by HEIDI GRUBER '23
Looking for fun activities to do over this holiday season? Well here are some centrally located festive activities to help get you in the Holiday Spirit.
Cincinnati Festival of Lights
The Cincinnati Festival of Lights is a great place to spend an evening this Holiday season. The festival has been around for 39 years and continues to bring smiles to the faces of many. However a few tips if going is to dress warm and go early because the line builds up fast! Admission is $17 but free if you own a zoo pass. The lights are really spectacular and it is outside so very covid friendly. The festival will continue through the holiday season up until January 9th.
Krohn Conservatory Live Nativity and Holiday Display
Krohn Conservatory, located only a few minutes from SUA, has a live nativity outside and also has a beautiful holiday display indoors. The Holiday display indoors includes poinsettias and many other holiday flowers in beautiful arrangements. The display also includes their own holiday trains throughout the display. A truly perfect spot for those who appreciate nature’s beauty. Tickets are $10 for daily admissions and the display goes until January 9th.
Downtown Ice Skating
Another fun opportunity during the holiday season is ice skating in the rink at Fountain Square in Downtown Cincinnati. There is a parking lot right underneath so parking should not be too much of a hassle. From the ice skating rink you can see the Fountain Square tree all beautifully lit up. Admission is $10 per person and the rink will be open until February 22.
Holiday Junction at the Cincinnati Museum Center
The Cincinnati Museum Center is always a great place to go to but the Holiday Junction makes it that much better. The display is all throughout the museum and is celebrating 75 years of being a Cincinnati holiday staple. The display incorporates over 300 rail cars and 60 locomotives throughout the display. It also includes an impressive LEGO display. If interested in engineering, the display definitely embodies civil, mechanical, and electrical engineering. The admission costs only $5 and goes until January 9th.
Lumaze at the Duke Energy Convention Center
Lumaze is an indoor Christmas light festival at the Duke Energy Center. With millions of lights and several different light displays throughout the building establishes this as a great place to be while celebrating the holidays. Also included in the display, is a Christmas market that showcases local artisans and boutiques. Along with visual attractions and tangible goods with the market, Lumaze has available beverages and food to buy while visiting. Admission is $22.99 on weekdays and $25.99 on weekends and the event goes until December 30th.