Gift Ideas for Local Classes and Experiences around Cincinnati & Dayton

Don’t struggle with the hottest trends in toys or tech: Give the gift of local fun this holiday season! With the help of our trusted advertisers, we’ve compiled a guide to great local classes and experiences sure to make them smile.



Broadway in Cincinnati

We bring the finest national touring productions – musicals, plays and family shows – directly to you in Cincinnati, including the upcoming productions of Anastasia, January 3-15, and Annie, February 7-12,

Phone: (513) 621-2787
Address: 650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Give the Gift of Fun at EnterTRAINment Junction!

Looking for a unique gift for someone this Christmas? Give a gift certificate to EnterTRAINment Junction! Perfect for all ages, an EnterTRAINment gift certificate can be used to explore the World’s Largest Indoor Train Display, laugh your way thru the hilarious A-Maze-N FunHouse. Of course, kids will love the indoor play area and everyone can use it to shop for something fun in our hobby & toy store.

Phone: (513) 898-8000
Address: 7379 Squire Ct, West Chester Township, OH 45069

Wonderland Playground

Wonderland Playground was built for fun! Our space was designed for ages 1-8 with several different play areas. In addition to play areas, Wonderland has a nursing room, a cafe with snacks and beverages and free wi-fi. Purchase play passes for gifting online at:

Phone: (513) 440-6770

Address: 8255 Beechmont Ave., Cincinnati

Goldfish Swim School

Goldfish Swim School is the premier learn to swim facility for children 4mo-12yrs old. Locations in Anderson, West Chester, and soon to be Kenwood! Purchase a Holiday package for $199.

Phone: (513) 719-6800

West Chester: 7058 Ridgetop Dr., West Chester, OH 45069

Anderson: 8253 Beechmont Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45255

The Lost Art

A leading etiquette trainer in Cincinnati, OH we passionately educate our Little Ambassadors (5–7), Young Diplomats (8 – 13), and Future Professionals (14 – 18). As a result, your child will learn that social skills and proper behavior are essential in developing highly respected members of society.

Phone: (888) 354-4649
Address: 8371 Mason Montgomery Road, Suite 237, Mason

AquaTots Swim School

Give the gift that will also save lives: SWIM LESSONS! With locations in Beavercreek and Springboro, Aqua-Tots specializes in year-round, indoor swim lessons as early as four months old up to twelve years old. Aqua-Tots Swim Schools has been committed to saving lives worldwide, one swim lesson at a time.

Springboro: 716 N. Main St., Springboro | (937) 886-4321 Beavercreek: 2451 Lakeview Dr., Ste. 106, Beavercreek |
(937) 200-1120

Cincinnati Museum Center

Located in historic Union Terminal, Cincinnati Museum Center is an award-winning multi-museum complex featuring the Cincinnati History Museum, Museum of Natural History & Science, The Children’s Museum and OMNIMAX Theater.

Phone: (513) 287-7000
Address: 1301 Western Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45203

Cincinnati Ballet’s The Nutcracker

Cincinnati Ballet presents The Nutcracker December 15-24 at Music Hall. The whimsical production continues to wow audiences year after year, becoming a must-see for families. Share Clara’s candy-coated adventure to the Land of Sweets, as your family enjoys Tchaikovsky’s beloved score. When Clara receives a nutcracker on Christmas Eve, her dreams take her to a wondrous land where a fantastic cast of characters awaits. Tickets start at $29.

Phone: (513) 621-5282
Address: 1241 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202


LM&M Railroad

The Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad (LM&M Railroad) offers historic train rides in Warren County Ohio departing from downtown Lebanon. Passengers ride in vintage passenger cars behind a historic diesel locomotive. The LM&M Railroad offers the only family friendly train ride experience in Southwest Ohio. Themed events are held year-round for passengers of all ages.

Phone: (513) 933-8020

Address: 16  E. South Street, Lebanon

Woodland Lights Season Passes

The 30th Anniversary of Washington Township’s Woodland Lights brings SO many NEW reasons to celebrate! Santa visits, train and horse carriage rides along the 12 acres of lighted paths are back and brighter than ever! Special events, such as our popular character and pet nights, food trucks, nights with live animals, scavenger hunts and more will provide reasons to come over and over! NEW this year is our season pass, at $20 per person, to help all celebrate with holiday cheer all season long!

Phone: (937) 433-0130
Address: 895 Miamisburg Centerville Rd. Dayton

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