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The Holidays in Columbus, Ohio 2018

There are so many wonderful events to enjoy the Christmas and Holiday season in and around Columbus, including family activities, date ideas, community events and more. You don't want to miss out! Here is a list of our favorite events to attend this year:

 

  Wildlights at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium : 11/17- 1/1  One of Columbus's best displays of lights with the added bonus of getting outside and enjoying the wild life that the zoo has to offer. Plenty of indoor exhibits to escape the cold, ice skating, visits from Santa and Mrs. Claus and so much more!

Wildlights at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium: 11/17- 1/1

One of Columbus's best displays of lights with the added bonus of getting outside and enjoying the wild life that the zoo has to offer. Plenty of indoor exhibits to escape the cold, ice skating, visits from Santa and Mrs. Claus and so much more!

  Holiday Fantasy of Lights:  11/16 - 1/1  Alum Creek light display and Santa’s House. $20-$30 per car; free cookies and cocoa at the Santa House.

Holiday Fantasy of Lights: 11/16 - 1/1

Alum Creek light display and Santa’s House. $20-$30 per car; free cookies and cocoa at the Santa House.

  Lights at the Scioto Mile:  11/17- 1/2  Downtown Columbus with be lit with more than 200,000 lights for the Holiday Light Display. This spectacular display will span Columbus Commons, the Lazarus Building and along the Scioto Mile. You can even do a group segue tour if you really want to experience the scene first hand!

Lights at the Scioto Mile: 11/17- 1/2

Downtown Columbus with be lit with more than 200,000 lights for the Holiday Light Display. This spectacular display will span Columbus Commons, the Lazarus Building and along the Scioto Mile. You can even do a group segue tour if you really want to experience the scene first hand!

  Gardens Aglow at the Conservatory:  11/17 - 1/2  Admission is $7 – $14. Holiday displays and activities at the Franklin Park Conservatory, including live entertainment, gingerbread contest, and family fun days. There are events every weekend and select weekdays.

Gardens Aglow at the Conservatory: 11/17 - 1/2

Admission is $7 – $14. Holiday displays and activities at the Franklin Park Conservatory, including live entertainment, gingerbread contest, and family fun days. There are events every weekend and select weekdays.

  Columbus Commons Holiday Lights:  11/23 - 1/2  Check out more than 320,000 LED lights in the heart of downtown.

Columbus Commons Holiday Lights: 11/23 - 1/2

Check out more than 320,000 LED lights in the heart of downtown.

  BalletMet's Nutcracker : 12/7 - 12/23  Experience this timeless classic at one of the most beautiful theater's in Ohio, The Ohio Theatre. This event is wonderful for all ages and sure to be one of your most cherished memories!

BalletMet's Nutcracker: 12/7 - 12/23

Experience this timeless classic at one of the most beautiful theater's in Ohio, The Ohio Theatre. This event is wonderful for all ages and sure to be one of your most cherished memories!

  Easton Holiday Carriage Rides : 11/17- 12/23  After a grand celebration on 11/17, Easton pulls out all of the stops with it's fantastic light display, carriage rides and visits with Santa of course.

Easton Holiday Carriage Rides: 11/17- 12/23

After a grand celebration on 11/17, Easton pulls out all of the stops with it's fantastic light display, carriage rides and visits with Santa of course.

There are so many wonderful things to do this time of year... don't miss a thing! Visit one of our favorite resources to find out more about what to do in Columbus this season and all year long...

https://www.experiencecolumbus.com/events/