Snag some end of the season holiday fun and jump into the New Year early for the kids. It’s a shorter list than normal, but there’s still adventures to be had. Or create your own holiday traditions with New Years.
🎄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
3311 S Old State Rd, Delaware
A 3 mile drive thru light show from the comfort of your vehicle.
🧝🏼♂️Twelve Elves of Dublin Scavenger Hunt
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
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.
❄️Winter Break Scavenger Hunt @ Blendon Woods
Thru 1/2, 10 AM-2 PM
4265 E Dublin Granville Rd. Columbus
Stop by the nature center to see how many hidden critters you can find.
🐥Nature Babies @Blacklick Woods Metro Park
12/28, 10-11 AM
6975 E Livingston Ave, Reynoldsburg
Bring your little one and explore animals and the change of seasons from the nature center through books. Caregivers will learn nature signs in American Sign Language to practice. Ages 2 years or younger. Meet at the nature center.
⛄️Snowmen at Night Storytime @ Westerville Library
12/28, 10:30-11:30 AM
Calling all snow lovers! Enjoy the modern winter tale, Snowmen at Night. Then play in the (fake) snow, pin the nose on the snowmen, color, or make an edible snowman to take home. Parents & caregivers actively participate. All materials will be provided. 3-6 years
❄️KidX: Frozen Fun @ Polaris Fashion Place
12/28, 10:30 AM-12 PM
Visit your favorite snowy movie characters for a winter wonderland of fun! Take a break from the cold and come join the whole snow family by the Santa Set.
👟Winter Walk @ Alum Creek Lake
12/28, 11 AM and 1 PM
The untrained eye may not realize that winter is an active time in Ohio! Celebrate the season with us while we hike, search for animal tracks, and go on a scavenger hunt for other winter activity. Dress in layers and wear shoes that can get muddy! We will provide hot beverages to stay warm.
RSVP: Please let us know that you are coming.
Who: All ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
When: Friday, December 28, 2018. 11 am and 1 pm.
Where: Alum Creek Lake
US Army Corps of Engineers Visitor Center
5905 Lewis Center Rd.
Lewis Center, OH 43035
📚Winter Break at Orange Branch Library
12/28, 2 PM
84 E Winter St, Delaware
Come in to the Orange Branch Library during winter break for some extra special break fun!
All Programs begin at 2 PM!
December 28: Play-Doh Free Play
January 2: Art in a Bag
January 3: Snowman Slime
January 4: Pixar Short Indoor Picnic
🎉Noonday Ball @ Bexley Library
12/29, 11:30-12:30 PM
2411 E. Main St. Bexley
Celebrate the New Year 2 days early and way before bedtime! We will count down to noon with our very own ball drop. Costumes welcome! Everyone dressed for a royal ball or for playing ball will be entered into a raffle for a new book.
🔹LEGO Design Challenge Day at Columbus Museum of Art
12/29, 1-4 PM
480 E Broad St, Columbus
Compete in fast-paced creative challenges using LEGO® bricks. A new round of competition will be held every 30 minutes between 1:00 and 4:00 PM, and prizes will be awarded to each round’s winning team. Held in conjunction with Think Outside the Brick: The Creative Art of LEGO. Cost of this program is included with general museum admission, no registration requested.
🦉Look for owls
12/29, 6-7 PM
7180 Walnut St, New Albany
Search for owls that spend the winter here. Meet at Millstone Shelter
🧗🏻♀️First Time Visitors Free @ VA Training Center
12/30, 11 AM-6 PM
6295 Busch Blvd., Columbus
All first time visitors are FREE on Sundays from 11 AM-6 PM. Members are always free.
For full rates and hours, check out our website: verticaladventuresohio.com/vatc/facility/
Come experience the joys and challenges of rock climbing in our family-focused space.
🎉Family Fun: New Years Open House Party
12/30, 11 AM-3 PM
1069 W. Main St. Westerville
Stop by the Lodge anytime between 11am and 3pm to celebrate New Years with games, activities and crafts. There will even be a countdown for our very own ball drop on every hour!
Meet at Spring Hollow Lodge (1069 W. Main St.)
🖼Pizzuti Collection Family Day
12/30, 12-5 PM
Family Day at Pizzuti Collection is a wonderful opportunity to gather the family for a full day of arts programming. Enjoy complimentary admission while exploring the exhibitions on view with art-inspired crafts and tours.
12:00pm-3:00pm Mini Chair Building Workshop
1:30pm- Story Time
2:00pm-Family Centered Tour
For any questions about this program, contact Wynne Morgan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614.300.3575.
Hours: 12PM – 5PM