Things To Do In Cincinnati This Winter From Ice Skating to Light Shows and More

From Ebenezer Scrooge’s return on the Playhouse mainstage and a dozen drive-thru light displays to heated igloos and a giant collection of…

By CityBeat Staff

Shop Local at the City Flea Holiday Market
1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine
Knock everyone off your list in one place during the City Flea’s Holiday Market at Washington Park — a two-day event with both daytime and evening hours. Stroll and shop local makers offering everything from stuff for kids and pets to apothecary items, artisan eats and vintage goodies. The holiday market is set to have different vendors for each day, so stop by both days if you want to see all that Cincy has to offer. 4-9 p.m. Dec. 11; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 12. Free. thecityflea.com.
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See Photos of the 'Crazy Light Guy' and His Hundreds of Vintage Blow Molds

There’s a special tradition in Cincinnati as the winter holidays approach. But you won’t find this one downtown, at the Cincinnati Zoo…

By Allison Babka

See Photos of the 'Crazy Light Guy' and His Hundreds of Vintage Blow Molds
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Everything We Saw at the Playboi Carti Show at Northern Kentucky's BB&T Arena

The internet made Playboi Carti. But, unlike most contemporary rappers, he isn’t interested in revealing his every move on social media. The…

Everything We Saw at the Playboi Carti Show at Northern Kentucky's BB&T Arena
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24 Useless Facts About Cincinnati That You Probably Didn't Know

"Useless" is a strong word, but I guess it depends who you're asking.

By CityBeat Staff

Donald Trump was a property manager at former Cincinnati apartment complex Swifton Village
    We would sum this up but the The L.A. Times did an excellent job of it in a 2016 story. According to The L.A. Times, “At a foreclosure auction in 1964, Fred Trump bought Swifton Village, a half-empty complex that was the largest in Cincinnati. Donald Trump was just a high school senior in a military academy, but assumed increasing responsibility in managing the complex through college and business school. In his book The Art of the Deal, Trump described Swifton Village as his ‘first big deal.’ He recounted, in a chapter titled ‘The Cincinnati Kid,’ booting poor, nonpaying tenants who had ‘come down from the hills of Kentucky’ with ‘seven or eight children, almost no possessions."
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These Vintage Photos Show What the Holidays Were Like in Northern Kentucky in Decades Past

The holidays are here, and it's time to remember Christmases past. Here's a look back at photographs from decades past documenting the…

By CityBeat Staff

Burlington, 1991
    "Cassie Jo Hill (1), held by mother Connie, laughs at Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer (Dan Maher)"
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This Historic Ludlow, Kentucky Home Has Riverfront Views and Its Own Mini Vineyard

[image-1] This Victorian Ludlow home built in 1901 features historic charm, riverfront views and a unique backyard. The home at 27 River…

This Historic Ludlow, Kentucky Home Has Riverfront Views and Its Own Mini Vineyard
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Inside Immersive Van Gogh Exhibition THE LUME at Indianapolis' Newfields

An immersive, multi-sensory exhibit named The LUME – focusing on the work of Vincent van Gogh – has emerged at Indianapolis Museum of…

By CityBeat Staff

Inside Immersive Van Gogh Exhibition THE LUME at Indianapolis' Newfields
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These Before and After Photos Show How Much Cincinnati Has Transformed In the Past 15 Years

[image-1] It’s no question that Cincinnati’s landscape has seen its fair share of changes in recent years, but it’s easy to forget…

By CityBeat Staff

These Before and After Photos Show How Much Cincinnati Has Transformed In the Past 15 Years
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Where to Find Cincinnati's 10 Most Stunning Overlooks

It is said that Cincinnati is built on seven hills, like Rome — the city is actually named for Roman agrarian and…

By CityBeat Staff

Watch the Sun Set Over the City at Devou Park
    790 Park Lane, Covington
    Devou Park is the largest park in Covington, covering 700 acres of land. Bike, hike, golf or catch a beautiful view of the city at the park's overlook.  
    Photo: Hailey Bollinger
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40 Cincinnati Boutiques for Shopping Local This Holiday Season

An easy way to make sure you can find something meaningful to give your loved ones this year is to skip the…

By CityBeat Staff

Hierophany & Hedge
    19 West Pike St., Covington
    Hierophany & Hedge is Covington’s new magic shop. Walk inside and it seems you’ve tripped over time itself only to have undone the past 150 years of fashion and technology, replacing it with immaculate antique woodwork, jars of curious powders, gemlike stones glittering in the warm sunlight, a wall of handcrafted wands made from woods sourced across the world... Is this really in Kentucky, or are we in 19th-century London?
    Photo: Hailey Bollinger
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50 Holiday Gifts Under $50 from Greater Cincinnati Boutiques

And just like that, it’s the holidays again. Which means gifting — and what to gift — is on people’s minds, especially as…

By CityBeat Staff

Cincy Hat 
    $32, Wolfpack, 1813 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, shopthewolfpack.com
    Photo: Provided
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See Some of the 4 Million Lights on Display at the Cincinnati Zoo Festival of Lights

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is transforming into an illuminated wonderland once again this year for the 39th-annual Festival 0f Lights,…

By CityBeat Staff

See Some of the 4 Million Lights on Display at the Cincinnati Zoo Festival of Lights
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This Opulent 6-Bedroom Historic Mansion in North Avondale Is for Sale. Let's Take a Tour.

This 1900s historic gem located at 3891 Reading Road in North Avondale has had a full custom renovation. The six-bedroom home is…

By CityBeat Staff

This Opulent 6-Bedroom Historic Mansion in North Avondale Is for Sale. Let's Take a Tour.
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See the Herd of Bison at Big Bone Lick State Park in Boone County, Kentucky

Big Bone Lick State Park in Union, Kentucky is a secret that seems well-kept by Northern Kentuckians. Visitors utilize over 4 miles…

By CityBeat Staff

See the Herd of Bison at Big Bone Lick State Park in Boone County, Kentucky
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14 Drive-Thru and Walk-Thru Holiday Light Shows in Cincinnati for 2021

Fan-favorite light displays and new illuminated indoor attractions are ready to brighten Cincinnati this winter. These light shows — new and classic…

By CityBeat Staff

Festival of Lights at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
    3400 Vine St., Avondale
    The PNC Festival of Lights — which has been named the No. 1 light display in the nation by USA Today — returns Nov. 19. This year's fest will feature 4 million LED lights, a North Polar Express train, the fan-favorite light show on Swan Lake, s'mores stands and more. Nov. 19-Jan. 9, 2022. Included with zoo admission.
    Photo: Hailey Bollinger
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See Inside Krohn Conservatory's Holiday Floral Show 'Trains and Traditions, a Cincinnati Holiday'

Krohn Conservatory is upping the whimsy factor this winter with floral show Trains and Traditions, a Cincinnati Holiday. Now open, the exhibit features…

By CityBeat Staff

See Inside Krohn Conservatory's Holiday Floral Show 'Trains and Traditions, a Cincinnati Holiday'
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See Some of Cincinnati Street Artist Technique2012's Most Irreverent and Unexpected Pieces

Mononymous and anonymous Cincinnati street artist Technique2012 specializes in blending humor, pop culture and social commentary in their singular creations. Pasted throughout…

By CityBeat Staff

“Tourist Trap”
    Location: Findlay Market
    Description: "Billy the puppet is tired of working for jigsaw and wants to branch off with his own business. He starts a pedal wagon party bus called saw wagon and quickly turns a profit from local drunk college kids who yell whatttt yeahhhh and ooook all day while Usher blast from the speakers. A few months later he starts losing customers when yelp reviews start saying it’s nothing more than a tourist trap."
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This Midcentury Modern Cabin-Inspired White Oak Home Is For Sale

Built in 1968, this Midcentury Modern raised ranch at 3878 Lincoln Road was custom-designed by architect Rudy Hermes. The home has three…

By CityBeat Staff

This Midcentury Modern Cabin-Inspired White Oak Home Is For Sale
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This Historic 1930s 'Mint Condition Mini Mansion' Is for Sale in West Price Hill

At 4642 Glenway Ave. in West Price Hill sits a historic ‘mini mansion’ built in 1939 as the home and office of…

By CityBeat Staff

This Historic 1930s 'Mint Condition Mini Mansion' Is for Sale in West Price Hill
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Everything We Saw at the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon This Weekend

The Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon went off without a hitch this weekend after taking a year off and being postponed due to…

By CityBeat Staff

Everything We Saw at the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon This Weekend
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14 Cozy Cabins Within Driving Distance of Cincinnati

These cabins — all within driving distance of Cincinnati — are nestled in secluded forests or perched atop hillsides offering humbling views.…

By CityBeat Staff

Sage&Cedar
    Stanton, Kentucky
    From $245/night | Hosts 7 guests
    "Immerse yourself into the wilderness of Kentucky and enjoy the morning birds, reconnect with loved ones, and wake up to the sunrise in this recently renovated cabin. Sage & Cedar is a blend of the rustic roots of Eastern Kentucky and the modern flare of today's society creating a unique and cozy experience. Only 3 miles from Natural Bridge State Park, 6.5 miles from the Red River Gorge, 3.5 miles from Nada Tunnel, guests are able to access hiking trails and major attractions with only a short commute.” — Airbnb 
    Photo via airbnb.com
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This $4.8 Million Cincinnati Home Has Room for You... and 92 of Your Horses

Along the Loveland Bike Trail sits a 4,299-square-foot home perfect for the committed equestrian. With four bedrooms, three baths, 19 acres, 92…

By CityBeat Staff

This $4.8 Million Cincinnati Home Has Room for You... and 92 of Your Horses
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These 52 Flags Represent All 52 of Cincinnati's Unique Neighborhoods

There are few things that instill more loyalty in a Cincinnatian’s heart than where you went to high school, where you get…

By CityBeat Staff

Downtown (Central Business District)
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Everything We Saw at Evans Orchard's Ever-Expanding Pumpkin Patch and Fall Fest in Georgetown, Kentucky

Evans Orchard is a fifth-generation family farm and cider mill that grows apples, peaches, pumpkins and more — many of which you…

By CityBeat Staff

Everything We Saw at Evans Orchard's Ever-Expanding Pumpkin Patch and Fall Fest in Georgetown, Kentucky
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This Two-Bedroom Ft. Thomas Condo Is for Sale for $1.3 Million in the Mixed-Use Residences at One Highland

This two-bedroom, three-bath, 2,508-square-foot condo is located in the heart of Historic Fort Thomas at 1 Highland Ave. Eighteen residences fill out…

By CityBeat Staff

This Two-Bedroom Ft. Thomas Condo Is for Sale for $1.3 Million in the Mixed-Use Residences at One Highland
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See Inside This Totally Groovy '70s Modern Home That's for Sale in Mariemont

With more than 4,000 square feet, this home located at 6550 Mariemont Ave. in Mariemont was built in 1976 and still inspires…

By CityBeat Staff

See Inside This Totally Groovy '70s Modern Home That's for Sale in Mariemont
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20 Black Cats with Spooky Names Who Want to Be Your Witch Familiar

Are you a Sabrina in need of a Salem? You're in luck: Cincinnati animal rescues and shelters are full of perfectly dark…

By CityBeat Staff

Jasper
    Age: Kitten / Breed: Domestic Short Hair / Sex: Male / Rescue: For The Love of Kittens, Inc
    "If you are looking for a kitten to attach himself to you, then Jasper is the one, He loves his person and Dory. In fact he and Dory have to be adopted together. They play together, sleep in the sun together and they will stuff themselves in a tiny bed just to be together. He loves other cats and kittens and is very tolerant of our three little dogs. Jasper is good with older children but would probably do better in a home with older teenagers or just adults. Oh and he talks to you all the time. I will look at him and ask a question and he always answers. Don't overlook this handsome guy!!!!!!"
    Photo: For The Love of Kittens, Inc
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Inside Hierophany & Hedge, A Magical Supply Shop in Covington

Hierophany & Hedge is Covington’s new magic shop. Opened in May, this place doesn’t hawk gags and goofs for local birthday-party magicians,…

By CityBeat Staff

Opened in May, this place doesn’t hawk gags and goofs for local birthday-party magicians, but instead is a shop where the secrets of ancient ritual can be unearthed from obscure tomes, where components for protective talismans are found — a place where magic isn’t only real, but essential.
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25 Dogs and Cats Available for Zero Adoption Fee at Cincinnati Animal CARE This Weekend

Hamilton County humane society Cincinnati Animal CARE has been at "code red" for 139 days, which means they have had fewer than…

By CityBeat Staff

Bobblehead
    Age: 2 Years / Breed: Terrier, American Staffordshire Mix / Sex: Male/ Rescue: Cincinnati Animal CARE
    Photo: Cincinnati Animal CARE
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