Family Holiday Activities in Central Ohio!

The holidays are a great way to spend time with family and friends. We love sharing ideas of places for you to go and activities to do this holiday season. Click on the links for more information on each of these fun holiday activities.

Theater/Dance Performances

Ballet performance as a holiday activity.

Ballet Met – A Nutcracker Holiday

A Nutcracker Holiday Performance Details

ShadowBox Live – Holiday Hoopla

Holiday Hoopla Performance Details

The Funny Bone – Closed for the Holidays

Closed for the Holidays Performance Details


Holiday Light Displays

Christmas lights holiday activites.

Alum Creek Fantasy of Lights

A drive through light show and Santa House.
Alum Creek Fantasy of Lights Details

Columbus Commons Holiday Lights

More than 300,000 LED lights in the park.
Holiday Lights at Columbus Commons Details

Columbus Zoo Wildlights

Christmas isn’t complete without a trip to the Columbus Zoo to view over 3 million lights, see the animals, do children’s activities, and visit Santa!
Columbus Zoo Wildlights Details

Franklin Park Conservatory Aglow

The outdoor Conservatory experience will be twinkling, glowing, and magical thanks to thousands of lights presented in stunning displays.
Franklin Park Conservatory Aglow Details

Easton Town Center Grand Illumination

With over 2 million lights, the Grand Illumination at Easton gives you the opportunity to shop and stroll through the sidewalks of The Strand.
Easton Town Center Grand Illumination Details


Other Holiday Activity Ideas

An Ohio ornament hanging on a tree.

Easton Holiday Carriage Rides

Check out the lights at Easton from a horse-drawn carriage!
Easton Holiday Carriage Ride Details

Santa Visits – Virtual and In-Person!

Easton Town Center
Tuttle Mall
Polaris Fashion Place

Franklin Park Conservatory Holiday Blooms

Delight in extravagantly themed vignettes featuring hundreds of colorful, unique poinsettias and the famous 10’ poinsettia tree.
FPC – Holiday Blooms Details

State Auto Christmas Corner

A life-sized Nativity display, located in Downtown Columbus throughout most of December.
State Auto Christmas Corner Details


Check out some of these activities and build memories with your family.  Which ones will become your favorites? Compass Homes, your Columbus custom home builders, wishes you the best this holiday season!