Your Holiday Guide

Tis the season for all things merry!

Lights Before Christmas Nov 18 - Dec 30

Experience Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition!

$11 Adults, $9 Children ages 2–12, and children younger than 2 free.

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Holiday Lights on the River Nov 22 - Dec 31

Enjoy over 1 million sparkling lights with music!  There will also be a laser light show, wonderland walking trail, and many other activities.

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Main Street Ice Nov 23 - Jan 15 2018

Open-air ice skating rink located at Boyd Plaza.

Main and Hampton

Opening day price is $8 for adults, and $5 for children ages 12 and under. The rink will be open from 1 to 10 p.m. the day after Thanksgiving.

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Five Points Starry Night Dec 1

On Dec 1 patrons can stroll some of their favorite places to shop and enjoy sales and specials through the night.

DJ Blake spinning tunes.

Free Face Painting

Complimentary Hot Chocolate

Benedict Gospel Choir

UNBOUND Dance company



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Town of Lexington Snowball Festival Dec 1 - 3

Friday, Dec 1st:

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Concert and Carnival

8:00 pm Tree Lighting

Saturday, Dec 2nd:

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Movies in the Park

(Frosty’s Winter Land & It’s a Wonderful Life)

Sunday, Dec 3rd:

3:30 pm Christmas Parade


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Carolina Carillon Holdiday Parade Dec 2

The 64th Annual Carolina Carillon Holiday Parade will be held Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 featuring A Superhero’s Holiday entries from all across the state of South Carolina!

WIS-TV begins live statewide coverage of the parade at 10 a.m. from their broadcasting area, located on the corner of Main and Gervais, across the street from the State House

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St Nicholas Festival Dec 2

Visit with St. Nicholas, Russian food, crafts, choral performances

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Home for the Holidays Tour of Homes Dec 3

Tour beautiful holiday decorated homes in the Shandon and Hollywood-Rose Hill neighborhoods.

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11th Annual W. Columbia Christmas Tree Lighting Dec 4

The city of West Columbia will host its 11th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Friday, December 4, 2015. 

Starting 6:30 p.m. with Christmas carols, Christmas greetings and the lighting of the West Columbia Christmas Tree.

The event will take place in front of the West Columbia Municipal Complex at North 12th Street and Jarvis Klapman Boulevard.

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Cayce Holiday Parade of Lights Dec 9

This mesmerizing parade begins at 5:30 pm in front of the Cayce Municipal Complex.

1800 12th Street.

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Candelight Tours & Carriage Rides Dec 15

Visit the decorated, candlelit halls of Robert Mills House and Hampton-Preston Mansion plus music, kids’ activities and carriage ride through the Robert Mills historic district

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