Local Guide to November 2021 Events and Things to Do

November 2021 local events Sibcy Cline

November is such a great month for enjoying community events. Part of the month is focused on fall-related things to do, while the latter days concentrate on the upcoming holiday season. Take a look at our long list of festivals, plays, ballets, musicals and holiday-themed things to do. Your calendar is going to fill up!

Events are in first by region (Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky; Dayton/Springfield, Ohio; Southeastern Indiana) and then by date.

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


All Hallows’ Eve – Terror Town
Through November 6, 2021
1449 Greenbush Cobb Rd., Williamsburg, Ohio
19th century town and haunted trail

The West End
Through November 7, 2021 (various dates)
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park at 962 Mt. Adams Circle, Cincinnati, Ohio
1941 Cincinnati’s historic West End historic drama

Romeo & Juliet
Through November 13, 2021 (various dates)
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company at 1195 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
A classic play about love

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 Willie John

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

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!


Fountain Square Ice Skating
November 1, 2021 – February 22, 2022
Fountain Square at corner of Vine and 5th Streets, Cincinnati, Ohio
Book your dates!

Daughtry: The Dearly Beloved Tour
November 2, 2021
Andrew Brady Icon Music Center, Cincinnati, Ohio

Movie Night on the Levee
November 4, 11 and 18, 2021 (Thursdays) (+ Dec 2, 9, 16 & 23)
One Levee Way, Newport, Kentucky
Family-friendly movies; bring blankets and chairs

Champions of Magic
November 5–6, 2021
Aronoff Center for the Arts at 650 Walnut St., Cincinnati, Ohio
Illusions using supercars, water tank and more

Hearthwarming Holidays
November 5–7, 2021
Downtown Waynesville, Ohio
Shop for the holidays!

King Arthur’s Camelot
November 5–7, 2021
Music Hall at 1241 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Cincinnati Ballet performance

Oakley Masquerade
November 5, 2021
20th Century Theater at 3021 Madison Rd., Oakley (Cincinnati), Ohio
Halloween costume party

Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening
November 6, 2021
Andrew Brady Icon Music Center, Cincinnati, Ohio

Signature Over-the-Rhine Tour
November 6 and 20, 2021 (+Dec 4)
Findlay Market at 1801 Race St., Cincinnati, Ohio
Guided tour through the German historic district. Stop at 4 restaurants for lunch and wine/beer.r.

Veterans Day Celebration
November 6, 2021
Tower Park at 900 S. Ft. Thomas Ave., Ft. Thomas, Kentucky
11am ceremony

Flags of Honor
November 7–13, 2021
Spring Grove Cemetery at 4521 Spring Grove Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Tribute to Veterans

Second Annual Oy Vey 5K
November 7, 2021
Mayerson JCC at 8485 Ridge Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio
Walk or run 3.1 miles through Amberley Village

Planting Grandma
November 9, 2021
Aronoff Center for the Arts at 650 Walnut, Cincinnati, Ohio
A play for local playwright Liz Coley

Blue Ash Veterans Day Ceremony
November 11, 2021
Bicentennial Veterans Memorial Park at 4871 Cooper Rd., Blue Ash, Ohio
Ceremony begins at 10:30am

Fairfield Township Veterans Day Parade
November 11, 2021
Heroes Park Memorial Site, Fairfield Township, Ohio

Oxford Veterans Day Ceremony
November 11, 2021
Memorial Park, Uptown Oxford, Ohio

St. Martin of Tours Martinfest
November 11, 2021
3720 St. Martin’s Place, Cheviot (Cincinnati), Ohio
Catered dinner, major award raffle and more

Veterans Day Ceremony
November 11, 2021
Oxford Community Arts Center at 10 S. College Ave., Oxford, Ohio
Ceremony at 11am

8th Annual “Art Local” Art Show
November 12–13, 2021
Centennial Barn at 110 Compton Road, Cincinnati, Ohio
Gallery of local artwork

Christmas Night of Lights
November 12, 2021 – January 2, 2022
Coney Island at 6201 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Light show synchronized to holiday music

Gary Clark Jr.
November 12, 2021
Andrew Brady Icon Music Center, Cincinnati, Ohio

Greater Cincinnati Holiday Market
November 12–14, 2021
Duke Energy Convention Center at 525 Elm St., Cincinnati, Ohio
Start your holiday shopping

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
November 12–20, 2021
Aronoff Centers for the Arts at 650 Walnut St., Cincinnati, Ohio
Based on the movie

Walk on Wilburn
November 12, 2021 (+Dec 10, Jan 14)
East Walnut Hills business district along Woodburn Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Shop, eat and enjoy

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

Kentucky Symphony Orchestra
November 13, 2021
Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter in Chains, 325 W 8th St., Cincinnati, Ohio
Psalms Sung Blue

Christmas at EnterTRAINment Junction
November 13, 2021 – January 2, 2022
7379 Squire Court, West Chester, Ohio
A holiday tradition with the magic of trains!

Light Up the Fair
November 13 – January 2, 2022
Boone County Fairgrounds at 5819 Idlewild Road in Burlington, Kentucky
Mile-long drive of twinkling lights that sync up to music

The Market
November 13, 2021
Medpace at 5375 Medpace Way, Madisonville (Cincinnati), Ohio
35+ local vendors

MercyMe –Inhale Concert
November 13, 2021
Heritage Bank Center at 100 Broadway, Cincinnati, Ohio

S. Martin of Tours Martinfest
November 13, 2021
3720 St. Martin’s Place, Cheviot (Cincinnati), Ohio
Raffles, catered dinner and more

Second Saturday Flea Market
November 13, 2021 (+Dec 11)
Laurel Bend at 86 Oldham Dr., Falmouth, Kentucky
Find a treasure

Maysville Veterans Day Parade
November 14, 2021
Maysville, Kentucky
Parade begins at 2pm

Nelly: Lil Bit of Music
November 14, 2021
Andrew Brady Icon Music Center at 25 Race Street, Cincinnati, Ohio

Cin City Reptile Show
November 14, 2021
Holiday Inn at Centre Park of West Chester at 5800 Mulhauser Road, West Chester, Ohio

Second Sunday on Main
November 14, 2021
Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio
100+ vendors with a parade

Period Dinner
November 17, 2021
Heritage Village Museum at 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville (Cincinnati), Ohio
Sample 19th century cuisine

November 17 – December 5, 2021
Aronoff Center for the Arts at 650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
A Broadway sensation

Miami Township’s Holiday Parade
November 18, 2021
Miami Township, Ohio
Business 28 from Miami Plaza to Wolfpen Pleasant Rd
Bands, floats, civic organizations; starts at 7pm

November 19–21, 2021
Germania Society of Cincinnati at 3529 W. Kemper Road in Cincinnati, Ohio
Heated tents with German music, children’s lantern parade, petting zoo, German food and drinks as well as German ornaments available for purchase.

Every Christmas Story Every Told
November 19 – December 26, 2021 (various dates)
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company at 1195 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
An irreverent look at holiday classics

Holiday in Lights
November 19 – 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)

Jourrney Borealis (formerly Holiday Lights on the Hill)
November 19, 2021 – 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

North Pole Express
November 19 – 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.

PNC Festival of Lights
November 19, 2021 – January 9, 2022
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden at 3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Come and see the magical lights!

Little Women
November 19–21, 2021
Fairfield Community Arts Center at 411 Wessel Dr., Fairfield, Ohio
Fairfield Footlighters presents a classic story

November 19 – December 4, 2021 (various dates)
Falcon Theatre at 636 Monmonth Street, Newport, Kentucky
A play to enjoy

The Christmas Ranch
November 20 – December 23, 2021
Morrow, Ohio
One million holiday lights that are synced to music

Highly Improvable Comedy Show
November 20, 2021
Clifton Cultural Arts Center at 2728 Short Vine, Cincinnati, Ohio
Unscripted fun!

Jim Gaffigan –The Fun Tour
November 20, 2021
Heritage Bank Center at 100 Broadway, Cincinnati, Ohio
Comedy show

Light Up the Levee
November 20, 2021
Newport on the Levee at 1 Levee Way, Newport, Kentucky
Visit from Santa, family activities and more

Winter Tree ID Hike
November 20, 2021
Harbin Park at 1300 Hunter Rd., Fairfield, Ohio
Must register for hike

Santa House on the Levee
November 21 – December 23, 2021
Newport on the Levee at 1 Levee Way, Newport, Kentucky
Book your appointment for a photo shoot

St. Boniface Thanksgiving Festival
November 21, 2021
4305 Pitts Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Turkey or roast beef dinner

Holiday Junction Featuring the Duke Energy Holiday Trains
November 12 – December 31, 2021
Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal, 1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
A holiday tradition for 70+ years with trains and scenery

A Christmas Carol
November 24 – December 30, 2021
926 Mount Adams Circle at Playhouse in the Park in Cincinnati, Ohio
Bah! Humbug!

Light Up Middletown
November 25 – December 31, 2021
500 Tytus Avenue at Smith Park in Middletown, Ohio
Drive-through light display!

Thanksgiving Day 10k Run and Walk
November 25, 2021
Paul Brown Stadium in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
The 109th year for this annual event. Run/walk and then go home to gobble down!

Bellevue Christmas Walk
November 26–27, 2021
Fairfield Avenue, Bellevue, Kentucky

Christmas Time at the Ark
November 26 – December 30, 2021 (various dates)
1 Ark Encounter Drive, Williamstown, Kentucky
Projection show and other activities

Christmas Town
November 26 – December 30, 2021 (various dates)
Creation Museum at 2800 Bullittsburg Church Road, Petersburg, Kentucky
Live nativity and light display

Fairfield Township Tree Light Ceremony
November 26, 2021
Fairfield Township, Ohio

Final Friday
November 26, 2021 (+Dec 17)
Pendleton Art Center at 1310 Pendleton St., Cincinnati, Ohio
Meet the artists and purchase artwork

Greater Cincinnati Winterfair
November 26–28, 2021
Northern Kentucky Convention Center at 1 W. RiverCenter Blvd., Covington, Kentucky
Enjoy holiday shopping for ceramics, glass, jewelry, sculpture, painting and photography pieces

Hometown for the Holidays
November 26–28, 2021
Downtown Milford, Ohio
Shop for the holidays and enjoy carolers and see Santa

Lumaze Christmas Light Festival
November 26 – 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

Milford Annual Tree Lighting
November 26, 2021
Memorial Park in downtown Milford, Ohio

Water Wonderland with Scuba Santa
November 26 – December 24, 2021
1 Aquarium Way at Newport Aquarium in Newport, Kentucky
Visit underwater Santa!

November 26 – December 31, 2021 (select evenings)
Kings Island at 6300 Kings Island Drive, Mason, Ohio
Ice skating, magical Christmas tree, rides, lights and more

Holiday Teas
November 27 – December 18, 2021 (various dates)
Taft Museum of Art at 316 Pike St., Cincinnati, Ohio
Festive afternoon tea

Madcap Puppets presents The Nutcracker
November 27, 2021
ET Carson Lodge at 218 Ludlow Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Holiday classic with puppetry

Santa’s Workshop
November 27, 2021 (+Dec 4, 5, 11, 12, 18 and 19)
Washington Park, Cincinnati, Ohio
Socially distanced photos with Santa; bring your camera

Scottish Tartan Ball
November 27, 2021
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza at 35 W. 5th St., Cincinnati, Ohio
Live music, dancing. Wear your kilt!

WestSide Market
November 27, 2021
3719 Harrison Ave., downtown Cheviot, Ohio
Market pop-up with homemade items, baked goods, vintage fins and local brews

Tree Lighting – Fort Wright
November 28, 2021
409 Kyles Lane, Fort Wright, Kentucky

Menorah Lights on the Levee
November 28, 2021
Newport on the Levee at 1 Levee Way, Newport, Kentucky

Tree Lighting at Ft. Wright
November 28, 2021
409 Kyles Lane, Fort Wright, Kentucky
Celebrate the first night of Hanukkah

Lebanon Businesses – Holiday Lights Judging
November 30, 2021
Lebanon, Ohio
The Lebanon Council of Garden Clubs is judging the city’s businesses’ holiday decor and lights. Turn on your lights, Lebanon!


Through November 7, 2021 (various dates)
The Loft Theatre at 126 N. Main Street, Dayton, Ohio
Play about an air guitar competition

Art on the Commons
Through November 20, 2021
Rosewood Arts Centre at 2655 Olson Dr., Kettering, Ohio
Rotating exhibitions and virtual experience


A Christrmas Story – The Musical
November 4 – December 30, 3031
La Comedia Dinner Theatre at765 W Central Ave, Springboro, Ohio
You’ll shoot your eye out!

AcadeCon – Tabletop Gaming Convention
November 5–7, 2021
Dayton Convention Center at 22 E. Fifth Street, Dayton, Ohio
Board games, role-playing games and more

Enchanted Wonderland Weekend with Live Models
November 5–7, 2021
Downtown Troy, Ohio
Live models in the downtown windows of Troy businesses on 11/5. Start holiday shopping

First Friday Downtown Dayton
November 5, 2021 (+Dec 3)
Downtown Dayton, Ohio
Shops, galleries, restaurants, pubs and more

Red Herring
November 5–7, 2021
Clark State Performing Arts Center, Springfield, Ohio
A murder mystery

Dayton Funk: A Tribute to Dayton’s Funk Legacy
November 6, 2021
The Schuster Center at 1 W. 2nd St., Dayton, Ohio
Dayton Philharmonic Rockin’ Orchestra Series

GRIMMZ Fairy Tales
November 6, 2021
Victoria Theatre at 138 N. Main St., Dayton, Ohio
Hip hop urban performance of fairy tales

Insulator Collectors Show
November 6, 2021
Clark County Fairgrounds at 4401 S. Charleston Pike, Springfield, Ohio
View collections, buying and selling

NMRA Annual Dayton Train Show
November 6–7, 2021
Montgomery County Fairgrounds at 645 Infirmary Road, Dayton, Ohio
Vendors, exhibitors, food trucks

Urban Loft Tour
November 6, 2021
Downtown Urbana, Ohio
See loft apartments, office and commercial spaces

Bellbrook Sugarcreek Park District’s Bake Off
November 7, 2021
2751 Washington Mill Rd., Bellbrook, Ohio
Register to compete

Invoke: Vanguard Legacy Concert
November 7, 2021
University of Dayton Sears Recital Hall at 300 College Park, Dayton, Ohio

Skinner Pipe Organ Performance
November 7 and 21, 2021 (+Dec 5 and 19)
Mimi & Stuart Rose Auditorium at the Dayton Art Institute at 456 Belmonte Park North, Dayton, Ohio

That Golden Girls Show! A Puppet Parody
November 9, 2021
Victoria Theatre at 138 N. Main Street, Dayton, Ohio
Best for an audience 16+. Quick-witted fun!

Beavercreek Veterans Day Ceremony
November 11, 2021
Veterans Memorial Park at 1911 N. Fairfield Rd.,, Beavercreek, Ohio
Ceremony begins at 2pm

Plane Talks
November 11, 2021 (+Dec 7)
National Museum of the US Air Force at 1100 Spaatz Street, Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio (Dayton)
Experts will chat about the exhibit planes

Tchaikovsky’s Passion
November 12–13, 2021
The Schuster Center at 1 W 2nd Street, Dayton, Ohio
The Dayton Philharmonic Masterworks Services

Autumn Open 5K 2021
November 13, 2021
YMCA of Greater Dayton at 7251 Shull Rd., Huber Heights, Ohio

Deck the Hall Christmas Bazaar
November 13, 2021
St. Francis de Sales at 20A Desales Ave., Lebanon, Ohio
Crafts, Santa and more

Holiday Arts and Crafts Show
November 13, 2021
Kettering Recreation Center at 2900 Glengarry Dr., Kettering, Ohio
Holiday shopping!

Open Aircraft Days at the Air Force Museum
November 13, 2021 (+Dec 18)
National Museum of the US Air Force at 1100 Spaatz St., Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
Up-close look at different aircraft

Jeff Dunham: Seriously!?
November 18, 2021
Wright State University’s Nutter Center at 2640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton, Ohio
Comedy show

Christmas in Historic Springboro Festival
November 19–21, 2021
Springboro, Ohio
The best way to spread Christmas cheer, is singing loud for all to hear!
Shops, see Santa and more!

Sign of Life: The American Pink Floyd

November 19, 2021
Dayton Masonic Center at 525 W. Riverview Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Live Pink Floyd music set to a light and video show

Springfield Antique Show
November 19–20 2021
Clark County Fairgrounds at 4401 S. Charleston Pike, Springfield, Ohio
Enjoy the hunt for a treasure!

Deeds Carillon Concert
November 20 and 23, 2021 (+Dec 7)
Carillon Park at 1000 Carillon Blvd., Dayton, Ohio
Listen to carillonneur Larry Weinstein

Hometown HolidDazzle Illuminated Parade and Festival
November 20, 2021
Wilmington, Ohio
All kind of wonderful holiday wonderfulness and a parade!

Ringing in the Holidays
November 20, 2021
Carillon Park at 1000 Carillon Boulevard, Dayton, Ohio
A holiday gala!

Springfield Antique Show
November 20–21, 2021
Clark County Fairgrounds in Springfield, Ohio
Find something special for your home!

Super Science Saturday – Boonshoft Museum of Discovery
November 20, 2021
2600 Deweese Parkway, Dayton, Ohio
Free access to the museum

3rd Sunday at Front Street
November 21, 2021 (+Dec 19)
Front Street, Dayton, Ohio
Market, art galleries, food trucks, live music from 11am–4pm

Woodland Lights 2021
November 21 – 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

3rd Sunday at Front Street
November 21, 2021 (+ Dec 19)
Front Street, Dayton, Ohio
Market, art galleries, food trucks, live music from 11am–4pm

A Carillon Christmas
November 23 – December 30, 2021 (closed Thanksgiving Day, Xmas Eve and Xmas Day)
Carillon Park at 1000 Carillon Boulevard, Dayton, Ohio
Enjoy the Carillon Tree of Light, candy cane slopes, train rides and more

Cats Broadway Show
November 23–28, 2021 (various dates)
The Schuster Center at 1 W. 2nd. Street, Dayton, Ohio
Andrew Lloyd Weber’s longtime production. Meow

Clifton Mill Christmas Lights
November 26 – December 30, 2021
Clifton Mill at 75 Water Street in Clifton, Ohio
3.5 million Christmas lights throughout the mill, riverbanks and bridges

Dayton Holiday Festival
November 26, 2021
Downtown Dayton, Ohio
Children’s parade, tree lighting on Courthouse Square and more

Grand Illumination
November 26, 2021
Downtown Troy, Ohio
Lighting of the Christmas tree, carriage rides, Santa and more

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

Riverscape Ice Skating
November 26, 2021 – February 2022
Riverscape MetroPark at 111 E. Monument Ave., Dayton, Ohio
The region’s largest outdoor ice rink!

Englewood Holiday Open House
November 27, 2021
Englewood Government Center, Englewood, Ohio
Music, Santa, cookiies

Whispering Christmas
November 26 – December 31, 2021
Fort St. Clair Park at 135 Camden Road, Eaton, Ohio
Drive-thru lights display with 2 million lights

Cincinnati Streetcar “Christmas” Food Tour
November 27 – December 18, 2021 (Saturdays)
Graeter’s Ice Cream on Fountain Square at 511 Walnut St., Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy several streetcar stops for some delicious treats

Holiday Celebration in Englewood
November 27, 2021
Englewood Government Center at 333 W. National Rd., Englewood, Ohio
Holiday music, Santa Claus and cookies!

Promont Holiday Home Tours
November 27, 2021 (+Dec 5 and 19)
906 Main Street, Milford, Ohio
1-4pm – Tour this historic home museum

Horse and Carriage Ride – Downtown Springfield
November 30, 2021 (+December 7, 14 and 21)
Downtown Springfield, Ohio
Get into the holiday spirit


Winter Wonderland Ice Skating Rink
November 6, 2021 – January 2, 2022
Lawrenceburg, Indiana

Whiskey City Festival

November 6, 2021
Lawrenceburg, Indiana

Madison Main Street Holiday Open House
November 12–14, 2021
Madison Main Street, Madison, Indiana
Start holiday shopping

Hello Holidays Market
November 13, 2021
Downtown Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Local holiday shopping

Snowman Contest
November 13 – December 17, 2021
Businesses throughout Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Vote for your favorite decorated snowman

A Victorian Christmas Exhibit at Hillforest
November 20 – December 30, 2021 (Tuesdays – Sundays. Closed on Thanksgiving)
213 Fifth Street, Aurora, Indiana
Go back in time to experience a Victorian Christmas

Small Business Saturday
November 27, 2021
Madison Main St., Madison, Indiana
Support local businesses

Snowman Scavenger Hunt
November 27, 2021
Downtown Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Complete the hunt for a box of holiday cookies and sweet treats

Updated: October 23, 2021