The number of holiday activities and events planned in and near Dublin this year would go a good way toward filling Santa's sleigh.

Here's a look at just some of the many things scheduled:

Tree lighting

The city of Dublin will kick off the holidays with its tree-lighting ceremony from 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 30 in Coffman Park, 5200 Emerald Parkway.

Santa is scheduled to light the tree at 6:40 p.m. Music and dance performances also are planned.

Holiday open house

The Dublin Retirement Village and Dublin Assisted Living & Memory Support will hold an open house and craft bazaar from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Dec. 1 at 6470 Post Road.

Those interested in attending can send an email to by Nov. 27.

Scavenger hunt

From Dec. 2 through 20, families can search for 12 elves hidden at locations throughout Historic Dublin.

The event is presented by the Historic Dublin Business Association.

Holly Days

The Historic Dublin Business Association will hold Historic Dublin Holly Days from 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 2 in Historic Dublin (High Street at Bridge Street).

The free event will feature family friendly activities and crafts along with live entertainment.

Tour of homes

The Junior League of Columbus will hold its Holiday Tour of Homes in Tartan Fields Dec. 2.

Tickets are $25 per person or $100 for five tickets.

Check-in for the tour is at the Club at Corazon, 7155 Corazon Dr. Tickets are available at

Candlelight open house

The Dublin Historical Society and the Muirfield Village Garden Club will hold a tour of the two-story, 1860s-era Coffman Homestead from 3 to 7 p.m. Dec. 2 at the Coffman House, near Dublin City Hall at 5200 Emerald Parkway.

Hot cider and cookies will be served. The cost is $5 for everyone 6 years old and older. Tickets are available at or at Chelsea Borough Home, 54 S. High St. They also can be purchased at the door at the event.

Gingerbread-house workshop

Our CupCakery will hold family gingerbread-house workshops from noon to 1:30 p.m. and 2 to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 3 at its location at 16 N. High St.

Attendees are asked to bring four soup cans to be donated to the Dublin Community Food Pantry. Cost is $49.

Gift wrapping

The Dublin Women's Philanthropic Club will hold a gift wrapping event, Wrap it Up for Welcome Warehouse from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 7 at a member's home (location will be given upon event registration).

Attendees are asked to donate a new children's gift to be wrapped and given to families. RSVPs can be made via or by contacting Vice President Kim Penzone at 614-442-6256 or

Scavenger hunt

A scavenger hunt for Santa hats is planned for adults will be put on by the Historic Dublin Business Association from 3 to 6 p.m. Dec. 9 in Historic Dublin (High Street at Bridge Street).

Holiday party

Those 21 and older can attend the NextGen Dublin Holiday Party Dec. 14 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14 at Brookside Golf & Country Club, 2770 W. Dublin-Granville Road.

The event is free, but attendees are asked to bring a canned food item or winter coat or make a cash donation to benefit the NextGen Dublin Food & Coat Drive.