“12 Days of Bridge Park” Returns with a New Kickoff Event to the Holiday Season

November 20, 2023

DUBLIN, OH - The “12 Days of Bridge Park” returns on November 30 with a new merry celebration - “December Eve” - to help kick off the holiday season. From 5-8PM, visitors are invited to ring in the holidays with festive activations all throughout Bridge Park.

Bridge Park’s free and family-friendly “December Eve” event will highlight three large decorative trees on display throughout the district, including a newly added 28-foot tree placed within the plaza of The Exchange Events Center, next to the AC Hotel by Marriott Dublin. “December Eve” also will feature an outdoor mini holiday market at the plaza, with 10 fan-favorite local vendors from The Dublin Market at Bridge Park including Mad Batter Cookie Co. and Emily Paige Co. Numerous indoor and outdoor holiday activities will be programmed throughout Bridge Park during the event, including a festive display at North Market Bridge Park, hot chocolate carts, holiday carolers, live music and much more.

“December Eve” is just the beginning of the many holiday happenings at Bridge Park this season. The “12 Days of Bridge Park” will continue every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday through December 17 with a calendar full of holiday-inspired events and programming.

The “12 Days of Bridge Park” featured events include:

Sunday, December 3: Santa in the Park

From 12pm-2pm, grab the family and visit Keystone Park next to REBoL for a chance to take a free photo with Santa Claus. While there, enjoy live music by KaTanya Brewer and drop off your letter at one of the North Pole mailboxes located throughout Bridge Park.

Saturday, December 9: Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl

Break out your ugliest sweater for a night of sipping and strolling through Bridge Park and Historic Dublin during the Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl from 6-9pm. To participate:

  • Pick up your passport and receive an Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl koozie*

  • Visit the many participating downtown Dublin locations

  • Receive a stamp for each location you visit

  • Turn in your completed passport with five stamps or more at the end of the crawl for a chance to win dinner for two in an igloo at Vaso!

*Passports can be picked up and turned in at Getaway Brewing, Pins Mechanical Co., 16-Bit Bar + Arcade and Market Bar.

Sunday, December 10: Santa Brunch at Fado

From 10am-12pm, enjoy brunch at Fado with the MVP of the North Pole himself, Santa Claus, and his wife, Mrs. Claus. While there, make sure to grab an ornament from the “giving tree” in partnership with the Children's Hunger Alliance. Gifts can be dropped off before the holidays.

Saturday, December 16:

  • Holiday Market at North Market Bridge Park: From 9am-1pm, stop by North Market Bridge Park to find a gift for your loved ones during their Holiday Market, featuring 30+ vendors and a DJ to set the holiday mood.

  • Santa in the Park: Be sure to visit Keystone Park next to REBoL from 12pm-2pm for the last chance to take your free photo with Santa Claus! Enjoy the sounds of the holiday season and drop off your letter to Santa at the North Pole mailboxes.

The “12 Days of Bridge Park” will also feature a holiday pop-up cocktail bar, holiday trivia at North Market Bridge Park and holiday bowling at Pins Mechanical & Co. Click HERE for a full list of the “12 Days of Bridge Park” events.

In addition to the “12 Days of Bridge Park” events, there will be various ongoing holiday activations, initiatives and campaigns throughout the season including:

12 Days of Giveaways
The ultimate holiday scavenger hunt is on from December 1 - December 12. Each day, a prize card will be hidden in a new location throughout Bridge Park. Clues of the location will be shared on our Instagram story for one lucky winner to find.

Letters to Santa

Drop off your letters to Santa at one of our three North Pole mailboxes found throughout Bridge Park. Locations include: Bridge Park Office, North Market Bridge Park and the large holiday tree at Keystone Park (next to REBoL).

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Butterfly

Bridge Park is partnering with Nationwide Children’s Hospital to “Light Up the Lawn, Light Up a Life” this holiday season. Starting on November 16, a beautiful, 10-foot butterfly will light up anytime someone donates $10 or more to this fantastic cause. Stop by Portal Park (next to Urban Meyer’s Pint House) and see the butterfly through the end of the year. Grab a warm holiday drink, make a donation, and watch your gift light up a life.

Holiday Tree Photo Contest

Snap a photo with one of the three giant holiday trees and tag us on Instagram #atbridgepark for a chance to win a $100 gift card to your favorite Bridge Park business. Winner will be chosen on December 29.

Jingle & Mingle at VASO

Returning this holiday season on Friday, December 15 from 6-9pm, take in stunning views of downtown Dublin while enjoying cocktails from VASO's private outdoor heated igloos.