Shopping & Entertainment

When you visit the Greater Columbus Convention Center, everything is just a short walk away. From art openings to pro sporting events we’re in the center of everything.

The eclectic North Market, charming Goodale Park, lively Arena District and the trend-setting Short North Arts District surround the Convention Center. Major government, entertainment and cultural events are happening every day of the year inside and out.

Alexanders Jewelers
If you’re looking for exquisite service paired with personal attention, you’ve come to the right place. Our mission is to provide the utmost quality of product, uniqueness of design and innovation of materials and service unmatched by our competitors. (614) 233-6666


Big Fun!
Big Fun Columbus, located in the Short North Arts District, is more than just a toy store. It’s an experience! You’ll be whisked down memory lane unlocking deep-rooted memories of childhood thought lost forever! We invite you to peruse our collection of vintage toys, jokes and gags, classic candy and pop culture novelties, including GI Joe, Star Wars, Transformers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Lego, Jem, My Little Pony, Dr. Who and Pokemon, just to name a few! We are just a five-minute walk north of the Convention Center on High Street. We also have an old-school photo booth in the back of the store. So what are you waiting for? Come relive your childhood! (614) 228-8697


The Candle Lab

Experiment with Scent!  The Candle Lab has been helping people discover the magic of custom fragrance for 10+ years. Whether you choose to pour a candle, mix a lotion, or craft a room spray, you’ll find your perfect scent – and have fun creating it!  Candles are also available for purchase directly off the shelf in over 100 fragrances, and and hand-poured using natural soy wax, pure fragrance oils, and cotton paper wicks for a candle that is long-lasting, true-to-scent, and clean-burning.  Great Scent Awaits!

Columbus Symphony Orchestra
Enjoy the Extraordinary with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra classical, pops, family and festival concerts.


Easton is the Midwest’s premier shopping, dining, and entertainment destination, featuring 180 best-in-class retailers and over 50 dining options, many exclusive to central Ohio. Unwind at Ohio’s largest movie theatre or world-class comedy club. From cooking classes to concerts, story time to free family movies, Easton hosts an ever-changing mix of entertainment and seasonal events. Whether you are local or just visiting, you will feel right at home with pedestrian-friendly open-air sidewalks, fountains, and parks. Visit our website to plan your visit!

German Villlage
Character Lives On among the charming brick streets and preserved architecture from the 1800s in this nationally registered historic district. Visitors are welcomed to shop, dine and stroll an eclectic collection of Columbus-voted best restaurants, cafes and boutiques. Parking is free among one of the country’s 10 Great Neighborhoods, recognized by the American Planning Association.

Lazer Kraze Family Fun Center
Lazer Kraze features multi-level, state-of-the-art laser tag in a professionally themed laser tag arena. With instant feedback sound and scoring, it’s great for players of all ages. For even more fun, there’s a huge arcade with video and redemption games or try out the “Zero Gravity Inflatables” with huge slides, bounce houses, obstacle courses, and a jousting ring. Fresh-made pizzas are a great way to round out an ‘Out of this World’ day! No reservations are required but always recommended. See website for open-play session times for inflatables. Laser tag missions run every 20 minutes. Please note inflatables players must be at least 42″ to play or 48″ to joust. Waivers are required for inflatables and must be parent-signed if under 18.

North Market
Just steps away from the Greater Columbus Convention Center sits the historic North Market. Since 1876, North Market has been home to local butchers, bakers, fishmongers, green grocers and farmers. Expanded offerings include ethnic food specialties, gourmet groceries and gifts. Starting in April and continuing through the growing season, Saturdays are home to the “Original” Farmers’ Market. The Market Flea takes center stage on Sundays May through October. See why over 1 million people per year visit this central Ohio gem! There is always something going on at YOUR North Market.
(614) 463-9664
59 Spruce Street, Columbus, OH 43215

Open 7 days per week
Mondays: 9AM-5PM (Select)
Tues-Fri: 9AM-7PM
SUN: Noon-5PM


Come visit Ohio’s first Racino, with over 2,100 of the most popular VLT Games and over 55 years of Harness Horse Racing. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year, you can also enjoy exceptional dining and live weekend music entertainment. Scioto Downs Racino, the hometown favorite gaming destination! (614) 295-4700

Short North Arts District
The Art and Soul of Columbus, the Short North Arts District is heralded as the SoHo of the Midwest and a must-visit destination. Join thousands of visitors at the monthly Gallery Hop on the first Saturday of every month.


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  • Greater Columbus Convention Center Reactivation Strategy
    Attendee and guest health and safety is the top priority of the ASM Global managed Greater Columbus Convention Center (GCCC). The GCCC has developed a comprehensive and sustainable cleaning, training, and safety guide to lead our reactivation efforts and facility operation moving forward. The GCCC REACTIVATION AND SARS-CoV-2 MITIGATION PLAN has been crafted and informed by ASM’s VenueShield® program. Click here for more information.