The Official Columbus Holiday Bucket List



Written by Step Out Columbus

Published on November 22, 2023
Photo by @jlgulleydesigns via Facebook

The holiday season is here and if you have yet to get into the ~festive spirit~ we know just the way to ramp it up! Nobody likes a Scrooge, afterall! From dining in an igloo to sipping on peppermint hot chocolate, this list won’t steer you wrong. Let’s maximize this time of year and leave no holiday stones left unturned!

Here’s our official holiday bucket list this season in Columbus and Central Ohio! ‘Tis the season, ya filthy animals.

For more Holiday fun, check out our massive list of holiday events happening this season!

Your Holiday Bucket List:

1. Experience dining in an igloo at Vaso Dublin.

2. Shop local at a pop-up holiday market.

3. Pick up some iconic Hartzler Family Dairy eggnog at the grocery store.

4. Visit The Red Stable for Christmas knickknacks and more.

5. Grab a Spiked Hot Chocolate from Chocolate Cafe.

6. Enjoy the beautiful light displays with WILDLIGHTS at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium or Conservatory Aglow at the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

7. Eat, drink, and be merry on these outdoor patios.

8. Take a Holiday-Themed Class at one of these many spots around town.

9. Grab poinsettias, wreaths, and Christmas Trees from a Local Tree Farm.

10. Walk the streets of German Village for their festive Village Lights display on December 3rd.

11. Spend time with the fam at one of these Family-Friendly Holiday Events.

12. Order a charcuterie board for a holiday get-together with these amazing boutique charcuterie board companies.

13. Get a delicious hot chocolate with a peppermint marshmallow from Fox in the Snow Cafe.

14. Grab a holiday themed beverage, the “Citra Noel” from The Columbus Brewing Company & Beer Hall.

15. Break in your skates at Riverside Crossing Park Ice Rink in Dublin.

16. Support the Central Ohio community by Volunteering this Season.

17. Take a horse-drawn Carriage Ride at Easton Town Center.

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