November 2015 Events in Greater Columbia SC


Gingerbread Creation Contest

  • Event Description: The perfect event for artists or culinary chefs where you can submit and look at gingerbread masterpieces.
  • Date: Thursday November 5th-December 1st 2015
  • Name of Location: Historic Downtown Summerville

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Pig on the Ridge

  • Event Description: The largest cook-off of the year, this event is a BBQ lovers' paradise.
  • Date: Friday & Saturday November 6th & 7th, 2015
  • Time:
    • Friday at 6pm-11pm
    • Saturday at 9:30am-Until
  • Name of Location: Ridgeway, SC

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Craftsmen's Christmas Festival

  • Event Description: A festival with original designs, and work from over 330 talented artists and craftsmen stemming from all over America. You can even catch some demonstrations.
  • Date: Friday-Sunday November 6th-8th, 2015
  • Time:
    • Friday: 10am-9pm
    • Saturday: 10am-6pm
    • Sunday: 11am-5pm
  • Name of Location: SC State Fairgrounds
  • Address: 1200 Rosewood Drive Columbia, SC 29201

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Opera at USC: La Parichole

  • Event Description: An opera directed by Garnett R. Bruce.
  • Date: Friday-Sunday November 6th-8th, 2015
  • Time:
    • Friday & Saturday: 7:30pm
    • Sunday: 3pm
  • Name of Location: Longstreet Theatre
  • Address: 1300 Greene Street Columbia, SC 29208

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A Christmas Story

  • Event Description: Everyone's favorite Christmas classic brought to the stage.
  • Date: Friday November 6th-22nd, 2015
  • Phone: (803) 799-2510
  • Name of Location: Town Theatre
  • Address: 1012 Sumter Street Columbia, SC 29201

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Lexington Open House

  • Event Description: Get your holiday shopping done at this fantastic event with door prizes, one-of-a-kind finds, and much much more.
  • Date: Friday-Sunday November 6th-8th, 2015
  • Name of Location: Wingard's Market
  • Address: 1403 N. Lake Drive Lexington, SC 29072

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Carolina Kick-Off for a Cure

  • Event Description: Cystic Fibrosis is an inherited disorder that causes critical damage to the lungs and digestive system. Join in on this fundraiser and help towards finding a cure. Activities will include an indoor tailgate, a silent art auction as well as other unique and intriguing items.
  • Date: Saturday November 7th, 2015
  • Name of Location: The Zone at William-Brice Stadium
  • Address: 1125 George Rogers Boulevard, Columbia SC 29201

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Historic Governor’s Cup 5-mile

  • Event Description: Join in on the 5-mile race that has occured annually for 43 years. This race will take you from the State House and eventually up to the renowned Saluda Hill.
  • Date: Saturday November 7th, 2015
  • Time: 9am
  • Phone: (803) 960-6202
  • Name of Location: In front of the State House
  • Address: 1100 Gervais Street, Columbia SC 29201

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StoryBook Ball at EdVenture

  • Event Description: An incredible night by EdVenture with characters from Jack & the Beanstalk, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, and more.
  • Date: Saturday November 7th, 2015
  • Time: 6pm-9pm
  • Phone: (803) 779-3100
  • Name of Location: EdVenture
  • Address: 211 Gervais Street Columbia, SC 29201

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PPRPFFA Horse Show

  • Event Description: An all breed horse show presented by the Puerto Rican Paso Fino Federation of America, Inc.
  • Date: Friday November 7th, 2015
  • Time: 3pm-9pm
  • Phone: (803) 782-9583
  • Name of Location: Red Bank Arena
  • Address: 1159 Nazareth Road, Lexington SC 29073

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The River District's Holiday Open House

  • Event Description: Holiday Open House! Sunday November 8 1:30 - 5:30! The businesses in the newly-founded The River District on the west side of the Congaree River invite you to a holiday open house. Come explore these boutique-style shops and antique malls and find beautiful holiday décor items as well as artsy and kitschy items for the folks on your gift lists. Participating merchants include Westend Gallery, White Rose Artisans Boutique, Again & Again, It's the Little Things, Meeting Street Interiors, Three River Antiques, Spa 131, Old Mill Antiques, 763 Antique Mall, New Fangled Consignments and many more!
  • Date: Sunday November 8th, 2015
  • Time: 1:30pm-5:30pm
  • Name of Location: the River District | Across the Congaree River
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Parker Quartet

  • Event Description: Chamber music performed by one of South Carolina's and USC students' favorite string quartet.
  • Date: Sunday November 10th & 15th, 2015
  • Time: November 10th at 7:30pm & November 15th at 5pm
  • Phone: (803) 777-4280
  • Name of Location: Johnson Performance Hall at the Darla Moore School of Business
  • Address: 1014 Greene Street Columbia, SC 29201

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Veterans Day at the Zoo

  • Event Description: To honor Veterans Day, Riverbanks Zoo & Botanical Gardens is providing free admission to active and retired military citizens.
  • Date: Wednesday November 11th, 2015
  • Time: 9am-5pm
  • Phone: (803) 779-8717
  • Name of Location: Riverbanks Zoo & Garden
  • Address: 500 Wildlife Parkway, Columbia SC 29210

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Devine Night Out

  • Event Description: An evening filled with shopping and socializing on the one-mile strip of locally owned businesses off Devine Street.
  • Date: Wednesday November 11th, 2015
  • Time: 5pm-8pm
  • Phone: (803) 608-6161
  • Name of Location: Devine Street
  • Address: Devine Street, Columbia SC 29205

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Shop 'Til You Drop Holiday Bazaar'

  • Event Description: Holiday shopping at the Grey Oaks model home with gifts such as jewelry, fashion, home decor, and more.
  • Date: Thursday November 12th, 2015
  • Time: 5pm-8pm
  • Phone: (803) 240-6168
  • Name of Location: Grey Oaks Estates
  • Address: 240 Charter Oak Road, Lexington SC 29072

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Hamlet at Harbison Theatre

  • Event Description: Come and watch one of Shakespeare's most popular plays that still captures and intrigues audiences hundreds of years later.
  • Date: Thursday November 12th, 2015
  • Time: 6pm
  • Phone: (803) 407-5011
  • Name of Location: Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College
  • Address: 7300 College Street, Irmo SC 29063

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Bravo Blythewood's Holiday Market

  • Event Description: A huge holiday market with plenty of gifts for everyone on your list.
  • Date: Friday November 13th, 2015
  • Time:
    • Friday & Saturday: 10am-6pm
    • Sunday: 1pm-5pm
  • Phone: (803) 550-9323
  • Name of Location: The Blythewood Arts Center
  • Address: 152 Blythewood Road, Blythewood SC

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Parents Night Out

  • Event Description: Having trouble finding a babysitter? Drop your kids off at Seven Oaks Park and enjoy a night off.
  • Date: Friday November 13th, 2015
  • Time: 6pm-9:30pm
  • Phone: (803) 772-3336
  • Name of Location: Seven Oaks Park
  • Address: 200 Leisure Lane, Columbia SC 29201

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Arts and Draughts

  • Event Description: Take a night out in Downtown Columbia and partake in a night full of live music, art displays, scavenger hunts, tours, and beer tastings.
  • Date: Friday November 13th, 2015
  • Time: 7pm-11pm
  • Phone: (803) 799-2810
  • Name of Location: The Columbia Museum of Art
  • Address: 1515 Main Street, Columbia SC 29201

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Regional Remote Controlled Car Race Competition

  • Event Description: Middle and High School students from North and South Carolina race remote control cars they have created.
  • Date: Friday November 13th, 2015
  • Time: 9am-2pm
  • Phone: (803) 231-7504
  • Name of Location: Bush River Raceway
  • Address: 5311 Bush River Road, Columbia, SC 29212

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Holiday Market

  • Event Description: An event filled with gifts, music, magic, food, fun and tons of crafts from specialty shops, boutiques, gourmet food vendors, specialty toys, jewelry and more.
  • Date: Friday-Sunday November 13th-15th, 2015
  • Time:
    • Friday: 10am-8pm
    • Saturday: 10am-6pm
    • Sunday: 11am-5pm
  • Phone: (336) 282-5550
  • Name of Location: Charleston Coliseum-Convention Center
  • Address: 5001 Coliseum Drive North Charleston, SC 29418

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Veterans Day Parade

  • Event Description: A parade honoring our nation's heroes.
  • Date: Saturday November 14th, 2015
  • Time: 11am
  • Name of Location: Hopkins Park
  • Address: 150 Hopkins Park, Hopkins, SC 29061

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Beethoven & Blue Jeans

  • Event Description: A concert conducted by Miles Hoffman covering some of Beethoven's works. Afterwards enjoy a social dinner with BBQ and beer.
  • Date: Sunday November 15th, 2015
  • Time: 4pm
  • Phone: (803) 771-7937
  • Name of Location: Koger Center for the Arts
  • Address: 1051 Greene Street, Columbia, SC 29201

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MOMIX Botanica

  • Event Description: A festive dance based off of the seasons of the year with extraordinary costumes, props, puppets, and more.
  • Date: Sunday November 15th, 2015
  • Time: 3:30pm
  • Phone: (803) 407-5011
  • Name of Location: Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College
  • Address: 7300 College Street Irmo, SC 29063

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USC Symphony: Viva Espana!

  • Event Description: Take a dive into the cultural music of Spain with Spanish guitar dipped in folk tradition.
  • Date: Tuesday November 17th, 2015
  • Time: 7:30pm
  • Phone: (803) 251-2222
  • Name of Location: Koger Center for the Arts
  • Address: 1051 Greene Street, Columbia, SC 29201

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Vista Lights

  • Event Description: Kick off your holiday shopping and fun at the Vista.
  • Date: Tuesday November 19th, 2015
  • Time: 7:30pm
  • Phone: (803) 269-5946
  • Name of Location: The Vista Downtown Columbia

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Festival of Trees

  • Event Description: A party and auction to support the Palmetto Health Children's Hospital.
  • Date: Friday-Sunday November 20th-22nd, 2015
  • Time:
    • Friday at 7pm
    • Saturday at 10am-2pm
    • Sunday 12pm-4pm
  • Phone: (803) 434-2815
  • Name of Location: Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
  • Address: 1101 Lincoln Street, Columbia, SC 29201

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Lights Before Christmas

  • Event Description: Over one million glowing lights, Santa Claus, a musical light show, a bonfire, and hot chocolate with marshmallows.
  • Date: Friday November 20th - Wednesday December 30th, 2015
  • Time: 5pm-9pm
  • Phone: (803) 779-8717
  • Name of Location: Riverbanks Zoo & Garden
  • Address: 500 Wildlife Parkway, Columbia SC 29201

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Carolina Gem, Mineral, Jewelry Show

  • Event Description: Come check out interesting rocks and minerals along with other fascinating items.
  • Date: Friday-Sunday November 20th-22nd, 2015
  • Time:
    • Friday: 10am-7pm
    • Saturday: 10am-6pm
    • Sunday: 12pm-5pm
  • Phone: (803) 772-9380
  • Name of Location: Jamil Shrine Temple
  • Address: 206 Jamil Road, Columbia SC 29210

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Snowville!

  • Event Description: A winter wonderland with many fun and educational activities for kids such as exploring an ice cave or tubing down a hill.
  • Date: Saturday November 21st - January 11th
  • Phone: (803) 779-3100
  • Name of Location: EdVenture
  • Address: 211 Gervais Street Columbia, SC 29201

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Lexington's Holiday Open House

  • Event Description: An event filled to brim with fun and festive activities such as holiday decorations, Christmas music, train rides, a bounce house, store specials, a carriage ride, and storytelling with Mrs. Claus.
  • Date: Sunday November 22nd, 2015
  • Time: 1pm-5pm
  • Phone: (336) 249-0383
  • Name of Location: Historic Uptown Lexington

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SC Oyster Festival

  • Event Description: Get out your shuckers for Columbia's largest outdoor oyster roast with over five-tons of oysters. There will also be live music, food, beer, wine, and an inflatable playground for kids.
  • Date: Sunday November 22nd, 2015
  • Time: 11am-6pm
  • Phone: (803) 252-2128
  • Name of Location: The Robert Mills House
  • Address: 1615 Blanding Street, Columbia SC 29201

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Bubbie's Brisket & Bakery

  • Event Description: Enjoy a homemade meal straight from Bubbie's kitchen at the Beth Shalom Synagogue.
  • Date: Sunday November 22nd, 2015
  • Time: 11am-3pm
  • Phone: (803) 782-2500
  • Name of Location: Beth Shalom Synagogue
  • Address: 5827 N. Trenholm Road Columbia, SC 29206

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Trench Maps: Military Cartography on the Western Front

  • Event Description: Featuring 19 original maps from World War I, this exhibit will show you how vital these trench maps where to the military during the war.
  • Now until January 23rd, 2016
  • Phone: (803) 737-8095
  • Name of Location: South Carolina Confederate Relic Room & Military Museum
  • Address: 301 Gervais Street Columbia, SC 29201

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Sleigh Bell Trot & Stroll

  • Event Description: A 5K race with one-of-a-kind nighttime events and lights.
  • Date: Monday & Tuesday November 23rd ↦ 24th, 2015
  • Time:
    • Check In: 5pm-6:50pm
    • Starts: 7pm
  • Phone: (803) 731-5208
  • Name of Location: Saluda Shoals Park
  • Address: 5605 Bush River Road Columbia, SC 29212

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Holiday Lights on the River

  • Event Description: Take a look at holiday lights down by the Saluda River over the span of a two-mile loop. You can also partake in a stroll through the Wetland Wonderland Walking Trail to view the lights in the great outdoors.
  • Date: Wednesday November 25th-December 31st, 2015
  • Time: 6pm-10pm
  • Phone: (803) 731-5208
  • Name of Location: Saluda Shoals Park
  • Address: 5605 Bush River Rd, Columbia SC 29212

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Ann Brodies Carolina Ballet | The Nutcracker

  • Event Description: Enjoy this holiday classic ballet performance featuring Ashley Mallory and Cavalier Ernesto Boada.
  • Dates & Times:
    • Tuesday November 24th, 2015 at 10am
    • Wednesday November 25th, 2015 at 10am
    • Friday November 27th, 2015 at 7:30pm
    • Sunday November 29th, 2015 at 3pm
  • Time: 6pm-10pm
  • Phone: (803) 731-5208
  • Name of Location: Saluda Shoals Park
  • Address: 5605 Bush River Rd, Columbia SC 29212

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Turkey Day 5K & Family Fun Run

  • Event Description: A 5K run with live music, free beer, free food, and other family activities.
  • Date: Thursday November 26th, 2015
  • Time: 9am at Marion Square in historic downtown Charleston - at the intersection of Meeting and Calhoun Streets.
  • Name of Location: Frances Marion Square
  • Address: Downtown Charleston and Battery, SC

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SC State Bluegrass Festival

  • Event Description: One of the largest Bluegrass Festivals in all of South Carolina.
  • Date: Thursday-Saturday November 26th-28th, 2015
  • Name of Location: Convention Center
  • Address: 2101 N Oak St, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579

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3-Day Sale

  • Event Description: A huge 3-day sale where everything in the store is 50% off including comics, book, toys, and more!
  • Date: Friday November 27th-29th, 2015
  • Phone: (803) 731-4376
  • Name of Location: Heroes and Dragons
  • Address: 510 Bush River Road, Columbia SC 29212

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Visit Santa

  • Event Description: Come visit Santa this year for free. If you would like to have pictures taken, then bring your camera ready to shoot.
  • Date: Friday November 27th-December 24th, 2015
  • Phone: (803) 772-3864
  • Name of Location: Dutch Square Mall
  • Address: 421 Bush River Rd, Columbia, SC 29210

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Jamil Shriners Craft Show

  • Event Description: A craft show with items ranging from handmade gourmet food, soaps, art paintings, and decorative jewelry.
  • Date: Saturday & Sunday November 28th & 29th, 2015
  • Time:
    • Saturday: 9am-5pm
    • Sunday: 1pm-5pm
  • Phone: (803) 772-0732
  • Name of Location: The Jamil Temple
  • Address: 206 Jamil Rd, Columbia, SC 29210

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Under the Table Dinner

  • Event Description: A benefit dinner cooked by the Executive Chef Todd R. Woods, Sous Chef Charles Stricklin, and local Chefs.
  • Date: Sunday November 29th, 2015
  • Time: 6:30pm-9:30pm
  • Phone: (803) 563-5066
  • Name of Location: The Oak Table
  • Address: 1221 Main Street Columbia, SC 29201

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Sustainable Holiday Celebration

  • Event Description: A craft show event made from natural or recycled materials.
  • Date: Monday November 30th, 2015
  • Time: 4:30pm-8:30pm
  • Phone: (803) 673-4464
  • Name of Location: 701 Whaley Street
  • Address: 701 Whaley Street Columbia, SC 29201

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Fantasy of Lights

  • Event Description: The Grateful Dead of country music, Sawyer Brown will be performing
  • Date: Monday November 30th-December 31st, 2015
  • Time: 7:30pm
  • Phone: (803) 436-2640
  • Name of Location: Swan Lake Iris Gardens
  • Address: 822 W. Liberty Street, Sumter SC 29150

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