Christmas is a bullet, have mercy on us everyone
You know the drill, people: It's only three weekends until Christmas, if you count this one. That means you've got to put down the gin and juice, grab your maxed out credit cards and hit the mean streets of Columbus' shopping districts.
BidOnColumbus.com: Or you can do all your Christmas shopping from the comfort of your La-Z-Boy without having to leave your gin and juice. Check out BidOnColumbus.com, a hip little online auction that has some good deals on potential gifts. It ends at 8 p.m. Friday, so don't dawdle.
Carriage rides: Want to feel like you're in a 1950's Christmas commercial? Then it's time for a carriage ride in 30-degree weather! Check it out at the Landings on Airport Thruway, 6-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. You can always visit Santa while you're there. The jolly old elf will be there from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
Get your art on: Your family likely has no taste in art. Help them out this holiday season by hitting the Britt David Studio, 2700 Britt David Road, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. If you find that picture of all the wigs, let me know.
You light up my life
You're tired of references to Clark Griswold and Rudolph. Big deal. Grab a peppermint mocha, put on some holiday music and ditch your inner Grinch. Then, try these weekend picks:
Christmas tree lighting: The tree lighting ceremony on the 1100 block of Broadway is 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, near the main stage in downtown Columbus. This year's celebration includes new elements like a Santa convention and a tacky sweater contest.
There's also a tree lighting on Friday at The Medical Center. Action starts at 5 p..m., tree lighting is at 6 p.m.
First Friday Block Party: Flaunt your new holiday getup during the First Friday Block Party in downtown Columbus. One $10 cover gets you into the majority of Broadway nightclubs on Friday night.
Toys for Tots races: Don't stay out too late Friday night. You'll want to wake up early for the Toys for Tots races in Auburn on Saturday morning. Choose from a 10K, 5K and 1-mile run. Registration is $15 and a new unwrapped toy.
Late registration starts at 6:30 a.m. central time. Races begin at 8 a.m. central time. It starts at Trinity Lutheran Church Parking Lot, 446 South Gay St., in Auburn. Click here for more information or call 334-444-2291.
Holiday lights: Check out the Ludy's Christmas Spectacular, 5784 Ironstone Drive in Columbus. The legendary local light display spans 90,000 lights. Also, don't forget to add your home to our interactive holiday lights map. Click here for more information.