Nothing helps you get in the Holiday spirit quite like tradition. Check out these four Dublin traditions that will have you spreading Holiday cheer all season long. 

Wildlights

November 17th – January 1st

Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

It didn’t take long for this family fun event to go from a few strands of lights to millions of LED lights dancing across all 588 acres of the Columbus Zoo. Come see the magic of light shows all over the Zoo and visit with special guests like Santa and his reindeer. Get in the holiday spirit with special seasonal food and beverage offerings all around the Zoo.

Want your Wildlights experience to be a bit more private? You can book a private tour and enjoy the peace and tranquility of the lights from the comfort of a golf cart. Nothing will get you in the holiday spirit faster than gazing upon the magical lights, snuggled under a blanket, while sipping a hot chocolate.

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Father holiding daughter looking at the light display at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Giant, red ornament at the Columbus Zoo and Aquairum's Wildlights display.

Holly Days

December 2nd, 11AM – 7PM

Holly Days is packed with Holiday festivities including the 12 elves of Dublin hunt, Irish Christmas kids crafts, free gift wrapping at Chelsea Borough Home and free hot chocolate at Starbucks! After your little one has told Santa all their Christmas wishes, head to Bri-Hi Square for musical entertainment!

Stop by Ha’Penny Bridge Imports of Ireland for live Irish music & Irish Christmas traditions.

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Holly Days Gingerbread House

12 Elves of Dublin Scavenger Hunt

December 2nd – December 20th

This free activity is the perfect way to get out and enjoy the holidays in Downtown Dublin with your family! Pick up a card at one of the participating locations and get on the hunt to find all 12 elves hidden throughout the shops of Historic Dublin. Collect a prize at each stop along the way. Once you have found all 12, take your card back to one of the participating locations to be entered to win a grand prize drawing!

Participating locations include the following: La Chatelaine, Boho 72, Dean Insurance Group, Chelsea Borough Home, Ha'penny Bridge Imports of Ireland, Winan's, Our CupCakery, Donatos, or the Dublin Library.

Downtown Dublin in the Snow

Christmas Tree Lighting

November 30th ,5PM - 8PM

Come out to Coffman Park to see a 25-foot Christmas tree come to life at the kick-off to the 2017 holiday season. This event is free and open to the public, so make it a festive family affair or bring your friends!

Don’t forget to stop in at the Historic Coffman Homestead, which will be decorated with a Victorian Christmas theme to get you into the Holiday spirit!

Stop in the barn to grab your photo in front of the beautifully decorated sleigh. Show us your holiday spirit by posting your photos with #sodublin.

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Dublin, Ohio Tree Lighting