Cincinnati Holiday Market & Specialty Food & Treats Show, Nov 2-4, 2018–October 17, 2018

How much better can it get with two floors containing endless aisles of home decor, unique boutiques, one-of-a-kind specialty stores and treasures intermingled with specialty foods and treats?  Not to mention the Wine and Appetizer lounge where you can relax with your friends and compare finds when your feet and wallet cannot take another minute of looking and spending.  This is the Cincinnati Holiday Market and The Specialty Food and Treats Show at Duke Energy Center in downtown Cincinnati scheduled for November 2, 3, and 4, 2018.Red box tied with gold ribbon and surrounded by red and gold christmas ornaments and pine cones

If you haven’t been before it’s a great place to get get a jump on your holiday shopping and make it a “Girl’s Day” or “Girl’s Night Out” and to find some truly interesting gifts, especially for the hard-to-buy-for individual.  With everything located in one building it’s not unheard of to spend an entire day shopping and eating your way through the convention center.

Your admission ticket (discounted prices range from $8-$20–normally $10-$24)will get you in to both events with the $20 VIP ticket allowing admission through the entire weekend.  Hours for Friday and Saturday are 8 am to 7 pm and Sunday is 9 am-5 pm.  There are designated hours in the evening on Fri/Sat for “Girls Night Out” (4-7 pm) where you can buy a reduced ticket for $5.00.  Early morning shopping hours–8 am to 11 am allow you entry to shop without having to fight crowds–with the pre-show ticket price of $15.00.  You can purchase tickets online here.

Two white plates with small bites of food, red strawberries and two glasses of white wineSo bring a little patience, your list, an appetite and money……and be prepared for crowds.  This event brings a good amount of people throughout the entire weekend.


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