Santa in Cincinnati 2023

Ready for your close up with jolly old St. Nick?

How lucky are we that Santa is making so many stops around the Queen City this year? There are many great places to visit Santa – and snap a photo or two. Check out our list of the best spots to see Santa in Cincinnati for Christmas 2023.

And remember – Santa’s visits usually vary from the days and hours of the holiday attraction he is visiting. Santa usually arrives the weekend after Thanksgiving and heads back up to the North Pole on December 23 or 24. Most holiday attractions run a week or two longer than Santa’s visit, so double check dates before heading out!

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Cincinnati Holiday Trains 2023

ALL ABOARD for Cincinnati holiday train season!

Enjoying Cincinnati holiday trains has been a staple festive activity in our house since my son was a baby. In 2023, there are 16 holiday train displays and ride-on train attractions around Cincinnati. So hop on board, and enjoy Cincinnati holiday train season before it choo choos out of town.

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Cincinnati Holiday Lights 2023

The best spots in Cincy to be dazzled by holiday lights in 2023

Nothing captures the magic of the holiday season quite like being surrounded by thousands of dazzling lights. I’ve pulled together a list of the best spots to see Cincinnati holiday lights in 2023. Here you’ll find both drive thru and walkable light displays.

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Holiday Gift Guide 2023

A guide to our favorite gifts for kids ages 0 to 6

Stumped on what to get your little ones for Christmas and Hanukkah this year? I’ve put together a collection of gift ideas of our favorite toys for kids ages 0 to 6, plus a Hanukkah gift guide and a guide to stocking stuffers for kids.

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Cincinnati Indoor Play Places

The best indoor play centers, cafes, playgrounds and more around Cincinnati to enjoy in 2023

One of the best ways to survive a midwest winter and crazy spring weather with little kids is to spend time at one of the many Cincinnati indoor play places. From play pretend towns to indoor playgrounds, from inflatables and free play places, and from trampoline parks to play cafes designed for the littlest ones in mind, there’s an indoor play place that’s perfect for everyone. Check out our list of Cincinnati Indoor Play Places to check out in 2023 to find the perfect spot for you!

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Holiday Gift Guide for 1 Year Olds

Gift ideas for your favorite 12 to 24 month olds

One year olds can be hard to shop for – especially if you’re a first time mom and you’re not sure what they would like or be appropriate for their age. In this gift guide for 1 year olds, you’ll find some of our favorite toys for little ones ages 12 to 24 months that our one year old daughter loves now and our son loved for many years. You’re sure to find something perfect for your little one this Christmas!

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Holiday Gift Guide for Babies

Gift ideas for your favorite 0 to 12 month olds

Looking for the perfect gift for baby’s first Christmas or Hanukkah? In this holiday gift guide for babies, you’ll find some of our favorite gifts for littles under 12 months old. I’ve included both toys and practical gifts too. Many of these items are things we loved with both of our kids as infants.

You’re sure to find something perfect for your baby’s first Christmas or Hanukkah!

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Stocking Stuffers for Little Kids

Gift ideas for stocking stuffers for little kids ages 0 to 6

Stocking stuffers for little kids don’t have to be extravagant or expensive. In my kids’ stockings, I like to include items like bath toys, travel toys, teething toys for babies, and every day items that are a little more special.

In this stocking stuffer gift guide, you’ll find stocking stuffer ideas that are perfect for little kids ages 0 to 6 that they’re sure to love.

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Hanukkah Gift Guide for Kids

Hanukkah-themed gifts for your little ones

Every year during Hanukkah, we love to include a Jewish or holiday-themed gift for one of the eight nights. My Hanukkah gift guide for kids includes our favorites from the Mensch on the Bench collection, awesome Hanukkah Magna-Tiles, a play pretend Hanukkah set, our most-read Hanukkah books, and more. These gifts are perfect for children ages 0-6.

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Cincinnati Kid-Friendly Halloween Events

For a scary good time with your little boos

Looking for some no-so-spooky fun with your little goblins this fall? Check out my list of Cincinnati kid-friendly Halloween events in 2023. From events with candy to Halloween performances to spooky hikes – there’s something fun for everyone, but nothing too scary!

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Cincinnati Pumpkin Patches 2023

It’s officially pumpkin patch szn!

I’ve rounded up a list of all Cincinnati pumpkin patches for fall 2023. There’s a pumpkin patch that’s perfect for everyone on this list. From farms with so many fun fall attractions that it will take all day to your simple, hayride to the pumpkin patch to pick a pumpkin straight off the vine variety. And this year, I’ve included pumpkin patches that also have apple picking – for the full fall experience.

For a real GOURD time, scroll to the bottom to check out a list of local pumpkin festivals too!

The pumpkin patches are all within about an hour and a half drive of Cincinnati. Who knew we had so many great pumpkin spots so close to the Queen City?

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