VP Dec/Jan 22 Calendar
3 Broadway Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting – Visit downtown for a night full of fun with Christmas music, hot cocoa, the tree lighting and a special visit from the big guy himself: Santa! 6:30 p.m. Cost: Free Info: AlwaysUptown.com.
4 -28 Shine: A Celebration of Nature and Wonder at Columbus Botanical Garden. Choose from nine different nights to stroll through the Illuminated garden. Skip down Candy Cane Lane and have your picture made with Santa, while Mrs. Claus keeps everyone entertained with stories. Each night will have a different line-up of family-friendly music and entertainment groups, nature-inspired arts and crafts for the kids and more activities for the whole family. Cost: $10 for non-members, $8 for members and $5 for children 3-17. Info: ColumbusBotanicalGarden.org.
11 Holidays on the Homefront Mini Camp at the National Infantry Museum – Join the NIM for an afternoon full of games, hands on activities, fun facts, tours, refreshments and more. Don’t forget to wear your jammies! For ages five to 11. Cost: $10 Info: NationalInfantryMuseum.org/nim-kids/.
11, 12, 13 A Christmas to Believe In at The RiverCenter – In a story that begins on the steps of a New York orphanage, a young girl named Hope, embarks on a journey
to find a family but discovers so much more. Join Hope, her teddy bear Fuzzy and an ensemble of timeless Christmas characters as they go on an adventure of a lifetime.
A Christmas to Believe In is a musical filled with your favorite holiday classics and show stopping dance numbers. Cost: $15 Info: RiverCenter.org.
18 The Nutcracker – The Columbus Ballet presents its 25th production of The Nutcracker. Join Clara as she travels on a magical journey through the Land of Sweets with her Nutcracker Prince. Showtimes are 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts. Cost: $42 Info: ColumbusBallet.net.
8, 11 Artful Babies at The Columbus Museum– Learn about the world of art with your child. Each month they will explore a different theme and discover what their youngest visitors are drawn to during their museum visit. Each session includes a playtime to explore books and hands-on objects as well as an art activity for children and their caregivers to complete together. Space is limited. Cost: Free Info: ColumbusMuseum.com.
15, 16, 22, 23 A Superhero For All Seasons – Sam loves playing superhero so much that she refuses to take off her favorite costume. But as seasons change, even her superpowers can’t keep her warm. Join Sam on her journey to learn about seasons and weather in this out-of-this-world theatre event at the Coca-Cola Space Science Center. Cost: Kids over three $15, Adults $18 Info: SpringerOperaHouse.org.