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Holidays in Columbus

Though your gatherings and celebrations may look different this year, the Columbus community has rallied together to make the holiday season fun and safe for everyone. From socially-distant holiday light displays and virtual events for anyone in the family to holiday shopping and more, Columbus has you covered! Whether you're staying home, comfortable getting out for a bit or hosting a small gathering of friends or family for New Year's Eve, there are many options in Columbus to still have fun this year.

Select what you're looking for and see all the options and ideas Columbus has to offer you and your family this season. If you're traveling from out of town and need a hotel, we have you covered there too!


Safe Shopping in Columbus

Columbus is a fashion capital. Whether it’s big name brands or boutique experiences you seek, look no further than Columbus for all your holiday shopping this year. The Columbus community has come together to offer virtual markets, online ordering and contact-free pickup or delivery to keep your holiday shopping safe and easy this season.

Columbus Gift Guide

Shop local with the gift ideas or check out the Made in Cbus Trail!

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Gifts that Give Back in Columbus

Consider giving a gift this holiday season that supports a worthy cause.

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Holiday Markets in Columbus

The holiday season is a special time of year with increased opportunities for shoppers at a variety...

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Columbus Gift Guide for Dogs

With the help from BarkEats, we’ve rounded up a list of the top items and experiences for pups and...

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Unique Ways to Support Local Columbus Businesses

As we approach the end of the year, many have come up with especially creative ways for the...

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Shop the Made in Cbus Trail

Featuring 20+ local businesses. Purchases at 4 stops earn a free canvas tote bag.

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Holiday Experiences

An earlier sunset during this season just means more time to enjoy the bright and colorful lights around the city! There are still plenty of ways to celebrate the holidays this season with virtual performances, safe Santa visits and seeing the illuminated light displays throughout Columbus.

Holiday Meals and Treats

This holiday season, give yourself the gift of a break and let one of these Columbus restaurants make dinner while you make memories with your family. Whether you're looking for carryout options, sweet treat gifts or things to make or do at home, Columbus has options for all!

Carryout Holiday Meals

Let one of these Columbus restaurants make dinner while you make memories with your family.

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Unique Holiday Treats

‘Tis the season for holiday goodies, from cookies to cocoa, cakes to cream puffs. Treat yourself to...

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Order Carryout and Pair with These Experiences

There are plenty of ways to savor incredible meals at home and still enjoy virtual and socially...

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Recipes from Columbus Chefs

A few Columbus chefs were kind enough to share recipes we can make at home!

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Hotels in Columbus

Whether you're visiting friends and family over the holidays, or looking to get out of the norm and have a little staycation, Columbus has many options available to you. Find the best rates and great packages for your holiday plans here.