Even when the temperature drops, Columbus’ flurry of events make for the perfect start to the new year. While Columbus is known for its incredible summer and fall festivals, there are plenty of events this winter that you’ll want to mark your new 2024 calendars for! Keep reading for some of the can’t-miss winter events to add to your calendar in the new year. 


2022 Toyota Figure Skating Championship

The U.S. Figure Skating Championships come to Columbus for the first time this January.


U.S. Figure Skating Championships

When: Mon., January 22 - 28
Where: Nationwide Arena
What: More than 180 athletes will compete for national championships in singles, pairs and ice dance at Nationwide Arena, as the eyes of figure skating fans across the nation will be on Columbus for the last full week in January. Tickets are available for purchase and there will be lots of fun events throughout the week surrounding the championships to celebrate figure skating.


Sea food plates at Del Mar, a Cameron Mitchell restaurant in the Short North Arts District.

SoCal Kitchen​ + Bar, participating in (614) Restaurant Week


(614) Restaurant Week

When: January 22-27
Where: Participating restaurants around Columbus
What: Get ready to grub! Visit participating restaurants all around the city and enjoy a three-course meal for a flat rate during (614) Restaurant Week. Prices vary from $15-$50. Stay tuned for a list of our favorite menus!


Columbus Blue Jackets fans entering Nationwide Arena

Experience the action of the Arena District this winter.


Take in a Columbus Blue Jackets game at Nationwide Arena ​  

When: Throughout January and February
Where: Nationwide Arena
What: Columbus' NHL team will be at home nine times during the first two months of 2024, where you'll have the chance to experience the action of the Arena District. The 5th Line Fan Zone will celebrate one year in January, and if you haven't experienced this state-of-the-art area, grab tickets and get ready to visually immerse yourself in eSports, a goalie experience and more. See the full schedule


Be a part of the Columbus Fury’s inaugural season 

When: Starting February 21 in Columbus
Where: Nationwide Arena
What: Columbus has proven already that it's a volleyball city after breaking the NCAA women's volleyball national championship game attendance record in 2021, but now our city gets its very own professional volleyball team. The Fury will compete at Nationwide Arena and will host its home opener on Wednesday, February 21.


Ohio Theatre

Ohio Theatre is home to the Columbus Symphony, Columbus' oldest performing arts organization.


Harry Potter in Concert at the Ohio Theatre 

When: Fri., January 26 - 27
Where: Ohio Theatre
What: CAPA presents Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows™ in Concert the last weekend in January inside the historic Ohio Theatre. If you've never attended a show from the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, make this winter your time of inspiration by attending one of these three amazing shows.


Columbus Museum of Art exterior

The Columbus Museum of Art hosts the 10th edition of Wonderball this January.


Wonderball at the Columbus Museum of Art 

When: Sat., January 27
Where: Columbus Museum of Art
What: Wear your most imaginative outfit at this celebration of creativity and wonder at the Columbus Museum of Art. This is a fashionable evening of local food, music and performance that supports Central Ohio's vibrant arts community. 


Singer entertaining guests at a live concert

Top concerts and tours are coming to Columbus this winter.


Experience Top Concerts and Tours

When: Throughout January and February
Where: Nationwide Arena, The Schottenstein Center, and more music venues around Columbus
What: The music scene in Columbus gets off to a fast start in 2024. Winter Jam '24 comes to The Schottenstein Center in January, Drake and J. Cole will perform there in February and artists such as Aerosmith, Olivia Rodrigo, Fall Out Boy, Tim McGraw, Sam Hunt, Bruce Springsteen, Dan + Shay and more come to Columbus in 2024.


Columbus Crew holding MLS Cup 2023 trophy

The Columbus Crew, 2023 MLS Cup Champions


Columbus Crew Home Opener

When: Sat., February 24
Where: Lower.com Field
What: Experience the excitement as we welcome back the 2023 MLS Cup Champions for their 28th season. Join the Columbus Crew as they take on Atlanta United at Lower.com Field. 


The best thing about Columbus is that you'll find an event for every person and style throughout the year. Check out our events page for a full list of everything going on in Columbus, or subscribe to our Insider’s Club email to stay engaged and in the know on upcoming events. Share your Columbus adventures on social media this winter using #LiveForwardCbus.