Fountain Square Set to Light Up Downtown Cincinnati

Posted on November 20, 2015 by jrudemiller

CINCINNATI (November 20, 2015) – The holiday season is just around the corner! Bring your family and friends down to Fountain Square on Friday, November 27, for our annual Macy’s Light Up the Square celebration.

Beginning at 6:00pm, this year’s tree lighting ceremony features live music from 2nd Wind, a chance to explore the Cincideutsch Christkindlmarkt, a very special appearance from Santa Claus and more! The tree lighting will be followed by a spectacular fireworks display from atop the downtown Macy’s store. Channel 5’s Sheree Paolello and Mike Dardis, along with Q102’s JonJon will host the evening’s festivities, which are free and open to the public. See below for a complete activity schedule.

  • 2015 Light Up the Square Event Schedule
  • 9:00AM: Rink opens
  • 11:00AM: Cincideutsch Christkindlmarkt opens
  • 5:00PM: Fountain Square Concessions open
  • 6:00PM: 2nd Wind performs
  • 6:45PM: City Council Member Introduction
  • 7:00PM: Live Broadcast with WLWT
  • 7:25PM: Official Tree Lighting Ceremony
  • 7:30PM: Fireworks show
  • 7:40PM: 2nd Wind performs
  • 9:00PM: Cincideutsch Christkindlmarkt closes
  • 11:00PM: Rink & Concessions close

Fountain Square concessions offer full bar service, coke products, and hot cocoa. Additional restroom facilities will also be available. Visit for a full event schedule or to add this event to your smartphone calendar. Special thanks to our sponsors, Macy’s, Toyota, Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati Bell, IKEA, Channel 5-WLWT, Lykins Energy Solutions, Belterra Park Gaming & Entertainment, and Q102.

Thanksgiving arrives early this year with the return of the 2015 Turkey Bowl! Join us out on the U.S. Bank Ice Rink next Tuesday, November 24, as the rink transforms into a bowling alley—complete with bowling pins and frozen-turkeys-turned-bowling balls.

The game is simple: bowlers have three chances to knock down the most pins. The winning player receives a gift card, a commemorative trophy, and serious bragging rights. Fountain Square’s Turkey Bowl also features a special, kid-friendly bowling lane.

On-site registration opens at 11:00am and the competition begins at 11:30am. In order to play, participants must bring two non-perishable food items or a $5 cash donation to Fountain Square the day of the event. All proceeds benefit The Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

Visit for more information about the U.S. Bank Ice Rink on Fountain Square, or to add the Axis Alley Turkey Bowl event to your smartphone calendar. Special thanks to our sponsor, the Mix 94.9.