Holiday Activity Guide, Ohio
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Holiday Activity Guide

Who's ready to get in the holiday spirit?

Get ready for the holidays with these family-fun events and festivals throughout Butler County, Ohio!

Holly Jolly Hamilton

November 3, 2023 through January 1, 2024 | Hamilton

Holly Jolly Hamilton Ohio

There's a series of holiday events and festivities all across the city of Hamilton. Throughout November and December, you can join in on all the festive fun. From scavenger hunts and Santa sightings, to holiday lights and gift shopping— there's a lot of holly jolly to go around. 

Holiday Whopla

November 11, 2023 through January 13, 2024 | Middletown

Middletown Holiday Whoopla

Photo Credit : Middletown Holiday Whopla

The Holiday Whopla immersive light festival is an interactive holiday lights festival including an ice skating rink, musical performances, artist vendors, themed venues, specialty storefronts and more! 

Fairfield Parade of Lights

November 18, 2023 | Fairfield

Fairfield Parade of Lights

Celebrate the holiday season with the 5th annual Fairfield Parade of Lights! The parade steps off at 6pm from Waterworks Park with vendors, performances, and activities (including a meet and greet with a penguin from Newport Aquarium!) starting at 5pm at Village Green Park and the Fairfield Community Arts Center.

Lights Up Parade

November 18, 2023 | Liberty Township


Celebrate the official holiday kick-off event at Liberty Center with family-friendly activities and special guests! Find your favorite spot around the center to enjoy our parade made up of local organizations and special holiday characters which will loop through the center and end at The Park. Santa will then need your help counting down to the lighting of our tree in The Park so be sure to bring your holiday cheer! The tree lighting will take place immediately following the parade.

Festival of Trees

November 18, 2023 through December 18, 2023 | Fairfield 

Fairfield Festival of Trees

Stroll through an indoor forest of decorated trees to kick off the holiday season. The display is a holiday tradition that enhances the overall community spirit while providing for local families in need of a Christmas tree. 

Christmas at the Junction

November 18, 2023 through January 2, 2024 | West Chester

Holidays at EnterTRAINment Junction

Join EnterTRAINment Junction for a ton of holiday fun! See the magic of Christmas at the home of the World’s Largest Indoor Train Display. Take a “Journey to the North Pole”, where you can meet Mrs. Claus and Santa himself.

Holiday Lights

November 24, 2023 | Fairfield Township

Holiday Lights

Enjoy the annual holiday festivities with friends and family at Bridgewater Falls Shopping Center! Activities include train rides, polar bear slide, iceless skating rink, and so much more! 

Tree Lighting is at 5:30PM, followed by a visit from Santa on the Fire Truck.

The Nutcracker Ballet

December 1-3 and 8-10, 2023 | Fairfield 

The Nutcracker

This timeless holiday classic will dance its way onto the stage with action, adventure, romance and celebration. Christmas Eve becomes a night of enchantment for little Clara and her magical Nutcracker Prince. Miami Valley Ballet Theatre blends a traditional approach with innovative style for a truly memorable evening. Enjoy this magical full-length ballet complete with falling snow, a growing Christmas tree and a night filled with holiday traditions at the Fairfield Community Arts Center.

Hamilton Christkindlmarkt

December 1 and 2, 2023 | Hamilton

Hamilton Ohio Christkindlmarkt

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Stop by the Hamilton Christkindlmarkt for great German food, music, entertainment, beer, and more! Find the perfect holiday gift while shopping 60+ local vendors.

Oxford Holiday Festival

December 2, 2023 | Oxford

Oxford Ohio Holiday Festival

Oxford, Ohio has a full day of holiday fun planned on Saturday, December 2nd from 9am to 9pm. Start the day off at the Oxford Community Arts Center with an entire morning and afternoon of kid-friendly activities and live music. Continuing on with afternoon and evening festivities, head up the street to the Uptown Parks where the festival will pick right back up in the evening. 

Holiday Open House at the Mansion

December 3, 2023 | Fairfield

Elisha Morgan Mansion, Fairfield Ohio

Photo Credit : City of Fairfield, Ohio

The Elisha Morgan Mansion has taken on the look of a 1950’s Christmas home and it's stunning! This special event will go from 1 - 4pm, and is presented by the Fairfield Historical Society, Four Seasons Garden Club, and Friends of Elisha Morgan Mansion. 

White Christmas

December 7 - 10, 2023 | Middletown

Sorg Opera House, Middletown Ohio

Photo Credit: Sorg Opera House

Based on the beloved, timeless film, this heartwarming musical adaptation features 17 Irving Berlin songs and a book by David Ives and Paul Blake. This Sorg Opera House tradition is sure to become a family favorite for years to come!

A Motown Christmas

December 9, 2023 | Hamilton

Fitton Center for the Creative Arts

Photo Credit: Fitton Center for the Arts

Enjoy a festive night movin' and groovin' with the sensational Vince and the Fellas as they perform all the classic Motown Christmas hits! Featuring music from Stevie Wonder, The Jackson 5, Diana Ross & the Supremes, the Temptations, Marvin Gaye, and so much more!

Pioneer Christmas

December 10, 2023 | West Chester

Pioneer Christmas

Guests who enter the 1833 log cabin at Keehner Park will step back more than 150 years to simpler times. Cozy up to the fireplace and enjoy complimentary treats like molasses cookies and apple cider. Traditional pioneer fare – from venison chili to game meats like buffalo, elk, duck and rabbit – will also be available to taste. Don't forget to bring the camera! Santa will be available all afternoon for photos in front of the live Christmas tree. And all children will go home with a candy cane. 

Holiday Lights

Throughout Butler County, Ohio

Holiday Lights, Butler County Ohio

This holiday season as the sky turns dark, switches are flipped and the magic of millions of lights twinkle to life. Butler County, Ohio is home to award-winning light displays with BIG surprises! Learn more about all of our holiday light shows, parades and events here

Happy Holidays!