4 Ways to Celebrate the Holidays in Columbus

When it comes to seasonal festivities, there’s no place like Columbus. Whether you’re heading home for the holidays or venturing to the city for the first time, make the most of this beautiful Winter Wonderland while you’re here.

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Take a Holiday Carriage Ride

Holiday Carriage Ride in Columbus

Beginning in mid-November, take in the city from a horse-drawn carriage. The ride will bring you on a tour of the North District, starting at Easton Town Center. Children ride for free, making this a fun and affordable activity for the whole family.

Travel Tip: Reserve your ride ahead of time to best accommodate your schedule.

Set Your Sights on Holiday Lights

Holiday Lights in Columbus

All season long, the city comes alive with festive lights. Stroll down the Scioto Mile, or take in the brilliant colors from the thousands of lights that illuminate Columbus Commons. As you venture through Columbus, the Holiday glow is nothing short of amazing.

Travel Tip: For the most picturesque sights, come to town for one of these happenings:

Finish Your Holiday Shopping

Holiday Shopping in Columbus

Get a head start, or add the finishing touches, to your holiday shopping. Columbus is full of unique boutiques and retail destinations. From national brands to Mom & Pop shops, there’s something for every special someone on your list.

Travel Tip: Head to these retail hot spots for the last items on your list:

Attend a Holiday Show

Nutcracker Balet in Columbus

Discover Holiday shows that are sure to spark your Holiday spirit. From traditional programs like A Christmas Carol and The Nutcracker, to unconventional displays such as Cirque Dreams: Holidaze, you’re sure to have an unforgettable time at one of these brilliant performances.

Travel Tip: Learn more about some of the Holiday shows running this winter:


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