Things To Do in Columbus, Ohio - December 2013

 Looking for something to do in Columbus, Ohio this holiday season?

Check out the upcoming events for December...

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS HOCKEY VS. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING

When: Tuesday December 3, 2013, 7:00pm
Where: Nationwide Arena, 200 W. Nationwide Blvd. Columbus, 43215
What: Cheer on Ohio's National Hockey League team. 800-NHL-COLS www.BlueJackets.com

VISITING ARTIST: CHERYL DONEGAN

When: Thursday December 5, 2013, 10:00am-8:30pm
Where:  Columbus College of Art & Design, Canzani Center Gallery, 60 Cleveland Ave. Columbus, 43215
What: Across media, Cheryl Donegan's work is unified by a sustained interrogation of surfaces-whether canvas, screen, fabric, plastic, or the artist's own body. Integrating performance and video with painting, drawing and installation, she has exhibited widely in Europe as well as North America since her first solo show in 1993. www.ccad.edu

GRAND ILLUMINATION

When: Friday December 6, 2013, 5:00pm
Where: Scioto Mile, 233 Civic Center Dr. Columbus, 43215
What: Kick off the holiday season with the Grand Illumination of downtown Columbus as thousands of twinkling lights and festive holiday decor illuminate the Scioto Mile. Join Mayor Michael Coleman as he lights up this spectacular urban light display and bring the whole family to enjoy holiday music, strolling performers and a visit with Santa! This is a free event. 614-645-7995 www.SciotoMile.com

FERMENTATION FOR YOUR HEALTH

When: Tuesday December 10, 2013, 6:00-9:00pm
Where: Glass Rooster Cannery, 1673 S. St. Rte. 605 Sunbury, 43074
What: Fermented foods offer a world of health benefits and gourmet options! Cheese, bread, sauerkraut and more. Join us for a discussion on the benefits of fermentation as a preservation method and a hands-on lesson.  We will explore a variety of tastes with a fermented dinner together and begin fermentations for class members to finish at home. Admission is $65. 614-499-2958 http://www.glassroostercannery.com

RESTORATIVE YOGA

When: Tuesdays through December 10, 2013, 6:30-7:45pm
Where: Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, 1777 E. Broad St. Columbus, 43203
What: Supported postures are blended with gentle yoga and breath work. For beginning and intermediate students. Taught by certified yoga instructor Bonnie Finneran. Cost is $15-$75. 614-715-8000 www.fpconservatory.org

GRANDVIEW BREWERY TOUR

When: Thursday-Friday through December 19, 2013, 6:30-9:45pm
Where: Barley's Smokehouse & Brewpub, 1130 Dublin Rd. Columbus, 43215
What: The Grandview area is nothing short of the city's premier incubator for the craft of micro brewing. Starting 15 years ago with Barley's Smokehouse and Brewpub, the area has seen tremendous growth in craft brew destinations, offering a surprising range of intriguing styles of beer and brewing methods. We'll start our tour at Barley's Smokehouse and Brewpub for beer sampling and light apps. From there we'll explore a couple of the newer microbreweries in the neighborhood. Stops may include Four String Brewing, Zauber Brewing Company and Pigskin Brewing Company. We'll end our tour at the Ohio Taproom where we'll be able to taste from a selection of harder to find Ohio-only microbreweries. This tour is an introduction to craft brewing in the region and is designed to be fun, educational and delicious. This brewery tour is priced at $55. It includes tastings at 3 breweries, samples at the Ohio Taproom, a light snack, van transportation between all of the stops and a guide with plenty of local beer knowledge. It lasts approximately 3.5 hours. This tour will start on October 17 and run on Thursday and Friday evenings at least twice a month. This tour runs year round. Please check the calendar for available dates or contact us to arrange a private tour. Cost is $55. 614-619-6464 http://columbusbrewadventures.com/

FUN FRIDAY COOKING CLASS FOR KIDS!

When: Fridays through December 20, 2013, 6:30-8:30pm
Where: Young Chefs Academy, 425 Beecher Rd. Gahanna, 43230
What: Each Friday is a kid's cooking adventure! Cost is $30-$35. 614-933-9700 http://www.youngchefsacademy.com/centralohio

FAMILY FRIDAY NIGHT

When: Friday December 27, 2013, 5:00-9:00pm
Where: COSI, 333 W. Broad St. Columbus, 43215
What: COSI offers extended hours and price reduced admission to families so you can visit, learn, and play late! General admission is only $10.95 after 5pm and includes all of COSI's permanent exhibitions plus a movie on the 7-story Extreme Screen theater, a savings of over $13. Admission is $10.95. 614-228-2674 www.cosi.org

SHADOWBOX LIVE: HOLIDAY LUNCHBOX

When: Tuesday-Friday December 3-27, 2013, 12:00pm 
Where: Shadowbox Live, 503 S. Front St. Columbus, 43215
What: As the companion to Holiday Hoopla, The Holiday Lunchbox is a 45-minute stocking-stuffer of laughs and music beginning at noon. Filled with holiday sketches and songs from over twenty years of Shadowbox Live's "Hoopla history," The Holiday Lunchbox is also home to The Snow Bunnies, a trio set to unwrap some hilarious antics and some very special versions of your favorite Christmas standards. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for seniors, students, and military. 614-416-7625 www.shadowboxlive.org

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Things To Do in Columbus, Ohio - December 2013
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Looking for something to do in Columbus, Ohio this holiday season? Check out the upcoming events for December… COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS HOCKEY VS. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING When: Tuesday December 3, 2013, 7:00pmWhere: Nationwide Arena… more