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What's Hot This Weekend: 7 Things To Do December 11-14
Posted on December 10, 2014 at 12:20PM by Alli Finkelston
Attention: Christmas is less than two weeks away! It's officially crunch time for gift shopping, cookie eating and making memories. Let us help you check off your holiday bucket list with these ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 7 Things to Do December 4-7
Posted on December 4, 2014 at 8:33AM by Alli Finkelston
Start hanging up your wreaths of holly, blasting festive tunes and stringing your best twinkle lights because the holiday season is officially in full swing. Collect brownie points with Santa at ...
What's Hot This Thanksgiving 2014
Posted on November 21, 2014 at 2:44PM by Alli Finkelston
The yummiest holiday of the year is finally here! Count your blessings over a heaping platter of delicious roasted turkey, creamy mashed taters and all of the fixin's. Once you wake from your food ...
Top Holiday Events in Columbia, SC for 2014
Posted on November 21, 2014 at 1:15PM by Alli Finkelston
The most wonderful time of the year is here! Start hanging your stockings by the chimney with care because Kris Kringle is coming to Columbia, SC. Stock up on candy canes and check out these ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 6 Things to Do November 20 - 23
Posted on November 19, 2014 at 4:00PM by Alli Finkelston
Here in Columbia, SC, we love a chance to celebrate. This weekend is bursting with opportunities to cheer on athletes, spread holiday joy and commend local artists. Catch the supportive spirit with ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 5 Things to Do November 13-16
Posted on November 12, 2014 at 3:30PM by Alli Finkelston
Get a head start on holiday shopping, cheer on fierce competition and celebrate the 200th anniversary of Norway's Independence -- all in Columbia, SC this weekend. Browse our 5 things to ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 6 Things to Do November 6-9
Posted on November 5, 2014 at 4:00PM by Alli Finkelston
Once upon a time in Columbia, SC... This weekend, the capital city is alive with magical events and spectacular shows. Enjoy these 6 fantastical things to do listed below and browse ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 7 Things to Do October 30 - November 2
Posted on October 29, 2014 at 4:00PM by Alli Finkelston
 You're the one that I want, Columbia, SC! The capital city has what you're searching for to have a legendary Hallo-weekend. Check out our 7 suggestions of things to do listed below ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 7 Things to Do October 23-26
Posted on October 23, 2014 at 9:00AM by Alli Finkelston
Do you enjoy bluegrass music or Korean culture? Comedy shows or tragic Shakespearean plays? Figure out which side of the spectrum you'll choose in our list of 7 opposite things to do listed ...
The BOO! Southern Hot Spot
Posted on October 20, 2014 at 2:30PM by Alli Finkelston
Beware, ghastly ghouls are lurking around every corner of Columbia, SC this October. Enjoy the crisp weather while sipping apple cider and carving the perfect Jack O' Lantern. The BOO! ...
Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera at Columbia Museum of Art
Posted on October 17, 2014 at 11:48AM by Dayna Cantelmi
   Norman Rockwell, "The Kid with the Camera Eye," was a famous illustrator revered for his incredible ability to idealistically capture everyday moments. From iconic Americana ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 8 Things to Do October 16-19
Posted on October 16, 2014 at 9:00AM by Alli Finkelston
Ready to sail off to a new adventure? In the spirit of Columbus Day, set your sights on discovering Columbia, SC! Scour our 8 categories of things to do listed below and don't forget to ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 8 Things to Do October 8-12
Posted on October 9, 2014 at 9:00AM by Alli Finkelston
This weekend, Columbia, SC is spilling over with great events! The opening of the South Carolina State Fair is the main attraction supported by side stage events such as main-stage performances, ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 7 Things to Do October 2-5
Posted on October 1, 2014 at 4:00PM by Alli Finkelston
October has arrived! Even though the weather is still famously hot, it's time for spooky attractions and all things pumpkin flavored. Browse our 7 autumn-themed things to do listed below ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 8 Things to Do September 25-28
Posted on September 24, 2014 at 1:00PM by Alli Finkelston
Whether you're visiting the Columbia area for USC Parent's Weekend, ESPN College GameDay or one of our top-rated famously hot attractions, this weekend is full of events that cater to ...

Calendar of EventsColumbia, SC Events

Welcome to the Official Columbia Calendar of Events managed by the Columbia Regional Visitors Center. Events are searchable by date, keyword and category, with ongoing events listed on the lower portion of the page. If you would like your event to be considered for a listing on our calendar, please review our calendar criteria and submit the details of your event.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Calendar of Events

Building a Universe

through March 15, 2015
Location: South Carolina State Museum
Times: Monday 10 AM - 5 PM, Tuesday 10 AM - 8 PM, Wednesday - Friday 10 AM - 5 PM, Saturday 10 AM - 6 PM, Sunday 12 PM - 5 PM
Building a Universe features creations by artists whose work deals with space and the universe, either directly or conceptually, according to Chief Curator of Art Paul Matheny. The exhibition ...More»

Carolinas Campaign

through February 27, 2015
Location: Cotton Mill Exchange at the SC State Museum
Times: Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 5 pm; First Sunday 1 - 5 pm
Explore General William T. Sherman's Carolinas Campaign, the battles and destructive path of his Army, and the controversies surrounding the infamous Burning of Columbia. The exhibit will look at ...More»

Chapman’s Charleston, 1863-1864

through January 18, 2015
Location: South Carolina State Museum
Times: Mon.- Sat. 10-5, Sun. 1-5
The South Carolina State Museum presents a new changing exhibit, Chapman’s Charleston, 1863-1864, which tells the story of the Civil War in Charleston from 1863-1864 through eyes of artist ...More»

Civil War in 3D

through January 4, 2015
Location: Cotton Mill Exchange at the SC State Museum
Times: Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 5 pm; First Sunday 1 - 5 pm
Fort Sumter, Abraham Lincoln and other iconic figures from the Civil War, and the devastation of war. See the Civil War jump off the screen in "Civil War in 3D," the SC Confederate Relic ...More»

Dinosaurs: A Bite Out of Time

through January 2, 2015
Location: South Carolina State Museum
Times: Mon.-Sat.10-5, Sun. 1-5
Journey back in time when monsters walked the earth, swam in the seas and soared through the skies in Dinosaurs: A Bite Out of Time at the South Carolina State Museum. After being extinct for more ...More»

From Backrooms to Battlefields: The Buying and Selling of the Confederacy

through April 11, 2015
Location: Cotton Mill Exchange at the SC State Museum
Times: Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 5 pm; First Sunday 1 - 5 pm
Based on the discovery of rare Confederate purchasing receipts, this exhibit takes the visitor on a journey from the smoke-filled backroom deals of England, through the thrill and danger of ...More»

From Landrum to Leeds: Common Ceramics in 19th-Century Columbia

ongoing
Location: Robert Mills House & Gardens
Times: From: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Drawing from its growing collection of locally made and imported ceramics, Historic Columbia explores the various dining, cooking and storage wares common in 19th-century Columbia, South Carolina. ...More»

Historic Holiday House Tours

through January 6, 2015
Location: The Gift Shop at Robert Mills
Times: November 21 – January 6| Tuesdays – Saturdays: 10 am – 4 pm & Sundays: 1 – 5 pm
The Robert Mills House, Hampton-Preston Mansion and Mann-Simons Site are all decorated for the holiday season! Guides will provide stories of holidays past in Columbia and discuss how families ...More»

Holiday Lights on the River

through December 31, 2014
Location: Saluda Shoals Park
Times: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
The Midlands Largest Drive-Through Lights Show! EXPERIENCE THE MAGIC Saluda Shoals Park will come alive in a blaze of more than a million sparkling lights. Holiday Lights on the River ...More»

Jingle Bell Jazz with the Mark Rapp Quartet

December 17, 2014
Location: Trustus Theatre
Times: Starting: 9:00 PM
Celebrated jazz trumpeter Mark Rapp and his quartet present a grooving, swinging, funky fun Christmas concert that will leave you toasty, warm and happy for the holidays. Mark has prepared unique ...More»

Modern and Contemporary Art from the Collection

through January 8, 2015
Location: Columbia Museum of Art
Times: Tuesday - Friday 11 am - 5 pm; Saturday 10 am - 5 pm; Sunday Noon - 5 pm
  This exhibition represents the fastest-growing area of the CMA collection ? modern and contemporary art. This installation features new works shown for the first time and notable ...More»

Nights of Wonder

December 12-23, 2014
Location: Saluda Shoals Park
Times: 6 - 10 pm
NIGHTS OF WONDER Join us for Nights of Wonder and enjoy twelve fun-filled evenings of family activities. Take a ride on the Red-Nose Express Hayride to the Wetland Walking Trail or ride the ...More»

Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera

through January 8, 2015
Location: Columbia Museum of Art
Times: Tuesday - Friday 11 am - 5 pm; Saturday 10 am - 5 pm; Sunday Noon - 5 pm
  Norman Rockwell is one of the most famous and beloved American illustrators for his depictions of everyday life created with humor, skill, and emotion. However, it is little known that ...More»

Paths of Destruction: Sherman's Final Campaign

through March 6, 2016
Location: Cotton Mill Exchange at the SC State Museum
Times: Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 5 pm; First Sunday 1 - 5 pm
"Paths of Destruction: Sherman's Final Campaign" will detail Sherman's last effort to quell the Confederacy in his army's march through South Carolina, the state that fired the first ...More»

Prideful Possessions: A South Carolina Silver Sampler

ongoing
Location: Robert Mills House & Gardens
Times: Tuesday - Saturday 10AM – 4PM, Sunday 1PM – 5PM
Showcasing rarely displayed pieces from Historic Columbia's museum collection, this thematically-driven show will investigate makers, sellers and consumers of silver in Columbia and Richland ...More»

Snowville

through February 22, 2015
Location: EdVenture Children's Museum
Times: Tues- Sat 9:00 am- 5:00 pm, Sun 12:00 pm-5:00 pm, Closed Mon
Every day is a SNOW DAY at EdVenture from November 22 through February 22! Strap on some ice skates and pack your mittens for a frosty, fun-filled trip to Snowville. Our most popular seasonal ...More»

South Carolina Unearthed

through February 1, 2015
Location: South Carolina State Museum
Times: Mon.-Sat. 10-5, Sun. 1-5
South Carolina Unearthed, the South Carolina State Museum’s new temporary natural history exhibit, showcases a variety of specimens from the museum’s extensive and nationally-known ...More»

Star of Bethlehem

through January 4, 2015
Location: South Carolina State Museum
Times: Times vary. Visit website
This full dome planetarium experience travels back in time to Bethlehem to investigate fascinating ideas about the “Christmas Star.” The show presents historical and scientific facts to ...More»

Tabletop Art History: Still Life from the Collection

through January 4, 2015
Location: Columbia Museum of Art
Times: Tuesday - Friday 11 am - 5 pm; Saturday 10 am - 5 pm; Sunday Noon - 5 pm
This intimate and colorful exhibition uses still life painting to tell the story of American art. From polished photographic apples, to loosely, but lovingly, painted bowls on the kitchen table, ...More»

The Art and Life of Addie Sims: A Look into Her World

ongoing
Location: South Carolina State Museum
Times: Online access 24/7
The South Carolina State Museum will present a virtual exhibition, The Life and Art of Addie Sims: A Look into Her World, which will showcase the artwork by Addie Sims, a female artist who produced ...More»

The Civil War in South Carolina: The War Enters the State’s Interior: Sherman’s March and the End

through April 1, 2015
Location: South Carolina State Museum
Times: Tuesday-Saturday 10 am - 5 pm; Sunday 1 - 5 pm
The fifth installment of the Museum's series of exhibits focusing on the sesquicentennial of the Civil War. More»

THE POLAR EXPRESS 4D Experience

through January 4, 2015
Location: South Carolina State Museum
Times: Showtimes vary. Check website
You’re invited on an extraordinary 4D adventure this holiday season on THE POLAR EXPRESS! When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a ...More»

Traditions, Change, and Celebration: Native Artists of the Southeast

through July 25, 2015
Location: McKissick Museum
Times: M-F 8:30 - 5:00; Sat 11:00 - 3:00
McKissick Museum celebrates Native American traditional arts of the Southeast with its exhibition, Traditions, Change, and Celebration, due to open August 2014. Showcasing objects drawn from ...More»

Thursday, December 18, 2014

A Christmas Carol

December 18-20, 2014
Location: Trustus Theatre
Times: Friday - Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday 3 p.m.
Our popular holiday offering from last season returns! You'll be entranced as five actors perform all the characters of Charles Dickens' classic story and create a live musical score on stage in a ...More»
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