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December 2021

Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
  • Trim the Tree with MABA
  • Civic Association general meeting
  • Reindog Parade - registration
  • Reindog Parade
  • Beautification Association meeting
  • Planning and Development meeting

 Mt Adams Traditions

Trim the Tree (MABA Event)

First Saturday in December: Saturday, December 5, 2020
Meet at the Monk Statue at 9:30am

Volunteers decorate the Monk for the season, especially surrounding him with lit Christmas Trees.

If weather is unfavorable, check the MACA google calendar (at the top of this page) or the Mt Adams Community facebook page for updates

Reindog Parade

Saturday, December 11, 2021

Dog Registration: 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm at The Monastery, 1055 St. Paul Place
There is no fee to register. Parade viewing starts at 2:00 and lasts until the last Holiday Dog finishes the route!

This unique parade, sponsored by The Mt. Adams Business Guild, has been a Mt. Adams tradition for over 20 years. The procession through the streets of Mt. Adams will be led by Santa himself, flanked by our Grand Marshall.

Every year we have a group of celebrity and sponsor judges that help us choose the best costumed dogs for prizes. Costume categories have historically been Small Dogs (under 25 lbs), Large Dogs (25 lbs and over), Dog/Owner Look-A-Like, and Multiple Dogs (3 or more dogs). Be creative – we’re looking for fun, unique, and festive costumes for each category!

Food and vendors will be available before the parade, so come on down and join the party ahead of time!


Egg Nog Jog

3rd Saturday in December: Saturday, December 18, 2021 at 10:00AM

This scenic and challenging course begins at Jerome and St. Gregory and winds through Mt. Adams and Eden Park offering spectacular views of the city.

Once again, Longworth’s will host. Rain (Snow) or Shine! A portion of the proceeds go to a local food pantry.



Sunday, December 19, 2021: 6:00pm

Mt. Adams comes aglow with the soft light of thousands of luminaries for this Event organized by the Mt. Adams Beautification Association. We can all use a little brightness this Holiday season! In a year of being socially distanced… let’s come together as a community and 🔥Make the Night Bright🔥!!

Join us…with masks…at the Monk Statue for the Santa parade at 6:00pm then support our Mt Adams businesses and stroll the Hill as it shines bright!

Luminary Kits are purchased through street captains, or at Bow Tie Café. Proceeds from the event will be used by the Beautification Association to purchase planting materials and other supplies needed to keep our business district and other neighborhood gardens looking their best.

Sunday, February 14, 2021

After Holy Cross Church was closed on March 15, 1970, combining parishes with Immaculata, HC parishioners “slipped in, put Paddy in a pickup truck and whisked him under cover of darkness to Immaculata.” The Local St. Patrick’s Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians “played off the original theft and began the annual tradition of ‘stealing’ the statue.”

Every February, after a mass said to honor the deceased men and women Hibernians, a St. Patrick statue is slowly paraded around the Hill in a pickup truck, accompanied by pipes and drums. The Hibernians follow along.

St Patrick’s Day

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

The Irish and near-Irish flock to Crowley’s, Cincinnati’s oldest Irish Pub, to celebrate the holiday.

Visit their facebook page for current information about opening hours and drink specials.


Friday, April 15, 2022

“At 12:01 A.M. each year on Good Friday in Cincinnati, Ohio, something extraordinary happens. People begin to gather at the base of the steps leading up to Holy Cross-Immaculata Church in Mt. Adams, preparing to take part in the tradition known locally as ‘Praying the Steps.'”
Susan Hines-Brigger, St. Anthony Messenger

Easter Craft Party

Saturday, April 23, 2022: 11:30 pm (weekend after Easter)

Location: Holy Cross – Immaculata Parish Center
30 Guido St

Neighbors are hosting multiple crafts and activities for children of all ages.

Please RSVP number of children and ages to


Blessing of the Fleet

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 6pm

(Usual) Location: Hill Street Garden, the site of MAYC’s cleat. Contact MAYC for a link to the virtual event.

Reverend Croskery delivers a wonderful blessing! Check their facebook page for more MAYC Events!

Sunset Garden Stroll

Next event: Tuesday June 14, 2022

Summer event hosted by the Mt Adams Beautification Association.

Tickets are sold for a tour of local gardens in the Mt Adams neighborhood.

Light drinks and bites are served; musicians entertain.

Holy Cross-Immaculata Festival

Friday, August 6 and Saturday, August 7, 2021:
5:00 pm – midnight

We will be so happy to again celebrate with HCI after thier Virtual Festival in 2020. The annual summer tradition in Mt. Adams will feature in 2021:

  • Big prizes from the MAJOR RAFFLE
  • Entertainment form Boo Radley on Friday night, and the return of Haymarket Riot on Saturday night.
  • Delicious food from the grill and the pizza booth! American, German, and Italian classics are all in the works for the entire weekend!
  • The fun you’ve come to expect from carnival games, (a tentative indoor casino,) and the unique silent auction


Sunday, September 5, 2021 (Sunday before Labor Day)

On both sides of the river, nearly a half-million people view the choreographed Rozzi’s Fireworks show while listening to the soundtrack on WEBN (102.7 FM) starting just after 9pm and lasting for about 30 minutes.

In Mt Adams, locals host deck parties, Holy Cross Immaculata hosts a potluck dinner, and visitors set up camp at one of the many vistas on the Hill.

Annual Italian Dinner

Sunday, October TBD 5-7:30pm
Location: Pilgrim Chapel
Spaghetti & Meatballs, Salad, Bread and dessert/ coffee. Libations & soft drinks available for additional donations. Entertainment by Mark Rasmussen. Adults $10 / Kids $5.
“We hope to see you at our community ‘Chapel On The Hill!’”

Clean-up the Hill

Fall: Saturday, October 2, 2021
Spring: Saturday April 9, 2022

Meet at Bow Tie from 9:30-10:00 to fuel up on coffee and breakfast pastries, to sign up* for a street or zone, and to RSVP for lunch. *Volunteers may also email Dave Zimmerman to sign up for a street.

A major Hill-wide event held each Spring in anticipation of the thousands of visitors who observe Good Friday by “praying the steps” at Holy Cross Immaculata Church , and again each Fall in anticipation of the Reindog Parade and Luminaria.

Afterward, neighbors gather for a free celebratory brunch (location to be announced at sign-up), and prizes for unique trash finds are awarded by MABA.

National Night Out

Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 6:00  (rescheduled from the usual August for 2021)
This year’s neighborhood event will be held at El Barril Mexican Sports Bar and Grill

National Night Out is an annual event that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live.

Mt Adams Civic Association hosts this party, serving tasty donations from local restaurants, with music provided by the Business Guild. Our designated police and fire personnel always visit, taking the opportunity to meet Mt Adams residents.

Art on the Hill

Next event: Saturday, October 9, 2021
from 1:00 – 6:00

A showcase of local artists along the streets of historic Mt Adams. FOOD, DRINK, MUSIC and RAFFLE! Hosted by the Mt Adams Business Guild and Upper Eden

Interested in showing? Contact Linda Loschiavo at Upper Eden

Saturday, October 31, 2020,
5:00 pm

Trick-or-Treaters gather at Bow Tie to compare costumes and candy collection strategies. A variety of games and activities will get everyone in the … spirit. Refreshments provided by MACA.

Prizes for costumes in multiple categories (thanks to Tohi Spa) are awarded at Monk Fountain at 5:55. Families then disperse at 6:00, usually descending first upon businesses along St Gregory and Pavilion. (City of Cincinnati trick-or-treating runs from 6-8:00pm.)

Neighbors reconvene afterward at Bow Tie: more games, more refreshments, and a few spooky stories (or tales from trick-or-treating).