All They Want for Christmas: Pancakes, Origami, Face Painting and A Giant Gingerbread Man



Does this look like your Seasonal Check List? …

  • Decorations up? Check.
  • Shopping (nearly finished)? Check.
  • Spend quality time with the kids?   …

This Saturday morning (Dec. 14), Gahanna Convention & Visitors Bureau hosts its popular Holiday Character Breakfast (presented by Giant Eagle)… the PERFECT opportunity to squeeze a little family fun time (and memory making) into the holiday madness. In addition to practicing your pancake-catching skills with Chris Cakes, families will enjoy activities including …


~ Ornament crafts with representatives of the Ohio Paper Origami Association
~Bookmark crafts with friends from Kya’s Krusade
~An American Girl® holiday activity
~Face painting (offered by the Gahanna Lincoln High School cheerleaders)
~ Story time with our friends from the Gahanna Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, who will read from Laura Numeroff’s popular book, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
~ A skit featuring giant (and hug-worthy) fuzzy characters including Mr. Snowman, Mr. Gingerbread Man, Mrs. Penguin and Mr. Bear

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Now in its seventh year, the Holiday Character Breakfast is a beloved event that attracts families from across Central Ohio (and grandparents from even further away)! The 2013 event will be presented from 8 am-12:45 pm at the Olde Gahanna Sanctuary (82 N. High St.). Tickets are $7/ticket in advance or $10 at the door, if seats are still available.  Note: There is LIMITED SEATING available for each session and three of the sessions are already SOLD OUT.  Tickets are still available for the 8 am, 11:20 am and 12 noon sessions. Order online HERE or call 614/418-9114 to order by phone BEFORE 3 pm Friday, Dec. 13. (After that, available tickets will be sold at the door.)

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While you’re in Gahanna, be sure to stop and share your Christmas Wish List with Santa. He’ll be at the Ohio Herb Center (110 Mill St.) between 9 am-1 pm on Saturdays, Dec. 14 and 21 AND at the offices of Lew Griffin Insurance Group (77 Mill St.) from 6-8 pm Fridays, Dec. 13 and 20; as well as from 4-7 pm on Saturdays, Dec. 14 and 21.

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