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December 9 and 10:

The World Famous Radio City Rockettes present Radio City Christmas Spectacular

The world famous Rockettes bring their classic Christmas spectacular to Nationwide arena for a 2-day, 4-show engagement. This production is a brand new show and replicates the magic of the Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall. Shows are December 9 at 4 and 7:30 p.m., and December 10 at 4 and 7:30 p.m. at Nationwide Arena, 200 W. Nationwide Blvd. Tickets are available by calling Ticketmaster at (614) 431-3600, or online at

December 6:

Arthritis Foundation Jingle Bell Run/Walk

Get in the spirit this holiday season at the Arthritis Foundation's Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis. Be one of the thousands of runners and walkers who hit the pavement to fight arthritis, the nation's most common cause of disability. There will be a 9:40 a.m. kids' snowflake run, and a 10 a.m. event for the 5K. Entries are $10 for the snowflake run and $25 for the 5K. Mary Lou Retton will be available for autographs and pictures. The run begins at Columbus Convention Center at Nationwide Boulevard and High St.

Holiday Hop in the Short North

The first Saturday of every month thousands of visitors converge on High St. They come to celebrate art and to partake in an evening of sights, sounds, food, shopping and cosmopolitan fun. Though many shops are open earlier, the Gallery Hop officially starts at 4 and runs until 10 p.m., with restaurants and bars staying open considerably later. This is the highest attended Hop of the year with horse drawn carriages and holiday cheer for all.

Holidays in Powell

Visit Santa, see live reindeer, take a horse and carriage ride, and enjoy free children's activities. There will also be music, a tree lighting ceremony, food, fun, and more. Activities are from 12-5:30 p.m. at Village Green Park, 47 Hall St., Municipal Building and in downtown Powell. Visit for more information.