HOLIDAY HOP IN THE SHORT NORTH ARTS DISTRICT
Holiday Hop is back and bigger than ever this year! Bring your Holiday Trail and Elf Trail cards and your holiday spirit, and get ready to take a stroll through the Short North Pole.
In addition to visiting galleries, you can shop the High Street Holiday Market in the heart of the Short North Arts District. High Street will become a pedestrian-only winter wonderland, with traffic closed off from Russell Street to W. 2nd Avenue.
The market will offer an immersive and festive atmosphere with an impressive array of dozens of creative and diverse street vendors, curated in partnership with Matchmakers Market, which will complement the over 300 brick-and-mortar Short North businesses, each with their own special experiences.
East/West accessibility for vehicles to access parking garages will still be provided at Russell and High, Buttles/Bollinger and High, Hubbard and High, and 2nd and High.
Patrons interested in ridesharing can access a $5 discount prior to 8 p.m. on Lyft rides, bikes or scooters to or from the Short North Arts District on Saturday, Dec. 2. To take advantage of this discount, users must enter promo code SN23SLEIGH on the Lyft app under payment.
Participating businesses also offer free first-hour garage parking validation for customers who park at The Joseph, The Lincoln, The Hub or the garage at Second and High from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
In the event of inclement weather, Holiday Hop and the High Street Holiday Market will move to Saturday, Dec. 9.
FREE GIFT WRAPPING
At The FIG Room in exchange for donations to Dress for Success.**
TOYS FOR TOTS DRIVE
By Rock City Church, in partnership with ABC6.***
ICE CARVING AND MORE
Ice carving by Sculptdecor, plus visits from Santa and holiday decor.
“Fashion Is Holiday” brought to you by Columbus Fashion Alliance.
FESTIVE STREET PERFORMANCES
Live music throughout all event hours and a community sing-along at 7 p.m.
Complimentary drinks, eggnog tasting and more from a variety of partners.
*Trees available for pre-order or day-of purchase. Brought to you by Oakland Nurseries, with a share of proceeds benefiting the Short North Alliance and New Life Community Outreach, a charitable organization that provides clothing, meals and healthcare for unhoused individuals in partnership with the Short North Church.
**Get a gift wrapped for free for each item donated. Dress for Success kindly requests donations of professional attire, wallets and purses, oral healthcare items such as toothbrushes and toothpaste, soap or items from Dress for Success’ Amazon Wish List.
***Rock City Church is partnering with ABC6 and Toys for Tots to collect new toys for local families in need this holiday season. Get a thank you gift bag from ABC6 and Toys for Tots when you donate, and enjoy complimentary hot chocolate and hot apple cider at Rock City Church.
|Brandt-Roberts Galleries presents “All Roads Lead Home,” a solo exhibition by acclaimed Ohio-based contemporary impressionist Mark Gingerich.|
642 N. High St. | 1-8 p.m.
Columbus Museum of Art at The Pizzuti presents “In All Directions” by Sarah Rosalena, fusing indigenous craft techniques with emerging technologies.
632 N. Park St. | 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Little Blue House by Sharon Weiss Gallery features work by resident women artists Amy Adams, Lisa Parks Godfrey, Karen LaValley and Tamar Rudavsky.
24 E. Lincoln St. | 1-8 p.m.
Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio is hosting a special opening reception for Kayla Suzanne Holdgreve’s “Black Mountain” — a new lens-based and mixed media exhibition.
815 N. High St. | 4-8 p.m.
Sharon Weiss Gallery presents a salon exhibit of your favorite gallery artists — plus live music by gallery artist Kevin Buckland — for December’s Holiday Hop.
20 E. Lincoln St. | 1-8 p.m.
Studios on High presents “The Art of Gifting,” featuring smaller pieces by member artists ideal for holiday gifting, from jewelry to oils to wildlife sculpture.
686 N. High St. | 12-8 p.m.
|– It’s Mezze night at Brassica, which means live DJ sets and performers and a special late-night menu.|
680 N. High St. | 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
– The FIG Room is hosting a wreath workshop led by Passiflora Studio and Fiori Florals. Tickets are $125 per person. Light refreshments will be provided.
17 Brickel St. | 4-6 p.m.
– Le Meridien Columbus, The Joseph will be full of holiday festivities, including self-guided tours and live music.
620 N. High St. | 4-7 p.m.
– Join Paradise Garage for a candy cane bike adventure course and festive rides on mini reindeer bikes, plus live music from Flutasia Flute Choir. Winners get a prize!
921 N. High St. | 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
– The Pearl will be giving away free brown sugar pie balls with a make-at-home recipe.
641 N. High St. | 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
– Pursuit’s final show of the “In Pursuit” Concert Series will feature Lily Bloom playing harp-accented jazz pop.
686 N. High St. | 12-8 p.m.
– Grab a hot drink and check out coffee artwork at Roaming Goat Coffee Company‘s artist reception with Gina Grimaldi.
849 N. High St. | 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
– Catch SPACE CAMP‘s Irreparable Damage Tour featuring VERSA at Skully’s Music-Diner.
1151 N. High St. | 8 p.m.-2 a.m.
– Visit Zengenius Marketplace for hot chocolate, popcorn, special deals and visits from Santa.
686 N. High St. | 12-8 p.m.
Want to help us spread holiday cheer? We’re seeking volunteers to assist with the High Street Holiday Market. Sign up to receive a holiday hat, a voucher for a free hot beverage and $5 off any day-of purchase!