Planning a holiday weekend getaway? Then look no further than this charming US city that’s only a short flight away!

Cincinnati is home to a ton of different holiday markets, from funky artisan pop-ups with cool, handcrafted items to traditional German markets that’ll make you feel like you just stepped into a European tableau.

If you’re itching for a short trip that’s got festive spice and everything nice, then here are some of the must-visit holiday markets happening in Cincinnati.

Cincinnati Christkindlmarkt

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This German-themed pop-up Christmas market sets up shop along the riverfront and in the yard of the Moerlein Lager House, a historic Cincinnati brewery. 

This magical holiday festival has delicious food, beverages, merchandise, holiday lights, carols, an Igloo boardwalk, and musical entertainment. It’s just like visiting a real European Christmas market… but with a 4-lane ice slide. Visit between Wednesday, November 22 and Sunday, December 31 

The City Flea Holiday Market

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This urban flea market takes place over two weekends at two different locations in December. It’s a great place to browse a diverse range of vendors to find some truly unique gifts.

Winter Market at Washington Park

This winter wonderland has multiple dates throughout December and is virtually unmatched in its festive atmosphere. Explore regional artisans and crafters in cozily designed huts, along with a complete concession that includes hot drinks, wine, and beer.

Art on Vine 

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For the artsy aficionados on your list, you’ve got to check out Art on Vine. This market is held twice during December at the Rhinegeist Brewery and showcases the work of local artists and makers in Cincy for one-of-a-kind gifts you won’t find anywhere else.

Crafty Supermarket

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If you go crazy for handmade stuff, then the Crafty Supermarket is the place for you. This annual market takes place on Saturday, November 25 and is known for its handmade goods and unique gifts.

Findlay Market Holiday Market

Located in Cincinnati’s historic Findlay Market, this holiday market offers a wide selection of gifts, food, and festive entertainment at the beginning of December. It’s the perfect spot to kick off the season and get into the spirit – and bring home a little treat for dinner. 

Pennifolds Pub

If you’re looking for something with a magical touch, Pennifolds Pub is a must-visit. This speakeasy-type bar, located behind a comic book shop, is Wizarding-World-themed with a holiday overlay. Enjoy the atmosphere as you toast to the holidays!

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