2018 Ohio Statehouse Holiday Festival and Tree Lighting

What: The Ohio Statehouse Holiday Festival and Tree Lighting

Where: Ohio Statehouse, 1 Capitol Square, Columbus

When: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6

Why you should go: The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board makes its pitch in a news release:

The festival marks the beginning of the holiday season on Capitol Square and throughout central Ohio. 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 our historically decorated holiday tree. The festivities will continue with refreshments, arts and crafts activities, games and special performances by local choirs and dancers. There will also be a free photo station available to capture your families’ moment with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Refreshments are courtesy of the Berwick, Bosc + Brie, Cameron Mitchell Premier Events, Freedom a la Cart, L.A. Catering, Made From Scratch, Metro Cuisine Catering & Special Events, Milo’s Catering and Banquet Services and Two Caterers.

How much: Free to attend, but parking will set you back a few bucks.

How to get more information: Visit ohiostatehouse.org.

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