Top 5 Ideas for Quirky Holiday Fun

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    Everybody celebrates the holidays a little bit differently. This week, you can get your Christmas kicks by dressing up your pets, searching for Santas, or practicing some fancy skating.

    1. Cincinnati Santacon
    There’s nothing like a guerrilla Santa blitz for spreading holiday cheer. Starting at noon, organizers deploy Santas at random locations throughout downtown. If you see one, shake his (or her) hand. You might just get a candy cane out of it. www.cincinnatisantacon.com

    2.  Reindog Parade
    Mount Adams’s most hilarious holiday event. Bring your pup—costumed, of course—or just come and spectate. Hall of Famer Marty Brennaman will be on hand as the parade’s Grand Marshall. Dec 10, 2 p.m., mtadamstoday.com

    3. CityFlea Wrapped Up Holiday Market
    With their dedication to local vendors and above average crafts and vintage finds, the CityFlea folks have earned the respect of indie kids across the city. In December, they turn the corner of 12th and Vine streets into an outdoor holiday market. Dec 10, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., http://www.thecityflea.com/

      4. Scuba Santa’s Water Wonderland
      Santa’s natural habitat may be the North Pole, but you can also find him under water for a wacky Newport Aquarium tradition: Scuba Santa. The space is decked out for the holiday and Scuba Santa performs daily scuba diving shows. Thru Jan 1, http://www.newportaquarium.com/home.aspx

      5. U.S. Bank Arena Ice Rink
      Channel your inner Cyclones player (or Disney On Ice princess) and take a turn on the massive U.S. Bank Arena ice rink. $3 per person to skate; $3 for skate rental (can bring own); 513-381-0782; www.myfountainsquare.com

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