Edwards Communities’ Around Town Picks: Fun Things to Do this January

The busy festivities of the holidays may be over, but that doesn’t mean the fun times have stopped! Columbus has lots of exciting events and activities planned for our residents and visitors. So whether you want to venture out into nature or stay warm in the comforts of the temperature-controlled indoors, our city of Columbus has something for you.

Edwards Communities has put together a list of events we think you shouldn’t miss! Here are our “Around Town Picks” for January: 


Hamilton, January 3-14, Ohio Theatre

Based on Ron Chernow’s biography of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, Hamilton tells the story of becoming George Washington’s right hand man during the Revolutionary War and the nation’s first Treasury Secretary. Hamilton entertains with hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B and Broadway. Learn more and get your tickets here.


Dragon Lights, through January 6, Ohio Expo Center

Featuring all new displays and entertainment, the Dragon Lights Columbus will celebrate the holiday spirit with light sculptures, exciting performances, Chinese and traditional fair food, and a fun cultural experience. Visit their website for times and ticket information.


WildlightsThrough January 6, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Santa, reindeer, animated musical light shows and millions of LED lights make Wildlights Central Ohio’s favorite holiday tradition. Join us for another year of holiday fun all around the zoo with holiday rhythms around the watering hole, Rudolph and friends, Polar Bear Express, Santa’s holiday home, animals in their natural outdoor habitat, and much more.


COSI After DarkJanuary 10, COSI

Experience COSI with other 21+ adults! Ride the High Wire Unicycle, geek out with other grown-ups, enjoy special themed activities, partake in concessions and a cash bar, and break up the cold winter with some indoor fun! Learn more and buy tickets on their website.


Columbus Blue Jackets, January 10, 13, 15, 18, 29, Nationwide Arena

Our Columbus Blue Jackets have five home games this month against the Nashville Predators, New York Rangers, New Jersey Devils, Montreal Canadians, and Buffalo Sabres! Visit their website for the full schedule and to buy tickets!


Cirque Du Soleil Crystal – A Breakthrough Ice ExperienceJanuary 23-27, Nationwide Arena

This unique show combines circus disciplines such as swinging trapeze, aerial straps and hand to hand with synchronized, freestyle and extreme skating. Get your tickets to one of six amazing shows before they sell out!


January Maker Mixer, January 24, Idea Foundry

Singles, get ready to mingle at the Idea Foundry’s Maker’s Mark and Make & Take stations! Participate in demos by Maker’s Mark, learn about the process and flavor components, and enjoy a social atmosphere!


Gateway 10 for $10 Wine Tasting, January 30, Gateway Beer Garden

Ten wines are available to sample for just $10 at this monthly event every last Wednesday! Enjoy white, red, dry, sweet and everything in between along with a full food menu and wine bottles available to order. No tickets or reservations are necessary. Visit their website to learn more.

These are just a few of the fun events offered in January in our exciting city! You can learn about other events by visiting local websites such as Experience Columbus and Columbus Underground.

And if you’re considering making Columbus your new home, check out the beautiful, upscale, amenity-filled communities available with Edwards Communities! We have communities in downtown Columbus, near OSU campus, Capital University and in the suburbs. We invite you to visit our website or tour any of our communities so you can experience for yourself the beauty, charm and quality that is Edwards Communities!