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What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, December 14-16, 2018

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Looking for things to do in Columbus, Ohio this weekend? Here are over 90 family-friendly events happening in Columbus, and Central Ohio this weekend!

Family Friendly Events in Columbus Ohio This Weekend:

FRIDAY

9:00 AM – Family Gingerbread House Decorating at Young Chefs Academy of Gahanna – families can decorate a gingerbread house together! Everything you need will be provided in the cost. 

10:00 AM – Conservatory Aglow at Franklin Park Conservatory – visit the Conservatory while it’s decked out for the season! Enjoy special performances and activities and this year the event extends into the Children’s Garden!

10:00 AM – Santa Photos at Easton Town Center – get your family’s picture with Santa between 10:00 AM and 9:00 PM (with 2 break periods (see link)). Get a professional 5×7 for $5 or take a photo with your own camera. Reservations are available!

10:00 AM – The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical at Lincoln Theatre – join Columbus Children’s Theatre for this updated musical to find the true meaning of Christmas! 1 Act with no intermission. Recommended for all ages.

10:30 AM – Popsicle Stick Ornaments with FIT4MOM Dublin at Foundations Learning Academy – make an ornament for your tree with FIT4MOM Dublin. This is a free playgroup!

10:30 AM – Eat Well Be Well Help Kids at BIBIBOP Asian Grill – eat at any Columbus area BIBIBOP location and 10% of the proceeds will be donated to help kids fighting cancer at Nationwide Children’s Hospital!

11:00 AM – 12 Days of KidX: Sounds of the Season at Polaris Fashion Place – enjoy music from local choirs, dance and band groups!

12:00 PM – Visit with Santa at The Shops at Worthington Place – get your picture taken with Santa!

5:00 PM – Festive Fridays at Columbus Commons – Friday nights at Columbus Commons include free hot chocolate and carousel rides! There will also be live music! Share your pictures with #CCHolidayLights!

5:00 PM – Wildlights at the Columbus Zoo – Wildlights is included in your admission (or membership) to the Zoo and features special activities, amazing lights, light shows, Rudolph and friends in Asia Quest, Santa’s Holiday Home in the Battelle Ice Bear Outpost, Jingle Ball light display and much more!

5:00 PM – Flourish Family Fun Night at Flourish Chiropractic – enjoy cookie decorating, hot chocolate and a Christmas movie! this is a free event. RSVP through Facebook or calling.

5:30 PM – Dragon Lights Columbus – walk through an amazing display of Chinese lanterns and holiday light sculptures. Special cultural performances, food and shopping will also be available. Save money by purchasing your tickets online. 

5:30 PM – Butch Bando’s Fantasy of Lights at Alum Creek Campground – families can enjoy a 3 mile drive through holiday light show with over 140 LED light displays! $30/car on the weekends.

5:30 PM – Christmas Cardboard Drive In Movie at Prairie Township Community Center – the whole family can build a cardboard car and watch a Christmas movie. Register online.

6:00 PM – Holiday Carriage Rides at Easton Town Center – carriage rides are available every weekend through December 23 for $10/person. Children under 15 are free with a paying adult. Get on the carriage outside of Zara on Gramercy Street. Hours are Fridays and Saturdays from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM and Sundays from 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

6:00 PM – SuperGames Open Play! at SuperGames – purchase tickets the day of for this open play! First come, first served.

6:00 PM – Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides in Main Street Delaware, Inc. – free horse drawn carriage rides will be given around downtown Delaware.

6:30 PM – Kids Night Out! at Young Chefs Academy of Gahanna – drop your kids off for a hands on cooking experience! For ages 5 and up. 

6:30 PM – Friday! Parents Night Out at Picassos – drop your kids off for a night of making art! Ages 5 and up.

6:30 PM – Family Night Out at Goldfish Swim School – enjoy an open swim in 90 degree water at all Goldfish Swim School locations! Cost for non-members is $5/person or $15/family. First come first served!

7:00 PM – An Ohio Christmas Carol at Columbus Performing Arts Center – this performance is based on Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” and is performed by the Grandview Carriage Place Players. Tickets are $5 at the door.

7:00 PM – The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical at Lincoln Theatre – join Columbus Children’s Theatre for this updated musical to find the true meaning of Christmas! 1 Act with no intermission. Recommended for all ages.

7:30 PM – Go Tell It! at Grace Polaris Church – enjoy live retelling of the story of Christmas featuring live music and an orchestra! Reserved seating available.

7:30 PM – The Nutcracker at Ohio Theatre – enjoy a festive performance of this holiday classic with BalletMet. This is a two act performance with an intermission.

7:30 PM – The Polar Express Movie Weekends at COSI Columbus’ Dynamic Hands-On Science Center! – watch The Polar Express on the Giant Screen Theater and enjoy cookies, hot chocolate and other surprises! The Polar Express Live Science Show will start 30 minutes before each showtime.


Thank you to Goldfish Swim School for partnering with us!

Help Goldfish Swim School Provide Sweet Dreams & Stories December 1-21

This holiday season Goldfish Swim School is encouraging you to help provide Sweet Dreams & Stories for children throughout our community. This month Goldfish Swim School Dublin, Westerville and Lewis Center are partnering together to help provide pajamas and hard cover books to children who may not have access to a literacy rich environment at home.

From December 1 to 21 Goldfish Swim School is accepting donations for two deserving local organizations: Brightside Academy and Run The Race/Brian Muha Memorial Foundation serving at risk children on the near west side and inner-city Columbus.

If you are interested in donating, please bring one or both of the following items to Goldfish Swim School in Dublin, Westerville or Lewis Center.

  • A new pair of pajamas for children ages three months to 12 years
  • A hard cover or chapter book for children ages three months to 10 years

For more information about Goldfish Swim School, please call 614-407-3474 or visit https://dublin.goldfishswimschool.com  https://westerville.goldfishswimschool.comhttps://www.goldfishswimschool.com/lewis-center/


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SATURDAY

8:00 AM – 1 Year Anniversary! PARTY TIME! at Third Way Cafe – this full day of celebration includes Explorers Club Food Truck, holiday card making, 30% off all books, $1 of all drinks and more!

8:30 AM – Breakfast with Santa at Prairie Township Community Center – this event has two seatings, 8:30 AM and 10:00 AM and includes breakfast and visits with Santa! Register online.

9:00 AM – Family Gingerbread House Decorating at Young Chefs Academy of Gahanna – families can decorate a gingerbread house together! Everything you need will be provided in the cost. 

9:00 AM – Christmas In The Garden at Hoover Gardens & Gift Center – each weekend in December you can shop for a Christmas tree and other gifts while enjoying cookies and hot chocolate. There will also be ornament painting!

9:00 AM – Visit with Santa at Ohio Herb Education Center – visit with Santa, write a letter to Santa, make and take gifts in Mrs. Claus’ parlor. $5/craft or photo.

9:30 AM – The Polar Express Movie Weekends at COSI Columbus’ Dynamic Hands-On Science Center! – watch The Polar Express on the Giant Screen Theater and enjoy cookies, hot chocolate and other surprises! The Polar Express Live Science Show will start 30 minutes before each showtime.

9:30 AM – Saturday Studio Art: Holiday Card Making at Art with Anna – kids ages 4 and up can make holiday cards! Register online.

10:00 AM – Storytime at Grange Insurance Audubon Center – enjoy a nature themed story time for preschoolers!

10:00 AM – Conservatory Aglow at Franklin Park Conservatory – visit the Conservatory while it’s decked out for the season! Enjoy special performances and activities and this year the event extends into the Children’s Garden!

10:00 AM – WALK IN Wood Slice Ornaments at AR Workshop Grove City – walk in between 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM to decorate wood slice ornaments. $5 each! All ages welcome!

10:00 AM – Sensitive Santa at We Rock the Spectrum – Columbus – this sensory friendly time includes open play, cookie decorating, ornament making and 1 on 1 time with Santa. $20 for the first child, $35 max. Register in advance.

10:00 AM – All Aboard for Railroad Fun at Sandel Legacy Trail – this is a monthly model railroad open house where you can watch trains and meet model railroaders. This is a free event.

10:00 AM – Santa Photos at Easton Town Center – get your family’s picture with Santa between 10:00 AM and 9:00 PM (with 2 break periods (see link)). Get a professional 5×7 for $5 or take a photo with your own camera. Reservations are available!

10:00 AM – The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical at Lincoln Theatre – join Columbus Children’s Theatre for this updated musical to find the true meaning of Christmas! 1 Act with no intermission. Recommended for all ages.

10:00 AM – PBJ & Jazz: Songs of the Season with Dave Powers and Friends at Lincoln Theatre – this event features a kid-friendly jazz concert plus a PB&J sandwich, juice and a cookie for the kids. $5 per person $20 max per family.

11:00 AM – 12 Days of KidX: Sounds of the Season at Polaris Fashion Place – enjoy music from local choirs, dance and band groups!

11:00 AM – All Natural Cookie Decorating at Stratford Ecological Center – learn to decorate cookies with all natural ingredients! $35/pair Register online. For kids 8 and up.

12:00 PM – Merry on Main: Skating Rink Grand Opening at Partners Park – this “iceless” skating rink will be open through January 1, 2019! The grand opening event includes a visit with Santa, a giant snow globe, special performances, carriage rides and more!

12:00 PM – Scarlet and Gray Meet with Ohio State Women’s Gymnastics – enjoy a free gymnastics meet with a meet and greet afterwards. Parking is free, too!

12:00 PM – Meet and Greet Santa at Gordon Food Service of Dublin – meet and greet Santa this weekend only!

12:00 PM – Visit with Santa at The Shops at Worthington Place – get your picture taken with Santa!

1:00 PM – Holiday Weekend at Sticky Fingers Ice Cream Parlor – this celebration includes hot chocolate floats and unique holiday flavors! 

1:00 PM – Family Fun Day in Uptown Westerville – enjoy family friendly events throughout Uptown Westerville.

1:00 PM – The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical at Lincoln Theatre – join Columbus Children’s Theatre for this updated musical to find the true meaning of Christmas! 1 Act with no intermission. Recommended for all ages.

1:00 PM – Santa House at Strand Theatre – visit with Santa and take your own picture!

2:00 PM – The Nutcracker at Ohio Theatre – enjoy a festive performance of this holiday classic with BalletMet. This is a two act performance with an intermission.

2:00 PM – Cute Christmas T-Shirts at Michaels Stores – buy a T-shirt and Michaels will provide all of the supplies needed to decorate it!

2:30 PM – Go Tell It! at Grace Polaris Church – enjoy live retelling of the story of Christmas featuring live music and an orchestra! Reserved seating available.

3:30 PM – The Polar Express Movie Weekends at COSI Columbus’ Dynamic Hands-On Science Center! – watch The Polar Express on the Giant Screen Theater and enjoy cookies, hot chocolate and other surprises! The Polar Express Live Science Show will start 30 minutes before each showtime.

3:30 PM – The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical at Lincoln Theatre – join Columbus Children’s Theatre for this updated musical to find the true meaning of Christmas! 1 Act with no intermission. Recommended for all ages.

5:00 PM – Complimentary Holiday Photos at Easton Town Center – get a complimentary professional photo at the Central Park Fountain.

5:00 PM – Wildlights at the Columbus Zoo – Wildlights is included in your admission (or membership) to the Zoo and features special activities, amazing lights, light shows, Rudolph and friends in Asia Quest, Santa’s Holiday Home in the Battelle Ice Bear Outpost, Jingle Ball light display and much more!

5:30 PM – Dickens of a Christmas at Ohio Village – enjoy a 19th century holiday celebration in the spirit of Charles Dickens. There will be characters from A Christmas Carol, Santa Claus, holiday crafts, carolers, and more!

5:30 PM – The Nutcracker at Ohio Theatre – enjoy a festive performance of this holiday classic with BalletMet. This is a two act performance with an intermission.

5:30 PM – Butch Bando’s Fantasy of Lights at Alum Creek Campground – families can enjoy a 3 mile drive through holiday light show with over 140 LED light displays! $30/car on the weekends.

5:30 PM – Dragon Lights Columbus – walk through amazing Chinese light sculptures and interactive light displays, enjoy cultural performances, food and shopping.

6:00 PM – Holiday Carriage Rides at Easton Town Center – carriage rides are available every weekend through December 23 for $10/person. Children under 15 are free with a paying adult. Get on the carriage outside of Zara on Gramercy Street. Hours are Fridays and Saturdays from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM and Sundays from 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

6:00 PM – Cookies with Santa! at Coffee Connections of Hilliard, LLC – decorate a cookie and visit with Santa! $1.50/cookie.

7:00 PM – An Ohio Christmas Carol at Columbus Performing Arts Center – this performance is based on Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” and is performed by the Grandview Carriage Place Players. Tickets are $5 at the door.

7:30 PM – Go Tell It! at Grace Polaris Church – enjoy live retelling of the story of Christmas featuring live music and an orchestra! Reserved seating available.

7:30 PM – The Nutcracker at Ohio Theatre – enjoy a festive performance of this holiday classic with BalletMet. This is a two act performance with an intermission.

SUNDAY

9:00 AM – Family Gingerbread House Decorating at Young Chefs Academy of Gahanna – families can decorate a gingerbread house together! Everything you need will be provided in the cost. 

9:30 AM – The Polar Express Movie Weekends at COSI Columbus’ Dynamic Hands-On Science Center! – watch The Polar Express on the Giant Screen Theater and enjoy cookies, hot chocolate and other surprises! The Polar Express Live Science Show will start 30 minutes before each showtime.

10:00 AM – Conservatory Aglow at Franklin Park Conservatory – visit the Conservatory while it’s decked out for the season! Enjoy special performances and activities and this year the event extends into the Children’s Garden!

10:00 AM – Christmas In The Garden at Hoover Gardens & Gift Center – each weekend in December you can shop for a Christmas tree and other gifts while enjoying cookies and hot chocolate. There will also be ornament painting!

11:00 AM – Santa Photos at Easton Town Center – get your family’s picture with Santa between 10:00 AM and 9:00 PM (with 2 break periods (see link)). Get a professional 5×7 for $5 or take a photo with your own camera. Reservations are available!

11:00 AM – Sunday Family Funday at The Draft Room – this event includes free crafts for the kids and drink specials for the adults! Broke Johnny Food Truck will be on site as well!

12:00 PM – Dickens of a Christmas at Ohio Village – enjoy a 19th century holiday celebration in the spirit of Charles Dickens. There will be characters from A Christmas Carol, Santa Claus, holiday crafts, carolers, and more!

12:00 PM – 1 Year Anniversary Party at We Rock the Spectrum – Columbus – celebrate 1 year with We Rock The Spectrum with food, crafts, face painting and open play! $12/child.

12:00 PM – The Nutcracker at Ohio Theatre – enjoy a festive performance of this holiday classic with BalletMet. This is a two act performance with an intermission.

12:00 PM – Meet and Greet Santa at Gordon Food Service of Dublin – meet and greet Santa this weekend only!

12:00 PM – Visit with Santa at The Shops at Worthington Place – get your picture taken with Santa!

12:00 PM – Santa Stops At Rocket Fizz To Celebrate 4 Years! at Rocket Fizz Columbus, OH – celebrate Rocket Fizz’s 4th birthday with Birthday Cake Soda and Birthday Cake Taffy – AND a visit from Santa!

12:30 PM – Mrs. Claus and her Frozen Friends Princess Camp – meet Mrs. Claus and her Frozen Friends at this event that includes singing, dancing, stories, crafts, dress up and a surprise guest! Purchase tickets online.

1:00 PM – Holiday Weekend at Sticky Fingers Ice Cream Parlor – this celebration includes hot chocolate floats and unique holiday flavors! 

1:00 PM – The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical at Lincoln Theatre – join Columbus Children’s Theatre for this updated musical to find the true meaning of Christmas! 1 Act with no intermission. Recommended for all ages.

2:00 PM – An Ohio Christmas Carol at Columbus Performing Arts Center – this performance is based on Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” and is performed by the Grandview Carriage Place Players. Tickets are $5 at the door.

2:00 PM – A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage at Palace Theatre – watch a live adaptation of A Charlie Brown Christmas on the stage at Palace Theatre! Featuring your favorite Peanuts characters and the classic Vince Guaraldi score.

2:30 PM – Go Tell It! at Grace Polaris Church – enjoy live retelling of the story of Christmas featuring live music and an orchestra! Reserved seating available.

3:00 PM – Holiday Carriage Rides at Easton Town Center – carriage rides are available every weekend through December 23 for $10/person. Children under 15 are free with a paying adult. Get on the carriage outside of Zara on Gramercy Street. Hours are Fridays and Saturdays from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM and Sundays from 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

3:30 PM – The Polar Express Movie Weekends at COSI Columbus’ Dynamic Hands-On Science Center! – watch The Polar Express on the Giant Screen Theater and enjoy cookies, hot chocolate and other surprises! The Polar Express Live Science Show will start 30 minutes before each showtime.

3:30 PM – The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical at Lincoln Theatre – join Columbus Children’s Theatre for this updated musical to find the true meaning of Christmas! 1 Act with no intermission. Recommended for all ages.

5:00 PM – Wildlights at the Columbus Zoo – Wildlights is included in your admission (or membership) to the Zoo and features special activities, amazing lights, light shows, Rudolph and friends in Asia Quest, Santa’s Holiday Home in the Battelle Ice Bear Outpost, Jingle Ball light display and much more!

5:00 PM – A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage at Palace Theatre  – watch a live adaptation of A Charlie Brown Christmas on the stage at Palace Theatre! Featuring your favorite Peanuts characters and the classic Vince Guaraldi score. 

5:30 PM – Dragon Lights Columbus – walk through amazing Chinese light sculptures and interactive light displays, enjoy cultural performances, food and shopping.

5:30 PM – The Nutcracker at Ohio Theatre – enjoy a festive performance of this holiday classic with BalletMet. This is a two act performance with an intermission.

5:30 PM – Butch Bando’s Fantasy of Lights at Alum Creek Campground – families can enjoy a 3 mile drive through holiday light show with over 140 LED light displays! $30/car on the weekends.


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What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, November 9-11, 2018

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Looking for things to do in Columbus, Ohio this weekend? Here are over 30 family-friendly events happening in Columbus, and Central Ohio this weekend!

Family Friendly Events in Columbus Ohio This Weekend:

FRIDAY

10:30 AM – Our Village Playdate: DIY Dancing Ribbon Ring Teethers with FIT4MOM Upper Arlington – this is a free playdate with FIT4MOM Upper Arlington! Make a dancing ribbon ring to promote physical play and exercise! (Doubles as a teether for the littlest kids!)

3:15 PM- Make & Take Snowflake Ornament at Grandview Heights Public Library – drop in between 3:15 PM and 5:00 PM to make a snowflake ornament! No registration required.

6:00 PM – SuperGames Open Play! at SuperGames – open play at SuperGames is offered on a first come, first served basis and is $10 per child. Don’t forget socks!

6:00 PM – Franklinton Fridays in Franklinton – Franklinton Fridays include open houses at local businesses like 400 Market and Columbus Idea Foundry, food truck, special demonstrations displays by local artists!

7:00 PM – Christmas Extravaganza! A Pop Up Shop in Pickerington at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish – shop for kids’ clothing, baby gear, holiday decor, toys and more at this holiday pop up shop! Check link for a discount on advanced tickets for Friday night. Santa makes an appearance on saturday and Sunday.

SATURDAY

9:00 AM – Grove City Band Arts and Crafts Bazaar at Grove City High School – shop this huge craft market benefitting the Grove City Band including over 175 vendors! Children under 12 get in free.

9:00 AM – HOMAGE Game Days at HOMAGE Easton Town Center and HOMAGE Short North – enjoy free donuts from Buckeye Donuts, coffee and special deals on Saturday mornings for each Buckeye game this season!

9:30 AM – Squats & Tots Saturday Classes! at piccadilly – work out WITH your kids at this fun class for parents and caregivers of crawlers to preschoolers that uses games and activities to exercise together!

9:30 AM – Bulk Honey Sale at Stratford Ecological Center – bring your own container to fill with fresh honey. 2 Quarts per person limit. Expected to sell out quickly!

10:00 AM – Christmas Extravaganza! A Pop Up Shop in Pickerington at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish – shop for kids’ clothing, baby gear, holiday decor, toys and more at this holiday pop up shop! Check link for a discount on advanced tickets for Friday night. Santa makes an appearance on saturday and Sunday.

10:00 AM – Storytime at Grange Insurance Audubon Center – enjoy a nature focused story time for preschoolers! Don’t miss the fun indoor play area!

10:00 AM – PBJ & Jazz with Safety Squad at Lincoln Theater – the PBJ & Jazz concert includes a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, juice and cookie for the kids plus a family-friendly jazz concert! Cost is $5/person or $20/family. This month’s jazz group is Safety Squad.

10:00 PM – 2018 Ohio Made Holiday Market at Hollywood Casino Columbus – shop for holiday gifts at this huge craft market with over 80 handmade vendors! Kids are welcome, but you must enter through the Event Center entrance. Check the link for Early Access info!

10:30 AM – November Grown-Up & Me Art: Tractors on the Farm! at Art with Anna – make tractor art at Art with Anna! Geared towards kids 3 and up with an adult. $15/couple. $5 for an additional artist.

12:00 PM – Story time with Belle! at Barnes and Noble Pickerington Ohio – join Belle for a Thanksgiving story at Barnes & Noble.

12:00 PM – OSU v Michigan State at Ten Pin Alley – reserve a Lane for the Game, enjoy discounted Laser tag and more!

2:00 PM – DIY Christmas Ornaments at Michaels Stores – buy an ornament and Michaels Stores will provide the decorations!

2:00 PM – Second Saturdays at CML Hilliard Library – make an art project with at the Hilliard Arts Council’s pop up studio!

3:00 PM – Tinker Lab at Grove City Library – kids in grades 2-5 can use problem solving to create unordinary things out of ordinary objects!

5:00 PM – Santa’s Arrival at Cabela’s – this event includes a free craft, magical tree lighting, free cookies and hot chocolate, giveaways and the unveiling of Santa’s Wonderland. Plus Santa will be giving away gift cards every half hour and you can get a free photo with Santa from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

SUNDAY

10:00 AM – November Baby + Art: Foxes in the Fall! at Art with Anna – kids ages 6 months to 3 years old can get messy making art! This month’s theme is Foxes in the Fall. $10/family.

10:00 AM – Holiday Open House at Cute As A Button – this holiday open house includes special discounts, product demos, and lots of holiday gift ideas!

10:00 AM – Grove City Band Arts and Crafts Bazaar at Grove City High School – shop this huge craft market benefitting the Grove City Band including over 175 vendors! Children under 12 get in free.

12:00 PM – 2nd Sundays at Ohio Wildlife Center – Second Sunday includes the opportunity to visit with the resident animals, an animal enrichment activity and more! $5/person over 5.

12:00 PM – Armistice Day 100: Remembering the End of the Great War at Ohio Statehouse Museum Education Center – commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War I. There will be family friendly activities, actors, and a Bells of Peace program. This is a free event.

12:00 PM – Kids Paint Free Day! at Clay Cafe Clintonville – painting fee is waved for kids this Sunday!

1:00 PM – Storytime at Book Loft of German Village – join local author Renee Casteel Cook for a reading of her new children’s book Meet Maddie about a fashionable monkey named Miss Maddie!

1:00 PM – Christmas Extravaganza! A Pop Up Shop in Pickerington at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish – shop for kids’ clothing, baby gear, holiday decor, toys and more at this holiday pop up shop! Check link for a discount on advanced tickets for Friday night. Santa makes an appearance on saturday and Sunday.

1:00 PM – Family Fun Day at The Escape Room USA – Get $3 Off on Sunday Bookings through November 25th! See the link for the discount code and book online.

1:00 PM – Sundays at Jubilee – this is a FREE family art experience that includes a make and share art project and a visit from the Artmobile. Recommended for age 5-14 accompanied by an adult. There will also be live music by Eric Clemens.

1:00 PM – Annual Holiday Kickoff Parade at Polaris Fashion Place – welcome Santa with the Worthington Kilbourne High School Marching band and other holiday characters!

2:00 PM – Thanksgiving Platter at Picassos – the whole family can work together to create a Thanksgiving serving platter, table cards and thankful notes for guests! $35/family.

2:00 PM – Melted Snowman Jar at Michaels Stores – buy the jar and Michaels Stores will provide the supplies to decorate a melted snowman!

3:30 PM – November Family Paint: Birch Tree Forest at Art with Anna – the whole family can create a group of paintings to hang together or separately. This month’s theme is Birch Tree Forest.


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What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, November 2-4, 2018

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Looking for things to do in Columbus, Ohio this weekend? Here are over 40 family-friendly events happening in Columbus, and Central Ohio this weekend!

Family Friendly Events in Columbus Ohio This Weekend:

FRIDAY

10:00 AM – Model Railroad Days at COSI Columbus’ Dynamic Hands-On Science Center! – visit COSI to see model railroad displays, meet the model railroaders that construct them and play with trains!

10:00 AM – Forest Fridays at Sunbury Urban Farm – kids ages 2-5 are invited for a 30 minute nature activity and free play time in the woods! $5 donation. No registration required.

10:00 AM – Customer Appreciation Weekend at Shirley’s Gourmet Popcorn – this weekend there will be special promotions, giveaways and more! Bring your tin in for a refill and get a free small bag of any flavor!

11:00 AM – 2018 Uptown Marysville Holiday Open House – shops in Uptown Marysville will have specials and snacks to kick off the holiday season!

3:00 PM – Jurassic Quest at I-X Center – take a road trip to Cleveland for all kinds of dinosaur fun! There are rides, movies, science stations, crafts, face painting, a dinosaur exhibit and more!

5:30 PM – Pizza & Pajamas: Racecars at COSI Columbus’ Dynamic Hands-On Science Center! – this program is for ages 2-5 and includes pizza, open exploration at COSI featuring the new Hot Wheels: Race to Win exhibit and a dance party! You must register in advance.

7:30 PM – High Water Drifters – Live at Ten Pin Alley – live music this Friday night at Ten Pin Alley features High Water Drifters!

8:00 PM – Disney’s Aladdin at Ohio Theatre – see the story of Disney’s Aladdin performed at Ohio Theatre!


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Holiday Sip ‘n’ Shop

When: Saturday: Nov. 3, 2018, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Where: Combustion Brewery Loft 80 W. Church St. Pickerington, OH 43147

Register at: http://combustionsipshop.eventbrite.com 

Shop for everyone on your “nice list” as you browse some of the best local businesses, boutiques and makers while sipping Combustion Brewery’s finest brews or wines. Head downstairs to the Taproom afterwards where there’s even more fun (and food!) on tap! It’s a kid-friendly brewery, so bring the kiddos! Bring a canned good (or $3 donation) for the Mid-Ohio Foodbank for free entry, swag bag and complimentary gift wrapping.

Brought to you by Combustion Brewery and Cbus Chic, an online lifestyle publication for women in Central Ohio.


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SATURDAY

9:00 AM – GRAND RE-OPENING at Mrs. Goodman’s Baking Co. – celebrate the Grand Re-Opening of Mrs. Goodman’s Baking Co. with free samples, giveaways, face painting and door prizes!

9:00 AM – HOMAGE Gamedays

 at HOMAGE Easton Town Center and HOMAGE Short North – enjoy free donuts from Buckeye Donuts, coffee and special deals on Saturday mornings for each Buckeye game this season!

9:00 AM – Buckeye Book Fair at Fisher Auditorium – take a trip to Wooster for the Buckeye Book Fair held at the OSU ATI Campus. This event features the opportunity to meet and greet Ohio authors, buy their books and have them signed. There will be speakers, and activities for kids including crafts, draw alongs, hands-on science activities, book readings and more!

9:00 AM – Jurassic Quest at I-X Center – take a road trip to Cleveland for all kinds of dinosaur fun! There are rides, movies, science stations, crafts, face painting, a dinosaur exhibit and more!

9:30 AM – $5 Saturday at piccadilly – Open play from 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM is just $5/kid on Saturdays!

10:00 AM – Holiday Sip ‘n’ Shop at Combustion Brewery & Taproom – browse some of the best local businesses, boutiques and makers while sipping Combustion Brewery’s finest brews or wines. Head downstairs to the Taproom afterwards where there’s even more fun (and food!) on tap! It’s a kid-friendly brewery, so kids are welcome! Bring a canned good (or $3 donation) for the Mid-Ohio Foodbank for free entry, swag bag and complimentary gift wrapping.

10:00 AM – 2018 Uptown Marysville Holiday Open House – shops in Uptown Marysville will have specials and snacks to kick off the holiday season!

10:00 AM – Nature Playdates at Sunbury Urban Farm – this activity is for kids ages 5-8 and includes a 30 minute nature activity and free play in the woods! $5 donation. Registration not required.

10:00 AM – Customer Appreciation Weekend at Shirley’s Gourmet Popcorn – this weekend there will be special promotions, giveaways and more! Bring your tin in for a refill and get a free small bag of any flavor!

10:00 AM – Model Railroad Days at COSI Columbus’ Dynamic Hands-On Science Center! – visit COSI to see model railroad displays, meet the model railroaders that construct them and play with trains!

11:00 AM – Celebrate Día de los Muertos / Day of the Dead! at Gateway Film Center – this celebration includes a family celebration including face painting, free taco vouchers, a screening of the movie Coco, a Dia de los Muertos procession, an exhibit an more!

11:00 AM – Holiday Open House at Never Grow Up Boutique – visit Never Grow Up Boutique for their Holiday Open House featuring specials on toys, snacks and more!

1:00 PM – Decorate a Mini Tree at Michaels Stores – decorate a mini Christmas tree – you buy the tree and Michaels will supply the decorations. No registration required.

1:00 PM – Wolves and Bison at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park – learn about prairie habitats, wolves and bison!

2:00 PM – Native Animals in Urdu / Hindi at Homestead Metro Park – learn about our native animals at the Nature Center at Homestead Metro Park. This will be in English, Urdu and Hindi.

2:00 PM – Disney’s Aladdin at Ohio Theatre – see the story of Disney’s Aladdin performed at Ohio Theatre!

4:00 PM – Random Fandom: Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts – at Hilliard Library, CML – this event is for teens ages 12-17 and includes a celebration of Gryffindors and Slytherins!

6:00 PM – Hilltop Art Hop at 3060 ARTWORKS – the Hilltop Art Hop features live music, art, holiday shopping, snacks and more!

7:00 PM – Artisan Ballet Company Presents, “Cinderella” at Northland Performing Arts Center – watch a performance of Cinderella by local actors and dancers!

8:00 PM – Disney’s Aladdin at Ohio Theatre – see the story of Disney’s Aladdin performed at Ohio Theatre!

SUNDAY

9:00 AM – Jurassic Quest at I-X Center – take a road trip to Cleveland for all kinds of dinosaur fun! There are rides, movies, science stations, crafts, face painting, a dinosaur exhibit and more!

10:00 AM – Model Railroad Days at COSI Columbus’ Dynamic Hands-On Science Center! – visit COSI to see model railroad displays, meet the model railroaders that construct them and play with trains!

10:00 AM – Customer Appreciation Weekend at Shirley’s Gourmet Popcorn – this weekend there will be special promotions, giveaways and more! Bring your tin in for a refill and get a free small bag of any flavor!

11:00 AM – Princess Brunch at Skate Zone 71 – meet Princess Poppy and other princess characters, take part in a breakfast buffet and skate from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Reservations recommended.

12:00 PM – Kid Paint Free Day! at Clay Cafe Clintonville – painting fee is waved for kids this Sunday!

1:00 PM – The Great Pumpkin Drop in Marysville – watch pumpkins get dropped from a 100 foot ladder truck! There will also be tours of the fire station, fire trucks, bounce houses and treats!

1:00 PM – Hop-O-Ween Bash & Fall Festival at DogTap Columbus – this event includes live music, face painting, a pumpkin carving competition, costume contests, plus a showing of the movie Rudy.

1:00 PM – Family Fun Day at The Escape Room USA – Get $3 Off on Sunday Bookings through November 25th! See the link for the discount code and book online.

1:00 PM – Centennial Cycle at Sunny 95 Park – register by Friday at noon for this bike ride through Upper Arlington, beginning and ending at Amelita Mirolo Barn! There will be rest stops along the way with drinks and snacks, food at the finish line and live music by Agent 99.

1:00 PM – Disney’s Aladdin at Ohio Theatre – see the story of Disney’s Aladdin performed at Ohio Theatre!

2:00 PM – Artisan Ballet Company Presents, “Cinderella” at Northland Performing Arts Center – watch a performance of Cinderella by local actors and dancers!

3:00 PM – Christmas Doodle Slime at Michaels Stores – all supplies are included for this holiday slime class! Recommended for ages 3 and up. First come, first served.

6:30 PM – Disney’s Aladdin at Ohio Theatre – see the story of Disney’s Aladdin performed at Ohio Theatre!


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*Please be aware,  information is gathered from multiple community sources.  Times, dates and locations are subject to change. There may be a fee to participate in a featured activity.  Please call ahead or check links to confirm activities.  Enjoy what you do today!*

 

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