Whether or not you think the Christmas commercials, music and decorations are here too soon, you can’t deny the holidays are rapidly approaching. For those of you already in the holiday spirit, here’s a list of things to do to celebrate the holidays near Cincinnati.

Festival of Lights at the Cincinnati Zoo

  • November 17th – Jan. 1st
  • Open Sunday – Thursday 5pm-9pm, Friday & Saturday 5pm-10pm
  • Admission: $10

A Crystal Holiday

  • Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202
  • Admission: $7
  • Open now through Jan. 6th, 10am-5pm

Antique Christmas

  • Taft Museum of Art, 316 Pike St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
  • Open now through Jan. 6th
  • Admission: $12

Light Up the Fair

  • Boone County Fair Grounds, 5819 Idlewild Rd, Burlington, KY 41005
  • Open now through Jan. 4th
  • Begins at 5:30 pm

 

Christmas Nights of Lights

  • Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45230
  • Open now through Dec. 31st
  • Admission: $6

 

Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting

  • Liberty Center, 7100 Foundry Row, Liberty Township, OH 45069
  • December 17th at 6:30pm

 

Fountain Square Ice Rink

  • Fountain Square, 520 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
  • Open now through February, 12pm-11pm

 

Macy’s Downtown Dazzle

  • Fountain Square, Corner of Fifth and Vine Streets
  • Fridays and Saturdays, Nov. 23–Dec. 22,12–8 pm Sundays, Nov. 25–Dec. 23,12–6 pm

 

Holiday Lights on the Hill at Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park

  • December 16–Jan. 1st
  • Mon-Thurs, 6-9pm ($20/car) and Fri, Sat, Sun 6-10pm ($25/car), member admission: $15

 

Light Up The Levee: Grand Illumination

  • Newport on the Levee
  • Dates TBD

 

The Nutcracker from the Cincinnati Ballet

  • Music Hall, 1241 Elm St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
  • December 13-24

 

A Charlie Brown Christmas

  • The Aronoff Center, 650 Walnut St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
  • December 17th

 

A Christmas Carol

  • Playhouse in the Park, 962 Mt Adams Cir, Cincinnati, OH 45202
  • November 21st – December 29th

 

Cincideutsch Christkindlmarkt

  • Fountain Square
  • November 23rd – December 1st, 12 pm-10 pm
  • Opening ceremony at 2 pm

 

Historic Lebanon Horse-Drawn Carriage Parade & Christmas Festival

  • December 1st, 2018, 10 am-8 pm

 

Holiday in Lights

  • Sharon Woods
  • November 16th – December 31st
  • Sunday-Thursday 6 pm-9 pm, Friday & Saturday 5:30pm-10pm
  • Admission: $15.00 per vehicle

 

Holiday in Lights 5k Run/Walk

  • Saturday, Nov.17th, 2018
  • 5 pm at Sharon Woods, walkers at 5:05 pm
  • Pre-registration: $29, Late registration: $34

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