Decisions, Decisions, Decisions…12/14-12/16

I doubt we will get to enjoy these activities this weekend.  Moving stinks!  But, I hope your families can enjoy and have fun.  There’s always next weekend😊

🎄Conservatory Aglow @ Franklin Park Conservatory

Thru Jan 2nd

1777 E Broad St, Columbus

This year’s annual holiday show is set to be the biggest and brightest in Conservatory history. Conservatory Aglow, presented by Ahlum & Arbor Tree Preservation, begins Nov. 17, with evening hours beginning Dec. 1. This experience is included in general admission to the Conservatory. 

New features at this year’s Conservatory Aglow: 

– Rainbow color-blocking themes throughout the new Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation Children’s Garden. 

– Expert lighting by Ahlum & Arbor Tree Preservation to highlight the magnificent botanical structure of the old-growth trees at the Conservatory. 

– A Grand Mallway experience, featuring one of the grandest views of the historic John F. Wolfe Palm House — when it is illuminated by the dreamy, color-shifting, James Turrell light installation, “Light Raiment II”

– The special return of the flamingo topiaries. A fan-favorite among the “Topiaries at the Conservatory” collection, these sculptures will be dressed in neon pink lights over a sea of electric blue.

– Visual projections by OBLSK

– Whirly Tree by Tork Collaborative Arts 

PLUS traditional favorites, including: 

– Hand-blown glass ornament trees

– Poinsettia trees

– Creative lighting to illuminate the botanical gardens 

⭐️Butch Bando’s Fantasy of Lights

5:30-10:30 PM

3311 S Old State Rd, Delaware

A 3 mile drive thru light show from the comfort of your vehicle. This year purchase a 2018 Season Pass so you may enjoy the lights all season long. Passes may be purchased at the ticket gate.

🎅🏻Santa at Cabala’s

Thru 12/22 

1650 Gemini Pl, Columbus

Santa Bryan will be appearing at Cabela’s. (If you can’t make it during my shifts, Santa Mike will be there. He’s the former Santa for Polaris Fashion Mall.)

🐴Holiday Carriage Rides @ Easton Town Center

160 Easton Town Ctr, Columbus

The horse knows the way to carry the sleigh…

At Easton this Holiday season, you can take a ride over the streets and through the Town Center…and rest assured that the horse knows the way!

Horse-drawn carriage rides will again be offered during the holiday season at Easton Town Center in the North District and through Fenlon Square. Rides begin November 16 after the Lighting Ceremony and continue Friday through Sunday through December 23. Cost is $10 per person. Children under 15 ride free with paying adult.

You can grab a carriage ride outside of Zara on Gramercy Street.

Weekends through December 23:

Fridays: 6-10 PM

Saturdays: 6-10 PM

Sundays: 3-7 PM

*Carriage Rides may be canceled at any time due to weather conditions for the safety of our guests.

🧝🏼‍♂️Twelve Elves of Dublin Scavenger Hunt


Historic Dublin

Enjoy some Free Family Fun in Historic Dublin this Holiday Season!

12 Playful Little Elves are hiding in Historic Dublin! Can you find them All?

Pick up your Elf Hunt cards at any of the locations listed below

Start your hunt when ever and where ever you choose! Have your card stamped everytime you find an Elf 

Visit the locations durning their normal business hours anytime between December 1st and December 29th,2018

Parents- return your completed card to any of the 12 locations for a chance to win the Grand Prize Basket

Grand Prize Drawings and Photo Op with “The Elf on the Shelf” at Our CupCakery December 29th between 2:00 and 4:00pm

We’re excited to announce this year’s elf hideouts!

Boho 72 Boutique

Dean Insurance Group

Johnson’s Real Ice Cream – Dublin

La Chatelaine French Bakery & Bistro

Our CupCakery

Terra Gallery

Winans Dublin


Dublin Toy Emporium

The Close Connection-Keller Williams

Cutler Real Estate

Jennifer J Miller DDS-Dentistry of Dublin

The elf hunt begins during Historic Dublin Holly Days on Saturday, December 1st at 1 PM.

🧝🏾‍♀️Elf On The Shelf @ Prairie Township 

5955 West Broad St, Galloway

You can find these dolls at local business. Kids receive a signature for finding them, once they complete the whole hunt, turn in sheets to the Community Center for a chance to win a new bicycle. When you find an elf, take a picture at the store you found the elf in and use #PTCCOhio in your social media posts! Program takes place Nov. 27-Dec. 17, 2018

🎄Festive Fridays at Columbus Commons

160 S High St, Columbus

Enjoy the holiday lights at Columbus Commons now through January 2, EVERY DAY from dusk until to 11 pm. Stop by after a Downtown dinner to see more than 400,000 LED lights dazzle in the park, thanks to our wonderful partnership with American Electric Power.

To sweeten the deal, Fridays in December will be a little extra festive, with free hot chocolate and carousel rides. Plus, you’ll hear the music of the season with musicians roaming around the park. You can find that extra bit of holiday cheer on these dates:

Friday, December 7

Friday, December 14

Friday, December 21

While you’re traversing this glowing green space, take a photo and share it on Instagram using #CCHolidayLights!

Free hot chocolate is available until supplies run out, and carousel rides are weather permitting. 

Convenient parking is located under the park at 191 S. 3rd St, or directly across the street at 55 E. Rich St. 

For more information, visit the Columbus Commons website or

⭐️12 Days of KidX: Sounds of the Season @ Polaris Fashion Place

12/14 and 12/15, 11 AM-8 PM

Guests can enjoy a mini KidX each day featuring crafts, characters, performances and more spread throughout the 12 days!

Today’s Activity: Sounds of the Season on the Lower Level near Sears- Celebrating local choir, dance and band groups.

Sponsors: Gymboree, Crazy 8, Mad River Mountain

🦉Audubon Christmas Bird Count @Inniswoods Metro Park

12/15, 8-11 AM

940 S Hempstead Rd, Westerville

Search for birds and help collect data for the National Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count. Finish up inside with a warm drink and view birds at the feeders. Meet at Innis House

🦆Christmas Bird Count @Higbanks

12/15, 9-10 AM

9466 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center

Search for winter birds as part of the National Audubon Christmas Bird Count.  Enjoy hot chocolate while we tally our results. 10+.

🐥Audubon Christmas Bird Count @ Sharon Woods

12/15, 10-11 AM

6911 Cleveland Ave. Westerville

Search for birds on and off the trailer the National Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count.  Tally your results over a cutoff hot cocoa.

🎄Holiday Tree Globe @ Pat Catans

12/15 10 AM-12 AM, 12/16 1-3 PM

Shake things up this holiday season with a Tree Globe! Create a wintry scene complete with snow, rainbow snowflakes and a little tree full of pom pom ornaments. Moon lights will also be available to purchase if you would like to add lights to the Christmas tree!

Cost: Free

No registration is required.

Share your experience with us! #DIYwithCatans

Complete details:

🚂All Aboard for Railroad Fun @ Sandel Legacy Trail

12/15, 10 AM-2 PM, 12/16 12-4 PM

168 S Vernon St, Sunbury

Join us at the Sandel Legacy Trail house for monthly model railroad open houses. Watch the model trains (HO scale) travel through a miniature village and countryside, and take time to talk to the club Model Railroaders who can share their knowledge about railroading in America. Free, all ages.

🐮Holiday Open Farm

12/15, 1-5 PM

5278 Berger Road, Groveport

We would be delighted to have you join us for Open Farm, each Saturday leading up to Christmas! Come visit The Hangar to shop our farm products, take a farm tour to meet our newest baby animals, and enjoy a delicious chocolate chip cookie (from Grandmother Harrison’s famous recipe). Feel welcome to stop by anytime between 1pm and 5pm on Saturdays from 11/17 to 12/22. We look forward to hosting you!

🍦Holiday Weekend at Sticky Fingers

12/15 and 12/16, 1-8 PM

5140 Cheshire Rd, Galena

Come to Sticky Fingers and join us in our first ever holiday celebration! For one weekend only, we will be premiering our brand new hot chocolate floats, and holiday flavors that you can only try once! Event-exclusive Sticky’s merchandise will be available so you can give the gift of summer this holiday. Open Dec. 15-Dec. 16, 1:00-8:00pm!

🛍Family Fun Day @ Uptown Westerville

12/15, 1-3 PM

Stop by shops around uptown for free family activities.

🎅🏻Santa House@ Strand Theatre

12/15 1-3 PM

28 E Winter St, Delaware

Santa and Mrs. Claus greet children and adults all month long to hear their Christmas wishes and give each one a treat. Visits are free and picture-taking with your own camera or device is welcome!

👚Cute Christmas T-Shirts

Michaels Stores

12/15 2-4 PM

Be the cutest dressed guest at holiday parties with this fun T-shirt project. Buy the T-shirt, and the supplies to decorate it will be provided.

All Michaels Store locations, 1-3PM local time

Age 3 and up welcome. Preregistration is not required, first come, first served. Please arrive in enough time to complete project prior to 3pm.

🎩Charles Dickens ‘A Christmas Carol’-A live reading

12/15, 2 PM
Bexley Library

2411 E. Main St. Bexley

📸Complimentary Holiday Photos @ Easton Town Center

12/15 5-8 PM

160 Easton Town Ctr, Columbus

Receive a complimentary professional photo at the Central Park Fountain this holiday season. 

Photos are dependent on weather.

🌕Night Life in the Stream @ Battle Darby Creek Nature Center

12/15, 5:30-6:30 PM

See what animals awaken after dark in the 53 ft living stream.

🎄A Christmas Evening @ Slate Run Farm

12/15, 4-5:30 PM

Make decorations, string popcorn and enjoy other seasonal 1880s activities on a special lamplit evening.

🐶Happy Tails-n-Trails @ Sharon Woods

12/16, 2-3 PM

6911 Cleveland Ave, Westerville

Bring your canine companion for a 2-mile hike on the Spring Creek Trail, followed by a doggie treat.

Meet at the Apple Ridge Bulletin Board. 

🖌Holiday Crafternoon @ Blendon Woods

12/16, 1-3 PM

Drop brand make a craft to brighten your winter afternoon.

⭐️Live Nativity @ St. Brendon the Navigator of Hilliard

12/16, 6:30-8 PM

4475 Dublin Rd, Hilliard

Join us this Advent Season for a Live Nativity with real animals! Following the 5:30 PM Mass on Sunday, December 16, there will be a special presentation of the Nativity story in the school Multi-Purpose Room (MPR), followed by refreshments and fellowship. All ages are welcome!

📍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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