Up Front in Cbus | December 4-10

Columbus Community

Celebrate Holidays in Cbus

This is a holiday season unlike any other, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t still plenty of ways to celebrate safely in Cbus. Experience Columbus has a great compilation of things to do to keep your mood and season merry throughout the downtown area and surrounding neighborhoods. If you’re looking for a way to give back to the community, Columbus Gives Back is offering several volunteer opportunities for young professionals to participate in, ensuring a happy holiday season for all of Cbus.


Holiday Gift Guide for Dogs

When buying gifts this holiday season, don’t forget about the dogs! Whether it’s your own pet or a friend or family members, furry friends deserve presents too. To find a list of the top items to get their tail wagging, check out great gift ideas from BarkEats—a Columbus-based dog-food delivery company and the maker of BarkBox.

If you are searching for a new downtown Columbus apartment home over the holidays and need to ensure it is pet-friendly, check out Apartments at the Yard, Flats on Vine and Flats II properties which allow both cats and dogs.


Enjoy Virtual Holiday Performances

Although live performances have been postponed this season, you can still treat yourself to a delightful experience with virtual holiday performances in Columbus! Purchase tickets online and enjoy everything these performances have to offer right from the comfort of your home. Watch a collection of eight short plays during Madlab Presents: A Very Covid Christmas—or reminisce with Charles Dickens during the timeless classic A Columbus Christmas Carol. Performances run through December 27, so pick your favorite story, sit down with a tasty snack and make this a season to remember.


Grandview Heights-OPOLY is Happening Now

Grandview Heights is hosting Grandview Heights-OPOLY, a fun spin on Monopoly, to support the community this holiday season. Anyone can play, and many Grandview Yard businesses are joining in on the fun. Collect all of the properties for a chance to win gift baskets just in time for the holidays! Prizes range from $25 gift baskets to $150 value baskets. Don’t wait too long to start —the game runs through December 14.

Click here to register. And make sure to keep your eye out for the Shop Local – Dine Local logo as you support local businesses throughout Grandview Heights.


Food & Drink

Eat, Drink and Be Merry

Are you more of a Christmas ale or a holly jolly cocktail fan? Luckily, there are a ton of festive brews to try this time of year! Residents are lucky to have so many options nearby—neighborhood happy hour or weekend brunch is just a few steps away!

  • Hofbrauhaus just tapped their festive Christmas Lager: Weihnachtsbier. A flavorful malty, amber lager with a nice hop “spiciness” in the finish.
  • Warm up with a seasonal coffee or latte from Winans (Grandview Yard), Brekkie Shack (Grandview Yard) or Sunny Street Café (Arena District).

Arena District and Grandview Yard restaurants are open for dine-in, carryout and delivery service. If you’re planning to dine at a restaurant, don’t forget your mask, and call ahead to confirm holiday hours and availability where seating may be limited.


Health & Fitness

Stay Fit this Season 

2020 is coming to an end, which means it’s time to escape the cold weather and bring your workout indoors! By joining the Arena District Athletic Club, located in the heart of the Arena District, you can have access to private training sessions and a variety of amenities, all while staying warm indoors. Hours of operation vary, but with the spacious, clean and thoroughly sanitized environment ADAC has to offer, you’ll enjoy exercising all season long. Join now and discover new ways to keep your heart rate up this winter.

Residents of the Apartments at the Yard receive a special 6-month membership offer with VIP rewards perks. If you are a resident, contact leasing for your promo code and receive a 6-month membership at $68/month.


Virtual Races in Cbus this Month

Don’t forget, the Columbus Crew SC Virtual 4 Miler is taking place this weekend, December 4-6. Additionally, registration for the Columbus Blue Jackets OhioHealth CBJ 20K is now open! The Virtual 20K, in recognition of the upcoming 20th NHL season, welcomes all runners and walkers. The rules are simple—just run or walk 20 kilometers (approx. 12.4 miles) anywhere, anytime, between January 11-30, 2021.

Register by December 28, and CBJ will mail you your race bib, event shirt and finisher’s medal before the event! Sign up for this virtual race event taking place in January at CBJ20K.com.


Columbus Living

Apartment Decorating for the Winter Holidays

It’s that time of the year! Time to pull out your holiday decorations and add some sparkle to your Columbus apartment. To help you enhance your decorating skills, here are some winter tips to make your apartment’s holiday transition easier this year.

  • Hang a festive wreath on your front door – for a fulfilled activity, make your own
  • Light a holiday candle – checkout the newest holiday scents from Candle Lab
  • Brighten up dull furniture with holiday-themed throw pillows
  • Place your indoor holiday tree in front of a window for neighborly visibility
  • Add some live greenery to your balcony space like a small pine tree – available at Giant Eagle Market District Grandview Yard
  • Make a winter centerpiece using natural elements like pinecones and greenery