Skip to main content

Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of December 9, 2019

Have some free time this upcoming week? Wondering what to do, where to go or what to eat in downtown Columbus? Here is the Columbus Arena District Digest for the week of December 9, 2019:


SantaCon Columbus Bar Crawl

Friday, December 13 | Arena District | 7 PM

Get ready for a JOLLY good time in the Arena District again this year! Join hundreds of Santas, Elves and Reindeer and hop around the many great Arena District bars. Enjoy drink specials, raffle prizes (gift cards and tickets to shows in the Arena District), a festive costume contest and more.

Participating locations include:

  • Big Bang Columbus
  • Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
  • The Half Pint – Columbus
  • R Bar Arena
  • Whistle & Keg

Click here for more information. This event is intended for ages 21+.


Family Holiday Show with Santa

Sunday, December 15 | Big Bang Dueling Pianos | 1 PM

Looking for fun, family-friendly holiday activities in the Arena District? Check out Big Bang Dueling Pianos’ Family Holiday Show with Santa, benefiting Toys for Tots this Sunday! The event will include singing and dancing, kids’ crafts, face painting and, of course, live dueling pianos playing holiday favorites. Admission is either one new toy or $5 per child, $10 per adult. Come out and rock the afternoon away!



The Concert For Us Harmony Project

Thursday, December 12 | Nationwide Arena | 7:15 PM

For their third year, Harmony Project—a nonprofit working to connect individuals through the arts, education and community service—will present The Concert for US at Nationwide Arena this Thursday. The show will feature 1,000 voices, a 30-piece Harmony Band and Orchestra and guest performers from TransitArts and We Amplify Voices. Buy your tickets and come see this amazing performance!



Saturday, December 14 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7 PM

Musical artist Doobie makes a stop in the Arena District at EXPRESS LIVE! this Saturday! The acclaimed performer has popularized a unique sound of rock and rap that sticks out among the noise of the music industry. Doobie will be accompanied by musical guests, DJ Hylyte, Krash Minati, BSE Count and Swaun. Buy your tickets for this event and come see the best of rock and rap rolled into one.


What We’re Looking Forward To

The Winter Block Party

Thursday, December 19 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7 PM

Let’s get this party started! The Winter Block Party—starring Megan Thee Stallion & Friends—comes to EXPRESS LIVE! next Thursday. The rapper, who dropped her first full-length album in May, comes to the Arena District for a night of beats and bars. Find your tickets and come see the show!


Stay tuned for our next edition of Arena District Digest!