The Discovery District of Downtown Columbus is hosting a holiday event on Saturday, Dec. 8.

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The Discovery District of Downtown Columbus is hosting a holiday event on Saturday, Dec. 8. Day to Discover: Holiday ShopAround starts at 1 p.m., when guests can take a free trolley to visit gift shops at local landmarks like the Columbus Museum of Art, the Thurber House, and Columbus College of Art and Design. There's plenty of family fun including a meet and greet with characters from BalletMet's The Nutcracker, and holiday lights at the Topiary Garden. The evening comes to a close with a 7 p.m. musical performance at the State Auto Christmas Corner. Learn more about the event at DiscoveryDistrict.com. –Heather Weekley, @heather_weekley