Cincinnati December 17, 2017
These 8 Cincinnati Neighborhoods Are Pure Magic During Christmastime
Cincinnati is a festive city that enjoys celebrating different holidays and events all year long. But there is something extra special about Christmas time, and some neighborhoods around town really go all out. From huge neighborhood Christmas trees, to festivals, events, and decor, these 8 Cincinnati area neighborhoods are pure magic during the holiday season.
1. Mt. Healthy
Mt. Healthy may not get much hype throughout the year (although it really should), but at Christmastime this is one of the best spots for a nostalgic Christmas. Paul R. Young Funeral Home is the center of the activity with a beautiful Nativity that is up until the New Year. The last carriage rides take place the evening of the 17th, so if you missed it, make sure to save this event for next year! And while you're in the neighborhood, check out Little Dutch Bakery, Fibonacci Brewing Company, and many other favorite local hangouts.
Wyoming is a beautiful and historic neighborhood that is known for its lovely houses and wonderful schools. This quaint area turns into a scene from a Christmas movie with a delightfully decorated tree and activities throughout the season.
Newport, Kentucky is right across the river and offers some of the best skyline views of Cincinnati. It's especially festive at Christmas with a gigantic Christmas tree at Newport on the Levee and photo opportunities with Santa. Spend an evening walking around, taking in the views, and enjoying a meal at one of the many restaurants.
Just north of Cincinnati, Lebanon is well known for its stunning Horse Drawn Carriage Parade & Festival (which happens the first Saturday in December each year), but there is festive fun to be had all season long! Main Street is beautifully adorned, making it the perfect time of year to stop in the local shops and restaurants.
Middletown loves the Christmas season so much that it is in its 15th year of celebrating with Light Up Middletown. This drive-thru light display takes you through Smith Park in downtown Middletown and admission is by donation. It's a beautiful way to introduce yourself to a new part of town!
6. Liberty Township
Liberty Township is a fast-growing area north of Cincinnati, especially with the addition of the shopping, dining, and entertainment destination - Liberty Center. It is the perfect spot to finish up your holiday shopping, and at the same time enjoy plenty of festivities. Visit with Santa, view a stunning tree and other decor, and even take a nostalgic carriage ride.
7. Blue Ash
Blue Ash now has the ideal place to celebrate the holidays and the winter season within Summit Park. Head to their outdoor ice skating rink - a new feature this year - and warm yourself by the fire pit with some of the delicious food served at the restaurants nearby.
Just across from the Mariemont Inn, this neighborhood has continued the tradition of Shillito's Elves with their Santa's Workshop display. You can see the same hand crafted figures from the 1970s, as well as walk around this picturesque town that is even more beautiful during the holiday season.
You won’t run out of options of festive things to do around Cincinnati this season! Did your favorite Christmastime neighborhood make the list? Which others should we check out? We’d love to include even more next year!
And for more festive fun throughout town, check out our previous article