Holiday Events in Cincinnati 2015

Holiday Events in Cincinnati

The Greater Cincinnati area has so much to offer during the holiday season. I’ve created a list of fun events and attractions to add to your list.

Special Upcoming Events not to miss!

Ongoing Events

Cincinnati Museum Center: Holiday TraditionsHoliday Events in Cincinnati Christmas tree (Nov. 2-Dec. 31)

“A Christmas Carol” at Playhouse in the Park (Nov. 25 – Dec. 30 )

Ice Skate at Fountain Square (Nov 1 -Feb 15 )

PNC Festival of Lights at the Cincinnati Zoo (Nov. 21 – Jan. 2 )

Holiday in Lights (Nov 20 -Jan. 2 )

Holiday Lights on the Hill (Nov. 20 – Jan. 3 )

The Nutcracker by the Cincinnati Ballet (Dec. 18- 27)

Macy’s Downtown Dazzle (Nov.28 , Dec. 5 & 12 )Cincinnati Music Hall

A Chistmas Story: the Musical (Nov 4- Dec. 31)

FREE Weekend Carriage Rides (Nov 29-Dec 1, Dec. 7-8, 14-15, 21-22- Dec 14)

Krohn Holiday Show: Poinsettia Express (Nov. 14 -Jan 3)

Antique Christmas at the Taft Museum of Art (Nov 6 – Jan. 3 )

Scuba Santa at Newport Aquarium (Nov. 27 – Dec.31 )

Beach Mountain snow tubing  (Begins Nov 20)

Holiday Junction at the Cincinnati Museum Center (Nov 6 – Jan 3 )

Holiday Toy Trains at The Behringer- Crawford Museum (Nov 21  -Jan. 17 )

Festival of Lights at Cincinnati ZooChristmas at EnterTRAINment Junction (Nov. 14- Jan 2)

BRICKmas at Newport on the Levee (Nov. 24 – Jan.1)

Christmastown at the Creation Museum

(most Fridays and all Saturdays in December)

Christmas Ranch (Nov. 27 -Dec. 31 )

Holiday Giving Tree Program (Nov. 21- Dec. 13)

Light up Middletown (Nov. 26- Dec. 31)

White Christmas on Broadway(Nov. 24- Dec. 6)

Gingerbread House Display (Nov. 27-Dec. 29)Music Hall

Big Tree Plantation (Nov. 28 – Dec. 23)

12 Days of Christmas (Nov. 30- Dec.12)

12 Days of Christmas in Montgomery (Dec. 1-12)

Dec 4-23 “Awaited” A Christmas Show at Crossroads

Perfect North Slopes tubing and snow skiing


NovemberKrohn Conservatory

Nov. 6-8 Hearth Warming Holiday

Nov. 6-22 Christmas Belles

Nov. 7 Holiday Tree Installation

Nov. 7 Fighting Hunger 5K

Nov. 14 Santa’s Frosty Follies

Nov. 13-15 Greater Cincinnati Holiday Market

Holiday Church ChoirNov. 19 Miami Township Holiday Parade

Nov. 20-22 ChristKindlmarkt

Nov. 21 Holiday in Lights 5K

Nov. 21 Studio Collection Annual Holiday Sale

Nov. 21 US Bank Ice Rink at Fountain Square opens

Nov. 24 Turkey Bowl

Nov.26- 30 A Christmas Carol at Playhouse in the Park

Nov. 27-28 Hometown HolidaysHoliday in Lights

Nov. 27 Macy’s Light up the Square

Nov. 27 -Dec. 30 Niederman Family Farm Christmas 

Nov. 28 Crafty Supermarket Holiday Show

Nov. 28 Home Alone with the Cincinnati Pops

Nov. 28 Santa’s Workshop at Washington Park

Nov. 28 Macy’s Downtown Dazzle

Nov. 28-29 Christmas in the CountryHorse

Nov. 28- 30 Cincideutsch Christkindlmarkt (11-9pm)

Nov. 28 Deerfield Township Tree Lighting

Nov. 28-29 North Pole Express

Nov. 29 Macy’s Light up the Square  (6-9)

Nov.29 Macy’s Downtown Dazzle


12 Days of Christmas in Montgomery (Dec. 1-12)Cincinnati sign

Dec. 1-28 A Christmas Carol at Playhouse in the Park

Dec. 3 Holiday Remembrance Service

Dec. 4 Trans Siberian Orchestra

Dec. 4 Ornament Blow

Dec. 4-5 Christmas Town

Dec. 4-5 Oxford Holiday Festival 

Dec. 5 Light Up FairfieldChristmas Lights

Dec. 5 Lebanon Horse Drawn Carriage Parade & Festival

Dec. 5 Luminaria

Dec. 5 Independence Christmas Walk

Dec. 5 Macy’s Downtown Dazzle

Dec. 4-6 North Pole Express

Dec. 4-6 Christmas in the Village of Waynesville

Dec. 5-6 CCM Prestige Event: Feast of CarolsAwaited

Dec. 4-13 A Charlie Brown Christmas

Dec 4-23 “Awaited” A Christmas Show at Crossroads (free)

Dec. 5 Santa’s Workshop

Dec. 5-6 Redsfest 

Dec 4-5 Christmas Saengerfest

Dec. 6 German Village Christmas Walk

Dec 5,6,11,12 13th Annual Victorian Holiday VillageChristmas Town

Dec 6 Santa Sunday

Dec. 9 Rudolph the Red- Nosed Reindeer- The Musical 

Dec. 9 Tommy Emmanuel: Classic and Christmas Concert

Dec. 10 Happy Holidays with the Mighty Wurlitzer 

Dec. 10-13 North Pole Express

Dec. 10-13 Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells

Dec. 11 Hadel’s Messiah Holiday Church Choir

Dec. 11 The Elves and the Shoemaker

Dec 10-13 Old Kentucky Christmas (free)

Dec. 11-12 Christmas Town

Dec. 12-13 Christmas on the Corner of Main and Elm

Dec. 11-13 Holiday Pops 

Dec. 12 Holiday Raku Firing

Dec. 12 Macy’s Downtown DazzleFestival of Lights

Dec. 12 Christmas in Loveland

Dec. 12-13 The Polar Express

Dec. 13 Manheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis

Dec 12 Light up OTR (free)

Dec 13,14 Old Kentucky Christmas (free)

Dec. 13 Macy’s Downtown Dazzle (free)

Dec. 13 Santa SundayChurch at Chirstmas

Dec 14 Antique Christmas at the Taft Museum of Art

(Free on Sundays)

Dec. 15 Michael W. Smith

Dec. 17-22 North Pole Express

Dec. 18-19 Christmas Town

Dec. 18- 27 The Nutcracker

Dec 19  Over the Rhine at the Taft TheatreCandlelight Service

Dec. 20 Handel’s Messiah 

Dec 20 Santa Sunday

Dec. 26 Christmas Town

Dec. 28 Christmas Town

Dec. 31 New Years Eve 2015: Fly Me to the Moon

Dec. 31 Happy Zoo Year 

All events were accurate at the time of this posting but make sure that you double check with the event source before the event in case there are any changes or cancellations. Click the link for the event’s website. 




    • Nedra McDaniel says

      I’m so sorry to hear about your loss Claudia. I lost my mom 11 years ago and I know how hard the holidays can be. I have some of my favorite pictures of her on ornaments on my tree and display some of her favorite decorations to remember her.

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