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The Return of the Shillito’s Elves

The historic Christmas display finds a new home in Mariemont

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 4, 2013
The Shillito’s elves’ journey from the North Pole has been a long one. From the holiday windows of the John Shillito & Co. department store to a home in Mariemont, they’ve captured the imagination of Cincinnatians for decades.  

A Cleveland Story

New book explores behind-the-scenes antics of the 30-year-old film ‘A Christmas Story’

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Around this time every year, one of our many annual holiday traditions entails saying things like, “the soft glow of electric sex.”  

Sharing Halloween's Roots with Children

The holiday's history runs deeper than just candy and creepy masks

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 23, 2013
The business of getting back to the roots of Halloween can be a fun, creative time for families to spend together, too. Here are a few ideas to get you going that don’t involve candy or store-bought plastic masks.
  

Super Simple No-Bake Halloween Party Food Ideas

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Some people will go all-out for Halloween-themed snacks and build monsters out of Jell-o or make cupcakes that look like black cats, but that takes a lot of effort and creativity. Here are some fast ideas to whip up some spooky snacks and cocktails that are pretty decent/thematic.
  

Easy-to-Make, Last-Minute DIY Halloween Costumes

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 23, 2013
The following are some really low-skill ideas for creating last-minute costumes besides the classic toilet paper mummy, white sheet ghost or tinfoil-wrapped burrito human.   

Halloween Happenings 2013

Tours, special events and freaky family-friendly fun

0 Comments · Monday, October 14, 2013
What to do this Halloween season.  

The Chambers of Horror (Preview)

0 Comments · Monday, October 14, 2013
Brutal, dark and immersive, the Chambers offers the brave a chance to explore one of the city's most surreal haunts. There are doors — hundreds of doors — some go nowhere and a few take your from  

The Dent Schoolhouse (Preview)

0 Comments · Monday, October 14, 2013
Spoiler alert: The janitor did it. And he will again. The fiendish schoolhouse mop-dancer returns to cover the floors of these hallowed halls with the blood of innocents. Plan to study the three   

The Dungeons of Delhi (Preview)

0 Comments · Monday, October 14, 2013
Probably the region's best charity haunt, the Dungeons serves up one horrifically familiar scene after another in a sendup of the horror movies and night terrors that make your nightmares what they a  

Heritage Village Museum Haunted Village (Preview)

0 Comments · Monday, October 14, 2013
Hamilton County Parks serves up this more eerie than scary event for all ages. There's a mild zombie chase on a hayride, a bonfire, trick-or-treating and activity stations for children and spooky gho  

Kings Island Halloween Haunt (Preview)

0 Comments · Monday, October 14, 2013
After darkness falls, evil rises. Kings Island's carnival of terror returns this season with the region's largest collection of ghouls. The main event is a collection of 11 haunted walk-through  

Land of Illusion (Preview)

0 Comments · Monday, October 14, 2013
There are five haunts in one at this haunted theme park: The Temple of Terror (think Indy and the Temple of Doom), Dr. Psycho's Haunted Estate (The Re-Animator), Killer Klowns, the Voodoo Bayou Shant  

Lewisburg Haunted Cave (Preview)

0 Comments · Monday, October 14, 2013
This historic, 80-foot-deep mine is now home to an hour-long maze of mayhem. You'll cross a real rickety footbridge in the dark as waterborne terrors grasp for your feet, explore the devil's maze an  

The Mayhem Mansion (Preview)

0 Comments · Monday, October 14, 2013
This alleged murder house is said to have been haunted since the Roaring '20s and provides plenty of opportunities for visitors to roar today. The off-kilter, boarded-up farmhouse vibe is brought to   

Mount Healthy Haunted Hall (Preview)

0 Comments · Monday, October 14, 2013
The Mount Healthy Haunted Hall is a super cool, old-school haunt that can take more than 40 minutes to explore. Handmade props and scenery and an enthusiastic cast make this a blast to the 1970s-past