This post is written by Alexis Perrone, senior visitor services manager for Experience Columbus.

The holidays are coming, but it’s not looking like a white one. 70 degrees this week and 60 degrees on deck for the next is making us all feel a little unseasonal with our greetings. So what can you do to get in the holiday spirt? Columbus has plenty of fun activities for you and yours to kick start that holly-jolly feeling.

commons lightsStroll through Bicentennial Park and the Columbus Commons light displays Gather up the little ones and take a walk along the newly opened Scioto Mile and enjoy the Columbus light show. Bicentennial Park and the Columbus Commons are awash in the beautiful electric glow of the season. A free activity sounds good this time of year.

A community reading of A Christmas Carol at Wild Goose Creative Want to learn how to make Victorian holiday ornaments? Go caroling through the neighborhood? Drink real wassail while reading a classic holiday tale? You can do it all this Saturday at Wild Goose Creative. This all ages old fashioned holiday events starts at 2 p.m. with Victorian decoration making with Igloo Letter press, neighborhood caroling at 3:30, and a community reading of Dickens classic A Christmas Carol at 6 p.m.

Peter and the Star Catcher presented by CATCO CATCO presents the final weekend of Peter and the Star Catcher, the tale of Peter and Captain Hook before Wendy and company came to Neverland. It’s a whimsical, funny show that will make all ages believe in fairies and magic.

gatewayChristmas Vacation and White Christmas at the Gateway Film Center Looking for the perfect holiday movie? The Gateway Film Center has you covered with two classics from both side of the spectrum. Choose between having the hap-hap –happiest Christmas since Danny Kay tap danced with Big Crosby in White Christmas or the Griswold’s version of family togetherness in Christmas Vacation.

The Nutcracker is playing now through December 27 at The Ohio Theatre This is the one that makes everyone feel like a kid again. See it for the first time, see it again, BalletMet’s annual presentation is always amazing.