Please note this post is from 2009.
Cincinnati Free Halloween Activities
Living in Greater Cincinnati definitely has its perks. There is so much to do and see that you could do something new every day. I wish I had the energy and the time. But, there are some upcoming Halloween events that have sparked our family’s interest so I thought I’d share some of those with you and best of all these events are FREE!
My kids love every chance they can get to dress up so we always get good use out of our costumes. This year, K is going as a bat and S is a cat. I bought S’s costume for $3 at a thrift store and K’s bat cape at a kid’s consignment shop for only $3.50. I also found these cool bat sunglasses and bought some wings that I thought would pass off for bat’s wings since they were black but K was like, “uh, Mom these are fairy wings I think”. I told her that if she wears them under the cape no one would notice and she’s ok with that (if you see K’s picture below I hope you’ll agree). So, if you want to get extra use out of those costumes, on Oct. 24 you can head to Blue Ash for theirHalloween Walk in the Woods. From Noon-3pm, kids, ages 10 and under, will enjoy treats, a magic show, crafts and a visit with Mother Goose. Everything is FREE! Blue Ash Nature Park is located off of Cooper Rd. behind the Blue Ash Recreation Center. If you’ve never been here, they also have some wonderful playgrounds and they have some great walking trails.
If you’re night too tired, later that night, you can head over to Mason’s Corwin Nixon Park for their annual AutumnFest from 5-8pm. This is also FREE. There will be a costume contest for kids (kids broken into age groups), magic show, entertainment, carnival games, inflatables and more. Go early since the event gets a bit crowded later, but it’s lots of fun and my girls enjoy it every year.
On Oct. 25th, take a drive over to Cincinnati Mall (formerly Cincinnati Mills) and enjoy some Halloween Fun (also FREE). Kids, ages 12 and under, come in your costumes for some indoor trick-or-treating from 2-4pm. Then see a non-scary magic show by Charlie Cadabra (4-5pm). Cincinnati Mills is located off of I-275 at 600 Cincinnati Mills Dr.
Deerfield Towne Center has a fun Halloween Treat Street that we’ve gone to every year. Various merchants pass out Halloween treats to the kids as they trick-or-treat from store-to-store. On Oct. 30th, from 6-8pm you can stroll with your kids in all their costume glory. Honey Hill Petting Zoo and the Deerfield Township Fire Department will also be on site. Deerfield Towne Center is located at 5305 Deerfield Blvd, Mason, Ohio.
Have fun and happy Halloween!