Brighten Up Your Holiday Season At These Columbus Christmas Tree Lightings

It’s getting into that time of year where there is a lot going on. Sometimes it can be hard to choose which holiday events you have time for.

Christmas tree lightings are a fun, family-friendly way to spend an evening in the holiday spirit. Most come alongside community events, often including visits with Santa Claus, hot cocoa, and other winter favorites.

So get your calendars out and get ready, because it’s officially the holiday season!

21st Annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony and Santa Arrival Parade
November 22, 2021

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Head to Easton Town Center for the 21st Annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony. It will be an evening of fun for the whole family with a parade, a special appearance by Santa, and the lighting of the 56-foot Christmas tree. The event kicks off at 6:30 p.m. with the parade stepping off at 7 p.m.

Holiday Lights Celebration 2021
November 21, 2021

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Gahanna is hosting its magical, holiday celebration on November 21 from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Festivities include free train rides, a parade, activities, treats, and more. At 6 p.m., Santa will join the fun to light the Christmas tree.

Worthington Tree Illumination Ceremony
December 1, 2019

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Visit the Southeast Village Green for the annual Tree Illumination Ceremony. The evening begins at 5:30 pm with carols and an appearance by Santa Claus to light the tree. Downtown Worthington shops will be participating in the Holiday Open House from Noon to 5 p.m., so be sure to save a little time for shopping.

Marysville Uptown Christmas Walk
November 29, 2021

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Marysville goes all out for Christmas. Usher in the holiday season at the Uptown Christmas Walk & Tree Lighting. The event will have music, activities for the kiddos, an appearance by Santa, and much more. The event goes from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and the tree lighting will kick off at dusk.

Winter Festival & Tree Lighting Ceremony
December 3, 2021

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Join the City of Upper Arlington for their Winter Festival & Tree Lighting Ceremony. The festival will go from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Events will include the lighting of the UA’s holiday tree, Horse-drawn carriage rides, visit with Santa, live reindeer display, ice sculpting demonstrations, bonfire and S’mores.

Village Lights
December 8, 2021

German Village will once again host its annual (and spectacular) event, Village Lights. The event will go from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and will include a storytime with Santa, mulled wine, vendors, and hundreds of mesmerizing luminaries lighting up the streets of German Village. The first 350 kiddos will also receive a FREE holiday book.

Holidays in Powell Tree Lighting
December 4, 2021

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Downtown Powell will transform into the North Pole during this year’s Holidays in Powell. Affectionately called the “North Powell”, the event will run from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Take the kids to the Municipal Center so they do arts & crafts and visit Santa and Mrs. Claus for storytime. Afterward, the tree lighting will take place at 6 p.m. in Village Green Park.

Grove City Christmas Celebration
December 3-4, 2021

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On Friday, the Grove City Christmas Parade will begin at 7 p.m., with Santa guiding the parade straight into downtown to light the tree. The next day, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m, visitors can come back to enjoy the Mistletoe Market where they can buy great arts, crafts, and other items from local vendors.

Ohio Statehouse Holiday Festival and Tree Lighting
December 2, 2021

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Looking for a classic, traditional event? Check out the Holiday Festival at the Statehouse, which runs from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Festive activities will include music, refreshments, activity tables, dance performances and more. Get a taste of history as historical characters and modern dignitaries greet guests, and of course, there will be an appearance by the man from up north himself, Santa. This event is free and open to the public.

Pickerington Village Holiday Gathering
December 3, 2021

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Starting at 5 p.m., Pickerington will host a free, family-friendly Holiday Gathering. There will be horse-drawn wagon rides, ice sculpting, live reindeer, cookie decorating, and more. The gathering will also offer the opportunity to get a photo with Santa, free if you take your own, or $5. The tree lighting will commence at 7 p.m.

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