Holidays in Dublin Ohio

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'Tis the season to celebrate, and our neighborhoods are offering fun events and opportunities, so what do the Holidays in Dublin Ohio bring?

Celebrate the Holidays in Dublin Ohio 2023

‘Tis the season to celebrate, and all around Central Ohio our neighborhoods are offering fun events and opportunities, so what do the Holidays in Dublin Ohio bring? Many great ways to begin to celebrate the season!

Dublin Tree Lighting Ceremony
Thursday, November 30, 2023 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: Coffman Park, Dublin, OH 43017

The annual tree lighting, and holiday songs from carolers, roaming stilt walkers and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus with photo opportunities. Look for the new trackless train!

December Eve at Bridge Park
Thursday, November 30, 2023 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Bridge Park, Dublin, OH 43017

Kick off the holiday season in style! The North Market Bridge Park Tree invites you to join a wreath-making class, write letters to Santa, enjoy live music, and contribute to a pajama drive supporting Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

12 Days of Bridge Park
November 30 – December 17, 2023 | Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: Bridge Park, Dublin, OH 43017

Embrace the festive spirit during the 12 Days of Bridge Park, a joyous celebration presented by Bridge Park in Dublin, Ohio. This delightful event offers a plethora of exciting activities for the whole family. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to create lasting memories and bask in the festive ambiance of Bridge Park – and the best part, it’s all free!

Indoor Night Market at North Market Bridge Park
November 30, December 21, January 25, February 22, March 28, and April 25
Location: North Market Bridge Park, Dublin, OH 43017

Get ready for a vibrant, one-of-a-kind experience at North Market Bridge Park! Sip, stroll, shop your way through 20+ vendors, and a whole lot more right on the streets in front of North Market Bridge Park. The Night Markets at Bridge Park happen on the second Thursday of every month, running from May through October, starting at 6 pm and wrapping up at 9 pm. As the weather cools down, the Night Market moves indoors from November to April, ensuring the fun continues all year round!

The Nutcracker
December 1 – December 2, 2023
Location: City of Dublin – 5555 Perimeter Drive, Dublin, OH 43017

Performed by the Dublin Dance Center and Gymnastics. For information, please contact 614-761-2882.

Fill a Cruiser Holiday Toy Drive
December 2, 2023 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Dublin Justice Center – 6555 Commerce Pkwy, Dublin, OH 43017

The Dublin Police Department is teaming up with the Get Behind The Badge initiative to collect toys for local kids. Your donations will assist families of first responders in need. Consider dropping off unwrapped gifts for two age groups: newborn to 10 years old and 11 to 17 years old. Gift cards are also greatly appreciated. Learn more and participate here.

18th Annual Family Gingerbread House Workshop
December 3, 2023 from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Location: Our CupCakery – 54 South High Street, Dublin, OH 43017

Come and be part of the 18th annual family Gingerbread House workshop! All the supplies are included for up to 3 family members to create one delightful house. Children aged 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Want to add another house or person to your group? It’s just an extra $25. Please bring 4 soup cans to assist in building each house. If you’d like, you can happily donate these cans of soup to the Dublin Community Food Pantry.

Santa in the Park
December 3 and December 16, 2023 from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Location: Bridge Park, Longshore Street, Dublin, OH 43017

Sip on hot chocolate, groove to live music, and soak in the holiday vibes as you mingle with the jolly man in red! Get ready for Santa’s appearances at Bridge Park! Snap a free photo with Santa Claus and drop off your letters at the North Pole mailboxes.

12 Elves of Dublin Scavenger Hunt
December 4 – December 23, 2023 from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Historic Dublin, Bridge and High Streets, Dublin, OH 43017

Journey on a magical adventure across 12 historic Dublin locations to seek out each elf and mark your card! Discover them all and return your completed card to any participating business before December 23rd for a chance to win the incredible grand prize basket.

Start your quest by grabbing your 12 Elves card at any of the following spots listed below or at the Dublin Visitor & Information Center located at 9 South High St:

  • Getaway Brewing Co.
  • Boho 72 Boutique
  • Dublin Toy Emporium
  • Paris 75
  • Dean Insurance Group
  • Starbucks
  • Johnson’s Real Ice Cream
  • Dublin Visitor & Information Center
  • Missing Jimmy’s
  • Winans Coffee + Chocolates
  • Trevor Furbay

Holiday Trivia at North Market Bridge Park
December 7, 2023 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: North Market Bridge Park – 6750 Longshore Street, Dublin, OH 43017

Dive into the holiday spirit and join a fun-filled Holiday Trivia Night! Round up your friends and put your knowledge to the test for a shot at winning fantastic prizes.

Elf Jr. The Musical
December 9-10, 2023 and December 14-17, 2023
Location: City of Dublin – 5555 Perimeter Drive, Dublin, OH 43017

Be inspired by this New Line Cinema hit! Buddy, a young orphan raised as an elf in the North Pole, discovers his true identity when his size and toy-making skills reveal his human roots. With Santa’s blessing, he embarks on an adventure to find his birth father and bring the true spirit of Christmas back to New York. Perfect for ages 6 and up!

Historic Dublin Holly Days
December 9 – December 23, 2023 | Recurring weekly on Saturday
Location: Historic Dublin Business Association, Bridge and High Streets, Dublin, OH 43017

Experience free family fun, festive cheer, and live entertainment in Historic Dublin! Come each Saturday in December for shopping, dining, and spreading holiday merriment!

Ugly Sweater Crawl
December 9, 2023 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Downtown Dublin, Dublin, OH 43017

Join the annual Ugly Sweater Crawl and wear your festive sweater. Savor Santa-approved drink specials at local spots in Bridge Park and Historic Dublin. Complete the crawl for a chance to win a dinner for two in a VASO Rooftop igloo!

Dublin Holiday Market
December 10, 2023 from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Dublin Community Recreation Center – 5600 Post Road, Dublin, OH 43017

Explore a diverse array of handcrafted crafts, stunning jewelry pieces, unique gifts, stylish clothing, and much more – all crafted and curated by talented local vendors. It’s the perfect place to find that special something for everyone on your holiday shopping list!

Santa Brunch at Fado
December 10, 2023 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Fado Pub & Kitchen – 6652 Riverside Drive, Dublin, OH 43017

In collaboration with the Children’s Hunger Alliance, Fado invites your family to brunch with the VIPs from the North Pole – Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus! Share a delightful meal with the jolly duo and don’t forget to pick an ornament from the “giving tree” in support of the Children’s Hunger Alliance.

12 Dough’s of the Holiday’s
December 12, 2023 from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Our CupCakery – 54 South High Street, Dublin, OH 430177

Get hands-on with rolling, cutting, baking, and decorating a dozen seasonal stained glass sugar cookies, perfect for hanging in your window to kick off the festive season – or simply for enjoying! Need more dough to take home? It’s available for purchase at $12 per pound. You can also get a Basic Decorating Kit for purchase.

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

Please note, all the information above was correct as of publication, but you should always check with the venue or sponsor before making your plans.