Monday, December 12, 2011

Explore Columbia SC Events

We hope that you have had the chance to explore Columbia SC Events to find information on upcoming events, local happenings, and special deals in Columbia, South Carolina! It is our goal to share details about upcoming events and local attractions with the local community and visitors from out of town. As you search for the next big concert, show, or local social gathering in Columbia, South Carolina, we hope that you will choose to visit our website. Please take a glance at the brief overview below to see what you can expect to find on
  • Upcoming Events – Discover upcoming concerts, shows, dinner theaters, theatrical performances, athletic events, fundraisers, and more in Columbia, SC. Find out when, where, and at what time each of these exciting events will take place!
  • All Things Free – Experience Columbia, South Carolina and the surrounding area the best way possible … for FREE! Browse through our list of free activities, events, and attractions available to both the local community and visitors from out of town.
  • Local AttractionsCheck out some of our favorite local attractions and hot spotPhoto of South Carolina State Capitol Buildings. With a lively downtown city center, museums, Riverbanks Zoo, the beautiful Lake Murray, and more, the entire family will be entertained in Columbia, SC.
  • Columbia's Coupon Corner – Our local partners have teamed up to offer great discounts and special deals for the local community and visitors from out of town. Save in a big way as you explore Columbia and everything that the South Carolina State Capitol has to offer.
  • Hotel DealsVisit this page to find information about our local hotel partners. These Columbia, South Carolina hotels offer great discount rates, excellent customer service and convenient locations. Start planning your next escape to Columbia, SC today!
Whether you are a member of the local community, in Columbia for a work related event, or visiting Columbia for a family vacation, we invite you to explore our site to learn all about this wonderful South Carolina destination.
Help us expand! If you are hosting an upcoming event, own a local attraction, or simply love something about Columbia that is not currently listed on our website, please share details with us so that we can list your event or attraction for FREE on!
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Danielle Snyder
Columbia SC Events

Monday, December 5, 2011

Harborside Lights Celebration in Columbia, South Carolina

Last week, we posted a list of special events to look forward to this holiday season in Columbia, South Carolina. Today, we would like to take a closer look at one special event coming up this Saturday, December 10th. This 2011 holiday season brings the 8th Annual Harborside Lights celebration here in Columbia, South Carolina. Take a glance at the details below provided by Lake Carolina and start making plans to attend Harborside Lights with family and friends. If you are visiting from out of town, turn your trip into a weekend getaway and stay with one of our local hotel partners that offer great discount hotel rates.

Harborside Lights
Twinkling lights and grand luminaries shine bright on Lake Carolina! Lake Carolina's 8th Annual Harborside Lights celebration brings holiday tradition and family fun together. On Saturday, December 10 from 5PM - 8PM, hundreds of visitors will come to Town Center and the Village Green to experience the holiday magic. Photos with Santa, horse-drawn carriage rides, thousands of lights and decorated trees, warm food, live music and holiday shopping take center stage.

Photo of Harborside Lights Event in Columbia South Carolina

her around the dozens of decorated trees, sit cozy by the fire with a cup of hot cocoa and listen to the songs of carolers as they echo through the village. Treat yourself to sugar cookies and egg nog and curl up under the stars (and blanket) while enjoying a holiday outdoor movie.

Harborside Lights is a FREE event and open to the public. Bring your friends, your family, even your dog and come experience a holiday tradition like no other at Lake Carolina. Lake Carolina is located at 100 Lake Carolina Boulevard, in Columbia, South Carolina.

A special thanks to Lake Carolina for providing the event details above. We hope to see you there at this wonderful Christmas event in Columbia, South Carolina!

Danielle Snyder
Columbia SC Events

Friday, December 2, 2011

Columbia, South Carolina Christmas Events

Tis the season for delicious smoked ham, roasted chestnuts, eggnog, Christmas trees, mistletoe and more! As the decorations go up and holiday festivities begin, we invite you to attend these exciting Columbia, South Carolina holiday events. Take a quick glimpse at these December events below and visit our Upcoming Events page to find additional details that include specific event websites!

Lights Before Christmas
Now – December 30, 2011 from 6:00PM – 9:00PM (Closed Nov 24, Dec 24 & Dec 25)
Lights Before Christmas has become one of the most popular Columbia, South Carolina annual holiday events of the season. It is the only place in town where it snows every night and visitors can find nearly one million twinkling lights!

Holiday Lights on the River
NOW - December 31, 2011
Holiday Lights on the River offers the largest drive through lights show in the Midlands. Visit Saluda Shoals Park and watch as it comes alive with 400 themed, animated light displays on a 2 mile loop.

Christmas in Cayce
NOW – December 31, 2011
Cayce offers quite a few holiday events throughout December. To start, visitors can take a ride through the Cayce City Hall complex to enjoy twinkling lights, holiday displays, and festive music!

Caroling Along the Cayce Riverwalk
December 2, 2011 at 6:30PM
Cayce Riverwalk Park offers a unique caroling experience during the Christmas holiday season. Area church choirs will be located throughout the first half mile of the park and visitors can wander from choir to choir as they listen to joyous holiday music!

A Whoville Christmas Carol
December 3, 2011 at 2:30PM and 7:30PM
Join us as the Chosen Dance Academy performers bring you this exciting rendition of the classic How The Grinch Stole Christmas. This original dance production features jazz, ballet, tap, musical theater, & hip-hop!

24th Annual Columbia Christmas Pageant
December 8 - 11, 2011
Join First Baptist Columbia for a unique event that has been a South Carolina Family Tradition since 1988. Admission is free but a ticket is required for this event. Tickets are available at the First Baptist Ticket Office.

Harborside Lights
December 10, 2011 from 5:00 - 8:00PM
Celebrate the holiday season at Lake Carolina's eighth annual Harborside Lights! Join us for lots of holiday fun including horse-drawn carriage and hay rides, photos with
Santa, Screen on the Green, amazing food, live music and holiday shopping.

Christmas Open House at the Lexington County Museum
December 11, 2011
All of the houses at the Lexington County Museum complex will be open and will feature period Christmas decorations and live music. This event is free to the public and there will be light refreshments, including hot apple cider and gingerbread!

Meet Santa from the Thanksgiving Day Parade
December 16, 2011 at 6:00PM
Meet Santa straight from the Thanksgiving Day Parade! Join us at Macy's - Columbia Place Mall for festive fun when Macy's Santa and his entourage of elves roll into town on their magical holiday tour bus.

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker
December 23, 2011 at 7:30PM
Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker tells the beloved Christmas story of the girl who falls in love with a Nutcracker Prince - with Russian flair. Praised by the NY Times as "thrilling and expansive," the 40 impeccably trained Russian dancers leap, spin and lunge as you have never seen before.

Jamil Shriners New Years Eve Celebration
December 31, 2011 at 6:00PM
Join us for an exciting New Years Eve Celebration Charity Event. The Jamil Shriners are hosting this 2011 - 2012 celebration and everyone is invited. Net proceeds from this event are for the benefit of Shriners Hospitals for Children.

From the first of December to New Year’s Eve, the local Columbia community will be celebrating the Christmas holiday season. Visit our Upcoming Events page to find additional details on the exciting holiday events listed above. If you are hosting or attending an event that is not yet posted on our website, please let us know so that we can share event details with the local community and visitors from out of town!