Weekend Roundup 12/17-12/19

Do you feel the magic yet?  If not, here are some events that can bring you into the spirit.  What will your family choose? 


🌳(#OptOutsideDay), Gahanna Parks & Rec will launch an exciting outdoor adventure that participants can do at their own pace! The Winter holiday-themed scavenger hunt leads adventurers through four of Gahanna’s parks: Academy, Sunpoint, Gahanna Woods, and Pizzurro. Participants should look for signs with alphabet letters on them, then unscramble the letters found at each park to decipher that park’s hidden word. (See form below or DOWNLOAD HERE.) Use the letters in the boxes to find the final hidden word. Once you find it, email us a picture of your form to [email protected] to find out if you’ve won a Gahanna Parks & Recreation Prize Bag (available while supplies last). GRAND PRIZE: A Flash 22 Hiking Backpack, donated by REI Easton!(Note: completed hidden word forms can also be dropped of at City Hall: 200 High St. Gahanna, OH.)

🚂Delaware County Model Railroaders Open House

Saturday 10 am-2 pm

Stop in the model railroad open houses during these winter weekends. Members of the model railway group will share the history of railroads in America.


❄️Uptown Westerville Ice Sculptures

Uptown Merchants are pleased to present their annual ice sculpture tour starting December 19th(previously the 17th, changed due to weather forecast ) Sunday morning, and will be available for viewing by 2:00 pm. If you wish to come see them at night, they will be beautifully lit.

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 fashioned” way!


🤶🏻🎅🏻Santa and Mrs. Claus In Uptown Westerville 

Saturday, 12-3

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be roaming through Uptown Westerville shops and restaurants. Come on out and find them to snap a picture, get a candy cane, and tell them your Christmas wishes!


⛄️Snowmen at Night Storytime (Livestream)

Time: 10am – 10:30am

Location: Facebook Live

Calling all snow lovers! Enjoy the modern winter tale, Snowmen at Night along with snow-inspired songs and rhymes. 

Stop by the library to pick up a Snowman Activity Packet too! Available 12/18/21 at opening. 

*While supplies last. 

Broadcast live on our Facebook page: facebook.com/westervillelibrary

🎅🏻Santa Photos

Saturday 1-3 pm

Santa comes to North Orange Family Dentistry! Swing by to get a photo with Santa for FREE! We ask that, if you are able, please bring an unopened toy to donate to local toy drives for children in need of gifts this Christmas. This is not mandatory but appreciated. Masks are required in the building but NOT REQUIRED for your picture (all pictures will be indoors)! You do not need to be our patient to come!


🖌Holiday Crafts @Blacklick Woods

Saturday, 12/18, 10 am-2 pm

Stop by the Nature Center and make a few holiday-themed crafts.

For Kids: Cones & Conifers @ Glacier Ridge

Saturday 3-4 pm

Join the naturalist for a fun scavenger hunt all about evergreen trees!

🎄Historic Dublin Holly Days

Saturday 3-5

Come to Historic Dublin for Free Family Fun, Holiday Cheer and Live Entertainment. Each Saturday in December!  Shop -Dine and Be Merry!

Sat Dec 18th

Santa’s Family Holiday!

Meet Santa, Mrs Claus, Buddy the Elf too! Music, Raffles Prizes and more!


Hunt for the 12 Elves of Dublin! 

Dec 1- 23rd. 

Find all 12 and enter to win an awesome Grand Prize basket filled with goodies from businesses in the Historic District!


🌲Dickens of a Christmas @Ohio Village


Bring your family to our 19th-century holiday celebration and see Charles Dickens’s festive vision of Christmas come to life. Meet and interact with Ohio Village residents to learn how they celebrate the holiday season. Encounter holiday characters like Santa Claus, St. Nicholas, Jacob Marley, Ebenezer Scrooge, Krampus and others. Enjoy music and dance of the period and partake in various activities throughout Ohio Village.

Food trucks available during Dickens of a Christmas:

11/27 – Comida El Catrin, Worldwide Catering

11/28 – Hogback BBQ Pit, World Wide Catering

12/18 – Explorer’s Club, World Wide Catering

12/19 – Paddy Wagon, World Wide Catering

🎄Winter Lights and Lantern Hikes

@Homestead Park

Sunday 5-6 pm

Join the naturalist for a guided hike and enjoy the winter lights! All ages welcome. Meet at the Barn Shelter.


🚂Delaware County Model Railroaders Open House

Sunday 12-4 pm

Stop in the model railroad open houses during these winter weekends. Members of the model railway group will share the history of railroads in America.


🎄Lights on the Eastside, pretty amazing!


📌Please note-Events can be changed by hosts, please check the event before attending. I try my best to provide up to date information. Please stay safe and do what you feel is most comfortable for your family with COVID-19 risks.

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