Weekend Roundup: December 15-17

We’ve had our first snowfall and the big day is getting closer and closer! This weekend has no shortage of events to keep you in the holiday spirit!  

There is an ice sculpture set up in Uptown Westerville this weekend, The Polar Express will be playing on the big screen at COSI, you can decorate cookies with Santa at the Conservatory, or hear the sounds of the seasons with the PBJ and Jazz concert.

There are several opportunities to see Santa on a train at The Depot or The Ohio Railway Museum. If you have some last minute shopping to do, you may want to go to the Makers Market and check out the Holiday edition, especially for that food lover on your list! 

Remember through all the hustle and bustle, the baking, the shopping, to take a moment to really enjoy these moments with your family. These are the times your kids will remember. Smile, have fun, and enjoy the season through your kids’ eyes! 


December 15: 4th Annual Ice Sculpture Tour: Beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday night and continuing all weekend (weather permitting) illuminated ice sculptures are set up on display outside of Uptown Westerville Merchants.

December 15: Muffins, A Movie, and Santa: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Costco in Plain City | Please enjoy muffins, a special screening of Polar Express, and a complimentary picture with Santa!

December 15-17: Cosi’s Polar Express: 8:00 p.m. on Friday, 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday | Come see the movie on the big screen! 


December 16: PBJ & Jazz Family Concert: 10:00 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. at The Lincoln Theater | Celebrate the Songs of the Season with the one-hour long concert for kids and families to introduce the next generation to jazz and American music. 

December 16: Elf and PJ Party and Cereal Bar: 10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. at Drexel Theater | Wear your PJ’s, bring your blankets. The Cereal Bar is complimentary with donations accepted for charity. 

December 16-17: Family Fun at Franklin Park Conservatory: 11:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. | Decorate a holiday sugar cookie with frosting and sprinkles. Santa and two of his live reindeer make a special appearance.

December 16: Free Crafts for Kids: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Lakeshore Learning |  Kids can make a free winter headband craft at Lakeshore Learning at Polaris. 

December 16-17: Letters to Santa at The Ohio Railway Museum: 12:00 p.m. -4:00 p.m. | Kids can write their letters to Santa and visit with Mrs. Claus and make an ornament. You will then take a train ride! 

December 16: ‘Tis the Season: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. String popcorn, make an ornament and stroll around the farm at Slate Run Farm.

December 16: Winter Wildlife: 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. at Sunbury Urban Farm | Bring your little sprouts to the farm to explore the world around them, discover elements of nature, and experiment in the garden and the woods. Storytime and multiple hands-on activities. 

December 16: Christmas Evening: 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. at Slate Run Farm | Make decorations, string popcorn and enjoy other seasonal 1880s activities on a special lamplit evening. 

December 16: Christmas Corner Choir Series: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. | Come out and enjoy the holiday performance! 


December 17: ‘Tis the Season: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Slate Run Farm | Another chance to string popcorn, make an ornament and stroll around the farm. 

December 17: Maker’s Market: Holiday Edition | 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at 1400 Food Lab | Taste your way through the holiday shopping experience filled with samples and gifts to purchase from Central Ohio’s newest food ventures. 

December 17: Orange Johnson House Christmas Open House: 2:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. in Worthington | Each Sunday in December, music will be performed by a different music ensemble in the sitting room. 

December 17: German Village Holiday Pets and Parade: 2:00 p.m. at German Village Society | The rescheduled Halloween parade with Santa and holiday backdrop to capture the special moments with your furry friends! 

December 17: Annual Golden Spike Open House at The Depot: 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. | Tour the train cars decorated for the season, take a ride on the Scioto Railway through the decorated light display, enjoy light refreshments, work on a craft and watch a holiday movie.  Admission is a coat for the needy (hats, gloves and scarves are welcome) or 1 unwrapped gift per person for the benefit of Firefighters For Kids Toy Drive and TriVillage Chamber Coat Drive.

Have a wonderful weekend! Don’t forget there is still time to see performances, holiday light displays, and visit with Santa! Let the links below help you!


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