Thursday, Dec. 15th |1 p.m. – 8 p.m. “Wrap it Up” Holiday Shopping Day Excitement is building with 10 shopping days until Christmas. Visit Historic Dublin for an afternoon and evening of fun-filled shopping, dining and free trolley rides. Enjoy the Luminaria Walk and help fight cancer.

Month Long, December 1st – 23rd The Twelve Elves of Dublin Contest Throughout the month of December, contestants hunt for 12 carefully hidden elves in participating businesses. Contestants enter their cards for great prizes. Print your Passport or get one at the listed businesses. Once you find all the elves, drop off your completed passport at a business for a chance to win.

Month Long | 5 p.m. -10 pm. Wildlights!The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium has decked the halls, trees, bushes, everything but the animals with all new eco-friendly LED lights for the brightest Wildlights display ever! Musical animated light shows around the lake are every thirty minutes starting at 5:45.

  • Enjoy the Magical Timbernacle Forest Chorus
  • A Down Home Country Christmas in the barn at Habitat Hollow
  • Polar Bear Express, Kiddie Mini Sleigh Ride
  • Moose Habitat and Santa’s Reindeer Corral
  • Santa’s Holiday Home and Santa’s Holiday Wishes Tree
  • The Diving Claus - an Island Holiday at the Manatee Coast and many more fun family activities!
Stay the night and save. The Dublin CVB Kids Go Free Wildlights Package is still available.

Saturday, Dec. 17th | 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The Nutcracker will be performed at Dublin’s Abbey Theatre in the Recreation Center. Enjoy this annual treat from Dublin Dance Centre and Gymnastics. Its shortened time is perfect for families. $5 admission. 5600 Post Road. 410-4550. December 17th through the 23rd

COSI (Center of Science & Industry) Put on your railroad engineer’s cap and check out a huge room full of model railroad layouts from Central Ohio model train enthusiasts. COSI is hosting this special Trains Exhibit of all train sizes and shapes – plus wooden trains and tracks for little engineers to explore. 333 West Broad Street, Columbus. 228-2674. Sunday, Dec. 18th | 3 p.m.

Dwight Lennox – Holiday Jazz Performance at Dublin’s Abbey Theatre will feature Columbus’ finest jazz singer that will delight you with holiday standards and favorite songs. $7 adults, $5 students and seniors. 5600 Post Road. 410-4550. Sunday, Dec. 18 | 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Holiday Brunch with SantaMatt The Miller’s Tavern Enjoy a Sunday Brunch with your friends, family and Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus. Matt The Miller's Tavern will be hosting the jolly couple so bring your camera to take pictures and enjoy the following brunch buffet features:

Carving stations, prime rib, honey glazed ham, omelet station, eggs benedict, breakfast favorites, pastries, flatbreads, pastas, salads, chef specials, fresh fruit, desserts and holiday favorites.

Reservations are Required. Call 614-799-9100 6725 Avery-Muirfield Dr. Dublin, OH Adults: $24.95 Kids 5-10 yrs old: $7.95 Kids 4 and under FREE with each paying adult. (Additional 4 and under: $4.95 each)

All month Silent Movie Sundays at the Ohio History Center The Ohio History Center in Columbus is featuring a classic silent film with live theatre-organ accompaniment and free popcorn. Enjoy scenes from A Christmas Carol (1910) and The Adventures of the Wrong Santa Claus (1914) starting at 3 pm in the auditorium. The adjacent Ohio Village will be featuring A Dicken’s Christmas with crafts, decorations, caroling and cooking demonstrations 1982 Velma Ave., Columbus. 800/686-6124.

All month Graeter’s Ice Cream Enjoy a fantastic assortment of specialty holiday Graeter’s ice cream that will make your elves go crazy! Stock up on pints for when your houseguests are raiding the freezer at midnight. Seasonal flavors include peppermint, eggnog and cinnamon. Don’t miss the gift card sale: For every $30, you receive a $5 gift voucher. 6255 Frantz Road. 799-2663; 546 West Powell Road, 336-3661.

-Post by Allison