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Upcoming things to do in Columbia!

Lights Before Christmas
November 18 – December 30 @ 5:00
Riverbanks Zoo and Garden
Bring the kids and the camera and see why Lights Before Christmas has continued as a family tradition for 30 years! Details.
Holiday Lights on the River
November 22 - December 31, 2017 at 6 pm
Saluda Shoals Park East Entrance
Experience the magic as Saluda Shoals Park comes alive in a blaze of more than a million sparkling lights. Take a journey through colorful lights and over 400 animated light displays of all shapes and sizes! Create lasting family memories this year at Holiday Lights on the River. Details.
Holiday Market
November 29 - December 3, 2017
South Carolina State Fair Grounds 1200 Rosewood Drive Columbia, SC

Holiday Market is the largest fundraiser for the Junior League of Columbia (JLC). Approximately 150 merchants from across the country sell merchandise during a themed shopping extravaganza, which includes a preview party, ladies only shopping event, and a children’s event with the season’s biggest celebrity, Santa! Details.
The 64th Annual Carolina Carillon Holiday Parade
Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 9:45 a.m.
Gervais and Bull Streets, Downtown Columbia
With nearly 100 entries, last year's Carillon featured a number of festive entries, including The Pelion High School Marching Band, Shriners, City Year and others. This year there will be some very special SC celebrities, new high school marching bands, drill teams, local churches, dozens of beautiful floats, and of course, the most exciting part of the parade, Santa Claus! Details.
December 9 - 10 - 16 - 17, 2017
Koger Center for the Arts
Nutcracker, Columbia’s holiday family tradition, has the distinction of being Koger Center’s first Nutcracker production and longest consecutively running annual arts event. With six snow-filled performances, including four matinees, Nutcracker is designed to accommodate the entire family’s holiday schedule. Details.
Famously Hot New Year
December 31, 2017
Downtown Columbia, SC
Join thousands of merrymakers in downtown Columbia for a free party with live music, fireworks, a midnight countdown and more. Details.
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