Things to do in Columbus This Weekend (Dec 15-17)
It’s time for a look at the events going on this weekend in Columbus. Check out the roundup below, and don’t miss my previous post about Holiday Happenings Around Columbus.
Krispy Kreme Ugly Sweater Day
All day Friday
Just like your favorite old holiday sweater, there’s a hole in your favorite old holiday treat. Celebrate #uglysweaterday with Krispy Kreme Friday and get a FREE Original Glazed Dozen when you buy any dozen.
Uptown Westerville Ice Sculpture Tour
Friday through 12/22 (or until they melt)
“Rock on Ice” produces our ice sculptures that can be found all over the Uptown Business district. Individual businesses provide the ice sculptures as a way to show appreciation to their customers who shop local all year long. The sculptures will be lit Dec. 15th at 5 o’clock and will be there until they melt. Last year they lasted until Tuesday!
Columbus Children’s Theatre presents Mr. Scrooge
Friday 7:30 pm
Saturday and Sunday 1 pm and 3:30 pm
A tradition returns to Columbus Children’s Theatre this holiday season with Mr. Scrooge, written by CCT’s artistic director William Goldsmith. This is the story you know and love presented in a family-friendly, hour-long performance. Join Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit, Jacob Marley, and dozens of other colorful characters as we watch Ebenezer Scrooge change his ways when he learns the true meaning of Christmas. Bring your entire family and see how this heart-warming classic fills audiences with joyous holiday spirit!
Free Yoga Class: Align, Shine & Dine
Saturday 9:45 am
Refresh your body and mind with a FREE yoga class, led by Centered Yoga + Movement, open to all skill levels. After the class, refuel with a healthy CoreLife Eatery lunch. All registered participants will receive 50% off their meal.
Family Holiday Show benefiting Buckeye Bulldog Rescue
Grab the whole family and come down to the Big Bang Columbus for an exciting afternoon of holiday fun that you won’t find anywhere else this season. Kids will enjoy arts & crafts, a cookie decorating station, holiday refreshments, a special sing & dance- along dueling piano show, a visit and pictures with Santa, face painting, and even a Bulldog Kissing Booth. All proceeds benefit Buckeye Bulldog Rescue.
Pins for PiN Charity Pinball Tournament
Saturday 1 pm
Come out for the inaugural Pins for PiN (People In Need) charity pinball tournament hosted by Level One Silverball Super League, Level One Bar + Arcade, Rotary International/ Rotary Club of Delaware Ohio Lewis Center/Polaris Rotary and People In Need, Inc. All entry fees and coin drop during the event will be donated to People In Need, Inc., a private, non-profit social service agency that provides emergency assistance to the residents of Delaware.
CAPA and Broadway in Columbus present Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer: The Musical
The beloved TV classic “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season. Come see all of your favorite characters from the special including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius, and of course, Rudolph as they come to life in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical. It’s an adventure that teaches us that what makes you different can be what makes you special.
Craftin’ Outlaws Merry Axe-Mas
Sunday 11 am
Got an AXE to grind this holiday season? Join us and a few local Craftin’ Outlaws, as we host a last minute holiday market: Merry Axe-Mas. Shop from a select group of handmade vendors who define what Craftin’ Outlaws is all about as they offer up their handmade items for all your gift giving and stocking stuffer needs. Let Columbus Axe Throwing show you how to bring out your inner lumberjack with demos and $10 discounted hourly sessions during the event.
2017 Pay It Forward Christmas Shop
Sunday 3 pm
In hopes to ease the burden of struggling families this holiday season, P.I.F. Columbus is hosting their Fourth Annual Christmas Shop, an event where families get to shop for gifts free of charge. Their inventory is based on donations and is largely second hand. The majority of the families who shopped last year were lower middle class families who did not qualify elsewhere for assistance. Last year they helped over two hundred children receive Christmas gifts for their families. This year they are gearing up for three hundred or more.