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New Holiday Traditions Planned For State Capitol

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Columbus is planning some new holiday attractions that one organizer says could make downtown feel like Rockefeller Center.

A 75-foot Ferris wheel will go up between the Statehouse and the Columbus City Center mall, and it will be accompanied by a 40-foot-by-120-foot ice skating rink, the first one in downtown Columbus in about 20 years.

Both attractions will be open from November 15th through New Year's Day.

The Statehouse itself should add to the area's holiday feel thanks to a 40-thousand dollar electrical system upgrade, paid for by businesses surrounding Capitol Square and other donors.

Last year, circuits overloaded and the square's lighting was less festive than it should have been.

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