Our apartments in the Short North are always in high demand, perhaps because living in the Short North comes with superb walkability, friendly neighbors, and some of the most spacious, high-end apartments in Columbus. No matter what time of year it is, there’s always something fun going on in the Short North.
This autumn, we want our tenants in the Short North to know that they’re just steps away from some of Columbus’ most festive Halloween traditions! October is time to gather some friends, don the spookiest costumes, make some candles, sip some wine, watch some live music, and enjoy the most festive time of the year.
Here are some of our favorite Halloween events in the Short North for those of you who want to celebrate the season in Capital City style.
Highball Halloween: The Nation’s Most Elaborate Costume Party
For Columbus residents, Halloween just isn’t the same without hitting up Highball Halloween, which takes place on Friday, October 11th, and Saturday, October 12th, so be sure to get your costumes ready this week for this big two-night street party!
Staged in the Short North for the past 11 years, Highball Halloween features 10 costume contest categories, 8 musical performances, and a street party atmosphere that is sure to delight. This is about to become your favorite tradition.
According to their website, Highball Halloween is a “two-night event staged in the fashion-forward Short North Arts District on High Street. Highball Halloween includes a street party, live art, electrifying stage performances, and a public costume contest. Hosted by the Short North Alliance, Highball Halloween helps raise money to support clean and safe initiatives, promotions, holiday campaigns, public art installations, parking management, and more in the short north arts district. Highball Halloween makes the Short North Arts District even more incredible for all who live and visit here.”
Not only does Highball Halloween brighten up the season, but it also makes the Short North is a better place to live, and we love that.
Drag Cookies & Candles: Delightful Autumn DIY
As soon as the leaves start turning yellow and orange, most of us get in the mood for candles and baked goods. That’s why we absolutely love the Drag Cookies & Candles event that takes place on October 20th from 11:30 – 1:30 at The Candle Lab in the Short North!
This is a super sweet Sunday Funday of candle pouring and sugar cookie decorating led by one of Columbus’ favorite drag queens, Plenty O’ Smiles! Choose from over 120 fragrances for your own 8-oz candle. You can even design your own candle label and mix fragrance oils to create your own unique scent. These candles also make a great gift, since Christmas is right around the corner! Wink wink!
Tickets include one 8-oz custom soy candle made by you, three sugar cookies, and one cookie decorating class led by Plenty O’ Smiles. Trust us, you’ll want to grab your roommates and mix up your own delicious-smelling candles for the colder months, while satisfying that sweet tooth!
Their event page says, “While your candle cools, the fabulous drag queen, Plenty O’Smiles of Plenty O’ Cookies, will guide you through the art of cookie decorating. Plenty O’Smiles is a self-taught baker and decorator extraordinaire, and she wants you to join her for this cookie revolution! She will instruct and guide you through decorating all three of your creatively inspired sugar cookies, all while putting a huge smile on you and your friends’ faces. It’s what she does best! As Plenty O’Smiles concludes her lesson, your custom-scented candle will be ready to walk out the door with you.”
Halloween Wine Tastings at Serendipity Labs
You’ve never been to a wine tasting this spooky before. With wine dyed black and costumes all around, you’ll think you slipped into a fantasy land. That’s exactly why we love Halloween Wine Tastings at Serendipity Labs: the festive spirit is so strong here that they even give you an extra pour if you arrive in costume, so there’s absolutely no reason to not don that super scary witch costume you’ve been dying to wear!
Choose from 10 incredible wines to sample, and don’t forget to bring your own food or stop by one of the mouth-watering local restaurants in the Short North after you work up an appetite.
Autumn Is a Great Time to Move to Your New Apartment in the Short North
No matter what time of year it is, there are always creative ways to celebrate in the Short North, and we love how Halloween brings its own delightful surprises and community gatherings.
So if you live in one of our Short North apartments, you’ll be lucky enough to walk to the action. Our apartments in the Short North are walking distance to delicious restaurants, eclectic shops, art galleries, and live music venues. Interested in living in this dynamic Columbus neighborhood? Be sure to check out our available listings by clicking here!
Now, a bit about Lykens Companies…
With 20 years (and counting) of experience, we believe that Lykens Companies is just getting started on its mission to offer Columbus hundreds of premier apartments, rentals, and renovations. Each day, we are driving toward constantly expanding and improving our business and bettering Columbus, the city we love. For our renters, that means that they are connected to a proven business that is always striving to be the best. Our success isn’t an accident. We are constantly striving to improve our quality, both in the buildings that we renovate, reimagine, and rent out; moreover, we are striving to improve in the way that our business operates. For you, that means the best units and the best service in the best locations.
As we invest our time, money, and energy into the Short North, Victorian Village, Italian Village, and other parts of Columbus’s urban core, it’s nothing short of amazing to step back and see how much we’re able to impact our city, whether that looks like renovating apartments, houses, or even factories like the Wonder Bread Lofts and the forthcoming Budd Dairy project: a full scale reimagining of an old dairy factory into a Cameron Mitchell food hall and state-of-the-art coworking space.
If you’re looking to rent in Columbus, Ohio’s urban core, you’ve come to the right place. We’re confident that it doesn’t get better than us when it comes to finding the absolute best apartments and rentals in Columbus.
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