It’s a big weekend in Cincinnati as many events kick off for the holiday season! Check out our top picks for November 18-20, 2022:
Friday | 6p-9p | Summit Park
Fri-Sun | 6-10p | Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park
Journey Borealis returns to Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum for its 23rd consecutive year. Previously known as Holiday Lights on the Hill, you can experience Journey Borealis from the comfort of your own car as you make your way through scenic holiday displays, over one million lights, and featured independent artist installations.
Fri-Sun | All Day | Middletown
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 this holiday season!
Festival of Lights
Fri-Sun | 10a-10p | Cincinnati Zoo
In addition to admiring the beauty of 4 million LED lights, visitors can find the 5 Fiona fairies in Fairyland, take in a blacklight puppet show, marvel at the spectacular Wild Lights show on Swan Lake, or snack at one of two S’mores-n-More stands!
The North Pole Express
Fri-Sun | time varies | Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad
The North Pole Express, operated by the LM&M Railroad, is a magical event where everyone can experience the wonder of the holiday season as they journey down the train tracks of Warren County, Ohio. Passengers spend time with Santa and his elves on the 1 Hour & 15 minute festive train ride!
Walk in the Woods Art Show
Sat-Sun | 10a-5p | Cincinnati Nature Center
Cincinnati Nature Center is excited to host the annual Walk in the Woods exhibition in Rowe Visitor Center Auditorium. This holiday exhibition features local artists inspired by the beauty of a walk in the woods expressing themselves through a variety of media: photography, mixed media, painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, and fiber.