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State Auto Nativity 2012 webYou survived Black Friday and supported local entrepreneurs on Small Business Saturday. Now, mark your calendars for Saturday, December 8 for the Discovery District Holiday ShopAround.

Bring the family and climb aboard one of the two trolleys that will run continuously from 1 – 7 p.m. Parking will be easy-breezy – just pull into the State Auto parking lot on Broad Street and hop on the trolley. This might just be the beginning of a brand new holiday tradition filled with shopping, lots of shopping, festive lights, historic sites, performing arts and much, much more. Best yet, the trolley drops you off exactly where you need to be.

From 1 – 4 p.m. Treasures of Town includes historic homes tours, but don’t forget to climb back on the trolley so you can make it to the CATCO presentation of The Never Ending Story at the Shedd Theatre at 2:30 p.m., which will be perfect timing to get you ready to enter the land of make believe when you head over to see the festive lighting displays at Topiary Park.


Since the 1930’s the life-size Nativity display at State Auto has been a centerpiece of the community holiday displays, and it will be no different this year. The Holiday ShopAround culminates at State Auto at 7 p.m. with a concert by Columbus State Gospel Choir.
To get more information and see a full list of participating merchants, visit Discovery District SID