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Navigator Weekender: The 16 Best Things To Do This Weekend Including Franklinton Friday, Festivus, And A Magical Cirque Christmas

You’ve finally made it to the weekend, and you’ve worked hard for it! Be sure to make good use of your time by exploring all the city has to offer.

Here are the 15 best things to do this weekend in Columbus.


Rain likely in the afternoon with a high of 40F.

THEATRE: Saturday Night Fever 🕺

When: 12/13-12/15
Where: Garden Theatre

CONCERT: Messiah Side-by-Side Sing-Along 🎻

When: 12/13 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Southern Theatre

HOLIDAY: SantaCon 🎅

When: 12/13
Where: Arena District

COMMUNITY: Open House Franklinton Friday 🎉

When: 12/13 at 7 p.m.
Where: 421 W State St.

CONCERT: The Marcus King Band – El Dorado Tour 🎤

When: 12/13 at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Newport Music Hall

HOLIDAY: Ballet Met The Nutcracker 🎄

When: 12/13-12/15
Where: Ohio Theatre


A mix of rain and snow is likely with a high of 38F.

THEATRE: Rudoph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical 🎄

When: 12/13 & 12/14
Where: Palace Theatre

CONCERT: Dolly Parton, A Rambling House Tribute 🎤

When: 12/14 from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Where: The Rambling House

ARTS: Pins & Things: A 934 Pop-Up Market 🛍️

When: 12/14 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: 934 Gallery

SPORTS: The Ohio Scholastic Play-by-Play Classic with the sons of Lebron James and Dwayne Wade 🏀

When: 12/15 at 3 p.m.
Where: Nationwide Arena

CONCERT: Andrew Bocelli with the Columbus Symphony 🎤

When: 12/14 at 7:30
Where: Schottenstein Centre


Mostly cloudy with a high of 32F.

HOLIDAY: Christmas with the Ohio Presidents🎄

When: 12/15 at 2 p.m.
Where: Decorative Arts Center of Ohio

SHOPPING: Holiday Boss Babe Pop Up Shop 🛍️

When: 12/15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Gravity

HOLIDAY: A Magical Cirque Christmas 🎄

When: 12/15 at 7 p.m.
Where: Palace Theatre

HOLIDAY: A Dickens Christmas at Ohio Village 🎄

When: 12/14 & 12/15
Where: Ohio Village

ARTS: Festivus 🛍️

When: 12/13-12/15
Where: 400 West Rich St.

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