The Boar’s Head and Yule Log Festival

Since 1939, we have been mounting the annual Boar’s Head and Yule Log Festival the weekend following Christmas. Adults and children from across the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio and from elsewhere in the community join us to serve in the cast and crew. We consider our presentation of the Boar’s Head to be a Christmas gift to the people of Cincinnati. Our cathedral is always packed for this festive occasion.


Additional information:


2018 Performance Schedule: Our 79th performance!

Saturday, December 29, 2018, 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 30,  2018, 2:30 & 5:00 p.m.


The Boar’s Head Art Exhibit: The Triumph of Good Over Evil
December 22, 2018 – January 6, 2019
Delight in the beautiful portrayals of all things Boar’s Head.



Tickets Request Form for Cathedral and Diocesan House Members and Non-Profit Groups

Tickets distribution for members of the general public will occur
on the morning of Saturday, December 8. The doors open at 8:00 am, with ticket distribution at 8:30 am. Availability of tickets during the public distribution is on a first-come, first-served basis, so we suggest that you arrive early. Due to the limited number of tickets available, we are only able to distribute two tickets to each person age 18 and older. Distributed tickets will indicate the row, not the specific seat, which we have reserved for you and your party. All attendees must have a ticket, including children who walk. For additional information, our ticketing hotline can be reached at 513.621.BOAR (513.621.2627).


Parking is available on the street and at the following locations:
1) Great American Parking Garage: Entrance is across from the cathedral on Fourth Street between Broadway and Sycamore Streets.
2) PNC Bank Garage: Entrance is between East Fourth Street and East Fifth Street on Main Street.
3) P&G Garage: Entrance on East Sixth Street between Broadway and Sycamore Streets.


On the cathedral’s East Fourth Street entrance is a wheelchair entrance with automatic opener at sidewalk level. All doors on Sycamore Street are also accessible with no step. On the main level are two sets of restrooms with easy access.


Make a donation.