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Gunther von hagens’ Body Worlds & the Brain thru Dec. 23

“the Best christmas Pageant ever” A couple struggling to put on a Christmas pageant is forced to deal with the most difficult task of all—casting the Herdman kids, whose inventive and awful hijinks are sure to cause chaos. Presented by the Columbus Children’s Theatre, this show has laughs for all ages. Columbus Children’s Theatre, 512 N. Park St., 43215, 614-224-6672. thru Dec. 29

“holiday hoopla XXI”

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Laugh along as this hilarious Columbus tradition—now in its 21st year—pokes fun at our desire to make the holidays perfect. The comedy sketches are accompanied by rockin’ seasonal tunes from house band BillWho? and the sidesplitting musical send-up The Santa Babies. Shadowbox Live, 503 S. Front St., 43215, 614-416-7625.

Gunther von hagens’ Body Worlds & the Brain

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Peer inside the secret world of the brain and unravel the mysteries of the mind during this presentation featuring more than 200 authentic specimens. Donated human bodies and organs help explore the brain’s development and performance. COSI, 333 W. Broad St., 43215, 614-228-2674.

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“Annie Leibovitz” The works of Annie Leibovitz are on view in this major exhibition of more than 200 photographs, including the “Master Set,” 156 images the famed photographer chose herself. It’s the first time the collection is being displayed in its entirety. Wexner Center for the Arts, 1871 N. High St., 43210, 614-292-3535.

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Don’t miss Shadowbox Live’s musical rendition of Charles Dickens’ classic, A Christmas Carol, select Saturdays and Sundays in December. Shadowbox Live, 503 S. Front St., 43215, 614-416-7625.

“Sacrifice + Bliss: Aurora robson”

Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with an elegant display of poinsettias, seasonal foliage, twinkling lights, the beloved Paul Busse model train and a magnificent gingerbread display. Weekly musical entertainment, enhanced evening activities and family programming ensure a merry holiday season for all. Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, ” z it v Leibo 1777 E. Broad St., 43203, 614-645-8733. ovit ie leib

“Scrooge”

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Known for her innovation in reusing what others would call waste, Robson turns plastic bottles, caps and other discarded materials into vibrant sculptures. Her largest exhibition to date is also her first in a botanical setting. An advocate for plastic pollution awareness, Robson uses her work to send a message. Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, 1777 E. Broad St., 43203, 614-645-8733. Dec. 1

ccAD Art Sale Dozens of CCAD student artists sell their original works to the public at this annual one-day sale featuring blown glass, ceramics, paintings, handmade paper, drawings, apparel, photography, sculptures, prints and jewelry. All admission fees fund student scholarships, and art sales go directly to these artists on the rise. Columbus College of Art & Design, 107 N. Ninth St., 43215, 614-224-9101. Dec. 1

Wildlights at the columbus Zoo and Aquarium

“Marvelous Menagerie: An Ancient roman Mosaic from Lod, Israel”

Turn up the wattage on your holiday season! The zoo has decked the halls, trees and bushes—everything but the animals—with eco-friendly LED lights. Sip hot chocolate and warm up in the indoor animal habitats. Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 W. Powell Rd., 43065, 614-645-3550.

Fish, birds, beasts and sailing ships fill nearly 300 square feet of this stunning mosaic. Roughly 1,700 years old, this work of ancient Roman art is believed to have decorated the floor of an assembly room in a well-appointed villa. Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E. Broad St., 43215, 614-221-4848.

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One of America’s foremost woodcarvers and folk artists is spotlighted in this showcase of carvings and sculptures covering topics from religion to contemporary events. Pierce lived and worked in Columbus for more than 60 years, and the city’s museum owns the largest holding of his work. Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E. Broad St., 43215, 614-221-4848.

Pleasures of the cup Sample quirky and tasty concoctions and explore the world of 19th-century adult beverages at select Ohio Village buildings in an old-fashioned pub crawl. Complete your rounds at the American House Hotel with funny stories and tavern songs by the Ohio Village Singers. Participants must be at least 21 years old; reservations required. Ohio History Center/Ohio Village, 800 E. 17th Ave., 43211, 614-297-2300.

Call 1-866-397-2657 for more information

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Experience Columbus Visitors Guide winter 2012-13  

Your guide to events, attractions and things to do in Columbus, Ohio, in winter 2012-13. The Official Visitors Guide of Experience Columbus.

Experience Columbus Visitors Guide winter 2012-13  

Your guide to events, attractions and things to do in Columbus, Ohio, in winter 2012-13. The Official Visitors Guide of Experience Columbus.

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