1. Walk and Roll at Blacklick Woods Metro Park

When: Friday, November 10, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: 6975 E. Livingston Ave., Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: 614-508-8111

This 1.5 mile walk is designed for strollers in mind! Meet at the nature center (which is a pretty cool place for kids)!

2. Drop In Music Class at Coffee Connections of Hilliard, LLC

When: Friday, November 10, 2017
Time: 9:30 AM – 10:50 AM
Location: 4004 Main St., Hilliard, OH 43026
Phone: 614-868-0107

Drop in to this music class with WeJoySing for $5/child ($3/sibling) to sing, play and learn about music!

3. Junk Bash: Holiday Boutique at Ohio Expo Center & State Fair

When: Friday & Saturday, November 10 & 11, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM both days
Location: Cardinal Hall, 717 E. 17th Ave., Columbus, OH 43211

This vintage boutique show features shopping, DIY supplies, a bloody mary bar and more! Tickets are $8 and children 14 and under are free.

4. Think Outside the Brick at Columbus Museum of Art

When: Friday, November 10, 2017 – March 2, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: 480 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-221-6801

Think Outside The Brick, a huge LEGO display, opens at CMA this weekend! This is one of our favorite Holiday Traditions! This year there will also be LEGO holiday decorations throughout the atrium! See our visit in 2016 here.

5. Open House on Franklinton Friday at Columbus Idea Foundry

When: Friday, November 10, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: 421 W. State St, Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-653-8068

On Franklinton Fridays, local businesses stay open late for exploring! At Columbus Idea Foundry you can tour their space, enjoy make and takes and meet the artists!

6. Grove City High School Fall Band Bazaar at Grove City High School

When: Saturday & Sunday, November 11 & 12, 2017
Time: Sat: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Sun: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: 4665 Hoover Rd., Grove City, OH 43123

The Bazaar offers vendors, crafts, home goods, food, clothing and more for your holiday shopping needs!

7. Saturday Morning Cartoons at Gateway Film Center

When: Saturday, November 11, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: 1550 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43201
Phone: 614-247-4433

Watch Saturday Morning Cartoons on the big screen! $5 admission includes a bowl of cereal and milk! Wear your PJ’s!

8. Breakfast, Books and Your Farm at 4th Street Farms

When: Saturday, November 11, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: 1377 N. 4th St, Columbus, OH 43201
Phone: 614-506-7040

Enjoy a story and plant some seeds at the farm!

9. Fall Fest at Vertical Adventures

When: Saturday, November 11, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: 6513 Kingsmill Ct, Columbus, OH 43229
Phone: 614-888-8393

This fall festival includes face painting, pumpkin chunking, s’more making and more!

10. Ohio Made Holiday Market at Hollywood Casino Columbus

When: Saturday, November 11, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: 200 Georgesville Rd., Columbus, OH 43228

This holiday market features 100 vendors selling Ohio-Made products and is free to enter! Children are welcome, but make sure you enter through the “All Ages Entrance”!

11. Neighborhood Toy Store Day at Naturally Curious Kids

When: Saturday, November 11, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 13 E. College Ave., Westerville, OH 43081
Phone: 614-568-8590

Celebrate your neighborhood toy store with a holiday open house including cookies, raffles, Santa letters and 15% off your purchase!

12. Craftin’ Outlaws – Holiday Showdown at Greater Columbus Convention Center

When: Saturday & Sunday, November 11 & 12, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: 400 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43215

This alternative craft fair includes tons of local artists. Bring a donation of diapers to be registered in a raffle for prizes! Kids can shop from donated crafts at the Craft Crawl open at 2:00 each day. Items will be priced from $5-$10. There will also be make and take opportunities!

13. The Sketchy Show at Mug & Brush Barber Shop

When: Saturday, November 11, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: 153 N. High St., Gahanna, OH 43230
Phone: 614-414-6544

A local dad and artist, Jeff Stelle, drew on his son’s snack bag every day and his son saved each bag. Now it’s an art collection on display at Mug & Brush Barber Shop. I’ve seen them and they’re amazing! Saturday night you can attend the opening show! “You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll snack.” And you might get some Blank Slate Coffee!

14. 2nd Westside Community Baby Shower at Mount Carmel College of Nursing

When: Sunday, November 12, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 127 S. Davis Ave., Columbus, OH 43222

Bottoms-Up Coffee Co-Op is hosting the 2nd Westside Community Baby Shower open to Westsiders who are pregnant or have a baby under 3 months old. There will be prizes, giveaways, free diapers and more! RSVP on Facebook.

15. Nature Crafts at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park

When: Sunday, November 12, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: 1415 Darby Creek Dr., Galloway, OH 43119
Phone: 614-508-8111

Make crafts with materials found in nature! This event is free and open to all ages!

16. Annual Holiday Kickoff Parade at Polaris Fashion Place

When: Sunday, November 12, 2017
Time: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Location: 1500 Polaris Pkwy, Columbus, OH 43240
Phone: 614-846-1500

This holiday parade welcomes Santa and features the Worthington Kilbourne High School Band and other holiday characters!

17. Family Adventures Tour at Columbus Museum of Art

When: Sunday, November 12, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: 480 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-221-6801

Sundays are free at CMA and you can take a fun, family-friendly tour at 2:00 PM! The tour is also free!


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ICYMI: 10 of our Favorite Columbus Christmas Traditions

*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!*

Written by Julie Miller