Decisions, Decisions, Decisions…12/21-12/24

Holiday fun for everyone!  Time with family is always well spent.  Ice sculptures, hikes, crafts, lanterns and more. What will your family choose? 

🎄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. 

🎅🏻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.

🎄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

👍🏻Uptown Ice Sculpture Tour

12/21, 5-11:59 PM

Uptown Westerville

Join The Uptown Westerville Merchants for the 2018 annual Ice Sculpture Tour. Over 20 sculptures will be placed throughout Uptown Westerville for your enjoyment (sculptures are lighted in the evenings!). They will be around until they melt, see them at their best this weekend!

🔍Scavenger Hunt @ Blendon Woods

12/22, 10 AM-2 PM

4265 E Dublin Granville Rd. Columbus

Stop by the nature center to see how many hidden critters you can find.

Holiday Crafts @ Blacklick Woods

12/22, 12-4 PM

6975 East Livingston Avenue, Reynoldsburg

Stop in the nature center to make a few holiday themed crafts.

Tis the season @ Slate Run Historical Farm

12/22, 1-3 PM

1375 State Route 674 N, Canal Winchester

Take a break from the holiday bustle with a quiet stroll around the farm. String popcorn and make an ornament to take home. Meet at the farmhouse.

🌕Full Moon Hike @ Battelle Darby Creek

12/22, 5-6 PM

1775 Darby Creek Dr, Galloway

Take a brisk moonlit 4-mile hike through fields and forests. Meet at Ranger Station.

🏮Lantern Stroll @ Sharon Woods Metro Park

12/22, 5:30-6:30 PM

6911 Cleveland Ave, Columbus

Enjoy a peaceful 1-mile walk through the crisp winter woods accompanied by the soft glow of old fashioned candle lanterns. 

Meet at Schrock Lake Restroom.

🌅Sunset Bison Walk Battelle Darby Creek

12/22, 4:30-5:30 PM

Enjoy the sunset as we locate the bison in their winter pasture. Meet at nature center

🎄Christmas Eve Ceremony @ State Auto Christmas Corner

12/24, 3-3:30 PM

518 E Broad St, Columbus

Join us for our annual Christmas Eve ceremony, including a performance by State Auto associate Alan Tyson. 

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