2013 Holiday Events

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Wildlights
Through Jan. 5
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 with eco-friendly LED lights to bring you the brightest Wildlights display ever!
 
Merry & Bright: Holidays at the Conservatory
Nov. 23 - Jan. 5
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.

Purple Snowflakes: Holiday films for kids of all ages.
The Gateway Film Center
Starting Nov. 29
Every Firday at 11a.m., Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. and Tuesday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Holiday Classics Returns to Gateway Film Center
The Gateway Film Center
Through Dec. 6
Classic films show at Wednesday 7 p.m. Friday 2 p.m. Saturday 6 p.m. Sunday 2 p.m.
 
CATCO: A Christmas Carol
Studio One, Riffe Center
Dec. 4 - 22
Wednesday 11 a.m., Thursday-Saturday 8 p.m. and Sunday 2 p.m.
This timeless classic gets a merry retelling by the creator of the Tony Award®-winning hit The 39 Steps. Five actors portray all the memorable characters, exploring new facets of this canonical classic and breathing new life into the Dickens story you grew up with, incorporating puppets, masks and music.
 
Shadowbox Live: Holiday Hoopla XXI
Shadowbox
Nov. 21 - Dec. 28
Selcet Tuesdays – Thursday 7:30 p.m., Select Fridays and Saturdays 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
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.
See website for times
 
Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol"
CAPA
Ohio Theatre
Nov. 29 – Dec. 1
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
Dec. 4 - Dec.8
Southern Theatre
Wednesday 7:30 p.m. Thursday 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday 8 p.m. Sunday 3 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
Dec. 6 - Dec. 8
Ohio Theatre
Friday-Saturday, 8 p.m.
Sunday, 3 p.m.
 
Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour
CAPA
Palace Theatre
Dec. 8
7 p.m.
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.

Sister’s Christmas Catechism
CAPA
Palace Theatre
8 p.m.
Dec. 20 and Dec. 21
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
ProMusica
Southern Theatre
Dec. 13, 7 p.m.
Dec. 15, 7: 30 p.m.
 
Jim Brinkman's: The Magic of Christmas
CAPA & WSNY95
Dec. 21
2 p.m.
In The Magic of Christmas, Jim Brickman and his special guest performers bring the spirit of the season to life, delivering the perfect blend of music and entertainment that creates lasting memories for the whole family.
 
Christine’s Christmas Benefiting the Burn Center of Children’s Hospital
Dec. 14
Capitol Theater, Riffe Center
7:30 p.m.
 
Not So Silent Night
Dec. 14
Lincoln Theatre
7 p.m.