Cincinnati Unchained

Saturday November 20th, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Kick-off the Holiday Season by buying local at your favorite Over-the-Rhine stores, galleries and Findlay Market.  There are new and unique holiday gifts available throughout the neighborhood. When you buy from a local independent store owner, 68% of your money stays in your community. Shop a national retailer and 43% of your money stays, shop on-line and the % drops towards 0. There are unique holiday gifts available throughout the neighborhood and our local independents keep your money in the neighborhood. See, shop and dine Over-the-Rhine for the holidays. All the details will be posted at www.buycincy.com andwww.otrgateway.com.

November Final Friday

Starts Wednesday November 24th, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
November’s Final Friday is the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Catch up with old friends in Over-the-Rhine’s new bars and restaurants. Gallery and art festivities are on…Wednesday. The neighborhood will be sparkling with holiday cheer and décor. You can buy great, local gifts and enjoy wine from your favorite merchants and galleries before heading out for dinner and drinks with your friends at Senate, Lavomatic, The Lackman, MOTR, Neon’s or Grammer’s. Celebrate the kick-off of the long weekend OTR style. See, shop and dine Over-the-Rhine for the holidays. Visit www.otrgateway.com for all the details.

Holidays in the Bag

November 26th, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Avoid the crush of the malls by shopping Over-the-Rhine for unique, local gifts in a relaxed atmosphere. Buy your holiday shopping bag at locations on Vine Street and Main Street, receive discounts at local businesses, and celebrate your success with a stop at one of the restaurants or bars in the area. Proceeds from the sales of the holiday bags benefit the School for Creative and Performing Arts. See, shop and dine Over-the-Rhine for the holidays. Visit www.otrgateway.com for all the details.

Holiday Stroll and Shop

Saturday December 4th,11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Main Street rolls out the red carpet for this holiday favorite! Come to Over-the-Rhine to find the best, most unique gifts from your favorite stores like Park + Vine, Atomic Number 10, Iris Book Café and more. See, shop and dine Over-the-Rhine for the holidays.

Do you want to participate as a vendor? Sign up here, and follow the Merchants of Main Street Facebook page for updates!

Caroling in the Quarter

Saturday December 11th, 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Celebrate a new Over-the-Rhine tradition – local choirs, including Cincinnati Men’s Chorus and the Fairview-Clifton German Language School choir, among others, will spread holiday cheer at 12th and Vine Streets. See, shop and dine Over-the-Rhine for the holidays.  Visit www.otrgateway.com for all the details.

SantaCon

Saturday, December 11th
Join fellow Santas to spread good cheer on a pub crawl throughout Downtown Cincinnati and Over-the-Rhine. This spirit filled holiday event starts on Fountain Square.  Santa Clauses will sing songs, make merry, and generally spread good cheer through the city. Note you must be dressed as Santa. Visit http://www.facebook.com/CincinnatiSantacon for details.

December Final Friday

December 17th, 6 p.m. –10 p.m.
Over-the-Rhine will sparkle for last minute shoppers at December’s Final Friday before Christmas on the 17th. It’s the perfect time to pick-up unique, locally-sourced gifts at the stores and galleries and celebrate the season at your favorite restaurants and bars. This is the last Final Friday of 2010. Luminaries will be placed throughout Vine, Main and 12th Streets to light the way. See, shop and dine Over-the-Rhine for the holidays. Visit www.otrgateway.com for all the details.