2012 Holiday Events
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Wildlights
Through Jan. 1
Sunday-Thursday 5-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday 5-10 p.m.
Turn up the wattage on your holiday season with Wildlights at the Zoo. We've decked the halls, trees, bushes, everything but the animals wi eco-friendly LED lights to bring you the brightest Wildlights display ever!
Merry & Bright: Holidays at the Conservatory
Through Jan. 6
Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Monday-Tuesday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday-Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with an elegant display of poinsettias, seasonal foliage and twinkling lights, the family favorite Paul Busse model train and magnificent gingerbread display.
Holiday Classics Returns to Gateway Film Center
The Gateway Film Center
Through Dec. 26
Classic films show at Wednesday 7 p.m. Friday 2 p.m. Saturday 6 p.m. Sunday 2 p.m.
CATCO: The Twelve Dates of Christmas
Studio Three, Riffe Center
Wednesday 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday-Saturday 8-10 p.m. Sunday 2-4 p.m.
The story begins when Mary sees her fiance making out with his co-worker on national TV at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. She dumps him and drops her engagement ring into a Salvation Army kettle, and spends the next year being set up, hooked up, strung up, and fed up.
Shadowbox Live: Holiday Hoopla XXI
Through Dec. 29
Full of sketch comedy that pokes fun at our desire to make the holidays perfect, rockin' seasonal tunes from house band BillWho?, and the hilarious musical send-up The Santa Babies, Hoopla never disappoints.
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Irving Berlin's "White Christmas"
Through Nov. 25
Irving Berlin’s "White Christmas" tells the story of two buddies putting on a show in a magical Vermont inn and finding their perfect mates in the process.
Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol"
Through Nov. 25
A Columbus tradition for more than 30 years, the Nebraska Theatre Caravan returns with the national touring production of A Christmas Carol. Capturing every detail of the Dickens classic, from the spine-chilling ghosts and gorgeous renditions of traditional British carols to crotchety Scrooge and lovable Tiny Tim, Columbus audiences have come to love Charles Dickens' enchanting story and this treasured holiday event.
Columbus Jazz Orchestra's Home for the Holidays
Columbus Jazz Orchestra
Thursday 7:30-9:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday 8-10 p.m. Sunday 3-5 p.m.
Rejoice this holiday season as the dazzling and vivacious Marva Hicks returns for this Columbus tradition!
Columbus Symphony Orchestra - Holiday Pops
Columbus Symphony Orchestra
Nov. 30-Dec. 1
Friday-Saturday, 8 p.m.
Sunday, 3 p.m.
Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour
Get into the holiday spirit as some of music's biggest and brightest names jam on fresh, lively arrangements of seasonal favorites led by multi-Grammy® nominee and saxophonist extraordinaire Dave Koz.
The Cake Boss - Buddy Valastro: Home for the Holidays Tour
Candy canes, carols, and the Cake Boss. Celebrate the holidays this season Buddy style! TLC’s Cake Boss Buddy Valastro brings a special holiday show the entire family will enjoy...
Sister's Christmas Catechism
It's "CSI: Bethlehem" in this holiday mystery extravaganza, from the author of Late Nite Catechism, as Sister takes on the mystery that has intrigued historians throughout the ages – whatever happened to the Magi's gold?
Messiah Sing Along
Saturday: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Pontifical College
Sunday 7-9 p.m. Southern Theatre