Fountain Square is the place to be on NovemberFountain Square - Cincinnati 27 at 7 PM as the switch is thrown to light up the Square.  Festivities begin at 6:30 PM and Santa will be paying a visit. The tree will stand 60 feet tall and have over 20,000 lights. After lighting up the tree, fireworks will add to the celebration. 

Also, opening on the Square that weekend is the ice skating rink.  It is approximately the size of New York's Rockefeller Center's rink with everything you need to set out around the rink surrounded by Cincinnati's tall buildings.

You might want to make an evening of it by dining in one of the restaurants surrounding the Square and finishing off the evening with chocolate chip ice cream (or my personal favorite, raspberry chip) at Graeter's.