Columbus Commons Holiday Fair 2012

columbus commons holiday fair 2012Make Columbus Commons a part of your holiday tradition with the second annual Holiday Fair. Bring the entire family for festive activities for kids of all ages. This two-day event will offer visits with Santa Claus, a giant slide, carousel rides, a petting zoo, ice sculptures, laser tag, arts and crafts, a myriad of Columbus food trucks, and entertainment. We’ll have a heated tent that will host a Secret Santa shop, with proceeds benefiting Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Both evenings end with a dazzling display of fireworks.

On Friday night, the Bicentennial Pavilion will come alive with the sounds of the season. Choirs will harmonize, beginning at 4:30 p.m., to help open the Holiday Fair and Columbus favorite Mojoflo will perform from 7 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

On Saturday, December 1 the Commons will host a new and unique Princess and Superhero Cupcakes and Cocoa event from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The fun continues with Holiday Fair family friendly activities until 9 p.m.

Purchase Tickets:

Princess & Superhero Cupcakes & Cocoa Event

December 1, 3pm to 4:30pm, $10 per person (not per child)

holiday fairLimited tickets are available to purchase for a new family-friendly event at the Holiday Fair. Kids are encouraged to wear costumes and will get to meet their favorite princess and superhero. Each ticket will include:

  • Cupcake
  • Cocoa
  • Crafts
  • Photo opportunities with princesses and superheroes
  • Complimentary ride wristband ($5 value) for every child


Minimum 2 tickets per purchase (children must be accompanied by an adult). Please print your ticket, and bring it to the event; a ticket is required for admission. View the event flyer.

Be Dazzled!

Downtown Illumination – November 30 through January 1

Beginning November 30 at dusk, Downtown will glow with more than 200,000 lights for the Holiday Light Display. It all kicks off at The Scioto Mile Grand Illumination Ceremony. This spectacular display will span Columbus Commons, the Lazarus Building and along the Scioto Mile. Free trolley rides, to see the lighting in both parks, will be offered November 30 and December 1, in conjunction with the Columbus Commons Holiday Fair. The lights will stay through the New Year. Thanks to our partner AEP for adding the sparkle to the Downtown skyline

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