December 2017 Festivals and Events throughout Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Northern Kentucky; and Southeastern Indiana

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It’s December and time to enjoy all of the wonder of the holidays. There is so much to do this month – shows, parades, light shows, plays, luminaries… and more! Take a look at what is happening in December throughout Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Northern Kentucky; and Southeastern Indiana. There are over 100 event to attend!

Events in order by date.

THROUGHOUT THE MONTH…

Timeless Memories of Christmas
November 1 – December 31, 2017
La Comedia Dinner Theatre at 765 W. Central Avenue in Springboro, Ohio
Enjoy dinner and live theater with Christmas carols and more!

Antique Christmas
November 3, 2017 – January 7, 2018
316 Pike Street at the Taft Museum of Art in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
See antique ornaments and toys at this festive display.

The Kinsey African American Art & History Collection
November 4 – February 3, 2018
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center at 50 East Freedom Way in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
Views artifacts and artwork that spans 400 years of history

Timeless Memories of Christmas at La Comedia
November 8 – December 30, 2017
La Comedia Dinner Theatre at 765 W. Central Ave., Springboro, Ohio
Christmas carols, costumers and holiday fare!

Christmas Night of Lights
November 10, 2017 – January 1, 2018
Coney Island at 6201 Kellogg Avenue in Cincinnati, Ohio
Two-mile car ride through Cincinnati displays and light shows

Holiday Junction  featuring Brickopolis
November 10, 2017 – January 1, 2018
1301 Western Avenue at the Cincinnati Museum Center in Cincinnati, Ohio
Celebrate the holiday with motorized trains, LEGO landscaped and whimsical scenes

Christmas at EnterTRAINment Junction
November 11 – January 1, 2018
7379 Squire Court in West Chester, Ohio
Enjoy holiday trains! Entrance fee.

Holiday Toy Trains
November 11, 2017 January 14, 2018
Behringer-Crawford Museum in Covington, Kentucky
Enjoy all of the choo choos!

Holiday Lights at Sharon Woods
November 17- December 31, 2017
Route 42 Sharon Woods in Sharonville, Ohio (Cincinnati)
Outdoor Christmas lights display to enjoy while driving through Sharon Woods

Holiday Lights on the Hill
November 17 – December 31, 2017
1763 Ohio 128 (Hamilton-Cleves Road) at Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park in Hamilton, Ohio
Two-mile round trip drive-through light display

PNC Festival of Lights
November 18, 2017 – January 1, 2018
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden in Cincinnati, Ohio
Stroll through themed areas of holiday lights while visiting Fiona and the other zoo animals

Cincinnati Choo Choo Holiday Show
November 18, 2017 –  January 7, 2018
Krohn Conservatory
Train runs through a scenic wonderland of lowers and recreation of iconic Cincinnati landmarks

Victorian Christmas
November 21 – December 30, 2017
Hillforest Victorian House Museum at 213 Fifth Street in Aurora, Indiana
Step back into time and see Christmas as it was celebrated years ago.

A Christmas Carol
November 22 – December 30, 2017
926 Mount Adams Circle at Playhouse in the Park in Cincinnati, Ohio
Bah! Humbug!

Light Up Middletown
November 23 – December 31, 2017
Downtown Middletown, Ohio.
Drive-through light display!

LM&M Railroad North Pole Express
November 24 –  December 24, 2017 (select days)
127 S. Mechanic St. at the Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad in Lebanon, Ohio
Nine-mile round-trip train ride with Santa and cocoa

Winterfest
November 24 – December 30, 2017
Kings Island in Mason, Ohio
Nine winter wonderlands featuring holiday lights, ice skating, rides and seasonal costumed characters

Woodland Lights
November 24 – December 30, 2017 (Closed 12/24 and 12/25)
895 Miamisburg Centerville Road in Countryside Park, Ohio (Washington Township)
Miami Valley’s light festival! Half-mile wooded path of lights. Admission.

Water Wonderland with Scuba Santa
November 24 – December 31, 2017
1 Aquarium Way at Newport Aquarium in Newport, Kentucky
Visit underwater Santa!

Shillito’s Elves
November 24 – December 31, 2017
6940 Madisonville Road in Mariemont, Ohio (Cincinnati)
Remember going downtown to see all of the stores’ window displays? Shillito’s elves and Santa’s workshop are on display – now in Mariemont!

Whispering Christmas
November 24 – December 31, 2017
Fort Saint Clair Park at 135 Camden Road in Eaton, Ohio
View 2 million Christmas lights while driving through.

Clifton Mill Christmas Lights
November 24, 2017 – January 1, 2018
Clifton Mill at 75 Water Street in Clifton, Ohio
3.5 million Christmas lights throughout the mill, riverbanks and bridges

Virginia Kettering’s Holiday Train Display
November 24 – January 2, 2018
The Kettering Tower (Second and Main Streets) in Kettering, Ohio
One-of-a-kind model train display.

Rikes Wonderland Windows
November 25 – December 30, 2017
The Schuster Center at 1W. 2nd Street in downtown Dayton, Ohio
View the Rike’s department store’s holiday window displays with animated elves and lights!

Water Wonderland with Scuba Santa
November 25 – December 31,  2017
1 Aquarium Way at Newport Aquarium in Newport, Kentucky
Visit underwater Santa!

A Carillon Christmas
November 30 – December 30, 2017
Carillon Park at 1000 Carillon Boulevard in Dayton, Ohio
Enjoy Christmas lights, Santa, live music and more!

The Nutcracker
November 30 – December 2, 2017
18 W. Central Parkway at the School for Creative Performing Arts in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
A holiday tradition!

A Carillon Christmas
November 30 – December 30, 2017
Carillon Park at 1000 Carillon Boulevard in Dayton, Ohio
Enjoy Christmas lights, Santa, live music and more!

IN DECEMBER…

Cincideutsch Christkindlmarkt
November 24 – December 16, 2017 (weekends)
Fountain Square, downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
Traditional German holiday goodies!

Woodland Lights at Countryside Park
November 25 – December 3, 2017 (Weekends)
December 8 – 30, 2017 (Nightly)
Washington Township, Ohio
Walk through a half-mile wonderland of Christmas lights.

Christmas Tree Festival
November 29 – December 3, 2017
Lima, Ohio
Enjoy viewing 85 themed Christmas trees.

City of Moraine Tree-Lighting Ceremony
December 1, 2017
Moraine, Ohio
Lights, carols, cookies and hot chocolate!

Luminary Walk
December 1, 2017
Forest Field Park at 2100 E. Centerville Station Road in Dayton, Ohio
One-mile candlelit walk through Bill Yeck Park.

Kettering Mayors Christmas Tree Lighting
December 1, 2017
3600 Shroyer Road in Kettering, Ohio
Countdown to the lighting of the Christmas tree, enjoy treats and the lights of Lincoln Park

Christmas at the Kroc
December 1, 2017
1000 N. Keowee Street in Dayton, Ohio (Salvation Army and Kroc Community Center)
Tree lighting, photos with Santa and more!

The Littlest Angel
December 1-2, 2017
University of Dayton’s  Kennedy Union Boll Theatre at 300 College Park Drive in Dayton, Ohio
Performances by the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company

Homemade Holiday Dayton
December 1-2, 2017
Yellow Cab Tavern at 700 E. 4th Street in downtown Dayton, Ohio
30 artisans will be selling their goods. Enjoy food and displays!

Christmas Saengerfest
December 1-2, 2017
Memorial Hall in Over-the-Rhine in Cincinnati, Ohio
Choral performances to enjoy.

A Charlie Brown Christmas
December 1, 3, 8, 9 and 10, 2017
Lebanon Theatre Company
Da di da da di da daaaa daaaaa.

Christmas in the Village
December 1-3, 2017
Waynesville, Ohio
Enjoy costumed carolers, Santa and shopping.

Christkindlmarkt
December 1-3, 2017
Courtyard Marriott at 1 Riverfront Plaza in Hamilton, Ohio
Enjoy German everything for the holidays.

Tuna Christmas
December 1-9, 2017
2752 US 42 at Theater 42 in Lebanon, Ohio
Tuna, Texas – the third smallest town in Texas! Enjoy the play!

Awaited – A Christmas Experience
December 1-23, 2017
Crossroads Church at 3500 Madison Road in Oakley, Cincinnati, Ohio
Crossroads Church at 9900 Reading Road in Mason, Ohio
Christmas pageant with live music, singing and acting

Holiday in the Village
December 2, 2017
Downtown Montgomery, Ohio
Tree lighting, too!

Candle Night Walk
December 2, 2017
Pioneer Village at Caesar’s Creek at 3999 Pioneer Village Road in Waynesville, Ohio
All buildings will be lit by candle light!

Winterfest Reimagined
December 2, 2017
The Grove Banquet & Events Center at 9150 Winton Road in Springfield Township, Ohio (Cincinnati)
Parade, petting zoo, ice sculpture, art and more!

Christmas Home Tour in Waynesville
December 2, 2017
Waynesville, Ohio
Historic homes and buildings will be decorated for the holidays.

Crafty Supermarket Holiday Craft Show
December 2, 2017
Music Hall Ball Room in Over-the-Rhine in Cincinnati, Ohio
Handmade marketplace featuring 90+ vendors

Sing Me A Story: A Christmas Carol
December 2, 2017
Aronoff Center on Elm Street in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
The Cincinnati Boys Choir will sing many holiday classics

The Moonlight & Mistletoe Festival
December 2, 2017
418 Fairview Drive in Carlisle, Ohio
Enjoy Christmas stories, photos with Santa, live music and a cookie contest.

Luminaria in Mariemont
December 2, 2017
Village of Mariemont in Cincinnati, Ohio
Lit walkways, tree lighting and carriages rides!

Team USA Winterfest
December 2, 2017
Washington Park in Over-the-Rhine in Cincinnati, Ohio
Meet some athletes for Team USA and enjoy interactive experiences! Free s’mores.

Light Up Madeira
December 2, 2017
Downtown Madeira, Ohio
Carolers, hot chocolate, carriage rides and more!

Lebanon Carriage Parade and Christmas Festival
December 2, 2017
Downtown Lebanon, Ohio
The carriage parade is held in the afternoon and evening. Enjoy holiday shopping

Victorian Christmas Tour
December 2-3, 2017
East Row Historic District in Newport, Kentucky
Tour homes decked out for the season!

CCM’s Feast of Carols
December 2-3, 2017
Corbett Auditorium at the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy holiday music from the chamber choir, concert orchestra, men’s and women’s choruses and the Cincinnati Children’s Choir as well as a few more guest choirs

Redsfest
December 2-3, 2017
Duke Energy Convention Center in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
Meet the players and enjoy seeing everything that is the Cincinnati Reds!

Brrrbon Holiday Dinner Cruise
December 2-16, 2017 (Saturdays)
BB Riverboats
Taste premium regional bourbons and enjoy a buffet of holidays favorites with festive music.

Santa’s Workshop
December 2-23, 2017 (Saturdays 1-3pm)
Washington Park in Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio
Visit with Santa Claus!

Holiday Music Under the Dome
December 3, 2017
1786 Burlington Pike at the Boone County Main Library in Burlington, Kentucky
Enjoy holiday music!

Sweet Sounds of the Holidays 
December 3, 2017
Kettering Seventh-day Adventist Church at 3939 Stonebridge Road in Kettering, Ohio
Enjoy music from the Kettering Children’s Choir Chorale, Bach Society Chorus and more!

Model Train Show
December 3, 2017
Clark County Fairgrounds in Springfield, Ohio
See some exhibits from local clubs.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – the Musical
December 3, 2017
Aronoff Center at 650 Walnut Street in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
You’ll go down in history!

Ultimate Holiday Craft Expo 2017
December 3, 2017
Hilton Cincinnati Airport at 7373 Turfway Road in Florence, Kentucky
Enjoy shopping for holiday gifts

A Christmas Story
December 5-10, 2017
650 Walnut Street at the Aronoff Center for the Arts in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
You’ll shoot your eye out!

Happy Holidays with the Mighty Wurlitzer
December 7, 2017
1241 Elm Street at Music Hall in Over-the-Rhine in Cincinnati, Ohio
All of your holiday favorites from a Wurlitzer organ!

Batesville’s 8th Annual Tree Lighting Celebration
December 7, 2017
S. Main St. and W. George St. in downtown Batesville, Indiana
Enjoy cocoa and treats who you take a carriage ride and listen to local school bands and choirs. Santa will also be stopping by to say hello!

Swingin Holiday Celebration
December 8-9, 2017
Schuster Performing Arts Center at 1 W. Second Street in downtown Dayton, Ohio
the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra will be performing holiday classics!

An Acoustic Christmas with Over the Rhine
December 8-10, 2017
Memorial Hall at 1225 Elm Street in Over-the-Rhine in Cincinnati, Ohio
Holiday music from Over the Rhine

Holiday Pops
December 8-10, 2017
1241 Elm Street at Music Hall in Over-the-Rhine in Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy the music along with dancers and singers.

ChristmasTown at the Museum
December 8-23 and 26-30, 2017
Creation Museum at 2800 Bullittsburg Church Road in Petersburg, Kentucky
Holiday lights and more.

10th Annual White Christmas Parade
December 9, 2017
Augusta, Kentucky
Enjoy the parade, holiday lights and Santa!

CCM Ensemble-in-Residence Cincinnati Children’s Choir Holiday Concert
December 9, 2017
229 CCM Blvd. at Corbett Auditorium at the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy the holiday music!

The Illusionists: Live From Broadway
December 9, 2017
Clark State Performing Arts Center in Springfield, Ohio
Jaw-dropping performances of grand illusion

Reindog Parade
December 9, 2017
The Monastery Event Center in Mt. Adams in Cincinnati, Ohio
Pooches and their owners dress up for the holidays!

Springfield Antique Show and Flea Market
December 9, 2017
Clark County Fairgrounds in Springfield, Ohio
Browse for gifts!

Deerfield Township Tree Lighting
December 9, 2017
Deerfield Towne Center at 5085 Deerfield Blvd., Deerfield Township (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Horse-carriage rides, crafts, music and Santa!

Cincinnati SantaCon
December 9, 2017
Downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
Bar-crawl throughout downtown Cincinnati while wearing a Santa suit!

Holly Days
December 9-10, 2017
Heritage Village Museum-at Sharon Woods
Travel back in time for a 19th century holiday with craft making, train displays, music, treats and more!

Mistletoe Magic
December 9-10, 2017
Dayton Convention Center at 22 E. Fifth Street in Dayton, Ohio
View fine artisans, gourmet food while doing your holiday shopping!

Cinderella
December 9-17, 2017
317 E. Fifth Street at the Taft Theatre in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
A classic fairytale in modern way!

Giada Valenti: Love Under the Christmas Tree
December 10, 2017
Aronoff Center on Elm Street in Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy many holiday classics!

Mt. Lookout Luminaria
December 10, 2017
M. Lookout in Cincinnati, Ohio
Drive slowly while gazing at the holiday lights and lumunaries in Mt. Lookout

The Hills of Kentucky Dulcimer
December 10, 2017
7245 US 42 at Florence Library in Florence, Kentucky
Enjoy Christmas carols and holiday songs.

Kettering Children’s Choir Community Holiday Concert
December 10, 2017
Kettering Seventh Day Adventist Church at 3939 Stonebridge Road in Kettering, Ohio
The Kettering Children’s Choir Chorus Chorale, Concert Choir and Capella will be singing

Mistletoe Magic Holiday Marketplace
December 10-11, 2017
Downtown Dayton Convention Center at 25 E. 5th Street, Dayton, Ohio
Shop for gifts! Santa will be there, too!

A Christmas Story 
December 12-17, 2017
Victoria Theatre at 138 North Main Street in downtown Dayton, Ohio
You’ll shoot your eye out!

Chanukah Wonderland (Menorah Lighting)
December 14, 2017
Deerfield Towne Center at 5085 Deerfield Blvd., Deerfield Township (Cincinnati, Ohio
Tradition treats, petting zoo and music!

A Charlie Brown Christmas
December 14-17, 2017
Sinclair College’s Blair Hall Theatre at 444 E. Third Street in Dayton, Ohio
A classic – live!

Frisch’s Presents The Nutcracker
December 14-24, 2017
1241 Elm Street in Music Hall in Over-the-Rhine in Cincinnati, Ohio
Holiday fantasy from the Cincinnati Ballet!

98 Degrees at Christmas
December 15, 2017
Aronoff Center at 650 Walnut Street in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
Nick and Drew Lachey along with other band members will be singing holiday tunes.

Winter on the Bricks
December 15, 2017
Downtown Osgood, Indiana
Light displays along Brick Street, along with Santa, carolers, hot  chocolate and cookies!

The Nutcracker with the Dayton Ballet
December 15-23, 2017
The Schuster Center at 1 W. 2nd St. in downtown Dayton, Ohio
A holiday tradition to watch and enjoy!

City Flea Unwrapped Holiday Market
December 16, 2017
1230 Elm Street in Washington Park in Over-the-Rhine in Cincinnati, Ohio
Outdoor marketing with vendors and food!

Handel’s Messiah
December 17, 2017
St. Anne’s Church at 6461 Tylersville Road in West Chester, Ohio
Enjoy music from  Collegium Cincinnati

Handels Messiah
December 17, 2017
Westminster Presbyterian Church at 125 N. Wilkinson Street in Dayton, Ohio
Presentation by the Dayton Philharmonic.

Mt. Adams Luminaria
December 17, 2017
Throughout Mt. Adams in Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy the lights while strolling through Mt. Adams

Christmas with Jennifer Nettles
December 19, 2017
Taft Theatre at 317 E. Fifth Street in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy holiday music

Trans-Siberian Orchestra Winter Tour 2017
December 21, 2017
US Bank Area in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
A rockin’ way to enjoy holiday music!

Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some)
December 21-31, 2017
1195 Elm Street at the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy all of your Christmas favorite stories told in an adult fashion. (Not for kids)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Concert
December 28-30, 2107
1241 Elm Street at Music Hall in Over-the-Rhine in Cincinnati, Ohio
Listen to the music and view some of the scenes!

The Boar’s Head and Yule Log Festival
December 30-31, 2017
Christ Church at 318 E. Fourth Street in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
A yearly tradition. 14 century English attire in a Christmas pageant.

Happy Zoo Year
December 31, 2017
3400 Vine Street at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden in Cincinnati, Ohio
Early Zoo countdown with Rozzi fireworks.

New Year’s Eve: A New Stage in History
December 31, 2017
1241 Elm Street at Music Hall in Over-the-Rhine in Cincinnati, Ohio
Vintage-style songs a la poster-modern jukebox

New Year’s Eve Fireworks with the Cyclones
December 31, 2017
US Bank Arena in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
Watch the Cyclones play ice hockey followed with indoor fireworks

Harlem GlobeTrotters
December 31, 2017
Wright State University’s Nutter Center in Dayton, Ohio
Enjoy all kinds of basketball tricks!