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News from Downtown - 12.02.21

We’re fully into the swing of the holiday season in Downtown, and the events keep on coming this weekend. One can't miss holiday event is Elves on Elder. The Shillito’s elves first made their appearance in the 1950s and this year, they’re making their home at Findlay Market for Elves on Elder. Shoppers and visitors can walk around the view them Tuesday-Sunday at the old Leader Furniture building. Every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., Findlay Market and Cincinnati Bell will host family friendly activities, programming and special events inside the furniture space. Every Friday and Saturday night from 5-10 p.m., the space will become a popup music venue and bar.

The Queen City is a hub for food, culture and all things pork, and on Saturday, guests can get a glimpse of the history at the opening of Queen City Visual Narrative: An Exploration of Cincinnati’s Iconography. This exhibit, located at 1628 Ltd., features 18 local and regional artists displaying their pieces that encompass all of Cincinnati. From familiar landmarks to lesser-known iconography, attendees will get a little piece of Cincinnati history. The event runs from noon to 3 p.m. Register here.

The Finding Losantiville scavenger hunt began on Nov. 29, but it’s not too late to get involved in locating the key to Losantiville! Join the hunt now to qualify for weekly prizes and an overall grand prize of $2,000. While you’re hunting, see the other fun things FOUND is bringing Downtown, like the Windows of Wonder and Founders Forest. See a list of all events here.

Yesterday, Ensemble Theatre kicked off its family-friendly holiday musical. This version of Cinderella is a modern take of the classic, featuring a magical set design, enchanting comedy and the opportunity to see true beauty through new eyes. ETC’s beloved holiday show will run through Dec. 30. Find tickets here. Please see the theatre’s Health & Safety guidelines if you plan to attend.

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