Events in Westerville
From summer festivals and markets, fall fun and holiday happenings, Westerville has something going on all year round! This holiday season, Westerville has everything from family-friendly activities, holiday markets to get those on your list unique and fun gifts and tours and experiences to enjoy the season!
Use the buttons below to navigate to all the fun events happening this holiday season and beyond:
Nov. 27-Dec. 18 (Saturdays & Sundays) | Uptown Westerville
Experience Dickens' classic holiday tale like never before in this immersive walking tour performance of A Christmas Carol. Uptown Scrooge is a theatrical performance spectacle that utilizes innovative storytelling, improvisation, music, and audience interaction to share the story of Charles Dickens' The Christmas Carol. Guided through the streets and shops of historic Uptown Westerville by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future, audience members go on Scrooge's journey, experiencing the magic and wonder of his holiday adventure first-hand. A unique holiday experience for the whole family.
Rudolph 5K Run and Children’s Christmas Parade
Dec. 4 | St. Paul Catholic Church
Show off your holiday spirit at the Westerville Lions Rudolph Run/Walk 5K, a family-friendly 5K event which will kick off the Westerville Lions Children’s Christmas Parade (taking place directly after the race). Holiday costumes encouraged!
Model Trains on Display
Dec. 4-7 | Westerville Public Library
Train enthusiasts of all ages will love this display of electric model trains – some operated by hand and some by an app.
Santa and Mrs. Claus in Uptown
Dec. 10, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.| Uptown Westerville
Enjoy children’s activities in individual businesses in uptown Westerville.
Santa Pet Pictures
Dec. 10 | Captivating Canines
Get your four-legged friends ready, for photos with Santa Paws put on by Steveies Foundation and Captivating Canine.
Kids Night Out
Dec. 16, 5:30-8:30 p.m. | Westerville Community Center
Drop the kids off and enjoy an evening out or finish your holiday shopping! Participants will go swimming, climb the rock wall (if available), enjoy crafts, games and more! All activities are supervised by Recreation Staff. Pizza and drinks provided.
WACKY Kids Workshop
Dec. 19-20 | The Point at Otterbein
Get the kids out of the house to participate in the WACKY winter art workshop. There will be a different wintery theme each day.
Get Crafty with Lizzi and Jo
Nov. 30, 6:30-8:30 p.m.| Good Vibes Winery
Make your own Count Down to Christmas Board.
City Hall Tree Lighting
Dec. 2 | Westerville City Hall
Come get in the holiday spirit by seeing the tree at City Hall be lit for the holidays. There’s no better tradition to kick off the season.
Westerville Symphony presents Sounds of the Season
Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m. | Fritsche Theatre at Otterbein University
After the tree lighting, enjoy a warm, wonderful Christmas performance all a glitter with the sparkle and glorious sounds of the Combined Bell Choirs of Westerville.
Christmas Open House
Dec. 6 and 8, 7-9 p.m.; Dec. 10, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Hanby House
The house is decorated for the holidays and visitors will be treated to live music in the parlor, refreshments in Shoemaker Cottage and guides to share the history of the house. This event does not require reservations and is free. Learn more about the Hanby House below.
Michael Griffin: Delightful Bites & Magical Sites
Dec. 6, 6 p.m. | Asterisk Supper Club
Enjoy a show and a 3-course meal with America's Got Talent magician Michael Griffin. Drinks are not included in the price. BE AMAZED!
Progressive Concert Walking Tour
Dec. 9, 7 p.m. | Uptown Westerville
The progressive holiday concert will take place amongst the 3 churches located in Uptown with live Nativity at Messiah.
Dance Revolution presents The Nutcracker
Dec. 10, 2 p.m. & 6 p.m. | The Fritsche Theatre at Otterbein University
Come and see this wonderful performance of The Nutcracker at The Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall at Otterbein University. There will be two showings on December 10, the red cast at 2 p.m. and the gold cast at 6 p.m.
Uptown Ice Sculpture Tour
Dec. 16 | Uptown Westerville
Tour the ice sculptures throughout Westerville. The tour starts at 5 p.m. and lasts until they melt!
The Drowsy Lads
Dec. 16, 7 p.m. | American Legion Hall
Come an see local Irish band, The Drowsy Lads perform Christmas at American Legion Hall.
Deja Vu Holiday Party
Dec, 9-10, 6-8 p.m. | Daylight Artist Collective
Deja Vu Collective will be having a holiday party. Think scratch offs, cookies, hot cocoa and more!
Westerville Winter Fest
Dec. 11, 12-3 p.m. | Clements Recreation Center
A fun holiday event includes Santa Claus, sleigh ride, Run the Lights, Bounce park, carnival games, holiday shopping and more!
Ugly Sweater Snack and Stroll
Dec. 11, 1-4 p.m. | Uptown Westerville
Visit uptown Westerville stores featuring different snacks and can grab a DORA drink and enjoy.
WesterBall2023 - There's A Space For Us
Feb. 25 6-10 p.m. | The Point at Otterbein University
WesterBall is a community arts event and serves as a fundraiser for The Arts Council of Westerville. The event will identify passionate supporters of the arts, raise money for local arts & music programming, and help The Arts Council of Westerville realize their goal of a cultural arts center in Westerville. Attendees are encouraged to 'dress to the nines' for this spectacular evening featuring The Big Badd band, dancing, student & professional performances, silent auction, monster art rally, and SO MUCH MORE!
WesterBall promotes art and artists, celebrates diverse cultures, and showcases the talent that exists in Westerville. Get your tickets, and get ready to party!