UPDATE: Organizers say this event is now free due to the generosity of donors. The story below has been updated to reflect that change.
A new Christmas market is coming to downtown Cincinnati. This year, the riverfront at Smale Park will come alive with holiday cheer at the inaugural Servatii Cincinnati Christkindlmarkt.
The market will be open every Thursday through Sunday from Nov. 25 to Dec. 31 starting at 4 p.m., as well as every day the week after Christmas. It’ll be located adjacent to Moerlein Lager House at on the Schmidlapp Event Lawn at Smale.
The Servatii Cincinnati Christkindlmarkt aims to bring some European flair and holiday traditions to The Banks, with warm glühwein (spiced wine), food and items like authentic cuckoo clocks, nutcrackers, ornaments, candy and more for sale. Visitors can also create personalized Christmas stockings and ornaments.
The event will also have heated igloos available to rent. Each one can fit up to 14 people and offers views of the market. You can reserve those here.
Servatii Cincinnati Christkindlmarkt, 115 Joe Nuxhall Way, Downtown. More info: cincinnatichristkindlmarkt.com.
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