Many of our team members are parents themselves, so we know exactly what it’s like during the holidays for local families: fun but BUSY. Between organizing family get-togethers and shopping for everyone, it’s nice to just let someone else take the lead from time to time. Thankfully, the city of Powell and the surrounding communities are hosting a variety of fun family events you and your little ones can enjoy this season, allowing you to relax and just soak up the holidays instead of being the one that’s making them happen! Here are a few events your orthodontist in Powell is planning on attending this season.
Downtown Powell Gingerbread Neighborhood
A team of “elves” has put together a complete gingerbread replica of downtown Powell! Bring the family to come marvel at some delicious craftsmanship to get everyone into the holiday spirit.
When: Thursday, December 6th, 5PM-7PM
Where: 3872 Attucks Drive Powell, OH 43065
Wildlights at the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium
One of Ohio’s favorite family holiday traditions will feature millions of LED lights, an animated musical light show, Santa, his reindeer, and plenty of cookies at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.
When: Now until January 6th
Where: 4850 W. Powell Rd, Powell, OH 43065
Admission: View website for ticket prices
Think Outside the Brick: The Creative Art of LEGO
Want to encourage your children to ask for a gift this year that doesn’t involve them staring at a screen for hours at a time? Then bring them to the Columbus Museum of Art’s annual holiday season celebration of all things LEGO. The Ohio LEGO User’s Group has put together an enormous model of Columbus that features familiar landmarks along with several fun additions that change every year.
When: Now until February 22nd (recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday)
Where: 480 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215
BalletMet’s “The Nutcracker”
You and your family have of course heard the music from this beloved holiday tradition that has stood the test of time. Now, you can come hear “The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies” and many other classics as they were intended in a full production featuring a cast of over 100 professional dancers and children clad in lavish costumes.
When: December 7th through December 23rd (view website for specific show times)
Where: Ohio Theater, 39 E. State St., Columbus, OH 43215
These are just a few of the events your Powell orthodontist and our team will be attending over the next month, but you can check out many more at www.experiencecolumbus.com. We sincerely hope you and your loved ones enjoy some of these events, and if you see anyone from Shirck Orthodontics while you’re out, be sure to come say hello! We’re always thrilled to meet patients out “in the wild.” And, if there are any other events around town that you would like us to highlight on our blog, please let us know!