5 Can’t-Miss Holiday Events in Cincinnati this Weekend

This weekend’s events have us bursting into spontaneous rounds of Holly Jolly Christmas! From festive shows to feasts and even reindeerdog parades, this weekend is surely the most festive one of the season! You’ll want to sit down with your family and strategize out a way to fit them all in!

Here are 5 can’t-miss holiday events in Cincinnati weekend:


Swedish Christmas Buffet

Friday, Dec. 9 from 5-8 at IKEA West Chester
Did someone say meatballs? Celebrate the end of the week with a savory Swedish smorgasbord! It’s an all-you-can-eat buffet of ham, meatballs, cheeses and all sorts of Swedish treats.

Frisch’s Big Boy Presents The Nutcracker

Dec. 9-18 at the Aronoff Center
Cincinnati’s most beloved holiday tradition kicks off this weekend! Join Cincinnati Ballet at the Aronoff for the magic and wonder of The Nutcracker, with live music by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.

Mount Adams Reindog Parade 2016

Sat., Dec. 10 in Mt. Adams
This is definitely the most adorable holiday happening — and it’s free! The procession through the streets of Mt. Adams is led by Santa himself, and features lots of adorable, furry, four-legged parade participants.

Holly Days

Sat., Dec. 10-Sun., Dec. 11 at Heritage Village Museum
Travel back in time to feel the warmth and beauty of a 19th Century holiday season. Our historical buildings will be decked out with traditional decorations from the 1800’s. See our Village come alive with storytelling, craft making, model train displays, music, holiday treats, live music and more! Admission is $10 adults, $6 children 5-11. Children 4 & under and museum members are free. (Afterwards, stay and explore Santaland at the Sharon Centre!)

Elf the Musical Jr.

Dec. 10-18 at the Taft Theatre
Buddy’s Back! Join The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati for an upbeat, musical retelling of this modern Christmas classic.

For more holiday happenings around Cincinnati, click over to our Online Calendar!

Image credit: The Cincinnati Ballet.

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