38th Annual Golden Glow Convention: Christmas in the Queen City

Cincinnati, Ohio August 22-25, 2018 at the Millennium Hotel Cincinnati

Join us this August for “Christmas in the Queen City” as we travel to Cincinnati, Ohio for the 38th Annual Golden Glow of Christmas Past Convention!

The “Register” link above for online registration is now live!

If you’re attending for the first time, plan to come early to join in the fun! Although the official dates of the convention are Wednesday-Saturday, August 22- 25, MANY members arrive the weekend before. Members begin arriving as early as the Friday before, with most members arriving Sunday. Members arrive earlier to socialize and of course to go Room Hopping (buying from members who sell from their hotel rooms).

Who Can Register for a Glow Convention

You must be a paid member of the Golden Glow of Christmas Past to register for our conventions. Any person with a current membership to The Golden Glow of Christmas Past may attend one of our annual conventions. Members may bring one guest. Glow memberships are considered “family memberships” which means any family members living at the same address assigned to the membership are also considered Glow members. Paid members can access the mail-in Convention Registration Form by signing into their Glow member account on this website. Paid members will also be able to register for the convention online, here, beginning at noon (EST) February 8, 2018.

The “Learn More/Register” link above to use the online registration system will be live after 12 PM February 8, 2018 (EST).

Click on the links below for more convention info!

Convention Schedule

“Room Hopping” to buy vintage Christmas

Things to Do in and Around the Area:

Map of Restaurants in Downtown Cincinnati

Area Antique Shopping

Area Points of Interest

Map of Cincinnati Points of Interest

Pre-Convention Activities:

Pre-Convention Excursions and Tours

Glow Convention Vintage Christmas Sales Room

Pre-Convention Workshops

Pre-Convention Workshop Schedule


Dinner and a Movie PILLOW TALK

Dinner and a Movie WHITE XMAS

Convention Activities:

Decorated Tree Contest

Glow Convention Banquet After Dinner Entertainment

Join the Golden Glow Chorale!

Christmas Cookie Contest

White Christmas Exhibit


Info about the Holly Luncheon (SOLD OUT)


Special Dietary Menus

Stunning Museum Room Displays!

Convention Display Participation Forms:

Blow Mold Display Form

Tree Display Policies

Tree Room Display Form

Museum Room Display Form

Seller Information

Sales Room Policy Form for Sellers

Sales Room Information FAQ

Museum Room Display at the Glow Convention

Convention Center Info:

Map of the Convention Center

Loading/Unloading at the Convention Center

Hotel Information:

Hotel Reservation Info with link

Load In, Load Out of the HOTEL

Oversized Vehicle Parking Options


Shipping to the Hotel

Charity Event – The Glow Giving Tree

Special Event Pieces for Sale

Cancellation Policy



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