Tuesday, January 1, 2013

January 2013 Columbia SC Events

January 2013 Columbia SC Events feature plays, athletic challenges, museum exhibits, shows, festivals, and more!

Celebrate the start of a New Year at these exciting Columbia South Carolina events. Mark your calendars today so that you can experience as many of these January 2013 Columbia events as possible! Hosting or attending an upcoming Columbia event that is not already on the list? Submit your event today!

If you are visiting Columbia, South Carolina during the month of January, please reach out to our local hotel partners and take advantage of excellent discount Columbia hotel rates. Explore our website to learn more about Columbia's favorite attractions, delicious local restaurants, and even more upcoming events!

Columbia SC Events in January 2013:

Ice Skating at Boyd Plaza
Now through January 6, 2013
Enjoy the last few days of this winter celebration at Boyd Plaza! Put on some skates and zoom around this new ice skating rink located at the corner of Hampton and Main Streets in Boyd Plaza. The rink is open seven days per week. Hours vary. Call 803-545-3100 for more information.

Polar Bear Plunge
January 5, 2013 at 10AM
Brave the chilly waters in support of Children's Charities of the Midlands at the Polar Bear Plunge. The first splash is scheduled to occur at 10:30AM in lake Carolina's Sunset Park. Adult polar bears are asked to make a $10 donation to Children's Charities of the Midlands before taking the plunge. Polar bears younger than 18 are just $5 per participant. Call 803-461-0915 for more information.

Big Tree Hike
January 5, 2013 from 1PM - 4PM
Join one of the park's founding fathers, John Cely, for a three hour off-trail hike to see some of Congaree's largest old-growth trees. Make sure to dress for the weather and bring snacks and water for this event. Reservations are required for this free event. Call 803-776-4396 to make your reservation today!

South Carolina State Museum: Secrets of the Maya Exhibit
Open all month long!
Secrets of the Maya unearths the mysteries of the Maya from 2000 B.C. to the present with more than 125 artifacts on display, a photography gallery, reproductions of stone carvings, hands-on activities for kids, objects from contemporary Maya culture and much more. Call 803-898-4978 for more information.

University of South Carolina Basketball Games
The USC Gamecocks Basketball team will challenge teams including Mississippi State, Auburn, LSU, Vanderbilt, and more this January 2013. Check out the full USC Men's Basketball Schedule and get your tickets today!

South Carolina Restaurant Week
January 10 - 20, 2013
Celebrate the cuisine scene in South Carolina at hundreds of participating restaurants! From fine to casual dining, restaurants will feature special menu items, promotions and discounts during Restaurant Week 2013. Call 803-765-9000 for more information and stay in tune with our Facebook page for updates on Restaurant Week and other upcoming Columbia events!

2013 UCF War of the Stars
January 11 - 13, 2013
Join us at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center to see cheer and dance teams from around the country compete for the UCF National Championship Trophy January 11 - 13, 2013. Friday tickets are $10. Saturday and Sunday tickets are $25 for a one day pass and $35 for a two day pass. Call 1-866-464-6823 for more information.

Brighton Beach Memoirs
January 11 - 26, 2013
Here is part one of Neil Simon's autobiographical trilogy: a portrait of the writer as a young teen in 1937 living with his family in a crowded, lower middle class Brooklyn walk up. Dreaming of baseball and girls, Eugene must cope with the mundane existence of his family life in Brooklyn: formidable mother, overworked father, older brother Stanley, Grandpa the socialist and more. This bittersweet memoir evocatively captures the life of a struggling Jewish household. Call the Workshop Theatre of South Carolina at 803-799-4876 for more information.

South Carolina State Museum Roadshow
January 12, 2013
Aunt Martha's coin silver wine holders, Kewpie dolls, a Japanese bayonet ... you never know what might turn up at the Museum Road Show. The program will offer informal appraisals of a variety of objects. Museum curators and local experts will be on hand not only to discuss items, but to provide tips on caring for objects. Call 803-898-4952 for more information.

Philharmonic South Carolina: Beethoven and Blue Jeans
January 12, 2013
Hymns and chants unify the unique styles of this season's version of the annual tradition. Join us at the Koger Center for the Arts for this exciting performance on January 12, 2013 at 7:30PM. Season subscriptions are on sale now as well as single-concert tickets. Student and military discounts are available. Call 803-251-2222 for more information.

Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley
January 17, 2013
Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley will kick off their Locked and Reloaded Tour in Columbia, South Carolina on January 17th! Join us at the Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, South Carolina for this exciting Columbia concert. Call 803-576-9200 for more information.

Eddie's Big Pajama Party at EdVenture Children's Museum
January 19, 2013 from 6PM - 8PM
Visit EdVenture Children's Museum for storytime, crafts, snacks, and a scavenger hunt! Guests must preregister for this event. Only $7 for non-members and $5 for members! Call 803-400-1162 to register.

World Beer Festival
January 19, 2013
The Columbia, South Carolina World Beer Festival is scheduled for January 19, 2013.  Join us at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center located in downtown Columbia for this event. This Columbia festival brought to you by All About Beer Magazine is broken down into two sessions. An all new events team made up of serious beer lovers, is planning the 2013 event. Learn more about the World Beer Festival in Columbia South Carolina today.

Historic Columbia Foundation Quilt Workshop
January 26, 2013 from 10AM - 3PM
Historic Columbia Foundation presents a Quilt Workshop in conjunction with the Quilt Exhibit at the Robert Mills House. This event includes a tour of the newly installed Quilt Exhibit as well as a workshop featuring instructions on how to make a quilt. Call 803-252-1770 for more information.

Danielle Snyder
Columbia SC Events