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The Columbus community has been able to safety reopen amidst the COVID-19 pandemic by ensuring proper health and safety protocols are in place, including a citywide mask mandate. Currently, a statewide curfew is in effect from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. through Thursday, Dec. 10 to help slow the spread of COVID-19. The Franklin County stay-at-home advisory, in effect until Dec. 18, asks citizens not to leave their residences or travel outside of Ohio unless it is absolutely necessary. Learn more about the travel advisory and how you can help.
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Where to Find the Best Holiday Lights in Ohio

The holiday season is here, and Columbus is the best spot in the state to take in millions of colorful lights. In just downtown Columbus alone, you'll find three areas, all a short walk from one another that combine to make Ohio's Capital City the…

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9 Local Alternatives to Big Box Shopping

This post is written by Jenny Rogers. You can follow Jenny on Twitter and Instagram @heyjennyrogers. It happens year after year: Promises of 75-percent-off discounts, giveaways and “This day only!” marketing lure us out of our Thanksgiving slumbers…

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Need Local Gifts? Try Our Visitor Centers

This post is written by Fran Crow, visitor information specialist for Experience Columbus. You can follow her on Twitter @FranJCrow. Have you thought of giving a piece of Columbus for Christmas? While doing your holiday shopping this year, why not…

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Columbus Holiday Gift Guide for Local Drinks

This post is written by Maggie Mecklenborg, public relations intern for Experience Columbus. You can follow her on Twitter @MaggieMeck. The most wonderful time of year is right around the corner! Give your family and friends the gift of Columbus’…

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Give Your Friends Columbus Experiences this Holiday Season

This post is written by Maggie Mecklenborg, public relations intern for Experience Columbus. You can follow her on Twitter @MaggieMeck . Looking to give your friends a gift that they will always remember? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Here are…

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A German Village Shopping Tour - And Magical Holiday Event

German Village is one of the most atmospheric historical neighborhoods in the nation, and when a dusting of snow falls, you really do feel like you're in 1875. Mechanical noises are quietened, the brick streets slow cars way down and residents and…

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Holiday Gift Guide - Shopping for Foodies

There's no doubt about it - Columbus is a foodie destination. If you've got a foodie in your life, there are lots of ways to share the Columbus Food Scene this holiday season. Columbus Food Adventures - These tours are the perfect introduction into…

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Holiday Shopping: Gifts for the Women in Your Life

This post is written by Sandi Combs, Marketing Coordinator for Experience Columbus. You can follow Sandi on Twitter @Sandi_ExpCols . If you’re like me, shopping for the women on your gift list is easy. What’s not always easy is finding something…

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