Newport on the Levee Provides a Full Season of Holiday Cheer!

Newport, KY – November 1, 2016 – Newport on the Levee (NOTL) will kick-off the holiday season with the Light Up the Levee Grand Illumination on Tuesday, November 22nd from 6:00 p.m. – 8 p.m. The official tree lighting ceremony will be emceed by Frank Marzullo and broadcast live on FOX19 at approximately 6:50 p.m.

The event will feature the sights and sounds of the season with jazzy holiday music from the Chris Comer Trio; Dickens Carolers; an ice sculpting demonstration by Artic Diamond; vendor booths with festive treats; and an appearance by Jolly Ole’ St. Nick himself.

All of this leads to 1.4 million sparkling lights being turned on to illuminate the Levee’s
50-foot tree!

Once the Levee is illuminated, visitors will be captivated by a glittering holiday light show unlike any other in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area; the vibrant lights will artistically dance in synchronization to some timeless holiday songs. There is even the possibility of snow showers!

The holiday excitement doesn’t end there!

Santa will make a special return visit to the Levee on December 17 when he hosts his very own breakfast catered by Brio Tuscan Grille from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Kids of all ages can register to secure a spot for Breakfast with Santa. The morning will include story time, arts & crafts, games and a special gift for each child. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online at:


Every Friday and Saturday at Newport on the Levee will feature delightful holiday entertainment. A schedule of activities is available on the Levee website at

About Newport on the Levee
Newport on the Levee (NOTL) is a multi-level urban retail entertainment center located strategically across from downtown Cincinnati on the south bank of the Ohio River in Newport, Kentucky. Drawing approximately 3 million people per year, NOTL is the most popular attraction in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area – supported by research performed by Northern Kentucky University’s marketing department. The Levee features a variety of entertainment options such as the 20-screen AMC Theater, the award-winning Newport Aquarium, Axis Alley boutique bowling lounge, and GameWorks; several national and regional restaurant brands such as Brio Tuscan Grille, Mitchell’s Fish Market and Brothers Bar & Grill; creative class office tenants i-wireless, Intrinzic, Constellation Brands and the David J. Joseph Company, along with several specialty shops, carts and kiosks.

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Newport on the Levee welcomes requests from media representatives for media information or photo opportunities. For media inquiries, please contact Newport on the Levee’s Marketing Department at (859) 815-1387.

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