Note: Due to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases, many 2020 holiday events in Dublin have been canceled.

1) Virtual Tree Lighting Ceremony, December 4

Kick-off the holiday season by gathering your family for a night of seasonal magic from the comfort of your home. The virtual Tree Lighting replaces the Coffman Park Night of Lights drive-through event that was originally scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 3.

A display of 40,000 sparkling LED lights will illuminate Coffman Park from Friday, Dec. 4, through Sunday, Jan. 3. Drive down Coffman Park Drive to see the lights and the City’s 30-foot illuminated tree before January 3. Please remember to follow the State of Ohio’s 10 p.m. curfew.

Click here for more information about the City of Dublin Virtual Tree Lighting. 

City of Dublin Tree Lighting

2) Catch Show at Abbey Theater2020 Events Canceled

Gather up your friends and family to see a show at Abbey Theater. Productions like The Nutcracker, The Nutty Nutcracker, and At The Stroke of Midnight will have your whole group feeling the holiday spirit.

3) Enjoy the Magic of Wildlights, November 20 – January 3

See holiday lights as they dance across the Columbus Zoo. Enjoy light shows, seasonal food and beverage offerings and visit with Santa and his reindeer! Want to enjoy a private Wildlights experience?

Book a private tour so you can snuggle under a blanket while sipping hot chocolate in the luxury of a golf cart. This is a great option for groups including small children or elderly guests.

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

4) 12 Elves Scavenger Hunt, 2020 Event Canceled

Gather your group for a day of scavenger hunting in Downtown Dublin. Search through the shops of the Historic District to collect prizes along the way or find all 12 elves and be entered into the grand prize drawing. For know before you go information on the 12 Elves Scavenger Hunt, click here. 

5) Skating at The Chiller

Enjoy daily public skates or sign up for classes to glide into fun at the Chiller. For pricing and schedules, click here

Chiller Open Skate

6) Holly Days, 2020 Event Canceled

This Dublin tradition is the kick-off to the 12 Elves of Dublin scavenger hunt and is filled with other festive fun like Irish entertainment and holiday crafts. For know, before you go information on Holly Days, click here.

Holly Days Gingerbread House

7) Shop the Morgan House

Step into the winter wonderland that is the Morgan House during the holidays for some seasonal shopping. Plan a fun day of browsing all four floors of their gift shop and stop into the restaurant to enjoy seasonal dining options. For what you ought to know about the Morgan House before you go, click here.

Morgan house christmas 

8) Take a Class at Our Cupcakery

Choose from a variety of holiday-themed baking classes at Our Cupcakery, here in Downtown Dublin! With options for all ages, everyone will enjoy learning how to create a tasty holiday masterpiece. Click here to find a list of upcoming events at Our Cupcakery.

Our Cupcakery Holiday cupcakes