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Weekend Events List for Nov. 29-Dec. 1

Updated: Wednesday, November 27 2013, 11:15 AM EST

(Photo: Snowball and Snowflake, two white American Alligators on display at the Newport Aquarium as part of Scuba Santa's Water Wonderland)  

Weekend Special Events/Activities

Light up the Square on Fountain Square

Fri. Nov. 29, 6-9 PM, Fountain Square, Fifth and Vine streets, Cincinnati, OH

Festivities will begin at 6PM, with live music from great local bands. Fountain Square will also feature plenty of food, music, ice skating and a fireworks show!

Macy’s Downtown Dazzle     

Sat. Nov. 30, Fountain Square, Fifth and Vine streets, Cincinnati, OH

Macy’s Downtown Dazzle will take place Sat. Nov. 30 at 6:30 p.m. and features  Santa rappelling down the side of the 525 Vine Building office tower to the Macy's rooftop at Fountain Square to kick off a spectacular holiday fireworks display.

Cincideutsch Christkindlmarkt  on Fountain Square

Nov. 29-Dec. 1,Fountain Square. Fifth and Vine streets, Cincinnati, OH,  11am-9pm

Traditional German Christmas market with German food, mulled wine, sweets, beer and artisan gifts from vendors such as Rookwood Pottery, Mecklenburg Gardens and Servatii's


Nov. 29-Dec. 1, Northern Kentucky Convention Center, 1 W. RiverCenter Blvd., Covington, KY

Fine art and fine craft by more than 200 artists from across the country.  $7; 12 and under are free

Christmas in the Country  

Sat. Nov. 30, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. & Sun. Dec. 1, 11am-4pm,  Shandon, Cincinnati-Brookville Road, Shandon, OH 45063

Shandon, Ohio’s first Welsh settlement celebrates its 37th annual old-fashioned Christmas in the Country. Enjoy home-cooked food, signature Welsh cakes, arts and crafts, and a wide selection of beautiful antiques, gifts, and furniture

Milford’s Hometown Holidays

Fri. Nov. 29 & Sat. Nov. 30, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m, Downtown Milford , Milford, OH
Presented by Historic Milford Association, The family-friendly event will feature a variety of holiday happenings as well as the shops, services, and restaurants along the four-block Main Street (U.S. Route 50) historic district of Milford, Ohio 45150.

Hometown Holidazzle Illuminated Parade and Festival

Sat. Nov. 30,  2 p.m. - 9 p.m. Downtown Wilmington, Main Street, Wilmington, OH

Annual Holiday parade as well as Santa Claus, choirs, games, food and more.

Opening of Aurora's Miracle on Main

Sun. Dec. 1, 6 p.m. Downtown Aurora, Main Street,Aurora, IN

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Lighted Christmas Parade.

Ongoing Holiday Activities

Santa's Workshop featuring the Shillito's Elves

Nov. 29 to Dec. 29 - Santa's Workshop, 6940 Madisonville Road, Mariemont, OH

Historic Shillito's Elves have moved to Mariemont! Come visit Santa’s Workshop. Pictures with Santa on Saturdays and Sundays.

Scuba Santa’s Water Wonderland

Nov. 29 – Jan. 1, The Newport Aquarium, Newport on the Levee, Newport, KY

Your whole family will marvel at Scuba Santa’s magical dive show where Scuba Santa, his elf and even some friendly fish talk to you from beneath the sea.

Holiday in Lights & Santaland

Nov. 22nd – Dec. 31st, Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road, Cincinnati, OH

An outdoor light display at Sharon Woods built over a mile of wooded roadway, viewed by guests from the comfort of their own vehicle. $13 per vehicle ($45 for buses and 15 passenger vans)

PNC Festival of Lights

Nov. 23 -  Jan 4, Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, 3400 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH

Over 2-million LED lights, Madcap Black-light puppet show, visit with Santa, ride the North Polar Express Train, search for fairies in Fairyland, watch the spectacular Wild Lights show on Swan Lake & more.

Light Up Middletown

Nov. 29 – Dec. 31, Smith Park,  500 Tytus Ave and Verity Pkwy, Middletown, OH 45042

Light Up Middletown is a circle driving tour with several themed areas and with thousands of twinkling lights. The fun expands every year in the 100-acre park.

A Cincinnati Scenic Railway at the Krohn   

Sat. Nov. 16 – Jan 5 - Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH

Fantastic Train and Historical Botanical Architecture. Applied Imagination is unique in the world of garden railway displays.

Antique Christmas

Through January 5, Taft Museum of Art, 316 Pike St., Cincinnati, OH

Each year you can escape into Christmas as it used to be, thanks to generous collectors from Cincinnati and beyond

Holiday Junction featuring the Duke Energy Holiday Trains

Nov. 8 – Jan. 5 - Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati, OH

Plan your family's memory-making holiday season with a visit to this beloved model train display, plus many more special events, exhibits and films.

Holiday Toy Trains 

Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Covington, KY

Nov. 16 - Jan. 19. Layout Features Lionel trains and Plasticville, More than 250 feet of track, Thomas the Train and new this year, a Dickens village.

 Holiday Lights at Pyramid Hill

Nov. 22- Jan 1- Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum, 1763 Ohio 128 (Hamilton-Cleves Road), Hamilton, OH

Drive through light show at sculpture park

North Pole Express

Weekends through Dec. 22, Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad, 127 S. Mechanic St., Lebanon

Holiday themed train rides


Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Nov, 27- Dec. 1, Aronoff Center, Procter & Gamble Hall, 650 Walnut St., Cincinnati, OH

Dr. Seuss' classic holiday comes to life on stage.

A Christmas Carol

Nov. 27 - Dec. 29 , Playhouse in the Park, 962 Mount Adams Circle, Cincinnati, OH

A Christmas Carol

Nov. 29 - Dec. 22, Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., Cincinnati, OH

Michael Winslow

Nov. 29  - Dec. 1 - Funny Bone Comedy Club, 1 Levee Way, Newport, KY

Known most prominently for his roles in the hit Police Academy movie series, Michael's show is loaded with unforgettable body language, unusual sound effects, and an irrefutable charismatic flair.

The Nutcracker Jazzed Up!   

Nov. 22- 30 , Aronoff Center, Jarson-Kaplan Theater, 650 Walnut St., Cincinnati, OH

A Duke Ellington twist on the Tchaikovsky classic. Presented by de la Dance Company

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra: Rhapsody in Blue

Nov. 29  & 30, Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH

A celebration of familiar favorites.

Foxy Shazam

Sat. Nov. 30 , Bogart's, 2621 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH

The Naughty List

December 1 - 30 , Arnold's Bar & Grill, 210 E. Eighth St., Cincinnati, OH

Presented by Know Theatre of Cincinnati Holiday improv show.

Twelfth Night

Nov. 22- Dec. 15, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, 719 Race St., Cincinnati, OH

Reverend Peyton and His Big Damn Band

Sat. Nov. 30 , Taft Theatre, 317 E. Fifth St., Cincinnati, OH

Jackyl with Wayland and Prizoner

Fri. Nov. 29, 8 p.m. – Inner Circle, 4343 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, OH

The Complete History of Comedy (abridged)

Nov. 9 - Dec. 29 , Playhouse in the Park, 962 Mount Adams Circle, Cincinnati, OH


Nov. 1-30 , Know Theatre of Cincinnati, 1120 Jackson St., Over-the-Rhine.

Weekend Events List for Nov. 29-Dec. 1

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LOCAL 12 WKRC-TV Cincinnati - Jen Dalton Jen is originally from Columbus, OH, but she's spent most of her adult life here in the Tri-State. She graduated Cum Laude from Miami University with a BS in Communication and a BA in Spanish. Her first job out of college was as an intern with WOXY-FM/97X radio. She would go on from there to spend several years in the music industry as a field marketing rep for Sony Music. She is a huge fan of theater and acting, and that love for the arts is what drew her to performing. She began acting in high school and then in local commercials and on area stages.

Jen landed her first television job as co-host of Cinema 64 with Bob Herzog. She was then reunited with Bob when she made the switch to Local 12 in October of 2006. They now work together on Good Morning Cincinnati and Bengals Nation.

When Jen is not on the air, she continues to perform on-stage and behind the scenes as a playwright. Her 2007 play "Mad" received a CEA nomination for Best Alternative Show. She also loves music and attending concerts. Jen loves to travel, ride horses and enjoys watching sports like football. Always happy to donate her time to local organizations, she is particularly passionate about those that promote mental health and animal welfare.

Jen and her husband welcomed their first child in June of 2014.

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