3CDC and DCI Provide Free Streetcar Rides This Holiday Season
Posted on November 19, 2019 by kdriscoll
CINCINNATI (November 19, 2019) – Celebrating the holiday season in the Queen City just became easier with free rides on the Cincinnati Bell Connector on Saturdays starting November 30 and running through December 21.
The free streetcar rides are made possible thanks to a donation from Downtown Cincinnati Inc. (DCI) and the Cincinnati Center City Development Corp. (3CDC). The Cincinnati Bell Connector will be free to ride from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. on:
- November 30
- December 7
- December 14
- December 21
The free streetcar rides coincide with Downtown Dazzle at Fountain Square, where Santa repels off a downtown building and a Rozzi fireworks display fills the sky. Saturdays at the Square include skating at the UC Health Ice Rink, presented by Fifth Third Bank from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m., shopping during the Winter Market at Fountain Square and free photos with Santa at the Carew Tower.
The streetcar will conveniently take riders from Findlay Market for holiday shopping to Over-the-Rhine for lunch and browsing the boutiques – or a stop at Washington Park for Santa’s Workshop, and then to Fountain Square for ice skating, followed by a show or dinner at the Banks.
The Cincinnati Bell Connector streetcar is a 3.6-mile loop with 18 stations connecting major employment centers, arts, entertainment and businesses between The Banks, Downtown and Over-the-Rhine.
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The Cincinnati Center City Development Corp. (3CDC) is a private, non-profit full-service real estate developer with a mission and strategic focus to strengthen the core assets of Downtown Cincinnati in partnership with the City of Cincinnati and the Cincinnati corporate community. Its work is specifically focused on revitalizing and connecting the Central Business District and Over-the-Rhine. For more information, visit http://www.3cdc.org.
About the Cincinnati Bell Connector
The Cincinnati Bell Connector streetcar is intended to expand transportation options and enhance livability by connecting Downtown, the riverfront and Over-the-Rhine. It runs every 12-15 minutes from 6:30 a.m. to midnight Monday-Thursday; 6:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. on Fridays; 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. on Saturdays; and 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Sundays and holidays. The Connector is owned and funded by the City of Cincinnati, managed by the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA), and operated by Transdev. For more information, visit https://www.cincinnatibellconnector.com/.