The Ohio Statehouse Holiday Festival and Tree Lighting is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7, according to a news release. The free family-friendly event is open to the public.
The festival marks the beginning of the holiday season on Capitol Square in Columbus, according to the release. The indoor ceremony will take place in the Statehouse Atrium and consist of a short program, welcoming Santa and Mrs. Claus, followed by the lighting the Ohio Statehouse and the historically decorated holiday tree.
The festivities will then continue with refreshments, arts and crafts activities, games and special performances by local choirs and dancers, and photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, according to the release.
Refreshments are courtesy of Milo’s Catering, Cameron Mitchell Premier Events, SPAGIO Catering, the Berwick, L.A. Catering, Metro Cuisine Catering, Two Caterers, Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland Council and Starbucks on Capitol Square, according to the release.
Parking is available during the event in the Ohio Statehouse underground parking garage. Parking rates are available at bit.ly/1PE8g3k.
For more information on the Ohio Statehouse, visit www.ohiostatehouse.org.