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Columbus Parent
Featured event

Zoom: Family Film Festival

Celebrate filmmaking for-and by-young people. Zoom brings animation galore, a drama the whole family can see, two magical classics, an entertaining documentary about a subject that touches everyone's life and the return of one of Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation. December 3, 4, 7 and 9. Tickets: (614) 292-3535. For more information and a schedule of movies, visit

December 4

Studio J's Annual Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus

Enjoy a breakfast or lunch with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Afterward, you can create a craft and receive a 4x6 picture with Santa. There will be sing-a-longs and bells. Tickets must be purchased. $10 for adults and children, available at or by e-mail to The studio is located at 146 E. Olentangy St., Powell, and the times for Santa are 910 a.m. and 10:1511:15 a.m.

Tree Lighting Ceremony

Soak in the holiday spirit with live holiday music, a candle lighting ceremony and much more holiday fun. This free event starts at 7 p.m. at the Westerville Municipal Building, 21 S. State St., Westerville. For more information call (614) 901-6500.

December 5

Christmas Open House

Come for a day of kids' activities including cookie decorating and ornament making, live music, food and beverage sampling and demos, and door prize drawings. The open house is from 11 a.m.3 p.m. at Freemans Country Market, 6146 Lewis Center Rd. For more information visit

Fireside Tales

Bring the family and warm up this winter with stories and songs in front of the "fire." Enjoy the stories at the Worthington Library at 4 p.m., 820 High St. For more information on this free event, visit

Happy Hanukkah Wee Ones Paint Pottery

Decorate a Menorah or make a handprint Menorah at our family Happy Hanukah Wee Ones Program. This program is for families with children of all ages. Whether you decorate with baby handprints or teenage creativity you will make a Menorah or a Menorah-inspired display. The cost is $7 plus the cost of your piece. The painting begins at 10 a.m. at Marcy's Clayground, 9842 Brewster Ln., Powell. For more information visit

Secret Santa Event

This kids Christmas workshop is for little elves only (no big elves allowed). Children should be able to be left at the studio in order to attend and will need to attend both sessions to finish projects. The children will make up to three gifts that they choose as presents. The cost includes all material, firing, snacks and drinks. $50 per child. 36 p.m. at Outside the Lines Creative Studio, 5236 Cemetery Rd. in Hilliard. Call the studio at (614) 527-7752 to sign up. The second date of the session is Dec. 12.