What Should We Do This Weekend? January 5-7, 2018

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1. Ohio Chinese Lantern Festival at the Ohio State Fair Fairgrounds

When: Now through Sunday, January 7, 2018
Time: 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Location: 717 E. 17th Ave. Columbus, OH 43211
Phone: 888-484-2698

Walk through a display of incredible light sculptures, enjoy cultural performances and eat Chinese and traditional fair food. This is the last weekend for this event! See more details here.

2. Winter Warm Up! at Grange Insurance Audubon Center

When: Friday, January 5, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: 505 W. Whittier St., Columbus, OH 43215
Phone:614-545-5475

There will be stories, sing-alongs, scavenger hunt, crafts and movies during normal business hours at this free event! Read 9 Things to do with Your Kids at Scioto Audubon!

3. Winter Break: Mini-Art-Camp! at Art With Anna

When: Friday, January 5, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: 420 N, Cassady Ave., Bexley, OH 43209
Phone: 614-252-1881

Kids ages Kindergarten and up can make a winter-themed art project to take home at this winter-break camp! Kids will need to pack a lunch. Register online.

4. First Friday FREE-ze Fest in Downtown Delaware

When: Friday, January 5, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: 20 E. Winter St., Delaware, OH 43015
Phone: 740-362-6050

First Friday in Downtown Delaware will include crafts, shows, entertainment and samples and they’re all FREE!

5. Family Pajama Jam Skate at Skate Zone 71

When: Friday, January 5, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Location: 4900 Evanswood Dr., Columbus, OH 43229
Phone: 614-846-5626

Wear your pajamas to this Family Skate and  receive $2.00 admission!

6. APA Junior Ensemble Showcase at Columbus Children’s Theatre

When: Friday, January 5, 2017
Time: 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: 512 N. Park St., Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-224-6672

The Junior Ensemble of the Advanced Performance Academy will perform songs and scenes! Tickets are $10 and reservations via telephone are recommended.

7. Block Calendar Kid’s Workshop at Home Depot

When: Saturday, January 6, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: your local Home Depot

Kids can make and decorate a wooden block calendar for 2018! Attendees will receive a certificate, apron and commemorative pin.

8. Saturday Studio Art at Art With Anna

When: Saturday, January 6, 2017
Time: 9:30 AM – 10:45 AM
Location: 420 N, Cassady Ave., Bexley, OH 43209
Phone: 614-252-1881

Kids ages 4 and up can come and make a fun art project! $20/artist. Register online.

9. Peppa Pig PARTY at PARTY Like It’s Your Birthday

When: Saturday, January 6, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: 7227 N. High St., Worthington, OH 43085
Phone: 614-468-1159

This party will have Peppa Pig themed snacks, crafts and activities! Kids will also receive a special gift! Tickets can be purchased online.

10. Daniel Tiger & Elmo Meet & Greet: Kids Fun Skate at Skate Zone 71

When: Saturday, January 6, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: 4900 Evanswood Dr., Columbus, OH 43229
Phone: 614-846-5626

Skate with Daniel Tiger and Elmo! Recommended for ages 2-8. Skate Mates, which help younger children, are available for $5.

11. Ready For Kindergarten Family Story Time at Columbus Metropolitan Library, Main Library

When: Saturday, January 6, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: 96 S. Grant Ave., Columbus, Oh 43215
Phone: 614-645-2275

This story time is perfect for kids ages 2-6 and will include stories, songs and other activities that encourage early literacy skills! Read 10 Things to be Excited About at New Main Library!

12. You & Me Seal & Pup Poms at Pat Catans

When: Saturday, January 6, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 159 S. Sandusky St., Delaware, OH 43015
Phone: 740-362-8119

At this free event kids can make a seal pup and adults can make a parent seal! All materials are provided. Also happening on Sunday!

13. Family Movie and Popcorn at Upper Arlington Public Library, Main Library

When: Saturday, January 6, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: 2800 Tremont Rd, Upper Arlington, OH 43221
Phone: 614-486-9621

Watch a movie and enjoy free popcorn and snacks! Free tickets will be available in the Youth Department 20 minutes before the movie starts. Movies are rated G or PG.

14. Winter Wings Trivia Walk at Deer Haven Park

When: Sunday, January 7, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: 4183 Liberty Rd., Delaware, Ohio 43015
Phone: 740-362-0283

Take a self-guided hike while answering questions on a nature trivia sheet. Turn in your answer sheet to receive a prize!

15. Bison: Behind the Scenes at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park

When: Sunday, January 7, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Location: 1415 Darby Creek Dr., Galloway, OH 43119
Phone: 614-370-6254

Meet at the Nature Center to see how the staff at the Metro Park tend to the bison! Read 2 Great Metro Park Nature Centers for Columbus Kids!

16. Natural Play Area Scavenger Hunt at Three Creeks Metro Park

When: Sunday, January 7, 2017
Time: 1:30 PM
Location: 3860 Bixby Rd., Groveport, OH 43125
Phone: 614-508-8111

Take a scavenger hunt in the forest and play in the Natural Play Area!


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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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