This Weekend: December 27–30

Now that Christmas is over, what is there to do with our time?! Despite the December lull, check out what is going on around Cincinnati This Weekend, from food tours and brewery fun, to grand openings and plenty of holiday events to do yet through the new year. Plus, there are plenty of ideas of what to do for New Year’s Eve this Monday.

For New Year’s Eve events, click here!

Thursday, December 27

Wing Night with Renegade Grille at Listermann Brewing Company, 5–9p
Laughs at Taft’s with Bill Squire, feat. Mary Santora at Taft’s Brewpourium, 8–10p*
through December 30: Alice in Wonderland at Ensemble Theatre*
through Monday, December 31: Holiday Renaissance Art Show at Cincinnati Nature Center

Friday, December 28

Grand Opening at BrewRiver Creole Kitchen, 4p
Friday Night Pizza Night with Open Mic at Christian Moerlein, 5–11p
December Final Friday at Pendleton Art Center, 6–10p
Finally Friday at Butcher & Barrel, 9p–1:45a
Lauren Eylise & The Part Time Lovers at MOTR, 10:30p–1a
through Sunday, December 30: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in Concert at Music Hall*

Saturday, December 29

Mary Poppins Experience at BB Riverboats, 9a–1:30p*
Free Saturday Bootcamp! at Newport Fitness, 10:30–11:30a
Habitat for Humanity Charity Ride at CYCLEBAR Hyde Park, 12–12:45p*
Cincinnati Ethnic Eats in Over-the-Rhine hosted by Riverside Food Tours, 1–4p*
Ujamaa hosted by Cincinnati Peace – Movement at Gabriel’s Place, 6–9p*
Celebrate the New Year with Brink and Fretboard at Marty’s Hops & Vines, 7p–12a
Beer Hall Singalong! at Christian Moerlein Brewing Co., 8p

Sunday, December 30

$2 Mimosa Brunch at LouVino: Cincinnati OTR, 10a–2p
You Can Yoga at Rooted Yoga, 11:30a–12:30p*
Bring Your Own Vinyl Sundays at DogBerry, 12–8p

Ongoing Holiday Fun

A Christmas Carol at Playhouse in the Park (until December 29)*
WinterFest at Kings Island (until December 31)*
Holiday Lights on the Hill at Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park (until January 1)*
Krohn Holiday Show: A Crystal Holiday at Krohn Conservatory (until January 1)*
PNC Festival of Lights 2018 at the Cincinnati Zoo (until January 1)*

Christmas Nights of Lights – Cincinnati at Coney Island (until January 6)*
Holiday Junction Featuring the Duke Energy Holiday Trains at the Cincinnati Museum Center [free with museum admission] (until January 27)

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 through February 18!

Ice Skating on the Levee will be at Newport on the Levee until January 19.

*Ticket, fee, or admission applicable. Click on the link for more information.

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