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8 December Events Around Central Ohio

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The weather might be frightful, but these amazing events in December are surely delightful! Plan out a magical month with your local agents at The Raines Group.

Enjoy a Cozy Dinner Outside

Group of friends enjoying an outdoor meal, bundled up for December weather.

When: All month

Where: Around Central Ohio

What: Fall is beautiful, but let’s face it, it’s too cold to enjoy the outside world! When you dine at any of the wonderful restaurants around Central Ohio in their heated outdoor spaces, you can get the best of both worlds!

Check out 614Now’s list of Columbus’ best outdoor eating experiences!

The Nutcracker

When: December 10-26

Where: Ohio Theatre, Columbus

What: Enjoy a night-out downtown watching this iconic holiday ballet! This annual ballet put on by BalletMet is something you will not want to miss out on!

Purchase your tickets to The Nutcracker here!

Carriage Rides in Easton

Horses carrying a carriage in the snow in December

When: December 1-19

Where: Easton Town Center, Columbus

What: Looking for an enchanted way to spice up your holiday shopping? Head over to Easton Town Center for a lovely Carriage Ride! Plus while you’re there get a picture with the one and only, Santa Claus!

Click here to learn more about operation hours and ticket costs!

Trans-Siberian Orchestra

When: December 26, 3 PM & 8 PM

Where: Nationwide Arena, Columbus

What: Are you a lover of Christmas music and rock? This event is definitely for you! Celebrate TSO’s 25th anniversary with this iconic concert! Choose between two different show times!

Purchase tickets and learn about TSO here!

December WinterFest

Woman drinking hot drink at a cold holiday festival in December.

When: December 4, 11-4 PM

Where: Bicentennial Park, Columbus

What: Enjoy live music, food, drinks, lights, and so much more at this FREE jolly event! This event is fun for all ages!

Find information about the free festival here!

Conservatory Aglow

When: All Month

Where: Franklin Park Conservatory, Columbus

What: Do not miss out on this breathtaking display of holiday lights, blooms, performances and more! Plus look out for special events on different nights throughout the month! Be sure to bundle up, as this event will be outdoors!

Purchase tickets and learn more here!

Butch Bando’s Fantasy of Lights

Blurry Christmas lights in a drive-thru lights experience.

When: All Month Long!

Where: Alum Creek, Lewis Center

What: Get in the mood for the holiday season at the 22nd annual iconic drive-thru light show all from the comfort and safety of your own car! Bonus: if you go between November 26th and December 23rd you can bring your letters to Santa in order for Mrs. Claus to deliver them to the North Pole! Parents email must be included in the letter!

Get your tickets ahead of time and learn more about the show here!

The Columbus Zoo & Aquarium Wildlights

When: All Month Long!

Where: The Columbus Zoo & Aquarium, Powell

What: Just like the Fantasy of Lights and Conservatory Aglow, you can get your holiday spirits up this season at the 33rd annual Wildlights exhibit! This incredible experience takes holiday lights to the next level with animals, rides, food, movies, Santa, and more! This is something you do not want to miss no matter how old/young you may be!

Ticket purchasing information can be found here!

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