11/22/2013 - 01/05/2014 - All Day at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
4850 West Powell Rd.
November Now celebrating it’s 25th Anniversary, Central Ohio’s favorite family holiday tradition went from a few strands of lights and a few trays of cookies to millions of LED lights, two animated musical light shows, a giant snow globe, Santa, Mrs. Claus, reindeer and other holiday festivities that can be found only at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. This year’s event offers more Holiday fun than ever before!
12/06/2013 - 12/08/2013 - All Day at Ohio Theatre
39 East State Street
In celebration of the CSO’s 30th year of presenting Holiday Pops, chorus master and conductor Ronald Jenkins, who conceived the program in 1983 and has since conducted all 90 performances, has selected a program of audience favorites from the past three decades. Jenkins and the musicians of the CSO will be joined by the Columbus Symphony Chorus, Columbus Children’s Choir, dancers Justin Gibbs and Joanie Evans, children from BalletMet, narrator Steven Crawford, and of course, Mr. and Mrs. Claus for a heartwarming holiday spectacular and beloved annual Columbus tradition sure to kick off the season with a rousing dose of holiday spirit. Bring a new, unwrapped toy to any of the Holiday Pops concerts for the NBC4 Firefighters for Kids Toy Drive and receive a voucher for one free ticket to a 2014 Picnic with the Pops performance. Tickets are on sale now! Visit www.ticketmaster.com. or www.columbussymphony.com for show times.
12/07/2013 - 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm at Covenant Presbyterian Church
20 70 Ridgecliff Road
Vaud-Villities presents their 3rd annual “A Children’s Christmas Celebration” Saturday, December 7, 2013 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2070 Ridgecliff Road, in Upper Arlington. The event will feature “Frosty the Snowman” musical show with children from the community, a visit with Santa, a Secret Santa Shop, Face-painting, Games, Crafts, Bake Sale and much more. Tickets are available at the door for $5.00 per person. Pictures with Santa are available for $5.00 per picture.
12/08/2013 - 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm at Valley Dale Ballroom
1590 Sunbury Rd.
The Valley Dale Ballroom Holiday Show Series presents “The Deana Martin Christmas Show” starring Deana Martin the daughter of the King of Cool, Dean Martin, with songs from her Christmas album “White Christmas” ‘ Accompanied by the 17-piece Rick Brunetto Big Band, Deana will also feature selections from her just released new CD “Destination Moon”. This will be a Christmas Show and dance party for the entire family. For complete details, click the event!
12/08/2013 - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Palace Theatre Columbus
34 W. Broad St.
Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour 2013 is an uplifting, high-energy show the whole family will love. Get into the holiday spirit as some of music’s biggest names jam on fresh, lively arrangements of seasonal favorites, led by multi-GRAMMY® nominee and saxophonist extraordinaire Dave Koz. Joining Dave this year are Japanese-born pianist/composer/producer Keiko Matsui; world-renowned singer Oleta Adams; and South African singer/guitarist Jonathan Butler. Together they’ll be making spirits bright as this cherished holiday tradition marks its 16th anniversary. Tickets are on sale now! Purchase yours today!
12/09/2013 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm at Palace Theatre Columbus
34 W. Broad St.
Finbar Wright, Anthony Kearns, and Ronan Tynan have been touring together as The Irish Tenors since 1998, with sold-out shows at Radio City Music Hall, Sydney Opera House, Carnegie Hall, The Hollywood Bowl, and major concert halls throughout the world. Their faces and voices are familiar to PBS audiences from several specials, including the “Ellis Island Recordings.” Together, they produce a sound and concert experience which touches hearts and stirs emotions through happy songs of celebration and humor mixed with touching melodies and songs that warm the heart. Tickets are on sale now!
12/17/2013 - 12/22/2013 - 12:00 am at Palace Theatre Columbus
34 W. Broad St.
Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the pop culture phenomenon of FLASHDANCE is now live on stage. With electrifying dance at its core, FLASHDANCE-THE MUSICAL tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of Alex Owens, a Pittsburgh steel mill welder by day and a bar dancer by night with dreams of one day becoming a professional performer. When romance with her steel mill boss threatens to complicate her ambitions, Alex learns the meaning of love and its power to fuel the pursuit of her dream. Featuring the biggest hit songs from the movie, including the Academy Award-winning title song “Flashdance – What a Feeling,” “Maniac,” “Gloria,” “Manhunt,” and “I Love Rock & Roll,” plus 16 hot new songs by Robbie Roth and Robert Cary. Visit www.FlashdanceTheMusical.com for more details.
12/26/2013 - All Day at Nationwide Arena
200 West Nationwide Blvd.
Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) will celebrate their first 15 years of touring with an encore and final performance of their multi-platinum rock opera, “The Lost Christmas Eve.” For more information on show times and ticket sales, click HERE.
12/31/2013 - 6:00 pm - 11:59 pm at Hollywood Casino
200 Georgesville Road
Step right up! Celebrate the New Year in high-flying Hollywood fashion! Join us for free live entertainment including stilt walkers, jugglers, contortionists, and more. Ring in the New Year Hollywood-style with an amazing midnight balloon drop in o.h. Lounge! Or purchase one of our exclusive Midnight Circus Event Center packages and start the New Year off with a bang!
- $89 – $149/PERSON Includes admission to Event Center party with complimentary buffet, hotel stay, transportation, and 2 drink tickets
- $69/PERSON Includes admission to Event Center party with complimentary buffet and 2 drink tickets.
01/07/2014 - 01/12/2014 - 12:00 am at Palace Theatre Columbus
34 W. Broad St.
From London’s West End, the worldwide smash hit musical by Queen and Ben Elton comes to Columbus for a limited engagement! WE WILL ROCK YOU features the greatest hits of the legendary British rock group, Queen. Now in its 11th year in London and seen by a staggering 15 million people worldwide, this hilarious, multi-award-winning and record-breaking phenomenon boasts a fantastic score of killer Queen tunes that you just can’t resist singing along to, such as “Another One Bites the Dust,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” “We Are the Champions,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” and of course, “We Will Rock You.”