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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Mama on a Budget: Thanksgiving Day Weekend

Thanksgiving is all about spending time with family.  However, after one full day of family, you’ll likely be going stir-crazy!  We used to be able to avoid the issue by shopping all weekend but now that we do that in our pajamas at the computer, we may need some other outlet for our “family fun”.  So, I’ve compiled a list below of family-friendly activities for this long weekend.


November 21 2012

Thanksgiving Crafts
Cincinnati Museum Center
11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Celebrate Thanksgiving by making place cards and quill pens for your Thanksgiving table. Free in our Rotunda.

Movie night in the Gymnasium
Fort Thomas Recreational Department
7 pm Doors open at 6:30 pm
The Muppets
Popcorn and drinks will be available for purchase.

November 23 2012

Cincideutsch Christkindlmarkt
Cincinnati Fountain Square
Yes that is spelled correctly.

On November 23, 24, and 25, Cincideutsch will present the first-ever, authentic German Christmas market on Fountain Square: the Cincideutsch Christkindlmarkt. Christmas markets originated in Germany and Austria, and are now held all over the world, typically in the town square. Cincideutsch hopes to provide Cincinnati and its surrounding area with a traditional German experience, including authentic market booths filled with vendors selling sweets, mulled wine (Gl├╝hwein) and other warm drinks, beer, and seasonal decorations for the holidays.

Bellevue Annual Christmas Walk
200-700 Fairfield Ave, Bellevue
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Don't settle for unimaginative gifts and the long lines of a big box store. Come to Bellevue for our annual Christmas Walk, and enjoy a day of easy shopping throughout the Historic Shopping District. We have dozens of unique shops to browse, and many will be offering some of their best deals of the year. 

Shillito’s Elves
Newport on the Levee
EST TIME 10-4 Please check website day of
This year Newport on the Levee is excited to welcome local holiday favorite, the Shillito’s Elves, as they make their Levee debut on Friday, November 23rd.  The new Shillito’s Elves display at the Levee will be located on the Mezzanine Level of the main Gallery Building. The display will feature a variety of festive seasonal scenes such as Santa’s Workshop and Santa’s Mailroom, where children will be encouraged to bring their letters to be mailed to Mr. Claus himself.

Santa Skates
Cincinnati Fountain Square
Every weekend from now until Christmas, Santa will lace up his skates and join families out on the ice for an hour of holiday-filled fun. Grab your friends, your family and your wish list get down to the Square before Santa makes his way back to the North Pole.  Be sure to check back later in the year for more details!

November 24 2012

Paint with Santa
Color Me Mine Crestview
The cost will be $35 per child to cover the cost of everything, including the piece. Payment is due at the time of sign-up.

Macy Downtown Dazzle
Cincinnati Fountain Square
Join us on Fountain Square for Macy’s spectacular Downtown Dazzle Event. The fun kicks off each evening at 5:45 pm with live music on Fountain Square provided by local choirs.  Then at 6:30, Santa Claus rappels down the side of the 525 Vine Building to the Macy’s rooftop followed by a dazzling fireworks display! The magic continues inside with Story Time with Mrs. Claus (and some milk and cookies to warm up with.)

November 25 2012

BCM Polar Express Reading
1600 Montague Rd. Devou Park, Covington, KY
Come, wear your pj's Listen to the story and have hot chocolate and cookies. Receive a special gift from Santa & explore our holiday toy trains. Limited seating. Please call for reservations. Reading is included in the price of admission.

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