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What to Do: December 9-15

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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. Seasonal songs make the perfect side to your brown bag lunch or a wholesome fast-grab from nearby Graze. Free and open to everyone.


Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour 2019

Wednesday, December 11 | 7:30 pm
Palace Theater, 34 W Broad St

Gift yourself something special this season: tickets to Gifts of the Season starring chart-topping, GRAMMY®-nominated saxophonist Dave Koz and his talented friends, Melissa Manchester, Jonathan Butler, Michael Lington and Chris Walker.


Wine Tasting: Champagne & Sparkling Wines

Thursday, December 12 | 6:00 pm
Winans Chocolates + Coffees + Wine, 216 S High St

Toast the season with a selection of celebration-worthy champagne and sparkling wines. Forty bucks gets you five tastes paired with handmade candies, plus a lovely time of shopping for both holiday and hostess gifts. Light hors d'oeuvres will also be provided.


Messiah Side-by-Side Sing Along

Friday, December 13 | 8:00 pm
Southern Theater, 21 E Main St

Bring joy to your world with a beloved holiday tradition. This community sing-along features selections from Handel’s Messiah performed by ProMusica musicians, music directors, church choirs, friends, family – and you.


The Nutcracker

Friday, December 13 | 7:30 pm
Ohio Theater, 39 E State St

Lose yourself in the magical, family-friendly ballet that’s filled with the best of everything: dance, costumes, scenery, comic relief, and, of course, the Sugar Plum Fairy. Can’t make the show? Performances run through December 28. 


Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer: The Musical

Fri-Sat, Dec 13-14 | Hours Vary
Ohio Theater, 39 E State St

Find yourself among a whole cast of loveable misfits in a live, musical production presented by CAPA. In this cherished holiday classic come to life, you’ll follow Rudolph, Santa, and friends on an adventure that proves our differences are what make us special.


Sounds of the Season

Sat-Sun, Dec 14-15 | Hours Vary
Southern Theater, 21 E Main St

Enjoy a lively evening with Traetta, Grime, Corelli, and Mozart, performed by the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra. Featuring guest performer and percussionist extraordinaire Colin Currie, you’ll be delighted with what’s been called “an orchestral kaleidoscope of flickering lights and perfectly judged timbres.”


A Magical Cirque Christmas

Sunday, December 15 | 7:00 pm
Palace Theater, 34 W Broad St!

Let yourself be dazzled and delighted with an evening performance that features the breathtaking routines of world-class cirque artists accompanied by live, holiday music – including all of your favorites.


Seize the Music Series with Carpe Diem String Quartet

Sunday, December 15 | 2:30 pm
Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E Broad St

Enjoy a midday performance from acclaimed indie chamber ensemble, Carpe Diem String Quartet, featuring tenor Dan Stein. Based in Central Ohio, CDSQ has been hailed from New York to Detroit to Columbus for being deeply expressive, high-spirited, and imaginative.