Cincinnati will officially welcome the holiday season Friday evening with the Light Up the Square event.
The holiday decorations and the tree on Fountain Square will be turned on for the first time.
Festivities will begin at 6PM, with live music from Eclipse and the Cincy Brass, and a special performance by SCPA’s musical theater group.
Revelers can also expect special appearances from the likes of Drew and Lea Lachey, as well as Santa Claus.
Fountain Square will also feature plenty of food, music, ice skating and a fireworks show.
Cincinnati Council will vote Wednesday on more than $13 million of funding assistance for two economic development projects in Over The Rhine.
The Budget and Finance Committee approved the items Tuesday.
3CDC is seeking help for the continuing work on Mercer Commons and Gateway V. Both developments include housing and retail space.
Council Member Chris Seelbach cast a no vote on a portion of the funding because of the process.