Holiday Hockey

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent

Hockey fans can participate in a night of family fun with the Columbus Blue Jackets this Saturday and also help local children in need this holiday season.

CBJ Family Night includes children's activities, a family photo station, balloon artists, face painting, a scavenger hunt, giveaways and a toy drive.

Visitors who donate a new, unwrapped gift to the Big 10TV Toy Drive will receive a pair of tickets to the CBJ's Jan. 3 game against the Edmonton Oilers. The drive helps the Salvation Army of Central Ohio provide gifts for local families.

Those who can't attend the game can drop toys off through Dec. 10 at the FOX Sports Ohio Blue Line stores at Nationwide Arena and the Mall at Tuttle Crossing as well as the OhioHealth Chiller ice rinks. A drive-through collection will be held from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 8 at 10TV, 770 Twin Rivers Drive, Columbus.

The puck drops against the New York Islanders at 7 p.m. Dec. 10. The Dispatch Family Value Pack is available. For more information, go to