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Up Front in Cbus | November 19 – December 3, 2021  

Columbus Sports

Cheer On the Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena

The action never ends at Nationwide Arena! Rock your favorite Blue Jackets gear and cheer on the team at one of their upcoming home games. Get all the energy you need before the game by stopping at one of the many great Arena District restaurants and bars for dinner and drinks:

  • November 24 at 7 PM – Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Winnipeg Jets
  • November 26 at 7 PM – Columbus Blue Jacket vs. Vancouver Canucks

Check out the 2021-22 season game schedule here


Columbus Entertainment

Live Music in Downtown Columbus

Home to EXPRESS LIVE! and Nationwide Arena, the Arena District is the ultimate entertainment destination! Visit the Arena District Events page to stay updated on shows and events coming to Columbus.

Don’t miss these upcoming events:

First time back at Nationwide Arena? Click here to know what to expect before you go and enjoy making new memories! Stay safe and have fun! Concert goers must now provide proof of vaccination when visiting EXPRESS LIVE!, A&R Music Bar and The Basement. Click here for more details on PromoWest’s updated health policy.


EXPRESS LIVE! Changing Names

This week, PromoWest Productions/AEG announced that EXPRESS LIVE! will be renamed as KEMBA Live! starting in January. Give venue’s new social media accounts a follow to stay up to date on upcoming shows and events: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram 


Food & Drink 

Happy Thanksgiving–we’re thankful to have you as a part of our community! We hope everyone has a great time gathering with loved ones and giving thanks for all the happy moments in our lives.


Celebrate the Holidays in Columbus

Looking for a fun spot to meet up with friends and family this holiday season? Columbus is filled with dozens of restaurants and bars perfect for celebrating!


Arena District:

  • Bring on the Beer! Louisville based brewery, Goodwood Brewing Co. is coming to the Arena District at 401 N. Front St. and has an anticipated open date of early 2022. Learn more about this brewery here.
  • Skip the fuss of cooking and order Thanksgiving dinner from Buca di Beppo! The Arena District’s authentic Italian restaurant is now accepting preorders for their tasty Thanksgiving feast. Order yours here.
  • Hosting friends and family during the holidays? Make one dinner a pizza night! Grab Boston’s to go and save the cooking for Turkey Day! 


Grandview Yard:

  • Bring the sweetness home! Brekkie Shack offers to-go and catering options for all your party needs. Brekkie has full 9 inch cheesecakes for $35, turtle and chocolate toffee cheesecakes for $40 and pumpkin pecan pies for $30 during the holidays! 

In addition to their delicious catering options check out their Thanksgiving specials offered this fall:

    • The Thanks-urrito – a tasty burrito stuffed with scrambled eggs, thanksgiving stuffing, roasted corn, sweet potato-brussel sprout hash and roasted sage/rosemary sauce. 
    • Biscuit sandwich – between two housemade sweet potato biscuits are cheesy eggs, corn souffle and rosemary olive oil.
  • Don’t show up empty-handed! Stop by Winans and grab a treat from their great selection of gifts including wine and chocolates. Join the Winans team on December 2 for six delicious tasting pours of champagne and french fries! Reserve your spot here.
  • New month, new bier! Hofbräuhaus Columbus is tapping their Christmas lager on December 7. Stop in to try the newest brew and enjoy various activities throughout Grandview Heights at Holiday in the Heights that night.


Columbus Community

Columbus Holiday Races

Countless Columbus races are returning to the Arena District! Grab breakfast and coffee at Sunny Street Café in the Arena District to fuel up before the race. Skip the hassle of searching for parking and visit to find the best parking option for you!


Holiday in the Heights

Save the date! The annual Holiday in the Heights tree lighting ceremony in Grandview Heights will be held on December 7 from 5:30-8:00 PM The family-friendly event will feature ice skating, local food, holiday shopping, live music, crafts, a visit from Santa and more! Click here for more info.


Columbus Living 

Deck the Halls

Whether you’re waiting until the day after Thanksgiving or starting well before, click here for some renter-friendly tips on decorating your downtown Columbus apartment during the 2021 holiday season.

How to Have a Great Friendsgiving in Columbus

A day for giving thanks and gathering with loved ones, Thanksgiving marks the start of the highly anticipated holiday season. No matter if Columbus is a home away from home or the place you call home, Friendsgiving is the perfect way to celebrate the season with friends who feel like family.

This year we celebrate the opportunity to safely gather once again—and thankfully, Columbus has everything you need to do just that! Here are some ways you and your pals can have a great Friendsgiving in the city. 


Gather On the Ice

Thinking of a non-traditional celebration? Cheer on the Columbus Blue Jackets with your closest friends! The Blue Jackets are returning to Columbus for two home games next week. Watch the team take on the Winnipeg Jets on November 24 and, for belated celebrators, the Vancouver Canucks on November 26 at Nationwide Arena. Get your tickets here.

Before and after the game, hit up your favorite bars and restaurants throughout the Arena District, and make it a whole night of fun and celebration!


Get Up and Get Active

The original Columbus Turkey Trot is back! If you and your friends are active early risers, start Thanksgiving day by participating in one of the event’s various races. Participating in the Turkey Trot not only brings friends closer together, but it also benefits children with disabilities through the Easterseals of Central & Southeast Ohio.

As a special way to remember the morning, all in-person participants will receive a finisher medal and take home a delicious, traditional pumpkin pie to enjoy after the race. 


Take All the Credit

Skip the hassle of preparing dinner and order Giant Eagle Market District’s chef-inspired Thanksgiving feast! Whether you’re looking for a full-course meal or need some tasty sides, Market’ District’s signature dishes are full of traditional flavors and old-fashioned goodness that are sure to satisfy all of your friends’ seasonal cravings.

Think about it—all you have to do is order, pick up, warm it in the oven and your besties won’t know the difference. Order online or in store before it’s too late! Click here for more info.


Fill Up at Whistle & Keg

Stop by Whistle & Keg in the Arena District and take your favorite alcoholic drinks to go! With over 50 self-serve craft beers, wines, meads, ciders and more on tap, you can easily fill up on a variety of your friends’ favorite drinks to make your Friendsgiving one to remember. Check out all the beer hall has to offer here.

Up Front in Cbus | November 5 – November 19, 2021

Columbus Sports

Action on the Ice

Columbus Blue Jackets hockey is in full swing this month! Grab dinner and drinks at one of the Arena District restaurants and bars before cheering on the Jackets with the 5th Line at Nationwide Arena:

  • November 6 at 7 PM – Columbus Blue Jacket vs. Colorado Avalanche
  • November 12 at 7 PM – Columbus Blue Jacket vs. Washington Capitals
  • November 13 at 7 PM – Columbus Blue Jacket vs. New York Rangers
  • November 15 at 7 PM – Columbus Blue Jacket vs. Detroit Red Wings

Check out the 2021-22 season game schedule here


Crew Season Finale

Head to Field on Sunday, November 7 to watch the Columbus Crew play their regular-season finale against Chicago Fire FC. Looking forward to the 2022 season? Secure your spot here and get ready for a world-class experience at Field.


NCAA Women’s Volleyball Championship

Get ready to welcome the NCAA Women’s Volleyball Championship at Nationwide Arena next month! Tickets are available now for both semifinal matches on December 16 AND the national championship on December 18 here.


Columbus Entertainment

Live Performances in Downtown Columbus

Home to Express LIVE! and Nationwide Arena, the Arena District is the place to be for live entertainment! Visit the Arena District Events page to stay updated on shows and events coming to Columbus.

Don’t miss these upcoming events:


First time back at Nationwide Arena? Click here to know what to expect before you go and enjoy making new memories! 

Stay safe and have fun! Concert goers must now provide proof of vaccination when visiting Express LIVE!, A&R Music Bar and The Basement. Click here for more details on PromoWest’s updated health policy.


Columbus Community

Fit for the Holidays

The holiday season is quickly approaching! Stay in shape this winter with help from the Arena District Athletic Club. The club offers a variety of group exercise classes and cardio and weight-lifting equipment, located in the heart of the Arena District. Their friendly staff can help you start a routine now so you feel great just in time for all the festive celebrations ahead. See the full class schedule here.


New Season, New Look

Ready for a new look? Schedule an appointment with a beauty professional at MY SALON Suite Grandview Yard before they fill up for the holidays! Offering a variety of services including manicures, hair services, airbrush tanning, skincare, hair removal and more, MY SALON Suite is your one-stop shop for all your beauty needs.  


Food & Drink 

Enjoy Tacos All Day Long

Great news – Nada just extended their hours! You can now get tasty tacos, salsas, and much more for lunch starting at 11:00am. Get a taste of all they have to offer with their “Taco Lunchbox” which includes an order of 2 tacos and a delicious side such as street corn, mac n’ cheese and more. See the full menu here.

Nada’s new hours are:

Tuesday – Thursday: 11:00am – 9:30pm

Friday: 11:00am – 10:00pm

Saturday: 11:00am – 10:00pm, Brunch until 3:00pm

Sunday: 11:00am – 9:30pm, Brunch until 3:00pm


When Bison and Nachos Collide

November 6 is National Bison Day and National Nacho Day, and Ted’s Montana Grill has the perfect dish to celebrate—Bison Nachos! Get the best of both worlds with this special dish filled with hand-cut tortillas fried in-house, spicy pepper jack cheese, Karen’s Flying-D Bison Chili and sliced jalapeños. 


Seasonal Bier to Try

Hofbräuhaus Columbus in Grandview Yard just tapped their Dunkel Weizen—a wheat bier with a dark-roasted malt base and the fruitiness of their regular Hefe Weizen. This brew is so well balanced that both wheat bier and dark bier drinkers will love it!


Columbus Living 

Looking to live in the heart of all the action? Only a short walk away from downtown Columbus, Arena District apartments have premier access to countless sports and entertainment venues and dozens of nearby restaurants and bars. View Arena District apartment offerings by taking a virtual tour on YouTube.If you’re searching for a more relaxing atmosphere, Grandview Yard is the place to be! Only a short walk away from downtown Columbus, apartments at the Yard offer a suburban atmosphere. Take a virtual tour of the countless apartments available in Grandview Yard here.