Holiday Lights Presented by AEP Foundation

Enjoy the 10th year of festive lights at Columbus Commons from Friday, November 20 through Sunday, January 3, every day from 5:00pm until to 10:00pm. Come see more than 400,000 LED lights dazzle in the park, thanks to our wonderful partnership with the American Electric Power Foundation. 

Enjoy the free, self-guided display with family and friends as a way to get in the holiday spirit this season. With six acres of space, we’ve got plenty of room to spread out and keep your distance from other visitors. After strolling through the park, support the nightlife of Downtown by ordering take out on at one of our neighborhood restaurants. Many downtown restaurants, including Nosh on High or BurgerIM, offer both dine-in and take-out options. See a full list of neighboring restaurants that are open below. 

Please note that the safety of our visitors and staff is our top priority and therefore, no concessions or restrooms will be available, and the carousel will be closed. 

Make a full evening of it by strolling along the riverfront to see the amazing lights along the Scioto Mile after you visit Columbus Commons, just a five-minute walk toward the riverfront. The Scioto Mile holiday lights will on November 25 through January 3. 

Ready to head Downtown, but not sure where to park when you arrive? Below are a couple suggested locations that are steps away from the Columbus Commons light display. Fun fact: Parking at either of the Columbus Commons garages makes programming like holiday lights possible.  

  • Columbus Commons Main Garage (55 E. Rich St.)  Parking is easy at the Columbus Commons Main Garage. Located at 55 East Rich Street, garage entrances can be found on Main and Rich Streets between High and Third Streets. View rates.    
  • Columbus Commons Underground Garage (191 S Third) The Underground Garage is located at 191 South Third Street, with an entrance off of Third Street, between State and Rich Streets. View rates.   

In case you need a bite to eat before, during or after your downtown Holiday Lights excursion, here are a few spots that may pique your interest.   

Just a block away:  

Within walking distance: 

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