Monday, Nov. 21
HOLIDAY: Miracle Holiday Pop-Up, Overlook Lodge, Pleasant Ridge. Award-winning holiday concept returns to Overlook Lodge, featuring merry cocktails and holiday magic. Runs Nov. 21-Dec. 31. Miraclepopup.com.
HOLIDAY: Sippin’ Santa Holiday Pop-Up, Tiki Tiki Bang Bang, Walnut Hills. Award-winning holiday pop-up features holiday cocktails, shots and over-the-top decor. Runs Nov. 21-Dec. 31. Sippinsantapopup.com.
RECREATION: FIFA World Cup Watch Party: US Men's National Team vs Wales, 2 p.m., Molly Malone's Irish Pub, 112 E. Fourth St., Covington. mollymalonesirishpub.com/covington.
RECREATION: FIFA World Cup Watch Party: US Men's National Team vs Wales, 1-5 p.m., Tela Bar + Kitchen, 1212 Springfield Pike, Wyoming. Watch opening match with other fans. $5. eventbrite.com.
RECREATION: FIFA World Cup Watch Party: US Men's National Team vs Wales, 2 p.m., The Banks, Downtown.
Tuesday, Nov. 22
FAMILY: CoComelon Live: JJ's Journey, Taft Theatre. Join JJ and his family in this unique interactive live musical adventure bursting with special effects, new songs and dances.
MUSIC: Music Live at Lunch: Students of UC-CCM, 12:10 p.m., Christ Church Cathedral, 318 E. Fourth St., Downtown. Free.
Wednesday, Nov. 23
ART: Fall 2022 BFA Senior Exhibition, Northern Kentucky University's School of the Arts, Nunn Drive, Highland Heights. Runs Nov. 23-Dec. 9. Gallery Talk at 3:30 p.m. Dec. 1 followed by opening reception 5-7 p.m. art.nku.edu.
BARS: Maker's Mark presents Thanksgiving Eve, 8 p.m., Arnold's Bar and Grill, 210 E. Eighth St., Downtown. Arnold's has partnered with Neltner Small Batch, Otto Printing and Mus-i-col Records to offer handmade, limited edition 12" vinyl albums featuring 12 of Cincinnati's best bands. Only 150 red vinyl albums. Each cover is a letter pressed work of art by legendary designer Keith Neltner. Live music by Mike Oberst and Moonshine Drive. Albums are free while they last.
COMEDY: Josh Sneed, Funny Bone Comedy Club, 7518 Bales St., Liberty Township. One night only. liberty.funnybone.com.
COMEDY: Pro-Am Night, 7:30 p.m., Go Bananas Comedy Club, 8410 Market Place Lane, Montgomery. $5. gobananascomedy.com.
HOLIDAY: Drive Thru Christmas Glow, 6-10 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday, Land of Illusion, 8762 Thomas Road, Middletown. Enjoy lights, Christmas Village, petting zoo and Santa's workshop. Runs Nov. 23-Dec. 30. $9 per person. landofillusion.com.
SPORTS: Cyclones vs Walleye, Heritage Bank Center, 100 Broadway, Downtown. Thanksgiving Eve $2 Beer Night. cycloneshockey.com.
Thursday, Nov. 24
RECREATION: Thanksgiving Day 10K Run & Walk, 9 a.m., Paycor Stadium, Paul Brown Way, Downtown. Must be at least 10 years old to participate. Ages 5-10 can participate in the ProAmpac Kids Fun Run at 8:30 a.m. $45. Thanksgivingdayrace.com.
Friday, Nov. 25
ART: Final Friday, 5-9 p.m., Pendleton Art Center, 1310 Pendleton St. Center is open to the public on the final Friday of every month to view and purchase art directly from the artist. Artist of the month: Nelle Ferrara, studio 706. Half-price art sale on 8th floor. Valet available at the door for $10 at the door. Admission is free. 513-421-4339; pendletonartcenter.com.
ART OPENING: Jeni Jenkins, 4-7 p.m., MOTR Pub, 1345 Main St., Over-the-Rhine. Work explores identity narratives and ways to challenge hegemonic power structures. With DJ Carl Hunt. Free.
COMEDY: Sisters Christmas Catechism, Aronoff Center for the Arts, Jarson-Kaplan Theater, 650 Walnut St., Downtown. This holiday mystery extravaganza from the author of Late Nite Catechism features Sister taking on the mystery of the Magi's gold. cincinnatiarts.org.
COMEDY: Greg Warren, Funny Bone Comedy Club, 7518 Bales St., Liberty Township. Runs Nov. 25-26. Family comedy show Nov. 26. liberty.funnybone.com.
COMEDY: Lachlan Patterson, Go Bananas Comedy Club, 8410 Market Place Lane, Montgomery. Runs Nov. 25-26. gobananascomedy.com.
FILM: Dinosaurs of Antarctica, Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave., Queensgate. Dinosaurs have never been cooler. See these prehistoric beasts in action in this new Omnimax film. Runs Oct. 14-Jan.15. $9.50, $7.50 ages 3-12. cincymuseum.org.
HOLIDAY: Light Up the Square, 6-11 p.m., Fountain Square, 520 Vine St., Downtown.
HOLIDAY: The Shillito Elves, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., The Foundry, Fifth St., Downtown. The elves made their debut in the 1950s in the windows of Shillito's department store. See the mechanized figures that depict various Christmas scenes, including Santa's workshop. The Mail Sorter, Little Woodshop, Pete the Painter, Lazzie Bear, Gift Wrap and more will be on view through the windows of the Foundry. Runs Nov. 25-Jan. 3. Free.
HOLIDAY: Santa Arrives at Holiday Junction, 11 a.m., Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave., Queensgate. Live music with Chris Comer Trio playing jazz in Rotunda, and merry elves roaming the museum, followed by Santa's arrival at noon by firetruck. He'll be on the Mezzanine level through Dec. 24. A visit with Santa is included with museum admission. Additional admission is required for Holiday Junction featuring the Duke Energy Holiday Trains. Cincymuseum.org.
HOLIDAY: Scuba Santa's Water Wonderland, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, Newport Aquarium, 1 Levee Way. See Scuba Santa swimming underwater with sharks, including three new sand tiger sharks. Runs Nov. 25-Dec. 24. newportaquarium.com.
HOLIDAY: Yuletide Village, 5-10 p.m. Friday, 3-10 p.m. Saturday, Renaissance Park, Harveysburg. Runs Nov. 25-Dec. 17. yuletidevillage.com.
HOLIDAY: ChristmasTown, 5 p.m., Creation Museum, Petersburg. Live nativity. Garden of lights, live animals, Encounter the Wonder 4D show inside the Special Effects Theater. Runs Wednesday-Sunday Nov. 25-Dec. 13, then daily through Dec. 30. Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Free. Parking is $15. Creationmuseum.org.
HOLIDAY: ChristmasTime, 5 p.m., Ark Encounter, Petersburg. Runs Wednesday-Sunday Nov. 25-Dec. 13, then daily through Dec. 30. Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Features bright, multi-color lights, music, short dramas, live animal encounters. Free. Parking is $15. Arkencounter.com.
HOLIDAY: Deck the Y’alls Lightfest, 5:30-10 p.m., Thomas More Stadium, 7950 Freedom Way, Florence. Interactive sparkling wonderland features 10 immersive themed displays, outdoor ice rink and millions of twinkling lights. Runs Nov. 25-Jan. 1. Ticketreturn.com/prod2new/Learn.asp.
HOLIDAY: WinterFest, Kings Island, 6300 Kings Island Drive, Mason. Park transforms into 11 enchanting winter wonderlands. Enjoy ice skating, rides, parade, entertainment and more than five million lights. Runs Nov. 25-Dec. 31. visitkingsisland.com.
CRAFT SHOW: Greater Cincinnati Winter Fair, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Northern Kentucky Convention Center, 1 W. RiverCenter Blvd. Local artists and vendors of unique jewelry, glass, paintings, photography, ceramics and more. Winterfair.org.
HOLIDAY: Winter Market, 3-8 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Runs weekends Nov. 25-Dec. 18.
HOLIDAY: Christkindlmarkt, 4-10 p.m. Thursday, 4-11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, Schmidlapp Lawn adjacent to Moerlein Lager House, 115 Joe Nuxhall Way, Downtown. Runs Thursday-Sunday Nov. 25-Dec. 31. Open Christmas Eve 11 a.m.-6 p.m., then 4-10 p.m. daily Dec. 26-31. New Years Eve celebration. Features food, drinks and seasonal items from open-air stalls. Traditional choral music, lighted decorations and more. $5, free ages 12-under. Free entry with proof of purchase receipt from Servatii. cincinnatichristkindlmarkt.com.
MUSEUM: Dinosaurs of Antarctica, Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave., Queensgate. Dinosaurs have never been cooler. This new exhibition uncovers never-before-seen dinosaur fossils buried beneath the snow and ice and dials back the hands of time to 200 million years ago, when Antarctica was a lush woodland teeming with prehistoric beasts. Runs Oct. 14-Jan.15. Included with museum admission. $16.50, $12.50 ages 3-12. cincymuseum.org.
MUSIC: Straight No Chaser, Taft Theatre.
MUSIC: Freekbass & the Bump Assembly, Ludlow Garage. With Soul Criminal.
OUTDOORS: Community Day: Opt Outside Day, Great Parks of Hamilton County. Free entry at all Great Parks without the need for a motor vehicle permit. greatparks.org.
RECREATION: FIFA World Cup Watch Party: US Men's National Team vs England, noon-5 p.m., Queen City Exchange, 32 W. Court S., Over-the-Rhine. Open bar and free lunch courtesy of Bebo's. $60. eventbrite.com.
RECREATION: FIFA World Cup Watch Party: US Men's National Team vs England, 2 p.m., Molly Malone's Irish Pub, 112 E. Fourth St., Covington. mollymalonesirishpub.com/covington.
RECREATION: FIFA World Cup Watch Party: US Men's National Team vs England, 2 p.m., The Banks, Downtown.
THEATER: Little Women, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, 1195 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Runs Nov. 11-Dec. 3. cincyshakes.com.
THEATER: The Illusionists Magic of the Holidays, Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St., Downtown. cincinnatiarts.org.
Saturday, Nov. 26
COMEDY: Royal Comedy Tour, 8 p.m., Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St., Downtown. Featuring Sommore, Bruce Bruce, Don DC Curry, Dominique, Tony Rock and Ali Siddiq. cincinnatiarts.org.
COMEDY: Helltown Comedy Showcase, 7:30 p.m., The Comet, 4579 Hamilton Ave., Northside. Weekly showcase of local and professional comedians. This week's headliner: Lee Kimbrell. Free. bombsawaycomedy.com.
CRAFT SHOW: Holly Jolly Vendor Fair, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Warren County Fairgrounds, 665 N. Broadway St., Lebanon. Over 35 local vendors and artisans. Free parking and admission.
CRAFT SHOW West Clermont Craft Show, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., West Clermont High School, 4101 Bach-Buxton Road, Batavia. Over 100 crafters and vendors. No strollers. $3 admission.
CRAFT SHOW: Crafty Supermarket, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Music Hall Ballroom, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Over 100 makers at this indie craft market. Craftysupermarket.com.
HOLIDAY: Middletown Holiday Whopla, 39 N. Broad St., Middletown. Ice skating, holiday lights, food, vendors, musical performances and more throughout Middletown’s Dora. Runs Nov. 26-Jan. 3. Holidaywhopla.com.
HOLIDAY: Christmas in the Country, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., St. Aloysius Church, Chapel Road, Shandon. Food trucks, antiques, crafts, Santa visit, free horse-drawn carriage rides. Welsh cakes for sale at the Shandon Congregational Church's Community House. Naturally-crafted ornaments, museums and shops open. Free parking. Information: 53-680-9537.
HOLIDAY: Downtown Dazzle, 6-8:30 p.m., Fountain Square, 520 Vine St., Downtown. Runs Saturdays Nov. 26-Dec. 17. Myfountainsquare.com.
HOLIDAY: Light Up the Levee, Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way. Enjoy magic of the season with 50-foot tree, Santa, holiday market and live music. newportonthelevee.com.
HOLIDAY: Mount Washington Holiday Walk, 4-7 p.m., Mount Washington Water Tower. Santa Parade followed by lighting ceremony at 6:45 p.m. Free food and carriage rides. Information: Karen Luken 513-476-4258.
MUSIC: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra: Rachmaninoff Third Concerto & Enigma Variations, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. cincinnatisymphony.org.
MUSIC: Acoustic Evening with July for Kings, Woodward Theater.
MUSIC: The O'Jays: Last Stop on the Love Train Tour, Hard Rock Casino Ballroom.
MUSIC: Trouble No More, Taft Theatre. With Rebirth Brass Band.
RECREATION: Gobble Games Thanksgiving Pickleball Tournament, Five Seasons Family Sports Club, 345 Thomas More Parkway, Crestview Hills. $55 per player. Pickleballbrackets.com.
SHOPPING: Westside Holiday Market, noon-5 p.m., 3017 Harrison Ave., Westwood. Shop small businesses. Swag bag to first 200 guests. Over 100 local vendors, food trucks, holiday music and free fitness class. Free photos with Santa from 1-4 p.m.
THEATER: Girls Night: the Musical, Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St., Downtown. Touching and hilarious "tell it like it is" musical takes audiences on a journey into lives of five female friends. Runs Nov. 26-27. cincinnatiarts.org.
Sunday, Nov. 27
CRAFT SHOW: My NKY Christmas Craft Show, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Main Street Gardens, 1418 N. Main St., Williamstown. Shop handmade gifts. Raffle prizes, food and drinks. Benefits Grant County Animal Shelter.
MUSIC: Amon Amarth, Andrew J. Brady Music Center. With Carcass, Obituary, Cattle Decapitation.
COMMUNITY: Conversation on Violence Prevention, Dec. 17, Hilton Garden Inn, 2145 Dana Ave., Evanston. Keynote speaker is Dr. Jeff Menzise. Sponsored by Black Women Cultivating Change. Free. blackwomencultivatingchange.com.
GALA: Lunar New Year Gala, Feb. 18, Hard Rock Cafe, 1000 Broadway, Downtown. Sponsored by the Midwest USA Chinese Chamber of Commerce. $150 per person. China-midwest.com.
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This article originally appeared on Cincinnati Enquirer: Things to do in Cincinnati Thanksgiving week: Nov. 21-27