December brings hidden elves, carriage rides, holiday lights, trains, celebrations, and family fun! Wishing you and your family a very happy holiday season!
Twelves Elves of Dublin
When: Now through December 16
Where: Historic Dublin
Find all 12 elves hidden throughout Historic Dublin and win a little prize at each participating location!
When: Now through December 23
Where: Easton Town Center (North District)
Horse-drawn carriage rides through the streets of Easton on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
When: Now through January 1
Where: Columbus Zoo & Aquarium
Central Ohio’s favorite family holiday tradition went from a few strands of lights to millions of LED lights, animated musical light shows, Santa & Mrs. Claus, reindeer, and more!
State Auto’s Christmas Corner
When: Now through January 2
Where: 518 E. Broad Street, Columbus
See the life-sized Nativity display any day of the week! Choir performances on Friday and Saturday evenings until Christmas.
Huntington Holiday Train
When: Now through January 3
Where: Columbus Metropolitan Library – Main Branch, 96 S. Grant Avenue, Columbus
FREE! See the spectacular display featuring 280 feet of train tracks running through tiny villages. The exhibit is never the same, as it is assembled differently each year!
Ohio Chinese Lantern Festival
When: Now through January 7 (nightly from 5:30-10:00 p.m.)
Where: Ohio Expo Center
The Ohio Chinese Lantern Festival showcases Chinese art and culture through the exhibition of 28 Chinese lantern installations using traditional Chinese methods and more than 15,000 LED lights in brilliant colors. Visitors will stroll through the park outfitted with illuminating lantern sculptures of animals, flowers and nature and holiday figures.
Think Outside the Brick: The Creative Art of LEGO
When: Now through March 2
Where: Columbus Museum of Art
See an enormous model of Columbus made from LEGO bricks! Throughout Saturdays in December from 1:00-4:00, create your own inspired sculptures with LEGO building bricks. Or, on December 30, compete in the LEGO Design Challenge Day.
Celebrate with the Critters
When: December 27 from 1:00-4:00
Where: Ohio Wildlife Center, 9000 Dublin Road, Powell
Meet some of the animals up close, take home winter crafts, and make bird feeders for our wild birds. Keep the chill away and celebrate nature with your family!
First Night Columbus
When: December 31, from 5:30 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Where: COSI, 333 West Broad Street, Columbus
A New Year’s celebration for families. Live music, crafts, and games to ring in the new year.
Note: The information here was correct at time of publishing, but weather and other issues can impact even the best laid plans. Call the venue directly or visit the links provided for up-to-date information before you make your plans!