There are tons of exciting events and things to do in downtown Columbus’ Arena District. From sporting events and concerts at Nationwide Arena to community gatherings and family-friendly festivals, each week welcomes a wide variety of experiences.
With so much going on in the Arena District, deciding what to do and where to go can lead to information overload. To help you narrow down your choices, we’re offering the inside scoop on the top upcoming events in downtown Columbus each week.
Here is your Columbus Arena District Digest for the week of December 24, 2018:
WWE Live – Holiday Tour
Thursday, December 27 | Nationwide Arena | 7:30 PM
Wrestling fan? Christmas is coming twice this week! WWE is returning to Nationwide Arena, and they’re bringing with them a jam-packed lineup of superstars. Highlights of this thrilling event include a steel cage Intercontinental Championship between Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins, a RAW Women’s Championship between Ronda Rousey and Nia Jax, a battle pitting Finn Balor, Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre and MUCH more!
Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Toronto Maple Leafs
Friday, December 28 | Nationwide Arena | 7 PM
With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season coming to an end, what better way to unwind than by cheering on the Columbus Blue Jackets to victory at Nationwide Arena? This Friday, the Jackets are evenly matched as they face off against the high-flying Maple Leafs. With an influx of family and friends in town, this is the perfect post-holiday outing!
Trans-Siberian Orchestra Winter Tour
Wednesday, December 26 | Nationwide Arena | 3 & 8 PM
Need a new holiday tradition? Start this year by bringing friends and family to see the world-famous Trans-Siberian Orchestra play at Nationwide Arena! In Columbus on their highly anticipated 20th anniversary Winter Tour, the TSO is guaranteed to provide an unforgettable night of powerful music. With two chances to see the orchestra on Wednesday (shows at 3 PM and 8 PM), there’s no excuse to miss out!
99.7 The Blitz Presents Blitzmas 2018
Friday, December 28 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6 PM
This Friday, rock radio station 99.7 The Blitz will be presenting Blitzmas 2018 at EXPRESS LIVE! This night of hard-charging, head-banging rock music will feature popular acts including Pop Evil, From Ashes to New, Wayland and The Dirty Nil.
106.7 The Beat Presents Birthday Bash 2K18
Saturday, December 29 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7 PM
The moment Columbus rap fans have been waiting for is almost here. After being postponed back in November, The Beat’s Birthday Bash 2K18 will be back this Saturday at EXPRESS LIVE! The show will feature up-and-comer Lil Baby–an Atlanta-based rapper who’s debut studio album, Harder Than Ever, reached number three on the Billboard 200.
What We’re Looking Forward To
New Year’s Eve at The Three-Legged Mare
Monday, December 31 | The Three-Legged Mare Columbus | 8 PM
Ring in 2019 at The Three-Legged Mare Columbus! Located in the Arena District, this New Year’s Eve celebration includes a delicious prime rib buffet, cocktails, live musical entertainment, a midnight champagne toast and more. Admission to this unforgettable event are $100, with Designated Driver and VIP options also available.
New Year’s Eve at The Big Bang Columbus
Monday, December 31 | The Big Bang Piano Bar Columbus | 7 PM
Looking for plans to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Columbus? The Big Bang Dueling Piano Bar–located in the Arena District–is the place to be. This fun night of festivities will feature an all-request Dueling Pianos show that will have you singing, laughing and dancing all night long. There are several ticket options still available, so get yours now before it’s too late!
Or, if you want to try your luck, visit the Arena District Living Facebook page and enter our giveaway for the chance to win a VIP New Year’s Eve experience at Big Bang Columbus!
Resident VIP Spotlight of the Week
Residents of Downtown Columbus Apartments and Grandview Yard receive access to exclusive deals, discounts and promotions throughout the year as part of the Resident VIP program!
This week’s Resident VIP Spotlight shines on The Half Pint Columbus. This popular Arena District restaurant and bar offers several discounts to those who flash their Resident VIP card, including $5 a la cart burgers every Tuesday from 5-10 PM, and half-off Crowler fills + free Cheese Curds with purchase of an entrée.