Holidays in Gahanna Ohio

Courtney Weber, Columbus REALTOR Author - Courtney Weber

'Tis the season to celebrate, and all around Central Ohio our neighborhoods are offering fun events and opportunities, so what do the Holidays in Gahanna Ohio bring? Great ways to celebrate the season, and a fun race to run!

Holidays in Gahanna

Celebrate the Holidays in Gahanna 2023

Dive into the holidays in Gahanna, Ohio! Mark your calendar for Gahanna’s 2023 Holiday Extravaganza.

2023 Holiday Lights Celebration – Sunday, November 19, 2023 from 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Prepare for a magical kickoff to the holiday season with a family affair that boasts live reindeer, offering cuddles and picturesque moments. Revel in carriage rides, a flurry of entertainment, and a medley of activities. Witness the downtown’s brilliance as the twinkle lights ceremoniously adorn the streets, culminating in the grand tree lighting. And guess who’s stopping by? Santa himself! Can’t make it to this extravaganza? Don’t fret, the lights stay on for all to enjoy.

Location: Creekside District, 117 Mill Street, Gahanna, OH 43230

The Santa Race 5K Run & Little Reindeer DashSaturday, December 2, 2023 from 9:00 am – 10:30 am

The Little Reindeer Dash is a short event for kids aged 6 and under. Parents can join their kids aged 4 and under for a 100-yard dash, while kids aged 5 and 6 cover 150 yards. Following this, the Santa Race 5K welcomes runners, joggers, and walkers. Prizes await the top finishers and best holiday costumes. It’s a blend of exercise and fun! Register online today.

Location: Creekside Park, 101 Mill Street, Gahanna, 43230

Painted Holiday Ornaments – Monday, December 4, 2023 from 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Embrace the artistic spirit this holiday season! Join Art Instructor Misty Day in crafting breathtaking ornaments. Each participant gets the canvas for two beautiful creations, with all supplies provided. All ages are welcome, although children under 10 will need a guardian’s guiding hand. Prices: $18 for residents, $23 for non-residents.

Location: Gahanna Municipal Golf Course – 220 Olde Ridenour Road, Gahanna, OH 43230

The Polar Express Experience – December 8-9, 2023 (Doors open at 6:45pm)

Enter the enchanting world of The Polar Express at the Gahanna Sanctuary. Wear your coziest pajamas, snuggle up with a blanket, and immerse yourself in this magical movie night. Indulge in hot cocoa and chocolate chip cookies just as they do in the movie!

Location: The Gahanna Sanctuary, Gahanna, OH 43230

GLHS Community Art’s Holiday Hoopla – Saturday, December 9, 2023 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Join the Holiday Hoopla, a vibrant handmade art and craft vendor event organized by the GLHS Community Art class aimed at supporting their projects and events.

Location: Gahanna Lincoln High School, Gahanna, OH 43230

Visit With Santa – Saturday, December 9, 2023 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Step into a historic 1910 parlor for a memorable photo opportunity with the jolly old elf. Reserve your spot for a 4-minute photo session with Santa; parents can snap photos using their own devices. This special event is Gahanna and the Ohio Herb Center’s way of saying “Thank You” to the community, with the deposit fee donated to a local nonprofit benefiting the area. Browse unique gifts in the Herb Center’s shop, making it a perfect way to embrace the holiday spirit! Book your tickets here.

Celebrate the holidays in Gahanna, Ohio, with warm wishes from The Columbus Team for a season filled with joy and snug moments!

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.

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