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Festive Fridays at Columbus Commons

December 17, 2021 5:00 pm @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Friday, repeating until December 17, 2021 12:00 am

Columbus Commons Holiday Lights Powered by the AEP Foundation

Enjoy the festive lights at Columbus Commons from November 19 through January 2, EVERY DAY from dusk until to 11 pm. Stop by after a Downtown dinner to see more than 400,000 LED lights dazzle in the park, thanks to our wonderful partnership with the American Electric Power Foundation.

To sweeten the deal, Fridays in December will be a little extra festive, with free hot chocolate and carousel rides from 5pm to 9pm. Plus, you’ll hear the music of the season with musicians roaming around the park. You can find that extra bit of holiday cheer on these dates:
Friday, December 3
Friday, December 10
Friday, December 17

While you’re traversing this glowing green space, take a photo and share it on Instagram using #CCHolidayLights!

But there’s so much more festive fun to be had across downtown Columbus! We’ve compiled a list of Downtown destinations to help you plan your holiday hoopla, but there are even more experiences to take in throughout Downtown from the State Auto Christmas Display to the Scioto River.


Lazarus Building Holiday Display

After you’ve walked through the Commons’ holiday haven, hop across High Street to check out the displays in the Lazarus Building windows along High and Town Streets.

The Scioto Mile

The Scioto Mile will also be decked out for the holidays, thanks to a generous contribution from CDDC and The Scioto Mile Endowment, so be sure to walk over and take in the stunning view of the Scioto River sparkling with more than 250,000 lights. From Bicentennial Park in the south all the way up to Broad Street, our riverfront will be heralding the holiday season.

And you won’t want to miss the second annual WinterFest at Bicentennial Park on Saturday, December 4 from 11 am – 4 pm. This celebration of giving will feature local and national musical acts, seasonal ales from hometown breweries and favorite dishes from Columbus food trucks. A portion of the food truck and beer sales will be donated to the Mid-Ohio Foodbank to warm your heart and fill your belly.

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December 17, 2021 5:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Columbus Commons
160 S High St
Columbus, 43215 United States
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