Returns to town this weekend

The Great Vacations Travel EXPO, presented by AAA, returns to town this weekend, Jan. 22-24, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

Kids Day is Saturday, January 23! It's a day packed with costume characters, live entertainment and great family travel ideas. Designed to entertain youngsters while providing useful tips and advice for parents, Kids Day is the one-stop-shop for the entire family. And the EXPO's "Passport for Prizes" activity will let the whole family take part in the fun as you get your passports stamped at exciting EXPO attractions and exhibits and are entered to win an unforgettable Trafalgar eight-day "Pioneer Adventures of the Old West" family vacation!.

And come back Sunday when special guest speaker Samantha Brown of the Travel Channel appears at 1 p.m. on the big stage.

Hours for the Expo are Friday,12 noon to 7 p.m.; Saturday,10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to5 p.m.Tickets are $8 at the door or at any AAA Ohio Auto Club store. AAA members who show their AAA card receive 50 percent-off admission. Children ages 16 and under are admitted at no charge.Additional event details and advance tickets are available atAAAGreatVacations.com.