Light Up College Hill 2022

Our 3rd annual Light Up College Hill event attracted over 1500 people! This College Hill tradition event included train rides, live reindeer, life-size snow globe, live performances, activities within our small businesses, a scavenger hunt, tree lighting, and more!

A Sneak Peek

Tree Lighting: Takes place at 8pm at Patrick’s Park with Cincinnati City Manager Sheryl Long and a College Hill Kid.

Fill out this google form to nominate a College Hill kid to help light the tree!

Silent Auction and Raffle

Make sure to get your bids in and buy raffles before they close at 9 pm on 12/8!

Stop by the Dow’s Corner building at 5901 Hamilton Avenue during Light Up College Hill from 6-9 pm to see all the auction items and more exclusive live raffle items.

Make sure to read the full description of the items before purchasing, some items are auctions, and some are raffles.

Pro tip, purchasing multiple tickets for the raffle will give you a higher chance of winning.

Santa’s Workshop

Visit Santa’s workshop at Patrick’s Park during Light Up College Hill on December 8th, to take a picture with Santa, write letters to Santa, receive a present, and more fun activities with Santa, Mrs. Claus, & the Elves! Don’t miss many more activities at Light Up College Hill starting at 6 pm 🎄

Hall of Trees:

A hall of holiday trees decorated by local businesses will light up the avenue! Vote for your favorite at the Hall of Trees table located in front of Marlowe Court.

Business Participation:

As part of Light Up College Hill festivities, several businesses throughout the district will be hosting special (free!) activities for families and then offering some adult options as well. Check them out below!

Kiki College Hill (5932 Hamilton Ave) – Christmas Music

Brink Brewing Co. (5905 Hamilton Ave) – Holiday Coloring Pages

Silk Road Textiles (6106 Hamilton Ave) – Winter Solstice Sun Catchers for windows or your tree.

Spotless Spaces Cleanings (6106 Hamilton Ave) – Make Your Own Holiday-Scented Cleaner.

College Hill Gardeners ( At Patrick’s Park 5923 Hamilton Ave) – Luminary Kit Giveaway

Chozen 4 U (5822 Hamilton Ave) – Ornament Decorating

Set The Vibez (5852 Hamilton Ave) – Ugly T-shirt Making & Meet the Grinch

DeeDee’s Butter Bar (5846 Hamilton Ave) – Holiday Lip Scrub Making

MashRoots (5903 Hamilton Ave) – Brazilian Truffle Snowmen

Fern (6040 Hamilton Ave) – Paperwhite Bulb Gifts

Marty’s Hops and Vines (6110 Hamilton Ave) – Live Children’s Holiday Music

College Hill Coffee Co. (6128 Hamilton Ave) – will have a hot chocolate experience for children to take home to enjoy. Go cup filled with hot cocoa powder, marshmallows, peppermint pillows, and instructions.

Light Up College Hill Map and Scavenger Hunt

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Inflatable Snow Globe:

Located at the corner of North Bend Rd & Hamilton Ave in the A&S Parking Lot. 6127 Hamilton Ave.

Baby Goats & Reindeer:

Baby Goats and real live reindeer will be visiting the avenue! Viewing, pictures, and feeding are all offered experiences. Visit the Fidelholtz parking lot at 6103 Hamilton Ave to see the reindeer and Patrick’s Park for the baby goats.

Train Rides:

All aboard! We will offer train rides for kids at the price of $5 per ticket. Located at Patrick’s Park.


See Light Up College Hill 2021 & 2020 here.