It’s almost Holiday time! Enjoy the last weekend of festive activities. What will you choose?
🎁Unwrap a Book @ Delaware Libraries
Anytime between December 16 – 27, check out a surprise this holiday season by picking out a wrapped mystery book!
☃️Preschoolers: Winter in the Woods @ Blendon Woods
12/20, 9:30-10:30 AM and 11 AM-12 PM
4265 E Granville Rd.
Animals survive the winter in different ways – hibernate, migrate, or tough it out!
🌳Preschoolers: Squirrely Squirrels @ Battelle Darby
1415 Darby Creek Drive, Galloway
12/20, 11-12 PM and 1-2 PM
🌙Sleepy Squirrel, Hungry Squirrel, Little Ball of Fur! Come learn all about what squirrels do in the winter.
🌲Christmas for the Critters @ Sharon Woods Metro Park
12/20, 10 AM-12 PM
1069 W. Main St
Stop by to create a treat for backyard wildlife.
Meet at Spring Hollow Lodge. Please note that the Lodge is located at 1069 W. Main St., and is not accessible via the main park entrance off of Cleveland Ave.
🖌Drop-In Winter Craft @ Westerville Library
12/20, 10:30-11:30 AM
126 S State St. Westerville
Celebrate the winter break by making a pine cone bird feeder. While supplies last. (Note: Peanut butter will NOT be used for this craft.)
This event is a part of the library’s series, Celebrate the Season.
🧝🏼♂️Elf Scavenger Hunt @ Homestead Park
12/20, 12-4 PM
4675 Cosgray Rd, Hilliard
Mischievous elves have taken over the Nature Center 🧝🏼♂️ Find them all and win a holiday-themed prize! Enjoy some hot chocolate ☕ and make a craft 🖍✂🎨 before or after your search.
🖌FREE KRAFT-N-PLAY PARTY! @ Dublin Toy Emporium
12/20, 2:30-6 PM
28 North High St., Dublin
COME ONE COME ALL!
MUST Reserve your family’s spot, so that we know how many wonderful krafts to bring!
we have a bundle of holiday krafts to giveaway! so this Friday is a free Kraft-n-Play Day!
Call the Kafé to Reserve your family’s spot! 614-582-3749
🍪KidX: Cookies & Claus @ Polaris
12/20, 4:30-6 PM
1500 Polaris Pkwy, Columbus
Enjoy cookies with Santa Claus on Friday, December 20 from 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM at Santaville in Center Court! Decorate your own Cheryl’s cookie with frosting and holiday sprinkles, complimentary of Polaris Fashion Place.
❄️Uptown Holiday Ice Sculpture Tour
12/20, 5 PM
Uptown Merchants are please to present our annual ice sculpture tour starting Friday December 20th until they melt!
Each block in Uptown features holiday themed ice sculptures during this last weekend before Christmas.
Bring your family and guests to Uptown to show off our beautiful area and to celebrate the holidays the “old fashion” way!
🎄Free Festive Fridays at Columbus Commons
12/20, 5-8 PM
160 S High St, Columbus
Enjoy the festive lights at Columbus Commons from November 22 through January 5, 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 the AEP Foundation.
To sweeten the deal, Fridays from 5pm to 8pm 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.
While you’re traversing this glowing green space, take a photo and share it on Instagram using #CCHolidayLights!
12/21-12/23, select dates and times
39 E State St, Columbus
Ring in the holiday season with The Nutcracker, a timeless tradition for all ages. Co-created by Gerard Charles and Robert Post, this magical production takes you on a Christmas Eve adventure, complete with sparkling snow, toys come to life and the sounds of the Columbus Symphony.
More info → www.bit.ly/bmet-nut
🔎Winter Wonderland Scavenger Hunt @ Blendon Woods
12/21 and 11/22, 9 AM-5 PM
4265 E Dublin Granville Rd, Columbus
See if you can find all of the winter creatures hiding in the Nature Center. All ages.
⚙️Free Day at The Works!
12/21, 9 AM-5 PM
55 S 1st St, Newark
On Saturday, December 21, The Works will open their doors to the community free of charge to show our appreciation for the public whose support drives the museum all year long. We will have special activities available 10 AM-2 PM, including hands-on crafts, ornament making, cookie decorating, scavenger hunts, glassblowing, and SciDome shows.
Be sure to stop by the Gear Shop for 35% off all glass and stocking stuffers. Guests are also welcome to bring lunch to eat while doing activities in the museum’s meeting room.
We hope you will join us in celebrating our community!
🖌For Kids: Holiday Crafts @ Highbanks Metro Park
12/21, 11 AM-1 PM
9466 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center
Make simple holiday crafts to celebrate the season. Program at nature center. Parking maybe limited. Visitors may need to park in Oak Coves Picnic area and walk to the nature center. Free. Ages 3+.
🚜Construction Site on Christmas Night @ Barnes and Noble
12/21, 11-11:30 AM
3685 W Dublin Granville Rd, Columbus
Join us on Saturday December 21st at 11 am for Storytime featuring Construction Site on Christmas Night. After your favorite construction trucks finish their big important job, they receive their very own Christmas surprise. Activities to follow, plus, get a coupon for lunch in our cafe!
🖌Holiday Crafts @ Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park
12/21 and 11/22, 1-3 PM
1415 Darby Creek Drive, Galloway
Get out of the house for a little and create easy seasonal crafts, some incorporated with materials found in nature. All ages welcome, stop by anytime between 1pm-3pm, meet us at the Nature Center 1415 Darby Creek Dr.
👨👩👧👦Family BINGO @ Tremont Library
12/21, 2:30-3:30 PM
Join us for an afternoon of fun with family BINGO. Earn prizes as you play this book themed BINGO game. All ages welcome.
🌕Solstice Walk @ Inniswoods Metro Park
12/21, 6-7 PM
Join us in the Gardens for a guided walk in celebration of the longest night of the year.
🎼The Musicians of Broad St. United Methodist Church @ Christmas Corner
12/21, 7-8 PM
518 E Broad St, Columbus
The Christmas Corner Concert Series continues with a performance by The Musicians of Broad St. United Methodist Church.
👍🏻Toys of Yesteryear @ Gallant Farm
12/22, 12-5 PM
2150 Buttermilk Hill Rd, Delaware
Come see our collection of vintage toys and enjoy hands-on play with a variety of reproductions of toys from the past. We’ll be learning lots of history in the process