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Enter the 12 Days of Holiday Giveaways!

It’s the season of giving and we are getting into the spirit with help from our advertising partners. From December 1-12, we’ll be giving away exciting prizes each day.


Day 1: 1 Year Gold Family Membership to the Cincinnati Zoo

The Cincinnati Zoo was rated the #1 Zoo in the Country by USAToday. Now is a great time to become a Cincinnati Zoo member, with all membership levels currently on sale. Membership includes Year Round Unlimited Admission and Parking + Unlimited rides on the Train & Carousel + One FREE Guest per visit, a $234 value.

*Winner: Emily D.!

Day 2: 4 Tickets to The North Pole Express at Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad

Experience the Joy of the Holidays aboard the North Pole Express. The North Pole Express, operated by the LM&M Railroad, is a magical event where everyone can experience the wonder of the holiday season as they journey down the train tracks of Warren County, Ohio. Passengers spend time with Santa and his elves on the 1 Hour & 15 minute festive train ride. Train cars are decorated with holiday lights and decorations, adding to the cheer found throughout the event. Celebrate the holidays with us at the Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad and experience this magical event with your family and friends. All children will receive a souvenir bell and Holiday cookie. Hot Chocolate will be available for purchase at the station; you are welcome to bring it on board for the ride! *tickets based on availability, date of your choice

*Winners: Elizabeth D., Kate B.!

Day 3: 1 Carload to Coney Island’s Nights of Lights

Coney Island’s Nights of Lights is the region’s largest and best drive-through holiday light spectacular! You and your family will stay warm and dry as you experience more than 2 million lights, all moving perfectly in sync with festive and fun holiday music.
Visitors of all ages and mobilities will be awed by larger-than-life Christmas trees, glowing snowflakes, dancing candy canes, fantastic tunnels of lights, and more! Open NIGHTLY from dusk until 10pm through December 31st!


PLUS, 4 Tickets to EnterTRAINment Junction

Voted Ohio’s Best Family Entertainment Center, EnterTRAINment Junction is unlike any indoor family entertainment center. You can marvel at the World’s Largest Indoor Train Display, laugh your way thru the hilarious A-Maze-N FunHouse,and slide, climb and play in our children’s play area. Be sure to stop and shop for something fun in our hobby & toy store. Perfect for all ages!

*Winner: Sally S.!

Day 4: 4 Tickets to the Cincinnati Ballet’s The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker presented by Sheakley Family returns in December, celebrating a favorite holiday tradition. With spectacular choreography by Victoria Morgan, grand sets and costumes, and a beloved story, The Nutcracker also presents a remarkable cast of characters such as the Snow Queen and King, Sugar Plum Fairy and Cavalier, mischievous mice, brave toy soldiers, chicks and Minnie the Poodle.

The narrative follows a girl named Clara who receives a nutcracker on Christmas Eve. Her dreams take her on a great adventure to the amazing Land of Sweets. Accompanying this winter fantasy is the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra performing Tchaikovsky’s melodic score. Dozens of local young performers join Cincinnati Ballet onstage for these performances. It’s a spectacular holiday treat for the entire family!


*Winner: Erin C.!

Day 5: $100 Gift Card to Once Upon A Child

Win a gift card, good at any location… perfect for toys, jammies, clothes, toys and more! Visit your favorite local store to finish your holiday shopping!


PLUS, 4 Tickets to Middletown’s Holiday Whopla

Located in historic and charming downtown Middletown, the third annual Middletown Holiday Whopla features a state of the art ice skating rink, beer & wine garden, food trucks, and Holiday Whoville train rides. It is surrounded by larger than life interactive light displays, nestled amongst specialty shops, bars, restaurants, and so much more. Also included with the prize is a 1 hour igloo rental! Continue a family tradition or start a new one with us this holiday season! Open through January 15, 2024.

Winner: Joyce G.!

Day 6: 4 Tickets to Land of Illusion’s Christmas Glow

Southwest Ohio’s largest drive-thru lights event, with more than 3.8 million lights at this two-mile-long Christmas Around the World drive-thru experience. Visit Santa at the Christmas Village Santa Workshop or just take in the majestic lights of the 45-foot Christmas Tree as you and yours warm by the gas fire pits. Open through December 30, 2023.

4 Passes to Pogo Pass Cincinnati

Pogo Pass is your ticket to some of the best family attractions in Cincinnati! Explore the Cincinnati Zoo, Cincinnati Museum Center, EnterTRAINment Junction and much more (over 14 local venues)! The Pogo Pass is completely digital and good for one full year! Give your kids the gift of EXPERIENCES this holiday season with Pogo Pass! For a full line-up of venues, click here. (a $399.92 value!)

*Winner: Ashley C.!

Day 7: 5 Tickets to Woodland Lights

Woodland Lights offers a fantasy land of holiday lights and displays along the half-mile paved path. The month-long festival has more lights, more vignettes, and the same winter whimsy that enchants thousands of visitors each year. Plus, more special event nights than ever before! Open through December 30, 2023. 


PLUS, a Family 5-pack of Admission to Five Rivers MetroParks Ice Rink at RiverScape MetroPark

Enjoy a family evening of skating at the region’s largest outdoor ice rink located along the scenic Great Miami River in downtown Dayton! Package includes admission, skate rental and hot chocolate for five people. Skate helpers and warming areas available. Also includes skate rentals and cocoa, valued at $50.

*Winner: Andrew H.!

Day 8:  Holiday Package from Goldfish Swim School

Gift the Golden Experience! Bring health, happiness and joy to their world, and peace of mind to yours. Unwrap the gift of water safety today!

This year, Cincinnati-area Goldfish locations are offering the following holiday package (3 yrs & older):

  • 6 weeks of Swim Lessons
  • 2 Goldfish Swim School Storyboard Books
  • A pair of Goggles
  • 4 Family Swim Passes
  • $199 ($337 value)

Anderson location: 8253 Beechmont Ave Cincinnati, OH 45255; Kenwood location: 8261 Pine Road Cincinnati, OH 45236West Chester location: 7058 Ridgetop Dr. West Chester, OH 45069

*Winner: Christiane S.!

Day 9: 1 Year Family Membership to the Cincinnati Museum Center

An experience shared together. One that sparks excited dinner table conversations about dinosaurs. It’s the holiday tradition of bringing out-of-town family to see the Duke Energy Holiday Trains. It’s making lasting memories with family and friends.

*Winner: Mary P.!

Day 10: 1 Year Family Membership to the Dayton Society of Natural History 

Experience the wonders of discovery with a DSNH Family Membership. This year-round pass gets you unlimited access to both the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery and SunWatch Indian Village/Archaeological Park, a 10% discount in both gift shops, early access to certain events and programming, and so much more! $135 value.


PLUS, 1 Entry to Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland in Dayton

ALL NEW Drive Through Light Show Opens Tomorrow at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds! ALL NEW, Award Winning, Drive Through Light Show Synchronized to Music Now at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds! 

Get ready for a big dose of Christmas cheer with Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland! Immerse yourself in the magic of the season as you journey through custom-built light displays synchronized to the joyful melodies of Christmas from the comfort of your own car. Prepare to be awestruck by our mesmerizing 300-foot RGB tunnel, where a symphony of colors dances before your eyes, multiple 50-foot-tall Christmas trees, a sprawling carpet of lights the size of a football field, walls of lights, traditional Christmas scenes, and so much more! Nightly through January 7.  

*Winner: Andrew H.!

Day 11: 5 Tickets to Disney’s Finding Nemo JR. presented by The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati

Explore the big blue world with this lively new stage musical based on the beloved Pixar film! Disney’s Finding Nemo JR. is a 60-minute musical adaptation of the beloved 2003 Pixar movie Finding Nemo, with new music by award-winning songwriting team Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez.

Featuring memorable songs such as “Just Keep Swimming,” “Fish Are Friends Not Food,” and “Go With the Flow,” Finding Nemo JR. brings a vibrant underwater world to life on stage in a story full of family, friendship, and adventure. For Ages 4+, shows April 20 – 21, 26 – 28, 2024.

Winner: Brittany T.!

Day 12: 4 Tickets to King’s Island’s Winterfest 

WinterFest is an unforgettable holiday experience where Kings Island transforms into 12 enchanting winter wonderlands. Voted in 2022 as one of the top Theme Park Holiday Events in the country by USA TODAY readers, the annual event features ice skating on the Royal Fountain, the Eiffel Tower turned into a magical Christmas tree, the WinterFest Wonderland Parade, more than seven million lights and live entertainment throughout the park. Plus, experience more than 20 rides including Mystic Timbers and Kings Mills Antique Autos. Cincinnati’s premier holiday event is open on select nights in November and December. You won’t want to miss this amazing Christmas event that the entire family can enjoy. Select Nights through December 31, 2023. $29.99/ticket value. 

*Winner: Angie S. + Hazel C.!


Enter to win here: 

One winner will be chosen each day and notified via email. Please be sure to check the days in which you are most interested in being selected to win at the bottom of the form. (You can pick multiple days) Good Luck!

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