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What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, February 7-9, 2020

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Looking for things to do in Columbus, Ohio this Weekend? Here are over 50 family-friendly events happening in Columbus, and Central Ohio this weekend!

Don’t miss 25 Free Things to do with Kids in Columbus, Ohio this Winter for more (and affordable) fun around Columbus!

Family Friendly Events in Columbus, Ohio This Weekend:

FRIDAY:

10:00 AM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales at Marcus Theatres – see a classic Disney movie on the big screen at Marcus Crosswoods and Marcus Pickerington on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! This week’s movie is Sleeping Beauty and tickets are just $6/person. Click the link for a coloring sheet – bring in the coloring sheet and receive a free complimentary-sized popcorn! There are several movie times throughout the weekend.

10:00 AM – First Friday Storytime at Blendon Woods Metro Park – enjoy stories about wildlife and nature. Ages 3-7.

10:00 AM – First Responder Appreciation Month at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus – throughout the month of February, First Responders will receive free admission and their immediate family members will receive $10 single day admission tickets. First Responders must present proof of employment. See the link for the list of qualifying professions. 

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

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 – AAA Great Vacations Travel Expo at Ohio Expo Center – Kasich Hall – this event will be a one-stop shop for everything related to travel, featuring more than 150 exhibits, events, attractions and appearances, all aimed at helping travelers seeking tips, trips and discounts for close-to-home escapes or exotic dream vacations. Kids Day, featuring animals from Columbuz Zoo & Aquarium, is Saturday, Feb. 8.

12:15 PM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales at Marcus Theatres – see a classic Disney movie on the big screen at Marcus Crosswoods and Marcus Pickerington on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! This week’s movie is Sleeping Beauty and tickets are just $6/person. Click the link for a coloring sheet – bring in the coloring sheet and receive a free complimentary-sized popcorn! There are several movie times throughout the weekend.

2:30 PM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales at Marcus Theatres – see a classic Disney movie on the big screen at Marcus Crosswoods and Marcus Pickerington on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! This week’s movie is Sleeping Beauty and tickets are just $6/person. Click the link for a coloring sheet – bring in the coloring sheet and receive a free complimentary-sized popcorn! There are several movie times throughout the weekend.

4:00 PM – Family Night Fridays at Tree of Life Play + Cafe – for $30 enjoy a family pass to the play area and a large 1 topping pizza and a drink pitcher.

4:45 PM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales at Marcus Theatres – see a classic Disney movie on the big screen at Marcus Crosswoods and Marcus Pickerington on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! This week’s movie is Sleeping Beauty and tickets are just $6/person. Click the link for a coloring sheet – bring in the coloring sheet and receive a free complimentary-sized popcorn! There are several movie times throughout the weekend.

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

7:00 PM – Friday Nights Unlimited Pizza Skate at Skate Zone 71 – family skate is available from 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM for $10/person. That includes admission, skate rental and unlimited cheese pizza!

SATURDAY:

9:00 AM – West Gate Lodge Community Breakfast at West Gate Lodge No.623 F&AM – enjoy a huge breakfast – $6/adults and $3/children. Proceeds benefit Special Olympics.

9:00 AM – Roller Skating Lessons at Skate Zone 71 – walk-in for skating lessons for all skill levels! Fisher Price skates are available for kids. Adults are welcome too!

9:00 AM – Kids Workshop at Lowe’s Home Improvement – bring the kids to make a Love Note Holder. Register online for your nearest location.

10:00 AM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales at Marcus Theatres – see a classic Disney movie on the big screen at Marcus Crosswoods and Marcus Pickerington on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! This week’s movie is Sleeping Beauty and tickets are just $6/person. Click the link for a coloring sheet – bring in the coloring sheet and receive a free complimentary-sized popcorn! There are several movie times throughout the weekend.

10:00 AM – Opening Day: DC Super Heroes™: Discover Your Superpowers at COSI Columbus’ Dynamic Hands-On Science Center – – be one of the first to see the new DC SUPER HEROES exhibit at COSI. Characters are scheduled to appear including BATMAN and WONDER WOMAN. Timed tickets are available!

10:00 AM – AAA Great Vacations Travel Expo at Ohio Expo Center – Katich Hall -this event will be a one-stop shop for everything related to travel, featuring more than 150 exhibits, events, attractions and appearances, all aimed at helping travelers seeking tips, trips and discounts for close-to-home escapes or exotic dream vacations. Kids Day, featuring animals from Columbuz Zoo & Aquarium, is Saturday, Feb. 8.

10:00 AM – First Responder Appreciation Month at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus – throughout the month of February, First Responders will receive free admission and their immediate family members will receive $10 single day admission tickets. First Responders must present proof of employment. See the link for the list of qualifying professions. 

10:00 AM – 2020 Winter Hike: Highbanks at Highbanks Metro Park – take a 2.5 or 5 mile hike through the park. Food and hot beverages will be available afterwards. Donate a personal hygiene product or $5 to Mid-Ohio Foodbank to receive a collectors mug.

10:00 AM – Storytime with Energy: Connie Dow at Cover to Cover Books for Young Readers – author Connie Bergstein Dow will read from her book From A to Z with Energy and Dance, Turn, Hop, Learn. This story time will feature learning and exercise!

10:00 AM – Preschool Story Time at Grange Insurance Audubon Center – enjoy a nature-themed story time for preschoolers!

10:00 AM – PBJ & Jazz with Sydney McSweeny at Lincoln Theatre – enjoy a family-friendly jazz concert at Lincoln Theatre. Concerts are $5/person, $20 max per family and include a PB&J sandwich, juice and a cookie for the kids. 

10:15 AM – Nintendo Switch Open Play & Meet-Up at Plain City Public Library – explore new games and meet other games at this drop in event.

10:30 AM – Valentine’s Storytime at Raymond at Marysville Public Library Raymond Branch – enjoy a story and craft time with a Valentine theme. Ages 6 and under.

11:00 AM – Heart Day at Clay Street Ceramics – paint a heart ranging from $5-$18 and pay only $2 for studio fees. Drop in anytime between 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM.

11:00 AM – Tasting with Fourteen Twenty Nine Bakery at Keller Market House – stop by to sample buckeye brownies, salted caramel pretzel brownies and more! Learn about the mission of Fourteen Twenty Nine to provide immediate needs to women who have been trafficked in Columbus, Ohio.

11:00 AM – ANTI-Valentine Party at Westland Area Library – this event is for the Anti-Valentine’s crowd and features break up songs, angsty conversation hearts and snarky treats. Grades 7-12.

11:00 AM – Family Yoga at Lane Road Branch Library – take an intergenerational yoga class that is suited for all body types. Recommend for ages 5 and up. Limited seats remain. Register online.

11:00 AM – February Walk In Event at AR Workshop Grove City – drop in to complete a kid-friendly project in less than 30 minutes. Projects range from $5-$10.

11:30 AM- PBJ & Jazz with Sydney McSweeny at Lincoln Theatre – enjoy a family-friendly jazz concert at Lincoln Theatre. Concerts are $5/person, $20 max per family and include a PB&J sandwich, juice and a cookie for the kids. 

12:00 PM – Love Your Birds! -Mobile Teaching Zoo at Oakland Nursery – meet a variety of birds, color a bird coloring sheet and see avian artifacts.

12:15 PM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales at Marcus Theatres – see a classic Disney movie on the big screen at Marcus Crosswoods and Marcus Pickerington on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! This week’s movie is Sleeping Beauty and tickets are just $6/person. Click the link for a coloring sheet – bring in the coloring sheet and receive a free complimentary-sized popcorn! There are several movie times throughout the weekend.

1:00 PM – Read with the Horses at Stockhands Horses For Healing – this is a free event where kids of all ages and ability levels can read to a horse. 

2:30 PM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales at Marcus Theatres – see a classic Disney movie on the big screen at Marcus Crosswoods and Marcus Pickerington on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! This week’s movie is Sleeping Beauty and tickets are just $6/person. Click the link for a coloring sheet – bring in the coloring sheet and receive a free complimentary-sized popcorn! There are several movie times throughout the weekend.

2:30 PM – ALL AGES Canvas Painting – Penguin Love at Picktown Art Works – Paint Your Own Pottery Studio – do a penguin painting within 1.5 hours! Kids 8 and up can do their own. Kids under 8 must be accompanied by a parent.

4:00 PM – Campfire at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park – make s’mores and enjoy hot cocoa around a campfire. All ages welcome!

4:45 PM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales at Marcus Theatres – see a classic Disney movie on the big screen at Marcus Crosswoods and Marcus Pickerington on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! This week’s movie is Sleeping Beauty and tickets are just $6/person. Click the link for a coloring sheet – bring in the coloring sheet and receive a free complimentary-sized popcorn! There are several movie times throughout the weekend.

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.

10:00 AM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales at Marcus Theatres – see a classic Disney movie on the big screen at Marcus Crosswoods and Marcus Pickerington on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! This week’s movie is Sleeping Beauty and tickets are just $6/person. Click the link for a coloring sheet – bring in the coloring sheet and receive a free complimentary-sized popcorn! There are several movie times throughout the weekend.

10:00 AM – First Responder Appreciation Month at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus – throughout the month of February, First Responders will receive free admission and their immediate family members will receive $10 single day admission tickets. First Responders must present proof of employment. See the link for the list of qualifying professions. 

10:00 AM – Classroom Valentine Making at Wild Cat’s Clubhouse – drop in to make Valentine’s Day cards! All supplies will be provided and this is a free event!

11:00 AM – AAA Great Vacations Travel Expo at Ohio Expo Center – Katich Hall -this event will be a one-stop shop for everything related to travel, featuring more than 150 exhibits, events, attractions and appearances, all aimed at helping travelers seeking tips, trips and discounts for close-to-home escapes or exotic dream vacations. Kids Day, featuring animals from Columbuz Zoo & Aquarium, is Saturday, Feb. 8.

12:00 PM – Sunday FUNday! at Clay Street Ceramics – drop in to paint a project and receive 2 for 1 studio fees! 

12:00 PM – Sunday Family Sunday at The Draft Room – free crafts for kids and beer specials for the adults! There will also be a food truck on site!

12:00 PM – Snapshots of the Family Farm at Gallant Farm – visit Gallant Farm to see a collection of photos from the 1930’s and 40’s. Bring your own pictures of your family farm to add to the collection!

12:15 PM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales at Marcus Theatres – see a classic Disney movie on the big screen at Marcus Crosswoods and Marcus Pickerington on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! This week’s movie is Sleeping Beauty and tickets are just $6/person. Click the link for a coloring sheet – bring in the coloring sheet and receive a free complimentary-sized popcorn! There are several movie times throughout the weekend.

1:00 PM – Valentine’s Day Tea Party at The Glass Slipper – reservations are required for this tea party featuring sandwiches and Valentine’s treats! Pink tea will be served!

1:00 PM – Wildlife Hike at Battelle Darby Metro Creek Park – take a 2 mile hike to look for animal activity in the park! All ages welcome.

2:00 PM – The Coyotes Among Us at Three Creeks Metro Park – learn about coyotes and wander through the fields to look for their signs.

2:00 PM – 2020 Winter Hike: Glacier Ridge at Glacier Ridge Metro Park – take a 2 mile hike through the park. Food and hot beverages will be available afterwards. Donate a personal hygiene product or $5 to Mid-Ohio Foodbank to receive a collectors mug.

2:00 PM – Valentine Doll Party at Cute As A Button – create a Valentine’s mailbox and fleece blanket. Enjoy treats with your doll. Tickets required.

2:30 PM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales at Marcus Theatres – see a classic Disney movie on the big screen at Marcus Crosswoods and Marcus Pickerington on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! This week’s movie is Sleeping Beauty and tickets are just $6/person. Click the link for a coloring sheet – bring in the coloring sheet and receive a free complimentary-sized popcorn! There are several movie times throughout the weekend.

4:45 PM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales at Marcus Theatres – see a classic Disney movie on the big screen at Marcus Crosswoods and Marcus Pickerington on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! This week’s movie is Sleeping Beauty and tickets are just $6/person. Click the link for a coloring sheet – bring in the coloring sheet and receive a free complimentary-sized popcorn! There are several movie times throughout the weekend.

6:00 PM – Full Snow Moon Hike at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park – take a 4 mile hike through the fields and forest. All ages are welcome.

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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, January 10-12, 2020

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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!

Don’t miss 25 Free Things to do with Kids in Columbus, Ohio this Winter for more (and affordable) fun around Columbus!

Family Friendly Events in Columbus, Ohio This Weekend:

FRIDAY:

9:45 AM – Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat at Shedd Theater – watch the famous mischievous cat performed by CATCO is Kids! There are 7 showtimes to choose from this weekend!

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

11:00 AM – Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat at Shedd Theater – watch the famous mischievous cat performed by CATCO is Kids! There are 7 showtimes to choose from this weekend!

12:00 PM – Snapshots of the Family Farm at Gallant Farm – visit Gallant Farm to see a collection of photos from the 1930’s and 40’s. Bring your own pictures of your family farm to add to the collection!

4:00 PM – Family Night Fridays at Tree of Life Play + Cafe – for $30 enjoy a family pass to the play area and a large 1 tipping pizza and a drink pitcher.

5:00 PM – Full Wolf Moon Hike at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park – take a 4 mile hike through the forest during the full moon. All ages.

6:00 PM – For Families: Owl Hike at Highbanks Metro Park – take a 1 mile hike to look for owls! Ages 6 and up.

7:00 PM – Friday Nights Unlimited Pizza Skate at Skate Zone 71 – family skate is available from 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM for $10/person. That includes admission, skate rental and unlimited cheese pizza!

7:00 PM – Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat at Shedd Theater – watch the famous mischievous cat performed by CATCO is Kids! There are 7 showtimes to choose from this weekend!

SATURDAY:

9:00 AM – West Gate Lodge Community Breakfast at West Gate Lodge No.623 F&AM – enjoy a large breakfast for $6/adult and $3/child. Proceeds benefit Special Olympics.

9:00 AM – Waffle Bar! at Coffee Connections of Hilliard – the waffle bar is $5/person and includes unlimited toppings, juice and coffee!

9:00 AM – Roller Skating Lessons at Skate Zone 71 – walk-in for skating lessons for all skill levels! Fisher Price skates are available for kids. Adults are welcome too!

10:00 AM – Preschool Story Time at Grange Insurance Audubon Center – enjoy a nature-themed story time for preschoolers!

10:00 AM – PBJ & Jazz with New Basics Brass Band at Lincoln Theatre – enjoy a family-friendly jazz concert by the New Basics Brass Band. Concerts are $5/person ($20/family) and children receive a PB&J sandwich, juice and cookie. (There is a second session at 11:30 AM.)

11:00 AM – January Grown-Up & Me // Mixed Media Unicorn at Art with Anna – make a unicorn with your child (age 3 and up), come dressed to get messy! $15/couple, $5 for an additional artist.

11:30 AM – PBJ & Jazz with New Basics Brass Band at Lincoln Theatre – enjoy a family-friendly jazz concert by the New Basics Brass Band. Concerts are $5/person ($20/family) and children receive a PB&J sandwich, juice and cookie.

12:00 PM – Snapshots of the Family Farm at Gallant Farm – visit Gallant Farm to see a collection of photos from the 1930’s and 40’s. Bring your own pictures of your family farm to add to the collection!

1:00 PM – Read with the Horses at Stockhands Horses For Healing – all ages can stop in to read with a horse. This is a free event.

1:00 PM – Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat at Shedd Theater – watch the famous mischievous cat performed by CATCO is Kids! There are 7 showtimes to choose from this weekend!

2:00 PM – Warm FUZZIES! at Kreation’s Play Café – make 4 warm fuzzies during this winter-themed play time. Stay and play or drop your kids off. See link for pricing and RSVP.

2:30 PM – Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat at Shedd Theater – watch the famous mischievous cat performed by CATCO is Kids! There are 7 showtimes to choose from this weekend!

3:00 PM – Kids Day at The Crest – create veggie art, make a terrarium and more! Ages 4-12.

5:00 PM – Howl at the Moon Dog Hike at Highbanks Metro Park – all ages are welcome to bring their dog on a 3.5 mile hike! Dogs must be leashed.

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.

10:00 AM – January Baby + Art // Mess Free Polar Bear at Art with Anna – bring your kids age 6 months to 3 years for a fun art project. $10/family.

12:00 PM – Snapshots of the Family Farm at Gallant Farm – visit Gallant Farm to see a collection of photos from the 1930’s and 40’s. Bring your own pictures of your family farm to add to the collection!

1:00 PM – Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat at Shedd Theater – watch the famous mischievous cat performed by CATCO is Kids! There are 7 showtimes to choose from this weekend!

1:00 PM – Turtle Talk at Deer Haven Park – see turtles up close and help feed them in the Visitor Center!

2:00 PM – 2020 Winter Hike: Prairie Oaks at Prairie Oaks Metro Park – take a 1, 3 or 5 mile hike through the park. Food and drinks will be provided afterwards. Bring personal hygiene products or $5 to donate to Mid-Ohio Foodbank and receive a collectors mug.

2:30 PM – Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat at Shedd Theater – watch the famous mischievous cat performed by CATCO is Kids! There are 7 showtimes to choose from this weekend!

5:00 PM – Superhero Spaghetti Social at Hosanna Lutheran Childhood Center – dress like a superhero and enjoy a spaghetti and meatball dinner! RSVP online.

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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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4 Magical Places to See Santa in Columbus

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Where are the best places in Columbus to see Santa? Thanks to Tam Luu, now we know! In this guest post, she’s sharing 4 of her favorite places to take her kids to see Santa in Columbus – and they are magical!

Christmas has quickly become my favorite holiday now that I have kids. It’s such a magical time of year and it’s so fun to see the joy and excitement it brings to them. Growing up, we really didn’t celebrate Christmas, or any holiday for that matter, so I think I may be over compensating now that I have my own kids. Haha! 

Boy in front of Christmas tree in Columbus, Ohio

It has become an annual tradition for me and my family to take the kids to see as many Santas as possible! Well, at least for my son Zayn, who LOVES the big guy. Last year was Zoë’s first time meeting him and she was NOT a fan… picture lots of crying and flailing!

Here are my top 4 favorite Santa’s in Columbus:


1. Snowflake Castle

Everal Barn and Homestead
60 N. Cleveland Avenue
Westerville, Ohio 43082

Dates: Dec 2 – 8, 2019

Snowflake Castle sells out so quickly! Residents of Westerville get first dibs on tickets before they open up to non-residents the next day. It is the cutest event!

Tickets are only $10/child and include a toy, activity, and a printed photo with Santa & Mrs. Claus. You can also take your own pics with your phone or camera!

The event is held at the Everal Barn and Homestead in Westerville, Ohio. The walk up to the barn is always festive and decorated in holiday decor. Upon entering, there is a small shop with lots of craft/handmade goods and a train display for kids to watch while parents check in at the desk.

Tickets are sold for specific time slots, so it’s never too crowded and the lines are never too long! (Suggestion: do not bring a stroller unless you really need it… the areas are kind of small and there’s not a lot of extra room for strollers)

Kids at the Snowflake Castle in Westerville, Ohio

Once checked in, it’s a short two flights up stairs to Santa’s workshop (not sure if they call it that, but that’s what it reminds me of). There is a stage with a snow globe backdrop set up for taking your own photos, a place to hang your coats, and Christmas trees all around. They also blow fake snow every few minutes to make the room even more magical!

Once you’re done taking everything in, and snapping some of your own photos, you can get into the queue to pick your wooden toy to make with Santa’s helper. There’s a lot of options, but my kids have chosen different parts of a train each year!

woman helping a chid build her castle at Snowflake Castle in Westerville, Ohio

It is so cute to watch (and record) your kids helping to build their toy! After it’s built, you can opt to let them paint their creations or just move on to the next building where Santa awaits. They provide aprons for those worried about getting their clothes dirty and then have helpers to properly label and bag them up wet.

child building a toy at the Snowflake Castle in Westerville, Ohio

You then need to put your coats back on for a short stroll over to Santa. There is a Christmas decorated shed on the way with a big sleigh you can sit in to take pictures and a spot with bales of hay and reindeer wooden cutouts to grab some cute group photos (or attempt to lol)!

Kids outside the Snowflake Castle in Westerville, Ohio

family in a sleigh at Snowflake Castle in Westerville, Ohio

Santa is located in a cute little house. There usually is a small line inside while people visit with Santa. In the middle of the line is a table filled with puzzles, coloring pages and crayons to keep kids occupied.

kids doing crafts at the Snowflake Castle in Westerville, Ohio
 
Once it’s your turn to meet Santa, you enter the room and he is sitting on a big throne bench with Mrs. Claus. Kids can spend a few minutes talking with them and photographers are there to capture the moment. You’re allowed to take your own pics as well. After exiting that room, there is a person who will present you with your printed photo.
 
kids with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Snowflake Castle in Westerville, Ohio
This event has become a tradition for us and we will be returning year after year. It is recommended for children 10 and under.

2. Lazarus Santa’s Workshop

Lazarus Building
50 W. Town Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Date: Dec 7, 2019 12-6pm

mom and chid visiting Santa in Columbus, Ohio

This is probably my favorite Santa set up in Columbus and it is FREE!!! Santa awaits in a covered outdoor area that is so beautifully decorated! There is no photographer but there are helpers who will take your photos with your phone.
 
Costumed characters at the Lazarus Building in Columbus, Ohio
 
Santa even gives the kids a free toy. Behind the Santa is a beautiful tree, and there are stations for face painting, balloon animals, and crafts. Costumed characters also roam up and down the line to entertain the children.

Child crying on Santa's Lap at the Lazarus Building in Columbus, Ohio

Child on Santa's lap at the Lazarus Building in Columbus, Ohio

Once you head inside, there are festively decorated spots to take photos and then a room full of craft stations! Last year there was even a stand giving away free cookies and orange juice!

Family at The Lazarus Building in Columbus, Ohio
 
Participants can also head over to Columbus Commons afterwards to see their 400,000+ LED light display starting at 5pm and enjoy free carousel rides, hot chocolate and holiday music!

3. Cabela’s Santa’s Wonderland

Takes place at your local Cabela’s

Dates: Nov 16 – Dec 24, 2019

child visiting santa at Cabela's in Columbus, Ohio

Check the online schedule for daily times and activities! Free 4×6 photo with Bass Pass. The Santa set up is always great and my kids love seeing the aquarium and animals on “The Mountain.”
 
Check the website to see specific activities for your location but I noticed they added a ton of new things this year! Kids can also write a letter and mail it to Santa! We usually go on a weekday so it’s not too busy.
 
Child coloring a picture at Cabela's in Columbus, Ohio

4. Easton Town Center Santa

160 New Bond Street
Columbus, Ohio 43219
Level 2, Easton Station Building

Dates: Nov 22 – Dec 24, 2019

Kids on Santa's lap at Easton Town Center in Columbus, Ohio

Easton does a great job with their Santa set up! I always try to take my kids early, on a weekday to avoid lines… and also to get a little extra face time with Santa! Don’t hesitate! Get your visit in early!

child on Santa's lap at Easton Town Center in Columbus, Ohio

Easton makes it easy with online reservations (not required). The first 5×7 photo is only $5 and you are allowed to take photos with your own phone or camera!

man and child standing by a Nutcracker at Easton Town Center, Columbus, Ohio
 
mother and child standing in Christmas scene at Easton Town Center in Columbus, Ohio

I would love to hear where YOUR favorite Columbus Santas are!

family Christmas photo in Columbus, Ohio

Hi! I’m Tam. I’m a mama of two toddlers, my son Zayn (3yrs old) and my daughter Zoë (1.5yrs old). I’m engaged to, and work with, Carl Z., toy entrepreneur and owner of Nowstalgic Toys, Inc., who’s also famous for being the first non-celebrity to be drawn into an episode of The Simpsons. Ever heard of Squirmles aka “Worm on a string?” That’s one of our products! Now that we have kids, I’m always on the search for fun things to do and you can catch our adventures on my Instagram page @Tamstargram. Additional profiles are @ZaynZealer @Zoe_Zealer and @CarlZealer,

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