The Ohio State University Alumni Association

Ohio State Day at Conservatory Aglow
Friday, December 8, 2023
Columbus, OH

Ohio State Day at Conservatory Aglow

Get into the holiday spirit at Conservatory Aglow!

Join fellow Buckeyes in experiencing a winter wonderland of lights and experiences at Franklin Park Conservatory!

From captivating new light displays to returning favorites, like the life-size gingerbread house and the magical train exhibit, there’s something for everyone! You can partake in the lively dance celebration or play a tabletop game in a festive igloo, and there will be an ice skating rink, where guests can skate for free.

Special Entertainment and Appearances:

  • 5–10 p.m. Ice skating – The rink is synthetic ice, so will operate regardless of the outside temperature. Guests can bring their own skates, or borrow some from the on-site inventory. The Ahlum & Arbor Ice Rink is limited in capacity to about 60 guests skating at a time and will operate on a first come, first served basis.
  • 6–6:20 p.m. Ohio State Athletic Band Performance
  • 7 p.m. – Imani & Halle – warm up inside the Conservatory, while you get in the holiday spirit with a musical performance by vocalist Imani accompanied by Halle on bass.
  • 7–7:30 p.m. – Appearance by Brutus

Check out Franklin Park Conservatory’s website for complete information.

Conservatory Aglow is held rain or shine, so please dress for the weather.

Friday, December 8

5–10 p.m. ET

Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
1777 E. Broad St.
Columbus, OH 43203


Child Attendee (Ages 0–2): free
Child Attendee (Ages 3–12): $7
Adult (13+): $12

Ticket includes admission to Conservatory Aglow, a voucher for Charlie’s Kettle Corn (on-site), and an exclusive Ohio State giveaway!

Food options

  • Charlie’s Kettle Corn (Ohio State Day guests will receive a voucher for popcorn)
  • Conservatory Food Truck
  • Tortilla Street Food
  • Cupzilla
  • Wingtime
  • Cash Bar (available until 10 p.m.)


This event is currently at capacity.


Please contact the alumni association at 800-762-5646.

Conservatory Aglow Map

A special holiday version map of the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
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