Things To Do In Central Ohio – December, 2015

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Things To Do In Central Ohio – December, 2015 – ‘Tis the Season for family fun! Check out these things to do in and around Central Ohio this month!


Zoo Lights

When: Now through January 3
Where: Columbus Zoo & Aquarium
Central Ohio’s favorite family holiday tradition went from a few strands of lights to millions of LED lights, 3 animated musical light shows, Santa & Mrs. Claus, reindeer, and more!


Carriage Rides

When: Now through December 23
Where: Easton Town Center
Horse-drawn carriage rides at Easton Town Center on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.


Huntington Holiday Train

When: Now through December 31
Where: Huntington Bank Building, 17 S. High Street, Columbus
FREE! See the spectacular 600-square-foot display features 280 feet of train tracks running through tiny villages modeled after actual buildings in Germany. Located in the lobby of the Capitol Square Huntington Bank building, 17 S. High Street, Columbus.


Grand Illumination

When: December 4 through January 10
Where: Scioto Mile
Kick off the holiday season with the Grand Illumination of downtown Columbus as thousands of twinkling lights illuminate the Scioto Mile.


Messiah Sing-Along

When: December 11 @ 7:30 p.m.
Where: Southern Theatre
Join the orchestra and community members for a beloved holiday tradition! Raise your voice in song with friends, families, and church choirs, and sing selections of Handel’s legendary Messiah.


Snowflake Run

When: December 13 @ 9:00 a.m.
Where: Dublin Rec Center
Take a 3.1 mile run (or walk) along the scenic jogging trails around the Dublin Community Rec Center.


Backyard Birds

When: December 29 @ 10:00 a.m.
Where: Homestead Park
FREE Family Fun! Search for birds and learn how to attract them to your yard. Make a bird feeder to take home. At Homestead Park, 4675 Cosgray Road, Hilliard (meet at the maintenance shop).


Christmas with the Critters

When: December 30, from 12:00-4:00
Where: Ohio Wildlife Center
Keep the chill away by meeting wild animal ambassadors, creating fun holiday crafts, and celebrating nature with your family at the Ohio Wildlife Center in Powell.


First Night Columbus

When: December 31, from 5:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Where: COSI
A New Year’s celebration for families. Live music, crafts, and games to ring in the new year.


Note: The information here was correct at time of publishing, but weather and other issues can impact even the best laid plans. Call the venue directly or visit the links provided for up-to-date information before you make your plans!

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