What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, November 15-17, 2019

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Looking for things to do in Columbus, Ohio this Weekend? Here are over 45 family-friendly events happening in Columbus, and Central Ohio this weekend!

As we head into the upcoming holidays, take a look at our 10 of Our Favorite Columbus Christmas Traditions to start marking your calendar for holiday fun!

Family Friendly Events in Columbus, Ohio This Weekend:

FRIDAY:

9:00 AM – Play with Purpose at Tree of Life Play + Cafe – bring in a donation of new hats, gloves or scarves for the Good Tidings Winter Wear store at SON Ministries through December 6 and get 50% off regular priced admission to Tree of Life Play + Cafe.

9:00 AM – It’s a Wonderful Window Contest in Old Worthington – visit the retailers of Old Worthington to view the holiday-themed store windows that will be on display through the new year!

10:00 AM – Photos with Santa at Polaris Fashion Place – get your photo taken with Santa during mall hours from 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM (1:30 PM – 6:00 PM on Sunday).

10:00 AM – Gingerbread Competition at Franklin Park Conservatory – the youth and group stage is open now if you would like to enter the Gingerbread Competition at Franklin Park Conservatory! Drop your submission off between November 9-14th.

10:00 AM – Toddler Open Gym at Thompson Recreation Center – drop in for a free Open Gym time at the rec center!

3:00 PM – Huge LEGO Sale in Pickerington – shop a huge LEGO pop up sale featuring used LEGO sets, bricks by the pound, minifigures and more!

5:00 PM – Wildlights at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium – Wildlights takes place at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium from November 15, 2019 – January 5, 2020 from 5:00 PM to close and features millions of LED lights, animated light shows, Rudolph and Friends, Santa, a Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer 4-D theater short and much more!

5:00 PM – Conservatory Aglow at Franklin Park Conservatory – visit the Conservatory decorated for the holidays! This year is the biggest show yet and extends into the Children’s Garden and the Grand Mallway! Visit The Pool in the Grand Mallway for an interactive art display! This nightly event runs from November 15, 2019 to January 5, 2020 from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. There is a special engagement rate for this event and members receive 50% off.

5:30 PM – WonderLight’s Christmas in Ohio at National Trail Raceway – this new event features a 2-mile car ride through more than a million LED lights, all synchronized to music! The show happens rain or shine every evening, including holidays, from November 15 to January 5 from 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM.

5:30 PM – Opening Night at Butch Bando’s Fantasy of Lights – Butch Bandos Fantasy of Lights is celebrating 20 years with 30 new displays this year! This drive through light show is 3 miles long and features 160 light displays! The show runs rain or shine, November 15, 2019 – January 1, 2020 from 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM Sunday – Thursday and 5:30 PM – 10:30 PM Friday and Saturday.

6:00 PM – November Parents Night Out at We Rock the Spectrum – Columbus – drop your kids off for a Parent’s Night Out! The evening will include a pizza dinner, snack and lots of fun! $30 for the first child, $20 for siblings. Call to reserve your spot.

6:30 PM – Deck the Halls Tree Lighting Celebration at Tanger Outlets, Columbus – welcome Santa and usher in the holiday season with music, hot cocoa, cookie decorating and more!

7:00 PM – Disney’s Frozen JR. at Columbus Children’s Theatre – this is a regional premier of Disney’s Frozen Jr featuring the songs your kids love plus new songs! This is a 1 act musical that lasts 1 hour with no intermission. Appropriate for all ages.


A BIG thank you to WonderLight’s Christmas in Ohio for sponsoring this post!

Santa’s not the only one coming to town!! “WonderLight’s Christmas in Ohio”, a drive-through Christmas light show, will be coming to National Trail Raceway in Hebron this holiday season!

This family-friendly event will feature a 2-mile car ride through more than a million LED lights, all synchronized to music! Giant Christmas trees, floating snowflakes, shooting stars, dancing candy canes, and (a favorite of children of all ages) three enchanting tunnels of light will illuminate the night! Guests will be able to watch the lights dance around them to traditional and newer, rocking Christmas music from the warmth of their own vehicle.

This dazzling Christmas display will be offered rain or shine every evening, including holidays, from November 15 to January 5! The cost of admission is affordable at $7 per person and children 3 years old and under are FREE! You can also purchase a “Carload Pass” for vehicles with up to seven passengers for just $30!

Learn more at www.christmasinohio.com!


SATURDAY:

9:00 AM – Play with Purpose at Tree of Life Play + Cafe – bring in a donation of new hats, gloves or scarves for the Good Tidings Winter Wear store at SON Ministries through December 6 and get 50% off regular priced admission to Tree of Life Play + Cafe.

10:00 AM – Preschool Storytime! at Grange Insurance Audubon Center – enjoy a nature themed story time at the Nature Center!

10:00 AM – Disney’s Frozen JR. at Columbus Children’s Theatre – this is a regional premier of Disney’s Frozen Jr featuring the songs your kids love plus new songs! This is a 1 act musical that lasts 1 hour with no intermission. Appropriate for all ages.

10:00 AM – COSI Workshop: Dino Digs at Granville Public Library – kids ages 3-5 can learn all about dinosaurs, enjoy hands on activities and more! Register online.

10:00 AM – Photos with Santa at Polaris Fashion Place – get your photo taken with Santa during mall hours from 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM (1:30 PM – 6:00 PM on Sunday).

10:45 AM – Kid-Fun-Club at Worthington Farmers Market – drop your child off at Paulettes Palace and Production during the Worthington Indoor Farmer’s Market for an hour of singing, dancing, crafts, story time and more! There will be visits from your favorite characters. You must register in advance. 

11:00 AM – Taste of Fall at Lynd Fruit Farm – sample fall favorites at the Market at Lynd Fruit Farm!

11:00 AM – Nature Crafts at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park – make crafts with materials found in the wild! All ages welcome.

11:30 AM – Free MEALS for KIDS! at Hilltop YMCA – free meals will be available for kids until 12:30 PM.

1:00 PM – Disney’s Frozen JR. at Columbus Children’s Theatre – this is a regional premier of Disney’s Frozen Jr featuring the songs your kids love plus new songs! This is a 1 act musical that lasts 1 hour with no intermission. Appropriate for all ages.

2:00 PM – Maple Sugaring at Sycamore Plaza Library – learn about the process of turning tree sap into maple syrup! Bring the Farm to You will teach you the history of sugaring and demonstrate how it all happens! Register online or by calling.

3:00 PM – Disney Movie Saturday at Westland Area Library – kids ages 12 and under can watch a classic Disney movie!

4:00 PM – Disney’s Frozen JR. at Columbus Children’s Theatre – this is a regional premier of Disney’s Frozen Jr featuring the songs your kids love plus new songs! This is a 1 act musical that lasts 1 hour with no intermission. Appropriate for all ages.

5:00 PM – Santa’s Arrival at Cabela’s – visit with Santa, make a free craft, enjoy giveaways, tree lighting, hot chocolate and more! Visit the link for info on how to see Santa.

5:00 PM – Conservatory Aglow at Franklin Park Conservatory – visit the Conservatory decorated for the holidays! This year is the biggest show yet and extends into the Children’s Garden and the Grand Mallway! Visit The Pool in the Grand Mallway for an interactive art display! This nightly event runs from November 15, 2019 to January 5, 2020 from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. There is a special engagement rate for this event and members receive 50% off.

5:00 PM – Wildlights at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium – Wildlights takes place at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium from November 15, 2019 – January 5, 2020 from 5:00 PM to close and features millions of LED lights, animated light shows, Rudolph and Friends, Santa, a Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer 4-D theater short and much more!

5:30 PM – For Families: Lantern Stroll at Highbanks Metro Park – carry a lantern on a 1 mile hike! Bring your own lantern or use one of the limited lanterns available. Ages 5 and up.

5:30 PM – WonderLight’s Christmas in Ohio at National Trail Raceway – this new event features a 2-mile car ride through more than a million LED lights, all synchronized to music! The show happens rain or shine every evening, including holidays, from November 15 to January 5 from 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM.

5:30 PM – Butch Bandos Fantasy of Lights at Alum Creek State Park Campgrounds – Butch Bandos Fantasy of Lights is celebrating 20 years with 30 new displays this year! This drive through light show is 3 miles long and features 160 light displays! The show runs rain or shine, November 15, 2019 – January 1, 2020 from 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM Sunday – Thursday and 5:30 PM – 10:30 PM Friday and Saturday.

6:00 PM – Family Movie Night at Pataskala Public Library – watch The Lion King at this free, family-friendly event. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Free popcorn and soft drink provided!

SUNDAY:

9:00 AM – Toddler Time! at Get Air Pickerington – kids under 46 inches are welcome to jump during these special hours (9:00 AM – 11:00 AM).

9:00 AM – Play with Purpose at Tree of Life Play + Cafe – bring in a donation of new hats, gloves or scarves for the Good Tidings Winter Wear store at SON Ministries through December 6 and get 50% off regular priced admission to Tree of Life Play + Cafe.

9:00 AM – Kids Yoga & Storytime at Cover to Cover Bookstore – join GoYoga for games, storytelling and physical activities. $10/child, ages 5-8.

1:00 PM – Santa’s Holiday Kickoff Parade at Polaris Fashion Place – join Santa and the Worthington Kilbourne Marching Band for a parade to kick off the season! Your favorite costume characters will also be in attendance! 

1:30 –  – Photos with Santa at Polaris Fashion Place – get your photo taken with Santa during mall hours from 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM (1:30 PM – 6:00 PM on Sunday).

2:00 PM – Level Up Kids Paint Day at Level One Bar + Arcade – kids can paint a Mario themed masterpiece plus play arcade games! Register online.

2:00 PM – Autumn Adventures at the Natural Play Area at Blendon Woods Metro Park – enjoy fall-themed activities in the Natural Play Area!

2:30 PM – Disney’s Frozen JR. at Columbus Children’s Theatre – this is a regional premier of Disney’s Frozen Jr featuring the songs your kids love plus new songs! This is a 1 act musical that lasts 1 hour with no intermission. Appropriate for all ages.

3:00 PM – Sunday Stories at Homestead Metro Park – listen to stories about animals that live in Ohio and meet some animal friends! Ages 6 and under.

5:00 PM – Owls at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park – take a 1 mile hike and lure in owls by using calls. All ages.

5:00 PM – Conservatory Aglow at Franklin Park Conservatory – visit the Conservatory decorated for the holidays! This year is the biggest show yet and extends into the Children’s Garden and the Grand Mallway! Visit The Pool in the Grand Mallway for an interactive art display! This nightly event runs from November 15, 2019 to January 5, 2020 from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. There is a special engagement rate for this event and members receive 50% off.

5:00 PM – Wildlights at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium – Wildlights takes place at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium from November 15, 2019 – January 5, 2020 from 5:00 PM to close and features millions of LED lights, animated light shows, Rudolph and Friends, Santa, a Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer 4-D theater short and much more!

5:30 PM – Butch Bandos Fantasy of Lights at Alum Creek State Park Campgrounds – Butch Bandos Fantasy of Lights is celebrating 20 years with 30 new displays this year! This drive through light show is 3 miles long and features 160 light displays! The show runs rain or shine, November 15, 2019 – January 1, 2020 from 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM Sunday – Thursday and 5:30 PM – 10:30 PM Friday and Saturday.

5:30 PM – WonderLight’s Christmas in Ohio at National Trail Raceway – this new event features a 2-mile car ride through more than a million LED lights, all synchronized to music! The show happens rain or shine every evening, including holidays, from November 15 to January 5 from 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM.

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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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What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, November 8-11, 2019

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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 AND Veterans Day!

As we head into November and the upcoming holidays, take a look at our 10 of Our Favorite Columbus Christmas Traditions to start marking your calendar for holiday fun!

Family Friendly Events in Columbus, Ohio This Weekend and Veterans Day:

FRIDAY:

10:00 AM – Toddler Open Gym at Thompson Recreation Center – drop in for a free Open Gym time at the rec center!

12:00 PM – Central Ohio Veterans Day Parade in Downtown Columbus – this parade will feature school bands, local military units, military vehicles, community groups, floats, Santa and more! The Marines will be collecting new, unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots.

6:00 PM – Youth Paint Night at Creative Clinic Center – all ages can paint a 12×12 canvas! $20/painter. Tickets are available online!

6:00 PM – Franklinton Fridays at 400 West Rich – visit artist studios and local vendors as they stay open late on the 2nd Friday of each month! 

6:30 PM – Dinosaurs After Hou-ROARS at Delaware County District Library – COSI will be on site presenting a program where kids can dig for dinosaur bones, create fossils and take a picture with a dinosaur!

7:00 PM – Christmas Extravaganza! A Pop Up Shop in Pickerington at THE GROVE – shop this large consignment sale combined with craft and boutique vendors! Santa will make an appearance on Saturday! Check the link for times and admission fees.

7:00 PM – Disney’s Frozen JR. at Columbus Children’s Theatre – this is a regional premier of Disney’s Frozen Jr featuring the songs your kids love plus new songs! This is a 1 act musical that lasts 1 hour with no intermission. Appropriate for all ages.


A BIG thank you to WonderLight’s Christmas in Ohio for sponsoring this post!

Santa’s not the only one coming to town!! “WonderLight’s Christmas in Ohio”, a drive-through Christmas light show, will be coming to National Trail Raceway in Hebron this holiday season!

This family-friendly event will feature a 2-mile car ride through more than a million LED lights, all synchronized to music! Giant Christmas trees, floating snowflakes, shooting stars, dancing candy canes, and (a favorite of children of all ages) three enchanting tunnels of light will illuminate the night! Guests will be able to watch the lights dance around them to traditional and newer, rocking Christmas music from the warmth of their own vehicle.

This dazzling Christmas display will be offered rain or shine every evening, including holidays, from November 15 to January 5! The cost of admission is affordable at $7 per person and children 3 years old and under are FREE! You can also purchase a “Carload Pass” for vehicles with up to seven passengers for just $30!

Learn more at www.christmasinohio.com!


SATURDAY:

9:00 AM – It’s a Wonderful Window Contest in Old Worthington – visit the retailers of Old Worthington to view the holiday-themed store windows that will be on display through the new year!

9:00 AM – Jigsaw Puzzle Exchange at Old Worthington Library – bring up to 5 jigsaw puzzles (for any age) to exchange for a new (to you) puzzle!

9:00 AM – Inclusion Saturdays! at Get Air Pickerington – private hours are available on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month for children with special needs to play!

9:00 AM – Christmas Extravaganza! A Pop Up Shop in Pickerington at THE GROVE – shop this large consignment sale combined with craft and boutique vendors! Santa will make an appearance on Saturday! Check the link for times and admission fees.

9:00 AM – Grove City High School Band Fall Bazaar at Grove City High School – this large vendor event will feature over 175 vendors! Lunch and dinner are available each day. Adults are $3 to enter, Kids are $2.

10:00 AM – Veterans Day at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus – LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus is offering free admission to all veterans and active duty personnel this weekend and Monday! Friends and family of military personnel can receive reduced admission at $10 per guest. Tickets must be purchased at the door with a valid military ID.

10:00 AM – Cheshire Holiday Market at Cheshire Elementary School – this holiday market will feature over 50 handcrafted vendors, a choir performance, food trucks, and a Scholastic Book Fair! Admission is a free-will donation to the Cheshire Elementary School PTO. 

10:00 AM – Princess Party With Elsa at peapod play cafe – enjoy a Princess Party with Elsa that includes art, playtime, lunch and more! Tickets available online.

10:00 AM – Bringing Baby Home: Setting You and Your Family Up for Success at Smoky Row Children’s Center – this is a free 1-hour presentation highlighting an upcoming workshop: Bringing Baby Home: Setting You and Your Family Up for Success. Ideal for individuals who are pregnant or have children 0-5 years old.

10:00 AM – Preschool Storytime! at Grange Insurance Audubon Center – enjoy a nature themed story time at the Nature Center!

10:00 AM – Disney’s Frozen JR. at Columbus Children’s Theatre – this is a regional premier of Disney’s Frozen Jr featuring the songs your kids love plus new songs! This is a 1 act musical that lasts 1 hour with no intermission. Appropriate for all ages.

10:00 AM – Cheap Skate – $0.99 Cents Admission at Skate Zone 71 – admission to Skate Zone 71 is $.99 on Saturday from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. They will feature Radio Disney and Top 40. Skate Rental not included. Fisher Price Skates are available.

10:45 AM – Kid-Fun-Club at Worthington Farmers Market – drop your child off at Paulettes Palace and Production during the Worthington Indoor Farmer’s Market for an hour of singing, dancing, crafts, story time and more! There will be visits from your favorite characters. You must register in advance. 

11:00 AM – Wild Saturday at Green Haven Living – join Ohio Wildlife Center in the shop with some of their resident animals! A portion of the sales will be donated to Ohio Wildlife Center.

11:00 AM – Annie KIDS with CATCO is Kids – watch a kid-friendly production of Annie based on the comic strip and musical at Shedd Theatre.

11:00 AM – November Grown-Up & Me // Cornucopia at Art with Anna – kids ages 3 and up can create messy art with an adult. $15/couple, $5 for additional artists. This week’s theme is Cornucopia.

11:30 AM – Free MEALS for KIDS! at Hilltop YMCA – free meals will be available for kids until 12:30 PM.

1:00 PM – Read with the Horses at Stockhands Horses For Healing – this is a free event that will feature reading with horses!

1:00 PM – Disney’s Frozen JR. at Columbus Children’s Theatre – this is a regional premier of Disney’s Frozen Jr featuring the songs your kids love plus new songs! This is a 1 act musical that lasts 1 hour with no intermission. Appropriate for all ages.

1:00 PM – Firewood Warms You Twice at Slate Run Metro Park and Living Historical Farm – learn about varieties of wood and try out a two-man saw or a shingle splitter on the farm.

2:00 PM – Native American Soup at Blendon Woods Metro Park – learn about ingredients that Native Americans used info preparation and try some hot soup.

2:00 PM – Nature School: Trees at Blacklick Woods Metro Park – learn how to identify common trees from Ohio.

2:30 PM – Annie KIDS with CATCO is Kids – watch a kid-friendly production of Annie based on the comic strip and musical at Shedd Theatre.

4:00 PM – Disney’s Frozen JR. at Columbus Children’s Theatre – this is a regional premier of Disney’s Frozen Jr featuring the songs your kids love plus new songs! This is a 1 act musical that lasts 1 hour with no intermission. Appropriate for all ages.

SUNDAY

9:00 AM – Toddler Time! at Get Air Pickerington – kids under 46 inches are welcome to jump during these special hours (9:00 AM – 11:00 AM).

9:00 AM – Kids Yoga & Storytime at Cover to Cover Bookstore – join GoYoga for games, storytelling and physical activities. $10/child, ages 5-8.

10:00 AM – Veterans Day at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus – LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus is offering free admission to all veterans and active duty personnel this weekend and Monday! Friends and family of military personnel can receive reduced admission at $10 per guest. Tickets must be purchased at the door with a valid military ID.

10:00 AM – Grove City High School Band Fall Bazaar at Grove City High School – this large vendor event will feature over 175 vendors! Lunch and dinner are available each day. Adults are $3 to enter, Kids are $2.

11:00 AM – Eleventh Candle Co. World Record Event at Polaris, Ohio – Eleventh Candle Company will be pouring candles to break the world record for most candles hand-poured in a 24 hour period! You can be a part of this record breaking day at the Polaris location or select a virtual ticket and have your candled delivered! Use the code “whatshouldwedotoday” to get $5 off your ticket!

12:00 PM – 2nd Sundays at Ohio Wildlife Center – – Ohio Wildlife Center is only open to the public on a few select days each month. You can visit the center and the animal ambassadors and take part in an animal enrichment activity at 1:00 PM. $5/person, kids 5 and under are free.

1:00 PM – Annie KIDS with CATCO is Kids – watch a kid-friendly production of Annie based on the comic strip and musical at Shedd Theatre.

2:00 PM – Woodpecker Wonders at Blendon Woods Metro Park – take a 1.5 mile hike to look for woodpeckers!

2:00 PM – Columbus Zoo at the Franklin Park Conservatory – animal ambassadors from the Columbus Zoo will visit the Conservatory this Sunday! Free with admission or membership.

2:30 PM – Annie KIDS with CATCO is Kids – watch a kid-friendly production of Annie based on the comic strip and musical at Shedd Theatre.

2:30 PM – Disney’s Frozen JR. at Columbus Children’s Theatre – this is a regional premier of Disney’s Frozen Jr featuring the songs your kids love plus new songs! This is a 1 act musical that lasts 1 hour with no intermission. Appropriate for all ages.

MONDAY, VETERAN’S DAY:

Free Admission for Military Personnel at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium – military personnel, past and present, and their immediate family members can receive free admission to the Zoo today. Present your military ID or other proof of service. Everyone who comes to the zoo on Monday will receive one free ticket to come back for Wildlights between November 15th and January 5th!

10:00 AM – Veterans Day at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus – LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus is offering free admission to all veterans and active duty personnel this weekend and Monday! Friends and family of military personnel can receive reduced admission at $10 per guest. Tickets must be purchased at the door with a valid military ID.

Veterans Day BOGO at Piada Italian Street Food – – all Piada locations are offering a BOGO free entree on November 11th to veterans and active duty service members.

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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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What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, November 1-3, 2019

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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!

As we head into November and the upcoming holidays, take a look at our 10 of Our Favorite Columbus Christmas Traditions to start marking your calendar for holiday fun!

Family Friendly Events in Columbus, Ohio This Weekend:

FRIDAY:

9:00 AM – Customer Appreciation Weekend at Shirley’s Gourmet Popcorn in Westerville – November 1-3 is Customer Appreciation Weekend and customers will receive a $5 gift card and a Shirley’s 2020 calendar with the purchase of $10 or more.  

10:00 AM – 1st Anniversary Celebration! at Beanbag Books – celebrate the first year of new ownership at Beanbag Books! There will be special deals, cupcakes and fun activities!

10:00 AM – Forest Fridays at Sunbury Urban Farm – enjoy a playtime in the woods and a 30 minute nature activity. $5 suggested donation. All ages welcome.

10:00 AM – First Friday Storytime at Blendon Woods Metro Park – kids ages 2-6 can enjoy stories about animals and nature!

10:00 AM – Toddler Open Gym at Thompson Recreation Center – drop in for a free Open Gym time at the rec center!

10:15 AM – Miss Marlene at Hoot Studio – enjoy musical instruments, singing and dancing! $15 includes playtime at Hoot Studio until noon. $10 for additional children.

3:00 PM – Friday Fun – STEAM Club at CML Hilliard Branch – kids in grades K-12 can participate in a STEAM-themed activity!

5:30 PM – Carnival Night at Indian Mound Mall – this event at the mall will feature carnival games, arcade games, a magic show, face painting, a DJ, bounce house and more! $8 for a wristband for all activities. Or preregister online to save $1.

6:00 PM – Family Friendly First Fridays at The Rambling House – enjoy kid-friendly music at a lower volume!

6:00 PM – Night at the Air Force Museum at National Museum of the U.S. Air Force – head to Dayton for this special night at the Air Force Museum! There is free admission and parking! There will be military reenacts, Star Wars characters, zoo animals, movies and lots of free activities for kids! 

6:30 PM – Kids Night Out! Fall Favorites at Young Chefs Academy of Gahanna – drop your kids off for a hands-on cooking experience! Ages 6 and up. $35.


A Big Thanks to Cbus Chic for sponsoring this post!

Holiday Sip ‘n’ Shop

When: Saturday: Nov. 2, 10am-5pm

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

Register at: www.nov2sipshop.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. Plus, bring the little ones for a visit from princesses and superheroes from 1:00-2:00 pm.

Pop-Up Shops Include: La Petite Penderie Inc, J. Belle & Co Handcrafts, Acoustic Living Boutique, Jennifer’s Custom Designs, Kind Style Shop, HelloFresh, Jamison & Bexley, Arden Stones, The Boutique Truck, Mercy Bracelets, DeGroot Handbags, Keller Williams Realty with Bree Martin, Beautycounter with April Hayes, Color Street w/ Jeremi Jarosz, Alex Clark, LulaRoe with Danielle R, Magnolia Dental, Knit Whits and more!

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


SATURDAY:

9:00 AM – Customer Appreciation Weekend at Shirley’s Gourmet Popcorn in Westerville – November 1-3 is Customer Appreciation Weekend and customers will receive a $5 gift card and a Shirley’s 2020 calendar with the purchase of $10 or more.  

10:00 AM – Holiday Sip ‘n’ Shop at Combustion Brewery & Taproom – browse 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! Bring a canned good (or $3 donation) for the Mid-Ohio Foodbank for free entry, swag bag and complimentary gift wrapping. Plus, bring the little ones for a visit from princesses and superheroes from 1:00-2:00 pm.

10:00 AM – PBJ & Jazz with Soul Revival at Lincoln Theatre – enjoy a kid-friendly jazz concert plus kids get a PB&J sandwich, juice and a cookie! $5/person. Family max of $20.

10:00 AM – Make a Hiking Stick at Three Creeks Metro Park – make your own hiking stick. All materials provided!

10:00 AM – Kids Skate Free at Skate Zone 71 – click this link and message Skate Zone 71 on FB to receive one of the limited free admission tickets for Saturday! Ages 14 and under. 

10:00 AM – Author Visit at Cover to Cover Books for Young Readers – come meet author Aiko Ikegami as she presents her new picture book Hello, a story of an intergalactic explorer’s first visit to earth!

10:45 AM – Kid-Fun-Club at Worthington Farmers Market – drop your child off at Paulettes Palace and Production during the Worthington Indoor Farmer’s Market for an hour of singing, dancing, crafts, story time and more! There will be visits from your favorite characters. You must register in advance. 

11:00 AM – Halloween with the Dorks at Car Dorks Mobile Wash and Detail – this is a family friendly Halloween Event that will feature a not-so-haunted house, a costume contest, trunk or treat and a sensory hour from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

11:30 AM – Free MEALS for KIDS! at Hilltop YMCA – free meals will be available for kids until 12:30 PM.

11:30 AM – PBJ & Jazz with Soul Revival at Lincoln Theatre – enjoy a kid-friendly jazz concert plus kids get a PB&J sandwich, juice and a cookie! $5/person. Family max of $20.

1:00 PM – National Bison Day at Battelle Darby Nature Center – this National Bison Day Celebration will include crafts, games, snacks and a short walk!

2:00 PM – Hike Around the Lake at Blendon Woods Metro Park – explore the meadows on this 2 mile, off-trail hike.

5:30 PM – Dia de los Muertos Community Celebration at Columbus Museum of Art – this event will include dancing and live music, art-making and more! $10 for nonmembers, $5 for members.

6:00 PM – November Hilltop Art Hop at Westgate Business Works – visit the businesses at West Broad at Westmoor and Westgate Avenues for artwork on display, special treats and a holiday market!

SUNDAY:

9:00 AM – Kids Yoga & Storytime at Cover to Cover Bookstore – join GoYoga for games, storytelling and physical activities. $10/child, ages 5-8.

9:00 AM – Customer Appreciation Weekend at Shirley’s Gourmet Popcorn in Westerville – November 1-3 is Customer Appreciation Weekend and customers will receive a $5 gift card and a Shirley’s 2020 calendar with the purchase of $10 or more.  

10:00 AM – Free Admission at Columbus Museum of Art – admission is free on Sundays at the Columbus Museum of Art! Be sure to visit the Wonder Room for kids’ activities! 

10:00 AM – Community Days at Franklin Park Conservatory – on the first Sunday of each month, the Conservatory is free for residents of Franklin County and the City of Columbus (with valid ID) during regular operating hours of 10am to 5pm.

1:00 PM – The Great Pumpkin Drop in Marysville – firefighters will drop pumpkins from a 100-foot ladder truck! Bring your own pumpkin or purchase one at the event. Your name will be called when the pumpkin is dropped. There will also be fire trucks on display, bounce house and treats!

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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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