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Santa and friends rappel down the Huntington Center on Dec. 3, followed by a huge fireworks show. Don't miss this holiday adventure starting with music from Queen City Sisters and Rhythmic Sounds of New J on Fountain Square at 5:30 p.m.
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Is smiling your favorite, too? Check out our exclusive Q&A with Buddy the Elf, then head to the Taft Theatre to see Elf the Musical Jr. presented by The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati from December 10 to18.
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Downtown Cincinnati Gift Cards

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New to the Queen City? Looking for a great night out? Want to show off the best of your hometown to some out-of-towners? From restaurants and shops to music and arts events, here are just a few of the many cool things you’ll find in Downtown Cincinnati.


Ambassadors offer a friendly face and provide safety, cleaning, hospitality and outreach throughout downtown.


Want to visit, but aren’t sure where to go? Find directions to get you here and download a map to help you get around.

Downtown Holidays

From skating on Fountain Square, to visiting with Santa inside Macy's, or seeing Frisch's presents The Nutcracker, there's no better place to celebrate the holidays than downtown.

2016 Perceptions Survey Results

We asked. You answered. See the results of the 2016 Downtown Perceptions Survey.

Cincy Pop Shops

Visit Carew Tower to see the new Cincy Pop Shops, with seven new merchants on the arcade level of this landmark building.


Macy's Downtown Dazzle

Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year in downtown Cincinnati, with Santa, carriage rides, fireworks, and fun on Nov. 26, Dec. 3 and 10 on Fountain Square.

Gift Card

Share everything the city has to offer with the Downtown Cincinnati Gift Card, valid at more than 200 dining, shopping, and entertainment destinations. 


Downtown Cincinnati – Yeah, there’s an app for that. You can carry downtown in the palm of your hand with the new, improved DCI app.

Join Us

Become a member of DCI and join a strong and dedicated network of individuals and organizations building a dynamic metropolitan center valued as the heart of our region.

Want Change?

Help reduce panhandling by making a lasting difference in the lives of the less fortunate.

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