EVENTS THIS WEEKEND
10th Annual SantaCon (Downtown)
What: Cincinnati SantaCon is essentially a gathering of individuals who wish to both get into the Christmas spirit as well as spread Christmas cheer to their fellow man. Santa wants to be clear that while Cincinnati SantaCon IS based around a pub crawl, that quickly becomes a secondary aspect of the event. Santas who join us will find that getting into the Christmas spirit and spreading good cheer to your fellow man is the true appeal of the festivities. Former participants would attest that the day is truly magical and the spirit they felt that day was why they will return year after year.
Where: All over Downtown Dates: Saturday, December 9th 12pm
A Christmas Story The Musical (Downtown)
What: Ralphie Parker wants only one thing for Christmas: an official Red Ryder® Carbine-Actions 200-shot Range Model Air Rifle. A Christmas Story, The Musical is the hilarious account of Ralphie's desperate quest to ensure that this most perfect of gifts ends up under his tree this Christmas. Honored with 3 Tony Award nominations for Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Score, A Christmas Story is directed by Tony Award-winner John Rando and choreographed by Warren Carlyle. This new musical based on the classic 1983 movie, which itself was based on stories by legendary radio humorist Jean Shepherd, features funny and heartfelt songs by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul and a faithful yet inventive book by Joseph Robinette.
Dates: Now - Sunday, December 10th
Cost: $30 - $103
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EXPERIENCES OVER THINGS:
- Tablespoon Cooking Co. cooking classes: Choose from: knife skills, biscuits and gravy, pizza, french sauces, pies - the sky is the limit! - Manitou Candle Co - candle making classes: Choose from over 100 scents, combine and make your own! BEER FANATIC Brewery Tours Craft Connection (OTR) - Give the gift of a craft with a city brewery tour with Craft Connection! Give the person “Craft Cash” and you may purchase as many seats as you’d like.
- The Craft Connection tour includes transportation (in a sweet bus), tours at each brewery, and 3-4, 6 oz. tastings at each brewery! This is an educational experience every beer lover will love tasting and learning about! FOODIE Popcorn Patty's Old Fashioned Popcorn (Hyde Park)
- Let’s be honest, who doesn't like getting those tins of multi-flavored popcorn for Christmas? Well take it up a notch this year and gift it local! - Patty’s has bags and tins of their infamous popcorn, including the Cincy style popcorn, which is white cheddar popcorn mixed with caramel popcorn. - It’s the ideal gift for those you don't know what to get, co-workers and teachers and those who just love food! Jelly of the Month Club Cincy Shirts (Hyde Park + OTR)
- Remember that moment in Christmas Vacation when Clark Griswold’s big Christmas bonus was a membership to the Jelly of the Month Club? Cincy Shirts has memberships for sale to their official club for only $30. - Each package contains 12 mini Jelly jars (a variety of Grape, Strawberry, Raspberry, Blueberry, Honey, Orange Marmalade, and Raspberry Mix), a t-shirt in your choice of size, and an official membership card! - “It’s the gift that keeps on giving the whole year!”
ENTERTAINMENT JUNKIE Gift Certificate Cincinnati Shakespeare Company (OTR) - Give the gift of Shakespeare and the classics with a Cincy Shakes Gift Voucher in any amount you'd like or purchase a gift subscription. Subscriptions are totally flexible so the person receiving the gift can decide which shows and when they'd like to attend! - Their gorgeous new theater opened in Washington Park and everyone needs to see a show in their debut season.
TRAVELER/HOMETOWN PRIDE Engraved Wood Coasters Grainwell (Covington) - Have a world traveler in your life? Give them the handmade gift of Grainwell, they have city coasters, script wood pieces and more that they can reflect and immortalization all the places they have been. - Celebrate where they’re from, where they've been or where they're going with their mix and match coasters.
SPORTS FANATIC Season Tickets FC Cincinnati (Clifton) - Give the gift that is on everyone’s list this year, season tickets to FCC! Prices range from $99 - $925 for season tickets. - And who knows they may have a new stadium soon and might be in the MLS? This team is all the rage right now and NO ONE would not want these tickets stuffed in their stocking this year.
KIDS/BABY GIFTS Clothing The Spotted Goose (Oakley) - Spotted Goose is a charming and somewhat eclectic children's boutique in the heart of Oakley that is chock full of sweet duds from dresses to accessories, tees to onesies, small toys to shoes. - Can’t shop without the kiddos tagging along? They have a great retail site or they have kids playroom in store that they can play in while you shop!