This Weekend: December 13–16

From excellent shopping small opportunities for the holidays** to “Santa Paws” events, a Local Gift Guide to shopping small, New Year’s Eve events, and things to do through the holidays, check out what is going on around Cincinnati This Weekend. Be sure it includes shopping local for the holiday season!

  • For a full rundown of “Santa Paws” events, click here
  • A complete Local Gift Guide to reference during the holidays can be seen here
  • Click here for New Year’s Eve events going on around Cincinnati

Thursday, December 13

Visit African American Santa at Carew Tower, 4–7pm
Colerain Grand Opening Party! at Rose & Remington, 4–8pm
House Party at Taft Museum of Art, 5–8pm

Wing Night with Renegade Grille at Listermann Brewing Company, 5–9pm
GCF NEXT Holiday House Party at the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, 5:30–8:30pm*
Skate at the Square hosted by Habitat Young Professionals, 7–10pm

Friday, December 14

Caroling on Fountain Square, 1:30–2pm and 7–7:30pm
Walk on Woodburn in East Walnut Hills, 6–9pm
Holiday Market at Chapeau Couture, 6–9pm
Spruce Holiday Market at Spruce Nail Shop, 6–9pm
Donuts n’ Akahol 1-Year Anniversary at PRVLGD, 7pm–12am
through December 16: Holiday Market on Fountain Square
through December 16: LMBC 1st Birthday Bash at Little Miami Brewing Co.

Saturday, December 15

Craft Menagerie Holiday Market at Arnold’s Bar & Grill, 11am–4pm
Cincinnati Black Santa Claus at the Cincinnati Art Museum, 12–4pm
Brink Holiday Bash at Brink Brewing, 12–4pm
Metamora Holiday Special Excursions*
The City Flea Holiday Market at Washington Park, 4–9pm
The Lübecker Pop-up at West Side Brewing, 4–10pm
and Sunday, December 16: Pictures with Santa at Doggie Paddles, 10am–1pm*#

and December 22: Santa’s Workshop at Washington Park, 1–3pm#

Sunday, December 16

$2 Mimosa Brunch at LouVino: Cincinnati OTR, 10am–2pm
Free Yoga at Rhinegeist, 10:30–11:30am
Holiday Cheer at the American Sign Museum, 12–4pm*
Art on Vine at Rhinegeist, 12–6pm

Krohn Family Holiday Craft Series at Krohn Conservatory, 1–3pm*
It’s A Wonderful Life at the Esquire Theatre, 3:50–6:30pm*

Through the holidays

A Christmas Carol at Playhouse in the Park*
Christmas Nights of Lights – Cincinnati at Coney Island*
The Christmas Ranch*
Krohn Holiday Show: A Crystal Holiday at Krohn Conservatory*
Holiday in Lights SantaLand at Winton Woods*
Holiday Junction Featuring the Duke Energy Holiday Trains at the Cincinnati Museum Center [free with museum admission]
Holiday Lights on the Hill at Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park*
PNC Festival of Lights 2018 at the Cincinnati Zoo*
WinterFest at Kings Island*

All events are linked to their respective Facebook event page or website. Ticketing information, where applicable, is available on the event page, as well as the location, time, and other relevant details.

And, of course, here are some great ongoing events in the city:


The Skystar Wheel’s stay on The Banks has been expanded! Through June 16, experience America’s largest portable observation wheel and the excellent views it has to offer from atop our beautiful riverfront. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here. For a feed of Instagram photos, click here.

O’Keeffe’s Ice Rink presented by Fifth Third Bank on Fountain Square is open for the season! 

*Ticket, fee, or admission applicable. Click on the link for more information.
**Shopping small opportunities for the holidays
#Pet friendly event. We always recommend double checking with the business(es) to ensure this is accurate.

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