Nov 15, 2023 - Holidays

Ask Axios: Why did the Christmas Corner move?

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Reader Kellie G. asks: Do you guys know why State Auto isn't putting up their annual giant Nativity display this year? It looks like much of the display is showing up next to St. Joseph's Cathedral.

State Auto's Christmas Corner at 518 E. Broad St. has been a beloved wintertime tradition for downtown visitors since the 1930s.

  • The Nativity display was added in 1962.
  • And you're correct — this year, its location will move.

What's happening: State Auto recently donated all 80 pieces of the corner's historic, life-size Nativity to the Catholic Diocese of Columbus' nearby Museum of Catholic Art and History, The Catholic Times reports.

  • The gift includes $250,000 to assist in preserving the tradition for years to come.

What's next: Starting Nov. 24, you'll be able to view the display a few blocks west, on the lawn of St. Joseph Cathedral, 212 E. Broad St.


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