Up Front in Cbus | November 19 – December 3, 2021  

Columbus Sports

Cheer On the Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena

The action never ends at Nationwide Arena! Rock your favorite Blue Jackets gear and cheer on the team at one of their upcoming home games. Get all the energy you need before the game by stopping at one of the many great Arena District restaurants and bars for dinner and drinks:

  • November 24 at 7 PM – Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Winnipeg Jets
  • November 26 at 7 PM – Columbus Blue Jacket vs. Vancouver Canucks

Check out the 2021-22 season game schedule here


Columbus Entertainment

Live Music in Downtown Columbus

Home to EXPRESS LIVE! and Nationwide Arena, the Arena District is the ultimate entertainment destination! Visit the Arena District Events page to stay updated on shows and events coming to Columbus.

Don’t miss these upcoming events:

First time back at Nationwide Arena? Click here to know what to expect before you go and enjoy making new memories! Stay safe and have fun! Concert goers must now provide proof of vaccination when visiting EXPRESS LIVE!, A&R Music Bar and The Basement. Click here for more details on PromoWest’s updated health policy.


EXPRESS LIVE! Changing Names

This week, PromoWest Productions/AEG announced that EXPRESS LIVE! will be renamed as KEMBA Live! starting in January. Give venue’s new social media accounts a follow to stay up to date on upcoming shows and events: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram 


Food & Drink 

Happy Thanksgiving–we’re thankful to have you as a part of our community! We hope everyone has a great time gathering with loved ones and giving thanks for all the happy moments in our lives.


Celebrate the Holidays in Columbus

Looking for a fun spot to meet up with friends and family this holiday season? Columbus is filled with dozens of restaurants and bars perfect for celebrating!

  • Bring the sweetness home! Brekkie Shack offers to-go and catering options for all your party needs. Brekkie has full 9 inch cheesecakes for $35, turtle and chocolate toffee cheesecakes for $40 and pumpkin pecan pies for $30 during the holidays! 

In addition to their delicious catering options check out their Thanksgiving specials offered this fall:

    • The Thanks-urrito – a tasty burrito stuffed with scrambled eggs, thanksgiving stuffing, roasted corn, sweet potato-brussel sprout hash and roasted sage/rosemary sauce. 
    • Biscuit sandwich – between two housemade sweet potato biscuits are cheesy eggs, corn souffle and rosemary olive oil.
  • Don’t show up empty-handed! Stop by Winans and grab a treat from their great selection of gifts including wine and chocolates. Join the Winans team on December 2 for six delicious tasting pours of champagne and french fries! Reserve your spot here.
  • New month, new bier! Hofbräuhaus Columbus is tapping their Christmas lager on December 7. Stop in to try the newest brew and enjoy various activities throughout Grandview Heights at Holiday in the Heights that night.


Columbus Community

Columbus Holiday Races

Countless Columbus races are returning to the Arena District! Grab breakfast and coffee at Sunny Street Café in the Arena District to fuel up before the race. Skip the hassle of searching for parking and visit ArenaDistrict.com/parking to find the best parking option for you!


Holiday in the Heights

Save the date! The annual Holiday in the Heights tree lighting ceremony in Grandview Heights will be held on December 7 from 5:30-8:00 PM The family-friendly event will feature ice skating, local food, holiday shopping, live music, crafts, a visit from Santa and more! Click here for more info.


Columbus Living 

Deck the Halls

Whether you’re waiting until the day after Thanksgiving or starting well before, click here for some renter-friendly tips on decorating your downtown Columbus apartment during the 2021 holiday season.