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Light Up the Square
Central Business District
November 25 | 6 p.m.
ProLink Staffing's Light Up the Square, presented by Macy's is sure to dazzle! Join us Friday, November 25th to kick off the holiday season at our annual tree lighting celebration!
Festivities begin at 6p when we will be joined by special guests Sheree Paolello and Mike Dardis from Channel 5 and Freddy Mac and Nat from Q102. The evening will feature live music, special appearance by Santa Claus and a dazzling fireworks display. Make sure you're here so you can help us LIGHT UP this year's ProLink Staffing Holiday Tree presented by Macy's!We have several delicious food truck options: SEA Cuisine, DelZotti’s, and Funnel of Luv!
The UC Health Ice Rink, presented by Fifth Third Bank, will be open for skating. Reservations may be made in advance at: https://myfountainsquare.com/ice-rink/ Walk ups will also be welcomed on-site! If reservations are full online we encourage you to visit our admissions tent at the event.
Special thanks to our sponsors and partners ProLink Staffing, Macy's, P&G, altafiber, WGU, Shipley Energy, Channel 5, and Q102 for making this annual celebration possible! Events at Fountain Square are brought to you by Fifth Third Bank and are produced by 3CDC.
Address: 520 Vine Street, Cincinnati OH 45202
Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!)
December 8 - 31, 2022 CSC's holiday smash hit Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!) is back again for another season of holiday hilarity! What begins as another annual production of A Christmas Carol, soon devolves into a slightly irreverent look at all of our favorite “Beloved Holiday Classics” including pop culture favorites like It’s a Wonderful Life, Rudolph, Charlie Brown and more! Add in topical references that always keep this annual tradition fresh and fun as we send up everything from Dickens to Dr. Seuss in an evening of high octane jollity and frivolity. Run Time: 110 minutes plus a 15 minute intermission Content Advisory: Not recommended for any theatergoer who still believes in Santa
Address: 1195 Elm Street, Cincinnati OH
November 11 – December 3, 2022 Louisa May Alcott’s treasured classic, Little Women tells the enduring story of the March family and their four daughters; romantic Meg, shy Beth, willful Amy, and of course, fiery and independent Jo. Through the intertwining lives of the sisters, we see the familiar hardships, heartbreak, humor, and humility of these passionate and unique young women. Little Women enchants new generations with the regional premiere of this new adaptation.
Address: 1195 Elm Street, Cincinnati OH 45202
Fakes, Forgeries, and Followers from the Taft Collection
Central Business District
October 22, 2022–February 5, 2023 | Sinton Gallery Fakes and forgeries provide some of the most compelling stories in the art world. Did you know that the Taft collection contains some of its own attribution mysteries, some solved and others still in question? This small exhibition will reveal the fascinating histories of selected paintings and works of decorative art normally kept in storage. Among them, portraits originally thought to be by Rembrandt van Rijn demonstrate how authenticating the great Dutch master’s paintings has evolved in the century since Charles and Anna Taft built their collection. Paintings previously believed to have been created by Spanish artist Francisco de Goya and English landscapist John Constable were later discovered to be works by their followers. Nineteenth-century carved stone plaques once masqueraded as Renaissance portraits of royalty. A pair of porcelain vases was made in France in the late 1800s rather than, as the Tafts believed, in China a century earlier. Follow along as we trace the detective work that uncovered the true identities of these works of art, many of which have not been seen by the public in more than 30 years.
Address: 316 Pike Street, Cincinnati OH 45202
6th Annual Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl
Saturday, December 3 | 2-9 p.m. Join us for the 6th Annual Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl! Get that Goodwill sweater, find those tacky holiday pants, and get ready to jingle bell ROCK on Dec. 3rd. Make it to the after party and get your Ugly Sweater Crawl Drawstring Bag! Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl Ticket: 🎅 Holiday Drawstring Bag handed out at the after party. Will you make it? 🎅 Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl Koozie 🎅 Registration party to kick off the crawl. 🎅 Discounted Themed Beer, Drink, & Shot specials at participating bars 🎅 DJ's playing holiday music at multiple stops 🎅 Christmas movie live stream trivia during crawl for prizes 🎅 Official Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl After Party. Ticket only entry 🎅 Ugly Sweater Digital Crawl Map to help guide you bar to bar VIP Ticket: 🎅 Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl T-Shirt 🎅 Everything included w/ general ticket. Bar Partners: 🎅 On The Rhine Eatery: Registration 2pm-5pm 🎅 The Bloom OTR 🎅 Revel 🎅 Mr. Pitiful 🎅 The Drinkery 🎅 The Hub 🎅 Rosedale OTR 🎅 OTR Live: Official After Party 🎅 More to come
Don’t miss the return of Cincinnati’s favorite holiday tradition! Join the Cincinnati Ballet for the magic and wonder of The Nutcracker, with sparkling choreography, awe-inspiring sets, and costumes, and Tchaikovsky’s beloved score performed live by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. When Clara receives a nutcracker on Christmas Eve, her dreams take her on a grand adventure. Follow Clara and her Nutcracker Prince to the wondrous Land of Sweets, where a fantastic cast of characters awaits. Meet the Snow Queen and her King, Sugar Plum Fairy and Cavalier, mischievous mice, brave toy soldiers, chicks, bumblebees, and even Clara’s friend Minnie the Poodle. Plus, dozens of local young performers join Cincinnati Ballet’s professional dancers onstage for these holiday performances. It’s a spectacular holiday treat for the entire family!
Address: 1241 Elm Street, Cincinnati OH 45212
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