Things to Do in Winter
Chilly winter can make you want to hunker down on the couch for the season, but fortunately, there are lots of fun things to do to keep boredom at bay. Winter sports such as skiing, tubing and ice skating are all great ways to enjoy the elements. If you’d rather be indoors, try a romantic date night such as a cooking class, a weekend spa getaway or a cozy dinner with wine by the fire. The kids will love visiting an indoor water park, and the whole family can enjoy a day at the museum.
Leave your inner Grinch at home for the Middletown Holiday Whopla, filled with seasonal cheer: ice skating, lights, food, art and fun. Ends January 3.
Loveland Stage Company2
Grab a ticket to the live show Christmas with Anton at the Loveland Stage Company, Dec 3–5, or their free-to-the-public performance, Christmastime, on Dec 18.
Cincinnati Nature Center3
Cincinnati Nature Center's Light in the Forest features outdoor light displays, music, shopping and a decorated historic home. Reserve tickets online through January 2.
Mile 42 Coffee4
Warm up with a creamy, dreamy peppermint mocha from Mile 42 Coffee. Drink it inside, or get it to go from their walk-up window.
Capture memories with the whole family in the immersive selfie experience of Deck the Walls, eight holiday rooms decorated by local artists. Through December 20.
Missing the links this winter? Grab your friends and tee off for a round at Loveland’s newest indoor golf facility, SGN Golf.
Light Up Middletown9
Light Up Middletown is a drive-through fantasyland, sparkling with holiday light displays in the 100-acre Smith Park. Through December 31.
Enjoy a world of holiday magic at Kings Island WinterFest: live entertainment, ice skating, festive food and family-favorite rides on select nights through December 31.
A holiday favorite, Elf will be presented on stage by The Children’s Theater of Cincinnati—runs through December at the Taft Theatre.
Sharon Woods Park13
Drive-thru the charming Holiday In Lights show at Sharon Woods, produced by the Alleen Company, glowing through January 1. Walk the lights on December 29.
Trivia lover? Grab dinner at Paxton’s Grill on Tuesday nights and bring home the big-brain bragging rights with their 7 p.m. trivia contests.
Symmes Township Park16
Stuck inside for a snow day? Gather the kiddos and head to Symmes Township Park for sled riding (and maybe a snowball fight!).
Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park + Museum17
Visit Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park + Museum for the spectacular Journey BOREALIS, a unique art installation of more than one million lights. Through January 2.
Liberty Farm Market18
‘Tis the season for Christmas at the Barn, a wine tasting and theatre performance by The Story Collective at Liberty Farm Market on December 12.