5 Fun and Safe Holiday Things to Do in Cincinnati

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The holiday season is here! And while this year looks very different from past years, we can still get into a holiday mood with some fun and safe events around town. We’ve got 5 fun (and some free!) events around Cincinnati that are sure to put you in the holiday spirit.

Water Wonderland with Scuba Santa

Visit the Newport Aquarium now through December 31st to see Scuba Santa! Watch Santa in his full scuba gear swim with the fish and spread Christmas cheer.

PNC Festival of Lights

This annual tradition begins on November 21st through January 3rd. Walk through the Cincinnati Zoo and enjoy the magic of the spectacular light display sponsored by PNC! Reservations are required unless you’re a zoo member – visit the Cincinnati Zoo website for more details.

Fashion Square Ice Skating Rink

Lace up your skates and hit the ice at the Fashion Square ice skating rink! Enjoy the Winter Wonder Lights as you glide across the ice. Visit the Fashion Square website to reserve your spot.

Holiday Junction Featuring the Duke Energy Holiday Trains

Toot toot! Conductors of all ages will love this festive display of trains! Located at the Union Terminal, spectators can enjoy watching these toy trains zip around the “town”!

Happy Zoo Year

Join the “party animals” at the Cincinnati Zoo on December 31st to ring in the new year! This fun and festive event is perfect for kids of all ages, and a great way to celebrate the new year with little ones too.

Need More Ideas?

Visit our blog page to find more fun and free ways to celebrate the holiday season! Learn great ways to prioritize time together as a family this holiday season and also some great ways to have free holiday fun!