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What's Hot This December
Posted on November 22, 2016 at 7:03AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Holiday celebrations, special events around town and a number of museum exhibits are all in store for December. Check out our roundup of things to do below, then take a look at ...
What's Hot This Holiday Season: Your Guide to Columbia, SC Festivities
Posted on November 2, 2016 at 9:12AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Get ready to give thanks, gather with family and friends and celebrate the most wonderful time of the year! The holiday season is officially upon us and we have everything you need to know about ...
What's Hot This Halloweekend: Tricks, Treats and Terrors
Posted on October 28, 2016 at 6:00AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Halloween is here, so gather up some ghosts and goblins and get witchy this weekend at a number of events and activities going on around town! Read on for our roundup below, then take a look at ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Walk for Life, Bridge Dinner and Halloween Fun
Posted on October 21, 2016 at 7:39AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Gear up for an action-packed weekend full of events, concerts, food and more! Continue reading for our roundup below, then look through our calendar of events for everything that's going ...
What's Hot This Weekend: SC State Fair, Restaurant Week and Oktoberfests
Posted on October 14, 2016 at 6:18AM by Dayna Cantelmi
What do funnel cakes, frights and flying monkeys have in common? You can experience all of these and more this weekend! Read on for our roundup below, then take a look at our calendar of ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Festivals, Oz and Gamecock Football
Posted on September 28, 2016 at 7:18AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Autumn is in the air and a weekend full of fun events and activities are in store! Continue reading for our roundup below, then check out our calendar of events for all that's going on in ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Okra, Fall Festivals and Country Music
Posted on September 23, 2016 at 6:04AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Summer may be over, but there's still a ton of things to do this weekend! Read on for our roundup below, then take a look at our calendar of events for all that's happening in Columbia, ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Jubilee, Greek Festival and Gamecock Football
Posted on September 16, 2016 at 7:11AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Football, festivals and fitness, oh my! This weekend has all the fixin's to get you ready for fall. Continue reading for our roundup below, then peruse our calendar of events for ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Maroon 5, Roller Derby and Festivals
Posted on September 9, 2016 at 6:23AM by Dayna Cantelmi
September is moving full steam ahead with a jam-packed schedule of events this weekend. Keep reading for our roundup below, then check out our calendar of events for everything that's ...

Holidays in Columbia, SC

Columbia, SC is The New Holiday Hot Spot - where you can enjoy a delicious farm-to-table Thanksgiving feast, see the dazzling lights at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden or Saluda Shoals Park, or ring in the New Year with Famously Hot New Year and more celebrations across the Columbia region. Find events, hot deals and more here as you plan your holiday in Columbia, SC.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Calendar of Events

Historic Holiday Tours

through December 31, 2016
Location: Robert Mills House & Gardens
Times: Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM | Sunday: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The holiday season is here and Historic Columbia is pulling out all the stops! Visit us through Dec. 31, to see a variety of holiday decorations and traditions in the Robert Mills House and ...More»

Holiday Lights on the River

through December 31, 2016
Location: Saluda Shoals Park
Times: From: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Experience the Midlands largest drive-through lights show 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 ...More»

Laser Holidays Planetarium Experience

through January 1, 2017
Location: South Carolina State Museum
Times: Showing times vary
This is an exciting and unique way to celebrate the season through a display of colorful and dramatic laser lights choreographed to a mix of holiday music favorites, including “Rudolph the ...More»

Lights Before Christmas

through December 30, 2016
Location: Riverbanks Zoo & Garden
Times: From: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Bring the kids and the camera and see why Lights Before Christmas has continued as a family tradition for more than 25 years!   Nearly one million twinkling lights Countless ...More»

Main Street ICE

through January 16, 2017
Location: Columbia Museum of Art
Times: Times vary according to date
Enjoy a winter wonderland in the heart of the capital city this holiday season! Visit the website for more information about hours of operation.  Groups reservations will be accepted ...More»

The Polar Express 4-D Experience

through January 1, 2017
Location: South Carolina State Museum
Times: Showing times vary
You’re invited on an extraordinary 4-D 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»

The Star of Bethlehem Planetarium Experience

through January 1, 2017
Location: South Carolina State Museum
Times: Showing times vary
This full dome planetarium experience takes viewers back in time to Jerusalem and Bethlehem to investigate fascinating ideas about the “Christmas Star.” The show presents historical ...More»

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Historic Holiday Tours

through December 31, 2016
Location: Robert Mills House & Gardens
Times: Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM | Sunday: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The holiday season is here and Historic Columbia is pulling out all the stops! Visit us through Dec. 31, to see a variety of holiday decorations and traditions in the Robert Mills House and ...More»

Holiday Lights on the River

through December 31, 2016
Location: Saluda Shoals Park
Times: From: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Experience the Midlands largest drive-through lights show 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 ...More»

Laser Holidays Planetarium Experience

through January 1, 2017
Location: South Carolina State Museum
Times: Showing times vary
This is an exciting and unique way to celebrate the season through a display of colorful and dramatic laser lights choreographed to a mix of holiday music favorites, including “Rudolph the ...More»

Lights Before Christmas

through December 30, 2016
Location: Riverbanks Zoo & Garden
Times: From: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Bring the kids and the camera and see why Lights Before Christmas has continued as a family tradition for more than 25 years!   Nearly one million twinkling lights Countless ...More»

Main Street ICE

through January 16, 2017
Location: Columbia Museum of Art
Times: Times vary according to date
Enjoy a winter wonderland in the heart of the capital city this holiday season! Visit the website for more information about hours of operation.  Groups reservations will be accepted ...More»

The Polar Express 4-D Experience

through January 1, 2017
Location: South Carolina State Museum
Times: Showing times vary
You’re invited on an extraordinary 4-D 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»

The Star of Bethlehem Planetarium Experience

through January 1, 2017
Location: South Carolina State Museum
Times: Showing times vary
This full dome planetarium experience takes viewers back in time to Jerusalem and Bethlehem to investigate fascinating ideas about the “Christmas Star.” The show presents historical ...More»

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Historic Holiday Tours

through December 31, 2016
Location: Robert Mills House & Gardens
Times: Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM | Sunday: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The holiday season is here and Historic Columbia is pulling out all the stops! Visit us through Dec. 31, to see a variety of holiday decorations and traditions in the Robert Mills House and ...More»

Holiday Lights on the River

through December 31, 2016
Location: Saluda Shoals Park
Times: From: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Experience the Midlands largest drive-through lights show 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 ...More»

Laser Holidays Planetarium Experience

through January 1, 2017
Location: South Carolina State Museum
Times: Showing times vary
This is an exciting and unique way to celebrate the season through a display of colorful and dramatic laser lights choreographed to a mix of holiday music favorites, including “Rudolph the ...More»

Lights Before Christmas

through December 30, 2016
Location: Riverbanks Zoo & Garden
Times: From: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Bring the kids and the camera and see why Lights Before Christmas has continued as a family tradition for more than 25 years!   Nearly one million twinkling lights Countless ...More»

Main Street ICE

through January 16, 2017
Location: Columbia Museum of Art
Times: Times vary according to date
Enjoy a winter wonderland in the heart of the capital city this holiday season! Visit the website for more information about hours of operation.  Groups reservations will be accepted ...More»

The Polar Express 4-D Experience

through January 1, 2017
Location: South Carolina State Museum
Times: Showing times vary
You’re invited on an extraordinary 4-D 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»

The Star of Bethlehem Planetarium Experience

through January 1, 2017
Location: South Carolina State Museum
Times: Showing times vary
This full dome planetarium experience takes viewers back in time to Jerusalem and Bethlehem to investigate fascinating ideas about the “Christmas Star.” The show presents historical ...More»

Town Theatre Presents "A Christmas Carol: The Musical"

December 2-18, 2016
Location: Town Theatre
Times: Thursday - Saturday: 8:00 PM | Sunday: 3:00 PM
Visit Town Theatre to see this premiere and unique performance of the classic holiday tale. Ebenezer Scrooge is a prosperous curmudgeon who believes personal wealth is far more valuable than the ...More»

Friday, December 9, 2016

Historic Holiday Tours

through December 31, 2016
Location: Robert Mills House & Gardens
Times: Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM | Sunday: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The holiday season is here and Historic Columbia is pulling out all the stops! Visit us through Dec. 31, to see a variety of holiday decorations and traditions in the Robert Mills House and ...More»

Holiday Lights on the River

through December 31, 2016
Location: Saluda Shoals Park
Times: From: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Experience the Midlands largest drive-through lights show 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 ...More»

Laser Holidays Planetarium Experience

through January 1, 2017
Location: South Carolina State Museum
Times: Showing times vary
This is an exciting and unique way to celebrate the season through a display of colorful and dramatic laser lights choreographed to a mix of holiday music favorites, including “Rudolph the ...More»
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New Year’s Eve at Embassy Suites by Hilton Columbia … “Yeah it’s Pretty Great” End 2016 with a Bottle of Champagne, Party Favors, and an Evening Managers Reception from 5:30pm-7:30pm while ...

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Enjoy your stay in one Columbia's closest hotels to Famously Hot New Years celebrations! Included in the New Years Package is: - 2 PM Late Check Out - Bottle of Champagne - 2 ...
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Come celebrate New Years Eve with us! We are walking distance from the Famously Hot Year Celebration. Rate includes breakfast for two and internet.

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Package to include champagne for 2 at check in, shuttle to Famously Hot New Years Eve Party, Breakfast for 2, late 2 PM check out - rate is $199.00.

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Staybridge Suites Columbia Downtown

Stay 2 nights in one of our apartment-like suites and explore some of Columbia's great local shopping and attractions and receive a $25.00 visa Gift Card! Staybridge Suites is located in ...
 

 

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