Things to do on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in Cincinnati

Looking for something to do in Cincinnati for Christmas Eve or Christmas Day? We’ve compiled a list of ideas for you.

Christmas Tree with Ornaments

Things to Do on Christmas Eve:

Cincinnati Museum Center is open on Christmas Eve, 10am – 3pm. Visit the Holiday Junction, Children’s Museum, Dinosaur Hall, the Science Interactives Gallery, and more.

Holiday in Lights (at Sharon Woods) is open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, 6-9pm. (Santaland closes for the season on Dec. 23). $2 off coupon here  

Holiday Lights on the Hill at Pyramid Sculpture Park is open on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, 6-9pm

Christmas Nights of Lights at Coney Island is open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, dusk til 10pm.

The Krohn Conservatory is open on Christmas Eve. 10am – 5pm.

The Fountain Square Ice Rink is open 10am – 11pm on Christmas Eve and 12pm – 11pm on Christmas Day.

EnterTRAINment Junction is open on Christmas Eve, 10am – 4pm.

The Cincinnati Zoo is open during the day on Christmas Eve. Hours (per a phone call to the zoo) are 10am – 5pm (Christmas Eve). Festival of Lights is NOT open on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. The zoo is closed on Christmas Day.

The Newport Aquarium is open on Christmas Eve. Hours are 10am-6pm. Don’t miss their Scuba Santa experience!

The Cincinnati Art Museum is open on Christmas Eve, 11am-5pm (closed Christmas Day). Don’t miss the Live Nativity in front of the Krohn Conservatory while you’re in the area!


Things to Do on Christmas Day:

The Krohn Conservatory is open on Christmas Day. Hours are 10am – 2pm.

The Newport Aquarium is open on Christmas Day. Hours are 10am-6pm (no Scuba Santa on Christmas Day).

The Fountain Square Ice Rink is open 10am – 11pm on Christmas Eve and 12pm – 11pm on Christmas Day.

Holiday in Lights (at Sharon Woods) is open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, 6-9pm. (Santaland closes for the season on Dec. 23). $2 off coupon here

Christmas Nights of Lights at Coney Island is open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, dusk til 10pm.

Holiday Lights on the Hill at Pyramid Sculpture Park is open on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, 6-10pm.

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