Navigator Weekender: The 14 Best Things To Do This Weekend Including Ohio State Football Parties, Small Business Saturday, And Dreamgirls

Happy Thanksgiving, Columbus!

If you’re looking to celebrate the holiday weekend a little more, work off some of that turkey, or just have a good time, there is a lot going on around town this weekend. Enjoy the beautiful weather and get out there!


High of 54. Sunny.

Holiday Carriage Rides at Easton

What: Kick off the holiday season with a romantic, horse-drawn carriage ride around Easton Town Center. Rides are $10 per adult and free for kids under 15 years old (with a paying adult).
When: November 24-26, 2017 starting from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday & Saturday and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday.
Where: In front of Zara at Easton, 4002 The Strand E, Columbus, OH 43219

CABS – After Turkey Day 2017

What: Gamers of all ages are invited to the 20th annual ATD. Two free days of gaming and fun begin on Friday with raffle prizes and special Black Friday events. The Columbus Area Boardgaming Society will stay open as late as necessary Friday night with shopping re-opening at 9 a.m. on Saturday.
When: November 24-26, 2017 starting at 9 a.m. Friday
Where: 670 Lakeview Plaza Blvd Ste E, Worthington, Ohio 43085

Earl Bruce’s Beat Michigan Tailgate

What: Get ready to beat that team up north with Earl Bruce’s Beat Michigan Tailgate Party. Head out and celebrate everything that makes the Buckeyes great.
When: November 24, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Express LIVE

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Ottawa Senators

What: Cheer on CBJ as they take on the Ottawa Senators at Nationwide Arena.
When: November 24 at 7 p.m.
Where: Nationwide Arena, 200 W Nationwide Blvd, Columbus, OH 43215

A Christmas Carol

What: Ready for a holiday tradition? The Nebraska Theatre Caravan is once again bringing A Christmas Carol to Columbus. See the Dicken’s classic this weekend at various times, with ticket prices starting at $22.50.
When: November 24-26, 2017, various showtimes
Where: Ohio Theatre, 39 E State St, Columbus, OH 43215


High of 50. Cloudy in the morning with sunshine in the afternoon.

The Ohio State Buckeyes vs. TTUN

What: The Buckeyes kickoff at Noon in The Big House, where they will (hopefully) destroy the Wolverines. Looking for the perfect place to watch the game? Look no further.
When: November 25 at 12 p.m.
Where: Michigan Stadium

Small Business Saturday

What: Support local businesses by participating in Small Business Saturday. Stroll through the Short North or hit up other local spots for great deals.
When: November 25, 2017
Where: Various locations

Save Ohio Pets Fundraiser

What: Saving pets and drinking beer, what could be more fun? Head to Half Pint for a day of drinking and doing good deeds. $1 from every pint sold will go towards Save Ohio Pets, a charity that helps homeless animals in Ohio.
When: November 25 from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: The Half Pint, 415 N. Front Street Ste 199, Columbus, Ohio 43215

Santa Train at Hocking Valley Scenic Railway

What: The Santa Trains at Hocking Valley Scenic Railway will begin running this weekend. Hop onboard where Santa and his elf will visit with each child on the train on this 2 hour, 20-mile trip. Ticket prices vary by age. Click here for more info!
When: November 25-December 17, train departure times vary
Where: Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, 33 W Canal St, Nelsonville, Ohio 45764

Scott Antique Markets

What: Looking for a unique Christmas present or that perfect decor addition to your home? The Scott Antique Market is the largest monthly antique show in the world with over 1,200 vendors.
When: November 25-26, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and form 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.
Where: Ohio Expo Center, 717 E 17th Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43211

Dead & Company

What: Join original Grateful Dead members Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann and Bob Weir alongside singer/guitarist John Mayer, Allman Brothers’ bassist Oteil Burbridge and Fare Thee Well and RatDog keyboardist Jeff Chimenti for an evening of music. For ticket information, please click here.
When: November 25 at 7 p.m.
Where: Nationwide Arena, 200 W Nationwide Blvd, Columbus, OH 43215


High of 43. Sunny.


What: Sheppard will stop in Columbus on their “Edge of the Night” North American Tour this weekend. The band will appear with special guest Romes. Click here for more info.
When: November 26 at 7 p.m.
Where: The Basement, 391 Neil Ave. Columbus, OH 43215


What: Hit the Short North Stage for the final performance of Dreamgirls starring Amber Knicole. Follow the journey of the fictional Dreamgirls, based loosely on the Supremes, as they make their way to the top of the charts in the 1960s. Tickets available here.
When: November 26 at 3 p.m.
Where: Short North Stage, 1187 N High St, Columbus, Ohio 43201

The House Jazz Concert Series Annual Holiday Show

What: The House Jazz Concert Annual Holiday show will take place this weekend in Clintonville, featuring special guest “Hurricane” Jerry Loos. Tickets are $15. The party is BYOB and there will be food available for purchase. Click here for ticket information.
When: November 26 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Clintonville Women’s Club, 3951 N High St, Columbus, Ohio 43214

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