5 Things to do the Final Weekend of 2016 in Cincinnati

We blinked — and it’s the last weekend of 2016. (See our top 16 features of 2016 here!) Several big-name holiday displays close their doors after this weekend, so we’re sharing the ones you’ll definitely want to check out. If you’ve had enough of the holidays, we suggest taking the fam to The Beach Mountain for some fast-paced family fun, or admiring the 122-foot Viking ship at the Museum Center. Whatever you do, make it a great New Year’s Weekend!

Here are 5 things to do the final weekend of 2016 in Cincinnati:


Family Tube Night at the Beach Mountain

Fri., Dec. 30, 4-9 p.m.
Get your thrills at The Beach Mountain! It’s Family Tube Night: get 4 snow tubing admission tickets for $50! This season features real snow, real fun and serious snow tubing!

PNC Festival of Lights

Sat., Dec. 31 from 5-10 p.m.
It’s the final weekend of this beloved holiday tradition — and the Zoo’s pulling out all the stops on New Year’s Eve for the 8th annual Happy ZOO Year! Activities will include shows of Winter Wonders by Madcap Puppets, a meet and greet with Father Time and Baby ZOO Year and the Zoo will cap off all celebrations with an EARLY countdown with fireworks presented by Rozzi Fireworks.

New Years Fireworks with the Cincinnati Cyclones

Sat., Dec. 31 at 6:30 p.m. at U.S. Bank Arena
End your 2016 in a family friendly setting with the Cyclones with this special 6:30 p.m. start time. Immediately following the game the Cyclones will once again host Indoor Fireworks!

The Lights at Clifton Mill

Sat., Dec. 31 from 5-8 p.m. in Clifton Mill, OH
This spectacular lights display is well worth the drive! Dec. 31 is the final day of lights for the season — so bundle up and enjoy! The show ends at 8 p.m. — early enough to get home and see the ball drop on TV (in your jammies!).

Vikings: Beyond the Legend

Display up through April; Museum Center open all weekend long
Explore the rich, often-misunderstood Viking culture through a rare collection of artifacts and fresh insights revealed through new archaeological discoveries that gives you a real look into the lives of Vikings and shows why they continue to capture our imagination. Read all about this display in our feature here.

Have a safe and happy New Year’s, Cincinnati Parents!

Feature image courtesy of The Beach Mountain.

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