Activities in the Columbia Area – November 14, 2018-December 4, 2018

     

    ACTIVITIES IN THE COLUMBIA AREA

    Wednesday November 14, 2018 through Tuesday December 4, 2018

     

    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 – Main Street Civil Rights Walking Tour meeting at the African American History Monument of the State House Grounds.  This tour will take place every Sunday in February.  For more information call (803) 851-5064 or visit http://columbiasc63.com/category/events/.

    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/.

    Through November 17 –  “Platonov” at the Longstreet Theatre.  This first of Anton Chekov’s plays tells the story of this disillusioned and cynical school teacher who finds himself irresistible to the opposite sex that leads him in a downward spiral fueled by lust and alcohol.  For more information visit https://www.sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/artsandsciences/theatre_and_dance/theatre/productions/main_stage/platonov.php.

    Through November 18 –  “The Buddy Holly Story” at the Town Theatre.  You’ll spend an evening taking a walk down memory lane with the songs of this historic icon as you enjoy the story presented by our amazingly talented actors and actresses!  For more information call (803) 799-6463 or visit http://towntheatre.com/buddy_holly/.

    Through November 18 –  “M*A*S*H” at the Village Square Theatre.  You will most certainly enjoy an evening of great laughter, joy, drama, and of course love, as what a show with Hawkeye would be without it!  For more information call (803) 359-1436 or visit http://www.villagesquaretheatre.com/season.html.

    Through November 18 –  “Heck The Dolls With Chardonnay” at the On Stage Performance Center.  Enjoy an evening of laughter as you take a journey with Sue, who lives in a retirement home, as she reminisces about the holidays of her past with her teenage granddaughter who learns that even the stresses of the holidays can create a lot of fun and laughter that you’ll remember forever.  For more information call (803) 351-6751 or visit https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=88150.

    Through November 23 –  Kids Corn Maze at Wingard’s Market.  Bring the little ones out for a small corn maze with the little ones in mind.  For more information call (803) 359-9091 or visit https://wingardsmarket.com/kids-corn-maze/.

    November 14 –  Farm to Trunk at City Roots Farm.  Advintage will be on hand with 20 different wines for you to sample, with appetizers provided, and what better way to get to work on that holiday gift list!  For more information visit http://www.f2tproductions.com/new-events/.

    November 14 –  “Blended Blues” in the Skyline Roof of the Tapp’s Art Center.  This event takes blues music and blends it with dance, so come out for a fun evening!  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit http://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/blended-blues-in-the-skyline-room-2/.

    November 14 –  “Shelter” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  The lives of two individuals from two different worlds intersect on the homeless streets of New York and how the journey to their future requires them to help one another.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/shelter-midlands-area-consortium-for-the-homeless/.

    November 14 – 15 –  “B.T. Kingsley” at the Comedy House.  Take a break from your week to enjoy some laughter to help you destress!  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/comedy-calendar/.

    November 15 –  Basic Bookbinding at the Columbia Museum of Art.  Learn how to create bindings for soft covered journals and sketchbooks.  For more information call (803) 799-2810 or visit https://www.columbiamuseum.org/events/basic-bookbinding-soft-cover-journals-and-sketchbooks.

    November 15 –  “Chris Lane” with “Mason Ramsey” and “Gabby Barrett” at The Senate at the Tin Roof .  Spend an evening enjoying some country music with these talented artists!  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.ticketweb.com/event/chris-lane-the-senate-tickets/8626935?pl=tinroofAEG.

    November 15 –  Vista Lights in the Vista area.  Spend an evening getting into the holiday spirit with holiday music, vendors remaining open and offering special treats, and of course, the Vista Christmas Tree lighting!  For more information call (803) 269-5946 or visit https://www.vistacolumbia.com/special-events/vista-lights.

    November 15 – 18 –  “Eleemosynary” at The Center for Performance Experiment.  This is the story of a grandmother, her estranged daughter, and her granddaughter that she raises, and the reconciliation of the daughter and granddaughter upon the grandmothers’ death in this masterful production.  For more information visit https://www.sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/artsandsciences/theatre_and_dance/theatre/productions/center_for_performance_experiment/eleemosynary.php.

    November 16 –  Gala for a Greener Midlands at the River Center of Saluda Shoals Park.  Start the evening with hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction, followed by a fabulous meal and awards, then a live auction, ending with dancing and fun!  For more information call (803) 733-1139 or visit http://keepthemidlandsbeautiful.org/2018/07/24/gala-for-a-greener-midlands/.

    November 16 –  “Peppa Pig Live!” at the Township Auditorium.  Bring the kids out for a fun filled show with life sized puppets and costumed characters with lots of songs, games, and surprises!  For more information call (803) 576-2350 or visit http://www.thetownship.org/events/.

    November 16 –  Third Army Centennial Gala at The Medallion Center on Garners Ferry Road.  The evening will begin with a cocktails, then a receiving line, followed by dinner and the program, and then dancing and socializing. For more information https://thirdarmygala.eventzilla.net/web/event?eventid=2138953427.

    November 16 – 17 –  “Milo the Magnificent” by Alex and Olmsted at the Columbia Marionette Theatre.  Children will enjoy this fun engaging puppet show about an aspiring magician with magic tricks included! For more information call (803) 252-7366 or visit https://cmtpuppet.org/homepage/current-season/.

    November 16 – 18 –  “Don ‘DC’ Curry” at the Comedy House.  You will not be disappointed if you take the time to see this incredible talented comedian!  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/comedy-calendar/.

    November 16 – 18 –  Festival of Trees at the South Carolina State Museum. Enjoy one of the areas favorite events where you can either bid on the chance to win a decorated tree of your choice or other holiday decoration, or just enjoy the fabulous efforts of others to help raise money for the Palmetto Health Foundation that supports and assists patients of the Children’s Hospital. For more information call (803) 434-6021 or visit https://www.classy.org/campaign/2018-festival-of-trees/c204363.

    November 16 – 18 –  Gem, Mineral, & Jewelry Show at the Jamil Temple.  You’ll not only have a chance to enjoy viewing some of the most amazing gems and minerals, but you’ll have the chance to work on making a dent in your holiday list for some of those on your  list.  For more information visit https://www.cgms.rocks/.

    November 16 – 19 –  “A Fairytale Christmas Carol, The Musical” at the Irmo High School Center for the Arts.  Be sure to plan to attend what is sure to be a great way to start your holiday season with this fun production!  For more information visit https://www.icrc.net/event/fairy-tale-christmas-carol-0.

    November 16 – December 30 –  Holiday House Tours at the Robert Mills House and the Hampton-Preston Mansion.  Take a tour of both of these historical homes that will be decorated in historical holiday fashion and learn how they celebrated the holidays in the 19th and early 20th centuries.  For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 23 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2018/2018-11/holiday-house-tours-begin.

    November 17 –  The Joy of Feeding Birds at Wingard’s Market.  In this workshop you’ll learn some basics on bird identification as well as the foods different varieties of birds enjoy.  For more information call (803) 359-9091 or visit https://wingardsmarket.com/product/feeding-wild-birds-101/.

    November 17 –  Holiday Market at Crooked Creek Park in Chapin.  Come out and enjoy some holiday shopping with one of a kind locally made crafts and/or arts and visit with local vendors.  For more information call (803) 345-6181 or visit https://www.icrc.net/event/holiday-market.

    November 17 –  “Judah Tribe” at the Icehouse Amphitheater.  Enjoy the sounds of this group supported by Touch His Cloak Ministries.  For more information call (803) 358-7275 or visit http://icehouseamphitheater.com/events/.

    November 17 –  Sweet Grass Basket Weaving at the Columbia Art Center.  Here is your chance to learn the art of sweet grass basket making.  For more information call (803) 545-3093 or visit https://www.columbiasc.net/depts/parks-recreation/November%202018%20Workshops%20p%202.pdf.

    November 17 –  Fall Harvest Biergarten at Riverwalk Park.  Spend a Saturday afternoon enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Park while enjoying beer by Bierkeller and making a holiday wreath.  For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visit https://columbiasc.gov/parks-recreation/programs-activities/outdoor

    November 17 –  “Toro Y Moi” with “Dizzy Fae” at The Senate at the Tin Roof.  Take a mid-week break to enjoy these two amazing artists!  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.ticketweb.com/event/chris-lane-the-senate-tickets/8626935?pl=tinroofAEG.

    November 17 –  Girls On The Run 5K at the Historic Columbia Speedway.  Help support the amazing work of the girls and the volunteers of this organization that helps to increase not only the heath of adolescent girls in the area but to also help build their self-esteem and sense of self-worth.  For more information visit https://www.gotrcolumbia.org/5K-Detail.

    November 17 –  Santa Signing at the Shop of the Robert Mills House.  This free event will give you the chance to bring the kids out to meet with Santa while you work on taking a few gifts off of your holiday list and visit the kitchen of the home to see how holiday foods were prepared in the past.  For more information call (803) 252-1770 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2018/2018-11/santa-signing.

    November 17 –  Carolina Caribbean Cultural Festival at the Tapp’s Art Center.  Enjoy an evening of island music and great fun!  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/carolina-caribbean-culture-festival/.

    November 17 – 18 –  Exploring Pots and Molds Workshop at the Columbia Arts Center.  You’ll have a chance to spend the weekend learning a variety of ways to create pots and molds with the talented artist Mark Arnold and enjoy a pot luck lunch while you are there.  For more information send an email to FivePeaksStudio@gmail.com or visit https://www.facebook.com/MidlandsClayArts/.

    November 17 – December 30 –  Lights Before Christmas at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.  It is that time of year again to plan to bring the family out to enjoy the beautiful holiday lights at the zoo.  For more information call (803) 779-8717 or visit https://www.riverbanks.org/events/lights-before-christmas.

    November 18 –  “Andrei Rublev” at the Nickelodeon Theater.  Known as one of Andrei Tarkovsky’s greatest films, you’ll take a journey through art, faith and endurance.  For more information call (803) 254-8234 or visit http://nickelodeon.org/films/andrei-rublev/.

    November 18 –  The Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra presents “Potpourri” at the Harbison Theatre.  Enjoy an afternoon of chamber music with a variety of genres and composers.  For more information call (803) 407-5011 or visit https://www.harbisontheatre.org/tickets-productions/lake-murray-symphony-orchestra-presents-potpourri.

    November 18 –  South Carolina Oyster Festival on the grounds of the Robert Mills House and Gardens as well as the Hampton-Preston Mansion.  The event will include lots of live music, arts and crafts, a variety of foods, and of course, oysters by the bucket for sale with fun activities to entertain the kids!  For more information visit http://scoysterfest.com/.

    November 19 –  Sleigh Bell Stroll at Saluda Shoals Park East Entrance.  The lights are up and here is a chance to see them with a walk through the lights before the cars begin to roll through mid-week. For more information call (803) 772-1228 or visit https://www.icrc.net/event/sleigh-bell-stroll.

    November 20 –  The Writer’s Block Poetry Show in the Skyline Room of the Tapp’s Art Center.  Bring out your poetry and share with other poets in the area and obtain some support and guidance if you need it with storytellers and musicians welcome.  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit http://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/the-writers-block-poetry-show-2/.

    November 20 –  Sleigh Bell Trot at Saluda Shoals Park East Entrance.  The lights are up and here is a chance to take a run through the Park in your favorite holiday attire to enjoy the lights before the cars begin to roll through on the 21st with awards given after the race. For more information call (803) 772-1228 or visit https://www.icrc.net/event/sleigh-bell-trot.

    November 20 –  Fall Happy Hour at Riverwalk Park.  Take a break after work on your way home to relax and unwind with a beer by Bierkeller, games, and food by the Wurst Wagen.  For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visithttps://www.columbiasc.net/parks-recreation/programs-activities/outdoor.

    November 20 – 21 –  “Jersey Boys” at the Koger Center for the Arts.  This Broadway production that tells the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons will take those of you over 60 on a journey back in time and those of you born after, an education on the 1960’s era.  For more information call (803) 777-7500 or visit http://kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=586.

    November 20 – December 5 –  Palmetto Project Open Enrollment at the Tapp’s Art Center.  This non-profit insurance agency, only the 2nd in the nation, will help you get set up with the best insurance plan for you.  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/palmetto-project-open-enrollment-at-tapps/.

    November 21 – 25 –  Ann Brodie’s Carolina Ballet “The Nutcracker” at the Township Auditorium.  Take the time over your Thanksgiving holiday to get into the true Christmas spirit by enjoying this wonderful ballet!  For more information call (803) 576-2350 or visit http://www.thetownship.org/events/.

    November 21 – December 31 –  Holiday Lights on the River at Saluda Shoals Park.  Spend an evening with the family riding through these amazing lights while enjoying Christmas music on the radio, and be sure to stop for a little hot chocolate and to roast some marshmallows!  For more information call (803) 772-1228 or visit https://www.icrc.net/event/holiday-lights-river-49.

    November 23 –  “Patrick Davis and His Midnight Choir” at The Senate at the Tin Roof.  Spend an evening enjoying some wonderful music by this talented artist and his choir!  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.ticketweb.com/event/patrick-davis-his-midnight-the-senate-tickets/8516385?pl=tinroof.

    November 23 – 25 –  “Bo Dacious” at the Comedy House. Spend your holiday weekend enjoy some great laughter with this talented comedian!  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/bo-dacious/.

    November 26 –  Sustainable Holiday Celebration and Market at 701 Whaley Street.  Here is a chance to enjoy shopping for locally made items while enjoying live entertainment, wine, and chef prepared foods.  For more information call (803) 470-4302 or visit https://sustainablemidlands.org/holidaymarket/.

    November 27 –  “Yung Pinch” at The Senate at the Tin Roof.  This young rapper is quite talented, so be sure to check him out.  For more information call (803) 252-9392 or visit https://www.ticketweb.com/event/yung-pinch-the-senate-tickets/8724105?pl=tinroofAEG.

    November 28 –  Cabaret at the Comedy House.  This celebrity impersonator show will include America’s Got Talent finalist Dorae Saunders.  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/cabaret/.

    November 28 –  Tapp’s % Funraiser at The Whig.  Come out and support this wonderful resource we have in the area with great food, beverages and fun!  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/tapps-night-fundraiser-at-the-whig/.

    November 28 – December 2 –  Holiday Market at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds.  The Junior League of Columbia is once again offering this chance for you to enjoy some fun shopping, with their preview party and silent auction to start the event, a special ladies night, and even a chance for children to enjoy a visit with Santa to close out the event.  For more information call (803) 252-4552 or visit https://www.jlcolumbia.org/support/holiday-market/.

    November 29 – December 2 –  “Nephew Tommy” at the Comedy House.  Spend an evening stepping away from the stressors of life with an evening of laughter with this talented comedian!  For more information call (803) 798-9898 or visit https://comedyhouse.us/nephew-tommy/.

    November 29 – December 8 –  “Yes Virginia: The Musical” at the On Stage Production Center.  This adaptation of the holiday classic based on the 1897 letter by Virginia O’ Hanlon that includes a homeless Santa, a mean classmate and her cat, a magical librarian and the newspaper editor who answered the letter, to create a holiday show you won’t soon forget.  For more information call (803) 351-6751 or visit https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=88232.

    November 29 – December 9 –  “A Charlie Brown Christmas Musical” at the Firehouse Theatre of the American Legion Post 193 in Chapin.  For more information call (803) 240-8544 or visit http://www.chapintheatre.org/2018/a-charlie-brown-christmas.html.

    November 30 –  “Brett Young: The Here Tonight Tour” at the Township Auditorium.  You’ll spend an evening enjoying some good country music with this talented artist!  For more information call (803) 576-2350 or visit http://www.thetownship.org/events/.

    November 30 –  Historic Holiday Happy Hour at the Robert Mills Carriage House.  Here is a chance for you to enjoy games, trivia, and activities that will introduce you to historic holiday customs with eggnog, wassail, and other beverages that can be traced back to the 1800’s.  For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 23 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2018/2018-11/historic-holiday-happy-hour.

    November 30 –  “Joy Resounding” at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church.  The Dutch Fork Chorale Society will serenade you with wonderful holiday music that will most certainly get you in the true holiday spirit!  For more information call (803) 318-0488 or visit http://www.dutchforkchoralsociety.com/.

    November 30 – December 2 – “The Nutcracker” at the Koger Center for the Arts.  Presented by the Columbia Classical Ballet, you won’t want to miss this tremendous performance that is an area holiday favorite.  For more information call (803) 777-7500 or visit http://kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=621.

    November 30 – December 2 –  Snowball Festival at Lexington Square Park.  Celebrate the opening of the holiday season with the tree lighting, a concert, and a carnival with caricature artists, magicians, balloon artists and more!  For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/306315343525199/.

    November 30 – December 22 –  “Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol” at the Trustus Theatre.  Here is a chance to see the story of Jacob Marley and how this holiday classic impacted “his life”.  For more information call (803) 254-9732 or visit https://trustus.org/event/jacob-marleys-christmas-carol/.

    December 1 –  Get Crafty This Christmas: Create a Wreath at Wingard’s Nursery.  Bring some ornaments from home and learn how to use them to create your own holiday wreath.  For more information call (803) 359-9091 or visit https://wingardsmarket.com/product/decorate-a-wreath/.

    December 1 –  Family Gardening Workshops: Bulbs in the Robert Mills House Gardens.  Learn about the art of gardening with bulbs with interactive activities for both adults and children.  For more information call (803) 252-1770 ext. 23 or visit https://www.historiccolumbia.org/events/2018/2018-12/family-gardening-workshop-bulbs.

    December 1 –  Santa’s Market Craft Show at Seven Oaks Park.  Here is another chance to find a one of a kind craft or piece of art made locally for that special someone on your holiday shopping list and the children will a chance for children to meet with Santa and participate in other activities.  For more information call (803) 772-3336 or visit https://www.icrc.net/event/santas-market-craft-show.

    December 1 –  “Twas the Night Before Christmas” at the Icehouse Amphitheater.  As part of the Snowball Festival, you’ll enjoy a chance to see this favorite holiday movie!  For more information call (803) 358-7275 or visit http://icehouseamphitheater.com/events/.

    December 1 –  “A Christmas Story” at the Icehouse Amphitheater.  As part of the Snowball Festival, here is another favorite holiday movie for the family to enjoy!  For more information call (803) 358-7275 or visit http://icehouseamphitheater.com/events/.

    December 1 –  Fountain Room Follies at the Tapp’s Center for the Art.  Learn about a variety of belly dancing forms and traditions for an evening of fun with several belly dancing groups performing.  For more information call (803) 988-0013 or visit https://www.tappsartscenter.com/event/fountain-room-folies/.

    December 1 –  “Kansas: Point of No Return” at the Township Auditorium.  This legendary band is coming to town and you won’t want to miss the chance to spend an evening taking a trip down memory lane with their great songs!  For more information call (803) 576-2350 or visit http://www.thetownship.org/events/.

    December 1 –  St. Nicholas Festival at the Holy Apostles Russian Orthodox Church.  If you’ve never attended this event, bring the children out for the kids activities including a magic show, and their chance to shop at the kids only store, while you shop for crafts, foods, tour the church, and more!  For more information call (803) 926-8744 or visit https://holyapostles.org/st-nicholas-festival.

    December 1 –  Carolina Carillon Parade in downtown Columbia.  Start your day with the family as you enjoy this wonderful holiday parade that will most certainly get you in the holiday spirit!  For more information call (803) 545-3100 or visit http://www.carolinacarillon.com/.

    December 1 –  AMROC Christmas Show at 1800 Lincoln Street.  Presented by the Associated Model Railroads of Columbia, come out and see this amazing show of model trains!  For more information call (803) 644-3161 or visit http://www.amroc.org/events.html.

    December 1 –  Monthly Gospel Singing at the Midland Gospel Center in Gilbert.  This month you’ll have the chance to enjoy the Epps Family and Lumber River Quartet.  For more information call (803) 719-1289 or visit https://midgsc.com/concerts.

    December 1 – 4 –  “By the Bogs of Cats” at the Lab Theatre of USC.  Set in the bogs of Ireland, you’ll learn the story of Hester as she fights for respect after being abandoned by her husband in a society that views her lineage with contempt.  For more information visit https://www.sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/artsandsciences/theatre_and_dance/theatre/productions/lab_theatre/bogofcats.php.

    December 1 – 9 –  “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical” at the Columbia Children’s Theatre.  Bring the children out for this fun spin on one of their favorite holiday stories.  For more information call (803) 691-4548 or visit http://www.columbiachildrenstheatre.com/season-at-a-glance/.

    December 1 – 13 – “Heroes of Ancient Greece” at the Columbia Marionette Theatre.  Children will learn about three of the most famous stories from Greek Mythology with the help of Pan, Protector of the Forest.  For more information call (803) 252-7366 or visit https://cmtpuppet.org/shows/heroes-of-ancient-greece/.

    December 2 –  Lexington Christmas Parade in downtown Lexington.  As part of the Snowball Festival spend your Sunday afternoon enjoy this hometown holiday parade!  For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2153685928177201/.

    December 2 –  Holiday Pops at the Harbison Theatre.  Join the South Carolina Philharmonics as they perform their special holiday performance just for you!  For more information call (803) 407-5011 or visit https://www.harbisontheatre.org/tickets-productions/holiday-pops.

    December 2 – Home for the Holidays Tour of Homes in the Sandon/Hollywood-Rose Hill Neighborhoods.  You’ll have a chance to visit a variety of homes in these two historic neighborhoods decorated for the holidays.  For more information visit https://homesfortheholidays-columbia.com/.

    December 3 –  December Harvest Dinner at City Roots Farm.  Enjoy a fabulous four-course meal with a complimentary cocktail and wine pairings.  For more information call (803) 553-2726 or visit http://www.f2tproductions.com/new-events/2018/12/3/december-harvest-dinner.

    December 4 – “Masterpieces from Paris” at the Koger Center for the Arts.  Presented by the USC Symphony Orchestra, will include soprano, Kelly Cae Hogan, violinist, William Terwilliger, and the USC choir.  For more information call (803) 777-7500 or visit http://kogercenterforthearts.com/event.php?id=607.

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