Things to Do for Thanksgiving Weekend in Cincinnati

If you’re looking for something to do for the 2017 Thanksgiving Day weekend in Cincinnati, we’ve got you covered! Enjoy this list of events in Cincinnati for Thanksgiving weekend.

the ice rink at Fountain Square

Friday, Nov. 24:

Macy’s Light Up the Square, Festivities start at 5pm, Fountain Square, downtown; Includes live music, food and ice skating – followed by the official tree lighting ceremony and a fantastic fireworks show.

Hometown Holidays in Milford in downtown Milford


Saturday, Nov. 25:

Family Holiday DIY at the Krohn Conservatory: 1-3pm

Take the kids to see Santa at Washington Park as part of their “Santa’s Workshop“, 1-3pm.

Hometown Holidays in Milford in downtown Milford

Macy’s Downtown Dazzle: Each Saturday Santa rappels down the 525 Vine Building to the Macy’s rooftop to kick off a spectacular fireworks display. This 20-minute family-friendly program also features performances from local choirs. Then, come inside to Macy’s Fountain Place to warm-up with holiday fun. Happening November 25, December 2 and 9; 5:45pm +.

 

Sunday, Nov. 26:

Holiday Season Kick Off at the Taft Museum of Art, 11am-4pm, Enjoy free activities for the whole family, bring your camera for pics with Santa, make an ornament, carolers, and more.

 

All Weekend:

Holiday Junction at Cincinnati Museum Center: This holiday season, wonder, joy and merriment will cover 12,000 square feet of CMC’s special exhibition gallery in Holiday Junction featuring Brickopolis. Fan favorites like the Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends and the Super-O interactive layout trains will return this year. In addition to a variety of train layouts of different sizes and themes, the riding train will be back, letting riders chug along through a winter wonderland. The Duke Energy Holiday Trains will not be on display this season.

Holiday Lights at Sharon Woods, Nov. 17 – Dec. 31; it’s an outdoor light display at Sharon Woods, enjoy from the comfort of your car

Antique Christmas at the Taft Museum of Art: Escape to a winter wonderland of Christmas past at the Taft’s annual display of antique ornaments, decorations, and toys.

Macy’s Downtown Dazzle: Each Saturday Santa rappels down the 525 Vine Building to the Macy’s rooftop to kick off a spectacular fireworks display. This 20-minute family-friendly program also features performances from local choirs. Then, come inside to Macy’s Fountain Place to warm-up with holiday fun. Happening November 25, December 2 and 9; 5:45pm +.

Holiday Lights on the Hill at Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park, Nov. 17 – Dec. 31; Hours: Mon-Thurs, 6-9pm ($20/car) and Fri, Sat, Sun 6-10pm ($25/car); Members are $15 any day.

Festival of Lights at the Cincinnati Zoo,  Nov. 18 – Jan. 1

A Christmas Carol at the Playhouse in the Park, Nov. 22 – Dec. 30

Fountain Square Ice Rink

Festival of Lights at the Cincinnati Zoo,  Nov. 18 – Jan. 1

Krohn Conservatory’s Holiday Show – The Cincinnati Choo Choo, Nov. 18 – Jan. 7

Niederman Family Farm’s Christmas Display, Nov. 24 – Dec. 30

Christmas at EnterTRAINment Junction, Nov. 11 – Dec. 31

Holiday Toy Trains at Behringer-Crawford Museum, Nov. 11 – Jan. 14

Cincideutsch Christkindlmarkt, an authentic German Christmas market, will be held at Fountain Square for four weekends (Sat-Sun) starting Nov. 24

Christmas Night of Lights at Coney Island, through Jan. 1

 

All events were accurate at the time of this posting but things do happen and events do occasionally get canceled or postponed. You should always double check with the event source before you head out the door. Links for each event are provided so that you can be sure the date is still accurate before you head out.

About Bridgett Raffenberg 832 Articles
Cincinnati lover, Mom, wife, travel enthusiast, Wordpress lover (not necessarily in that order). Founder of 365 Things to do in Cincinnati.

4 Comments

  1. There will be a drive-thru light display at Coney Island, called Christmas Night of Lights beginning this weekend through Jan 1!

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