See the U.S. take on Mexico at TQL Stadium, shop for unique holiday gifts, see the holiday trains at the Cincinnati Museum Center, catch a dazzling Christmas light show, and celebrate doughnuts and hard cider at these weekend events happening in Greater Cincinnati.
The U.S. Men’s National Team takes on its chief rival Mexico in this soccer match at TQL Stadium for the 2022 World Cup qualifying round. Read why Friday’s match could be a preview of Cincinnati’s ultimate soccer prize: the 2026 World Cup in Cincinnati.
Nov 12, 9 pm, TQL Stadium, 1501 Central Pkwy., West End
The beloved holiday exhibit opens this weekend featuring the Duke Energy Holiday Trains, which celebrate their 75th season this year. Watch more than 60 locomotives and 300 rail cars chug through whimsical winter scenes. A Holiday Scavenger Hunt will delight the kids, and Brickopolis returns with LEGO trains whizzing by Disney, Marvel, DC Comics, and Harry Potter characters in a fantastical city. Santa Claus visits the CMC November 26, because even he wouldn’t want to miss this yuletide tradition.
Nov 12–Jan 3, Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave., Queensgate
Cincinnati’s holiday shopping extravaganza is back this weekend at the Duke Energy Convention Center. Shop more than 350 boutiques and specialty shops to find unique gifts, gourmet goodies, and everything else on your Christmas list. And don’t miss Santa’s special appearances all weekend. Click here for more details about group tickets, Girls’ Night Out, and vendors.
Nov 12–14, hours vary, Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St., downtown
Coney Island lights up the night as this Cincinnati holiday tradition returns. View dazzling displays synchronized to Christmas classics and rocking renditions through your car radio, and see massive Christmas trees, glowing snowflakes, dancing candy canes, and tunnels of light from the cozy comfort of your car.
Nov 12–Jan 2, dusk–10 pm, Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Ave., Anderson Twp.
Find unique handmade gifts at the Guild House this weekend at the Weaver’s Guild’s annual sale. Shop for fiber art items like scarves, socks, hats, purses, and jewelry, as well as handmade home decor including rugs, table runners, and placemats. If you can’t make it this weekend, be sure to check out their online shop here.
Nov 12–14, times vary, 4870 Gray Rd., Spring Grove Village
Hard cider and doughnuts are one sweet combination. A ticket to this tasty celebration at The Banks gets you free doughnuts and drink specials at Tin Roof, Fishbowl, Jefferson Social, and Blind Pig.
Nov 13, 2–8 pm, Tin Roof, 160 E. Freedom Way, downtown