Things to do on the holiday
Looking for something to do on Christmas Day? You and the family have options! Here's a list of places where the lights are turned on tomorrow - and, best of all, most of them are free!
THE GRAND ILLUMINATION OF DOWNTOWN COLUMBUS - The Scioto Mile will remain lit with more than 200,000 lights through the holiday months. Free. Bicentennial Park, 233 Civic Center Drive (Downtown), Columbus. 614-645-3300. www.sciotomile.com
HOLIDAYS LIGHTS AT THE COLUMBUS COMMONS - Enjoy the more than 200,000 LED lights decorating the Columbus Commons every evening from dusk until 11 p.m. Free. 160 S. High St. (Downtown), Columbus. 614-227-3788. www.columbuscommons.org
HOLIDAY LIGHTS! AT CREEKSIDE PARK - The season-long lights display can be viewed daily for Creekside Park & Plaza, 123 Mill St., Gahanna. Free. 614-418-9114. www.visitgahanna.com
MERRY & BRIGHT - Visit the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens on Christmas Day from 5 to 10 p.m. for holiday lights, trains, gingerbread houses and more! Regular admission rates ($13 ages 18-59, $10 ages 60+ and college students with ID, $6 ages 3-17, free for ages 0-2); 1777 E. Broad St. (Near East Side), Columbus. 614-715-8000. www.fpconservatory.org
STATE AUTO CHRISTMAS CORNER - This display of life-size Nativity figures can be toured any time through Jan. 3. The display is lit from 6 a.m. on Christmas Eve until 8 a.m. on Christmas Day. Free. 518 E. Broad St. (Downtown), Columbus. 614-464-4946. www.stateauto.com/Christmas