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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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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5 Activities When Your Kid is Home Sick

It stinks seeing your kid sick and miserable. And if you’re anything like our family, your kid has been home sick and miserable a lot this year. So I put together 5 easy, low-key activities to do with your kids when they’re on the mend, but not ready to go back to school.

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St Patrick’s Day Sensory Bin

Looking for an activity to keep your little leprechauns busy and out of trouble? Well, you’re in luck! This St. Patrick’s Day Sensory Bin is easy to setup and will keep your littles entertained all March long.

And the best part? Most of the items for this sensory bin can be purchased at your local grocery or dollar store. But if you’d rather have it all shipped to your doorstep, check out the shopping links below.

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5 Easy Valentine’s Day Activities

Looking to spend some koala-ty time doing activities with your kids? Here are 5 easy Valentine’s Day themed activities and crafts to do with your little ones this month. Valentine’s Day puns not included (for the most part).

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How to Dye Rice

The easiest way to customize a sensory bin

For our Valentine’s Day sensory bin, I decided to try something new for the fill – dyeing rice. I had avoided making anything so complicated for our seasonal sensory bins, but I really wanted a red and pink fill for this festive sensory bin.

Overall, it took less than an hour to dye the rice and was easier than I anticipated. And everything you need to make this sensory bin fill can be picked up during your regular grocery store trip.

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Snow Painting Sensory Bin

How to enjoy a snow day, but still stay inside

I love snow days. There’s nothing more fun than bundling and playing outside in a winter wonderland with my kiddo and dog. But I can only really handle 2 or 3 days of snow before I begin to dread the bundling and unbundling process.

Insert snow painting sensory bin. I put some snow in our sensory bin, added some paint supplies and colored water, and voila! We had fun playing in the snow without the hassle of dressing everyone up in layers of clothing to go outside.

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