ALL WEEKEND LONG:
Cincinnati Redsfest – Friday and Saturday at Duke Energy Convention Center. Benefits Reds Community Fund. Meet players past and present, get autographs, play games, participate in interactives and more. All paid ticket purchases receive a code redeemable for tickets to March 29 game against the St. Louis Cardinals!
A Christmas Nightmare – 6:30 p.m. Dec. 6-7 and Dec. 13-14 at Dent Schoolhouse. Back by popular demand, the entire schoolhouse is celebrating Christmas. Charlie the Janitor, now Santa Charlie, has decorated the entire attraction with garland, lights, presents and Christmas trees. New holiday monsters have taken over the attraction to bring a gristly twist on this beloved holiday.
Hello, Dolly – At the Aronoff Center for the Arts. Winner of four Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, director Jerry Zaks’ new production is “making people crazy happy!”
Santa’s House on the Levee – Newport on the Levee. Runs Nov. 29-Dec. 24. Santa’s elves welcome guests with fresh-baked cookies, candy treats, a take-home gift and one-on-one time with the Santa, thanks to RFID technology.
The Frog Princess – Ensemble Theatre. Prince Ivan’s father has declared that it is time for his sons to marry, but when Ivan discovers his bride-to-be is actually a frog, he is toad-ally disappointed.
Christmas Saengerfest – 7-10 p.m. Dec. 6-7 at Memorial Hall. Christmas is a time for family traditions. Begin the holidays with our 8th annual Christmas Saengerfest and make it your family tradition. You will get into the holiday spirit hearing choirs performing in venues decorated for the holiday season in Over-the-Rhine.
Holiday Art Walk – 6-10 p.m. Dec. 6-7 at Essex Studios. The Essex Studios is home to three floors of Cincinnati’s most diverse collection of artistic talent under one roof and has been in existence for two decades. At its Art Walks, visitors can wander through dozens of studios to meet resident artists, peruse the work of guest artists in the hallways and enjoy food and music.
Winterfest – 6-9 p.m. at Kennedy Heights Arts Center. In the spirit of the season, the communities of Kennedy Heights and Pleasant Ridge invite you to join your neighbors for free, fun, and festive activities at Kennedy Heights Arts Center and the Lindner Annex. Includes a tree lighting, carol singing, art exhibits, live music, holiday shopping, children’s activities food and drinks.
Lebanon Horse Drawn Carriage Parade and Festival – 10 a.m.-8 p.m. at Downtown Historic Lebanon. The festival kicks off at 10 a.m. with music, dancing and more. There will be two parades, one at 1 p.m. and another at 7 p.m. The parade route follows Broadway to Main, Cherry and Warren St. See more than 100 decorated carriages pulled by minis, Clydesdales, Percherons and more.
Covington Winter Night Bazaar – 6-11 p.m. on Madison Ave. in Covington. Enjoy a curated craft and art holiday market, a perfect place to pick up a gift or something for yourself. Dig into local sips and bites while you enjoy this unique outdoor market. Inspired by Covington’s deep European heritage, this year’s theme is Krampus Night.
Newport East Row Victorian Christmas Tour – Noon-6 p.m. Dec. 7-8 at East Row Historic District, Newport. Walk through homes that reflect Queen Anne and Italianate architecture styles. Residences will be decorated in their best holiday finery.
Olde West Chester Christmas Walk – 2-8 p.m. at 9000 Cincinnati-Dayton Road, West Chester. Holiday-inspired activities include photos with Santa, shopping, kids’ games and crafts, a petting zoo, horse-and-wagon rides, food and beverage, live music and more. This event also includes a nighttime community parade.
Trolls LIVE! – Dec. 7-8 at Heritage Bank Center. Five family-friendly performances over 2 days. Poppy, Branch and other friends from Trolls Village are live on stage for the first time. See kid’s favorite Trolls in person!
Lookin’ for something fun to do for a deal?
The Aeronauts – (PG-13)
Playmobil: The Movie – (PG) Jim Gaffigan, Daniel Radcliffe