CINCINNATI - Looking for something fun to do this weekend? 9 News has teamed up with CityBeat to give you the top nine picks.
1. Holiday in Lights at Sharon Woods
It's that time of year again! The Holiday in Lights exhibit opens at Sharon Woods this week for its 22nd year.
The outdoor light display is a perfect way to kick off the holiday season and you can enjoy the festivities from the comfort of your own car.
This weekend also marks the annual Holiday in Lights 5K run/walk at Sharon Woods, which is a certified USATF course. For more information on the light exhibit or the race, visit http:// www.wcpo.com/ dpp/entertainment/ citybeat/ holiday-in-lights-opens-at-sharon-woods .
It's hard to believe that Thanksgiving is right around the corner, but holiday celebrations are kicking off for the season this weekend in the Tri-State.
The Germania Society is hosting the annual Christkindlmarkt Friday through Sunday. The three-day event offers traditional holiday festivities that the entire family can enjoy, including authentic German food and music, special appearances by St. Nikolas and Santa Claus, and carriage rides.
For those looking to get in early holiday shopping, glass ornaments, toys, imported Christmas candy, steins and glassware will be available for purchase.
3. Greater Cincinnati Holiday Market
If you're looking to get a head start on your holiday shopping this year, then you might want to check out the Greater Cincinnati Holiday Market this weekend.
The event takes place at the Duke Energy Center where countless aisles of items from boutiques and specialty stores will be available for purchase.
Some of the items include gourmet foods, home decor, specialty clothing and personal accoutrements, plus much more.
4. Balluminaria at Eden Park
A Cincinnati tradition will be lighting up Mirror Lake in Eden Park on Saturday night. Balluminaria has become a traditional way to kick off the holiday season in Cincinnati.
Balluminaria is Nov. 17 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Mirror Lake in Eden Park. Up to nine hot air balloons will glow around the lake, creating a glowing reflection in the water.
There will be events for kids, including face painting, nature actives, carolers, balloon twisters and food and hot chocolate will be for sale.
For more information visit http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/entertainment/citybeat/balluminaria-at-eden-park .
5. Jungle Jim's International Wine Festival
Wine lovers in the Tri-State will be flocking to Jungle Jim's fifth annual International Wine Festival this weekend.
Hundreds of wines from more than 90 vendors will be available, along with food pairings. Wine experts will also be on hand to answer questions and help attendees choose the right beverage for their palate.
Booths will be set up by country so it will be easy to navigate. A silent auction will be held on Friday night during which participants can bid on wines from around the world.
Click here (http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/entertainment/citybeat/international-wine-festival-at-jungle-jims) for ticket information.
6. Holiday Crafty Supermarket
The indie craft market that began at the Northside Tavern has come a long way since its inception in 2009; this month, it was featured in Country Living magazine alongside six other indie craft fairs.
That’s a big jump for a gathering that began with just 20 local crafters in a neighborhood bar. This year’s fair is set to host more than 50 crafters, from kitschy to quirky to cool to collectible. Free swag bags will be handed out to the first 100 shoppers of the day; be forewarned, people line up early for these.