Grove City Winter Bucket List

Wondering what to do in Grove City this winter? Wonder no more! Here, we’ve collected some of the most classic, beautiful, and holiday-filled things to do in Grove City and the surrounding area. Check off everything on the list and you’ll have just won winter!

Play in the Snow!

Winter in Grove City just isn’t complete until you’ve played in the snow at Scioto Grove Metro Park. This 620-acre park features wooded paths, sheltered picnic areas, and the perfect local sledding hill. Grab your toboggan and bundle up for a ride as you sled down the hill near backpacking site #2. Take a break start a spontaneous snowball fight. And finish off the day by collaborating with friends and family to build a classic snowman.

Grab a Holiday Drink with Friends

The holidays are a great time to catch up with friends and family. Make it a party and head out for a gathering at the local watering hole. For a great list of craft brews, try Grove City Brewing Company. Conveniently, the location also houses the Plum Run Winery to suit the tastes of everyone in your group.

Ooo and Aah at the Bison

When you’re in the mood to explore the wonderland of Ohio’s outdoors, head over to Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park and be awed by the majestic sight of shaggy brown bison against the white winter backdrop. The herd roams freely in two pastures covering 18 acres of the park. While you’re there, you can walk through the woodland, wetland, and prairie areas. There are also sledding hills and cross-country skiing trails to explore. Warm up after your adventures inside the Nature Center where you can see the Living Stream interactive exhibit. 

Walk Through Century Village

Right in Grove City is Fryer Park, the location of the historic Century Village. Based on life in the mid-1800s, this beautiful village turns even more magical during the holidays with historical decorations and delicious wassail and baked goods. Listen to reenactors singing carols and purchase handmade presents made right on site.  

Play Paintball in a Winter Wonderland

You can get your blood pumping when you play a game of paintball in the snow at LVL UP Sports Paintball Park. The large outdoor complex offers six acres of woods, and sprawling open playing fields dotted with obstacles and hideaways. Beginners are welcome and you can rent everything you need at the pro shop. You haven’t experienced the joys of paintball until you’ve experienced it in the winter.

Shop in Grove City Town Center

Didn’t get downtown for the Mistletoe Market on December 7th? No worries. There’s plenty of shopping to be found along the streets of the Grove City Town Center. From treasured antiques to local boutiques, you can find something for everyone in the downtown stores. Sprinkle your shopping day with rests at the local cafes and restaurants.

See a Holiday Show

Enjoy some holiday cheer when you dress up for a night on the town and see a local Christmas show. Head to the Little Theatre Off Broadway to see the 2019 production of the Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical. Or catch over 100 dancers performing the Nutcracker at the Columbus Theatre. Laugh, cry, and feel the holiday spirit with a night of culture and entertainment.

There’s plenty to do this winter. Don’t miss out! Explore all Grove City has to offer when you complete everything on this Grove City Winter Bucket List.

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