Connie Bergstein Dow Book Signing at Blue Marble Books Village Pop-Up

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Another great children's author is signing books this Saturday! Connie Bergstein Dow will be at Blue Marble Books at Village on the Levee this Saturday from 3:00 - 5:00 PM. Connie is known for combining physical development and learning all in one! Hop, spin, stomp and jump your way through the alphabet! Call the store to reserve a copy or place a prepaid order.

Blue Marble Books: 859-781-0602

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation Fan Event

Thursday, December 5, 2019

At select locations, on Thursday, December 5 at 7:00 p.m. (local time) fans can be among the first to see National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation back in theatres for it’s 30th Anniversary and receive an AMC exclusive gift of an ornament to hang on your tree. National Lampoon’s Clark Griswold, the well-intentioned, walking disaster who has dragged his family through the horrors of traveling in two previous National Lampoon Vacation films, has decided to stay home for the holidays-and the neighborhood will never be the same.

Purchase tickets here.

Will Hillenbrand Book Signing at Blue Marble Books Village Pop-Up

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Will Hillenbrand, Cincinnati author and illustrator of over 50 books, will be signing at the Blue Marble Books Pop Up at The Village on the Levee from 4:30-5:30 pm. Many of Will's books will be available purchase, including his newest book, Santa's Story. Call the store to reserve a copy or place a prepaid order.

Blue Marble Books: 859-781-0602

Santa's House on the Levee

Friday, November 29 to Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Santa's House on the Levee is an award-winning, immersive, RFID-powered holiday experience which takes place in Santa and Mrs. Claus' beautiful and modern home located inside The Gallery Building—complete with a red-carpet arrival, sounds of a crackling fire, evergreen trim, Christmas décor and trees with stacks of wrapped presents, postal bags of letters, maps of the world highlighting Christmas Eve travel routes and coat racks of elf hats and jackets—all creating a unique, all-senses experience for big and little kids alike. Bookcases of toys from years’ past help remind all generations of their favorite holiday memories.

Reserve time with Santa here.

The Village on the Levee Black Friday Market

Friday, November 29, 2019

Are you looking for a personalized gift for the Holidays? We're celebrating the opening of The Village on the Levee by adding a neighboring market filled with artisans, craft makers and more! Find this neighboring market for one day only this Friday from 12-8 PM in the Barnes & Noble space! Vendors include Stitch & Glo, Golden Grace Boutique, K&K Home Goods, Pugalicious Treats, The Wraperie, Queen Bee Ceramics, Mean Beard Co., Copperhead Vinyl Creations, Bittersweet Designs, Your CBD Store, Decades Rock N Pop Shop, and Glam Chixx Makeup and Beauty Bar.

Join our event page here.

Scuba Santa 2019

Friday, November 29 to December 31, 2019


Celebrate a Cincinnati holiday tradition with Scuba Santa at Newport Aquarium! It’s a Water Wonderland full of playful penguins, colorful holiday lights, and a flurry of magical bubbles.

See Scuba Santa swim underwater with a tank full of sharks and tell him what you want for Christmas. Meet cheerful elves straight from the North Pole and join in the fun as Scuba Santa fills the Theater with bubbles. His magical bubbles will float and fall all around you and every time a bubble pops, a wish will come true for someone throughout the world.

Purchase Tickets.

Prior Events

Light Up the Levee 2019

Saturday, November 23, 2019


Join us for our 11th Annual Light Up the Levee Tree Lighting Celebration as we officially kick off the holiday season! This magical evening begins with Santa's grand helicopter arrival followed by family activities, the season’s first snowfall, the lighting of our 50-foot tree with 1.4 million lights, and more surprises. Cap off the night with an afterparty filled with food, beverage and live music from the Clyde Brown Band.

Events details and more magical announcements coming soon!

Join the event page here.

5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Children’s Activities: face painting, balloon animals, coloring, cookie decorating and photo opportunities with Elsa & Anna from Frozen2 and Star Wars’ Storm Trooper

Gallery Building


5:30 PM – 10:00 PM

The Village on the Levee Shops Open


Gallery Building


5:30pm – 10:00 PM

Food Truck Row: Sweet & Meats BBQ (BBQ & soul food), Hungry Brothers (pitas & loaded fries) and Funnel Vision (funnel cakes)


Third Street Valet Circle


5:30 PM

Tree-side Musical Performances by UC Vocaholics


Central Plaza


5:55 PM

Santa Claus’ Helicopter lands at The Levee


Riverboat Row by Newport Aquarium


6:00 PM

Beechwood Independent Schools Marching Band performs & parades Santa & Mrs. Claus to their House on the Levee—and then on to the Grand Christmas Tree


Aquarium Plaza to Gallery Building to Central Plaza


6:30 PM

Tree-side Events with Light Up the Levee emcee, FOX19’s Frank Marzullo


6:33 PM

Tree-side Ballet Performances by Rebekah Degnan


Central Plaza


6:40 PM

Newport Mayor Jerry Peluso & NAP Chief Investment Officer Tim Perry remarks


Central Plaza


6:48 PM

First Snowfall from Levee Rooftops


Central Plaza


6:54 PM

Tree-side Musical Performance by Southern Gateway Chorus


Central Plaza


7:00 PM

Grand Illumination | Tree Lighting


Central Plaza


7:01 PM

Fireworks Show


Central Plaza


7:05 PM

Tree-side Musical Performance by Southern Gateway Chorus


Central Plaza


7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Light Up the Levee After Party, featuring music by The Clyde Brown Band and cocktails by Rotolo


Gallery Building

The Wizard of Oz 80th Anniversary

Tuesday, October 25-30, 2019


A special 80th anniversary event is coming to AMC Newport on the Levee. In this classic musical fantasy, Judy Garland stars as Dorothy Gale, a young Kansas farm girl who dreams of a land "somewhere over the rainbow." Dorothy's dream comes true when she, her dog, Toto, and her family's house are transported by a tornado to a bright and magical world unlike anything she has seen before. Unfortunately, she makes a mortal enemy of a wicked witch when the house falls on the hag's sister. Now, befriended by a scarecrow without a brain, a tin man with no heart and a cowardly lion--and protected by a pair of enchanted ruby slippers--Dorothy sets off along a yellow brick road for the Emerald City to beseech the all-powerful Wizard of Oz for his help to return home.

Purchase tickets here.

Location: AMC Theatres Newport



Tuesday, October 22, 2019


Tickets are officially on sale for Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker. AMC Theatres have opened advance ticket sales for the iconic conclusion of the Skywalker saga. Viewing options include 3D, IMAX, IMAX 3D, Dolby Cinema and Digital. Showings begin Friday, December 20th. Those who act quickly will have the opportunity to attend an early screening + fan event at 5:00 pm on Thursday, December 19th.

Purchase tickets here.

Location: AMC Theatres Newport


Monday, October 14 and Wednesday 16, 2019

Newport is becoming more bike-friendly! On October 12th, ConnectNKY will be installing temporary bike lanes along Saratoga Street, 5th Street, and 6th Street for use through October 20th. Not only will you be able to more easily access the Levee, but you will be able to visit our neighboring restaurants and establishments as well! In celebration of these temporary bike lanes, we invite you to ride your bike down the Levee for a complimentary yoga class held by The Yoga Bar outside in Saratoga Plaza on 10/14 and 10/16 at 10:00 AM, and hope you will stay to enjoy coffee, movie or lunch with us afterwards. See you on the road!

Full details here.

Location: Saratoga Plaza between Aqua on the Levee and the Gallery Building


Saturday, October 5, 2019

The Kentucky Edge Bourbon Festival is almost here and we want you to enjoy the festivities with us at Newport on the Levee!

Events will take place on Saturday, October 5th, and will feature complimentary (with registration) bourbon classes hosted by Pinhook Bourbon, a special complimentary (with registration) movie screening of the documentary, "Straight Up: Kentucky Bourbon", and a cocktail/tasting hour outside on the plaza with drinks available for purchase.

Spread the word, bring a friend and enjoy this fun weekend event at the Levee. We hope to see you there!

Full details here.

Location: AMC Theater & Plaza Welcome Center


Saturday, August 24, 2019

HOT DIGGITY! Dogs are taking over the Levee. These pups (and kittens) need their forever homes and we know you need a new best friend, so we’re partnering with PetSmart to bring you an adoption and play day!


Whether you are looking for a new pal or an activity to do with the furry friends you already have, come out and see us! We'll have complimentary, professional family photos for you and your fur-babies and much more. Walks across the Purple People Bridge, special treats, beer from Braxton Brewing Company, corn hole, giant jenga, and joy galore! 

Full details here.

Location: Purple People Bridge Approach


Thursday, May 23 - Thursday, September 5, 2019

We are once again hosting our summer concert series, this year with an exciting new partner! Summer Music on the Levee presented by Braxton Brewing Company will take place every Thursday evening from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM beginning May 23rd and wrapping up September 5th.


Beer from Braxton’s creative geniuses will be available for purchase at each concert as well as VIVE, Cincinnati's first local hard seltzer, crafted by Braxton Brewing Company! The Newport Aquarium will also be providing wine and some nautical-themed specialty cocktails for purchase.


As always, admission is free to the public and all are welcome! So put on your dancing shoes and come join us for some live tunes, good vibrations, and a guaranteed great time.

Full details here.

Location: Aquarium Plaza