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Living in Cincinnati you do have a lot of access to things the entire family can enjoy both in the city and in the surrounding areas. So instead of taking a vacation this year, why not try a staycation instead. There's plenty to do and you can save a lot of money while relaxing and having fun at the same time! And a staycation doesn't mean you are bound to just Cincinnati. There are a lot of great places to see and things to do within a short distance. Short enough for a day trip or an overnight trip. When planning your staycation, use this site as a resource for finding things to do as well as saving money with discounts and coupons for many of the attractions and activities available in the area.

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2014 PNC Festival of Lights Promotional Code

2014 December 16
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Take a stroll through the Cincinnati Zoo and enjoy the holiday season with the PNC Festival of Lights. This annual event is one of the most popular events around. The entire zoo is lit up with thousands of twinkling lights and displays. In addition to seeing the animals at night the Cincinnati Zoo also features many other exciting holiday activities including the new Wild Lights Show on Swan Lake, S’mores-N-More, Madcap Black-Light Puppet Show, a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus (through 12/23), strolling entertainment, themed areas, a ride on the North Polar Express Train Ride, Fairyland, Holiday Post Office, and more. The PNC Festival of Lights event runs through January 3rd. You’ll need a special admission ticket for it though, which can be purchased either online or at the gate. Hours are from 5 pm to 9 pm from Sunday through Thursday and is open an hour later on the weekends.

Get $1.50 Off Each Ticket for the PNC Festival of Lights at the Cincinnati Zoo

If you buy your tickets online then be sure to check for promotional codes. You should notice a promo code button on the left hand side of the checkout page. Just click that and enter your coupon there. You should then see your discount appear in the ticket total. A lot of area businesses and organizations give out promo codes to use on your purchase. As an example, if you are a member of the Cincinnati Eye Institute just enter CEI into the promo code box to get $1 off your ticket. Cincinnati State offers a promo code as well. Just enter CINCISTATE to receive your special discount. Finally, group discounts are available for groups of 15 or more people. You just need to make your reservations well in advance in order to get the group discount rate.

Planning another visit? Be sure to check out the Cincinnati Zoo coupons to make sure that you get the absolute most savings possible on your admission to the Cincinnati Zoo.


Pearl Jam & Rage Against the Machine Tribute Bands: Ten With RATM2

at Bogart's, Cincinnati
OFFER DATES:
Fri, January 30
FULL PRICE: $12.00
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $6.00

Blast back to the '90s with a double dose of tribute bands to Pearl Jam and Rage Against the Machine performing at Cincinnati's Bogart's. Voted World's Greatest Tribute Band by viewers of AXS TV, Ten ... [more+]

Blast back to the '90s with a double dose of tribute bands to Pearl Jam and Rage Against the Machine performing at Cincinnati's Bogart's. Voted World's Greatest Tribute Band by viewers of AXS TV, Ten will crank out Pearl Jam hits like "Alive," "Jeremy" and "Even Flow." Ten has performed more than 550 shows over the 10-plus years they've toured the U.S. and beyond together. Expect RATM2 to bust into "Killing in the Name" and "Bulls on Parade" in homage to Rage Against the Machine. [less-]

A Cheating Husband and A Serious Illness in Compelling Drama "The Other Place"

at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati, Cincinnati
OFFER DATES:
Sun, February 01
FULL PRICE: $44.00
OFFER PRICE: $20.00

Juliana Smithton is an accomplished scientist and pharmaceuticals pitchwoman and a dominating personality who's always in command, but recently her life has become unhinged. Her husband is leaving her... [more+]

Juliana Smithton is an accomplished scientist and pharmaceuticals pitchwoman and a dominating personality who's always in command, but recently her life has become unhinged. Her husband is leaving her, her daughter has eloped with a much older man and she begins to question her own good health. In the regional premiere of Sharr White's troubling and unexpectedly humorous play, nothing is as it seems -- and piece by piece, a mystery unfolds and the truth about Juliana boils to the surface. [less-]

Le Salon Cabaret Brings France's Wittiest, Sexiest Music to Cincinnati

at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati, Cincinnati
OFFER DATES:
Mon, February 02
Mon, February 09
FULL PRICE: $25.00
OFFER PRICE: $12.50

Light-hearted, witty and at times scandalous, this program spotlights the thrilling and seductive music of the Belle Époque. Along with a collection of French cabaret art songs, the evening includes ... [more+]

Light-hearted, witty and at times scandalous, this program spotlights the thrilling and seductive music of the Belle Époque. Along with a collection of French cabaret art songs, the evening includes a performance of "Le bal masque" from Francis Poulenc, the enormously gifted French composer who composed everything from surrealist operas to some of the 20th century's most moving liturgical music. The talented and always adventurous concert:nova musicians will also perform selections from Erik Satie, the avant-garde composer and satirist who brought innovation and playfulness to his compositions, foreshadowing movements like minimalism and Theatre of the Absurd. It all adds up to a great evening of darkly humorous, sexy and fun music. [less-]

Powerful Civil Rights Thriller "In the Heat of the Night"

at Monmouth Theatre, Newport
OFFER DATES:
Fri, February 13
Sat, February 14
FULL PRICE: $19.00
OFFER PRICE: $9.50

Based on the incendiary novel that spawned an Oscar-winning film of the same name, "In the Heat of the Night" is a detective thriller set during the Civil Rights Movement. Falcon Theater's riveting ad... [more+]

Based on the incendiary novel that spawned an Oscar-winning film of the same name, "In the Heat of the Night" is a detective thriller set during the Civil Rights Movement. Falcon Theater's riveting adaptation brings this drama to a new audience, channeling the year 1965, when the country was fraught with sit-ins, tear gas, marches and assassinations. When a successful black detective from L.A. gets tangled up in a homicide investigation in Alabama, he learns how bad race relations in the Deep South still are. 50 years later our nation continues to fight the plague of prejudice and the time is right to revisit this powerful story that helped shape an entire generation. [less-]

"Stanton's Garage": A Roadside Romp With Snafus and Laughs

at North College Hill City Center, Cincinnati
OFFER DATES:
Fri, February 20
Sat, February 21
Sun, February 22
+ 5 more dates
Fri, February 20
Sat, February 21
Sun, February 22
Fri, February 27
Sat, February 28
Thu, March 05
Fri, March 06
Sat, March 07
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FULL PRICE: $15.00
OFFER PRICE: $7.50

If your car has ever broken down in the middle of nowhere, Joan Ackermann's comedy "Stanton's Garage" is sure to rev your engine. Two cars -- both en route to a wedding -- await repairs in a ramshackl... [more+]

If your car has ever broken down in the middle of nowhere, Joan Ackermann's comedy "Stanton's Garage" is sure to rev your engine. Two cars -- both en route to a wedding -- await repairs in a ramshackle garage miles from anywhere. One car belongs to Ron, the ex-husband of the bride-to-be. The other, a broken-down Volvo, belongs to the wedding piano player (who also happens to be engaged to the best man). Throw in an impetuous teenage girl, an amorous store gofer and an inept mechanic who's never even seen a Volvo before and you have one screwball comedy of errors. Dee Dunn directs this Center Stage Players production at Cincinnati's North College Hill City Center. [less-]

Dave Matthews Band Tribute Trippin Billies

at Bogart's, Cincinnati
OFFER DATES:
Sat, February 21
FULL PRICE: $12.00
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $6.00

Some bands can pull-off the "sound" of Dave Matthews Band, but only one can replicate the sound "and" the experience of one of DMB's legendary live performances: Trippin Billies. Perhaps the most succ... [more+]

Some bands can pull-off the "sound" of Dave Matthews Band, but only one can replicate the sound "and" the experience of one of DMB's legendary live performances: Trippin Billies. Perhaps the most successful DMB tribute band ever, Trippin Billies has been touring the U.S. for almost 20 years. The band is comprised of some of Chicago's best musicians, whose high-energy performance have made them sell-outs in midsize venues across the country. Relive the hits from one of the most popular rock bands of the '90s and '00s with songs like "What Would You Say," "Ants Marching," "Crash Into Me" and more, when the Trippin Billies play Bogart's live. [less-]

Pink Droyd: Tribute Act Lights Up Dark Side of Moon

at Bogart's, Cincinnati
OFFER DATES:
Sat, February 28
FULL PRICE: $12.00
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $6.00

As any die-hard Floydian will tell you, listening to Pink Floyd is not the same as "experiencing" Pink Floyd, preferably live in concert with the fog billowing and the lasers flashing. Since the band ... [more+]

As any die-hard Floydian will tell you, listening to Pink Floyd is not the same as "experiencing" Pink Floyd, preferably live in concert with the fog billowing and the lasers flashing. Since the band has long since stopped touring, the best way to get this authentic multi-sensory experience is with Pink Droyd, a tribute act that recreates the look, feel and sound of the original with awesome fidelity. A "super tribute" composed of veterans of other Pink Floyd cover bands, Pink Droyd astounds audiences with stunning renditions of both Floyd's biggest hits and beloved obscure tracks. Even better, dazzling musical precision is also accompanied by stunning visuals, including a robotic light and laser show, and digital video effects (such as the traditional circular video screen). [less-]

"Legally Blonde JR." -- Upbeat Musical Filled With Fun & Romance

at Mason Middle School, Mason
OFFER DATES:
Sat, March 21
FULL PRICE: $12.00
OFFER PRICE: $6.00

Sure to have you thinking pink, the bright and bubbly "Legally Blonde JR." brings all the fun and excitement of the Tony Award-nominated musical "Legally Blonde" to the stage -- but with the younger s... [more+]

Sure to have you thinking pink, the bright and bubbly "Legally Blonde JR." brings all the fun and excitement of the Tony Award-nominated musical "Legally Blonde" to the stage -- but with the younger set in mind. Author-approved and custom-tailored for younger actors and family audiences, this song-and-dance sensation from Acting Up features a cast of more than 70 performers (ranging in age from 7 to 18 years old) and follows the adventures of Elle Woods, a sweet and seemingly not-so-bright student, as she tries to win back her boyfriend. An upbeat story of self-discovery filled with family-friendly comedy, romance and catchy tunes, this delightful musical makes its way to the stage of Mason Middle School. [less-]

"Dial M for Murder" -- See the Classic Thriller on Stage

at Sharonville Fine Arts Center, Sharonville
FULL PRICE: $12.00
OFFER PRICE: SOLD OUT

Though it's best known as a film by Alfred Hitchcock, "Dial M for Murder" was first a successful stage play written by another English master of suspense: Frederick Knott ("Wait Until Dark"). In this ... [more+]

Though it's best known as a film by Alfred Hitchcock, "Dial M for Murder" was first a successful stage play written by another English master of suspense: Frederick Knott ("Wait Until Dark"). In this Tri-County Players production of the classic thriller, Tony Wendice plans to murder his unfortunate wife to claim her fortune for himself. He arranges for the perfect crime -- but things don't quite go according to plan. His wife survives and the contract killer hired to do her in ends up dead. This timeless masterpiece of construction and plotting weaves a tangled web of clues and red herrings, back-stabbings and blackmail that will keep you hooked from start to finish. [less-]