Our Thanksgiving Weekend Picks

Celebrate Thanksgiving weekend right at these Greater Cincinnati events.

See a classic Christmas tale come to life on stage, lace up your running shoes for a Turkey Day 10K, volunteer at a Thanksgiving feast, watch the Fountain Square holiday tree light up the night, and shop for unique artisan gifts this Thanksgiving weekend.

A Christmas Carol at Playhouse in the Park

This Cincinnati Christmas tradition returns for its 30th year starting this Thanksgiving weekend. See the classic Charles Dickens tale of Ebenezer Scrooge’s yuletide change of heart come to life on the Marx Theatre stage, a production that has delighted tristate families since 1991. Find showtimes and tickets here.

Nov 24 – Dec. 30, Marx Theater, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, 962 Mt. Adams Cir., Mt. Adams

Western & Southern Thanksgiving Day Race

Cincinnati’s Turkey Day race is back in-person this year. The 10K run/walk, now in its 112th year, starts and ends at Paul Brown Stadium and is open to runners of all skill levels. Find more details and how to register here.

Nov 25, race starts 9 am, Paul Brown Stadium, downtown

Fall Feast 2021

Give back at this Thanksgiving event offering free meals prepared by local chefs, free coats and books for all ages, live music, a kid zone with games and inflatable play areas, and big screen TVs to watch the Thanksgiving Day Parade and afternoon football. Find volunteer times and more details here.

Nov 25, Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St., downtown

Greater Cincinnati Winterfair

Find the perfect gifts for everyone on your holiday shopping list at this annual show in Covington. Browse jewelry, glass, paintings, photographs, ceramics, and more from local artists, and find soaps, lotions, chocolates, dips, and more crafted treats at the Gourmet Marketplace.

Nov 26–28, Northern Kentucky Convention Center, 1 W. Rivercenter Blvd., Covington

Macy’s Light Up the Square

Watch the Macy’s Holiday Tree light up this Saturday at Fountain Square. The festivities kick off at 6 p.m. with a visit from Santa and live music, followed by the tree lighting ceremony at 7:25 and a dazzling fireworks display.

Nov 26, 6–10 pm, Fountain Square, 520 Vine St.

Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show

Shopping for something unique this holiday season? Browse original handmade items at this pop-up market featuring local vendors who sew, crochet, carve wood, craft jewelry, and more. A portion of proceeds from this fall show will benefit the nonprofit My Nose Turns Red Youth Circus.

Nov 28, 10 am – 4 pm, Oasis Golf Club & Conference Center, 902 Loveland-Miamiville Rd., Loveland

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