Holiday Fun This Weekend in Dayton and Cincinnati

December 17-18, 2022

One more week until Christmas! This weekend is bursting with holiday fun around Southwest Ohio, where are you heading?!

Breakfast with Santa | Scene 75 | Saturday 9a-11a

Santa Claus will be making an appearance throughout Scene 75 and while you enjoy a hot breakfast buffet! Afterwards, take a stroll out on the game floor! If you bundle your tickets with game cards, you can make a truly fun morning that your little ones will remember for a lifetime!

City Flea Holiday Market | Washington Park | Saturday-Sunday

Finish up your holiday shopping in OTR with all your favorite local vendors! Saturday 11a-4p Early Bird Market, Saturday 4p-9p Full Evening Market, Sunday 11a-5p Day 2 with all new market vendors.

Family Create Date | McHarper Manor | Saturday 1-2:30p

Finding time to get creative with kids can be hard, especially around the holidays- but we’ve made it simple: sign up, show up, and create some happy holiday decor! Join us for a fun afternoon of painting your very own ceramic pieces with the special people in your life; the memories of this festive fun session will last a lifetime. *cover photo by McHarper Manor

Amazing Christmas Party | City on a Hill | Saturday 2p-6p

Hosted by the non-denominational City on a Hill, the Amazing Christmas Party is a free event for the community! There will be ice skating, face painting, pictures with Santa and more.

Winter Drive-In | Hueston Woods | Saturday 5p

Bring your favorite blanket and meet at the beach for some winter fun! Hueston Woods will be hosting a FREE drive in movie night! They will be showing the Polar Express and How the Grinch Stole Christmas. There will be plenty of food trucks serving popcorn, hot chocolate, and other accompaniments to these holiday favorite movies!

Journey Borealis | Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park | Nightly 6-10p

As an annual tradition at Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum, Journey Borealis: Holiday Lights on the Hill will light up the park with over one million holiday lights as well as dazzling scenic displays. We invite you and your family to take in this spectacular show from the comfort of your own car as you get in the holiday spirit!

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A Holiday Evening | Carriage Hill Farm | Saturday 6-8p

Join the MetroParks for a candlelit Christmas evening. Stroll through the farm and experience what it was like at night. Watch some historic crafts, see some historic cooking in the summer kitchen and explore the barn in the evening. A bonfire will also make the evening complete as an old-fashioned Victorian Christmas will come to life.

Holly Jolly Days Special Craft | Behringer-Crawford Museum | Saturday 11a-3p

Join the Beringer-Crawford Museum for the last special craft day of the season. Included with admission, families can enjoy the Holly Jolly Days after their craft, complete with the adored train display, White Christmas exhibit and Winter Wonderland.

Holiday Whopla | Downtown Middletown | Daily

Located in historic and charming downtown Middletown, the third annual Middletown Holiday Whopla features a state of the art ice skating rink, beer & wine garden, food trucks, and Holiday Whoville train rides. It is surrounded by larger than life interactive light displays, nestled amongst specialty shops, bars, restaurants, and so much more. Continue a family tradition or start a new one with us this holiday season!

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