Things To Do In Central Ohio – December 2018

December brings holiday lights, trains, elves, celebrations, and an abundance of family fun!  Wishing you and your family a very happy holiday season!

Carriage Rides
When: Now through December 23
Where: Easton Town Center (North District)
Horse-drawn carriage rides through the streets of Easton on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Twelves Elves of Dublin
When: Now through December 29
Where: Historic Dublin
Find all 12 elves hidden throughout Historic Dublin and win a little prize at each participating location!

Columbus Commons Holiday Lights
When: Now through January 2, from dusk until 11:00 p.m.
Where: 160 S High Street, Columbus
More than 400,000 LED lights dazzle the park. And, on three Fridays in December, there will be hot chocolate, carousel rides, and music of the season.

State Auto’s Christmas Corner
When: Now through January 2
Where: 518 E Broad Street, Columbus
See the life-sized Nativity display any day of the week! Choir performances on Friday and Saturday evenings until Christmas.

Huntington Holiday Train
When: Now through January 2
Where: Columbus Metropolitan Library – Main Branch, 96 S Grant Avenue, Columbus
FREE! See the spectacular display featuring 280 feet of train tracks running through tiny villages. The exhibit is never the same, as it is assembled differently each year!

Conservatory Aglow
When: Now through January 2
Where: Franklin Park Conservatory, 1777 E Broad Street, Columbus
Artfully placed light installations highlight the horticulture displays. Hand-blown glass ornament trees, poinsettia trees, model railway, and more!

Zoo Lights
When: Now through January 6
Where: Columbus Zoo & Aquarium
Central Ohio’s favorite family holiday tradition went from a few strands of lights to millions of LED lights, animated musical light shows, Santa & Mrs. Claus, reindeer, and more!

Dragon Lights Columbus
When: now through January 6 (Tuesday – Sunday from 5:30-10:00 p.m.)
Where: Natural Resources Park in the Ohio Expo Center, 717 E 17th Avenue, Columbus
Brand new light sculptures, exciting performances, food and beverages, and fun!

Celebrate with the Critters
When: December 26 from 1:00-4:00
Where: Ohio Wildlife Center, 9000 Dublin Road, Powell
Meet some of the animals up close, take home winter crafts, and make bird feeders for our wild birds. Keep the chill away and celebrate nature with your family!

First Night Columbus
When: December 31, from 5:30 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Where: COSI, 333 West Broad Street, Columbus
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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