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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*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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