Celebrate the holidays with Santa, sweaters and singing at the Cincinnati Art Museum

The Cincinnati Art Museum is getting you in the holiday spirit with tons of festive, family-friendly holiday events and activities! And I LOVE the holidays so I’m super excited to check some of these out!


Dec. 5–31 during regular museum hours

Bring the whole family to the museum for holiday art-making activities, including card making, wrapping paper creation, gift bag embellishment, ornament crafts and more at the Rosenthal Education Center (REC). This dedicated interactive space for families has a new activity you can participate in each day. FREE.

Young Professionals’ Choral Collective performances

Thursday, Dec. 7 and Dec. 14, 5:30–7:30 p.m.

Be serenaded by the Young Professionals’ Choral Collective of Cincinnati (YPCC)! Gather in the Great Hall for a capella performances of your favorite holiday tunes and carols. FREE.

Cincinnati Black Santa visits CAM

Sunday, Dec. 17, 1–4 p.m.

For the third year in a row, Cincinnati Black Santa Claus is coming to the Cincinnati Art Museum thanks to the Voice of Black Cincinnati. Santa is looking forward to greeting children of all ages, reviewing Christmas lists and taking pictures by the tree. FREE.

Ugly Holiday Sweater Party

Thursday, Dec. 21, 5–8 p.m.

‘Tis the season to eat, drink, be merry and wear your tackiest holiday sweaters at the Cincinnati Art Museum! Celebrate with a cash bar, food for purchase from the Terrace Café and exclusive access to the museum after hours. FREE.

Holiday Gift Shop

Make a list and check it twice! Shop art-inspired gifts, including fashionable finds inspired by Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion. Through your purchase at the CAM gift shop, you directly support the Cincinnati Art Museum.

PLUS – the Cincinnati Art Museum also has plenty of diverse, special exhibitions including: Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion(ticket required, free Thursday evenings), William Kentridge: More Sweetly Play the DanceAna England: Kinship, and Albrecht Dürer: The Age of Reformation and Renaissance.

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