Happy Blogmas! The idea of writing daily posts for the next twenty-three days seems daunting but dedication is the key. Plus there’s help from those list of ideas that people share and put out there for us all to bask off of. I love Christmas. I’ll say this all the time. It’s the enthusiasm and happiness that exudes people that gets me. I love the decorations and all the lights – everything is merry and bright. I honestly wish my life was like the Who People in Whoville. Christmas is such a big deal for them, it’s glorious and they go all out to decorate the house. I can’t remember the redheads name from the Jim Carrey version but I know she had a light gun and shot the lights all over her house – amazing.
So, what is today’s blogmas post about?! Well, Christmas… obviously.
Places in Columbus, Ohio that celebrate the holiday season. I was surprised as I looked things up and how much actually goes on in Columbus. Trust me as a millennial in Columbus, Ohio, I dream of places like San Francisco and Chicago… not really giving my city a chance. For the holidays, I can’t deny this beautiful city. From the Nationwide building illuminating with spirit and High Street adorning it’s lamp posts and trees with wreaths and lights, they celebrate a lot. It might be a thing everywhere honestly, people hop into the Christmas cheer all the time and I can’t hate on it. I love it, absolutely love it. Since I was little, I loved driving through the neighborhoods just to look at lights. I’m a child when it comes to Christmas and I’m pumped about the events that are happening in my city.
If you’re ever in Columbus, here are some places to hit up during the holidays. A trip to the Short North insures a trip to a great place to eat, always remember that.
Downtown Columbus – December 4th, 2015, activities begin at 5 pm and the ceremony begins at 6 pm. I have never been to this event but it was getting shared so much on my news feed that I had to look into it. Thousands of lights will illuminate the Scioto Mile and look amazing. I’ve seen the Scioto Mile throughout the year so to see it glossed in lights and shining bright makes my heart happy. If I get off work early, there’s a chance I will be there and instagramming all the illumination. It’s going to be breathtaking, trust me.
Short North – December 5th, 2015 from 12 pm to 10 pm. The Holiday Hop is basically the Gallery Hop but holiday themed. I have heard of this because of Gallery Hop. There’s going to be new art exhibits and holiday window decor – it’s beautiful and captures the culture of the art district of downtown Columbus.
German Village – December 6th, 2015 at 5 pm to 9 pm. Another event that I have yet to know about and I’ve lived in Columbus for twelve years. German Village is an acclaimed part of downtown Columbus and possess a vintage vibe and historic style. I think this is going to be beautiful because one, it’ll be decked out in lights and two, the little shops are staying open late for holiday shopping and celebrating the start of the holiday season.
Wildlights at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Columbus Zoo – November 19, 2015 – January 3, 2016, 5 pm to 9 pm. I love the Zoolights, absolutely love and adore them. My mom and younger sister just went and had a ball. I had other plans or I would have jumped at the chance to go with them. It’s beautiful and some of the animals are still out and in their exhibits. The zoo is one of the more prominent places in Columbus and there’s no denying it’s greatness. It’s perfect for families or dates – I went on a date there once… coldest date of my life but I survived and thrived on hot chocolate.
Segaway Holiday Light Tours
Columbus, Ohio. December 4th is the start of these tours with two time blocks – 6:00 pm and 8:15 pm. This is something I never really thought of. I know there are segaway tours throughout the city but I never knew that they had holiday themed ones. It’s interesting actually and I honestly would love to do this because I love the thought of riding a segaway and being a boss on the thing. It’s just cool and the thought of lights everywhere, I would periscope the heck out of this.
These are just a few of the things Columbus puts together for the lovely residents. I know in the suburbs there are tree lighting ceremonies and much more that is inhabiting the city. What are some things that your city or state puts on? Who knows, I might travel to another place during the holidays and need suggestions.