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Things To Do In Cincinnati This Weekend: Dec. 5 – Dec. 9

If you're looking for things to do in Cincinnati this weekend, you've come to the right place. We're breaking down all of the best events happening in the Tri-State, Dec. 5 - Dec. 9

Wednesday

Christmas Nights of Lights

Take A Drive Through Christmas Nights Of Lights

Christmas Nights of Lights is finally back at Coney Island, boasting more than a million LED lights in a show that will probably make you wanna come back for seconds.
When: Nov. 9 – Jan. 1
Where: Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Ave, Anderson Township
Cost: $6 per person, children 3 and younger free.

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picture of The Struts band

WEBN Egg Nog Social Featuring The Struts

Who doesn’t want to add a little rock to their weekend? Get your holiday season started right by jamming out with The Struts at this all-ages show!
When: Wednesday, Dec. 5, 6 p.m.
Where: Bogart’s,  2621 Vine Street, Cincinnati
Cost:$22

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Thursday

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An Unforgettable Nat King Cole Christmas

Chicago sensation Evan Tyrone Martin warmly resonates the velvety vocal style of musical legend Nat King Cole in this amazing holiday tribute show.
When: Wednesday-Friday
Where: Aronoff Center for the Performing Arts, Downtown Cincinnati
Cost: $60

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A Christmas Story

A Christmas Story

One of the most beloved Christmas stories ever told comes to life in this musical production at the Rising Star Casino.
When: Thursday, Dec. 6 – Friday, Dec. 28
Where: Rising Star Casino, 777 Rising Star Casino, Rising Sun, Ind.
Cost: $25

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Friday

photo of the Crystal Method

Crystal Method

Electronic rock icon the Crystal Method takes over Bogart’s in a one-night-only performance this Friday. Get ready to party like it’s the 90s all over again.
When: Friday, 8 p.m.
Where: Bogart’s,  2621 Vine Street, Cincinnati
Cost: $18 plus fees

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Krampus holds up his latest victim at the Dent Schoolhouse's Christmas Nightmare.
Krampus holds up his latest victim at the Dent Schoolhouse's Christmas Nightmare. (Courtesy of the Dent Schoolhouse)

The Dent Schoolhouse presents A Christmas Nightmare

Call it a nightmare before Christmas but the Dent Schoolhouse just gave a present to horror fans in the Tri-State. The renowned haunted house is holding a special, 2-day event just in time for the winter holiday.
When: Friday – Saturday
Where: The Dent Schoolhouse, 5963 Harrison Ave., Cincinnati
Cost: $25

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Karrikin Spirits Co logo

Karrikin Spirits Co. Grand Opening

Cincinnati’s latest brewery opens Friday and the fun doesn’t just end with the beer. Karrikin Spirits also features Ohio’s largest still, all to make their own craft spirits and sodas. The Karrikin team also has their own in-house restaurant.
When: Friday, 5 p.m.
Where: Karrikin Spirits Co., 3717 Jonlen Drive, Fairfax
Cost: Free to enter

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Saturday

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Cincinnati Fairytale Ball

Who doesn’t want to be a princess for a day? Now’s your chance to see all the Disney Princesses at The Fairytale Ball. This event includes professional princess portraits for every child, candy buffet, crafts, stories, songs, games, and more.
When: Saturday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Where: Duke Energy Convention Center, Downtown Cincinnati
Cost: $15-$55

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Jingle Jam 2018

Grammy-nominated hip-hop superstars Migos are making a surprise Cincinnati headlining show on Saturday just in time for the holiday. They’ll be joined by Tee Grizzley, BlocBoy JB, La4ss & Dash Gwoppovelli to bring a little hip-hop to the holidays.
When: Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
Where: U.S. Bank Arena, Downtown Cincinnati
Cost: $59-$204

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Sunday

Holiday Market at 3 Points Urban Brewery

Get your holiday shopping done all while enjoying a fresh pint of craft beer! The market will be kid friendly with plenty of holiday cheer.
When: Sunday, Noon – 5 p.m.
Where: 3 Points Urban Brewery, 331 E 13th St, Cincinnati
Cost: Free to enter

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Beer Feast 2018 with Sartre OTR

Let us feast! Rhinegeist and their friends Sartre OTR have curated a beer-focused, family-style menu just in time to bring some fun holiday cheer to craft beer fans. Velbekomme!
When: Sunday, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Where: Rhinegeist, 1910 Elm St., Cincinnati
Cost: $75

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Looking for even more things to do in Cincinnati this weekend? Check out the calendar tab at the top of the page.