Winter Break Activities ❄️

I have a huge list of Winter Break activities. So get out there, explore nature, be active, expand those minds, enjoy that extra family time and have fun!

🌟State Auto Christmas Corner
518 E Broad St. Columbus
12/24, 3 PM
Christmas Eve Ceremony
Or visit the display until Jan. 1

❄️Orange Library Winter Break Fun
7171 Gooding Blvd Delaware
2-4 PM each day
12/26-Play Doh Day
12/27-Lego Day
12/28-Movie Day-Toy Story
12/29-New Year’s Eve Crafts

⛄️Winter Break Craft and Scavenger Hunt
Nature Center at Blendon Woods
4265 E. Dublin Granville Rd. Westerville
12/26, 12/27, 12/28, 12/29, 12/30, 12/31 12-4 PM
Make a holiday craft and try an indoor or outdoor scavenger hunt

🤹🏻‍♂️Westerville Library’s Juggler Christmas Carol
Westerville Library-126 S State St.
12/27, 2 PM
Make merry with an action packed holiday classic turned upside down. Watch as scrooge becomes a juggler who hoards his tricks from others until the ghosts of the Past,
Present, and Future step in to teach him how to share.

🎟Recreation Outlet Charitable Play
484 W Olentangy/Powell Rd. Powell
12/27, 9-11 AM
$2 Donation per child
Run and climb out all that additional sugar from the holiday sweets!

🌬Garden School: Frosty Adventures
Innis House-940 S. Hempstead Rd. Westerville
12/27, 10 AM
Ages 6-10. Get in the mood for winter weather as we have fun with ice and snow through activities and experiments
Call 614-508-8111 to register

🦅Scioto Audubon Pre-K storytime
Grange Insurance Audubon Center-505 W. Whittier St. Columbus
12/28, 12/30 10 AM
Ages 3-5. Bring your little ones for nature inspired story or two and play in the indoor playplace and explore the library and center.

📖Powell Toddler Time
Powell Library-460 S Liberty St.
12/27, 10 AM
2-3 year olds, toddler time is full of fun songs, finger plays, flannel stories, books, and sometimes crafts.

🦊Wildlife at Homestead Park
Lakeside Pavillion-4675 Cosgray Rd. Hilliard
12/28, 11 AM
Visit with live animals from the Ohio Wildlife Center and learn about wildlife.
Indooors but shelter is not heated, dress for weather. A fire will be lit in the fireplace.
First 100 people will be admitted.

🐓Holiday Break Workday
Slate Run Farm-1375 State Route 674 N. Canal Winchester
12/28, 1-3 PM
Get everyone out of the house and come help with farm chores, visit the animals and stop by the farmhouse for activities and warm up next to the woodstove.

🌺Delaware Library’s Family Movie Time-Moana
Main Library-84 E Winter St. Delaware
12/28, 2-4 PM
Watch Moana at the library!

🤸🏼‍♂️The Little Gym at Orange Library
7171 Gooding Blvd. Delaware
12/29, 10-11 AM
Come run, jump and tumble with the Little Gym in this program for kids 2-5.
Experience creative movement, confidence building, and serious fun!

🎉Preschoolers Plus-New Year’s Open House
Spring Hollow Lodge-1069 W Main St. Westerville
12/29, 10-2 PM
Ages 3-7. Stop by anytime to celebrate New Years with games, activities, crafts, and a countdown on every hour. Make sure you arrive by 1:30 so you have time to check out all
the activities

🎊Bexley Library’s New Years at Noon Family Ball
2411 E Main St. Bexley
12/29, 11:30 AM
Celebrate the new year 2 days early and way before bedtime! We will count down to noon with our very own count down all. Dressing up is encouraged. Everyone dressed up for
a royal ball or for playing ball will be entered into a raffle for a new book!

🐢Friday Feeding at Highbanks Nature Center
12/29, 1 PM
9466 Columbus Pike Lewis Center
Watch the natralist feed the education reptiles and amphibians and learn what it takes to care for these animals

🦉Winter Break Adventure-Night Time Owls-
Prarie Oaks-Darby Bend Lakes-2755 Amity Rd. Hilliard
12/29, 6 PM
Ages 6-16. Walk one mile in the dark and try to call in a screech owl

🐻Preschoolers:Bears
Battelle Darby Creek at Ranger Station-1775 Darby Creek Dr Galloway
12/29, 11 AM and 1 PM
Discover what bears do in the winter through stories and activities. Teddy bears are welcome to attend!

🥒Smoked, Salted, Pickled and Preserved
Slate Run Farmhouse-1375 State Route 674 N Canal Winchester
12/30, 1-3 PM
Learn how fruits, veggies, and meats were preserved before the days of artificial refrigeration. The smokehouse will be operating.
Check out the animals on the farm too

🚂Open House at Central Ohio Model Railroad Club
6471 Proprietors Rd. Worthington
12/30, 12-4 PM
Visit the club and decorate cookies.

🦆Backyard Birds at Homestead Park
Lakeside Pavillion-4675 Cosgray Rd Hilliard
12/30, 1 PM
Search for some of Ohio’s winter resident birds. Learn how to attract birds to your yard and make your own birdfeeder and enjoy hot chocolate after the 1 mile hike.
Plan to be outside for 45 mins after the indoor presentation
Limited number of binoculars(bring your own if you have some) and field guides.

🌲Silent Night Hike at Highbanks Park
9466 Columbus Pike Lewis Center
12/30, 5 PM
Hike 2.5 miles in the quiet winter woods

🔥Forts, Fire & Fun at Blacklick Woods Metro Park
6975 E Livingston Ave Renoldsburg
12/31, 2-5 PM
Build a fort, try your hand at fire building and have a lot of fun exploring our natural play area.

🌕Howl at the Moon at Highbanks Park
9466 Columbus Pike Lewis Center
1/1, 5 PM
Usher in the New Year on a 3.5 mile full moon hike with your dog

🎄Butch Bandos Fantasy of Lights
Alum Creek State Park Campgrounds
3311 S Old State Rd, Delaware
Through 1/1/2018
Sunday-Thursday 5:30pm – 9:30pm
Friday and Saturday 5:30pm – 10:30pm
*Stop across the street at Santa’s house

🐲Ohio Chinese Lantern Festival
Through 1/7/18, 5:30-10pm
Buy tickets online and skip the long line!
Colorful displays of floating, fiery lanterns, and cultural performances to wow your kids.

🎄Wildlights Columbus Zoo
Through 1/7/18
Weekdays 5-9pm, Weekends 5-10pm
Animals, lights, and family all wrapped in one experience. Another favorite of ours!

❄️Kings Island Winterfest
Select days through 12/30
Kings Island is transformed into a winter wonderland with ice skating on the Royal Fountain, the Eiffel Tower into a Christmas tree, and up to 17 rides, 5 million lights and 14 holiday characters spreading the merriment.

📍Please note-information is provided as listed in events, if a change is created, these may effect what was provided. I do my best to supply information as available.

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