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A Winter Fun Bucket List for Families

Looking for something festive to do with the family this holiday season?

There are plenty of activities around Columbus for the whole family to enjoy!


Visit Wildlights at The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Giraffe wearing a Santa hat with holiday lights on

Walk through the Conservatory Aglow installations at Franklin Park Conservatory

Woman walking by holiday lights in trees

Watch BalletMet perform the Nutcracker Ballet

Closeup of nutcracker in front of a holiday tree

Lace up your skates and hit the ice at The Chiller

Young child ice skating with family in background

Check out Dickens of a Christmas at Ohio Village

Closeup of Charles Dickens holiday book

If you’re looking for some fun and free activities, try these:

Drive around town and gaze upon holiday lights and plan your drive with this lights finder

Holiday lights on trees outside of hoouse

Learn about historic holiday traditions at Historic Roscoe Village

Holiday wreath on old house

Take a Holiday Tour on Capitol Square

Front view of Ohio Statehouse

Check out the Huntington Holiday Train at the Columbus Library

Closeup of holiday model train

Grab a sled, pick a hill and zoom! Highbanks Metro Park is a great spot for sledding hills

Family sledding on snowy hill

Throw a holiday baking party – check out these healthier options!

Holiday sugar cookies

This time of year it’s also nice to stay in with your family and observe your own holiday traditions like reading holiday books together, decorating cookies, and making holiday crafts. No matter how you celebrate, enjoy your time with your family and friends this season!

Download and make your own Winter Fun Bucket List


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