Ohio Statehouse to kick-off the "Holiday Season"
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
November 6, 2015

Tues., Dec. 1, 2015
It’s almost that time of the year again to grab your loved ones and spread some holiday cheer at The Ohio Statehouse Holiday Festival and Tree Lighting. Save the date and join in on the fun at this year’s celebration Tues., Dec. 1, 2015 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This free family-friendly event is open to the public!

The festival marks the beginning of the holiday season on Capitol Square and throughout all of central Ohio. The indoor ceremony will consist of a short program, welcoming Santa and Mrs. Claus, followed by the lighting of the historically-decorated State of Ohio holiday tree.

The festivities will then continue with some of Starbucks’ delicious refreshments, arts and crafts activities, games and special performances from local choirs. Come meet Lou Seal and Crash from the Clippers, and congratulate the team on winning the 2015 Governor’s Cup. Santa won’t be the only magical man here; “magician” Rory Rennick will be performing in the museum gallery. The Columbus Metropolitan Library will also be joining us this year for a holiday story read along, and of course there will be a free photo station available to capture your family’s special moment with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Come and join us for this magical night at the Ohio Statehouse to start off your holiday season! Convenient and affordable parking is available during the event in the Ohio Statehouse underground parking garage. Parking rates are available at

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