Holiday Art and Activities at Findlay Market

Christmas at the Market

Christmas creativity comes to life at Findlay Market each year with endless festive possibilities to add to your holiday traditions! The Market is a wonderful place to discover delicacies that are sure to delight all the senses and this is the best time to check out what they have to offer for the season! The aromas of the sweet and savory treats that you’ll find are made extra special to fit with the holiday theme and bring you joy with each delicious bite!


And that’s not all! This incredible place has the best artisan made gifts from local artists and craft makers! You’ll come across the most beautiful decorative and functional pieces from a variety of unique vendors. Most of them will even gift wrap your items right there for you, which is an artform in its own! If you need some inspiration on what to gift your loved ones look no further! Findlay Market is the right place for you with their convenient Holiday Gift Guide that walks you through subscriptions, gift cards, and many more items that could be awesome stocking stuffers!

Activities and More

They also have a “Merry Market Tour & Treat” where you can learn about the fascinating history of Findlay Market while tasting holiday treats from Market Merchants. Get your tickets for the “Merry Market Tour & Treat”, happening on Saturdays, until December 17 at 2pm. Along with their stunning Christmas Tree Sale that’s going on until December 18! In addition they will have wreaths and garland at the Elm Street Esplanade. When you purchase a tree you get a free commemorative 2022 Findlay Market ornament! Throughout the Market you’ll hear happy sounds from Christmas Carolers singing all your favorite holiday songs that you can join in on. Have the kids enjoy a cup of hot
chocolate as they play games and get artsy at their winter wonderland coloring booth. Grab yourself a hot toddy from the bar to treat yourself while you’re doing your
entertaining and shopping.

The food and gift selections are so nice that you’ll want to buy something for everyone there, including yourself! It’s really a spectacular sight to see! All around you is sparkling glitter, bountiful bows, colors of red and green with hints of shimmering silvers and golds that are cheerful and uplifting! Plus there’s tons of fun things for the entire family to get involved in! You’ll be amazed by how much there is to offer along with their outstanding food and beverages!

Hours and Information


Tuesday – Saturday : 9am-6pm


Special Hours:
Saturday, December 24: 9am-3pm
Sunday, December 25: Closed


1801 Race St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
https://www.findlaymarket.org

Everything Holidays

For all of your holiday 2022 needs—markets, wondrous local fun, performances, magic, twinkling lights, gift-buying, and more—check out the list below of the many fun goings on over the next several weeks, as well as a comprehensive list for where you can host a holiday party. All events are linked to a site with more information regarding admission costs, dates and times, and location.

No matter your preference for the holiday season, whether it be celebrating with light displays, a large corporate gathering, or by supporting the arts, we have you covered.

Categories included below are:

  • Events
  • Markets
  • Lights and Displays
  • Winter Fun
  • Performing Arts
  • Venues

Events

Black Violin: Give Thanks Holiday Tour
November 15, 7:30p
Aronoff Center
Hip-hop meets classical with the acclaimed band Black Violin, led by classically trained string players Wil B. (viola) and Kev Marcus (violin), who are joined onstage by DJ SPS and drummer Nat Stokes.
cincinnatiarts.org

North Pole Express by LM&M Railroad
November 18–20, 23, 26–27, December 1–4, 7–11, 14–23
Experience the wonder of the holiday season by journeying down the train tracks of Warren County, Ohio. Passengers spend time with Santa and his elves on the one hour and 15 minute festive train ride.
lebanonrr.com
Tickets start at $22

Metamora Old Fashioned Christmas Walk Opening Day
November 25–December 18
Festive decorations, live music, shopping, and more.
facebook.com

UDF’s Downtown Dazzle on Fountain Square
November 26 and December 3, 10, 17
See Santa rappel from a Cincinnati skyrise and watch a fireworks display. Music and festivities start at 6:30p and the Downtown Dazzle show begins at 7. Enjoy a drink or hot cocoa at Fountain Square’s Bar or have fun at the ice rink.
myfountainsquare.com

UDF’s Santa’s Workshop at Washington Park
November 26 and December 3, 10, 17
Bring your family, your dog, your friends to meet Santa, but most all—be sure to bring your cameras. 
washingtonpark.org

BB Riverboats Holiday Lunch Cruise
November 30, 12–2p (boarding at 11a)
Two-hour cruise featuring games, entertainment, and a buffet.
bbriverboats.com

Krampus!
West Side Brewing, 5p

An evening of hellish delights with the demons of Krampuslauf Zinzinnati, including Krampus Coal (Vanilla Baltic Porter) release and Craft Burger Bros serving up burgers. A portion of proceeds will be donated to charity.
facebook.com

BB Riverboats Holiday Dinner Cruise
December 2, 7:30–9:30p (boarding at 6:30p)
Take in the skyline, watch the river go by, and enjoy a fantastic holiday meal. All seating is reserved.
bbriverboats.com

BB Riverboats Holiday Brunch Cruise
December 4, 12–2p (boarding at 11a)
Dine on a hearty seasonal spread, then sit back and enjoy a perfectly relaxing afternoon while taking in the sights and listening to Dixieland Jazz Band. All seating is reserved.
bbriverboats.com

Mt. Adams Reindog Parade at The Monastery
December 10, 2–3p
A Mt. Adams tradition for over 20 years. Dogs (and owners) dress in their Holiday Best, and prizes are awarded in a variety of categories. Food and vendors will be available before the parade. Registration is from 12:30–1:45p.
mtadamscincy.org

LatkaPalooza
December 24
Cincinnati’s annual Hanukkah bash at a local bar [TBD] for drinks, a DJ, and dreidel with friends—old and new. No cover. Cash bar. Kosher food. Open to ages 21-39.
jewishcincinnati.org

Findlay Market Holiday Market 2021

Markets

Germania Society Christkindlmarkt
November 4–6
The region’s oldest German Christmas market, based on traditional Christmas markets popular throughout Germany. German beer, mulled wine, and shopping unique gifts from local crafters under a covered pavilion and heated tents.
germaniasociety.com
$5 per person (credit/debit only), free admission for ages 12 and under and active/retired military with current ID

Greater Cincinnati Holiday Market at the Duke Energy Convention Center
November 11–13
300 vendors selling decor, gifts, apparel, toys, treats, and more.
cincinnatiholidaymarket.com
Save $2 by buying tickets online

Lakota East Holiday Arts & Crafts Show
November 12–13
Unique gifts for everyone on your list.
lakotaeastcraftshow.com
$2 admission ($5 early bird on Saturday), under 18 free

Holiday Market
November 13, 11a–4p

Third Eye Brewing
Sip on holiday cocktails, mimosas, and award-winning beer while knocking off items from your shopping list.
facebook.com 

Art on Vine
November 13, 12–7p
Rhinegeist
Local artists and makers showcasing and selling fine arts and handmade goods every first Sunday of the month.
artonvinecincy.com

Holiday Shopping Expo at the Lawrenceburg Event Center
November 18–20
Weekend of shopping from a selection of boutiques, crafters, upcycled and repurposed goods, specialty stores, local business, and more. Local group performances, wine tasting, and door prizes.
facebook.com

Oak Hills Band Association Fall Craft Fair
November 19, 9a–3p
Oak Hills High School
Get a start on your holiday shopping featuring more than 250 crafters and artisans. 
facebook.com
$5 per person (ages 10 and under free)

Fall Sycamore Arts & Crafts Show
November 19, 9a–4p
Sycamore High School
Arts and crafts, live student musical performances, and food offerings.
sbob.org

The OFF Market Holiday Market
November 19, 10a–4p
Summit Park
Monthly marketplace bringing together small businesses, artisans, brewers, bakers, farmers, and more—held in the same footprint as the summer market with the addition of an ice skating rink and other holiday festivities.
theoffmarket.org

Holiday Bazaar at Queen City Clay
November 19–20
Handmade ceramics and gifts.
queencityclay.com

Greater Cincinnati Winterfair
November 25–27
Northern Kentucky Convention Center
Experience artful shopping organized by Ohio Designer Craftsmen, a nonprofit organization that supports artists and the community through year-round programming.
winterfair.org
$7 (children 12 and under free), available online or at the door. Ticket is valid for all three days.

Cincinnati Christkindlmarkt
November 25–December 31, Thursday–Sunday
Moerlein Lager House Schmidlapp Event Lawn
Holiday themed Christmas festival featuring food, beverages, merchandise, holiday lights, and choral and musical entertainment.
cincinnatichristkindlmarkt.com

Crafty Supermarket Holiday Show
November 26
Music Hall Ballroom, 11a–5p
This event marks 13 years of bringing you the best handmade goods around from over 100 makers from all over Ohio, the midwest, and beyond—just in time for holiday shopping or simply treating yourself.
craftysupermarket.com

WestSide Holiday Market
November 26
Westwood Town Hall, 12–5p
100+ local vendors, food trucks, photos with Santa, holiday music, free swag bags for the first 200 people, and a free fitness class.
facebook.com

Shop Local on the Levee
November 26–27
Newport on the Levee
Celebrate Small Business Saturday with Shop Local on the Levee as local artisans and makers offer holiday hand-crafted goods.
newportonthelevee.com

Winter Market at Washington Park
November 26–27, December 3–4, 10–11, 17–18
The Winter Market will feature regional artisans and crafters in cozily designed huts, with local organizations to curate each weekend. Vendors will vary from weekend to weekend—lineup TBA.
washingtonpark.org

Holiday Market at Findlay Market
December 3–4
Dozens of farmers and outdoor vendors plus over 50 full-time merchants selling holiday gifts, food and decor. The Market will be selling Christmas trees, wreaths, and garland at Jane’s. Get a FREE commemorative ornament locally made by Lucca with every tree purchase.
findlaymarket.org

Art on Vine
December 11
Rhinegeist, 12–7p
Local artists and makers showcasing and selling fine arts and handmade goods every first Sunday of the month.
artonvinecincy.com

The City Flea
December 17–18
Washington Park
December 17: Evening Holiday Market, 4–9p (11a early bird mini market)
December 18: Daylight Holiday Market, 11a–5p
Cincinnati’s original curated urban flea market, small business incubator, community organization, and city advocate.
thecityflea.com

Holiday at the Junction, EnterTRAINment Junction

Lights and Displays

The Christmas Casino
November 2–January 2
Every year the casino resort is transformed into a whimsical and enchanting winter wonderland certain to dazzle and delight with added NEW holiday attractions every year.
thechristmascasino.com

Celestial Holiday at Krohn Conservatory
November 5–January 8, 2023
Krohn will be transformed into a glowing winter wonderland surrounded by shimmering lights and twinkling stars.
$10 for adults, $7 for youths (5–17), and children (4 and under) free
cincinnatiparks.com

Light Up the Fair
November 11–December 31
Lighting up the Boone County skies with over one million lights from the comfort of your vehicle along a two-mile path.
lightupthefair.com
$15 per couple, $25 per carload (3–7 occupants), military and first responders free

Coney Island’s Nights of Lights
November 11–January 2
2.5-mile drive through light show synchronized to both traditional and rocking holiday music through your car radio.
coneyislandpark.com

Holiday Junction
November 11–January 2
Cincinnati Museum Center
Celebrate 76 years of winterland whimsy, featuring track-level views of over 300 rail cars and 60 locomotives, the Northern Lights display, Holiday Scavenger Hunt, Brickopolis LEGO scenes.
cincymuseum.org
Free for members, $10 for non-members, or $5 with any other museum admission

Christmas at the Junction
November 12–January 1, 2023
EnterTRAINment Junction
Take a magical journey through a Winter Wonderland to the North Pole where you can see the Reindeer & Elf Workshop. Then, visit Mrs. Claus in her kitchen and, of course, visit Santa in his study.
entertrainmentjunction.com

Holly Jolly Days at Behringer-Crawford Museum
November 12–January 8, 2023

White Christmas exhibit from the Rosemary Clooney house, holiday toy trains, and Winter Wonderland in NaturePlay.
bcmuseum.org
Admission included with museum admission (free for members, $9 for adults, $8 for seniors 60+ and $5 for children ages 3–17). Face masks recommended.

The Christmas Ranch
November 18–December 23 (closed Thanksgiving)
Lights, shops, bonfires, and train and wagon rides.
$22 per car load, $33 per oversized van (10+ visitors), no buses or RVs, free parking
thechristmasranch.com
Reservations required for admission

Holidays at the Farm
November 18–December 23

Caroling, classic movies, pony rides, train display, reindeer scavenger hunt, live entertainment, trails, hay wagon ride, marshmallows toasting, and more.
greatparks.org

Journey Borealis at Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park
November 18–January 1, 2023 (Tuesday–Thursday, 6–9p and Friday–Sunday, 6–10p, closed Mondays)
Driving display featuring an artful adventure through the holiday lights. To enjoy the new, festive soundtrack by Butler Philharmonic Orchestra and vocals by Cincinnati Boychoir, please download the OTOCAST APP before arriving to the show.
journeyborealis.com 
Admission is $25 per carload for non-members and $15 per carload for members
City of Hamilton residents get in FREE on Tuesdays (please bring your ID or a current utility bill)

Holiday in Lights at Armco Park in Warren County (formerly Sharon Woods)
November 18–December 30
Outdoor light display viewed from your vehicle, built with over 1 million lights and over 250 light displays, and has been an established holiday family tradition in Cincinnati for over 32 years. Purchase special effects glasses at the gate to enhance your experience—$2 for one or 3 for $5
holidayinlights.com
Admission is $20 per vehicle; $60 for buses and 15-passenger vans
No cash is accepted
$1 off coupon here

PNC Festival of Lights at the Cincinnati Zoo
November 18–January 8, 2023
Open Sunday–Thursday until 9p; Friday and Saturday until 10p (closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas)
The 40th annual Festival of Lights, featuring 4 million LED lights, the North Polar Express train ride (starting at 4p), the spectacular Wild Lights show on Swan Lake, and snacks at one of two S’mores-n-More stands.
cincinnatizoo.org
Included with zoo admission

Light Up Middletown
November 24–December 31
Drive through fantasy light display celebrating 23 years. Open in all weather and holidays.
lightupmiddletown.org
Admission by cash donation–you set the price

ProLink Staffing’s Light Up the Square presented by Macy’s
November 25, 6–11p
Kick off the holiday season with Fountain Square’s annual tree lighting celebration. Festivities begin at 6p with live music, followed by a special appearance by Santa Claus, then a dazzling fireworks display.
myfountainsquare.com

Yuletide Village
November 25–December 17

Fridays (5–9p) and Saturdays (3–9p)
Renaissance Park
A glowing 16th century Yuletide Village awaits. Food services begins at 5.
yuletidevillage.com

Deck the Y’alls Lightfest
November 25–January 1, 2023
Experience more than 2 million lights, themed areas, holiday shopping, great food, Santa Claus, ice skating, carnival, and more
decktheyalls.com

Light Up the Levee at Newport on the Levee 
November 26, 4–7p (click here for the schedule of events)
An evening of festive fun including a holiday market, live music, fireworks, and a visit from Santa Claus as they light their 50-foot tree.
newportonthelevee.com

Light in the Forest
December 1–January 1 (select dates)
Enjoy a peaceful walk in the winter woods with an expanded trail featuring a lit forest, new installations by five regional artists, children’s activities, live music, bonfire, holiday shopping, and more.
cincynature.org
Click here for admission prices

Hanukkah at Fountain Square
December 18, 6–7:30p
Celebrate Hanukkah with the Cincinnati Jewish Community, featuring an outdoor menorah lighting, ice skating, bumper cars, and so much more.
jewishcincinnati.org

Menorah Lights on the Levee
December 18
Newport on the Levee
Join in the Festival of Lights as we light the menorah and celebrate the first night of Hanukkah.
newportonthelevee.com

Bumper Cars at the Ice Rink on Fountain Square

Winter Fun

Ice Skating at Fifty West
November 1–February 23, 2023
Ice skate before grabbing a bite to eat from the 50W Burger Bar while enjoying the heated tent and great craft beer.
fiftywestbrew.com
$10 per person for one hour of ice time and skate rental (free for children under 4)

Skating + Bumper Cars at the UC Health Ice Rink presented by 5/3 on Fountain Square
November 5–February 20, 2023
Figure and hockey rental skates are available, plus the concession tent will serve snacks and beverages. The ice rink will feature two different kinds of sessions: bumpers and skating ($15) and skating only ($10).
myfountainsquare.com

Warm 98.5 Ice Rink at Summit Park
November 12–January 8
After a spin on the ice, grab a hot chocolate, a DORA beverage, or a meal from one of the four on-site restaurants or the nearby Neighborhoods at Summit Park.
summitparkblueash.com
$7 per person (skate rental included), children under 3 free

The Station on the Levee
November and December (multiple dates)
Newport on the Levee
All aboard The Station on the Levee! Families are invited to take a ride on the holiday train inside The Gallery.
newportonthelevee.com
$5

Kings Island WinterFest
November 25–December 31 (select nights)
Step into a world of holiday magic featuring experiences and activities and festive food. Voted in 2021 as one of the top Theme Park Holiday Events in the country by USA TODAY readers.
visitkingsisland.com
Admission starting at $29.99

Performing Arts

Trans-Siberian Orchestra presents the Ghosts of Christmas Eve
November 19, 3p
Heritage Bank Center
Multi-platinum, progressive rock group playing its “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve” tour.
heritagebankcenter.com

Memorial Hall presents Christmas with The Celts
November 29, 7:30p
memorialhallotr.com
$30–50

Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and Then Some!) at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
December 8–31
Fresh and fun annual tradition that sends up everything from Dickens to Dr. Seuss for 90+ minutes of high octane jollity and frivolity.
cincyshakes.com

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Jr.
December 10–19
The Children’s Theatre (Taft Theater)
60-minute musical adaptation of the beloved classic television special.
thechildrenstheatre.com

Holiday Pops at Music Hall
December 9–11
Cincinnati’s beloved holiday tradition returns with music, warmth, laughter, and seasonal inspiration for the entire family. Share unforgettable memories in the grandeur of a Music Hall.
cincinnatisymphony.org
$25–115
This concert is eligible for Pay What You Wish Pricing. To learn more, visit Music for All.

The Nutcracker at Music Hall
December 15–24
Cincinnati’s favorite holiday tradition.
cballet.org

An Acoustic Christmas with Over the Rhine
December 16–18
Presented by Nederlander Entertainment and Memorial Hall.
memorialhallotr.com
$44–74

Fowling Warehouse

Venues

Whether for a company holiday function or a fun way to get out with a group of friends, there are several options around the city to host your next party—from small to large gatherings. Here is a list of just some of the many ideas.

Restaurant Spaces

There are many restaurants in Cincinnati that offer private room rentals. Here are several options for where to book yours.

Butcher and Barrel
Central Business District
A variety of seating options for corporate events, birthday celebrations, or rehearsal diners.
thebutcherbarrel.com

Ché OTR
OTR
The Cellar at Ché OTR can accommodate 24–30 guests.
checincinnati.com

Galla Park Gastro
The Banks
Booking options include private room (30 seated, 60 social), half venue (200 guests), and full venue (500 guests).
gallapark.com

Khora at Kinley Hotel
Central Business District
Perfectly sized for large gatherings with delicious heart-felt dishes.
khorarestaurant.com

Metropole at 21c
Central Business District
Nine unique event spaces, including a private dining room, and spaces that double as 21c Museum galleries. Space is available for private parties of 10 to 350.
metropoleonwalnut.com

Moerlein Lager House
The Banks
Several private dining options to accommodate groups from 20 guests to 150 to 300 and even 1500 on the Schmidlapp Event Lawn.
moerleinlagerhouse.com

On the Rhine Eatery
Central Business District
Set up shop at the OTR Eatery food hall.
ontherhineeatery.com

Pampas
O’Bryonville
From small and intimate gatherings to larger-scale private events and rentals.
pampascincinnati.com

Prime Cincinnati
Central Business District
Several private dining options available for party sizes 8 to 80.
primecincinnati.com

Entertainment

These aren’t your ordinary event spaces. These venues have built in entertainment as well, from bowling, rage rooms, and arcades, to sightseeing and go-karting.

BB Riverboats
Newport
Group events and dining, sightseeing, kids, holiday, and specialty cruises.
bbriverboats.com

Fowling Warehouse
Norwood
fowlingwarehouse.com

Full Throttle Adrenaline Park
Florence
Corporate events, party packages, meeting space, and catering. High-speed go-karting, paintball, axe throwing, rage room, and virtual reality.
gofullthrottle.com

Pins Mechanical
OTR
Groups of 15 or more; pricing based on group size and allocated event space.
pinsbar.com https://www.pinsbar.com/cincy-events

Queen City Riverboats
Dayton, KY
Private events, public events, concert cruises, and game day shuttles.
queencityriverboats.com

Rotolo | Bowling Bocce Eatery
Newport
Equipped with private event space and amenities for group sizes of 20 to 500.
rotolobowling.com

Selfie Galaxy
Westwood
10–50 guests
selfiegalaxy.com

WONDERCADE
Westwood
Book a party room for up to 16 total people (kids and adults) for two hours. Entire arcade is also available for rent.
wondercadecincy.com

Large Group Event Spaces

These local venues can accommodate larger gatherings for over 50 people and up to 375.

American Sign Museum
Camp Washington
Workshops, trade shows, meetings, and weddings, including seated dinners for up to 175 guests.
americansignmuseum.org

The Columns
Findlay Market
Up to 150-person cocktail party.
thecolumnscincy.com

Hotel Covington
Covington
Accommodates groups of 10 to 250.
hotelcovington.com

The Madison Event Center
Covington
Weddings, corporate events, and social events. Can accommodate events from 100 guests to 375.
madisoneventcenter.com

The Metropolitan Club
Covington
Several event space options, for seating from 2 to 200.
metropolitanclub.net

New Riff Distilling
Newport
Rentals for up to 90 guests.
newriffdistilling.com

Oakley Kitchen Food Hall
Oakley
Accommodates up to 300 guests.
oakley-kitchen.com

Peterloon
Montgomery
Nonprofit events, fundraising events, musical performances and recitals, corporate meetings and events, brunches, luncheons, dinners, receptions, and weddings
peterloon.org

Revel Urban Winery
OTR
Rent out the entire building or the second floor.
revelotr.com

The Skeleton Root
OTR
Unique event spaces for up to 100 guests.
skeletonroot.com

Somerhaus
OTR
Up to 72 guests
somerhaus.space

The Summit
Madisonville
From small meetings to big conferences—indoors, outdoors, or on the roof. Group sizes from 15 to 320.
thesummithotel.com

The Turn Vintage Warehouse
Newport
Up to 85 guests
theturnvintage.com

The View at Shires’ Garden
Central Business District
Small and intimate gatherings to events with up to 200 guests.
theviewatshiresgarden.com

The Woodward
OTR
From 60 to 600 guests.
woodwardtheater.com

Small Group Event Spaces

These local venues can accommodate smaller gatherings for 50 people or less.

Gather Cincy
East Walnut Hills
Party space can accommodate up to 30.
gathercincy.com

The Growler House
East Walnut Hills
Parties from 1 to 50; private tastings or “Beer 101” classes available.
thegrowlerhouse.com

Mom ’n ‘Em
Camp Washington, Madisonville
Baby showers, birthdays, corporate meetings, pop-ups, and small weddings. A mobile coffee cart is also available.
momnemcoffee.com

It is also helpful to consider breweries with event spaces, such as Big Ash, Braxton, Esoteric, Little Miami, Listermann, MadTree, Rhinegeist, West Side, and more. If you are unsure about whether or not a restaurant, brewery, or other business may have a space that is available to rent for a private party, just ask!

Written by: Linsey Kraeling – Woman, wife, and mother about town, proud millennial, and lifelong Cincinnatian with an invested interest in community involvement and having a full plate—literally and figuratively. Follow along with and read more about eating like a sophisticated six-year-old, supporting local, and acting like a tourist in her own city at instagram.com/linsinnati and tourdecincinnati.com.

Cincinnati Magazine Hosts 2022 Downtown Living Tour
of Luxury Apartments and Hidden Gems on Oct. 8

Downtown Living Tour

If you’ve ever considered living downtown, Cincinnati Magazine’s Downtown Living Tour 2022 is for you!

This exclusive, self-guided tour is designed to showcase the perks and sights of living downtown including modern conveniences, luxurious living spaces, historic sites, whimsical hidden gems, and more. The tour is set for Saturday, October 8 from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Whether you want to learn more about downtown neighborhoods or fall in love with your new downtown home, the 2022 Downtown Living Tour is an unforgettable experience for everyone.

What’s Included

Tickets are just $20 and include a swag bag of goodies, tour map, program, snacks and drinks. You will also receive exclusive access to the common spaces, amenities, and living spaces of luxury properties including Shillito Lofts, Avril Lofts, The Renaissance and more.

Attendees will get a behind-the-scenes look at some of downtown’s most popular spots and businesses. These include places such as: 21C, Maverick Chocolate, Revel Urban Winery, Northside Distillery, Shires’ Cafe, Churchill’s Fine Teas, and More!

“Downtown Cincinnati has so much to offer. From quaint cafés, to stylish bars, and gorgeous murals, to artsy meet up spots, this year’s tour was designed to highlight some of the Queen City’s best things to eat, see and do,” said Ivy Bayer, Publisher of Cincinnati Magazine. “The best part of living downtown is everything is just outside your front door. As the city’s magazine, we are proud to partner with so many stunning downtown properties and businesses to showcase the luxury of living downtown.”

Registration and the easy self-guided tour starts at On The Rhine Eatery located at 100 E. Court St. above the Kroger store. Easy access parking is located in 3CDC garage at the Kroger store.

The 2022 Downtown Living Tour is sponsored by 21c Museum Hotel, Kroger, Downtown Cincinnati, Inc., F. Gavina & Sons, Santa Margherita, and Don Francisco’s Coffee.

Downtown Living Tour 2022 Flyer
Downtown Living Tour 2022 Flyer

View complete details and purchase tickets now at cincinnatimagazine.com/downtownliving.

ON THE ROCKS

September 16 at PromoWest Pavilion at Ovation

Early Bird Tickets Now Available for Inaugural Luxe Spirits and Cocktail Event!

On the Rocks Promotional Flyer with What, When, and Where
On The Rocks Promotional Flyer

CINCINNATI – August 15, 2022 Cincinnati Magazine’s swanky new spirits and cocktail event, On the Rocks, will be a sumptuous celebration of Cincinnati’s vast adult beverage scene. This event is sure to attract and inspire liquor and cocktail enthusiasts near and far.  

The event debuts on Friday, September 16 at PromoWest Pavilion at Ovation from 6-9:00 p.m. Tickets are now available with early birds scoring $15 off all ticket types until August 27.

On The Rocks

On the Rocks is a stylish mashup and celebration of Cincinnati’s impressive hospitality and bartending scene. The luxe, indoor/outdoor evening experience is comprised of elaborate liquor and cocktail mixology, tasting stations, small bites from local restaurants, music, entertainment, dancing, and amazing cocktail demonstrations on the main stage.

This massive event features a plethora of liquor varieties transformed into a wide variety of creative cocktails and sips. In addition to bartending competitions, entertainment also includes posh lounge spaces, oversized outdoor games, a fancy photo booth and more.

“Our team at Cincinnati Magazine is thrilled to be bringing this stylish and entertaining event to the Queen City, and in support of such a great cause,” said Ivy Bayer, Publisher of Cincinnati Magazine. “Whether you enjoy a smooth bourbon, vodka or gin, you will be delighted by our wide variety of tasting samples and cocktails. You can enjoy the experience solo, as a couple, or buy a discount bundle with friends to make it an evening you won’t soon forget.”

A portion of each ticket supports Grant Us Hope, a Cincinnati-based non-profit focused on youth mental wellness and suicide prevention. Raffle tickets, with 100% of raffle proceeds benefiting Grant Us Hope, will also be available for purchase at the event. Prizes include a 2-night getaway to The Opryland Hotel in Tennessee, a deluxe gift basket and more.

Ticket Options

Guests may opt to enjoy the full On the Rocks experience complete with spirits and cocktail tastings, food and entertainment. Or, guests can choose the designated driver ticket option, which is an alcohol-free ticket that includes mocktails and food only. If your entire party is ready to join in on the fun, The BMW Store has you covered by providing each guest with a $5.00 Uber voucher to ensure your group’s ‘Safe Ride Home.’

General admission tickets are $105 per person. GA tickets include unlimited access to the spirits and cocktail stations, unlimited small bites, all entertainment, and a $5.00 Uber voucher for a Safe Ride Home, courtesy of The BMW Store. Designated driver (food only, no alcohol) tickets are $55. Discounted bundle packages and designated driver add-on ticket options are available.

On the Rocks is sponsored by Tito’s Vodka, OTR, Truly Vodka, Ovation, Corporex, Butterball, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Blox Spiked Ice, Jim Beam, FIJI Water, Home Chef, KMK Law, Tiller Farms, The BMW Store, The B-Line, and Kerrygold.

Guests must be 21 and over and ID’s will be verified at the door. Learn more and buy tickets now at cincinnatimagazine.com/ontherocks.


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Cincinnati Magazine’s August Musical Brunch will feature New Orleans Jazz with Mike Wade and the Nasty ‘Nati Brass Band

WHAT: 

Cincinnati Magazine’s August edition of its monthly “Musical Brunch” series will feature New Orleans Jazz with Mike Wade and the Nasty ‘Nati Brass Band at The Cincinnati Club on Sunday, August 28.

Each monthly Musical Brunch performance has received rave reviews from sold-out crowds coupled with one of the most delicious and over-the-top Sunday brunches found in the Queen City. The magazine’s popular Musical Brunch concept debuted in February this year.

August Musical Brunch guests will enjoy a New Orleans inspired brunch/lunch menu including:

  • Commanders Palace Salad with Mixed Greens, Hard cooked egg, buttery croutons and a Parmesan Vinaigrette
  • Cajun French toast with Cinnamon and Nutmeg
  • Creole Spinach and Tomato Egg Casserole
  • Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya
  • Red Beans Rice
  • Popcorn Shrimp Po-Boys with Crusty Rolls, Shredded Lettuce and Cajun Tartar Sauce

Cincinnati’s talented and varied music scene will be fully showcased and celebrated throughout the remainder of this year as the featured musical genre and theme will change every month. Local acts and genres on tap include gospel, bluegrass, Brazilian Carnivale, holiday and more!

Tickets are $35 per person and include a live concert, an elaborate brunch with light lunch options and dessert bites, access to a Mimosa/Bellini bar, an outrageous garnish-it-yourself Bloody Mary bar, complimentary coffee and hot and iced tea, and complimentary parking.

Tickets may be purchased online or at the door. Advance registration is highly recommended. 

The Musical Brunch series will continue the last Sunday of each month throughout 2022.

August Musical Brunch Flyer
August Musical Brunch Flyer

WHEN:

Sunday, August 28 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

WHERE: 

The Cincinnati Club | 30 Garfield Place, Cincinnati, OH 45202

HOW:

Learn more and buy tickets now before they sell out at cincinnatimagazine.com/musicalbrunch.


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The Great Brewery Roundup

August 5 is International Beer Day, so to celebrate the occasion, we are filling you up with all the local beer knowledge you need to get out and enjoy all of the wonderful brewery and beer options our great city has to offer.

What makes a brewery great is so much more than just having good beer. Sure, that helps, but there are so many other qualities that go into a taproom to make it stand out. The overall taproom experience includes the ambiance, food options, and other events and “amenities” (like having games and being kid or even dog friendly). The good thing? Cincinnati has an abundance of great craft breweries.

Just check out the comprehensive list below!

Cincy Brewery Roundup
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Best Outdoor Seating

We can’t be the only ones who love patio beers. These places around Cincinnati allow you to take in great sights and sips on their rooftops and in their beer gardens.

Rhinegeist Rooftop

Braxton Brewing Company (Covington)

Large rooftop with live wall and bar

Fibonacci Brewing Company (Mt. Healthy)

Biergarten with urban farm, animals, stage for live music, and occasional food trucks

Mt. Carmel Brewing Company (Mt. Carmel)

Expansive patio seating options with pond view

OTR StillHouse (OTR)

Biergarten with StillHouse access; order drinks via QR code directly to your table

Rhinegeist (OTR)

Large rooftop bar overlooking downtown and the city basin

Streetside Brewery (Columbia Tusculum)

Brand new updated patio area, complete with a bar and several picnic tables

Woodburn Brewing (East Walnut Hills)

Woodburn Gardens onsite, featuring biergarten-style seating

Best Taprooms for Events and Live Music

From trivia nights and acoustic sets to free workouts and markets, these breweries always have something going on in their taproom.

WestSide Brewing Workout

Bircus Brewing Company (Ludlow, KY)

Circus-inspired microbrewery featuring circus performances and family-friendly events, as well as markets and live music

Esoteric Brewing Company (Walnut Hills)

Drag shows, karaoke, markets, live music, and community events

Fretboard Brewing Company (Blue Ash)

This Blue Ash-based brewery moonlights as a live music venue, showcasing entertainment every Friday and Saturday

Fibonacci Brewing Company (Mt. Healthy)

Live music in the biergarten, urban farm (with farm animals), and onsite Airbnb

West Side Brewing (Westwood)

Open mic night, trivia, pop-ups, markets, workouts, and community events

Best Onsite Food/Menu

A lot of local breweries have food trucks and pop-ups, but not all of them have onsite menus. From elevated bar food to unique menu items, here are some of the best.

Fifty West Burger Bar

Cartridge Brewing (Kings Mills)

Shareables, salads, Detroit-style pizza, sandwiches

Dead Low Brewing (California)

Apps, soup and salad, wings, pizza, handhelds, burgers

Esoteric Brewing Company (Walnut Hills)

Decibel Korean Fried Chicken operates out of a window at Esoteric, serving brunch on Sundays from 10 to 2

Fifty West Burger Bar (Columbia Twp)

Burger bar, hot dogs, shakes, fries, shareables

HighGrain Brewing Co (Silverton)

Elevated bar food menu updated seasonally, including apps, salads, entrees, and brunch on Saturday and Sunday

Nine Giant (Pleasant Ridge)

Scratch-made bar food changing regularly

Sonder Brewing (Mason)

BrewRiver scratch kitchen serving brunch, snacks, burgers and sandwiches, and desserts

Third Eye Brewing Company (Sharonville)

Taco menu offered every Tuesday, and apps, shareables, and sandwiches Wednesday through Sunday

Best Taproom Pizza

Pizza served at a brewery isn’t all that hard to come by and, while they’re all pretty good, here are some that come highly recommended.

Cartridge Brewing Pizza

16 Lots Brewing Company (Mason)

In-house pizza kitchen serving artisan pizzas, salads, and breadsticks

Little Miami Brewing Company (Milford)

Brick oven scratch pizza kitchen (GF cauliflower crust is available); brunch pizza available on the weekends

MadTree Brewing (Oakley)

Catch-A-Fire wood-fired pizza, including brunch pizza available on Saturdays and Sundays

Taft’s Brewpourium (Spring Grove Village)

Serving up New Haven-style Apizza, a thin-crust, coal-fired Neapolitan-style pizza popular around New Haven, CT

Best Satellite Taprooms

These breweries may have started in another city, state, or even country, but we still treat them as our own here in the Queen City.

Sam Adams Cincinnati Taproom

BrewDog (Pendleton)

Scotland-based carbon neutral brewery opened its second-largest US brewpub in Pendleton in 2019

Hofbrauhaus (Newport)

Who needs to be in Germany when you’ve got authentic German food, beer, and events right across the river in Newport?

North High Brewing (Hyde Park)

Columbus, based North High brought its brewpub to Hyde Park in 2021

Sam Adams Cincinnati (OTR)

We all know that “Boston-based” Samuel Adams brews a lot of its beer in Cincinnati and we are more than happy to claim it as our own

Best Friends to the Environment

These breweries are committed to sustainability, conservation, and advocating for the environment.

High GrainEnvironment

Fibonacci Brewing Company (Mt. Healthy)

The country’s only urban farm brewery features beers brewed with many ingredients procured on the premises. They also offer classes on food waste prevention and native bees and pollinators.

HighGrain Brewing Co (Silverton)

HighGrain is on a journey towards independently achieved carbon neutrality and decreasing their footprint. They are powered by 100% renewable electric, have a native plant garden, use geothermal HVAC, and locally source goods.

MadTree Brewing (Oakley)

MadTree is committed to reducing their environmental impact. They are members of 1% FOR THE PLANET, which donates 1% of their annual sales to nonprofits focused on environmental sustainability.

Most Beautiful Taprooms

The brewing industry is an historic one here in Cincinnati, so it’s no surprise that many taprooms are beautiful and historic, too.

Cartridge Brewing (Kings Mills)

Taproom of windows flooded with natural light in the Peters Cartridge Factory

MadTree Brewing (Oakley)

MadTree’s 50,000-square-foot, $18 million expansion brewing facility was built in 2017, complete with event spaces, beer garden, Catch-A-Fire pizza kitchen.

Taft’s Ale House (OTR)

Three-level brewpub located in the former St. Paul’s German Evangelical Church—an $8 million renovation completed in 2015

Most Kid Friendly

This topic may be controversial in some craft beer circles, but a lot of people don’t want to quit going out and enjoying beer just because they have little ones in their lives. These places aren’t just kid friendly, they are even welcoming to children. (During the day, anyway—probably don’t have the youngins out at the bar past bedtime.)

BrewDog (Pendleton)

A mezzanine chock full of games plus a free photo booth

Fibonacci Brewing Company (Mt. Healthy)

Urban farm with animals and plenty of green space to play

Fifty West Brewing Company (Columbia Twp)

Kid-friendly food from the Burger Bar plus an enormous sandbox (volleyball courts on league nights)

Cincinnati has a rich and robust brewing heritage, so be sure to get out and check out our many great breweries and the excellent beers being brewed by them on International Beer Day and always.


Linsey Kraeling is a woman, wife, and mother about town, proud millennial, and lifelong Cincinnatian with an invested interest in community involvement and having a full plate—literally and figuratively. Follow along with and read more about eating like a sophisticated six-year-old, supporting local, and acting like a tourist in her own city at instagram.com/linsinnati and tourdecincinnati.com.

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13th Annual Cincinnati Aruna Run

Runners at the Cincinnati Aruna Run
Runners at the Cincinnati Aruna Run

Run to help bring freedom to trafficked women at the 13th Annual Cincinnati Aruna Run on Labor Day, 9/5 at Smale Riverfront Park.

Hosted by the Aruna Project, an international human rights non-profit headquartered in Cincinnati, 100 percent of participant fees and donations go to the cause. Choose from an in-person or virtual 10K, 5K, or 1-Mile race. 

Register at https://www.bit.ly/2022CincinnatiArunaRun

In the past six years, the run has raised $470,000 for the cause! This money has helped give new futures to over 100 women, further impacting 250 family members who are no longer at risk for being trafficked and providing services for over 3000 women still in need of freedom. Learn more about the cause at www.arunaproject.com


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IGNITE ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES NEW CONCEPT: A New Era Begins for Iconic Cincinnati Bar and Restaurant

Cincinnati, Ohio, Thursday, June 30th — Ignite Entertainment is thrilled to announce the opening of the former, longstanding In Between Tavern. In Between Tavern is an iconic Cincinnati bar and restaurant located directly across from Great American Ballpark. This fifteenth concept to launch under the Ignite Entertainment Community makes the company one of the largest locally owned and operated hospitality groups in Cincinnati.

Welcoming The In Between Tavern

The original In Between Tavern began serving the home team and visitors an unmatched game day experience in 1969. The bar was closed in 2016, and the building was sold to the most recent owners who opened Corner Bistro, operating through early 2021. In Between Tavern became a staple for game days from the beginning, and in the new era, owner Juan Imeroni has revived, yet carefully preserved this Cincinnati destination while putting the “Ignite touch” on the venue. The bar features roughly 4500 sq ft of indoor and outdoor space, a freshly updated, expansive outdoor space, opportunities for private events in an indoor area off the main bar, and a fun and unique Cincinnati-themed lunch and pre-game menu.

What’s New

In Between’s menu has been curated to showcase Cincinnati’s love for sports and affinity for pork and sausages. Offerings come from local butchers, including Avril Bleh, Wassler’s, and Redden’s, available as “Cincinnati-Style Dogs” and BallparkStyle Dogs,” aptly named for the city’s eclectic neighborhoods and favorite sports rivalries. The menu additionally offers Smash-Burgers, available as a single 4oz patty, or as a double, triple, or home run (four patties), available with any of the four styles of burgers. The menu is rounded out with additional sandwiches, a selection of salads, wraps, and appetizers, including Authentic Argentine Empanadas from sister business, Ché in Over-the-Rhine.

Bringing back to life an iconic destination like In Between is a dream” said owner, Juan Imeroni. “It’s everything I love about this city, in an amazing location, and we’ll serve the home team and visitors alike, just like they did here previously, for over fifty years. We’ve made some upgrades, and done some fine-tuning, but otherwise, we wanted to preserve all the Cincinnati sports history that was here before, add to to it, and make it a place for people to enjoy what’s on the walls and tables around them just as much as they enjoy the food and drinks.”

In addition to the revamped outdoor space, Imeroni is adding a retractable garage door opening in the main bar, bringing both the indoor and outdoor space together, with plans to extend the retractable door opening later this year. A dedicated private event space has been carved out in the annexed room that will be able to entertain groups of up to fifty guests, and comfortable lounge seating has been brought in to enjoy the games on the nearly twenty flat screen TVs.

Opening Date

In Between Tavern hosted a soft opening event on Saturday, June 25th, with Bengal Jim’s “Jungle to the Hall” event, rallying for select Bengals players to be enshrined in the Football Hall of Fame, in Canton, Ohio. The event was attended by over 200 Bengal’s fans, and featured past Bengal’s greats, with a themed scavenger hunt, door prizes, and music. Tickets for the event were sold out, and benefitted three local charities: the Ken Anderson Alliance, the Ken Riley Foundation, and the Cincinnati Music Accelerator.

In Between Tavern opens to the public on Monday, July 11th and will be open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. For more information, follow In Between Tavern on social media. (@InBetweenCincy on Facebook)


About Ignite Entertainment

Over the past ten years, Ignite Entertainment’s Juan Imeroni has redeveloped, renovated, and designed fifteen restaurant, bar, and coffee shop destinations in the Cincinnati-metro area. Each of Imeroni’s venues in the Ignite Entertainment Community are unique in concept, atmosphere, and offerings. Imeroni’s Ignite Community
venues include: O’Malley’s in the Alley, Gypsy’s Mainstrasse, The Blind Pig, Lola’s Coffee + Bar, Ché OTR, Butcher and Barrel, The Birdcage LGBTQ+ Bar and Lounge, The View at Shires’ Garden, Kon-Tiki on the Levee, Ché on Wheels Catering and Food Truck, Pampas Argentine Gastropub, The Dog Haus Bar, Ché Empanadas y Más, Shires’ Cafe, and In Between Tavern. More information on the Ignite Community destinations is available online at IgniteCincy.com.


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