5 Things to do Christmas Weekend in Cincinnati

Christmas weekend is here! And Santa’s not the only big name comin’ to town this weekend — there are several holiday shows and events you won’t want to miss!

From Shen Yun to the Cincinnati Pops, here are 5 things to do Christmas (and Hanukkah!) weekend in Cincinnati:


Shen Yun 2017

Thursday, Dec. 22 and Friday, Dec. 23 at the Aronoff
This show is sure to mesmerize audiences of all ages: Shen Yun brings the profound spirit of this lost civilization to life on stage with unrivaled artistic mastery. Every dance movement, every musical note, makes this a stunning visual and emotional experience you won’t find anywhere else. Banned in communist China today, the non-profit Shen Yun is dedicated to reviving 5,000 years of civilization.

The Snowman with the Pops

Friday, Dec. 23 at the Taft Theatre
This Lollipops concert is sure to be a big hit with families — the Pops will perform Howard Blake’s beautiful score live as the movie plays in high definition over the stage.


Saturday, Dec. 24 and Sunday, Dec. 25 at the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati
Hannukuh starts on Christmas Eve this year, and there are lots of celebrations happening in Cincinnati! Find out about all the local events in our guide.

Light Up Middletown

Open daily through Dec. 31
Wanting to admire some holiday lights with the fam this weekend? Light Up Middletown is open all weekend long! Admission is by cash donation — you choose what you want to pay!

A Whimsical Wonderland

Open daily through Jan. 8
This Krohn holiday show is open all weekend long with modified hours. This is a fun holiday activity if you have family in town!

For more ideas, check out our Online Calendar.

From all of us at Cincinnati Parent, we hope you and your family have a happy holiday weekend!

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