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Christmas in Columbus

There’s nothing quite like moving to a new city or state and having to find new local traditions for the holiday season. Luckily, no matter where you move to, Christmas traditions are abundant and it is not difficult to figure out which celebrations in your new town are the most prized and celebrated. Regardless of whether you are single and moving to Columbus for college or business, or have a family, make the most out of your move and enjoy Columbus movers’ list of the top Christmas in Columbus traditions and events.

Gifts of the Craftsmen takes place every year at the Ohio Craft Museum in Grandview and is an annual holiday sale that features unique gifts that are handcrafted by over 90 artists from around Ohio. For the members of your family who love receiving handcrafted holiday Christmas gifts, Gifts of the Craftsmen is the place you should check out after moving to Columbus.

The Holiday Lighting Ceremony has been a Columbus Christmas tradition for over 15 years and it looks like it’s here to stay. The annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony takes place at Easton Town Center and features activities for the entire family, like Santa and plenty of food from nearby restaurants.

Holiday Carriage Rides take place on the weekends throughout the entire month of December at Easton Town Center.

Holiday Easton Entertainers are a favorite among locals and Columbus movers, since each year professional music groups get together to perform Christmas carols and tunes by musical ensembles.

Holidays at the Conservatory are a great way to celebrate Christmas in Columbus by entering your family into the annual gingerbread competition. Holidays at the Conservatory take place throughout the month of December and through New Years at Franklin Park Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

Gahanna’s Holiday Lights Parade and Celebration is one of the most popular ways to enjoy Christmas in Columbus just like a local. This family-friendly event typically includes a live reindeer petting zoo, carriage rides, crafts, games, Christmas carolers, thousands of twinkling lights on display, food, vendors, and swarming Columbus locals.

Grand Illumination Ceremony with the Mayor – After moving to Columbus, join the city and mayor for the Grand Illumination of the Scioto Mile. ABC 6 and Fox 28 help to ring in Christmas in Columbus by flipping the switch to illuminate The Scioto Mile Fountain and over 250,000 lights on 150 trees. Columbus movers suggest that you witness the lights in all of their splendor throughout the holiday season, all the way until the first week of January.

For a move to Columbus that will have you celebrating in no time, visit All My Sons of Columbus, and for more Christmas in Columbus events, check out this complete list by In and Around Columbus