Decisions, Decisions, Decisions…11/22-11/24


So close to Thanksgiving, I can smell the food!  Until then, keep busy with these fun activities for the family.  What will you choose? 

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www.cbus4kids.com/

👧🏻Playtime – Orange

11/22, 10-10:30 AM

7171 Gooding Blvd, Delaware

Playing is a vital way to build a variety of early literacy skills and a great way to meet new friends. So join us for some fun, unstructured playtime.

🧒🏽Tots on the Trails @ Blacklick Woods

11/22, 10-11 AM

6975 E Livingston Ave, Reynoldsburg

Share a slow-paced half-mile walk with your toddler and discover nature together. Ages 1-4. Meet at Nature Center.

🎅🏻Free Photo and Free Crafts with Santa at Cabela’s

11/22, 5-7 PM

1650 Gemini Pl, Columbus

Get a free photo with Santa. Bass pass required. Free crafts from 5 to 7 PM.

Learn more: https://www.cabelas.com/category/Santas-Wonderland/2160692280.uts

🎄21st Annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony

11/22, 6:30-7:30 PM

160 Easton Town Ctr, Columbus

Let it glow on Friday, November 22! Help us celebrate the simple and unexpected joys of Christmas with entertainment that will involve, engage and surprise. Watch children’s eyes sparkle as Santa arrives, along with a special guest, to illuminate Easton’s 56-foot digital Christmas tree and a breathtaking display of lights! Cap the evening’s festivities with photos with Santa, along with extra surprises along the way. Kids are encouraged to dress up as their favorite snow character as we embark on a journey through Easton’s Winter Wonderland! It’s the perfect way to celebrate the season, and it’s only at Easton!

6:30 PM Pre-Parade Entertainment

7:00 PM Parade Begins

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦Family Night@ Worthington Community Center

11/22, 6:30-9 PM

345 E. Wilson Bridge Rd, Worthington

Unplug and connect! Leave the electronics at home and come to the Community Center starting this Fridayfor a free night of crafts, games, and connecting as a family!

(Children must be accompanied by an adult and vice versa)

🛍THE BLACKLICK BAZAAR 2019 @ Blacklick Elementary

11/23, 8:30 AM-12 PM

6540 Havens Corners Rd, Blacklick

Join us to shop over 50 vendors, visit our book fair, enter our raffle, and enjoy a cup of coffee!  It’s going to be a great day!! 

🍎The Thanksgiving Market at Bridge Park

11/23, 9 AM-12 PM

Longshore Street, Dublin

Fall is finally in the air at Bridge Park, so help us celebrate the season on Saturday, November 23 from 9AM-12PMat The Thanksgiving Market! We’re bringing back your favorite vendors along with a few new ones to feature all the festive fall flavors. 

Click here to for more fresh and local details: 

https://www.thedublinmarket.com/

🎄Christmas Open House @ Hoover Gardens

11/23, 9 AM-7 PMand 11/24 10 AM-6 PM

182 N Sunbury Rd, Westerville

Warm yourself with hot chocolate and cookies as you are surrounded by the wonders of Christmas. The lights, the sounds and the smells will take you back t the days when excitement filled the air in anticipation of Christmas day! Bring the kids to enjoy visits with the Grinch and painting their own ornament to adorn the tree(or as a gift for a loved one). Don’t forget to pick out your Christmas tree while you are here. Business hours are 9am to 7pm on Saturdayand 10am to 6pm on Sunday.

🎄Lancaster Christmas Parade

11/23, 10 AM-1 PM

157 E Fair Ave, Lancaster

Kick off the Christmas Season with the parade! The Center Ice Float will be making an appearance.  

🦃Turkey Trek @ Blacklick Metro Park

11/23, 10-11 AM

6975 E Livingston Ave, Reynoldsburg

Take a 2-mile walk to search for signs of our elusive turkeys. All ages welcome. Meet at the Nature Center.

🙌🏼Buckeye TRAIL-gate Party! @ Blendon Woods

11/23, 10 AM-12 PM

4265 E Dublin Granville Rd, Columbus

Prep for the big game with a 1.5-mile nature hike; stay afterwards to enjoy a hot dog over the fire and play yard games! Meet at Nature Center.

📚Storytime and Activities Feat Anna, Elsa, and the Secret River @ Barnes and Noble

11/23, 11 AM-12 PM

Check your local store

Storytime and Activities featuring Anna, Elsa, and the Secret River and Frozen 2 Little Golden Book. Join us for stories and activities with these two new books featuring the magic and adventure of the new movie.

❄️LEGO Frozen 2 Build Event @ Barnes and Noble

11/23, 2-3 PM

Check your local store

Return to Arendelle with this LEGO build event! Join us to build a castle from Frozen 2 to take home. From ages 8-12. Signup required.

more info at barnesandnoble.com

🐶Paws & Claus @ Polaris Fashion Place

11/24, 10-11:30 AM

1500 Polaris Pkwy, Columbus

Take your pet (small, furry friends only) to Polaris Fashion Place for a dose of holiday cuteness at Paws & Claus! Mix and mingle with other pet lovers while your furry friend takes a paw-satively adorable photo with Santa. Join us in Center Court. See you there!

*Small furry friends (cats and dogs) only.

🎄Sparkle Night @ The Shops at Worthington Place

11/24, 12-7 PM

7227 N High St, Worthington

Join us on Sunday, November 24thfor a fun-filled day of holiday activities, special performances, character meet and greets and the very special arrival of SANTA in a mini parade led by Worthington Kilbourne Marching Band. Must Register.

EVENT ACTIVITIES & DETAILS:

The day will kick off with a mall wide search for Santa’s little helpers hidden throughout various mall shops. At check-in you will receive a clue about locations where they can be found. Make sure you bring your cameras, these little Elves love taking selfies #elfselfieUpon completion of the search, you will receive a clue to the location of the real life Elf (B—y) for a meet and greet and photo opportunity.

Join us on Sunday, November 24thfor a fun-filled day of holiday activities, special performances, character meet and greets and the very special arrival of SANTA in a mini parade led by Worthington Kilbourne Marching Band.

EVENT ACTIVITIES & DETAILS:

The day will kick off with a mall wide search for Santa’s little helpers hidden throughout various mall shops. At check-in you will receive a clue about locations where they can be found. Make sure you bring your cameras, these little Elves love taking selfies #elfselfieUpon completion of the search, you will receive a clue to the location of the real life Elf (B—y) for a meet and greet and photo opportunity.

The Elf Hunt event will run from 12:30 – 3:30 PMand is FREE to participate. 

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Try your skills at our Gingerbread House Making Workshop. We’ll provide you with all the supplies to create a gingerbread house, you bring the creative touch! Go ahead and take it home or leave it with us to be judged by event goers for a chance to win a $25.00 mall gift card to a shop of your choice. Open to kids and adults. Contest will be divided, and one winner will be selected from each division. Contest judging is from 4:00 – 6:30 PM.

Gingerbread House Making is from 1:00 – 3:00Fee: $15.00 fee per kit (Pay in advance to guarantee reserve your kit) Additional kits will be available the day of the event on a first come first serve basis.

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Looking for the perfect photo for this year’s holiday card? Gather the family and schedule a mini professional photo session. Jessica Miller Photography (thejessicamillerphoto.com) will be onsite with a pre-set holiday scene setting for the perfect holiday photo. Each session is 10 minutes and includes 10 images with the rights to print. Please arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled session. Photo sessions require advance ticket registration.

Family Photo Mini Holiday Sessions with Jessica Miller Photography

12:00 – 4:30 PMFee: $100.00 per session (includes digital images and printing rights. Advance Reservation Only. Please add to your cart at check-out and a separate invoice will be sent to you from Jessica Miller Photography to confirm your time slot.

Make a whole day out of it! Starting at 3:00children will have the opportunity to make Christmas ornaments, holiday crafts, write letters to Santa and decorate cookies as they prepare for a special performance by a well known character that tried to steal Christmas. 😉

Crafts are FREE

Cookie Decorating $1.50 per cookie. Pay at the event.

You won’t want to miss this special performance by a grouchy, cave-dwelling creature who tried to steal Christmas. This up close and personal performance is FREE and perfect for all ages. Mr. Grinchy doesn’t come out of his cave very often and is available for family photos after his performance.

3:30 – 4:30Mr. Grinchy Performance FREE

Family Photo with your camera $3.00. Pay at the event.

Grab a cup of hot cocoa and load it up with all of your favorite toppings! Santa’s little helpers will be on hand checking to see if you’re being naughty or nice!

Hot Chocolate Bar Open 4:00 – 6:00 PMFee: $1.50 per cup. Pay at the event.

Make sure you don’t leave before our very special surprise! Gather the family and make your way outside the east entrance facing Kroger. Line up on the both sides of the sidewalks and get ready as The Worthington Kilbourne Marching Band leads our mini parade right up to the grand entrance and announces the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus! The band will lead way to the atrium of the mall where you will be greeted with one of the largest Christmas trees in the city. The Worthington Kilbourne Choir will perform a capella Christmas carols as Santa lights the tree!!

Parade Start time 5:00 PM 

We’re not done yet! Now that Santa has arrived and lit the tree, it’s time for him to meet with children and take some photos. Bring your own camera for Free photos with Santa. (Please be mindful of others as this will be a limited time and lots of people will want to take photos.)

Photos with Santa, greeted by Mrs. Claus 5:45 – 7:00 PM(free with own camera)

Meet and Greet with The Snow Queen & her sister. It’s movie premier weekend and Paulette’s Princess Palace will be decorated and ready to give warm hugs and take photos. Come see the beautiful new, hand-crafted costumes.

$10 per Single Family inside Paulette’s Palace and Productions TICKETS SOLD SEPARATELY 

🦃Turkeys, Traditions and Thanksgiving @ Slate Run Farm

11/24, 1-3 PM

1375 OH-674, Canal Winchester

Learn about some holiday customs including the use of corn, pumpkins and other foods, and the butchering of the turkey.

👧🏻Kids Holiday Gift Shop @ Philip Heit Center

11/24, 1-4 PM

150 W Main St, New Albany

Join us at the Philip Heit Center (150 W. Main St, New Albany Ohio) Sunday, November 24th from 1-4 pm. 

Sit back and relax while your kids shop for…YOU and their siblings, pets, grandparents and friends! Send your kids to the Heit Center to shop, in secret (with the help of high school volunteers), for all of their loved ones. Volunteers will help kids stick to their budget while crossing off all of the names on the shopping list. No Registration needed. Last shoppers accepted at 3:30 PM. This is the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit – and it’s the same day as the annual New Albany Holiday Tree Lighting! 

https://hna.recdesk.com/Community/Program/Detail?programId=677

📚Holiday Literacy Activities @ New Albany Library

11/24, 1:30-4 PM

200 Market St. New Albany

Join us for holiday letter writing and literacy activities in the children’s area. All ages welcome.

🎄Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration

11/24, 2-6 PM

240 Market St, New Albany

Kick off the holiday season at the community Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration, Sunday, November 24, 2019, 2:00pm to 6:00pm.  

Santa arrives at 2pm! Pictures with Santa 2pm-5:30pm!

Live Entertainment by New Albany Winds, Irwin Academy of Irish Dance, Trumpet Duets, New Albany Ballet Company, Miss Franklin County, Miss Ohio’s Outstanding Teen, New Vision Dance, NAMS Theater, SupaFun Band & soloist Jennifer Hyland. Activities include kids’ crafts, horse & carriage rides, face painting, bounce houses, balloon twisting elf, juggler, stiltwalker, Tesla Model X Holiday Music Light Show, cookie decorating, ice sculpting demonstrations, & golf swing simulator. Free holiday treats include cocoa, hot apple cider, coffee, donuts, popcorn, candy canes & cookies. Food trucks Cousins Maine Lobster, Pitabilities & Culinary House Call. Give back by donating a new unwrapped toy to Firefighters for Kids or make a special card or note for military members away from home over the holidays.

5:30pm- After brief remarks by Mayor Spalding, the tree will be lighted!

🐶Walk and Woof @ Glacier Ridge

11/24, 3-4 PM

9801 Hyland Croy, Plain City

Enjoy a 2.5-mile hike with your dog. Meet at Glacier Ridge Dog Park.

📍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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