Holiday Traditions at Cincinnati Museum Center

Holiday Junction admission information

Holiday Calendar

Be a part of the magic all season long! Enjoy all of your favorite holiday traditions and discover new ones inside Holiday Junction featuring the Duke Energy Holiday Trains and throughout Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal. There's something for everyone this season!

Nov. 7, 2014 - Jan. 4, 2015


Nov. 7, 2014 - Jan. 4, 2015


Friday, Nov. 28, 2014


Duke Energy Holiday Trains

Explore the Duke Energy Holiday Trains and other model train displays, visit Santa Claus and more. Learn More →


Rocky Mountain Express

In our five-story, domed OMNIMAX® Theater, experience the Canadian Rockies on a steam train adventure of a lifetime. Learn More →


Santa's Arrival

Join us the day after Thanksgiving for Santa's arrival and the lighting of the tree in Union Terminal's Rotunda. Learn More →


Friday, Nov. 28, 2014


Dec. 6 & 7, 2014


Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014


Holiday Performances

Union Terminal will be filled with music this season as we bring back school and community groups and local professionals. Learn More →


Grandparents Weekend

Join us for Pancakes with Santa, Family Game Day and other activities designed for grandparents and grandchildren. Learn More →


The Nutcracker

Enjoy excerpts from The Nutcracker by Cincinnati Ballet’s Otto M. Budig Academy for free in our Reakirt Auditorium. Learn More →


Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014


Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014


Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014


Ugly Sweater Party

Show off your holiday spirit with an evening of fun and games, food and drinks, an Ugly Sweater Fashion Parade and no-talent Karaoke. Learn More →


Santa's Workshop

Make a gift for that special someone with help from local basket weaving expert Dan Hamilton. For ages 13 and older. Learn More →


Holiday Mystery Theater

Join Museum Center and the Whodunit Players for In Elf Defense, a holiday-inspired night of mystery theater. Learn More →


Friday, Dec. 19, 2014


Dec. 20 & 21, 2014


Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014


The Pajama Train

Kids! Put on your PJs and join us for games, dancing, cookies, hot cocoa and a viewing of Rocky Mountain Express. Learn More →


Winter Celebrations

Enjoy a weekend of fun, hands-on activities about Hanukkah, Chinese New Year, Diwali and Kwanzaa. Learn More →


International New Year's Eve

Celebrate the coming of a new year while learning about different countries and cultures with music, games and crafts. Learn More →