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

Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Cincinnati is committed to bringing the very best of Broadway to the Tri-State including the upcoming Disney’s Frozen playing the Aronoff Center April 20 – May 1. Other titles in the 21/22 season include My Fair Lady, Ain’t Too Proud, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Hamilton.

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

Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum

Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum is a 350-acre sculpture park located in Hamilton, OH. The Park features an extensive collection of outdoor sculptures, an Ancient Sculpture Museum with a collection of Greek, Roman, Egyptian, Syrian and Etruscan antiquities, a Pioneer house dating back to the 1820’s, hiking trails and more.

Phone: (151) 386-8833
Address: 1763 Hamilton Cleves Road, Hamilton, OH 45013

Goldfish Swim School

With locations in West Chester and Anderson, Goldfish is the premier learn-to-swim facility for kids ages 4 months to 12 years. We use our holistic philosophy, The Science of SwimPlay®, to build life skills both in and out of the water using play-based learning in a fun and safe environment.

West Chester: 7058 Ridgetop Dr., West Chester, OH 45069, (513) 449-2751
Anderson: 8253 Beechmont Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45255 , (513) 813-5534

Taft Museum of Art

Save $75 on your holiday shopping lists with two gifts for the price of one, plus enjoy exclusive membership perks for our upcoming exhibition “Jane Austen: Fashion and Sensibility,” coming June 2022! Memberships include complimentary admission to this cinematic exhibition, entry is $18/adult.

Phone: (513) 241-0343
Address: 316 Pike Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Cincinnati Pops Orchestra’s Holiday Pops

Join John Morris Russell and the Cincinn ati Pops at one of Cincinnati’s most beloved traditions, Holiday Pops! Music, warmth, and laughter return to Music Hall as the Pops perform festive favorites complete with singers, dancers and even Santa himself! December 3-5 & 10-12. Kids’ tickets are just $15.

Phone: (513) 381-3300
Address: 1241 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

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

Join us for the magic of The Nutcracker, with sparkling choreography, awe-inspiring sets and costumes, and Tchaikovsky’s beloved score. When Clara receives a nutcracker on Christmas Eve, her dreams take her on a grand adventure. Follow Clara and her Nutcracker Prince to the wondrous Land of Sweets, where a fantastic cast of characters awaits. December 16-26 at Cincinnati Music Hall.

Phone: (513) 621-5282
Address: 1801 Gilbert Ave, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Dayton Ballet’s The Nutcracker

December 10 – 19, 2021 | Schuster Center
This holiday season, gather friends and family to celebrate the return of Dayton Ballet’s The Nutcracker, an enchanting ballet with a feel-good story about the wonder of childhood! Save 25% on tickets with promo code HOLIDAY21.

Phone: (937) 228-3630
Address: 1 West Second Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402

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