Downtown Columbus businesses invite you to shop late Thursday

Downtown Columbus businesses will be holding their third annual Not So Silent Night on Thursday evening.

You will be able to find downtown businesses staying open late with special events such as special sales and deals, wine samplings and gallery openings. The extended hours will be from 4 to 8 p.m.

An Elf Hunt for children in downtown businesses has been going on since Dec. 1st. Kids have the opportunity to fill up a passport with the locations of the hidden elves. That will wrap up at 8 p.m. on Thursday night.

Other events Thursday night will include free horse drawn carriage rides, strolling carolers, holiday music and children’s craft activities at The Commons.

The Not So Silent night events are organized by the Columbus Downtown Merchant’s Association.