Weekend Round Up to Kick Off Holiday Fun in Cincinnati

This weekend round up highlights many grand opening Holiday festivities including the Fountain Square Ice Rink and Celestial Holiday Train display at Krohn Conservatory!

Christkindlmarkt | Friday-Sunday Germania Park

Christkindlmarkt is the Cincinnati region’s oldest and most authentic German Christmas market. Based on traditional Christmas markets that are popular throughout Germany, our Christkindlmarkt is mostly under our covered pavilion and heated tents, with some booths and attractions outdoors. Friday 5pm-10pm, Saturday 11am-10pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm.

Underwater Scavenger Hunt Around the World | Friday-Sunday Newport Aquarium

Join in the fun as you explore the aquarium on an Underwater Scavenger Hunt Around The World! Look for hidden globes in select exhibits and learn fun facts about animals from different parts of the world. Use the hidden phrase you find to enter to win a family 4-pack of Annual Passes! Friday 10a-5p, Saturday 9a-7p, Sunday 10a-6p.

World Ballet Day Celebration | Friday-Sunday Music Hall

To celebrate World Ballet Day, Cincinnati Ballet is inviting the community to share dance with a friend and enjoy Carmina Burana and Extremely Close at Music Hall with a special offer – Buy one, get one 50% off to all performances. Tickets can be purchased here, use code PARTY at checkout.

Tree Trimming and Ornament Making | Saturday 10a-1p Fountain Square

A local artist will lead a holiday ornament crafting activity for patrons to enjoy during the Tree Trimming Party! This event is a part of the grand opening of The UC Health Ice Rink, presented by Fifth Third Bank and the arrival of the ProLink Staffing Holiday Tree presented by Macy’s. Registration for the rink is required to join in the tree-trimming party. Patrons should reserve the 10am skate and bumper car session to participate. Click here for reservation information.

Celestial Holiday Train Display | Saturday-Sunday 10a-8p Krohn Conservatory

Come to the Krohn Conservatory this holiday season to enjoy our Celestial Holiday. Krohn will be transformed into a glowing winter wonderland surrounded by the shimmering lights and twinkling stars. Join us for the unveiling of the newest landmark piece created by the talented artists of Applied Imagination, Music Hall!

Winter Craft Show | Saturday 10a-4p EnterTRAINment Junction

Come shop from local vendors and small businesses. A large variety to choose from! Perfect for all those last minute Christmas gifts. Show open from 10:00am-4:00pm in our Expo Room and admission to the show is free!

Youth Makers Market | Saturday 11a-3p Nakama Studio

Come to Nakama Studio to support Youth Makers and encourage their
growth as entrepreneurs! A food truck and coffee truck will be on site in addition to the amazing goods the youth artisans have for sale. Any entrepreneur/maker under 18 is welcome to set up and sell their goods. $10 for a space.

Pumpkin Chuck | Saturday 12-5p Stanbery Park

The Mount Washington Community Council is preparing for a busy chuck with the addition of a new trebuchet. Families are invited to bring their leftover pumpkins from the Halloween season to chuck down the Stanbery hill. For $5 each chuck, guests are allowed two rounds on the trebuchet.

Fall Market | Sunday 10a-4p Oakley Kitchen Food Hall

In an effort to make local reachable, the Fall Market will host a list of makers, growers and artisans to offer their wide variety of coffees, teas, handmade jewelry, hand-crafted woodwork, intricately-designed home décor, spices, extracts, oils, fiber art, locally produced vegetables, and much more!

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