The first weekend of December is the pace-setter people. Do you have what it takes to go the distance? Get all those must-do happenings done early for fear you run out of time! I know one big Saturday event here at FFC will be pulling a winner for the first week of EXPERIENCE CINCINNATI. Have you entered yet? Have you entered as many times as you can? What are you waiting for? That’s a prize package fit for a KING!
As I posted about earlier this week – Holiday Follies opens tonight and has performances all this weekend and next. It really is one of the best things about Cincinnati and not to be missed! Get your tickets early!
The City of Independence’s Christmas Walk is Saturday from 6pm to 9pm. Maybe you know someone who needs a jump start of holiday cheer, maybe you do. Sara shared a lovely post about how uplifting this walk was for her last year and it might be just the ticket for your family.
You will need to head Downtown for multiple trips to squeeze in all they have to offer over the season. Trust me – we went down three weekends last year and I still feel like I missed stuff! Visit Downtown Cincinnati, Inc.’s site for a complete listing of all the fun all weekend and all month long including:
- Downtown Dazzle
- Visit Santa at Macy’s
- Storytime with Mrs. Claus
- Carriage Rides
- Holly Jolly Downtown Trolley
- And MUCH MUCH MORE!
The second annual Oakley Holiday Celebration happens Saturday starting at noon – thanks to Molly Behrens for the heads up on this fun! The Craft Supermarket in Oakley is doing a Holiday Craft Show as part of this celebration.
O’Henry’s The Gift of the Magi is one of my favorite Christmas tales and you can see it performed on Saturday at the Taft Museum. Only $5 and members are free! Performance begins at 11:30am – Info and tickets: 513-684-4516 or www.taftmuseum.org.
Don’t forget the Duke Energy Holiday Trains are on display in their new home at the Museum Center all weekend – check out our post from last week for all the details.
Visit blue manatee tonight (Friday) from 6- 8 for manatee mart: handmade holiday sale. Get priceless gifts for everyone on your list, including these AWESOME owl night lights:Shop local AND handmade at the Middletown Arts Center on Saturday from 9am to 4pm for their Holiday Open House with a variety of craft items, a visit from Santa and more!
Newport on the Levee dazzles and delights this holiday season with Light of the Levee, Strolling Santa and much much more – plus you can knock out your shopping while enjoying all the festivities all weekend long.
Our friends at Ensemble Theatre open their latest production – Snow White – this weekend. This show is family friendly and always a hit. A few folks from FFC got a sneak peek of the show last week and we loved it! It looks like you can still take advantage of Goldstar’s deal on tickets too!
Click on the ad to the right for details on Got Autism’s Holiday Open House happening Saturday.
Date Night/Date Day Activity! Find a sitter and visit The Carnegie on Friday (8pm) or Saturday (2pm) for Eve and Eddie’s Holiday Broadcast – a performance to benefit the Redwood Facility in Northern Kentucky. Visit The Carnegie’s website for more details.
The Newport Library Branch will host Cookies with Santa on Saturday at 1pm. Visit their site for more details and to register for the event.
From our friends at Main Strasse:
Come celebrate the holidays in MainStrasse Village!
Gallery Hop and Shop Open House – Friday, December 2nd, 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.: Stroll through the streets and enjoy local art in the participating businesses (download map at covingtonarts.com), grab dinner at one of our locally-owned restaurants and purchase the last gifts on your list at one of our unique gift shops.
Purchase your fresh cut tree in MainStrasse Village! – Friday, December 2nd – Sunday, December 4th. Reasonably priced frasier fir trees and wreaths will be available on the Sixth Street Promenade. Make buying your tree in the Village a family tradition!
Miracle in MainStrasse Day of Family Fun! – Saturday, December 3rd: Bring the entire family to MainStrasse Village. While sipping hot chocolate, coffee or gluhwein, roasting marshmallows or just sitting by the firepits, enjoy a concert on the Goosegirl Fountain by the Holmes High School Band (1:00 p.m.); People and pet pictures will be taken in the sleigh on 6th and Main by the Rescue Angels Animal Rescue (noon – 4 p.m.). Sit by the firepits and enjoy music by local favorite The Turkeys on the Goosegirl Fountain (3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.) and finally, enjoy Christmas Karaoke for all ages on the Goose Girl Fountain (7:00 – 11:00 p.m.).