic Shillito Elves in gallery windows. Children can make paper elf ornament. Meet artists, enjoy light refreshments and more.

See historic Shillito Elves in gallery windows. Children can make paper elf ornament. Meet artists, enjoy light refreshments and more.

Now through Dec 30, 2017

Christmas Town

Creation Museum

South

Now through Dec 30, 2017

Christmas Town

Creation Museum

South

Live nativity, outdoor lights, concerts and festivities. Through Dec. 30.

Live nativity, outdoor lights, concerts and festivities. Through Dec. 30.

Now through Dec 30, 2017

WinterFest

Kings Island

North

Now through Dec 30, 2017

WinterFest

Kings Island

North

Winter wonderland of holiday decor and seasonal treats. Through Dec. 30.

Winter wonderland of holiday decor and seasonal treats. Through Dec. 30.

Now through Jan 01, 2018

PNC Festival of Lights

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden

North

Now through Jan 01, 2018

PNC Festival of Lights

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden

North

Holiday lights strung throughout the Zoo, Madcap Puppets in black-light, New Wild Lights Show on Swan Lake, train rides, themed areas and more. Through Jan. 1.

Holiday lights strung throughout the Zoo, Madcap Puppets in black-light, New Wild Lights Show on Swan Lake, train rides, themed areas and more. Through Jan. 1.

Now through Dec 31, 2017

Holiday in Lights

Sharon Woods

North

Now through Dec 31, 2017

Holiday in Lights

Sharon Woods

North

Drive-through outdoor lights and themed figures display. Through Dec 31.

Drive-through outdoor lights and themed figures display. Through Dec 31.

Now through Dec 23, 2017

Santaland

Sharon Woods

North

Now through Dec 23, 2017

Santaland

Sharon Woods

North

Hot chocolate, baked goodies, live family-friendly entertainment, train display and photos with Santa. Through Dec. 23.

Hot chocolate, baked goodies, live family-friendly entertainment, train display and photos with Santa. Through Dec. 23.

Now through Jan 01, 2018

Christmas Nights of Lights

Coney Island

North

Now through Jan 01, 2018

Christmas Nights of Lights

Coney Island

North

Features 2-mile car ride through Christmas displays and light shows. Sing along to sounds of the season synchronized to each display. Through Jan 1.

Features 2-mile car ride through Christmas displays and light shows. Sing along to sounds of the season synchronized to each display. Through Jan 1.

Now through Dec 24, 2017

North Pole Express

Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad

North

Now through Dec 24, 2017

North Pole Express

Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad

North

Santa and his elves spend time with each family. Every child receives bell from Santa's sleigh. Through Dec. 24.

Santa and his elves spend time with each family. Every child receives bell from Santa's sleigh. Through Dec. 24.

Now through Dec 30, 2017

Nativity Experience

Comboni Mission Center

North

Now through Dec 30, 2017

Nativity Experience

Comboni Mission Center

North

Get immersed in Holy Land in room-sized, animated Nativity display. Shop, tour museum, scavenger hunt. Fun for entire family.

Get immersed in Holy Land in room-sized, animated Nativity display. Shop, tour museum, scavenger hunt. Fun for entire family.

Now through Jan 01, 2018

Holiday Lights on the Hill

Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum

North

Now through Jan 01, 2018

Holiday Lights on the Hill

Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum

North

Drive-through exhibit with more than a million lights and laser light displays. Through Jan. 1.

Drive-through exhibit with more than a million lights and laser light displays. Through Jan. 1.

Now through Dec 31, 2017

Light Up Middletown

Smith Park

North

Now through Dec 31, 2017

Light Up Middletown

Smith Park

North

Drive-thru fantasy light display. Admission by donation. Photos with Santa Fridays and Saturdays.

Drive-thru fantasy light display. Admission by donation. Photos with Santa Fridays and Saturdays.

Now through Dec 31, 2017

Christmas Glow

Land of Illusion

North

Now through Dec 31, 2017

Christmas Glow

Land of Illusion

North

Haunted scream park trades scary for cheery this holiday season. Visit Christmas Village and drive through light display featuring famous landmarks from around world.

Haunted scream park trades scary for cheery this holiday season. Visit Christmas Village and drive through light display featuring famous landmarks from around world.

Now through Dec 31, 2017

Light Up the Levee

Newport on the Levee

South

Now through Dec 31, 2017

Light Up the Levee

Newport on the Levee

South

Featuring more than one million LED lights dancing in synchronization to holiday music. Lights dance every 20 minutes. Through Jan. 2.

Featuring more than one million LED lights dancing in synchronization to holiday music. Lights dance every 20 minutes. Through Jan. 2.

Now through Dec 30, 2017

A Christmas Carol

Playhouse in the Park

Downtown

Now through Dec 30, 2017

A Christmas Carol

Playhouse in the Park

Downtown

Faithful storytelling and spellbinding stage magic make this family favorite a must-see for the holidays.

Faithful storytelling and spellbinding stage magic make this family favorite a must-see for the holidays.

Now through Jan 15, 2018

ChristmasTime at the Ark: Encounter the Wonder

Ark Encounter

South

Now through Jan 15, 2018

ChristmasTime at the Ark: Encounter the Wonder

Ark Encounter

South

10-minute laser 3-D video show depicts Biblical tale of Noah's Ark projected on side of building. Shown 3 times per evening at 7 p.m., 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. Through Jan. 15.

10-minute laser 3-D video show depicts Biblical tale of Noah's Ark projected on side of building. Shown 3 times per evening at 7 p.m., 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. Through Jan. 15.

Now through Dec 30, 2017

The Dancing Princesses

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati

Downtown

Now through Dec 30, 2017

The Dancing Princesses

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati

Downtown

Whimsical adaptation of classic fairy tale about kingdom where enchanting mystery is afoot.

Whimsical adaptation of classic fairy tale about kingdom where enchanting mystery is afoot.

Now through Dec 17, 2017

Cinderella

Taft Theatre

Downtown

Now through Dec 17, 2017

Cinderella

Taft Theatre

Downtown

With plenty of audience participation, humor and outlandish characters, boys and girls will love this classic fairy tale set to pop music.

With plenty of audience participation, humor and outlandish characters, boys and girls will love this classic fairy tale set to pop music.

Now through Mar 31, 2018

Cincinnati Cyclones Hockey

U.S. Bank Arena

Downtown

Now through Mar 31, 2018

Cincinnati Cyclones Hockey

U.S. Bank Arena

Downtown

Dec 15, 2017

Holiday at Hoppers

Clifton Performance Theatre

North

Dec 15, 2017

Holiday at Hoppers

Clifton Performance Theatre

North

After events of Stranger Things 2, Chief Jim Hopper loses Christmas spirit, and kids and other town characters are determined to help him get it back.

After events of Stranger Things 2, Chief Jim Hopper loses Christmas spirit, and kids and other town characters are determined to help him get it back.

Now through Dec 16, 2017

Rockin' Saturday

Rockin'Jump Cincinnati

West

Now through Dec 16, 2017

Rockin' Saturday

Rockin'Jump Cincinnati

West

Dec 16, 2017

Kids Free Days presented by Cincinnati Children's Hospital

Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum

Downtown

Dec 16, 2017

Kids Free Days presented by Cincinnati Children's Hospital

Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum

Downtown

Children under age of 17 may view museum free of charge while also learning about difference between Urgent Care and Emergency room.

Children under age of 17 may view museum free of charge while also learning about difference between Urgent Care and Emergency room.

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