We’ve cleaned up the construction mess just in time for the holiday season! Show your support of small businesses in the Short North Arts District, where galleries, shops, boutiques, restaurants, and salons have a plethora of perfectly giftable items. Check out this year’s festivities below.

Short North Arts District Small Business Weekend
Saturday, November 24 & Sunday, November 25

Skip the Black Friday madness and shop local this year during Small Business Weekend for your chance to win free parking! Support your favorite spots in the Short North Arts District this year on November 24 during Small Business Saturday. Need to wait until after the big game? The fun continues all weekend long on Sunday, November 25. Here’s how it works:

  • Shop at any business in the District on November 24 and 25
  • Post a photo of your purchase to Instagram
  • Use #shortnorthpole and tag the business

Complete all three steps to be entered to win a $100 parking meter gift card!

Holiday Hop, District Tree Lighting, & Holiday Hop Pop-Up Shop
Saturday, December 1 | 12:00pm – 9:00pm

Holiday Hop is a celebrated tradition, featuring street performers, decorated retail windows, lights, and of course, holiday cheer. In addition to new art exhibitions in District galleries with small works by your favorite artists, check out the these other fun activities:

  • See the District Tree Lighting in Poplar Park at 6:00pm with hosts Nina West and NBC4’s Monica Day and a performance by the Columbus Gay Men’s Chorus
  • Shop from local artisans, crafters, and makers during the Holiday Hop Pop-Up Shop at the Holiday Headquarters (located at 1026 N. High St)
  • Get your photo taken with Santa at the Holiday Headquarters
  • Vote for your favorite holiday window display to help choose a winner of the annual Holiday Window Display contest! Entrants include:

Out of the Closet | Magnolia Thunderpussy | The Lamp Shade | Happy Go Lucky Home & Her | THREAD | The Optical Co.
Jolie Occasions | Prologue Bookshop | Glean | The Paper Daisy | Tigertree | TORSO | Cub Shrub | On Paper | rowe | Ladybird
Sharon Weiss Gallery | Global Gifts | FOUNT | Jacob Neal Salon + Home Collection

Short North Arts District Holiday Trail presented by Huntington
December 1 – 31

Shop local this season to complete the new Short North Arts District Holiday Trail presented by Huntington and get free parking! It’s simple:

  1. Pick up a Holiday Trail Map at one of over 30 participating businesses, or in the December 2018 edition of (614) Magazine
  2. Receive a sticker every time you make a purchase at a participating business
  3. Collect five stickers to redeem your Holiday Trail Map at Le Meridien, The Joseph Hotel for a $50 parking meter gift card (while supplies last)

Participating businesses include:

Out of the Closet | Magnolia Thunderpussy | Manhood + Home | Vamp OfficialThe Lamp Shade
Happy Go Lucky Home & Her | Rocket FizzTHREAD | Paradise Garage Bicycles |  The Optical Co. Clothe Ohio
Jolie Occasions | Red Giraffe DesignsPrologue Bookshop | Huntington BankGlean | The Paper Daisy | Wine on High
Tigertree | TORSO | Samson Men’s Emporium | Columbus Running Company | Union CafeCub Shrub | On Paper
Chunky Armadillorowe | Ladybird | Sharon Weiss Gallery | Danceville, USA | Alexanders Jewelers | Quinci Emporium
Global Gifts | FOUNT | Jacob Neal Salon + Home Collection | Blick Art Materials | Star Jewelers