Where to Find Santa Claus in Cincinnati / Northern KY

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It’s time to start getting ready for the big man in the red suit.  Kris Kringle.  Good Ole’ St. Nick.  Father ChristmasSanta Claus!!  Where can you find Santa Claus in Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati?   We have a giant list of Santa Claus sightings and how you can connect with him.

Check back often because we will add to this list as events are created.  Make sure you investigate all details of any event you chose to attend.  And, please note these events are not listed in order as some occur all month long.  Enjoy!

Visit Barn-n-Bunk Farm Market  at 3677 Wayne Madison Road in Trenton Ohio Saturday December 7th for “Christmas in Trenton” to enjoy pictures with Santa, face painting, cookie decorating and lunch.  Sunday December 8th at the Farm Market is Brunch Buffet with Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus.

Watch Santa rappel down the side of the 525 Vine Building, a downtown office tower, to the Macy’s rooftop at Fountain Square to kick off a spectacular holiday fireworks display during Macy’s Downtown Dazzle .  Saturdays, November 30, December 7, 14; 6:30 p.m. (choirs at 5:45 p.m.; no choir Nov. 30)

Story time with Mrs. Claus at Macy’s Fountain Place location on 505 Vine Street, Downtown Cincinnati will allow the chance for kids to cozy up for story time with Mrs. Claus. Saturdays, November 30, December 7, 14, 7:15 and 7:45 p.m.  FREE! After the fireworks, cozy up for story time with Mrs. Claus, balloon twisting and face painting inside Macy’s Fountain Place. Courtesy of Macy’s

Visit  Santaland at Sharon Centre in Sharon Woods.  Santaland will be open nightly from November 22nd-24th and November 29th-December 23rd.  Santaland at Sharon Centre will be open from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and from 6 to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. 11450 Lebanon Rd. Sharonville, OH 45241

Celebrate Grandparents Weekend at the Cincinnati Museum Center having Pancakes with Santa  On Sunday, Dec. 8 at 11:30 a.m., for a special morning featuring a decorate-your-own pancake buffet and family-friendly activities during Grandparents Weekend. With a special appearance by Santa Claus, it’s sure to be a holiday event the entire family will remember.

Take a half hour train ride to the decorated LM&M Junction to visit with Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus at LM&M Railroad North Pole Express ! Each child will receive a small gift from Mr. Claus himself.  Stop at the “Holiday Post Express” to color pictures or write letters to be delivered to Santa. Enjoy a holiday cookie and a cup of hot chocolate to keep you warm while you are entertained by Santa’s talented Elves.  November 30th until the weekend before Christmas.  Check LM&M’s website for detailed departure times and ticket information.

Brunch with Santa at the Mill Golf Course in Winton Woods 1515 West Sharon Road, Cincinnati Ohio 45231.  Sundays, December 8 & 15, 2013 10 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.  Delicious buffet offers over 25 items, carving  station and omelet bar.  Santa Claus will be  greeting children of all ages and listening to wish lists. A complimentary photo will be given to each child and additional photos will be available for  purchase.  Reservations are required!   (513) 825-6467  Adults $14.95, children age 2-12 $7.95, children under 23 months are free (taxes apply).

Come see Santa Claus and his reindeer along with lots of other holiday sights at the 2013 PNC Festival of Lights at the Cincinnati Zoo  Now – January 4, 2014. Open Sunday through Thursday  – 5:00p – 9:00p Friday and Saturday – 5:00p – 10:00p Closed Thanksgiving (open during the day), Christmas Eve (open during the day) and Christmas Day (closed all day).

Visit EnterTRAINment Junction and enjoy extended hours December 14th thru 30th open till 9pm.  Take a magical journey through a Winter Wonderland to the North Pole where you can see the Reindeer &  Elf Workshop.  Then visit Mrs. Claus in her kitchen and, of course, visit Santa Claus in his study.

Weekends November 23rd through December 23rd visit Big Tree Plantation for their Winter Wonderland, wagon rides, and visit with Santa Claus!  Check out their website for lots of other fun activities.

Come see Santa Skate on Fountain Square in downtown Cincinnati every Saturday and Sunday 12:00pm to 1:00pm until December 22, 2013.

Visit Santa’s Workshop at Washington Park  every Saturday in December, Santa and is merry band of Elves will be spending time in Washington Park making gifts, ornaments and other fun creations from 1pm to 3pm, Santa. Bring your family, bring your wish lists, but most all–be sure to bring your cameras!

Lunch with Santa at Mount Notre Dame High School at 711 East Columbia Avenue Saturday, December 7, 2013, 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Tickets are $10/person (children under one admitted free)Please register ahead of time.

Newport on the Levee — Santa can also be found at the Newport Express Holiday Depot at Newport on the Levee (Click link to view hours). Your visit with Santa is free with admission into the Depot. You also have the option of purchasing pictures as souvenirs. Click here to view pricing.

This event is SOLD OUT:  Family Friendly Cincinnati partners with the Cincinnati Fire Museum, Downtown Cincinnati, Inc., and Panera to bring you breakfast with Santa Claus at the Cincinnati Fire Museum Saturday December 14th 9:00am-10:15am.  Come visit Santa, enjoy a light breakfast from Whole Foods Market, listen to a story, tour the museum and do a couple crafts with the fine folks of Family Friendly Cincinnati.  Tickets are $5 and online reservations are required.  Details to be posted soon!

Watch the Scuba Santa magical dive show at the Newport Aquarium where Scuba Santa, his elf and even some friendly fish talk to you from beneath the sea. Plus, he’ll even read a special underwater version of the celebrated ‘Twas the Night before Christmas from his Magic Story Book.

We hope you enjoy your holiday season and get a chance, or several chances, to visit Santa and his elves.  Drink some hot cocoa, take a picture and have fun this December!


When not blogging for Family Friendly Cincinnati, you can find Michelle writing at her personal blog, I’m Living the Good Life.


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