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5 Cool Things to Do with Visitors in Downtown Columbus

Delightful destinations to impress out-of-town guests.

Like most locals, you probably take what’s right in front of you for granted. It’s no big deal – until an out-of-town family member or friend makes plans for a visit. Then, suddenly, it’s a problem. A big one.

In our panicked state, most of us jump all over social media asking for recommendations on extra-special, out-of-the-ordinary things to do, see, and experience.

Such desperation can lead to chaos, mayhem, and in-fighting among your online friends. Forget the advice. Forego the drama. We’ve got you covered. Here’s how to entertain visitors (and enjoy it!) while showing off our fine and friendly city.

Night on the Town in Downtown

Celebrate a special occasion, each other or nothing at all. Here’s how and where to do Downtown when you’ve got an evening to spend.

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What to Do: Final Days of December 2019

The last days of the year deserve to be celebrated. Here’s how to do it in style in Downtown Columbus.

 

Holiday Lights at Columbus Commons & Scioto Mile

Daily, Dec 23-31 | Dusk
Columbus Commons, 160 S High St

Keep the holiday season bright with a family walk among a dazzling, double-light display…

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What to Do Holiday Edition: December 16-22

Put the phone down and pack the laptop away. Here’s your ultimate list: “Fun Things to Do in Downtown Columbus for the Holiday Break.”

Double Dare Live 

Monday, December 16 | 7:30 pm
Palace Theater, 34 W Broad St

Unleash your silly side with tickets to a live, on-stage production of the slime-soaking, pie-plastering, booger-busting fun found on Nickelodeon’s Double Dare Live…

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What to Do: December 9-15

 

The makings of a magical and memorable holiday season await you in Downtown Columbus this week.

 

Holiday Choir Performances

Mon-Fri, Dec 9-13 | 12:00 pm
Ohio Statehouse Museum Gallery, 1 Capitol Square

Treat yourself to a lunchtime concert featuring a different musical group every weekday at noon…

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Lazarus Santa Event in Downtown Columbus

What to Do This Week: December 2-8

In the midst of the holiday hoopla, here are 8 ways to find simple joy this week right here in Downtown Columbus.

 

Cirque Musica’s Holiday Wishes

Wednesday, December 4 | 7:30 pm
Palace Theater, 34 W Broad St

Ring in the holiday season with hilarious hijinks and good cheer…

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This Week in Downtown Columbus: Nov 25-Dec 1

It’s the holiday season, so whoop de do, we have some fun things for you to do – all this week in Downtown Columbus.

 

Columbus Commons & Scioto Mile Holiday Lights

Mon-Sun, Nov 25-Dec 1 | Dusk
Columbus Commons, 160 S High St
Scioto Mile, 233 S Civic Center Drive

Keep calm and twinkle on with Downtown’s dazzling light spectacular…

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What to Do Downtown

What to Do Downtown: November 18-24

It’s the week before Thanksgiving and all through Downtown, are things to be doing of which we have found…

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