Top 5 Holiday Events in Cincinnati this Weekend

With just two weekends to go until the Big Day, it’s Christmas Crunch Time in Cincinnati!

Not to worry; we looked through the Online Calendar and found our top 5 holiday events in Cincinnati this weekend! From the Cincinnati Ballet’s The Nutcracker to Washington Park’s Santa’s Workshop and Holiday Market, it’s going to be a festive weekend here in Cincinnati.

Frisch’s Big Boy Presents The Nutcracker
Nov. 14-24 at Music Hall
The nationally-celebrated holiday tradition returns to Music Hall after 11 years! Embark on a journey with Clara and her Nutcracker Prince, and follow the Snow Queen and her King to the Land of Sweets, where the Sugar Plum Fairy and Cavalier are waiting to embrace you with treats and exotic celebrations. {For even more fun, check out the Nutcracker Luncheon at Music Hall on Dec. 16!}

Dec. 15-17 at the Taft Theatre
​For the holidays, TCT will treat audiences to a Cinderella Christmas. In this hilarious holiday panto, you’ll jeer at the deliciously dysfunctional stepmother and sisters as much as you’ll cheer for Cinderella in her quest to attend the magnificent Christmas Ball. Read our review of this fun holiday show here.

Holiday Market at Washington Park
Nov. 16 from 5-10 pm
Shop local this holiday season! The Holiday Market at Washington Park is a festive event featuring loads of cheer and one-of-a-kind gifts. Browsing is free, but you might want to set aside a shopping allowance! {Tip: Come a little early for a free pic with Santa from 1-3 pm!}

Snowman Swim at Goldfish Swim School
Nov. 15 from 6:30-8 pm at Goldfish Swim School West Chester
Join us for our Snowman Swim! This evening of fun includes open family swim, holiday themed crafts and activities, snacks, and more! For details, call 513-857-1700 or email [email protected]. Cost is $5/swimmer with a $15/family max.

Brunch with Santa at Winton Woods
Nov. 17 at Winton Woods/Mill Race Banquet Center
Start a family holiday tradition! Celebrate holiday cheer with Santa and enjoy a delicious buffet of more than 25 items. Santa will greet children and listen to wish lists. Each child will receive one complimentary photo. Advance registration is required. Tickets are $18.35/adult, $8.75/child ages 2–12 plus tax and free for children under 2.

Looking for even more holiday fun? Check out our Epic Holiday Roundup, which has all our holiday features and picks – in one place!

Photo credit: Cincinnati Ballet

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