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Great Holiday Date Night Ideas in Greater Columbus, Ohio


Hey, Columbus Lovebirds! Essence Marsh here, from A&E Travel and Entertainment. My hubby Allen and I know all too well the hustle of life. But hey, we have to keep that spark alive, right? Check out these holiday date night ideas, perfect for you and your bae to soak up all that holiday love. Right here in our vibrant city of Columbus.


Enchanted Evening at Wildlights, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium


Stroll hand-in-hand under a canopy of sparkling lights at the Columbus Zoo. The Wildlights display is a mesmerizing experience, with millions of LED lights transforming the zoo into a winter wonderland.


Web Address: www.columbuszoo.org


The Ebony Nutcracker Featuring Dance ELITE Performance Academy

Immerse yourself in a culturally rich performance at the Lincoln Theatre from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM. This vibrant rendition of the traditional Nutcracker story, brought to life by Dance ELITE Performance Academy, promises an afternoon of enchanting entertainment.



Cozy Carriage Ride at Easton Town Center

Snuggle up in a horse-drawn carriage and admire the festive lights and decorations at Easton Town Center. It's a quaint way to enjoy the season's beauty.




Club Lincoln: A Christmas Concert with Quan Howell

Experience the heartwarming magic of the holiday season at the Lincoln Theatre Ballroom at 8:00 PM. Join Quan Howell, an exceptional performer celebrated both nationally and locally, as he leads an extraordinary ensemble. This concert promises to fill your evening with joy and the true spirit of the holidays through captivating musical performances.



Drive Through a Wonderland at Butch Bando’s Fantasy of Lights

Get comfy in your ride and cruise through a dazzling light show at Alum Creek. Talk about a chill, romantic night.




Festive Flair at Conservatory Aglow, Franklin Park Conservatory

Stroll through Franklin Park Conservatory with your love. It’s all about live shows, gingerbread houses, and those holiday vibes.


Web Address: fpconservatory.org


Dazzling Lights at Columbus Commons

Take your sweetheart for a walk under 400,000 twinkling lights at Columbus Commons. It's like stepping into a fairy tale, right in the heart of the city.


Web Address: columbuscommons.org


Nativity Scene at St. Joseph Cathedral

Slow down and appreciate the beauty of the season with the nativity scene at St. Joseph Cathedral. It's a peaceful spot for you and your partner to reflect.



Scioto Mile Light Display and Segaway Tour

Mix it up with a Segway tour along the Scioto Mile. You'll see the city lights in a whole new way – fun, fast, and full of holiday cheer.


Web Address: sciotoaudubon.com


Allen and I live for these moments, and we're excited for you to build your own unforgettable memories. Embrace the season's joy and love, right here in Columbus!

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