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Holiday Events in Columbus

Columbus Ohio is a great place to live year-round, yet when the leaves begin to change and the air turns crisp, the area comes alive with apple-picking, fall festivals, concerts, football tailgates and Halloween fun. Our monthly calendars and event reviews will keep you up-to-date on the best places and space to be in Columbus!

Spooktacular Halloween Events in Columbus
2013 Halloween events and activities for Columbus Ohio including Boo at the Zoo, HighBall, Haunted Hoochie, Fall Harvest Jamboree and even performances of Sleepy Hollow.

October Foodie Adventures
Trick or Treat, it's time to eat! There are a ton of great foodie events this month and many are Halloween themed. Adult treats like Monster Tea and Dinner Theater are wonderful ways to combine your love of food and your love of zombies and ghouls.

Halloween Horror Movie Hook-Up Part 3
Part three of the Halloween Horror Movie Hook-Up list comes from Gateway Film Center and is all about KIDS! Cool, family-friendly movies, trick or treat gifts and Halloween themed activties!

Halloween Horror Movie Hook-Up Part 2
Hitchcock Halloween! Can you have Halloween without the master Alfred Hitchcock? I don't think so and neither does the Gateway Theatre and The Wexner Center for the Arts.Both are delving into the brilliant mind behind Rear Window, Birds and more. Check out the complete listing for both events.


Part one of the Halloween Horror Movie Hook-Up list comes from Gateway Film Center. A dizzying array of camp, spook and gore is lined up for Central Ohio residents the entire month of October. See your favorite, classic scary movie again on the big screen!

More Valentine Event in Columbus
Don't wait until the last minute to plan a romantic evening for your beloved. Sure many of the arguments against the commercial holiday are valid, but February 14th is not the day to make the case. Take a look at my list of events and follow the three P's: pick, plan and prepare!

Culinary Events for Valentines Day
They say the way to a man's heart is through his stomach...What about a woman's? Ah yes, chocolate. Well you'll get both with this list of culinary delights to make the romantic holiday delicious.

Black History Events and Activities
Black History Month is celebrated throughout Columbus with a variety of events and activities for everyone. Check out my list of events that are both fun and educational for the whole family.

Great Places to Find Santa in Columbus
Kids know they can find Santa in two places this time of year - at the North Pole and at the mall. Sometimes, the mall is just not a great place to get to know the big guy. If you're angling for something big - peace on Earth, a puppy or a new whiz bang, you may need to hit Santa outside the normal environments. Check out my list of places Santa...

Holiday Music Performances
What is Christmas without music? This year Columbus has quite a few musical options in practically every genre. Check out my round-up of musical events.

Beggar Night Times and Pumpkin Patches in Central Ohio
Dust off the carving tools and get your costume ready! It's time for pumpkin patches and trick or treating! Beggar's Night falls on Halloween this year which makes it easier to remember, but school teachers may not have an easy go of it on November 1st.

Free December Holiday Events in Columbus
There is no end to holiday events in Columbus in December, whether you are looking for culinary delights, Santa-themed events or religious programming - Columbus has a little something for everyone. While there are lots of options, Columbus residents are also mindful of their budgets. Luckily there are plenty of free and low-cost events available.

Fun Events and Activities for Mother's Day
Stumped on what to do for the most important woman in your life? I've got a good list of Mother's Day activities and events that should help you out. A note of caution, don't wait until the last minute or you'll find yourself scrapping together a gift from the nearby gas station.

Columbus New Year's Eve Events
Columbus is jumping on New Year's Eve! Parties and events around the city for every taste and budget and we've got a great listing right here. Masquerade parties, symphony events and more! Have a happy and safe New Year's Eve!

Columbus Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Events & Activities
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. continues to be a pivotal figure on national and world stage. Each year Americans celebrate his life and legacy through community events aimed at keeping alive King's message of equality, justice and care for all mankind. Columbus offers a variety of events including a march from City Hall to Veterans Hall, MLK...

Columbus New Year's Eve Events for Families
Make New Year's Eve fun for the whole family this year. There are several events around Columbus designed for families including parties at two area indoor water parks and First Night Columbus.

5 Great Columbus-Area Holiday Light Displays
Holiday lights are a great (and cheap) activity for Columbus area residents. Be sure to check out these top displays and don't forget the cocoa!

Holidays at the Franklin Park Conservatory
Spend the holidays at the Franklin Park Conservatory with gingerbread contests, the artistry of Chuck Jones and

December Holiday Events Calendar
Deck the halls and jump in the car! These holiday activities are events you will not want to miss!

Find a Perfect Christmas Tree in Columbus
Getting a fresh Christmas tree is key to some holiday traditions, you don't have to go far in Columbus to find a Christmas tree farm. Don't forget to check out our safety tips and ideas on how to keep your holiday tree fresh and happy.

2013 Red White and Boom Activities
An event you have to see to believe - Red, White and Boom is a must do for every Central Ohioan. Great food, music and activities for every taste, the Boom! is one of the Midwest's largest events/fireworks displays. Check out everything the event has to offer.

Five Cool November Holiday Events

Free Holiday Events in December
Having fun this December doesn't have to max out your bank account. There are plenty of free activities for Central Ohio residents including Messiah 101, craftshows and the Grand Illumination.

December Arts Events in Columbus
Nothing says holiday cheer like the arts! Music, exhibitions and more brings the sights and sounds of the season to Central Ohio. Don't miss part two of our listing

December Arts Events in Columbus Part 1
It's time to rock and roll, dance and sing for this holiday season. In part 2 of the holiday arts listing we have comedy with Vaud-Vilities and crooning from the Irish Tenors.

December Arts Events in Columbus Part 3
Nothing says holiday cheer like the arts! Music, exhibitions and more brings the sights and sounds of the season to Central Ohio. Don't miss part 1 and 3 of our listing.


Holiday movies on the big screen! Check out your favorites and experience some new ones including Elf, White Christmas, Meet Me in St. Louis, Gremlins, Home Alone and the Muppet Christmas Carol. With low-cost (or free admission) you can't beat this holiday experience.

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