7 Holiday Weekend Events Around Cincinnati

December 9-11, 2022

Another holiday weekend in Southwest Ohio packed full of family fun! Bundle up the kids and explore something new at one of these totally awesome family events:

Holiday Pops | Fri-Sun showtimes vary | Music Hall

It’s not the holidays until it’s Holiday Pops! Experience the splendor of Music Hall decked out like a winter wonderland, and feel the warmth as JMR and the Pops perform beloved holiday classics. The Annie Moses Band, who wowed Pops audiences at Riverbend last summer, adds to the joy that makes Holiday Pops the perfect tradition.

Magic of Christmas | Friday 1:30 | Monroe Branch

Come learn how the reindeer fly and how Rudolph got his red nose! You’ll also learn how Santa gets up and down the chimney, all the presents in his sleigh, and how he is able to get around the world in just one night. Learn about magic Snow Fairies while waiting to take pictures with Santa at Midpointe Library Monroe!

Christmas on the Farm | Saturday 10a-5p | Carriage Hill MetroPark

Christmas is a time for family and traditions to come together to form memories. A Victorian Christmas and its many different traditions will be presented. From cards to holiday fun foods, various aspects of Christmas will be discussed in this festive event.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Jr. | Sat-Dec 19 | Taft Theatre

The holiday classic soars off the screen in this 60-minute musical adaptation of the beloved television special. Filled with holiday fun hits like “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “A Holly Jolly Christmas,” Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer™ JR. features all of your favorite characters including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and, of course, Rudolph. It’s an adventure that teaches us that what makes you different can be what makes you special at the Cincinnati Children’s Theatre.

Batavia Holiday Makers Mart | Sat 11a-4p | Nakama Studio

Come get some holiday shopping checked off of your list, while also supporting a variety of small local businesses that operate in your own community. Choose local products for your gifts this year! Coffee and Lunch will be available for purchase from local food trucks. A variety of kid crafts and activities will be offered during the event. Santa will visit during this special market at Nakama!

Isle of the Misfit Toys | Sat 1-4p | Miami Whitewater

Whether they are broken or repaired, smashed or standing tall, all toys are invited to join us where no one is turned away. Come to the Isle of Misfit Toys and explore an interactive and family friendly winter holiday event. Help these misfit toys find a home as we help you build your own keepsakes by recycling discarded toys and creating their fairytale backstories!

A Quiet Christmas | Sat-Sun 12-4p | Heritage Village Museum

This sensory friendly event allows families/groups of up to eight people to have a private half hour session in the Christmas Cottage. Visitors will spend time with Father Christmas and enjoy a craft and a cookie. Bring your camera for photo ops.

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