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Gray’s Bar, 1698 S. Lumpkin Road, opens at 9 a.m. on Christmas. That’s right. 9 a.m. They claim to have the longest happy hour in all of Columbus. See if they’re right, if you dare.
Sober up a bit, and then head down to The Oasis, 1107 Broadway, around 9 p.m. Saturday. Here’s why: They’ve got an Ugly Sweater contest. Put on your most godawful sweater, a goofy grin and some of those fake antlers. Women love that stuff.
Finally, once you’ve got all the good cheer out of your body for another year, take one last trip down to the best of the best of the absolute best of Christmas lights. Where is that, you might ask. Look no further than Springhill, a quaint road off of West Britt David, near where it intersects with Veterans Parkway. Get more suggestions on the Ledger-Enquirer's interactive holiday lights map.
You survived the endless inquiries about your marital status and unsightly body piercings. Congratulations.
Celebrate on Christmas night by heading to downtown Columbus. The local rockers from Ophir Drive perform a Friday show at The Oasis, 1107 Broadway. Cover is $5.
While you're on Broadway, stop by The Roadhouse for Rock 103’s Christmas Chaos Jingle Ball. The party, also on Friday, has music from The Grayhill Conspiracy and an appearance by Ambre Lake from “Rock of Love 2.” The Roadhouse is at 1047 Broadway.
If family obligations leave you cooped up Friday, hit the town Saturday. Relax while listening to Peggy Jenkins and the Bizness at The Loft, 1032 Broadway. Music starts at 9 p.m. and cover is $5.