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Events

Upcoming Events

Scroll our calendar to find the perfect events during your stay or plan your stay around one of our fantastic events. With substantial diversity and community pride, there’s an event every weekend; festivals every month. There’s something for everyone in the family… food festivals, arts and entertainment showcases, cultural, historical and contemporary events. Holiday happenings for every season including the July Celebration on Lake Murray a top 10 Southeast Event. With so many events to offer, you will probably have to extend your stay in Lake Murray Country.

Riverbanks Zoo & Garden – Lights Before Christmas

Riverbanks Zoo & Garden 500 Wildlife Parkway, Columbia

Each evening from 5 to 9 p.m., experience Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. Explore the Zoo illuminated by nearly one million twinkling lights and more than 350 handcrafted images. Take your photo with Santa, roast marshmallows at the Jingle Bell Bonfire and be sure to wear your hat – it […]

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Recurring Event Fireflies Holiday Lights

Fireflies Holiday Lights

Segra Park 1640 Freed Street, Columbia

See over one million lights, experience themed areas, holiday shopping, great food and see Santa at Segra Park at night! The Columbia Fireflies today announced that Segra Park will now be home to a new Midlands holiday tradition, Fireflies Holiday Lights. This holiday season, Segra Park will be decked out with over one million LED […]

$9 – $14.00
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Holiday Lights on the River at Saluda Shoals Park

Saluda Shoals Park EAST 6071 St Andrews Road, Columbia

Open nightly until December 31 2022, from 6:00pm to 10:00pm The Midlands Largest Drive-Through Lights Show! The Midlands Largest Drive-Through Light Show! Experience the magic as Saluda Shoals Park comes alive in millions of sparkling lights. Journey through more than three miles of lights featuring colorful, animated light displays of all shapes and sizes! Create lasting family […]

$25 – $75.00
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Riverbanks Zoo & Garden – Lights Before Christmas

Riverbanks Zoo & Garden 500 Wildlife Parkway, Columbia

Each evening from 5 to 9 p.m., experience Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. Explore the Zoo illuminated by nearly one million twinkling lights and more than 350 handcrafted images. Take your photo with Santa, roast marshmallows at the Jingle Bell Bonfire and be sure to wear your hat – it […]

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Recurring Event Meeting Street Artisan Market

Meeting Street Artisan Market

Interactive Art Park 425 Meeting Street, West Columbia

The City of West Columbia’s Meeting Street Artisan Market is open every Saturday rain or shine, from 11AM-3PM, at the Interactive Art Park, 425 Meeting Street, West Columbia. The market includes vendors selling original art, crafts, foods, and produce. The Market is also held from 4-8pm on the second Thursday of every month. Free parking […]

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More Than Rhythm: A Black Music Series Featuring Nicole Neely and The Black Exchange

Columbia Museum of Art 1515 Main Street, Columbia

Violinist-arranger-composer-conductor and Columbia, S.C., native Nicole Neely joins us for a More Than Rhythm concert celebrating the impact and influence of Black composers and musicians in American classical music. Neely and her string quartet, The Black Exchange, perform a range of pieces showcasing the diversity of today’s art music scene. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Neely has […]

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Recurring Event Fireflies Holiday Lights

Fireflies Holiday Lights

Segra Park 1640 Freed Street, Columbia

See over one million lights, experience themed areas, holiday shopping, great food and see Santa at Segra Park at night! The Columbia Fireflies today announced that Segra Park will now be home to a new Midlands holiday tradition, Fireflies Holiday Lights. This holiday season, Segra Park will be decked out with over one million LED […]

$9 – $14.00
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Holiday Lights on the River at Saluda Shoals Park

Saluda Shoals Park EAST 6071 St Andrews Road, Columbia

Open nightly until December 31 2022, from 6:00pm to 10:00pm The Midlands Largest Drive-Through Lights Show! The Midlands Largest Drive-Through Light Show! Experience the magic as Saluda Shoals Park comes alive in millions of sparkling lights. Journey through more than three miles of lights featuring colorful, animated light displays of all shapes and sizes! Create lasting family […]

$25 – $75.00
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A Christmas Carol at Newberry Opera House

Newberry Opera House 1201 McKibben Street, Newberry

Newberry is home to the historic Newberry Opera House, where performers from all over the world take center stage in Lake Murray Country! Celebrate the true Spirit of Christmas with this brand new, original production filled with haunting special effects and heartfelt sentiment. “A Christmas Carol” is delightful and thoroughly entertaining, it is the perfect […]

$40 – $50.00
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Riverbanks Zoo & Garden – Lights Before Christmas

Riverbanks Zoo & Garden 500 Wildlife Parkway, Columbia

Each evening from 5 to 9 p.m., experience Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. Explore the Zoo illuminated by nearly one million twinkling lights and more than 350 handcrafted images. Take your photo with Santa, roast marshmallows at the Jingle Bell Bonfire and be sure to wear your hat – it […]

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