1. A Christmas nightmare
Back by popular demand, this week-long event combines the best of Halloween and Christmas into one creepy attraction in the Dent Schoolhouse. The entire schoolhouse is decorated for Christmas – Christmas trees, lights, garlands, gifts, music – and new Christmas monsters joining Krampus, the Dent Grinch, and other dark Christmas favorites to add a stark twist to the holidays.
Order tickets online – you need to select a specific day and time as the tickets are only valid for the selected date and time and are non-refundable. The times are 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday just. Tickets cost $ 55 for Front-of-Line, $ 45 Fast Pass, and $ 25 General. Due to the security regulations of COVID-19, all guests and monsters must wear masks. The Dent Schoolhouse is located at 5963 Harrison Ave., Dent. 513-445-9767; frightsite.com/2020-haunted-special-events.
2. Light in the forest
Experience the Cincinnati Nature Center in a whole new light. Nature trails sparkle with soft lights that reflect a theme of peace, tranquility, and inspiration, depicting the forest as a canvas for an artistic display of light. The dimly lit trees and paths include three installations by OBLSK, a participant in Cincinnati’s popular Blink event. During the tour you can enjoy music, campfires, holiday shopping and the historic nativity scene Lodge and Abner Hollow Cabin adorned with antique decorations.
Timed entry tickets are required to maintain social distancing requirements. You must therefore register in advance. The light in the forest runs from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday Sunday Closed from December 3rd to January 3rd 3, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The Cincinnati Nature Center is located at 4949 Tealtown Road in Milford. Tickets are $ 12, $ 10 for members, $ 7 for children, and $ 5 for children. 513-831-1711; cincynature.org.
3. A vacation tour from the 19th century
If you’re interested in Queen City’s history, even temporarily, this living history museum is a must-see, especially during the holidays. The village shows life in southwest Ohio as it was in the 19th century, and the vacation tours provide a glimpse into the earliest Christmas in Cincinnati. Learn how the Civil War affected the Christmas celebration, discover popular 19th-century gifts, and see each historic home adorned with traditional 19th-century decorations.
The tours start every hour in rain or shine and there is space for 2-10 people of the same group per tour. Tickets must be purchased in advance, and masks and social distancing are required. The tours run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday to Friday December 2nd to 4th and December 9th to 11th and December 3rd to 12th 12th of December. Tickets are $ 7, $ 5 for members, $ 3.50 for children 2-11 years old, and $ 2.50 for children and children under 2 years of age. The Heritage Village Museum is located in Sharon Woods Park, 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville. 513-563-9484; Heritagevillagecincinnati.org.
Known for its’ 80s-inspired aesthetic and energetic synth-pop sound, Moonbeau conveys a sense of nostalgia with every note. The winners of the three Cincinnati Entertainment Awards – Best Electronic Artist 2018 and 2019 and Best Album 2018 – the couple are back with the sequel to their self-titled debut.
Experience Moonbeau’s new album “Up All Night” at 8pm Friday While the duo performed the album live from start to finish at the Woodward Theater in Over-the-Rhine. The show is only online with no personal participation. Tickets to this livestream concert are $ 10, $ 8 upfront. https://bit.ly/2J2Pt7h.
5th Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra at the Taft Museum of Art
Christmas music will fill the historic halls of the Taft Museum of Art (316 Pike St., downtown) Saturday While the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra performs live, guests browse the galleries. This special reward is included in the advance purchase of general admission tickets and takes place every Saturday through December 19th. For those unable to attend, the museum is providing excerpts that can be streamed remotely via Facebook Live.
Every year the audience looks forward to creatively inspired Christmas decorations in taffeta, linked to heritage and traditions. This year, award-winning fiber artist, Cynthia Lockhart, is helping to keep this tradition alive and breaking new ground to awaken holiday happiness in a difficult year. Lockhart’s site-specific Joyful Expressions Christmas tree brings that message to the heart of the Taft’s Music Room and offers a new sense of hope this holiday season. The Taft Museum of Art is open Friday through Sunday. Visit taftmuseum.org to safely explore the taft in person or virtually.
Award. From the Ludlow Gallery
This art gallery, which is turning into a Christmas gift boutique by December 20th, has handicrafts perfect for giving away Christmas gifts. From handmade jewelry to woodwork to fabrics, it’s a great place to find out something the ordinary. The Off Ludlow Gallery is open Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. It is open on Sunday, December 20, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at special times for last minute purchases. It is located at 3408 Ormand St., Clifton. facebook.com/offludlowgallery.