Looking for something fun to do this weekend in Columbus? Try out one of these family-friendly Columbus and Ohio–based events and activities!
Please double check the link and/or call to make sure events are still happening! Lots of things are changing during this time and this information may change after it is published!
1. Seeds of Caring Needs Your Help THIS WEEKEND!
Calling all generous families and industrious groups: we need to assemble 100+ sack lunches for hungry and unhoused neighbors at St. Stephen’s Community House BY THIS SUNDAY (1/9)! We find ourselves a little short on helping hands during this extra challenging time for our city, so we are asking for some extra support to help meet our goal for this weekend. Thank you so much, Columbus! We are stronger together.
2. Marvel Universe of Super Heroes at COSI
Visit this exclusive Marvel Super Hero exhibit that will be on display through May. Weekly, COSI is open Thursday through Sunday.
3. Huntington Holiday Train at Main Library
Visit this incredible model train set up in the main lobby of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, Main Library downtown. It will be on display through January 8, 2022.
4. Conservatory Aglow at Franklin Park Conservatory
Conservatory Aglow offers special holiday decorations, performances and evening hours at Franklin Park Conservatory through January 9th. Special engagement rates apply.
5. WonderLight’s Christmas at Hartford Fairgrounds
This holiday lights drive through features over 1 million LED lights synchronized to Christmas music. The show runs November 12, 2021 – January 9, 2022 and is open every night of the week beginning at 5:30 PM. Reservations recommended.
Related: WonderLight’s Christmas Glows with Over One Million LED Lights!
6. Riverside Crossing Park Ice Rink Opens in Dublin
A brand-new, temporary ice rink is open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at Riverside Crossing Park in Dublin. Admission is $10 per person and includes skate rental.
7. Mohican WinterFest in Downtown Loudonville
For a little road trip, visit downtown Loudonville for WinterFest which takes place on Saturday from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM and features ice sculptures throughout the town. Weather permitting, the sculptures will go up on Friday night and remain through the weekend.
Nearby: Your Guide to Exploring Mohican State Park
8. Bison in Winter
Take a 2 mile hike to see the bison in the winter pasture at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park. Meet at the Ranger Station on Sunday at 2:00 PM.
9. New Year’s Family Celebration at Ohio Theatre – Cancelled
Enjoy a family-friendly concert on Sunday at 3:00 PM at Ohio Theatre featuring the Columbus Symphony and celebrating the New Year! There will be familiar music and pre-concert activities beginning at 2:00 PM including crafts, temporary tattoos and more!
10. Savoring Sunsets Series at Blues Creek Park
This is an intentional hike to take in the beauty of the sunset. This event is for ages 7 and up and includes walking meditation practices on Sunday at 4:30 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. Inclusion of an event on this list is not considered an endorsement. Please use your best judgement when attending public events and consult your doctor if you have questions regarding the safety level of a public event. Read my disclaimer here. Enjoy what you do today!*