Holidays in Columbus Ohio

Jeanne O’Keefe, REALTOR Author - Jeanne O’Keefe
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This year, take the time to really enjoy your holidays in Columbus Ohio! There are so many holiday activities and events right here in Columbus, most are family focused and full of good cheer. So make some reservations or plans now, to sprinkle a little holiday all throughout your months of November and December.

Holidays in Columbus 2022

Butch Bando’s Fantasy of Lights

November 18 to January 1 at Alum Creek State Park Campgrounds. Sunday to Thursday 5:30-9:00pm; Friday and Saturday 5:30-10:00pm. $20 per car Monday to Thursday, $30 per car Friday to Sunday. $60 for Limos, Motorhomes and Motor Coaches. $100 for Buses and Large Motor Coaches.

Originally called Fantasy of Lights, the annual holiday light driving trail is 1.5 miles long featuring over 1 million lights and 100 displays.

3311 S. Old State Road, Delaware, OH 43015.

Holiday SegAway Tours  

Tour the holiday scenery in downtown Columbus, while enjoying holiday music. Begins December 1, see online schedule for details. Tours are at 6:00 pm and 8:15 pm every night through December 23rd. Suitable for teens and adults. $49 per rider, contact SegAway tours through the website or at 614-222-3005.

Holidays at the Franklin Park Conservatory

Come and enjoy programs such as Breakfast with Santa, Fantastical Hedgehog Magic Show, and crafts happening all during December. For prices, events, and more visit their website or go to 1777 E. Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43203.

Ohio Statehouse

December 6 – December 20, from Noon to 1:00 pm (week days only) at the Ohio Statehouse in the Museum Gallery, enjoy a FREE lunchtime Holiday choir performance.

December 1 – from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm in the Atrium, enjoy the opening of the season with the annual Holiday Festival and Tree Lighting, with music and activities for kids, and gorgeous holiday lights!

Holiday Pops Concert by the Columbus Symphony Orchestra.

39 E. State St.
Columbus, OH 43215


Beautiful hand-crafted items from all over the world, perfect for holiday giving and decorating. See website for tickets.

Ohio Craft Museum’s Gifts of the Craftsmen

Featuring beautiful jewelry, functional pottery, art glass, wood cutting boards, whimsical puppets and more, by over 125 fine craft artists. Stop in and shop this holiday season!

The Nutcracker, by BalletMet

Witness magic in the making at The Nutcracker, a beloved holiday tradition that has stood the test of time. The Nutcracker is an adventure for all who believe in holiday enchantment. 
Check the website for varying times and ticket prices
Ohio Theatre, 39 East State Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215


Enjoy your holidays in Columbus, Ohio! The Columbus Team is wishing all our friends and neighbors a warm and wonderful holiday season!

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-the-moment information before you make your plans!

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