December 2021 Local Home Sales Report: Cincinnati; N Kentucky; SE Indiana; Dayton and Springfield, Ohio

December 2021 local home sales report

Here is the December 2021 local home sales report: Overall for 2021 in Cincinnati the number of homes sold, median sales price and sales volume increased as compared to 2020. December 2021 set a record with the highest sales volume ever recorded. In the Dayton region, this area saw records for the entire year in average price, median price, sold homes and sales volume. Northern Kentucky broke records for the year in sales and dollar volume of sold listings.

Here is a report by region of homes sales throughout December 2021 as well as the entire year:

CINCINNATI OHIO / SOUTHEASTERN INDIANA

December 2021 vs December 2020

  • -3.5% Decrease in homes sold (2,209 homes)
  • 7.0% Increase in median sale price ($230,000)
  • 2.7% Increase in sales volume ($604,179,377)
  • -3.8% Decrease in active homes for sale (2,209 units)
  • -9.7% Decrease in new listings (1,456 units)

January–December 2021 vs January–December 2020

  • 3.7% Increase in homes sold (27,704 homes vs 26,726 homes)
  • 13.5% Increase in median sale price ($235,000 vs $207,000)
  • 17.6% Increase in sales volume ($7,785,568,512 vs $6,662,631,043)

Statistics courtesy of Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors December 2021 Home Sales Report

DAYTON AND SPRINGFIELD OHIO

December 2021 vs December 2020

  • 1.59% Increase in homes sold (1,471 units vs 1,448 units)
  • 9.54% Increase in average sale price ($218,706 vs $199,665)
  • 7.56% Increase in median sale price ($185,000 vs $172,000)
  • 11.28% Increase in gross sales volume ($321,716,537 vs $289,114,444)
  • -.32 Decrease in new listing units (944 vs 947)

    January – December 2021 vs January–December 2020
  • 1.94% Increase in unit homes sold (17,618 vs 17,283)
  • 11.38% Increase in average sale price ($219,308 vs $196,897)
  • 8.82% Increase in median sale price ($185,000 vs $170,000)
  • 13.54% Increase in gross sales volume ($3,863,776,025 vs $3,402,979,256)
  • 1.50% Increase in new listings (19,626 vs 19,336)

Statistics courtesy of Dayton Realtors December 2021 Home Sales Report

NORTHERN KENTUCKY

December 2021 vs December 2020

  • 4.42% Increase in homes sold (708 homes vs 678 homes)
  • 21.12% Increase in average sale price ($289,674 vs $239,168)
  • 19.33% Increase in median sale price ($250,000 vs $209,500)
  • 26.85% Increase in sales volume ($205,089,865 vs $161,677,636)

January – December 2021 vs January – December 2020

  • .38% Increase in homes sold (7,914 homes vs 7,884 homes)
  • 15.25% Increase in average sale price ($264,378 vs $229,398)
  • 14.85% Increase in median sale price ($232,000 vs $202,000)
  • 15.69% Increase in sales volume ($2,092,287,885 vs $1,8008,578,174)

Statistics courtesy of N Kentucky Association of Realtors®.

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February 2022 Local Events and Things to Do in Cincinnati, Ohio; N Kentucky; SE Indiana; and Dayton and Springfield, Ohio

February 2022 local events

Although February is the shortest month of the year, there are lots of fun events and things to do. Check out our list covering events throughout Cincinnati; Northern Kentucky; Southeastern Indiana; and Dayton and Springfield, Ohio. Events are in order by region and then by date.

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CINCINNATI OHIO AND NORTHERN KENTUCKY

August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Through February 12, 2022
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company at 1195 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Complexities of racism and artistic exploitation (Tony Award nominated play)

Red Speedo
Through February 12, 2022 (various dates)
Falcon Theatre at 646 Monmouth St., Newport, Kentucky
A play about swimming and dreaming

Fountain Square Ice Skating
Through February 22, 2022
Fountain Square at corner of Vine and 5th Streets, Cincinnati, Ohio
Book your dates!

Incident at Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Through February 27, 2022
Cincinnati Playhouse at the Park at 962 Mt. Adams Circle, Cincinnati, Ohio
A play about a Catholic Irish family

The Sound of Music
Through February 13, 2022 (various dates)
The Carnegie at 144 Madison Ave., Covington, Kentucky
A classic musical

The Science Behind Pixar
Through April 24, 2022
Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal at 1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Discover how Pixar comes to life!

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Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets
February 1, 2022
Aronoff Center at 650 Walnut St., Cincinnati, Ohio
Pink Floyd music

Cincinnati Auto Expo 
February 3–6, 2022
Duke Energy Convention Center in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
Cincinnati’s only annual automotive industry event showcases the latest new cars, trucks, SUVs, crossovers and hybrids available on the market today

Between the Lines & Outside the Margins
February 4–12, 2022 (various dates)
Aronoff Center at 650 Walnut St., Cincinnati, Ohio
Concert

Curves, Curls & Choreography
February 4–5, 2022
Aronoff Center at 650 Walnut St., Cincinnati, Ohio
Revolution Dance Theater presents a new era in ballet

Dudley Taft
February 4, 2022
Fairfield Community Arts Center at 411 Wessel Dr., Fairfield, Ohio
Concert

First Friday
February 4, 2022
Pendleton Art Center at 1105 Central Avenue, Middletown, Ohio
Art, music and food!

Music of John Williams
February 4–6, 2022
Music Hall at 1240 Elm St., Cincinnati, Ohio
Cincinnati Pops play selections of a great composer

Beatle Manic Magic
February 5, 2022
Sorg Opera House at 63 S. Main St., Middletown, Ohio
Tribute to the Beatles

Cincinnati Cyclones Frozen 5K
February 5, 2022
Heritage Bank Center at 100 Broadway, Cincinnati, Ohio
Run, run, run

Greater Cincinnati Fly Fishing Show
February 5, 2022
Oasis Conference Center at 902 Loveland-Miamiville Rd., Loveland, Ohio
Exhibits, demonstrations and more

Original Findlay Market Tour
February 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2022 (weekly tours through Dec 3, 2022)
Findlay Market at 1801 Race Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
90-minute tour includes meeting merchants. and samples from 5 shops

Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical JR
February 5–6, 2022
Taft Theatre at 317 E. Fifth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
An extraordinary girl with a vivid imagination

Beyond Market Tasting Tour
February 6 and 20, 2022 (+Mar 13, Apr 10 & 24, May 22, June 12, July 10 & 24, Aug 21, Sept 11, Oct 2 & 23, Nov 6 & 20, Dec 11)
Findlay Market at 1801 Race Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
3-hour experience with beer and wine tastings, appetizers and a dessert

Cin City Reptile Show
February 7, 2022 (+Mar 14)
Holiday Inn at Centre Park of West Chester at 5800 Mulhauser Road, West Chester Ohio
Ssssssssnakes!

Boston Brass
February 6, 2022
Hall Auditorium at 101 S. Campus Ave., Oxford, Ohio
One-of-a-kind musical experience with a 5-piece brass band concert

My Fair Lady
February 8–20, 2022
Aronoff Center for the Arts at 650 Walnut St., Cincinnati, Ohio
A Broadway favorite

An Evening with Pete Rose
February 10, 2022
Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum at 100 Joe Nuxhall Way, Cincinnati, Ohio
Fundraising event

Walk on Wilburn
February 11, 2022 (+Mar 11)
East Walnut Hills business district along Woodburn Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Shop, eat and enjoy

Cupid’s Undie Run
February 12, 2022
Galla Park at 175 Joe Nuxhall Way, Cincinnati, Ohio
Run in your long johns!

Galentine’s Day
February 12, 2022
Downtown Lebanon, Ohio

Love on the Levee
February 12, 2022
Newport on the Levee, One Levee Way, Newport, Kentucky
Live music, sips and snacks

Robin Spielberg
February 12, 2022
Fairfield Community Arts Center at 411 Wessel Dr., Fairfield, Ohio
Piano concert

Rooted
February 12 – March 20, 2022
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park at 962 Mt. Adams Circle, Cincinnati, Ohio
A play about the study of plans and idiosyncrasies of people

Tango & City Noir
February 12–13, 2022
Music Hall at 1240 Elm St., Cincinnati, Ohio
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Chocolate in the Chapel
February 15, 2022
Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum at 4521 Spring Grove Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Sample and purchase sweet treats

Menopause the Musical
February 15– 27, 2022
Aronoff Center for the Arts at 650 Walnut St., Cincinnati, Ohio
A Broadway favorite
Hot flashes!

Winter Moonlight Stroll
February 16, 2022
Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum at 4521 Spring Grove Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy the grounds by moonlight

Cinderella
February 17–27, 2022 (various dates)
Music Hall at 1240 Elm St., Cincinnati, Ohio
Cincinnati Ballet performs a classic fairy tale

Mary Todd – A New American Musical
February 17–20 and 24–27, 2022
Washington Opera House at 116 W. 2nd St., Maysville, Kentucky
A production by the Maysville Players

Let’s Go Hiking: Scavenger Hunt

February 19, 2022
Huffman Park at 2100 John Gray Rd., Fairfield, Ohio
Explore and learn!

Mittenfest 2022
February 19–20, 2022
Washington Park at 1230 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Tickets required. Craft beer, DJ, food trucks and more

Queen
February 19 – March 19, 2022
Ensemble Theatre in at 1127 Vine Street in Cincinnati, Ohio
Studying bees becomes complicated

Valley of Sun featuring Blessed Black & Armadeus
February 19, 2022
Sorg Opera House at 63 S. Main St., Middletown, Ohio
Heavy rock

Art on the Vine
February 20, 2022 (+Mar 13 and Apr 10)
Rhinegeist Brewery at 1910 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Support local artists

Presidents Presentation
February 21, 2022
Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum at 4521 Spring Grove Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Learn about all of the presidential connections to Spring Grove

The Thing with Feathers
February 22, 2022
The Southgate House Revival at 111 E. Sixth St., Newport, Kentucky
Live concert

Proper Pruning Techniques
February 24, 2022
Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum at 4521 Spring Grove Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Learn about pruning trees and shrubs

Cold Nights & Warm Spirits
February 25, 2022
Ault Park at 5090 Observatory Circle, Cincinnati, Ohio
Whiskey, music and fun

Final Friday
February 25, 2022
Pendleton Art Center at 1310 Pendleton St., Cincinnati, Ohio
Art, music and food!

Shen Yun
February 25–27, 2022
Aronoff Center at 650 Walnut St., Cincinnati, Ohio
Traditional Chinese culture in a theatrical experience

The Sunshine Boys
February 25–27, 2022
Fairfield Community Arts Center at 411 Wessel Dr., Fairfield, Ohio
Comedy play

William Shakespeare’s Hamlet
February 25 – March 26, 2022
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company at 1195 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Mysterious death of a king

20th Century Cincinnati
February 26–27, 2022
Sharonville Convention Center at 11355 Chester Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio
Mid Century furniture and accessories

Cincinnati Home and Garden Show
February 26–27, 2022 (+March 3–6, 2022)
Duke Energy Convention Center at 525 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Over 400 exhibitors – get lots of great ideas!

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Abridged
February 26–27, 2022
Sorg Opera House at 63 S. Main St., Middletown, Ohio
Irreverent fast-paced tour of William Shakespeare’s plays

Winter Carnival
February 26, 2022
Fairfield Ave., Dayton, Kentucky

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DAYTON AND SPRINGFIELD, OHIO

Hamilton – Broadway in Dayton
Through February 6, 2022
The Schuster Center at 1 W. 2nd St., Dayton, Ohio
A Broadway hit!

Godspell
Through February 13, 2022
La Comedia Dinner Theatre at765 W Central Ave, Springboro, Ohio
Musical from the 70s

The Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition
Through February 13, 2022
The Mall of Fairfield Commons at 2727 Fairfield Commons, Beavercreek, Ohio
Admire masterpieces close up (reproductions, of course!)


Dinosaur World
February 2, 2022
Victoria Theatre at 138 N. Main St., Dayton, Ohio
Experience dinosaurs
Art Hops at Front Street
February 4 and 20, 2022 (+Mar 4 and 20)
1001 E. 2nd St., Dayton, Ohio
Live music, art demos, food trucks and art exhibitions

Black History & Cultural Walk

February 4, 2022
Main Street, Troy, Ohio
Tickets required

Classic Albums Live (Creedence Clearwater Revival)

February 4, 2022
Victoria Theatre at 138 N. Main St., Dayton, Ohio
Classic album in its entirety

Eintracht Fish Fry Friday
February 4, 2022 (+March 11)
2707 Troy St., Dayton, Ohio
Enjoy fried or baked cod and more

The Norwegians
February 4–19, 2022 (various dates)
Dayton Theatre Guild at 430 Wayne Ave., Dayton, Ohio
Comedy about women scorned in Minnesota

Princess Who?
February 4–6, 2022
Town Hall Theatre at 27 N. Main Street, Centerville, Ohio
A princess wakes up with no memory

Love Your Craft Show
February 5–6, 2022
Clark County Fairgrounds, Springfield, Ohio
All kinds of crafts, home-made foods, candles, jewelry and more

Anais Mitchell
February 10, 2022
Clark State Performing Arts Center at 300 S. Fountain Ave., Springfield, Ohio
Folk music

Our Lady of the Rosary Fish Fry
February 11, 2022
22 Notre Dame Ave., Dayton, Ohio
Fresh from scratch

Sapphire Celebration
February 11–13, 2022
Victoria Theatre at 138 N. Main St., Dayton, Ohio
Dayton Ballet performs

Open Aircraft Days at the Air Force Museum
February 12, 2022 (+Mar 12 and Apr 23)
National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at 1100 Spaatz St., Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio
Get a close look at the aircraft

Seth’s Big Fat Broadway Show
February 12, 2022
Clark State Performing Arts Center at 300 S. Fountain Ave., Springfield, Ohio
Seth Rudetsky performs

Everything That’s Beautiful
February 17– March 6, 2022
The Loft Theatre at 126 N. Main St., Dayton, Ohio
The Human Race Theatre presents a play about relationships

Phantom of the Opera
February 17 – April 3, 2022
La Comedia Dinner Theatre at765 W Central Ave, Springboro, Ohio
A classic Broadway show

Miami County Home and Garden Show
February 18–20, 2022
Hobart Arena at 255 Adams Street, Troy, Ohio
Get inspired for improving your home

The Ladies of Swing
February 18–19, 2022
Schuster Center at 1 W. 2nd St., Dayton, Ohio
Dayton Philharmonic and vocalist Carmen Bradford

Roadwarriors Annual Fish Fry and Monte Carlo
February 19, 2022
VFW Veterans of Foreign Wars at 1123 S. Brown School Rd., Vandalia, Ohio
Fundraiser or the softball team. Great dood, raffles and more

3rd Sunday at Front Street
February 20, 2021 (+Mar 20, Apr 17, May 15, Jun 19, July 17, Aug 21, Sept 18, Oct 16, Nov 20 & Dec 18)
1001 East 2nd St., Dayton, Ohio
Art galleries, market, food trucks and music

When Women Ruled the World with Kara Cooney
February 20–21, 2022
Victoria Theatre at 138 N. Main St., Dayton, Ohio
National Geographic Live with a professor of Egyptology

2022 Dayton Auto Show
February 24–27, 2022
Dayton Convention Center at 22 E. Fifth Street, Dayton, Ohio
30 manufacturers will be showcasing their cards

Beavercreek Weekend of Jazz
February 25–26, 2022
Beavercreek High School at 2660 Dayton-Xenia Rd., Beavercreek, Ohio
Learn about jazz music

Finding Wright: A Dayton Opera Premiere
February 25 and 27, 2021S
Schuster Center at 1 W. 2nd St., Dayton, Ohio
A story about Katharine Wright, sister of the 2 Wright brothers

Dayton Off Road and Outdoor Expo
February 26–27, 2022
Roberts Centre at 120 Gano Road, Wilmington, Ohio
Monster trucks, Jeeps and more!

In Person – Inside Out

February 26–27, 2022
Victoria Theatre at 138 N. Main St., Dayton, Ohio
Modern dance

Trey Mclaughlin and the Sounds of Zamar
February 26, 2022
Clark State Performing Arts Center at 300 S. Fountain Ave., Springfield, Ohio
Gospel and musical theater

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SOUTHEASTERN INDIANA

Winter Wonder – Batesville Sky
Through February 28, 2022
Downtown Batesville, Indiana
Visual display with over 100 lit snowflakes

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Chocolate & Wine Walk
February 11, 2022
Downtown Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Sweets, treats, wine tastings and carriage rides

Annual Cherry Thing-A-Ling
February 19–21, 2022
Schmidt’s Bakery at 125. Batesville Shopping Village, Batesville, Indiana
An annual tradition of deliciousness!

Fourth Friday in Downtown Madison
February 25, 2022
Downtown Madison, Indiana
Live music and local shopping




Updated: January 19, 2022

Colors of the Year for 2022 – Ideas to Use in Your Home!

Every year colors are monitored for their use by entertainers, influencers, artists, fashion and home furnishings. For 2022, the most popular color palettes have ranges from shades of green and blue to tan. Take a look at what THE colors are for this year:

Very Peri Color of the Year Pantone 2022

Very Peri by Pantone
Pantone selected a purple blue shade (aka periwinkle) called Very Peri. This is a fairly strong color that might be best used as an accent wall or with accessories. This is a high-energy color and represents gratitude and hope.

light green kitchen october mist color of the year

Breezeway by Behr Paints
This silvery green screams beach or sea glass! Breezeway denotes peace, tranquility and harmony. Behr says this color is one “where a breath of fresh air meets a fresh coat of paint.” It’s a great color for doors, cabinets or walls.

Light green walls

October Mist by Benjamin Moore
A soothing green shade, October Mist is a quiet, meditative color. It would be perfect for a home’s walls or as accent pillows.

Evergreen fog Sherwin Williams 2022 Color of the yearr

Evergreen Fog by Sherwin-Williams
This Sherwin-Williams’ pros selected Evergreen Fog as their color for 2022. This grey-green color does have a foggy vibe. It looks great on walls or cabinets.

Color of the year sprig

Olive Sprig by PPG
This gray-green color is a warm neutral to try. Olive Sprig has an organic feel to it.

Bright Skies by Dulux
This light blue color is neutral while adding color. Bright Skies is a U.K. pick because it offers “fresh air” to spaces where it is used. Watch a video about this color.

Art and craft color of the year

Art and Craft by Dunn-Edwards
Looking for a classic brown tone to decorate with? Art and Craft has an earthy feel. Use this color on walls and your lighter-toned furniture and accessories will “pop”. This color continues a 1970s trend for interior design.

Guacamole color of the year

Guacamole by Glidden
Avacados rule! This is another color with a nod to the 1970s. Guacamole is an energetic color with a blend of boldness and calmness to it. Although we do not suggest using this for a stove or refrigerator color as experienced in the 70s, it is a wonderful color to use on walls and home accessories.

Breathe blue color of the year

Breathe by Graham & Brown
The pale and powdery blue hue has inspiration from the sky. Breathe would be a perfect color for a bedroom with its soothing tone.

Improvements to Make to Your Home Now Before Selling This Spring or Summer

Home improvement ideas


It’s winter and you are spending time inside. Now can be a great time to make some improvements, especially if you’ve been thinking about selling your home this spring or summer. Here’s our list of ideas to consider:

Paint Rooms
A fresh coat of paint does a world of wonder. Walls can have wear and tear and painting them will make them look like new again. Consider painting neutral, relatable colors that buyers would prefer.

Wash Windows
Scrub your windows inside (and outside when it’s spring). Gleaming windows will let in the light.

Deep Clean
Clean everything. Dust collects on ceiling fan blades, light fixtures, picture frames and baseboards. Scrub the kitchen top to bottom including the oven and refrigerator.

Declutter
If you are thinking of moving, you will need to pack at some point. Why not get rid of unused items now? This activity should be done room by room. Little by little, your home will be clutter free!

Consider thinning out the amount of furniture you have to make rooms appear larger. Box up extra picture frames and decorations. Either keep or donate them. Be ruthless with getting rid of coats and jackets and other clothing.

Cabinet Upgrade
Kitchen cabinets are a huge selling factor for homes. If yours could use some TLC, you could stain or paint them to give them a refreshed look. Or, just give them a good scrub! Think about replacing knobs and door fronts.

Backsplash
Does your kitchen lack a backsplash? This is a relatively easy way to make an impactful update. Neutral subway tile always looks great.

Faucets
If bathroom or kitchen faucets look dated, replace them. This is an easy weekend project.

Lighting
Replacing light fixtures is another easy project to refresh a room’s look.

Carpeting Cleaning
Well-used carpets might be screaming for a deep clean!

Make Essential Repairs
You could go ahead and hire a home inspector to check out your home to preempt potential snags when selling. The repairs have to be made – may as well cross them off your list.

Curb Appeal
When selling having curb appeal is important. During winter, you will not be able to tend to the landscaping, but perhaps repaint the front door or add a new outside light fixture.

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Home Upgrades – Think First!
Upgrading your home before selling needs to be thoughtfully considered. Your upgrade could lead to a small return value with little enjoyment on your part. It’s always a good idea to consult with your real estate agent before starting a large upgrade project.

Take a look at Remodeling Magazine’s report on investment vs recouping values. You can drill down to a regional or city analysis of 22 home projects. For example, replacing a garage door brings an average of 93% recouped value when selling. On the other hand, a bath remodel adds about 69% for recouped value.


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November 2021 Local Home Sales Report: Cincinnati; N Kentucky; SE Indiana; Dayton and Springfield, Ohio

November local home sales report

November had increases in sale prices across the region. Mortgage rates remain low. Home values are still high. With a low inventory of homes for sales, it’s a great time to list your home to sale and then purchase that dream home.

Here is a report by region of homes sales throughout November 2021:

CINCINNATI OHIO / SOUTHEASTERN INDIANA

November 2021 vs November 2020

  • -1.7% Decrease in homes sold (2,155 homes)
  • 11.6% Increase in median sale price ($240,000)
  • 10.3% Increase in sales volume ($609,289,746)
  • -71.7% Decrease in active homes for sale (2,155 units)
  • 3.1% Increase in new listings (2,135 units)

January–November 2021 vs January–November 2020

  • 3.4% Increase in homes sold (25,257 homes vs 24,429 homes)
  • 14.1% Increase in median sale price ($235,000 vs $206,000)
  • 17.0% Increase in sales volume ($7,111,569,923 vs $6,034,274,619)

Statistics courtesy of Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors November 2021 Home Sales Report

DAYTON AND SPRINGFIELD OHIO

November 2021 vs November 2020

  • 5.05% Increase in homes sold (1,476 units vs 1,405 units)
  • 12.9% Increase in average sale price ($224,639 vs $198,977)
  • 8.57% Increase in median sale price ($190,000 vs $175,000)
  • 18.60% Increase in gross sales volume ($331,567,138 vs $279,562,150)
  • 1.29% Increase in new listing units (1,333 vs 1,316)

    January – November 2021 vs January–November 2020
  • 2.14% Increase in unit homes sold (16,125 vs 15,787)
  • 11.55% Increase in average sale price ($219,363 vs $196,644)
  • 8.89% Increase in median sale price ($185,000 vs $169,900)
  • 13.49% Increase in gross sales volume ($3,537,222,288 vs $3,104,416,420)
  • 1.59% Increase in new listings (18,679 vs 18,386)

Statistics courtesy of Dayton Realtors November 2021 Home Sales Report

NORTHERN KENTUCKY

November 2021 vs November 2020

  • -7.48% Decrease in homes sold (631 homes vs 682 homes)
  • 16.86% Increase in average sale price ($282,553 vs $241,788)
  • 12.79% Increase in median sale price ($245,000 vs $217,212)
  • 8.12% Increase in sales volume ($178,291,522 vs $164,899,813)

January – November 2021 vs January – November 2020

  • -.75% Decrease in homes sold (7,154 homes vs 7,208 homes)
  • 14.49% Increase in average sale price ($261,597 vs $228,482)
  • 14.27% Increase in median sale price ($230,000 vs $201,273)
  • 13.64% Increase in sales volume ($1,871,468,559 vs $1,646,900,538)

Statistics courtesy of Northern Kentucky Association of Realtors. November 2021 Home Sales Report

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January 2022 Local Events and Fun Things to Do in Cincinnati and N Kentucky; SE Indiana; Dayton and Springfield, Ohio

local January 2022 events Sibcy Cline Realtors

Looking for something fun to do in January? Check out our list of local events throughout Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Northern Kentucky; and Southeastern Indiana. You are sure to find something to peak your interest. Events are in order by region and then by date.

Have we missed your local event? Let us know at sknabe@sibcycline.com.

CINCINNATI AND NORTHERN KENTUCKY

Christmas at EnterTRAINment Junction
Through January 2, 2022
7379 Squire Court, West Chester, Ohio
A holiday tradition with the magic of trains!

Light Up the Fair
Through January 2, 2022
Boone County Fairgrounds at 5819 Idlewild Road in Burlington, Kentucky
Mile-long drive of twinkling lights that sync up to music
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Night of Lights
Through January 2, 2022
Coney Island at 6201 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Light show synchronized to holiday music

PNC Festival of Lights
Through January 9, 2022
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden at 3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Come and see the magical lights!

Portopia
Through January 9, 2022
Middletown, Ohio
Ticketed event. Immersive art experience.

Fountain Square Ice Skating
Through February 22, 2022
Fountain Square at corner of Vine and 5th Streets, Cincinnati, Ohio
Book your dates!

The Science Behind Pixar
Through April 24, 2022
Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal at 1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Discover how Pixar comes to life!


Wendy’s Bridal Show
January 1–2, 2022
Duke Energy Convention Center at 525 Elm St., Cincinnati, Ohio
Look at aisle after aisle for everything you need for a wedding

Hairspray
January 4–9, 2022 – CANCELLED
Aronoff Center for the Arts at 650 Walnut, Cincinnati, Ohio
Broadway’s Tony award-winning musical

Cavalcade of Customs
January 7–9, 2022
Duke Energy Convention Center at 525 Elm St., Cincinnati, Ohio
Car show

A Season of Stillness
January 7, 2021
Sharon Woods at Sharon Centre at 11450 Lebanon Rd., Sharonville, Ohio
Guided meditation and journaling

Dawson, Beethoven & Bernstein: A Shared Humanity
January 8–9, 2022
Music Hall at 1241 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy the music

Cin City Reptile Show
January 10, 2022 (+Feb 7, Mar 14)
Holiday Inn at Centre Park of West Chester at 5800 Mulhauser Road, West Chester Ohio
Ssssssssnakes!

Musical of Musicals the Musical!
January 11–16, 2022 (various dates)
Fitton Center for Creative Arts at 101 S. Monument Ave., Hamilton, Ohio
A musical about musicals

Cincinnati Boat, Sport and Travel Show
January 14–16 and 19–23, 2022
Duke Energy Convention Center at 525 Elm St., Cincinnati, Ohio
Look at fun toys!

Cozy Curiosities
January 14, 2022
Washington Park at 1230 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Yarn “bombing” by local knitters!

LaValse & Simpson Premiere
January 14–15, 2022
Music Hall at 1241 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy the music

Walk on Wilburn
January 14, 2022 (+Feb 11 and Mar 11)
East Walnut Hills business district along Woodburn Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Shop, eat and enjoy

Chocolate Meltdown
January 15, 2022
Downtown Oxford, Ohio
Fun runs. Uptown Parks have yard games. Tastings of chocolatiers.

Elvis Tribute Artist Spectacular
January 15, 2022
Aronoff Center at 650 Walnut St., Cincinnati, Ohio
Some of the best Elvis entertainers in the world!

Queen City Vaudevillians
January 15, 2022
Falcon Theatre at 636 Monmouth St., Newport, Kentucky
New Year New Show

Winter Moonlight Stroll
January 17, 2022
Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum at 4521 Spring Grove Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Registration required

Cirque Goes Broadway
January 21–23, 2022
Music Hall at 1241 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
The Cincinnati Pops comes together with Cirque acrobats

August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
January 21– February 12, 2022
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company at 1195 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Complexities of racism and artistic exploitation (a Tony Award nominated play)

Greater Cincinnati Remodeling Expo
January 21–23 and 28–30 2022
Sharonville Convention Center at 11355 Chester Road, Sharonville (Cincinnati), OhioLearn about all kinds of home projects

Philadanco
January 21–22, 2022
Aronoff Theatre at 650 Walnut St., Cincinnati, Ohio
Mutual Dance Theatre performs their athletic skills as a dance company

Bridalrama
January 22–23, 2022
Duke Energy Convention at 524 Elm St., Cincinnati, Ohio
Here comes the bride!

7 Bridges: The Ultimate Eagles Experience
January 22, 2022
Fairfield Community Arts Center at 411 Wessel Dr., Fairfield, Ohio
Enjoy the must of the Eagles

Winter Tree Identification
January 22, 2022
Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum at 4521 Spring Grove Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Registration required

Hasan Minhaj – The King’s Jester
January 23, 2022
Aronoff Center at 650 Walnut St., Cincinnati, Ohio
Comedic performance

An Evening with Holocaust Survivor Eva Schloss
January 26, 2022
Cincinnati Museum Center
Stepsister of Anne Frank shares a personal story about fleeing to the Netherlands, hiding from Nazis and ultimately being sent to Westerbrook Concentration Camp and Auschwitz

Queen
January 26 – February 26, 2022
Ensemble Theatre at 1127 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
A play about bee research

Umphrey’s McGree Concert
January 27, 2022
PromoWest Pavilion at OVATION, Newport, Kentucky at 101 W. 4th Street, Newport, Kentucky
Enjoy the concert

Alice Cooper
January 28, 2022
The Andrew J Brady ICON Music Center at 25 Race Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
An icon at the ICON!

Pintscher Premier & Rachmaninoff
January 28–29, 2022
Music Hall at 1241 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra performs

Red Speedo
January 28 – February 12, 2022 (various dates)
Falcon Theatre at 646 Monmouth St., Newport, Kentucky
A play about swimming and dreaming

Fiber Art Market

January 29, 2022
Washington Park at 1230 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Local crafters present their art for sale

Garage Brewed Moto Show
January 29, 2022
Rhinegeist Brewery at 1910 Elm St., Cincinnati, Ohio
Very cool motorcycles!

Incident at Our Lady of Perpetual Help
January 29 – February 27, 2022
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park at 962 Mt. Adams Circle, Cincinnati, Ohio
Chaotic family scenarios

Kentucky Symphony Orchestra
January 29, 2022
Greaves Concert Hall at Northern Kentucky University, 1 Louie B Nunn Dr., Highland Heights, Kentucky
A parting opus

Madcap Puppets: The Story Quest
January 29, 2022
ET Carson Lodge at 218 Ludlow Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Puppet production

Sacred Scriptless with Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood
January 29, 2022
Aronoff Center
From Whose Line Is It, Anyway, enjoy improv comedy sketches

The Sound of Music
January 29 – February 13, 2022 (various dates)
The Carnegie at 144 Madison Ave., Covington, Kentucky
A classic musical

Winter Family Hike
January 30, 2022
Woodland Mound (Breezy Point Nature Station) at 203 Woodland Mound Dr., Cincinnati, Ohio
Hike and discover nature on this guided tour

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DAYTON AND SPRINGFIELD, OHIO

Norman Rockwell: Stories of Emotion
Through February 13, 2022
Dayton Art Institute at 456 Belmonte Park N., Dayton, Ohio
View 12 original paintings and drawings

RiverScape Ice Skating
Through February 22, 2022
Riverscape MetroPark at 111 E. Monument Ave., Dayton, Ohio
The region’s largest outdoor ice rink!

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Skinner Pipe Organ Performance
January 2 and 16, 2022
Dayton Art Institute at 456 Belmonte Park North, Dayton, Ohio
Listen to the music from the renovated Mimi & Stuart Rose Auditorium

East Meets West
January 7–8, 2022
The Schuster Center at 1 W. 2nd St., Dayton, Ohio
Dayton Philharmonic Masterworks along with Hindustani voices

First Friday Murder at the Luau Murder Mystery
January 7, 2022
Troy Public Square, Troy, Ohio
Get clues from Troy businesses

Led Zeppelin II Classic Albums Live
January 7–8, 2022
Victoria Theatre at 138 N. Main St., Dayton, Ohio
Live music recreating the sound of Led Zeppelin

Dayton Bridal Expo at the Nutter Center
January 8–9, 2022
Wright State University Nutter Center at 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton, Ohio
Get ideas for your wedding!

Godspell
January 13 – February 13, 2022
La Comedia Dinner Theatre at765 W Central Ave, Springboro, Ohio
Musical from the 70s

Our Lady of the Rosary Fish Fry
January 14, 2022
22 Notre Dame Ave., Dayton, Ohio
Fresh from scratch

The Addams Family
January 14–16, 2022
Victoria Theatre at 138 N. Main St., Dayton, Ohio
It’s altogether ooky!

The Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition
January 14 – February 13, 2022
The Mall of Fairfield Commons at 2727 Fairfield Commons, Beavercreek, Ohio
Admire masterpieces close up (reproductions, of course!)

Antique Show and Flea Market
January 15–16, 2022
Clark County Fairgrounds at 4401 S. Charleston Pike, Springfield, Ohio
Find a treasure!

Chalk De Peace : A Night of Comedy at the Turner Studio Theatre
January 15, 2022
Clark State Performing Arts Center at 300 S. Fountain Ave., Springfield, Ohio
Comedy

Open Aircraft Days at the Air Force Museum
January 15, 2022 (+Feb 12 and Mar 12)
National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at 1100 Spaatz St., Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio
Get a close look at the aircraft

Dayton Dinner Theater Picture Show
January 16 and 30, 2022
Brightside Event & Music Venue at 905 E. Third St., Dayton, Ohio
Interactive classic movie experience

3rd Sunday at Front Street
January 16, 2022 (+Feb 20, Mar 20, Apr 17, May 15, Jun 19, July 17, Aug 21, Sept 18, Oct 16, Nov 20 & Dec 18)
1001 East 2nd St., Dayton, Ohio
Art galleries, market, food trucks and music

Charlie and Doggy and the Song at the Edge of the World
January 19–22, 2022
PNC Arts Annex at 42 W. 2nd St., Dayton, Ohio
A quest and a journey

Antique Show and Flea Market
January 15–16, 2022
Clark County Fairgrounds at 4401 S. Charleston Pike, Springfield, Ohio
Find a treasure!

Open Aircraft Days at the Air Force Museum
January 15, 2022 (+Feb 12, Mar 12 and Apr 23)
National Museum of the US Air Force at 1100 Spaatz St., Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
An aircraft is available for an up-close look

Dayton Dinner Theater Picture Show
January 16 and 30, 2022
Brightside Event & Music Venue at 905 E. Third St., Dayton, Ohio
Interactive classic movie experience

Masters of Soul
January 22, 2022
Clark State Performing Arts Center at 300 S. Fountain Ave., Springfield, Ohio
Sounds of classic soul music

Remember When Rock Was Young: The Elton John Tribute

January 22, 2022
The Schuster Center at 1 W. 2nd St., Dayton, Ohio
Dayton Philharmonic Rockin’ Orchestra Series

Hamilton – Broadway in Dayton
January 26 – February 6, 2022
The Schuster at 1 W. 2nd Street, Dayton, Ohio
Hip-hop combined with a historical story equals a Broadway hit

Final Friday
January 28, 2022
Pendleton Art Center at 1105 Central Avenue, Middletown, Ohio
Art, music and food!

Picasso at the Lapin Agile
January 28, 2022
Beavercreek Community Theatre at 3868 Dayton Xenia Rd., Beavercreek Ohio
Comedy about Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso meeting in Paris

German Karneval
January 29, 2022
Eintracht German Club of Dayton at 2707 Troy St., Dayton, Ohio
German Karneval (Fasching)
Costumes, schnitzel, beverages and fun

A Serenade of Movement
January 29, 2022
Clark State Performing Arts Center at 300 S. Fountain Ave., Springfield, Ohio
Springfield Symphony Orchestra

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SOUTHEASTERN INDIANA

Winter Wonderland Ice Skating Rink
Through January 2, 2022
Lawrenceburg, Indiana

Fourth Friday in Downtown Madison

January 28, 2022
Downtown Madison, Indiana
Live music and local shopping

Winter Wonder – Batesville Sky
Through February 28, 2022
Downtown Batesville, Indiana
Visual display with over 100 lit snowflakes


Ideas When Selling Your Home During the Holidays

List your home during the holidays

Homes sell all year long and some are on the market during the winter holiday season. There is an art to selling during this time of year. It’s a busy time and people who are looking for homes will probably not be “tire kickers”. Here are some tips to help you sell during the holidays:

Stage It Accordingly

One unique benefit of selling a home during the holidays is that you can actually use it to your advantage when it comes to staging. You can warm up a space during the holidays and that might make it easier for potential buyers to picture themselves there.

Add tasteful but simple holiday decorations. Don’t go overboard and block the home’s features.

Focus on the cozy features like the fireplace, and of course, it’s a great time to use the classic real estate trick of baking cookies when someone comes for a showing. Make sure your home is warm temperature-wise too.

Clean-Up the Curb Appeal

While the winter makes it tougher to sell your home because people can’t see the landscaping, that doesn’t mean you should neglect the curb appeal altogether.

Shovel the walkways, illuminate pathways, and make sure that there’s a mat at the door so people coming to see your house can wipe their feet.

Price It Accordingly

Your listing agent will work with you to develop the right pricing strategy based on their assessment of the local housing data. Many variables go into pricing, but you may need to go a little lower than you’d like if you are selling this time of year with less demand from home buyers.

It’s not the time to haggle. During this time of year, it’s often better to price it right from the start instead of making price reductions later.

Be Flexible About Showings

During the holiday season, everyone is busy and may have more plans than usual, but if you’re selling your home, you need to be flexible and accessible when it comes to showings. It’s a challenging time so if someone wants to see your home, you need to do everything you can to facilitate that.

Focus on Outdoor Features

If you live somewhere with harsh winters, selling your home around the holidays can give you the chance to show off some of the exterior features that make it well-equipped for winter weather. For example, maybe potential buyers go outside to take a look at your home’s new roof. You could also show off convenient winter features like updated heating and attached garages.

If you can manage your expectations before you put a home on the marketing during the holidays, it’s going to help you stay more relaxed and also hopefully help you sell your house faster.

Is Winter a Good Time to Sell Your Home?

Why sell your home during winter

The “summer buying season” got its name for a reason: it is by far the busiest time for real estate sales in the calendar year. However, this fact seems to have also created something of an unfair negative view of other times to both sell and buy properties. In fact, some experts say there are actual benefits to putting a property up for sale over the course of the winter.

Industry data suggests homes put up for sale in winter sell more quickly than those in the summer, according to several reports. This outcome is also true when it comes to buyers meeting sellers’ initial asking prices. And while these sales conditions may seem counterintuitive to some homeowners, it’s important to remember one thing: More people put their homes up for sale in the summer, so there’s more competition on both the buying and selling sides of the market.

Why winter is a great time for sellers
While most would-be sellers think it’s wise to put their properties up for sale in May or June, those who do so in January, February, and March are more likely to find a captive audience of hopeful buyers, the report said. Moreover, because there’s so much competition in the summer and even fall months, homes can sometimes stay on the market for a few extra months.

But those who decide to put their homes on the market in the winter months initially may find that while there are fewer buyers actively looking to make a purchase at that time of year, those who are in the market could be more motivated to get the  deal done. A smaller market doesn’t necessarily mean one that is less likely to be conducive to making deals, and there can be a significant benefit that comes from listing in winter for those looking to close quickly.

Beneficial for buyers as well
Meanwhile, because of all the people in the market in summer, bidding wars can get heated quickly, resulting in higher sales prices overall, according to new NerdWallet data. That might be good for many sellers, but buyers looking to find a bargain on a home will likely do better to wait out the competition and seek to purchase in fall and winter instead.

“If your circumstances give you the freedom to be able to choose the best time to look to sign a contract on a new home, there’s no question that the market dynamics favor you the most to do that in the dead of winter, ideally in January or February, right before the activity starts to heat up,” Jonathan Smoke, chief economist for Realtor.com, told the news source.

With all this in mind, sellers will have to weigh what is more important to them as part of their home sales goals: maximizing their sale prices or getting through the process as quickly as possible. Each objective has its own merits, so how those realities apply to individual owners may vary significantly. Working with a real estate professional can help owners make the decision that works best for them.

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October 2021 Local Home Sales Report

October 2021 home sales report Sibcy Cline

Most local regions have seen an increase year-to-date for homes from January through October 2021. Mortgage rates remain low. Home values are still high. With a low inventory of homes for sales, it’s a great time to list your home to sale and then purchase that dream home.

Here is a report by region of homes sales throughout October 2021:

CINCINNATI OHIO / SOUTHEASTERN INDIANA

October 2021 vs October 2020

  • -8.1% Decrease in homes sold (2,386 homes)
  • 10.3% Increase in median sale price ($235,000)
  • .2% Decrease in sales volume ($665,980,902)
  • -7.3% Decrease in active homes for sale (2,287 units)
  • -5.6% Increase in new listings (2,744 units)

January–October 2021 vs January–October 2020

  • 3.5% Increase in homes sold (23,017 homes vs 22,236 homes)
  • 14.6% Increase in median sale price ($235,000 vs $205,000)
  • 18.2% Increase in sales volume ($6,478,339,611 vs $5,482,065,055)

Statistics courtesy of Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors October 2021 Home Sales Report

DAYTON AND SPRINGFIELD OHIO

October 2021 vs October 2020

  • -5.45% Decrease in homes sold (1,762 units vs 1,806 units)
  • 7.6% Increase in average sale price ($221,990 vs $206,007)
  • 5.61% Increase in median sale price ($190,000 vs $179,900)
  • 1.88% Increase in gross sales volume ($346,526,556 vs $340,117,884)
  • -2.44% Decrease in new listing units (1,762 vs 1,806)

    January – October 2021 vs January–October 2020
  • 1.82% Increase in unit homes sold (14,610 vs 14,349)
  • 11.46% Increase in average sale price ($218,927 vs $196,415)
  • 8.89% Increase in median sale price ($185,000 vs $169,900)
  • 13.49% Increase in gross sales volume ($3,198,520,456 vs $2,818,351,913)
  • 1.61% Increase in new listings (17,343 vs 17,068)

Statistics courtesy of Dayton Realtors October 2021 Home Sales Report

NORTHERN KENTUCKY

October 2021 vs October 2020

  • -19.31% Decrease in homes sold (635 homes vs 787 homes)
  • 14.40% Increase in average sale price ($268,380 vs $234,603)
  • 9.52% Increase in median sale price ($230,000 vs $210,000)
  • -7.70% Decrease in sales volume ($170,421,908 vs $184,632,750)

January – October 2021 vs January – October 2020

  • -.93% Decrease in homes sold (6,464 homes vs 6,525 homes)
  • 14.34% Increase in average sale price ($259,704 vs $227,135)
  • 14.95% Increase in median sale price ($229,900 vs $200,000)
  • 13.27% Increase in sales volume ($1,678,091 vs $1,482,056,224)

Statistics courtesy of Northern Kentucky Association of Realtors. October 2021 Home Sales Report

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Local Guide December 2021 Events and Fun Things to Do

December 2021 local events Sibcy Cline Realtors

December is here and there are plenty of fun events and things to do this month. Be sure to check out what’s happening near you. Events are listed by region and alphabetically by date.

Did we miss your event? Let us know: sknabe@sibcycline.com

CINCINNATI AND NORTHERN KENTUCKY

Well
Through December 4, 2021 (various dates)
Falcon Theatre at 636 Monmonth Street, Newport, Kentucky
A play to enjoy

Wicked
Through December 5, 2021
Aronoff Center for the Arts at 650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
A Broadway sensation

Need Your Love
Through December 12, 2021 (various dates)
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park at 962 Mt. Adams Circle, Cincinnati, Ohio
Music and story of Little Wille John

Holiday Tea at the Taft Museum
Through December 18, 2021 (various dates)
Taft Museum of Art at 316 Pike St., Cincinnati, Ohio
Festive afternoon tea

Yuletide Village
Through December 18, 2021 (Fridays and Saturdays)
Waynesville, Ohio (site of Ohio Renaissance Festival)
16th century celebration with music, entertainment

Portopia
Through December 19, 2021
Historic Torchlight Pass at 1131 Central Ave., Middletown, Ohio
Dimensional art, sound, light and touch

Behringer-Crawford Museum Holiday Trains
Through December 21, 2021 (various dates)
Behringer-Crawford Museum at 1600 Montague Rd., Devou Park, Covington, Kentucky
Enjoy the trains! um Holiday Trains
November 13 – December 21, 2021 (various dates)

The Christmas Ranch
Through December 23, 2021
Morrow, Ohio
One million holiday lights that are synced to music

Santa House on the Levee
Through December 23, 2021
Newport on the Levee at 1 Levee Way, Newport, Kentucky
Book your appointment for a photo shoot

Water Wonderland with Scuba Santa
Through December 24, 2021
1 Aquarium Way at Newport Aquarium in Newport, Kentucky
Visit underwater Santa!

Every Christmas Story Every Told
Through December 26, 2021 (various dates)
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company at 1195 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
An irreverent look at holiday classics

North Pole Express
Through December 26, 2021 (various days)
Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad at 127 S. Mechanic Street, Lebanon, Ohio
Santa will visit the kids on the train ride.

A Christmas Carol
Through December 30, 2021
926 Mount Adams Circle at Playhouse in the Park in Cincinnati, Ohio
Bah! Humbug!

Christmas Glow at Land of Illusion Haunted Scream Park
Through December 30, 2021 (except Nov 29, 30, Dec 1, 25)
8762 Thomas Rd., Middletown, Ohio
3.5 million lights; Visit Santa at the Christmas Village

ChristmasTime at the Ark
Through December 30, 2021 (various dates)
1 Ark Encounter Drive, Williamstown, Kentucky
Projection show and other activities

Christmas Town
Through December 30, 2021 (various dates)
Creation Museum at 2800 Bullittsburg Church Road, Petersburg, Kentucky
Live nativity and light display

Holiday in Lights
Through December 30, 2021
Sharon Woods at 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville, Ohio
Outdoor light display with music!
No car traffic on 12/1 and 12/29 (Walk the Lights)

Lumaze Christmas Light Festival
Through December 30, 2021
Duke Energy Convention Center at 525 Elm St., Cincinnati, Ohio
“Glow Around the World” with world landmarks and interactive lights/activities; market

Light Up Middletown
Through December 31, 2021
500 Tytus Avenue at Smith Park in Middletown, Ohio
Drive-through light display!

Holiday Junction Featuring the Duke Energy Holiday Trains
Through December 31, 2021
Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal, 1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
A holiday tradition for 70+ years with trains and scenery

Winterfest
Through December 31, 2021 (select evenings)
Kings Island at 6300 Kings Island Drive, Mason, Ohio
Ice skating, magical Christmas tree, rides, lights and more

Christmas at EnterTRAINment Junction
Through January 2, 2022
7379 Squire Court, West Chester, Ohio
A holiday tradition with the magic of trains!

Jourrney Borealis (formerly Holiday Lights on the Hill)
Through January 2, 2022
1763 Ohio 128 (Hamilton-Cleves Road) at Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park in Hamilton, Ohio
Two-mile round trip drive-through light display

Light Up the Fair
Through January 2, 2022
Boone County Fairgrounds at 5819 Idlewild Road in Burlington, Kentucky
Mile-long drive of twinkling lights that sync up to music

Night of Lights
Through January 2, 2022
Coney Island at 6201 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Light show synchronized to holiday music

PNC Festival of Lights
Through January 9, 2022
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden at 3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Come and see the magical lights!

Fountain Square Ice Skating
Through February 22, 2022
Fountain Square at corner of Vine and 5th Streets, Cincinnati, Ohio
Book your dates!

The Science Behind Pixar
Through April 24, 2022
Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal at 1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Discover how Pixar comes to life!

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Cinderella
December 1–30, 2021
Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati at 1127 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Family-friendly musical

Light in the Forest
December 1, 2021 – January 2, 2022 (Wednesdays –Sundays; Closed Dec 24/25)
Cincinnati Nature Center at 494 Tealtown Rd., Milford, Ohio
Lit forest with music, bonfire and holiday shopping; advance tickets

Holiday Remembrance Service
December 2, 2021
Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum at 4521 Spring Grove Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
An evening to honor loved ones

Movie Night on the Levee
December 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2021
One Levee Way, Newport, Kentucky
Family-friendly movies; bring blankets and chairs

Christmas in the Village
December 3–5, 2021
Downtown Waynesville, Ohio
Santa, carolers, gingerbread-house-making contest and more

Hamilton Christkindlmarkt
December 3–4, 2021
Butler County Fairgrounds Event Center at 1715 Fairgrove Ave, Hamilton, Ohio
German music, hood and holiday items

Holiday Pops
December 3–12, 2022 (various dates)
Music Hall at 1241 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy the holiday music

Light up Greenhills on the Commons
December 3, 2021
Commons at Greenshills (Cincinnati), Ohio
Santa, carriage rides, hot chocolate, ornament making and more

Naughty and Nice
December 3–4, 2021
Aronoff Center at 650 Walnut St., Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy Christmas music

Pincinnati
December 3–5, 2021
Holiday Inn and Suites Cincinnati  – Eastgate at 4501 Eastgate Blvd., Cincinnati, Ohio
Pinball show with 120+ machines

Sound of Music
December 3–5, 2021
Parrish Auditorium, Miami University, 1601 University Blvd., Hamilton, Ohio
A classic

Breakfast at the North Pole
December 4, 2021
Liberty Township, Ohio

Christmas Parade
December 4, 2021
Harrison, Ohio

Christmas Tour of Homes
December 4, 2021
Downtown Waynesville, Ohio
See historic homes decorated for the holidays

Christmas Walk
December 4, 2021
Memorial Park at 2003 Jack Woods Parkway, Independence, Kentucky
6–9pm. Municipal Square and downtown Courthouse Square

Fort Wright Tree Lighting
December 4, 2021
409 Kyles Lane, Fort Wright, Kentucky
6:30pm

Frontier Christmas at Old Washington Historic Village
December 4, 2021
2028 Old Main St., Maysville, Kentucky
Music, food, photos with Santa, carriage rides

Promont Holiday Home Tours
December 5 and 19, 2021
906 Main Street, Milford, Ohio
1-4pm – Tour this historic home museum

Light Up College Hill
December 7, 2021
5923 Hamilton Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio
Reindeer feedings, penguins from the zoo, train rides for kids and carolers

Hamilton Christkindlmarkt
December 11, 2021
Butler County Fairgrounds Event Center at 1715 Fairgrove Ave., Hamilton, Ohio
German food, entertainment and gifts

Holiday Hoopla & Tree Lighting
December 4, 2021
Miami Township Civic Center at 6101 Meijer Dr., Milford, Ohio
3–5:30pm, Visit Santa, decorate cookies and make crafts; tree lit at 5:15pm

Horse Drawn Carriage Parade & Festival
December 4, 2021
Downtown Lebanon, Ohio
Two parades and lots of shopping

Independence Christmas Walk
December 4, 2021
2004 Jack Woods Parkway, Independence, Kentucky

Lebanon Horse Drawn Carriage Parade and Christmas Festival

December 4, 2021
Downtown Lebanon, Ohio
Parades at 1pm and 7pm
Enjoy the festival!

Light Up Madeira
December 4, 2021
Downtown Madeira on Miami Road, Madeira, Ohio
Carriage rides, hot beverages, photo booth, games, carolers and lighting of the tree at 6pm

Operation Santa
December 4, 2021
Symmes Township neighborhoods Symmes Township, Ohio

Oxford Holiday Festival
December 4, 2021
Oxford Community Arts Center, Oxford, Ohio and Uptown Parks
Craft market, photos with Santa, activities, skating, carriage rides

Santa’s Workshop
December 4, 5, 11, 12, 18 and 19, 2021
Washington Park at 1230 Elm St., Cincinnati, Ohio
Socially distanced photos with Santa; bring your camera

Signature Over-the-Rhine Tour
December 4, 2021
Findlay Market at 1801 Race St., Cincinnati, Ohio
Guided tour through the German historic district. Stop at 4 restaurants for lunch and wine/beer.

Small Business Shopping Fair
December 4, 2021
Willow Event Center at 7881 Colerain Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Shop for gifts, treats and more

St. John Christmas Craft Fair
December 4, 2021
St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church at 9401 Mapletop Ln., Loveland, Ohio
100 vendors; baked goods

Streetcar “Christmas” Food Tour
December 4, 11 and 18, 2021
Graeter’s Ice Cream on Fountain Square at 511 Walnut St., Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy several streetcar stops for some delicious treats

There’s No Place Like Home Dance
December 4, 2021
Music Hall at 1241 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
DJ music and lots of dancing

Lunch with Santa
December 5, 2021
Springfield Township Arts & Enrichment Council at 9158 Winton Road, Cincinnati, Ohio
Pizza lunch, Madcap Puppets and Santa

A Christmas Story
December 9–12 and 16–19, 2021
Washington Opera House at 116 W. 2nd St., Maysville, Kentucky
A live production by the Maysville Players

Amy Grant/Michael Smith: Christmas
December 10, 2021
Aronoff Center at 650 Walnut St., Cincinnati, Ohio
Holiday music

Happy Hollidays with the Mighty Wurlitzer
December 10, 2021
Music Hall at 1241 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Featuring organist Jelani Eddington, vocal performaners, ballet and a choir

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
December 10–11, 2021
The Andrew J. Brady ICON Music Center at 25 Race Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Concert

Hot Chocolate
December 10–11, 2021
Aronoff Center at 650 Walnut St., Cincinnati, Ohio
Nutcracker revisited by the Revolution Dance Theatre

Walk on Wilburn
December 10, 2021 (+Jan 14, Feb 11 and Mar 11, 2022)
East Walnut Hills business district along Woodburn Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Shop, eat and enjoy

A Magical Cirque Christmas
December 11, 2021
Aronoff Center at 650 Walnut St., Cincinnati, Ohio
Cirque artists perform to holiday music

Santa & Mrs. Claus Visit
December 11, 2021
Fort Wright, Kentucky

Santacon
December 11, 2021
Downtown and Mt. Adams in Cincinnati and Covington, Kentucky
10,000 Santas will flood Cincinnati!

Second Saturday Flea Market
December 11, 2021
Laurel Bend at 86 Oldham Dr., Falmouth, Kentucky
Find a treasure

Sing a Song of Christmas with Nancy James
December 11–12, 2021
Warsaw Federal Incline Theater at 802 Matson Pl., Cincinnati, Ohio
Get into the holiday season

The City Flea at Washington Park
December 11, 2021
1230 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Find a treasure

Holly Days
December 11–12, 2021
Heritage Village Museum at 11500 Lebanon Rd., Sharonville, Ohio
Enjoy the holidays in a 19th century fashion.

Santa and Mrs. Claus Visit
December 11, 2021
Fort Wright, Kentucky

White Christmas Parade
December 11, 2021
Augusta, Kentucky
Bring in the holiday season with this traditional parade

Winter Ball
December 11, 2021
Music Hall at 1241 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
DJ and special dance performances

Christkindlmarkt
December 12, 2021
6th St. Promenade, Covington, Kentucky
Open-air artisan market

Christmas in the Park/Luminary Night
December 12, 2021
Park Hills, Kentucky
Park Hills will have a magical evening filled with lights!

Santa Photos – Hamilton, Ohio
December 12, 2021
229 Dayton St., Hamilton, Ohio
Goto KcKenzie & Snyder’s parking lot and meet Santa and receive a free photo; no contact friendly set up

Lebanon – Outdoor Christmas Decor Judging
December 14, 2021
Lebanon, Ohio
The Lebanon Council of Garden Clubs is judging the city’s residential holiday decor. Turn on your lights, Lebanon!

The Nutcracker
December 16–26, 2021
Music Hall at 1241 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy this classic ballet!

Final Friday
December 17, 2021
Pendleton Art Center at 1310 Pendleton St., Cincinnati, Ohio
Meet the artists and purchase artwork

Sister’s Christmas Catechism: The Mystery of the Magi’s Gold
December 17, 2021
Aronoff Center at 650 Walnut St., Cincinnati, Ohio
CSI: Bethlehem with a local choir!

Brent Smith & Zach Myers
December 18, 2021
The Andrew J. Brady ICON Music Center at 25 Race Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Concert

Migrate, Hibernate or Tolerate Hike
December 18, 2021
Harbin Park at 1300 Hunter Rd., Fairfield, Ohio
Must register for hike

Queen City Vaudevillians
December 18, 2021
Falcon Theatre at 636 Monmouth Street, Newport, Kentucky
Holiday Hijinks show

Upstander Family Museum Tour
December 19, 2021
Nancy and David Wolf Holocaust and Humanity Center at 1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio Learn about the Holocaust

Holiday House-Decorating Contest
December 23, 2021
Ft. Thomas, Kentucky

Rick Springfield Concert
December 29, 2021
The Andrew J. Brady ICON Music Center at 25 Race Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Singing: I wish I had Jessie’s girl!

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi in Concert
December 29–30, 2021
Music Hall at 1241 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Watch the film while listening to the music of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Clutch
December 31, 2021
The Andrew J. Brady ICON Music Center at 25 Race Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Concert

New Year’s Eve at Music Hall: Shaken Not Stirred

December 31, 2021
Music Hall at 1241 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Bring in the new year with music!

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DAYTON AND SPRINGFIELD OHIO

Holiday Lights at Lost Creek Reserve
Through December 26, 2021
Lost Creek Reserve at 2645 E. St. Rt. 41 in Troy, Ohio
Drive-through light tour! (closed Christmas Eve and Day)

A Carillon Christmas
Through December 30, 2021
Carillon Park at 1000 Carillon Boulevard, Dayton, Ohio
Enjoy the Carillon Tree of Light, candy cane slopes, train rides and more!
Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

A Christrmas Story – The Musical
Through December 30, 3031
La Comedia Dinner Theatre at765 W Central Ave, Springboro, Ohio
You’ll shoot your eye out!

Clifton Mill Christmas Lights
Through December 30, 2021
Clifton Mill at 75 Water Street in Clifton, Ohio
3.5 million Christmas lights throughout the mill, riverbanks and bridges

Wintergarden Wonderland – Rikes Holiday Windows
Through December 31, 2021
Schuster Center Wintergarden at Second and Main Streets, Dayton, Ohio
Enjoy the magic of the holiday windows! Note: may not be available during performances

Woodland Lights 2021
Through December 30, 2021 (various nights)
Countryside Park at 895 Miamisburg Centerville Rd., Washington Township, Ohio
Walk the half-mile path of holiday lights and displays

Whispering Christmas
Through December 31, 2021
Fort St. Clair Park at 135 Camden Road, Eaton, Ohio
Drive-thru lights display with 2 million lights

Riverscape Ice Skating
Through February 2022
Riverscape MetroPark at 111 E. Monument Ave., Dayton, Ohio
The region’s largest outdoor ice rink!

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ParkLights at Caesar Ford Park
520 S. Stringtown Rd., Xenia, Ohio
December 1–31, 2021
110 LED light displays to view from your car

Downtown Tipp City Tree Lighting
December 3, 2021
Zion Luthern Church at the corner of N. 3rd and Main Streets, Tipp City, Ohio
Live music, treats and Santa visit

Family Gingerbread House Challenge
December 3, 2021
Miamisburg Community Center at 305 E. Central Ave., Miamisburg, Ohio
Be supplied with a kit to make a gingerbread house! Snacks and holiday music. Must pre-register.

First Friday Downtown Dayton
December 3, 2021
Downtown Dayton, Ohio
Shops, galleries, restaurants, pubs and more

Hip Hop Nutcracker
December 3, 2021
Victoria Theatre at 138 N. Main Street, Dayton, Ohio
Contemporary dance set to the timeless music of Tchaikovsky

Holiday Pops
December 3–4, 2021
The Schuster Center at 1 W. 2nd St., Dayton, Ohio
Dayton Philharmonic will be playing holiday favorites

Hometown Holiday Festival, Parade and Tree Lighting
December 3, 2021
Second Street and Main Street, Fairborn, Ohio

Jingle Bells, Batman Smells
December 3–12, 2021 (various dates)
Town Hall Theatre at 27 N. Main St., Centerville, Ohio
Adventure with June B. Jones!

Kettering Mayor’s Tree Lighting
December 3, 2021
Lincoln Park Civic Commons at 675 Lincoln Park Blvd., Kettering, Ohio
Sing carols, hot chocolate and cookies

Light the Night Shopping
December 3, 2021
Downtown Troy, Ohio
Luminaries will line the streets!

Santa Paws
December 3, 2021
Lincoln Park at Lincoln Park Blvd., Kettering, Ohio
Holiday lights will be on. Bring your dog and photos with Canine Kringle. Tree lighting ceremony

A Winnie-the-Pooh Christmas Tail
December 3–10, 2021
Beavercreek Community Theatre at 3868 Dayton-Xenia Road, Beavercreek, Ohio
A tale about Christmas Eve

Arctic Dash Mud Run
December 4, 2021
YMCA Camp Kern at 5291 SR 350, Oregonia, Ohio
6k with obstacles, trail runs and mud!

Holly Jolly Vendor Fair
December 4, 2021
Warren County Fairgrounds at 665 N. Broadway, Lebanon, Ohio
Local vendors and artisans

Mayor’s Tree Lighting in Miamisburg
December 4, 2021
Riverfront Park at 3 N. Miami Ave., Miamisburg, Ohio
See the tree light up and enjoy holiday activities; Parade at 4pm

Purple Poinsettia Craft & Vendor Show
December 4–5, 2021
Greene County Fairgrounds at 120 Fairground Rd., Xenia, Ohio
100 booths of all kinds of wonderful things

St. Helen Christmas Bazaar
December 4, 2021
St. Helen Catholic School at 5086 Burkhart Rd., Riverside, Ohio
50 vendors plus lunch and bake sale

Trans-Siberian Orchestra at The Nutter Center
December 4, 2021
3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton, Ohio
A rock opera

Victorian Afternoon Tea at Patterson Homestead
December 4, 5, 11 and 12, 2021
1815 Brown Street, Dayton, Ohio
Three-course tea service. Registration required

Czech Club Christmas Dance
December 5, 2021
922 Valley Street, Dayton, Ohio
Dancing, drinks and food

Dayton Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis
December 5, 2021
Centerville High School at 500 E. Franklin St., Centerville, Ohio
Wear a holiday costume!

Simunye Carol Sing
December 5, 2021
Esplanade, Downtown Springfield, Ohio
5–6:30pm; singing, baked goods and cocoa
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Skinner Pipe Organ Performance
December 5 and 19, 2021
Mimi & Stuart Rose Auditorium at the Dayton Art Institute at 456 Belmonte Park North, Dayton, Ohio
Enjoy the concert

Vandalia Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Market
December 5, 2021
Vandalia Rec Center at 111 Stonequarry Rd., Vandalia, Ohio
Enjoy the holiday festivities

Deeds Carillon Concerts
December 7, 2021
Carillon Park at 1000 Carillon Blvd., Dayton, Ohio
Concert by carilonneur Larry Winestein

Horse and Carriage Ride – Downtown Springfield
December 7, 14 and 21, 2021
Downtown Springfield, Ohio
Get into the holiday spirit

Plane Talks
December 7, 2021
National Museum of the US Air Force at 1100 Spaatz Street, Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio (Dayton)
Experts will chat about the exhibit planes

Swingin’ Sounds of the Season
December 7, 2021
Charles I. Lathrem Senior Center at 2900 Glengarry Dr., Kettering, Ohio
Holiday classics

Santa Claus at the Esplanade
December 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2021
Downtown Springfield, Ohio

Dayton Ballet’s The Nutcracker
December 10–19, 2021 (various dates)
The Schuster Center at 1 W. 2nd St., Dayton, Ohio
An annual tradition for the holidays

ChristKindlemarkt
December 11–12, 2021
Dayton Liederkranz Turner at 400 E. Fifth Street, Dayton, Ohio
Shop at a German-style Christmas market
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Christmas with the Celts
December 11, 2021
Clark State University Performing Arts Center at 300 S. Fountain Ave., Springfield, Ohio
Irish music and dance

Soft Santa
December 12, 2021
Miamisburg Community Park Learning Center at 550 S. 1st Street, Miamisburg, Ohio
Sensory-friendly environment to meet Santa

Sundaes with Santa
December 12, 2021
Miamisburg Community Park Learning Center at 550 S. 1st Street, Miamisburg, Ohio
Make a sundae, decorate a cookie and search for candy canes

Hairspray National Broadway Tour
December 14, 2021
Clark State Performing Arts Center, Springfield, Ohio
A murder mystery

Open Aircraft Days at the Air Force Museum
December 18, 2021
National Museum of the US Air Force at 1100 Spaatz St., Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
Up-close look at different aircraft

3rd Sunday at Front Street
December 19, 2021
Front Street, Dayton, Ohio
Market, art galleries, food trucks, live music from 11am–4pm
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Santa Sunday
December 19, 2021
City of Milford, Ohio
Santa climbs on the fire truck and visits each Milford neighborhood with treats from 1–6pm

Cirque Dreams Holidaze
December 20–26, 2021 (various dates)
Victoria Theatre at 138 N. Main St., Dayton, Ohio
Contemporary circus artistry

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas
December 20, 2021
Clark State Performing Arts Center, Springfield, Ohio
Enjoy this holiday production

Straight No Chaser: Back in the High Life Tour
December 22, 2021
The Schuster Center at 1 W. 2nd St., Dayton, Ohio
Male a cappella group

Christmas Eve Luminaries – David’s Cemetery
December 24, 2021
4600 Mad River Road, Kettering, Ohio
Over 4,600 luminaries and 1,400 wreathes

New Year’s Eve Dinner Dance
December 31, 2021
American Czechoslovakian Club at 922 Valley Street, Dayton, Ohio
Frank Moravcik Band


SOUTHEASTERN INDIANA

Snowman Contest
Through December 17, 2021
Businesses throughout Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Vote for your favorite decorated snowman

A Victorian Christmas Exhibit at Hillforest
Through December 30, 2021 (Tuesdays – Sundays. Closed on Thanksgiving)
213 Fifth Street, Aurora, Indiana
Go back in time to experience a Victorian Christmas

Inflatable Wonderland
Through January 1, 2022
2026 N. Old Michigan Rd., Osgood, Indiana
Drive through the arches to see over 400 inflatables

Winter Wonderland Ice Skating Rink
Through January 2, 2022
Lawrenceburg, Indiana


Lohrum Christmas in the Park
December 1 – January 1, 2022
Ripley County Fairgrounds at 525 W. Beech St., Osgood, Indiana
Walk or drive through the light display

Home for the Holidays Parade and Tree Lighting

December 3, 2021
Downtown Batesville, Batesville, Indiana
Parade at 6pm; Santa, carriage rides, activities

Holiday Affair on the Square
December 4, 2021
Versailles Courthouse Square at 101 E. 1st North St., Versailles, Indiana
Santa parade, tree lighting, good bags and activities

Miracle on Main Street
December 4, 11, 12,18 and 19, 2021
Aurora, Indiana
Breakfast with Santa

Winter Wonderland Parade and Festivities
December 4, 2021
Downtown Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Crafts, holiday express train, ice carvers, and more

The Nutcracker/Madcap Puppets

December 11, 2021
25969 Dole Rd., West Harrison, Indiana
North Dearborn Branch Library

Sippin with Santa
December 11, 2021
315 Importing Street, Aurora, Indiana

Dancing on Main
Main Street, Aurora, Indiana
December 31, 2021

Perfect North New Year’s Eve Fireworks
December 31, 2021
Perfect North Slopes at 19074 Perfect Lane, Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Skiing, snowboarding and fireworks

Updated November 11, 2021