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Light Up Downtown Kicks Off Holiday Season In Cincinnati

Michael Keating

3CDC's annual tree lighting ceremony at Fountain Square is Friday evening.  But the organization has a number of other activities throughout the day.

9:00 a.m.: Ice rink opens

11:00 a.m.: Cincideutsch Christkindlmarkt opens

5:00 p.m.: Fountain Square Concessions open

6:00 p.m.: 2nd Wind performs

6:45 p.m.: City Council Member Introduction

7:25 p.m.: Official Tree Lighting Ceremony

7:30 p.m.: Fireworks show

7:40 p.m.: 2nd Wind performs

9:00 p.m.: Cincideutsch Christkindlmarkt closes

11:00 p.m.: Rink & Concessions close

The Cincideutsch Christkindlmarkt is a European-style village with vendors selling baked goods, sweets, gifts, and holiday decorations. This is the fourth year for the Cincideutsch Christkindlmarkt.

While Santa and his helpers have rappelled down a tower in previous years, 3CDC spokeswoman Brittney Carden says he will not enter the Square that way this time.  She says how he will enter is a secret.