Thursday, November 26 - Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Snowville! | EdVenture Children's Museum
Thursday Now-January 11th
A winter playscape where every day is a snow day! Children can climb Mount EdVerest, explore an ice cave, and even tube down Sled Hill, a 25 ft. long slippery slope sure to give thrills to all. Along the way, children will learn about the science behind the snow in a fun and exciting environment. More Info Here.
Main Street ICE Opens
Thursday Now - January 18th, 2015
Grab your family and friends, and head down to Boyd Plaza for the opening day of Main Street ICE! The City of Columbia’s outdoor ice skating rink, located at the corner of Main and Hampton streets, returns for another year of fun for the whole family.More Info Here.
Brooklyn | Nickelodeon Theater
Now - Thursday December 3rd, 2015
Brooklyn tells the profoundly moving story of Eilis Lacey, a young Irish immigrant navigating her way through 1950s Brooklyn. Lured by the promise of America, Eilis departs Ireland and the comfort of her mother’s home for the shores of New York City. See Showtimes Here
Holiday Lights on the River | Saluda Shoals Park
Thursday November 26th - December 31st, 2015
Experience the Magic of the Midlands Largest Drive-Through Light Show! Saluda Shoals Park comes alive in a blaze of more than a million sparkling lights with over 400 themed, animated light displays on a two-mile loop of the Park! More Info Here.
South Carolina State Bluegrass Festival | Myrtle Beach Convention Center
Thursday-Saturday November 26th-28th, 2015
Bluegrass bands and artists come from all over for one of the state's biggest Bluegrass festivals of the year. There are many featured artists such as: Dailey & Vincent, The Spinney Brothers, The Little Roy & Lizzy Show, The Malpass Brothers, Darin & Brooke Aldridge, and many many more. Get Your Tickets.
The Nutcracker | Township Auditorium
Now - Friday & Sunday November 27th & 29th, 2015
Share the magic of this glittering holiday treat….shimmering snowflakes….waltzing flowers….a splendid Christmas Tree…..Full Live Orchestra and Chorus….and an enchanted Nutcracker…Dreams Do Come True! Come see Ashley Mallory dancing the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy and International Guest Artist her Cavalier Ernesto Boada. For Ticket information please call (803)-576-2350 or visit www.TicketMaster.com
Visit Santa | Dutch Square Mall
Friday November 27th - December 24th, 2015
A very jolly old man named Santa Claus makes his appearance at Dutch Square Mall’s Center Court and continues visiting with little girls and boys until Christmas Eve. This is a free operation (they don’t sell pictures)… so you’ll need to bring your own camera. Santa’s hours can be found here.
The Season of All Seasons is here, and if you have wee ones, getting those photos with Santa is close to the top of your things-to-do list. To help reduce the stress associated with this blessed annual event, we’ve rounded up some of the best places to find St. Nick. See Where.
A collection of music concerts around the Columbia area. Some of the concerts you will find are Men’s & Women’s Chorus Concert at Shandon United Methodist Church, Holiday Pops: Winter Wonder, A Christmas Carol, and much more.
CHRISTMAS TREE FARMS! Where to Get Your Christmas Tree
There are many different types of Christmas trees that grow in South Carolina. From the Leyland Cypress to the Carolina Sapphire, each has characteristics that appeal to different decorating tastes. No matter what type you prefer, you will not have any trouble finding your tree here.
Shop Fairfield First
Friday November 27th - December 24th, 2015
Annual holiday promotion to encourage folks to shop at local stores before heading out of town or online. Participating merchants will display a hot pink and black flyer in their store. For each $25 a customer spend with the merchant the customer is given a ticket to be entered in the weekly drawings for $50 cash. Two drawing will be held weekly, one from entries with Ridgeway merchants and one from Winnsboro merchants. More Info Here.
3-Day Sale | Heroes and Dragons
Friday-Sunday November 27th-29th, 2015
Mark your calendars and set out to capture some great deals during this 3-day event. Everything in the store will be 50% off! Need to find some gifts for Christmas? Find something for everyone here, where you will find a near endless variety of products to select from with 150,000 Back Issues, 10,000 Trades & Graphic Novels, 20,000 dollar comics, 25,000 books, and thousands of toys. Learn more about what Heroes and Dragons has to offer here.
SC Rivalry Run | Senate Street
Friday November 27th, 2015
Join Coach Frye for what will be known as one of the most spirited and fun 5k's in the SC! The SC Rivalry Run is a great way to show your Team Spirit while also raising funds and awareness to prevent Diabetes. This 5k is a competition among rivals! More Info Here.
Free Yoga Class and More | Bloom Healing Arts Studio
Saturday November 28th, 2015
The will be offering free yoga classes, mini massage treatments, mini healing sessions, and more! They will also open up a drawing for freebies and discounts! There will be some tasty treats on hand to snack and drink on as well. See Times Here.
Free Certified SC Grown Tailgate | Gamecock Village off Bluff Road
Saturday November 28th, 2015
Fans can taste and see how easy it is to incorporate Certified SC Grown produce and agricultural products in tailgates, family get-togethers, and holiday dinners. Chicken wings, collard dip, boiled peanuts, shrimp, and pound cake with peaches and cream are just some of the tailgate food planned for the big day. More Info Here.
Jamil Shriners Craft Show | The Jamil Temple
Saturday-Sunday November 28th-29th, 2015
A gigantic craft show that you do not want to miss. There are crafts from all over the creative spectrum such as wooden clocks, crocheted angels, handmade jewelry and dolls, palmetto tree items, and so much more! More Info Here.
SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum Gift Shop
Free Admission to Gift Shop
The shop offers a variety of items and novelties such as pop guns, puzzles, children's Confederate and Union uniforms, spy glasses, compasses, toy soldier collectibles, coin sets, and battlefield maps for the Civil War enthusiast. These items are unique and make great gifts for the historic collector in your life. More info here.
Sustainable Holiday Celebration | 701 Whaley Street
Monday November 30th, 2015 4:30pm - 8:30pm
You'll find the most unique gift ideas and enjoy an incredible evening with amazing food, wine and great friends! Artisan gifts created from natural or recycled materials. Buy Local! Your friends and family will appreciate the gift all the more! More Info Here.
Fantasy of Lights | Swan Lake Visitor Center
Monday November 30th - December 31st, 2015
For the entire month, the gardens come alive with a display of twinkling holiday imagery created by more than one million lights. The Pilot Club’s floating Christmas tree is an annual favorite, along with Santa, angels and characters of song and story. One of South Carolina’s largest Christmas light displays! See More Here.
Governor's Carolighting| The State House
Monday November 30th, 2015
The annual kickoff event for the holiday season in the state! Join South Carolina's Governor Nikki Haley, along with singers, musicians, family and friends from across South Carolina, to enjoy the holiday season and light the State House's Christmas tree. See Start Time Here.
Porkchop Productions: Holly and the Secret Santa | Chapin Branch Library
Monday November 30th, 2015
What do you get Santa Claus for Christmas? Find out when Holly the Elf has to come up with a present that is perfectly perfect. This fast-paced performance puts Holly and her imagination, to the test as she races against the clock to come up with a gift for the man who gives so much to so many. Learn More Here.
Sweet Seasons | Richland Mall Roof
Thursday December 3rd, 2015
Kick off the holidays with Sweet Seasons, Forest Acres’ signature FREE annual holiday event! Atop Richland Mall, you'll find family fun and entertainment, great food, door prize give-aways and more. The event goes from 5:30 until 7:30 with the tree lighting and Santa’s entrance at 5:45. Enjoy free Shutterbooth photos with Santa, face painting by Sarah Dippity, balloon art with Joey Young, magic by John Tudor, hula hoops with Lunatrix, a FunFlix movie and music from The Carillon Carolers, Island Close By steel drums, AC Flora Jazz Ensemble, dance by Unbound and more. Food provided by local restaurants and adult beverages from Liquid Assets. Free hot chocolate from the Salvation Army. More info on the Sweet Seasons Facebook page here.
Annual Christmas Craft Show | H. Odell Weeks Activities Center
Friday-Saturday December 4th-5th, 2015
Do you have some crafts you would like to sell, or want to find some fun festive gifts for the holiday? This is the event for you. An indoor/outdoor show where crafters sell their handmade treasures to over 5,000 potential customers. The City of Aiken Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Department and the Christmas Craft Show Jury will accept approximately 130 vendors looking to sell handmade crafts. Learn More Here.
2nd Annual Country Christmas Celebration | State Farmers Market
Friday December 4th from 4pm-8pm
Bring your family out to shop for your Christmas tree while listening to holiday music, and enjoy festive treats from food vendors. Children can participate in a Christmas craft and get their picture taken with Santa! There will also be antique tractors on display with a tractor parade at 7 pm. This free event is perfect for a family night out to get you in the holiday spirit! Learn More Here!
Santa's Gingerbread Jamboree | EdVenture
Saturday December 5th, 12th, and 19th, 2015
Visit with the Snow Princess while you wait your turn to sit with Santa and tell him all of your Christmas wishes. While he’s making his list and checking it twice, we’ll snap a photo with you and the jolly old elf! Santa’s helpers will be on hand to help you decorate a gingerbread cookie or do some holiday crafting that will get your Christmas spirit singing! This special yuletide celebration is free with museum admission More Info Here.
Annual Holiday Taste and Tour-Lower Richland Heritage Corridor
Saturday December 5th, 2015
There is something magical during Taste & Tour time! The Annual Holiday Taste & Tour-Lower Richland Heritage Corridor occurs annually on the first Saturday in December. The event includes a Virtual Museum of Lower Richland Historic Sites, BBQ & Desserts Bake-Off with Free Food Samplings, Stage Entertainment, Farmers/Flea Market, BINGO Tent, and Vendors: Oyster Roast, Food, Crafts and Gifts. More Info Here.
Red Rose Holiday Tour | N. Main St. in Lancaster
Friday-Sunday December 5th-7th, 2015
The first weekend in December ushers in a magical, memory-making collage of activities for the whole family! Mark your calendar, choose your route, and make your way to the Red Rose City to begin the holidays with old-fashioned fun! More Info Here.
Prosperity's Shoppers Walk
Saturday December 5th, 2015 5:30pm
Come see what the merchants of Prosperity are offering this Christmas shopping season! Most have "open house" with generous discounts. You'll enjoy local entertainment, visits with Santa, cookies, hot chocolate, and prize drawings! This event warms the heart and rings in the holidays amidst the luminary lined sidewalks and sounds of Christmas all in the Town of Prosperity! The Shoppers Walk is December 5th from 5:30 until 8:30 pm. Shop Small Shop Local! More information is available here. Hosted by the Prosperity Business Association. Come back to Prosperity on Saturday for the Prosperity Christmas Parade (held at 3:00 pm December 6th).
A Concert for Columbia | SC Philharmonic
Tuesday December 8th, 2015
Dedicated to the City of Columbia, Richland County, and first responders who protected Columbia during the catastrophic flood.
Music Director Morihiko Nakahara instead presents Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony – the prolific “Choral” symphony. Vocal soloists and an assembled choir will join the orchestra for the performance, and the audience will receive music and be invited to sing along during the triumphant, uplifting “Ode to Joy” finale. More Info Here.
Holiday Season | Mt. Pleasant
Friday-Sunday December 11th-13th, 2015
Come on over and find holiday magic with the Town of Mount Pleasant. This season, rediscover your Christmas spirit by enjoying our free holiday events, indulging in true Low-country cuisine, exploring the past at a historical attraction or finding the perfect gift at our unique shops. Catch the holiday cheer during the most wonderful time of the year! More Info Here.
Sawyer Brown | The Bundy Auditorium
Saturday December 12th, 2015
One of those rare acts who actually became stars directly from winning Star Search, country-rockers Sawyer Brown wound up enjoying a long, hit-filled career and remained commercially viable into the new millennium. Get Tickets Here.
Love Feast | Shandon United Methodist
Sunday December 13th at 5pm, 2015
Be a part of this annual celebration filled with wonderful music by Choir and Orchestra and sharing bread, coffee and warm fellowship. More About Shandon Here.