Top Things to do in Cincinnati This Weekend: December 12 – December 15

Another great weekend on tap for the tri-state! Here is our breakdown of what's going on from December 12 - December 15.


Courtesy Merit Company Orchestra

A Christmas Celebration

Come and see a 50-piece orchestra perform some of your favorite holiday classics. This festive, heartwarming event is one you don’t want to miss.
When: Thursday-Saturday
Where: Parrish Auditorium, 1601 University Blvd., Hamilton, OH
Cost: Adults – $20, Children 12 and under – $14

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Courtesy Bogart's


Playing music for over two decades, rock band Chevelle brings their anthems to the tri-state. With platinum-selling albums and multiple chart-topping songs, this concert will be one to remember.
When: Thursday, 7:30PM (Doors, 6:30PM)
Where: Bogart’s, 2621 Vine St., Clifton
Cost: $38

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Courtesy Dent Schoolhouse

A Christmas Nightmare

What better way to get in the holiday spirit than the frightening Dent Schoolhouse with a holiday twist? Celebrate a rare Friday the 13th with anyone who dares to venture through one of the nation’s best haunted houses.
When: Friday-Saturday
Where: Dent Schoolhouse, 5963 Harrison Ave., Cincinnati
Cost: $25

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Courtesy Go Bananas Comedy Club

Paul Mecurio

Comedian Paul Mecurio brings his laugh-out-loud stand-up comedy to the Queen City! With appearances on shows such as The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and The Tonight Show, this is a show you can’t miss. (Note: Friday’s shows are 18+, Saturday’s shows are 21+)
When: Friday-Saturday
Where: Go Bananas Comedy Club, 8410 Market Place Ln., Montgomery, OH
Cost: $18

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Cincinnati Cyclones: Star Wars Weekend

Star Wars and minor league hockey. What more could you ask for? Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of The Phantom Menace as the Cyclones take on The Kalamazoo Wings and The Toledo Walleye. May the Force be with you.
When: Friday-Saturday
Where: Heritage Bank Center, 100 Broadway, Downtown
Cost: Starting at $18

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Courtesy Delhi Township Administration

Delhi Township Holiday Market

Support your local artists! Everything you see from the 35 vendors is 100% homemade. A great place to get some of your Christmas shopping done.
When: Saturday, 9AM-2PM
Where: Delhi Senior Center, 647 Neeb Rd., Delhi
Cost: FREE

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Courtesy Cincinnati Santacon


Are you Santa enough? Get yourself a Santa suit and a full charge on your cell phone. A $10 registration fee gets you an official wristband and special discounts.
When: Saturday
Where: The Banks, Downtown
Cost: $10 registration fee

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Courtesy Little Miami River Chamber Alliance

Christmas in Loveland

Take a step back in time when you visit Old Historic Loveland. A live Nativity scene, Winter Wonderland, and Jolly Ole’ St. Nick and Mrs. Claus all on tap at this wonderful family event.
When: Saturday, 4PM-9PM
Where: Downtown Loveland, West Loveland Ave., Loveland, OH
Cost: FREE

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Courtesy Cincinnati Observatory


What could be better than Christmas lights and giant telescopes to look at the stars? Head out and celebrate the 44th year of this Mt. Lookout tradition. Carolers and the gift shop open for that special stargazer in your family. (Note: telescope viewing will be available weather permitting)
When: Sunday, 6PM-8PM
Where: Cincinnati Observatory, 3489 Observatory Place, Mt. Lookout
Cost: FREE

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Courtesy Cincinnati Bengals

Cincinnati Bengals vs. New England Patriots

Who Dey! Come out and cheer on the Bengals as they take on Tom Brady and the Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots!
When: Sunday, 1PM
Where: Paul Brown Stadium, 1 Paul Brown Stadium, Downtown
Cost: Starting at $80

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