8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Holiday Storytime Breakfast
Celebrate the spirit of the season with your favorite literary characters: Curious George, Max from "Max and Ruby" and Mouse from "If You Take a Mouse to the Movies." Enjoy a delicious all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast by Chris Cakes and then listen to holiday stories read by special guests. (Olde Gahanna Sanctuary, 82 N. High St.) Online tickets available for purchase on www.gahannaholidaylights.com.
9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Festival of Trees
No hassle holiday decorating is available! Purchase a breathtaking decorated tabletop tree at the Olde Gahanna Community Partnership's
Holiday Lights! Festival of Trees silent auction. (Rear plaza level of new Creekside Gahanna) For more information about OGCP, please visit www.oldegahanna.com.
9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Children's Activity Center
presented by Primrose School
Enjoy free festive holiday crafts and activities for all ages! (Plaza level of new Creekside Gahanna, near Coldstone Creamery)
9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
A holiday celebration wouldn't be complete without a visit with Santa. Picture taking and wish-making opportunities are available with the Jolly Old Elf himself! An express North Pole mail box will be available for letters to Santa, so send your wish list and keep working on that good behavior! (Rear plaza level of new Creekside Gahanna)
9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Santa's Secret Giftshop
It's so much better to give than to receive. Bring your little shoppers to Santa's Secret Workshop, where they'll be able to find the perfect gift for you! (Rear plaza level of new Creekside Gahanna)
9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Holiday Home Scenting and Homemade Gift Giving
Handmade holiday gifts can be the most wonderful gifts to give. Learn how to create simple but beautiful aromatic home spa gifts sure to please and pamper your loved ones. Discover the fragrant world of holiday home scenting with herbs, botanicals and spices as your learn how to create your own scented ornament. (Honey Grove Botanicals Bath & Candle Boutique, 74 Mill St.)
11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Holiday Festivities and Holiday Savings
Learn decorating tips from talented designers from 1 - 3 p.m. Save 10% off all day as you dive into delicious holiday refreshments. (Upscale Resale Furnishings, 57 Granville St.)
10:45 a.m. - 7:45 p.m.
Heartland Bank Holiday Stage
Enjoy the sounds of the season with festive family-oriented entertainment. (Mill St. near Schneider Insurance Agency)
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Holiday Song Wagon
Relax and take a festive ride through Olde Gahanna as you enjoy the melodic sounds of holiday carolers. (pick-up and drop-off in public lot at the corner of High and Town Streets)
1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Children's Activity Center presented by the City of Gahanna, Department of Parks & Recreation
Enjoy free festive holiday crafts and activities for all ages! (Rear plaza Level of the new Creekside Gahanna)
4 - 8 p.m.
Take a break from the festivities, stop in and warm up with coffee, hot chocolate and other refreshments! (Mifflin Presbyterian Church, 123 Granville St.)
The flurry of activity is just beginning when the sun goes down, as Ohio's premiere evening parade promises to warm hearts with more than 75 lighted entries, six marching bands, horse drawn carriages and a host of other dazzling surprises. (Parade step-off from Gahanna Lincoln High School, 140 S. Hamilton Rd., west on Granville St.)
Winter Wonderland at Creekside Park
You don't have to wait until Christmas morning to se their eyes light up. Cherish the expressions on the faces of your little ones as you step into the winter wonderland of Creekside Park, offering breathtaking light displays and holiday decorations set against a beautiful backdrop inspired by Mother Nature. (Directly behind the new Creekside Gahanna. Access available from the lower lagoon level.)