Upcoming events in and around Hamilton

SantaHouse1With the holiday season here, there are plenty of local activities for people of all ages. The following is a list of things to do.

Holiday Lights on the Hill: Pyramid Hill’s annual holiday lights exhibit is open now through Jan. 4, 2015. The drive-through event is open from 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 6 to 10 p.m. Fridays through Sundays. Admission is $20 per carload Mondays through Thursdays, and $25 Fridays through Sundays. 1763 Hamilton Cleves Road, Hamilton.

Christmas at EnterTRAINment Junction: Families may peruse the world’s largest train display and visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, now through Jan. 4, 2015. See website for ticket prices and extended holiday hours. 7379 Squire Court, West Chester Twp.

Light Up Middletown: The annual holiday lights display at Smith Park, 500 Tytus Ave., Middletown, begins Nov. 27. it takes place from 6 to 10 p.m. nightly through Dec. 31. Admission is by donation.

Thanksgiving Day Buffet: Barn-N-Bunk will have a Thanksgiving Day buffet meal available for those who prefer to dine out on the holiday. It’s open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 27. Located at 3677 Wayne-Madison Road in Trenton.

A Christmas Carol: The Greater Hamilton Civic Theatre is performing this classic play at Miami Hamilton’s Parrish Auditorium. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Dec. 3, 7 p.m. Dec. 4, 8 p.m. Dec. 5, 8 p.m. Dec. 6, and 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 7. Tickets are being sold at www.ghctplay.com.

Christmas In Trenton: Holiday festivities in Trenton kick off Dec. 6 and include a parade, business walk, children’s crafts, tree-lighting and more. Click here for more details.

Santa Parade in Hamilton: The annual Santa Parade kicks off “snow or shine” at 11 a.m. Dec. 6 at MLK Boulevard and travels down High Street to Riverfront Plaza, where the Christkindlmarkt will occur at the Marriott hotel.

Christkindlmarkt: German music, German food, German items for sale … all will be part of the 2nd Annual Christkindlmarkt at the Courtyard Marriott in downtown Hamilton. Hours are 6 to 11 p.m. Dec. 5, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Dec. 6 and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 7.

Santa House: The Santa House is located by the old courthouse at the corner of High and Second streets in downtown Hamilton. Hours are 5 to 9 p.m. Dec. 6, Noon to 9 p.m. Dec. 7, 5 to 9 p.m. Dec. 12, Noon to 9 p.m. Dec. 13, Noon to 9 p.m. Dec. 14, 5 to 9 p.m. Dec. 19, Noon to 9 a.m. Dec. 20, Noon to 9 p.m. Dec. 21, noon to 9 p.m. Dec. 22 and Noon to 9 p.m. Dec. 23. Visitors may take their own photos with Santa for free, or have one taken and get a frame with it for $12.

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