Featured Holiday Events
The BanksNovember 22 - December 31
- Wednesdays 5-9
- Thursdays: 5-9
- Fridays: 5-11
- Saturdays: 12-11
- Sundays: 12-7
- Thanksgiving: Closed
- Black Friday - November 24th: 12-11pm
- Christmas Eve: 12-7
- Christmas Day: Closed
- Christmas Week: Tues. 12/26-12/29 5-11pm, Saturday 12/30 12-11
- New Years Eve: 12-12:30am (New Years Eve Party)
- New Years Day Closed
Address: 1115 Joe Nuxhall Way, Cincinnati OH 45202
Prolink’s Light Up the Square
Central Business District
November 24 | 6-9PM
Prolink's Light Up the Square returns Friday, November 24th! We’re excited to announce an even bigger and better FULL HOUR show this year full of dazzling performances, fireworks, and of course the lighting of our Prolink Tree from 6:30-7:30pm. RSVP in our Facebook event page for announcements and event updates.
Kick off the holiday season at this beloved annual celebration, our program begins at 6:30pm when we will be joined by special guests Sheree Paolello and Mike Dardis from Channel 5 and Natalie Jones from Q102. The evening will feature live music, dance performances, an 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 Tree.
The UC Health Ice Rink, presented by Fifth Third Bank, will be open for skating all day and evening, 10a-10pm. Rink admission is walk up only, no reservations, so arrive early to ensure you can get a spot on the ice and your skate size. 2nd Wind Band will begin performing at 6pm and will keep the music going till 9pm.
Special thanks to our sponsors and partners Prolink, P&G, altafiber, WGU Ohio, 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 St, Cincinnati OH 45202
The Shillito’s Elves
Central Business District
The Elves will be on display in the windows of The Foundry along Fifth Street from Friday, Nov. 24, 2023, to Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2024. Though they can be seen 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, they are only animated at the following times: • Mon. – Fri.: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. & 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. • Sat. & Sun.: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Address: 50 W. 5th St, Cincinnati OH 45202
Dec 14 -24 | Various Times The Nutcracker presented by Sheakley Family returns in December, celebrating a favorite holiday tradition. With spectacular choreography by Victoria Morgan, grand sets and costumes, and a beloved story, The Nutcracker also presents a remarkable cast of characters such as the Snow Queen and King, Sugar Plum Fairy and Cavalier, mischievous mice, brave toy soldiers, chicks and Minnie the Poodle. The narrative follows a girl named Clara who receives a nutcracker on Christmas Eve. Her dreams take her on a great adventure to the amazing Land of Sweets. Accompanying this winter fantasy is the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra performing Tchaikovsky’s melodic score. Dozens of local young performers join Cincinnati Ballet onstage for these performances. It’s a spectacular holiday treat for the entire family!
Address: Music Hall, Cincinnati OH 45202
Looking for something fun to do this holiday season in Downtown Cincinnati? Here are the holiday happenings.
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Holiday Rental Spaces
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Looking to make the most out of your time Downtown? Hop on the free Cincinnati Bell Connector and check out everything going on at each of its 18 stops.