Christmas is a birthday party, a party to celebrate Jesus Christ. Christmas is a time of excitement, happiness, love, and laughter. A time to be giving, a time to be with family and friends. What makes Northern Kentucky and the Cincinnati area one of the most fun holiday destinations? We have a lot of seasonal events and attractions going on every week.
Listed below are some of the best events for the Holiday Season.
Christmas Tree at the Ark - Laser Projection Show - This year, prepare to be captivated as a world-class animated program is projected onto the life-size Noah’s Ark! This iconic 510-foot long ship will become the screen for a groundbreaking new show during Christmas Time at the Ark.
Festival of Lights – The Cincinnati Zoo will be transformed into a “Wild Wonderland” for the 35th annual PNC Festival of Lights! In addition to admiring the beauty of 3 million LED lights, visitors can watch a black-light puppet show, ride the Toyland Express, look at the spectacular Wild Lights show on Swan Lake, or have a snack at one of two S’mores-n-More stands.
Christmas Town at the Museum – Stroll through the Creation Museum’s botanical gardens, looking at the breathtaking display of thousands of multi-colored lights. Step back in time as you view a realistic recreation of the events surrounding the night of our Savior’s birth.
Christmas Nights of Lights at Coney Island – Experience the amazing light show synchronized to both traditional and rocking holiday music through your car radio. There are two and a half miles to drive through to see displays and light shows make of over a million lights driven by more than forty thousand computer channels.
Water Wonderland with Scuba Santa at The Newport Aquarium – Join the fun as Scuba Santa fills his air tank with magic bubbles and sends them throughout the Aquarium creating an enchanted Water Wonderland. Be amazed as you’re surrounded by lights and bubbles dancing to holiday music in Shark Ray Bay Theater, where you will also have the opportunity to meet Scuba Santa in person.
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at First Church of Christ – Celebrate Christmas Eve with strings, carols, candle lighting and a message on finding peace in God. Burlington and Union Campuses 9:30AM, 11:15AM, 3PM, and 5PM. 11PM service at Burlington campus only.
Christmas at EnterTRAINment Junction – Take “Journey to the North Pole,” meet Mrs. Claus and Santa. See “Main Street Holiday Trains” displays, which offer some free winter train displays.
WinterFest and Kings Island – Join everyone at Kings Island’s WinterFest, it’s an unforgettable experience with the park transformed into nine enchanting winter wonderlands featuring ice skating on the Royal Fountain, performers spreading merriment, like Jack Frost and the Sugar Plum Fairy.
Holiday in Lights at Sharon Woods – Built over a mile of wooded roadway, the holiday-themed displays of fantastic seasonal color adorns the woods, depicting everything from Santa Claus and his elves to every animal on the ark. There is no need to bundle up to enjoy Holiday in Lights, simply warm up the car, turn your radio dial to Warm 98, round up your friends, family, or a special date, and head to Sharon Woods.
Fountain Square Ice Rink – Skate the day or evening away on Fountain Square amidst downtown’s tallest buildings, At 7,000 square feet, it is about the size of the rink at New Your’s Rockefeller Center. Amenities include skate rental, lockers, benches, and concession options. Warm up with hot drinks and sweets at Graeter’s on the Square or Ingredients across the street.
On behalf of MarkCo, we hope you thoroughly enjoy your holiday season!