What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, December 6-8, 2019

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Looking for things to do in Columbus, Ohio this Weekend? Here are over 125 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! Planning ahead?

Family Friendly Events in Columbus, Ohio This Weekend:

FRIDAY:

7:00 AM – Letters To Santa in Grandview Heights – drop a letter in the mail to Santa and he will send you a letter back! Check the link for locations in Grandview.

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!

9:45 AM – A Winnie-the-Pooh Christmas Tail at Columbus Performing Arts Center – watch a Christmas-themed tale of Christopher Robin, Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet! There are 7 shows this weekend!

10:00 AM – Santa Photos at Easton Town Center – get a family photo with Santa for $5 or take your own photo! You can reserve your spot online!

10:00 AM – Family Gingerbread House Decorating at Young Chefs Academy of Gahanna – build a gingerbread house together! All supplies will be included. Reservations are required.

10:00 AM – Forest Fridays at Sunbury Urban Farm – enjoy a playtime in the forest with a naturalist! This event includes a 30 minute nature activity followed by play time in the woods. All ages welcome. $5 suggested donation.

10:00 AM – Bubbles the Elf at Grandview Heights Public Library – drop into the library for a free activity each day!

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

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).

11:00 AM – A Winnie-the-Pooh Christmas Tail at Columbus Performing Arts Center – watch a Christmas-themed tale of Christopher Robin, Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet! There are 7 shows this weekend!

12:00 PM – Letters to Santa in Hilliard – drop your letter to Santa at Hilliard’s Station Park with a SASE and get a letter returned!

2:00 PM – Pelotonia Pop-Up Shop at Easton Town Center – check out the newest and most popular Pelotonia apparel at this pop up at Easton Town Center across from Guest Services!  

1:00 PM – Toddler Time with Fine Motor Friday at We Rock the Spectrum – Columbus – during this time there will be fine-motor activities on display for your toddler to play! Puzzles, sorting, pre-handwriting activities and more!

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.

4:30 PM – KidX: Teddy Bear Tidy Up at Polaris Fashion Place – bring your teddy bear in for a check up with the Teddy Bear Doctors!

5:00 PM – Westerville’s Holiday Celebration and Tree Lighting Ceremony – this event includes a pony carousel, petting zoo, music, carriage rides, hot cocoa and cookies, characters, food trucks and much more! The official Tree Lighting Ceremony will begin at 7:00 PM. Kids can visit with Santa from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM and 7:30 Pm – 8:30 PM inside City Hall. 

5:00 PM – Free Festive Fridays at Columbus Commons – Fridays in December will include free hot chocolate and carousel rides. Check out the over 400,000 LED lights in the park!

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 – Pickerington Holiday Gathering – this event will include a lighted holiday stroll, the city tree lighting, pictures with Santa, trolley rides, ice carving, reindeer petting, crafts, cookie decorating 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 – 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 – A Night in Bethlehem at Westerville Christian Church – walk through a free, hand-on Christmas event that features the town of Bethlehem, a marketplace, and an interactive experience of the first Christmas. This event takes place indoors and walk-ins are welcome. 

6:00 PM – Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides at Strand Theatre – every Friday in December you can take a horse-drawn carriage ride around downtown Delaware!  $1 donation for persons 5 and up.

6:00 PM – Home for the Holidays Weekend in Delaware – this is a weekend long event that includes the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday at 6:30 PM, horse drawn carriage rides, visits with Santa, kids activities and more!

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

6:00 PM – Christmas in the Village in Canal Winchester – this two-night event includes a tree lighting, visits with Santa, a Christmas Trolley, Train rides, hayrides, popcorn, games and crafts and more!

6:00 PM – Holiday Carriage Rides at Easton Town Center – take a ride through Town Center in a horse drawn carriage. Cost is $10/person, children under 15 ride for free with a paying adult. Beginning today, these rides will be available Fridays 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Saturdays 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM and Sundays from 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

6:00 PM – Winter Festival in Mallway Park – this event includes ice sculpting, horse drawn carriage rides, visits with Santa, choir performances, a tree lighting ceremony and much more!

6:15 PM – Signs of Christmas Holiday Performance at Polaris Fashion Place – Signs of Christmas will be doing a free performance in the Lower Level near the play area at Polaris Fashion Place.

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 – A Winnie-the-Pooh Christmas Tail at Columbus Performing Arts Center – watch a Christmas-themed tale of Christopher Robin, Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet! There are 7 shows this weekend!

7:00 PM – Visits with Santa! at Strand Theatre- visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus and receive a treat! Visits are free but professional photographs will be available. 

7:30 PM – Elf: The Musical at Dublin Scioto High School – see a production of Elf The Musical by Dublin Scioto Theatre!

8:00 PM – Cristo Rey High School at Christmas Corner – Cristo Rey High School will be performing at State Auto’s life sized nativity in downtown Columbus.


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:

7:00 AM – Letters To Santa in Grandview Heights – drop a letter in the mail to Santa and he will send you a letter back! Check the link for locations in Grandview.

8:00 AM – Holiday Character Breakfast at New Life Church – this event features a pancake breakfast, a live performance, crafts for kids and meet and greets with popular holiday characters. 

8:00 AM – North Market Holiday Market at North Market – shop inside and outside North Market during their Holiday Market featuring additional vendors, live music, Santa Claus, a craft for kids and more!

9:00 AM – Hilliard YMCA Annual Breakfast With Santa at Hilliard United Methodist Church – enjoy a breakfast and visit with Santa! Register online.

9:00 AM – Christmas in the Gardens at Hoover Gardens & Gift Center – enjoy hot chocolate and cookies, painting ornaments and visiting with the Grinch! There will also be discounts on Christmas items.

9:00 AM – Breakfast With Santa at Sunbury United Methodist Church – this is a free event featuring food, games and Santa!

9:00 AM – First Annual Santa Breakfast at Dublin Presbyterian Church – have breakfast with Santa, get a photo taken and make an ornament to take home. Call for tickets. 

9:00 AM – Visits with Santa at Ohio Herb Center – meet Santa and get your photo taken with him!

9:00 AM – Free Breakfast with Santa at Blendon Township Senior Center – visit with Santa and enjoy a free pancake breakfast. Call for reservations.

9:30 AM – Our Village Monthly MomChat: Healthy Eating in a Hurry with Fit4Mom UA – this is a free event following the Stroller Strides workout featuring a Registered Dietitian who will talk about planning healthy meals for your family.

10:00 AM – Holiday Bricktacular at Legoland Discovery Center Columbus – from December 7 – January 5 when you visit LEGOLAND Discovery Center you can take part in special activities like meeting LEGO Santa, creating holiday builds, special additions to MINILAND and more! All special actives are included in admission. 

10:00 AM – Christmas at the Market at Lynd Fruit Farm – Visit the farm for their Christmas Shoppe, Christmas Trees, make s’mores, see Santa, do a craft and more!

10:00 AM – 2019 Grove City Christmas Celebration – this celebration includes visits with Santa, live entertainment, a Christmas parade, tree lighting and much more!

10:00 AM – Cheryl’s 2019 Annual Holiday Party at Cheryl’s Cookies and Brownies Flagship Store – this holiday celebration will include specials on baked goods, a Secret Santa Shop, raffles, visits from Santa Claus and frosting cookies with Mrs. Clause from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

10:00 AM – Santa Photos at Easton Town Center – get a family photo with Santa for $5 or take your own photo! You can reserve your spot online!

10:00 AM – Family Gingerbread House Decorating at Young Chefs Academy of Gahanna – build a gingerbread house together! All supplies will be included. Reservations are required.

10:00 AM – Meet Santa in Grove City! at Transcend Coffee + Roastery, USA – get a free picture with Santa and free hot chocolate or coffee! Donations are accepted for the Children’s Hunger Alliance.

10:00 AM – FREE pictures with Santa!! at The Antry Team at Saxton Real Estate – free pictures with Santa, face painting, snacks and crafts at this event! Bring a toy to donate to Firefighters for Kids!

10:00 AM – Bubbles the Elf at Grandview Heights Public Library – drop into the library for a free activity each day!

10:00 AM – Jack Hanna’s Home for the Holidays at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium – this event includes the opportunity to bring enrichment gifts to the animals at the zoo. Bring one of the approved gifts and get free admission. Jack Hanna will perform with his animal friends during Wildlights that evening.

10:00 AM – Santa Stop Playdate at We Rock the Spectrum – Columbus – this event will include open play, cookie decorating, visits with Santa, and more. Call to register.

10:15 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 – WinterFest at Bicentennial Park – this event features live music, seasonal ales, food trucks and more!

11:00 AM – Christmas on the Towne in Reynoldsburg – this free event features carriage rides, games, music, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, singing and more!

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

12:00 PM – Free Lazarus Santa’s Workshop at Lazarus Building – visit with Santa at the old Lazarus department store! There will also be face painting and crafts for kids!

12:00 PM – The 12 Elves of Dublin – pick up your Elf Hunt Card at a participating location and hunt for elves at local stores and businesses. Receive a prize when you find each elf!

12:00 PM – Letters to Santa in Hilliard – drop your letter to Santa at Hilliard’s Station Park with a SASE and get a letter returned!

1:00 PM – Christmas at the Orchard at Lawrence Orchards – this event features a hayride, cookie decorating, a live nativity, a bonfire, crafts and more!

1:00 PM – Historic Dublin Holly Days in Historic Dublin – this holiday event features visits with Santa, ice carving, crafts and activities for kids and much  more!

1:00 PM – A Winnie-the-Pooh Christmas Tail at Columbus Performing Arts Center – watch a Christmas-themed tale of Christopher Robin, Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet! There are 7 shows this weekend!

1:00 PM – Visits with Santa! at Strand Theatre – visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus and receive a treat! Visits are free but professional photographs will be available. 

2:00 PM – Holidays in Powell – this event is free and includes crafts, activities and photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus. The night will finish with a lighting of the city’s Christmas Tree.

2:00 PM – Santa Saturday at at Pickerington Public Library – this event will include live music, crafts, games and a visit from Santa! A collection of non-perishable food items will be gathered at this event.  

2:00 PM – Sensory Friendly Performance of Elf: The Musical at Dublin Scioto High School – see a production of Elf The Musical by Dublin Scioto Theatre!

2:00 PM – Santa in the Park at Bridge Park – drop off a letter to Santa and take your picture with him! 

2:00 PM – Photos with Filson Santa at Filson (Columbus) – free photos with Santa will be taken and there will be holiday drinks and snacks provided! 

2:30 PM – A Winnie-the-Pooh Christmas Tail at Columbus Performing Arts Center – watch a Christmas-themed tale of Christopher Robin, Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet! There are 7 shows this weekend!

3:00 PM – Pelotonia Pop-Up Shop at Easton Town Center – check out the newest and most popular Pelotonia apparel at this pop up at Easton Town Center across from Guest Services!  

3:00 PM – 2019 Cookie Walk in Pataskala, Ohio – the cookie walk is limited to the first 400 families who attend and includes a walking tour of more than 50 businesses who will hand out cookies at each stop. 

4:00 PM – Christmas Tree Lighting and Parade! in Reynoldsburg – this event includes a parade, caroling, crafts, letters to Santa and the lighting of the city tree. 

4:00 PM – Cookies & milk with Santa at Fun Town Play and Learn Café – meet Santa and his helpers, enjoy cookies and christmas carols! This event is $12 for the first child and $6 for siblings. 

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.

5:00 PM – Christmas Under the Clock in Plain City, OH – this holiday celebration includes a tree lighting, a visit from Santa, open houses at local businesses, ice sculpting, music and more!

5:00 PM – Owls of Darby Creek at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park – take a 1 mile hike to lure in owls.

5:15 PM – “Winter Wonderland” (Parent’s Night Out) at Dublin Toy Emporium – drop your kids off for a fun holiday themed playtime that includes dinner, cookie decorating, crafts and more! Call to reserve your spot.

5:30 PM – Dickens of a Christmas at Ohio Village – step back in time to a 19th Century holiday celebration featuring holiday crafts, cooking demonstrations, carols, characters from “A Christmas Carol”, and more!

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 – 2019 Pataskala Lions Club Lighted Christmas Parade – enjoy a lighted parade and visit with Santa afterwards in the gazebo.

6:00 PM – Holiday Carriage Rides at Easton Town Center – take a ride through Town Center in a horse drawn carriage. Cost is $10/person, children under 15 ride for free with a paying adult. Beginning today, these rides will be available Fridays 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Saturdays 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM and Sundays from 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

6:00 PM – Holiday Market at The Design Refinery – shop local vendors for special gifts during the Hilltop Art Hop on West Broad St.

6:30 PM – Holiday Sing-A-Long with Captain from The Shazzbots! at Cub Shrub – enjoy a live performance from Captain Captain from The Shazzbots at Cub Shrub. This is a free event.

7:00 PM – Wiseman Dance Studio at Christmas Corner – Wiseman Dance Studio will be performing at State Auto’s life sized nativity in downtown Columbus.

7:30 PM – Elf: The Musical at Dublin Scioto High School – see a production of Elf The Musical by Dublin Scioto Theatre!

8:00 PM – The Signs of Christmas Choir at Christmas Corner – Signs of Christmas will be performing at State Auto’s life sized nativity in downtown Columbus.

SUNDAY

7:00 AM – Letters To Santa in Grandview Heights – drop a letter in the mail to Santa and he will send you a letter back! Check the link for locations in Grandview.

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.

9:00 AM – Sensitive Santa at Polaris Fashion Place – visit Santa in a sensory-friendly environment! This is a free event and it takes place before the store opens.

10:00 AM – Family Gingerbread House Decorating at Young Chefs Academy of Gahanna – build a gingerbread house together! All supplies will be included. Reservations are required.

10:00 AM – Christmas in the Gardens at Hoover Gardens & Gift Center – enjoy hot chocolate and cookies, painting ornaments and visiting with the Grinch! There will also be discounts on Christmas items.

10:00 AM – December Baby + Art // Snowy Mittens at Art with Anna – bring your child ages 6 months and up for a messy and causal art experience! $10/family.

10:00 AM – Christmas at the Market at Lynd Fruit Farm – Visit the farm for their Christmas Shoppe, Christmas Trees, live music and a jam tasting bar!

10:00 AM – Bubbles the Elf at Grandview Heights Public Library – drop into the library for a free activity each day!

10:00 AM – The 12 Elves of Dublin – pick up your Elf Hunt Card at a participating location and hunt for elves at local stores and businesses. Receive a prize when you find each elf!

10:00 AM – Holiday Bricktacular at Legoland Discovery Center Columbus – from December 7 – January 5 when you visit LEGOLAND Discovery Center you can take part in special activities like meeting LEGO Santa, creating holiday builds, special additions to MINILAND and more! All special actives are included in admission. 

11:00 AM – Baby & Me Storytime at Barnes & Noble (Dublin) – enjoy a story time for children 0-24 months old. There will be a story and sensory activities. This week’s book features Big Bird! 

11:00 AM – Santa Photos at Easton Town Center – get a family photo with Santa for $5 or take your own photo! You can reserve your spot online!

11:00 AM – Baby and Me Storytime at Barnes and Noble – enjoy a story time for the little ones at Barnes and Noble.

11:30 AM – Photos with Santa at Polaris Fashion Place – get your photo taken with Santa during mall hours. 

12:00 PM – Princess Meet and Greet at Bexley Bed and Breakfast – this free event will include meet and greets with Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Belle!

12:00 PM – Letters to Santa in Hilliard – drop your letter to Santa at Hilliard’s Station Park with a SASE and get a letter returned!

12:00 PM – Dickens of a Christmas at Ohio Village – step back in time to a 19th Century holiday celebration featuring holiday crafts, cooking demonstrations, carols, characters from “A Christmas Carol”, and more!

1:00 PM – A Winnie-the-Pooh Christmas Tail at Columbus Performing Arts Center – watch a Christmas-themed tale of Christopher Robin, Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet! There are 7 shows this weekend!

1:00 PM – Pelotonia Pop-Up Shop at Easton Town Center – check out the newest and most popular Pelotonia apparel at this pop up at Easton Town Center across from Guest Services!  

1:00 PM – Santa and Grinch Pictures at HTH Farm Market – this event is a fundraiser for Hope through Housing and features pictures with Santa and the Grinch! $25 for one o4 $35 for both.

1:00 PM – Santa Brunch at Pinnacle Golf Club – this event features a buffet, visit from Santa, and a trip to Santa’s Workshop. Reservations required.

2:00 PM – Christmas on the Farm at Orchard View Farm – visit the farm for wagon rides, hot chocolate bar, cookie decorating, Santa and more!

2:00 PM – Columbus Zoo at the Franklin Park Conservatory – visit with an animal ambassador from the Columbus Zoo! Included with admission or membership.

2:00 PM – Elf: The Musical at Dublin Scioto High School – see a production of Elf The Musical by Dublin Scioto Theatre!

2:30 PM – A Winnie-the-Pooh Christmas Tail at Columbus Performing Arts Center – watch a Christmas-themed tale of Christopher Robin, Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet! There are 7 shows this weekend!

3:00 PM – Holiday Carriage Rides at Easton Town Center – take a ride through Town Center in a horse drawn carriage. Cost is $10/person, children under 15 ride for free with a paying adult. Beginning today, these rides will be available Fridays 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Saturdays 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM and Sundays from 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

3:00 PM – Santa in the Red Caboose at Hilliard Ohio Historical Society – this is a free event where you can visit with Santa and his elves in the Red Caboose.

3:00 PM – Christmas Parade in Delaware – the Home for the Holidays Parade will take place beginning at Mingo Park. You can also bring a letter to Santa to be collected at this time.

4:00 PM – Sunset Bison Walk at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park – take a walk at sunset to look for Bison.

5:00 PM – Village Lights in German Village – stroll through the lantern-lit streets of German Village to visit local businesses for holiday specials and treats! There will also be special markets, a visit from Santa and more!

5:00 PM – Frozen Princess Holiday Ball of Columbus at The Shops at Worthington Place – this event will include music, your favorite Frozen 2 characters, story time and a holiday sing along. There will be a holiday ball with all of the characters and visits with Mrs. Claus. Tickets available online through Friday.

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 – 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.

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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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