Top Things to do in Cincinnati This Weekend: January 2 – January 5

Happy New Year! Here is our breakdown of what's going on from January 2 - January 5.

Thursday

Courtesy Go Bananas Comedy Club

Brendan Eyre

One of the hottest up-and-coming comedians, Brendan Eyre makes a stop in the tri-state. Bringing his Midwest sensibility, this is a show you don’t want to miss (Note: these shows are either 18+ or 21+).
When: Thursday – Sunday
Where: Go Bananas Comedy Club, 8410 Market Place Ln., Montgomery, OH
Cost: Starting at $8

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Destination: Moon at the Cincinnati Museum Center

Only a few more weeks left of this amazing exhibition. See Columbia, the actual Apollo 11 Command Capsule that flew the astronauts to the Moon, Buzz Aldrin’s gloves and helmet that he used while walking on the surface of the moon, plus so much more!
When: Open through Feb. 17
Where: Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati
Cost: $16.50

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Friday

Courtesy Cincinnati Music Hall

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: Live in Concert

Wands at the ready! It’s the third installment of the beloved Harry Potter film series and you can see it live in concert. Come see the Cincinnati Pops perform John Williams’ masterful score live! Limited seats available so get them now!
When: Friday – Sunday
Where: Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., OTR
Cost: Starting at $25

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Cincinnati Cyclones

It’s throwback weekend at the Heritage Bank Center! Cheer on the Cyclones as they take on the Wheeling Nailers. It’s also teddy bear Weekend; bring a gently used teddy bear to throw onto the ice after the Cyclones’ first goal.
When: Friday – Saturday
Where: Heritage Bank Center, 100 Broadway, Downtown
Cost: Starting at $12

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Christmas Nights of Lights

Coney Island Christmas Nights of Lights

It’s the last weekend to get out and enjoy this great light show. Just because Christmas is over doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a wonderful event. Drive through Coney Island in the warmth and comfort of your own car as you listen to a  Christmas-themed playlist on your car radio.
When: Friday – Sunday
Where: Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati
Cost: $6 per person, Children 3 and under are FREE

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Saturday

Courtesy Duke Energy Convention Center

Wendy's Bridal Show

Are you or anyone you know getting ready to tie the knot? This is one show you can’t miss. Come out to Cincinnati’s premiere bridal show and plan that special day from start to finish.
When: Saturday – Sunday
Where: Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St., Downtown
Cost: $10

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Courtesy Great Parks of Hamilton County

Winter Hike

If you love hiking, come out to Winton Woods for a challenging hike and great company. End the hike with a hot bowl of soup. Registration is required and is on a first come first served basis.
When: Saturday, 10AM
Where: Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Rd., Cincinnati
Cost: $9 per person, registration required.

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Courtesy Christ Church Cathedral

Boar's Head Festival

It’s the 80th annual celebration of the Boar’s Head and Yule Log Festival. Come see performers dressed in 14th Century English attire as they perform carols and processions.
When: Saturday – Sunday
Where: Christ Church Cathedral, 318 E 4th St., Downtown
Cost: FREE

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Sunday

Courtesy Cin City Reptile Show

Cin City Reptile Show

If you’ve got a reptile lover in your family, they can’t miss this show. See thousands of reptiles, amphibians, spiders, and more! Door prizes also being awarded.
When: Sunday, 10AM-4PM
Where: Holiday Inn Cincinnati North, 5800 Muhlhauser Rd., West Chester, OH
Cost: $7 (Children 10 and under – FREE)

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Skate at the Square

What better way to cap off the holidays than ice skating at Fountain Square. Bring the whole family or bring a date and have the time of your life!
When: Now – February 2
Where: Fountain Square, 520 Vine St., Downtown
Cost: Admission, $6 – Skate Rental, $4

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