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 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, in the December 2018 edition of (614) Magazine, or download here.
  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 | Tastings Wine ExperienceRocket FizzTHREAD | Paradise Garage Bicycles
The Optical. Co Clothe Ohio | Jolie Occasions | Red Giraffe DesignsPrologue BookshopHuntington BankGlean
The Paper Daisy | Wine on High | Tigertree | Columbus EyeworksTORSO | Samson Men’s Emporium
Short North Piece of Cake | Union Cafe | Columbus Running Company | STORE 5a | Eugene’s Canteen | The Candle Lab
Cub Shrub | On Paper | Chunky Armadillorowe | Ladybird | Sharon Weiss Gallery | Danceville, USA | Studios on High Gallery | Sherrie Gallerie
Alexanders Jewelers | Quinci Emporium | Global Gifts | Big FunFOUNT | Jacob Neal Salon + Home Collection | Hai Poke
First Commonwealth Bank | Blick Art Materials | BISHOPSStar Jewelers


See Santa In the Short North Pole
Saturdays and Sundays in December leading up to December 25.

Come see Santa while you’re shopping your favorite businesses in the Short North Arts District.


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, a performance by the Columbus Gay Men’s Chorus, get cookies from C. Kreuger’s, and take a photo with Santa.
  • Shop from local artisans, crafters, and makers, and get your photo taken with Santa during the Holiday Hop Pop-Up Shop located at 945 N. High St. Pop-Up Shop hours are 12:00-9:00pm and Santa will be visiting from 12:00-4:00pm.
  • 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 | HuntingtonGlean | The Paper Daisy | Wine on HighTigertree | TORSO
The Candle Lab | Cub Shrub | On Paper | rowe | Ladybird | Sharon Weiss Gallery | Sherrie GallerieGlobal Gifts
FOUNT | Jacob Neal Salon + Home Collection | First Commonwealth Bank | BISHOPS