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Holidays in Columbus

Celebrate the holidays in Columbus with friends and family. From extravagant light displays and family-friendly activities to festivals and holiday shows, there is something here for everyone. Continue to check back throughout the holiday season as we add more cheerful events and activities for you to enjoy!

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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. During the holiday season, Columbus is a must-stop for boutique shopping districts, holiday markets, online shopping and even those places for your furry friends. 

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Boutique Shopping Districts in Columbus

Columbus is known for its incredible shopping and wealth of locally owned businesses that offer independently designed clothing, handcrafted accessories and artfully created home goods. This holiday season, it’s more important than ever to shop local Read More

Holiday Markets in Columbus

Many of Columbus’ best makers and artisans do not have a storefront from which to sell their wares, so its imperative to catch them at a local pop-up market. The holiday season is a special time of year with increased opportunities for shoppers at a Read More



Experience the holidays as you only can in Columbus. 


Hosting family or friends over the holidays? We've got you covered with catering, decoration and other holiday ideas, and if your guests need a hotel room, they can take advantage of exclusive offers by booking here.

Holiday Hosting Guide

Hosting family and friends over the holidays? View our guide to host the ultimate gathering. Coming soon!

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The holidays are the perfect time to indulge in your favorite drinks, treats and cocktails and Columbus has plenty of options for you throughout the city.

Holiday Meals To-Go from Columbus Restaurants

This holiday season, give yourself the gift of a break and let one of these Columbus restaurants...

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Holiday Flavors to Try this Season in Columbus

This holiday season, don't miss the unique, once-a-year flavors you can find right here in...

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German Village Dining Guide

Columbus' German Village has a culture and history that runs deep. Since the founding of the...

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Take a Vacation Using Your Taste Buds in Columbus

While many of us aren’t able to travel for spring break this year, you can still take your...

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



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