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Official Hotel of Christkindlmarkt

about cincinnati christkindlmarkt

Adjacent to the Moerlein Lager House on the Schmidlapp Event Lawn and Stage in Smale Riverfront Park will be an all ages German-American Cincinnati Christkindlmarkt.

The holiday themed Christmas festival with feature food, beverage, merchandise, holiday lights, choral and musical entertainment, with a European, yet Cincinnati Holiday theme.

parking & directions

PARKING AT MOERLEIN LAGER HOUSE FOR THE CHRISTKINDLMARKT

Central Riverfront Garage Parking with the best entrance into the Moerlein Lager House is just west of the facility on Mehring Way. Numerous entrances are available into this garage including, Second Street by Main, Joe Nuxhall Way, and Race, please follow the signs to the Event Lawn.

Take the Event Lawn elevator or stairs right at the Moerlein Lager House. Price is $3 for the first hour, $6 for two hours, $8 for three hours, and a maximum of $12 for a 24 hour period, except during Reds, Bengals, and other events where special pricing applies.

Cincinnati Public Landing just East of the Moerlein Lager House located at 435 East Mehring Way. Parking is conditional – weather permitting at this location and no overnight parking allowed.

Off- street metered parking is available throughout the Banks development and downtown, just north of second street. 

The Cincinnati Streetcar has a stop on 2nd Street within walking distance of the Moerlein Lager House and Christkindlmarkt. There are numerous areas to park both off street, surface lots, and parking garages along the streetcar line.

From I-75 South

Follow on 75 S to use second lane from the left lane to continue on Exits 1A-1B and follow signs for Second St/Downtown/Riverfront. Keep right to continue on Exit 1A, follow signs for Second St/Downtown/Riverfront. Turn right onto Elm St. Turn left onto Mehring Way/Ohio Scenic Byway. Turn left on Joe Nuxhall Way. The Moerlein Lager House will be on your right.

From I-71 South

Take 71 S to Exit 1B for Third St toward Covington. Continue onto E 3rd St. Use second from the left lane to turn left onto Walnut St. Use second from the left lane to turn left onto Second St East. Turn right onto Joe Nuxhall Way. Destination is on your right.

From I-71/I-75 North

Take I-71 entering Ohio. Keep right at the fork to continue on I-71N, follow signs for Columbus/US-50 E. Take the Second St. exit. Stay on Second St. until you turn right onto Elm St. (.2 miles). Turn left onto W Mehring Way/Ohio River Scenic Byway. Turn left onto Joe Nuxhall Way. The Moerlein Lager House will be on your right.

From I-471

Follow 471 North into Ohio. Take exit 6A for Third St. Keep left, follow signs for Third St. Use the right two lanes to take the Third St exit toward Downtown/Riverfront. Turn left onto Broadway. Turn left on E Pete Rose Way. Turn right onto E Mehring Way/Ohio River Scenic Byway. Turn right onto Joe Nuxhall Way. The Moerlein Lager House will be on your right.

From Columbia Parkway (U.S. 50)

Westbound: Take the exit for Third Street/Downtown/Riverfront. left on Walnut Street and proceed south one block to Second St. Take a left on Second St. continue one block to Joe Nuxhall Way. Take a right onto Joe Nuxhall Way; the Moerlein Lager House will be on your right.

Eastbound: Take the Fifth Street exit. Go straight (east) on Fifth St five blocks to Fifth and Walnut. Take a right onto Walnut and continue south three blocks to Second St. Take a left onto Second then a right onto Joe Nuxhall Way (one block). The Moerlein Lager House will be on your right.