Columbus holidays are magical! From New Year’s Day through New Year’s Eve, they feature wonderful attractions!
Whether it’s hearts floating in the air, or shamrocks, or jingle bells, the attractions in and around Columbus are always spectacular.
When it comes to holidays and attractions, I have never grown up. I still get as excited today as I did when I was a kid.
February brings us the romantic places in Columbus, Ohio for Valentine’s Day. Seeing heart-shaped boxes of chocolate and long stemmed red roses brings the images of Cupid with his arrow of love. You’ll find some great places to take your special someone.
March brings us the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day.
Being Irish myself, it brings to mind images of dancing leprechauns, shamrocks and the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
And for some… lots of green beer to pass around!
Celebrating Easter in Columbus
Find out who is serving brunch and where some of the Easter Egg Hunts are at this Easter in Columbus.
Celebrating Mother’s Day is a special way we can pay tribute to her.
It also let’s her know that she’s very special to us!
So give Mom the day off and make her day special in your own way!
We also have the privilege of honoring our fathers’ on Father’s Day.
It’s also a time to reflect on the other men in our lives that have been a father figure. Being the youngest of 7 kids, my older brothers have always been there for me!
Cheers to all the “dads!”
The 4th of July celebrations are in the works… fireworks that is! The sky will soon be lighting up with fireworks as people gather from all over to celebrate Independence Day.
The Red, White and Boom among others promise great parades, great food and family fun for all!
Are you ready for some Halloween Fun? Join the ghost and goblins and visit the Maizes, the Halloween parties, and the haunted houses.
Drive through the haunted park, see the headless horseman, and listen to the tall yarns spun at the Ohio Statehouse haunted house. Don’t miss the excitement and don’t forget to say Trick or Treat!
I love the holidays and Thanksgiving in Columbus Ohio is a great time! Besides the Thanksgiving holiday itself, it’s the beginning of many Christmas related events.
You’ll never find the Columbus Ohio Christmas Season boring!
With all the hustle and bustle of getting ready for that special day – right up to the festivities before – Christmas in Columbus is a wonderful time for all!
A season of giving, of hope, of love, and sharing… may this be your best holiday season ever!
You’ll find all the Christmas Festivities, Events, and Tree Farms listed here.
First Night Columbus – New Years Eve Celebration 2010
First Night’s New Year’s Eve celebration will have over 150 entertainers in more than 15 downtown performance sites.
Something for everyone – ragtime, jazz, funk, kid’s festival and hands on activities, and magic!
Date: December 31, 2013 from 5PM to Midnight
Location: Downtown Columbus, 1777 East Broad Street
For information visit First Night’s website.
Holidays at the Conservatory – Merry & Bright
Dates: November 23, 2013 through January 5, 2014
Location: Franklin Park Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, 1777 E. Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43203
An annual family favorite, Merry & Bright celebrates the holiday season with festive poinsettia and evergreen displays and time-honored traditions, including the annual gingerbread competition and special activities and entertainment for all ages. Added this season is a special Peanuts display from the Charles M. Schulz Museum.
Bruce Munro – Light at Franklin Park Conservatory
Dates: September 25, 2013 through February 8, 2014
Some glow with soft pulses of color. One flashes like a lightning storm. Others simply emanate beautiful, shimmering light. Bruce Munro’s imaginative light-based works create a captivating evening experience at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.
7th Annual Gingerbread Competition
Marvel at the whimsical and intricate entries in the amateur Gingerbread Competition. Feeling creative? Download an Entry Form at their website.
Dates: November 21, 2013 – January 5, 2014
Wildlights activities operating: Sundays – Thursdays 5PM-9PM; Fridays & Saturdays 5PM-10PM
Closed: November 28, December 24 and December 25
Location: Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 9990 River Road, Powell, Ohio
Cost: Regular admission rates apply. Free to Columbus Zoo and Aquarium members.