It's Not Christmas In Cincinnati Until You Do These 7 Enchanting Things
By Andrea Limke|Updated on October 20, 2023(Originally published October 23, 2022)
A Cincinnati native who has lived in Kentucky for over 10 years, Andrea's heart belongs both in the Queen City and the Bluegrass State. After earning an education degree and working in that field for a number of years, Andrea began to pursue her passion for writing over 6 years ago. Since then she has written for a number of print and online publications, as well as published a children's book.
Cincinnati is always a fun and exciting place to be, but around the holidays the city really comes to life. There are events and activities all over the city, so many in fact, that it can be difficult to narrow it down to the best. You can’t really go wrong with any of the festive choices downtown or scattered throughout Cincinnati’s neighborhoods, but if you want a list of the absolute best attractions to check out this season then we’ve got you covered. It’s just not Christmas in Cincinnati until you’ve done these enchanting things.
This list should definitely put you in the holiday spirit! Cincinnati is such a festive place this time of year. Did your favorite Christmas activity in Cincinnati make the list? What else would you add? Let us know in the comments!
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Are there any Christmas train rides near Cincinnati?
Beginning in November and going through December, the Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad has a Christmas train ride near Cincinnati you can take known as The North Pole Express. Here's what you need to know:
The train only operates on select days, so be sure to visit their website in plenty of advance to purchase your tickets. Then, sit back and enjoy a magical ride.
The North Pole Express is an evening expedition in which riders will journey with Santa while snacking on what else? Milk and cookies!
To put you in the festive spirit, riders are encouraged to wear their favorite Christmas pajamas!
The best part of the ride is just like in the beloved Christmas story, each child will go home with a bell. As you look back on your North Pole Express memories, will the bell still ring for you?
What are some other Christmas activities in Cincinnati?
Other Christmas activities near Cincinnati include the following:
If you’d rather sit and admire the twinkling lights, head north to The Christmas Ranch and go on a holiday wagon ride among the thousands of lights on the property. Afterward, sip some hot chocolate and warm up around the bonfire.