ACTIVITIES IN THE COLUMBIA AREA Nov 15 2017 – Dec 5 2017

    Wednesday November 15, 2017 through Tuesday December 5, 2016

     

    Sundays –  Sensory Sunday at the EdVenture Children’s Museum.  On Sundays one hour before opening, the museum will be open for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and sensory processing difference’s to tour the museum and enjoy interactive, hands on activities.  For more information call (803) 400-1156 or visit http://www.edventure.org/events/sensory-sunday/?for=04-17-2016.

    Second Sundays –  Stroll on Arsenal Hill at the Arsenal Hill Park Center on Lincoln Street with the tour beginning at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church on Calhoun Street.  Learn the significance of this neighborhood with its eclectic mix of architecture where the elites use to live during the war and African Americans lived through the 19th and 20th Centuries.  For more information call (803) 252-1770 or visit http://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/second-sunday-stroll-arsenal-hill.

    Tuesdays –  Toddler Tuesdays at the EdVenture Children’s Museum.   Bring your toddler for seasonal art activities, music, and our sand tray exploration in the Early Learning Classroom.    For more information call (803) 779-3100 or visit http://www.edventure.org/calendar/calendar.aspx.

    Tuesdays –  Second Shift Twosdays at the South Carolina State Museum.  The museum has extended hours with special after hours pricing.   For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/events/second-shift-twosdays/.

    First & Third Wednesdays –  Kids Cook at the EdVenture Children’s Museum.  Children 6 – 10 years old will have a unique experience taking participants on an exciting journey of culinary arts partaking in food preparation and meal creation, while learning about nutrition. For more information call (803) 400-1156 or visit http://www.edventure.org/events/kids-cook-first-third-wednesdays/?for=04-20-2016.

    Thursdays –  City Roots Farmers Market at the City Roots Farm.  Here’s your chance to search for fresh local produce, fresh eggs, meats, cheese, and more, plus local music and food truck vendors!  For more information call (803) 254-2302 or visit http://www.cityroots.org/.

    First Thursdays –  First Thursdays on Main Street at the 1200-1700 block of Main Street in downtown Columbia.  The event lasts from 6 pm to 10 pm and is a collaboration of a number of vendors in the area.  For more information call (803) 988-1065 or visit http://firstthursdaysonmain.com/.

    Third Thursdays – Vista Nights offered by the Congaree Visit Guild in the Vista area of downtown Columbia.  This event is a collaboration of vendors offering extended hours and events such as wine and beer tastings, art classes, and more.  For more information call (803) 269-5946 or visit http://www.vistacolumbia.com/vistanights.aspx.

    Thursday Nights –  Young Adult Shag Dance at Bill’s Music Stop on Meeting Street.  Come early and learn how to shag and then dance the night away.  For more information call (803) 796-6477 or visit http://www.billsmusicshop.com/calendar.html#.

    Fridays – Bluegrass and Acoustic Open Stage and Jam at Bill’s Music Shop and Pickin’ Parlor on Meeting Street.  Come out and participate or sit back and enjoy the music.  For more information call (803) 796-6477 or visit http://www.billsmusicshop.com/.

    Fourth Fridays –  Friday Night Laser Lights at the South Carolina State Museum.  Through the months of June, July, and August, the Museum will present a laser light show in the Planetarium with each show providing a variety of music.  For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/events/upcoming-events/.

    Saturdays – Nature Discovery Walk at the Congaree National Park.  Join a volunteer naturalist for a fun walk along the boardwalk while learning about the diversity of wildlife and plants in the Park.  For more information call (803) 776-4396 or visit https://www.nps.gov/cong/planyourvisit/event-details.htm?event=56C296E0-1DD8-B71C-07EB09DD87A17E5F.

    Saturdays –  State House Tours at the South Carolina State House on Gervais Street.  Come tour the most beautiful historic building in the area.  For more information call (803) 734-2430 or visit http://www.scstatehouse.gov/visit.php.

    Saturdays –  Classic Country Music Jamboree and Dancing at Bills Music Shop and Pickin’ Parlor on Meeting Street.  Come early and learn two step, country dancing, or couples dancing (no partner required) followed by live entertainment.  For more information call (803) 796-6477 or visit http://www.billsmusicshop.com/.

    Saturdays –  Soda City Market on Main Street in downtown Columbia.  Shop for local and regional foods, crafts, hot coffee, cold fresh lemonade, and even cooked food.  For more information visit http://sodacitysc.com/.

    November 15 –  Farm to Trunk at City Roots.  At this event you’ll have the chance to sample 20 different wines with appetizers provided, and the chance to purchase the Harvest Dinner Series wines at a discount, as well as shop the farm for fresh local food.  For more information call (803) 254-2302 or visit http://www.cityroots.org/events-calendar/2017/11/15/farm-to-trunk.

    November 15 –  “Kemtiyu” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This is the story of a Senegalese anthropologist, philosopher, and physicist who worked to strengthen historical awareness and bring dignity to Africa. For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/kemtiyu-cheikh-anta-diop/.

    November 15 –  “An Evening with Gaelic Storm” at the Music Farm.  This tremendous Irish band will not only play for you, they’ll get up and dance for you, and will certainly have you clapping your hands, if not getting up and dance!  For more information visit https://www.musicfarm.com/event/1503135-evening-gaelic-storm-columbia/.

    November 15 – 16 –  “B. T. Kingsley” at the Comedy House.  Take a break from the stress and come out for an evening of fun and laughter with this really funny comedian!  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/b-t-kingsley/.

    November 16 –  “Encore!” at the Township Auditorium.  Chamber Theatre Productions will present this two-act play of five stories that highlight five great authors, to include Edgar Allen Poe, Washington Irving, W.W. Jacobs, Guy de Maupassant, and Mark Twain.  For more information call (803) 576-2350 or visit http://www.thetownship.org/events/.

    November 16 –  “Silent Voices Silent No More” at the Tapps Center for the Arts.  Presented by Homeless Helping Homeless, this will be an evening of music, spoken word, dance, theater, and visual art by homeless artists and based on the life experiences of Columbia’s homeless community, with a silent auction and light refreshments included, with all proceeds going directly to the performers so come out and help these individuals get a foothold to stability in their lives.  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/homeless-helping-homeless-presents-silent-voices-silent-no-more/.

    November 16 –  “Bone Thugs-n-Harmony” at the Music Farm.  This hip hop band from Cleveland has been revered for their tremendous skill and talent.  For more information visit https://www.musicfarm.com/event/1554284-bone-thugs-n-harmony-columbia/.

    November 16 –  Vista Lights in the Vista.  Get into the holiday spirit, with the lighting of the Vista Christmas tree, live entertainment and performances, and over 90 shops, galleries and restaurants showcasing their “holiday treasures and delicious dishes” to begin getting you into the holiday spirit. For more information call (803) 269-5946 or visit https://www.vistacolumbia.com/events/vista-lights.

    November 16 – 17 –  USC Fall Dance Concert at the Koger Center for the Arts.  Come see and support the talented dancers from USC presenting classics as well as contemporary pieces.  For more information call (803) 777-7500 or visit http://www.kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=438.

    November 17 –  South Carolina Showcase Comedy Show at the Tapps Art Center.  If you like to laugh, here’s a chance to see 5 of the best comedians from our own State.  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/sc-showcase-comedy-show/.

    November 17 –  “Irma Thomas, The Blind Boys from Alabama & The Preservation Hall Legacy Quintet” at the Harbison Theatre.  All of these talented musicians will touch you with their “musical master”.  For more information call (803) 407-5011 or visit https://www.harbisontheatre.org/tickets-productions/irma-thomas-blind-boys-alabama-preservation-hall-legacy-quintet.

    November 17 –  “Atlas Road Crew” at the Music Farm.  They’re back to once again give you a fantastic show!  For more information visit https://www.musicfarm.com/event/1515199-atlas-road-crew-columbia/.

    November 17 – 19 –  Festival of Trees at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.  This wonderful holiday fundraising event for the Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital will give you a chance to put together a tree or wreath to donate for the silent auction, come out and place a bit on a tree or wreath yourself, or just come out and view the amazing creations others in the area have put together.  For more information call (803) 434-7275 or visit http://events.palmettohealthfoundation.org/site/Calendar?id=100361&view=Detail#.WfPucmhSyyJ.

    November 17 – 19 –  “Don DC Curry” at the Comedy House.  Here is a great opportunity to destress and enjoy an evening of laughter and fun with this hilarious comedian!  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/don-dc-curry/.

    November 17 – 19 –  Gem, Mineral, and Jewelry Show at the Jamil Temple.  If you love jewelry, making jewelry, or just enjoy gems and minerals, this will be a fun event for you and you just might find a holiday gift or two during your visit.  For more information visit https://www.cgms.rocks/.

    November 17 – December 31 –  Historic Holidays Tours at the Robert Mills House and Hampton Preston Mansion.  Hear stories of Christmas’s in the past in Columbia and learn how they decorated and entertained during the holidays in the 19th and 20th centuries.  For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 23 or visit http://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/historic-holiday-tours-beginning.

    November 18 –  Santa & The Grinch Holiday Bazaar at Wingate by Wyndham in Lexington.  In addition to shopping, you can enjoy breakfast provided by McDonalds, there will be activities for the kids, and photo packages will be available, with all proceeds to benefit Dream Makers.  For more information visit http://www.lexingtonsc.org/community-event/santa-the-grinch-holiday-bazaar.

    November 18 –  Lighthouse Holiday Market at Radius Church in Lexington.  Here is another chance to work on that holiday shopping list and purchase some tasty treats!  For more information visit http://www.lexingtonsc.org/community-event/lighthouse-holiday-market.

    November 18 –  Starting Seeds at the Earlwood Park Community Center.  If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to start plants from seeds, here is a chance to learn how as well as why starting plants indoors is important.  For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visit https://www.columbiasc.net/calendar/2506.

    November 18 –  Theatre 221 presents the MTC Playwright Festival at the Harbison Theatre.  Here is a chance to see the work of the talented students who wrote, directed, acted, and produced the plays so come out and support them and their hard work.  For more information call (803) 407-5011 or visit https://www.harbisontheatre.org/tickets-productions/theatre-221-presents-mtc-playwright-festival.

    November 18 –  South Carolina High School League Cheer Competition at the Colonial Life Arena.  Here is a chance to see some of South Carolina’s high school cheerleading squads in action, so come out and choose your favorite!  For more information call (803) 576-9200 or visit https://www.coloniallifearena.com/schsl-cheer-competition.php?eventid=110.

    November 18 –  Riverbanks Run at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  Help kick-off the opening of the Lights Before Christmas with a 5K run through the Zoo.  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/events/riverbanks-run.

    November 18 –  Holiday Craft Fair at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  This first night of the Lights Before Christmas will provide you the opportunity to do some holiday shopping with craft vendors in the Ndoki Lodge For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/calendar.

    November 18 –  Twilight Trek: Sea Lion Special Edition that includes Lights Before Christmas at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  This fun evening event will include dinner and the opportunity to learn about the Zoo’s newest exhibit and to get a behind the scenes tour of their kitchen.  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/calendar.

    November 18 –  Holiday Market at Crooked Creek Park in Chapin.  Sign up to sell your wares, or come out and work on that holiday shopping list with one of a kind items made by local crafters and artisans.  For more information call (803) 345-6181 or visit http://www.icrc.net/holiday-market-at-crooked-creek-park-2017-11-18.

    November 18 –  Keg Fest at the Icehouse Amphitheater.  This craft brew festival will include over 20 craft breweries with live music from Lexington locals, to include The Nick Clyburn Band and The Kenny George Band with food truck vendors also on-site.  For more information call (803) 358-7275 or visit http://icehouseamphitheater.com/events/.

    November 18 –  “Soul Power” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This film captures the Zaire 1974 concert that united BB King, James Brown, & Bill Withers with renowned African musicians to include Miriam Makemba and Afrisa with fabulous musical performances and powerful discussions of global racism.   For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/soul-power/.

    November 18 –  “Susto” and “The Travelin’ Kline” at the Music Farm.  This will be another evening with some awesome music and fun!  For more information visit https://www.musicfarm.com/event/1542195-susto-columbia/.

    November 18 –  Run for the Troops at the West Columbia Riverwalk  and Amphitheater.  This is a 5K walk/run to memorialize the events of 9/11/01 with proceeds to benefit veterans and first responders physical or emotional injuries as a result of their service.  For more information call (803) 814-5858 or visit https://www.runforourtroops.com/.

    November 18 –  Chapin Band Holiday Market & Silent Auction at the Chapin High School in Chapin.  You’ll have the chance to shop at 50 local vendor and crafter booths with everything from homemade goods to holiday items, with a number of food truck vendors on hand to take care of the appetite you build during your shopping excursion so come out and have a great time.  For more information call (803) 575-5400 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/115113089194135/.

    November 18 – 22, 24 – Dec. 23, & Dec. 26 – 30 –  Lights Before Christmas at the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden.  You will be totally mesmerized by the beautiful and amazing light displays at this favorite annual holiday event! For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/events/lights-before-christmas.shtml.

    November 19 –  Saluda River Club Holiday Market at the Chickawa Outdoor Center in Lexington.  Here is another holiday shopping opportunity and the kids will be kept busy at the Craft Center for your convenience.  For more information visit http://www.lexingtonsc.org/community-event/saluda-river-club-holiday-market.

    November 19 –  Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra presents “Classics in Time” at the Harbison Theatre.  Take a break before the holiday rush and enjoy some terrific local talent with this free event!  For more information call (803) 407-5011 or visit https://www.harbisontheatre.org/tickets-productions/lake-murray-symphony-orchestra-presents-classics-time.

    November 19 –  Dollar Sundays at the Mann-Simmons house and site on Richland Street.  Learn about the African American family that resided at this site for 130 years and the significant role they played in Columbia’s history with author Vennie Deas Moore on hand for book signing and discussions on her research about Colubia and the archaeological digs that have taken place on site.  For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 23 or visit http://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/dollar-sunday-Mann-Simons-Site-2.

    November 19 –  South Carolina Oyster Festival at the Robert Mills House and Historic Gardens.  This day filled with fun for the entire family will include all things oysters, as well as other food, loads of live entertainment, arts and craft vendors, and plenty for the kids to do.  For more information call (803) 252-2128 or visit http://scoysterfest.com/.

    November 20 –  Sleigh Bell Stroll at Saluda Shoals Park.  The lights are up so before the cars start to roll in, come take a family fun walk through the Park. For more information call (803) 731-5208 or visit http://www.icrc.net/sleigh-bell-stroll-2017-11-20.

    November 20 –  “Mr. Gaga” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This documentary is the story of the artistic director, Ohad Naharin, taking portions of over eight years of his career showing his “great artistic integrity and extraordinary vision” with some “breathtaking” dance sequences included.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/mr-gaga/.

    November 21 –  Lunch and Learn: USC Graduate Research at the Seibels House on Richland Street.  Hear about Jill Found’s research on the enslaved people at South Carolina College and the impact it had on them as well as those who relied on their services during the first half of the 19th century.  For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 23 or visit http://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/lunch-learn-usc-graduate-research.

    November 21 –  Sleigh Bell Trot at Saluda Shoals Park.  Here is your chance to enjoy a 4 mile run amid the beautiful lights before they open to the vehicular traffic.  For more information call (803) 731-5208 or visit http://www.icrc.net/sleigh-bell-trot-2017-11-21.

    November 21 –  “Desert Hearts” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This is the adaptation of the beloved novel by Jane Rule with the film groundbreaking upon its release in 1986.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/desert-hearts/.

    November 21 – 22 – “The Sound of Music” at the Koger Center for the Arts.  Presented by Broadway in Columbia, you will not want to miss one of the best musicals of all time just in time for the holidays!  For more information call (803) 777-7500 or visit http://www.kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=502.

    November 22 – 26 –  “The Nutcracker” at the Township Auditorium.  Presented by the Carolina Ballet, you won’t want to miss this chance to bring in the holiday season with this amazing production!  For more information call (803) 576-2350 or visit http://www.thetownship.org/events/.

    November 22 – December 31 –  Holiday Lights on the River at Saluda Shoals Park.  One of the areas favorite activities has returned so make plans to travel through the areas longest drive through light show, enjoy special activities each night (except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Christmas Eve) and be sure to stop for some hot chocolate and roasted marshmallows to top off your evening! For more information call (803) 772-3903 or visit http://www.icrc.net/holiday-lights.

    November 23 –  “The Last Waltz” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This movie captures the last performance by The Band in their farewell concert appearance on Thanksgiving Day 1976 so if you are a rock star fan, you won’t want to miss the chance to see what has been dubbed “one of the best concert films ever made”.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/the-last-waltz-2/.

    November 23 – January 15, 2018 – Main Street ICE at the Boyd Plaza.  This is one of Columbia’s favorite holiday events especially since we don’t tend to get the snowy cold seasons other States have for the holidays, so bring the family out and experience the fun of ice skating to make it feel more like Christmas!  For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visit https://www.columbiasc.net/news/110120171001-main-street-ice-returns-.

    November 24 –  “Patrick Davis & His Midnight Choir” at the Music Farm.  If you haven’t seen Patrick, you need to come out and see this talented native from Camden who is one fantastic singer, songwriter, and storyteller.  For more information visit https://www.musicfarm.com/event/1533580-patrick-davis-his-midnight-columbia/.

    November 25 –  “Moneybagg Yo”  at the Music Farm.  Here is a chance to enjoy a little hip-hop for your Thanksgiving break!  For more information visit https://www.musicfarm.com/event/1581749-moneybagg-yo-columbia/.

    November 26 –  Country Christmas Celebration at the South Carolina State Farmers Market.  Enjoy an old fashioned country Christmas at the south certified shed which will be transformed into a winter wonderland with a variety of Christmas trees available for purchase, a chance to view antique tractors, enjoy holiday music, enjoy holiday foods, with the kids having a chance to make a holiday craft to take home, and the chance for them to meet with Santa himself so don’t forget your camera!  For more information visit http://www.lexingtonsc.org/community-event/country-christmas-celebration.

    November 27 –  Governor’s Carolighting at the South Carolina State House.  It’s time for the lighting of the State’s holiday tree, so come out for this exciting event that will include live entertainment!  For more information call (803) 545-0269 or visit https://www.experiencecolumbiasc.com/event/51st-annual-governors-carolighting/52463/.

    November 28 –  “In Between (Bar Bahar)” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  This is the story of three roommates from Tel Aviv who are very different, and yet manage to “balance tradition and modernity, citizenship and culture. Fealty and freedom” preceded by Students for Justice in Palestine at USC to speak about the film. For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/in-between-bar-bahar/.

    November 28 –  Holiday Wreath Making at City Roots.  Come out and make your own holiday wreath with fresh greenery, pinecones, a frame, and beautiful bow included (although they’ll teach you how to make one), all while enjoying wine and cheese.  For more information call (803) 254-2302 or visit http://www.cityroots.org/events-calendar/2017/11/28/holiday-wreath-making-class.

    November 29 –  Holiday Market Preview Party at the Cantey and Goodman Buildings of the South Carolina State Fairgrounds.  This black-tie optional event will give you the chance to do some private shopping, participate in a wonderful silent auction, enjoy music by one of the best DJ’s in town, cocktails, and tasty foods!  For more information send an email to jlcholidaymarketchair@gmail.com or visit https://www.jlcolumbia.org/?nd=holiday_market_public.

    November 30 – December 3 –  Holiday Market at the Cantey and Goodman Buildings at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds.  Here is another chance to find that one of a kind holiday gift, with over 150 vendors on hand from all over the country, food vendors, and Sunday including a “Sundaes with Santa” event just for the kids that will include photos with Santa, games and crafts, and an ice cream sundae bar, so come out and support the work of this great organization!  For more information send an email to jlcholidaymarketchair@gmail.com or visit https://www.jlcolumbia.org/?nd=holiday_market_public.

    November 30 – December 10 –  “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” at the Firehouse Theatre in Chapin.  If you’ve never seen the story of the worst kids in town, the Herdman kids, being portrayed in the local Christmas pageant, this hilarious story will keep you in stitches while also warming your heart!  For more information call (803) 240-8544 or visit http://www.chapintheatre.org/2017/best-christmas-pageant-ever.html#cast.

    December 1 –  “Coffey” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  A nurse’s sister has become the victim of inner city drug dealers, and she is out to stop them.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/coffy/.

    December 1 –  Carolina Christmas at the Farm with “Josh Turner” at the Music Farm.  This multi-platinum recording Nashville artist will give you one amazing evening of country music with his beautiful baritone voice!  For more information visit https://www.musicfarm.com/event/1578497-carolina-christmas-farm-columbia/.

    December 1 –  Dutch Fork Choral Society presents “Messiah” at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church.  This beautiful concert will most certainly get you in the proper holiday spirit!  For more information call (803) 318-0488 or visit http://www.dutchforkchoralsociety.com/.

    December 1 – 3 –  Snowball Festival in downtown Lexington.  Start the weekend with a concert and carnival at Lexington Square Park that will include the tree lighting, hot chocolate, and s’mores, followed on Saturday with a movie at the Icehouse Amphitheater, and on Sunday the chance to enjoy the towns holiday Christmas parade on Main Street.  For more information call (803) 356-8238 or visit http://www.lexingtonsc.org/community-event/snowball-festival.

    December 1 – 3 –  “The Nutcracker” at the Koger Center for the Arts.  This production presented by the Columbia Classic Ballet will warm your hearts for the holidays.  For more information call (803) 777-7500 or visit http://www.kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=524.

    December 1 – 16 –  “A Christmas Miracle at the Richland Fashion Mall” at the Trustus Theatre.  The Theatre’s resident sketch comedy and improve troupe have created a story about our downtown mall that will be quiet for another holiday season, with their story being one that will have you laughing, singing, and just maybe warming your heart.  For more information call (803) 254-9732 ext. 1 or visit http://trustus.org/event/christmasmiracle/.

    December 1 – 17 –  “Miracle on 34th Street” at the Town Theatre.  This heartwarming holiday musical is guaranteed to get even the most pessimistic Grinch in the spirit of the season!  For more information call (803) 799-2510 or visit http://towntheatre.com/miracle-on-34th-street-the-musical/.

    December 2 –  Santa Market Craft Show and Storytime with Santa at Seven Oaks Park.  Come out to the Park for a free holiday shopping opportunity where you will find crafts made by local artisans as well as other goodies from local vendors and drop the kids off where they’ll enjoy stories, treats, and fun while you shop.  For more information call (803) 772-3336 or visit http://www.icrc.net/santas-market-craft-show-2017-12-02.

    December 2 –  “Hey, Johnny Park! A Foo Fighters Tribute Band” at the Music Farm.  If you missed seeing the main band live in concert, this will give you a chance to enjoy all their favorite songs as you celebrate the coming holiday break!  For more information visit https://www.musicfarm.com/event/1561295-hey-johnny-park-foo-columbia/.

    December 2 –  Christmas Traditions at the Cayce Historical Museum in Cayce.  To celebrate the opening of the holiday season, learn about Cayce’s early history and take a Civil War lantern tour of the grounds, while enjoying living history vignettes, refreshments and live entertainment.  For more information call (803) 739-5385 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1855202878126390/.

    December 2 –  Monthly Gospel Singing at the Midlands Gospel Center in Gilbert.  Enjoy music this month by The Shireys and the Beulah Land Quartet so come and enjoy an evening outFor more information call (803) 719-1289 or visit https://www.midgsc.com/concerts.

    December 2 –  St. Nicholas Festival at Holy Apostles Orthodox Church.  If you’ve never attended this event, be sure to attend and learn the history of the real St. Nicholas while enjoying freshly made hot coffee, cookies, Russian foods, fun activities for the kids, and vendors to shop with!  For more information call (803) 926-8744 or visit http://stnicholasfestival.org/.

    December 2 –  Columbia Carillon Holiday Parade starting at Bull and Gervais Streets.  There is still time for those who wish to participate in the parade to apply and for the rest of you, be sure to come out and enjoy this fun holiday event that showcases some of the amazing creativity and talent we have in the area, and of course, to see Santa!  For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visit http://www.carolinacarillon.com/.

    December 2 – 10 –  “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical” at the Columbia Children’s Theatre.  Our local children have put on this show that will not only amaze you with their talent, but also have you laughing and warming your heart just in time for the holiday!  For more information call (803) 691-4548 or visit http://www.columbiachildrenstheatre.com/season-at-a-glance/.

    December 2 – 15 –  “Heros of Ancient Greece” at the Columbia Marionette Theatre.  Join the Protector of the Forest as he shares the most famous stories of Greek Mythology!  For more information call (803) 252-7366 or visit https://cmtpuppet.org/shows/legends-of-ancient-greece/.

    December 3 –  Home for the Holidays Tour of Homes in the historic Shandon and Hollywood-Rose Hill neighborhoods.  Here is a chance to see some of the nicest homes in the area beautifully decorated for the holidays. For more information send an email to admin@homesfortheholidays-columbia.com or visit http://homesfortheholidays-columbia.com/.

    December 3 –  PAALS Team Graduation at 300 Senate Street.  This Palmetto Animals Assisted Life Services event will showcase the trained service dogs and their matched owner as they celebrate their graduation of success and where they tell their stories that will absolutely warm your heart, so don’t miss the chance to attend this free event in support of the work this wonderful organization does, as well as those who have benefited!  For more information call (803) 788-7063 or visit https://www.paals.org/graduation/.

    December 4 –  “Home Alone” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  Here is a story that includes all our childhood fantasies and fears and will have you laughing until you cry in this holiday classic!  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/home-alone/.

    December 4 –  Harvest Dinner at City Roots.  Here is a chance to enjoy a a family style four course meal using fresh seasonal ingredients from local farmers and artisans prepared by the executive chef from Bourbon that will include a cocktail and wine pairings. For more information call (803) 254-2302 or visit http://www.cityroots.org/events-calendar/2016/12/5/x4bd88q14l9j6i5hkynworalpnklfo.

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