Monday, December 10, 2007

Best Christmasy Things to Do in Columbus, OH

Here are some of ideas of things to do during the festive holiday season in Columbus, Ohio:

  • Gahanna Parks & Recreation Winter Wonderland at Creekside Park - Stroll along Big Walnut Creek and view breathtaking light displays and festive holiday decorations inspired by Mother Nature. (free)
  • Gingerbread Season at Herb N Ewe - Fascinate your child as you walk through Candyland escorted by a real gingerbread man and visit a full-size gingerbread cottage. Visit King Kandy’s enchanted candy shop and stop along the way to design your own gingerbread cookie. (free)
  • Zoo in Lights - Christmas lights decorating the entire Columbus Zoo
  • Spaghetti Warehouse's Mayhem & Mystery: A Holiday Harmony--Crooning with Scrooge - A Christmas party turns sober when holiday banter turns toward the deplorable treatment of the poor, and a certain Jacob Marley turns up missing in M&M's annual holiday production. ($24)
  • Echoes in Time Theatre: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas: An Evening with Clement Moore - Westerville's Ronald St. Pierre portrays the 19th-century author in a performance of Moore's life and thoughts on writing his well-known poem, T'was the Night Before Christmas. ($3 - $7)
  • Holiday Fantasy of Lights - Halfway through the Holiday Fantasy of Lights is a shelter house you can stop at and shop. It’s filled with holiday goodies and tourist-type gifts. They have free cookies and cider also. The price per car is $10 Monday through Thursday running 5:30 to 9:30 and $15 Friday through Sunday, 5:30 to 10:30.
  • Christmas Lights Set to Music Decoration - In Alum Creek, there is is a home with a magical light display set to music. Drive up, tune in to the FM station displayed, and watch for as long as you'd like.
  • Drive past the Ohio Statehouse on Broad and High to see the huge lit holiday tree (and several smaller trees) along with the beautiful décor on the Statehouse itself.
  • State Auto Insurance life-size nativity scene. It’s a beautiful and realistic recreation of the journey and events leading up to Jesus’ birth and Jesus at the manger with Joseph, Mary, angels, animals, shepherds and the Magi.
  • Christmas Shopping at Easton - In the Town Square a 50 foot tree is illuminated with 500 thousand lights.

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