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GIFT IDEAS AND HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS 2016

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HOLIDAY MUSIC, WINE & GOURMET SC FOOD TASTINGS ALL DECEMBER TUESDAYS

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Boyd Plaza

(Corner of Main & Hampton streets)

HOURS OF OPERATION MONDAY - THURSDAY • 4 - 9 PM FRIDAY • 4 - 10 PM SATURDAY • 10 AM - 10 PM SUNDAY • 1 - 9 PM

OPENING THANKSGIVING DAY

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DAY AFTER THANKSGIVING • 1 - 10 PM DECEMBER 19 - 30 MONDAY - THURSDAY • NOON - 9 PM FRIDAY • NOON - 10 PM Closed Christmas Day Open late New Year’s Eve (midnight)

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For more information, call 803.545.3100 or visit www.ColumbiaSC.net.


November 19 - December 30, 5:00pm - 9:00pm Closed Nov 24, Dec 24 & 25 tickets: $11 adults

More wild gift ideas from riverbanks zoo give the gift of zoo membership

riverbanks gift cards

all memberships include one free visit to Lights Before Christmas

good for admission, attractions, retail and concession

For more information, visit www.riverbanks.org

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The Voices of Gospel Township Auditorium, thetownship.org

Nov. 18. Shirley Caesar along with friends Kierra Sheard, Jekalyn Carr and Sounds of Blackness perform.

Cut!: Costume and the Cinema Columbia Museum of Art, columbiamuseum.org

Nov. 18-Feb. 19. Includes 43 period costumes from 26 films, depicting five centuries of history, drama and comedy. The costumes come from a collection of more than 100,000 costumes and accessories made by the renowned British costumer, Cosprop Ltd.

Colonial Cup Springdale Race Course, carolina-cup.org/colonial-cup

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Riverbanks Zoo’s Lights Before Christmas runs Nov. 19 through Dec. 30.

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ONGOING

The Polar Express 4-D Experience

NOVEMBER

South Carolina and the Great War

South Carolina State Museum, scmuseum.org

Vista Lights

South Carolina State Museum, scmuseum.org

Ongoing. Explore life in South Carolina on the eve of World War I and how the war impacted South Carolinians at home and abroad in this new exhibition.

Through Jan. 1. 4-D showings of the computer-animated Christmas family film.

The Vista, vistalightssc.com

Nov. 17. Carriage rides, Christmas tree lighting, holiday music and more create the atmosphere for this annual open house for Vista businesses and galleries.

Nov. 19. The small town of Camden is full of historic sites and antique shops; it’s also a nationally known hub for horse training and home to the Springdale Race Course, which hosts this annual race.

Riverbanks Zoo Lights Before Christmas Riverbanks Zoo, riverbanks.org

Nov. 19-Dec. 30. With nearly 1 million twinkling lights assembled into an array of dazzling images, Lights Before Christmas is a longstanding hallmark of Columbia’s Christmas season.


We've wrapped jazz, drama, dance, and more (including litters of internet cats!) into the second act of our 5th anniversary season.

TICKETS MAKE GREAT GIFTS! HarbisonTheatre.org | Box Office 803.407.5011

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South Carolina Oyster Festival Robert Mills House, scoysterfest.com

Nov. 20. Mmm ... oysters! Columbia’s largest outdoor oyster roast features thousands of pounds of steamed oysters for sale by the bucket. Also features music, kids’ activities and arts and crafts vendors.

Carolina Ballet’s The Nutcracker Township Auditorium, thetownship.org

Nov. 23-27. Annual production by Ann Brodie’s Carolina Ballet returns to the Township.

Holiday Lights on the River Saluda Shoals Park, icrc.net

Nov. 23-Dec. 31. A dazzling, twinkling, massive drive-through light display along the Saluda River.

Mannheim Steamroller

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Koger Center, broadwayincolumbia.com

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Nov. 27. Famed for rocking out Christmas-style, the band brings its holiday show to Columbia.

Columbia Classical Ballet’s The Nutcracker

Vista Lights is Nov. 17.

Columbia City Ballet’s The Nutcracker

Junior League of Main Street Ice Columbia Holiday Market Boyd Plaza, downtown Columbia

Koger Center, columbiacityballet.com

South Carolina State Fairgrounds, jlcolumbia.org

Dec. 10-11. Like Columbia Classical, the city’s other professional ballet company also brings its annual production to Koger.

Nov. 30-Dec. 4. Popular fourday holiday market. In addition to all the stuff you can buy, the market features special events such as Ladies Night Out and PJs with Santa. Raises funds and awareness for local community needs. Black-tie preview party on Nov. 30.

WWE Smackdown Live

Koger Center, columbiaclassicalballet.com

Colonial Life Arena, coloniallifearena.com

Dec. 2-4. One of Columbia’s two professional ballet companies brings its annual production of the holiday classic to Koger.

Nov. 29. A real-deal taping of the long-running professional wrestling showcase.

columbiasc.net

Nov. 24-Jan. 16. Outdoor iceskating on a smallish rink with all of your friends. Who says Columbia can’t enjoy winter?

DECEMBER Governor’s Carolighting South Carolina State House

Dec. 1. If you celebrate the season and can put away partisan politics for one night, you might dig watching the governor light the State House Christmas tree.


saturday, DECEMBER 3 GERVAIS & MAIN 9:45 AM

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GRAND MARSHAL: 2016 Men’s College World Series Champions, the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers

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Typically held the Monday after Thanksgiving.

A Starry Night Five Points, fivepointscolumbia.com

Dec. 1. Santa! Hot chocolate! Christmas-y music and fun! Joy to Five Points!

USC Concert Choir Christmas Concert First Presbyterian Church, music.sc.edu

Dec. 2. USC’s premiere choir presents its free annual concert.

The Nutcracker Ballet Newberry Opera House, newberryoperahouse.com

cat-fightin’, sun-worshippin’, chairthrowin’ romp — but with tinsel and Keg Nog.

Dec. 2. Touring production of the familiar holiday favorite.

A Christmas Carol: The Musical

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Town Theatre, towntheatre.com

Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County, fineartscenter.org

Dec. 2-18. Musical rendition of Dickens’ time-honored holiday tale.

Dec. 2-15. Featuring handmade items and pieces of artwork from more than 40 artists.

Christmas With the Celts

The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical Trustus Theatre, trustus.org

Dec. 2-17. This companion to the original Great American Trailer Park Musical is just as much of a

Newberry Opera House, newberryoperahouse.com

Dec. 4. As featured on PBS, this night of music and dance blends traditional Celtic tunes with holiday classics.

Kanye West Colonial LIfe Arena, coloniallifearena.com

Dec. 9. Massively popular and massively controversial, the rapper rolls through on the second leg of his Saint Pablo tour.

Columbia Christmas Pageant

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First Baptist Church, firstbaptistcolumbia.org

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Dec. 9-11. This annual Christmas pageant is a huge deal: It’s televised statewide.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Crafty Feast Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center craftyfeast.com

Dec. 11. Avoid the mall! Buy handmade goodies from local and regional artisans for all your friends and family this year.

Jingle All the Way Newberry Opera House, newberryoperahouse.com

Dec. 11. Inspired by the Rockettes, local dance company Carolina FreeStyle performs a special holiday performance.

Famously Hot New Year Main Street, downtown Columbia

famouslyhotnewyear.com Dec. 31. Annual block party rocks in the New Year with beer, food vendors, an area for kids’ rides and a great fireworks show. Trombone Shorty headlines with Sister Hazel.

A New Year’s Evening With the Newberry Opera House Newberry Opera House, newberryoperahouse.com

Dec. 31. Food, dancing and fireworks in Newberry.

Colonial LIfe Arena, coloniallifearena.com

JANUARY

Dec. 10. Christmas show from rock band most famous for Christmas shows.

Restaurant Week Columbia restaurantweeksouthcarolina.com

Jan. 7-17. Restaurants offer deals, you show up and enjoy.


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Take care of all your holiday shopping at your favorite restaurant. A Motor Supply gift certificate — available in any amount — is sure to please. Also, Two Brothers Jerky makes a great stocking stuffer. Buy in online at twobrothersjerky.com or get it at Motor Supply. Boom! Shopping done!

Located at 920 Gervais Street in the historic Congaree Vista since 1989. For menu & hours, visit motorsupplycobistro.com. Talk with us on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter (@motorsupply).

222 Broad St., Camden, SC 29020 www.historiccamden.org

Celebrate Camden's rich Revolutionary War history! Dec. 8 Peppercorn Ball Dec. 15 Colonial Christmas Follow us on Facebook for the latest about news and events!

Unique and historical gifts for all ages at our Gift Shop


211 Gervais St. • Columbia, SC 29201 Open every day except Christmas. *with purchase of an adult meal

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SUSTAINABLE HOLIDAY CELEBRATION A HOLIDAY PARTY LIKE NO OTHER!

Buy, Eat, and Experience Local this Holiday season. Enjoy great food and wine while shopping for exquisite goods handcrafted from over 60 local artisans. Tickets: $15, $10 military/senior student

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28 4:30pm-8:30pm | Historic 701 Whaley

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OPENING RECEPTION: THURSDAY, DEC. 1, 4-9 pm THURSDAY | DEC. 1, 4pm-9 pm FRIDAY | DEC. 2, 10am-4pm SATURDAY | DEC. 3, 10am-4pm SUNDAY | DEC. 4, 12pm-4pm

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