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.

Holiday Market – Junior League of Columbia

SC State Fair Grounds 1200 Rosewood Drive, Columbia

The Junior League of Columbia's Holiday Market is a popular holiday event each year in Lake Murray Country. Thousands of shoppers head to the South Carolina State Fairgrounds to find the perfect gifts from nearly 170 merchants and take part in the always sold-out Ladies Night Out event, the festive annual Holiday Ball, and a […]

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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 Christmas Craft Fair-Town of Lexington

Christmas Craft Fair-Town of Lexington

Icehouse Amphitheater 107 West Main Street, Lexington

The Town of Lexington will be hosting a Christmas Craft Fair at the Icehouse Amphitheater Pavilion featuring fresh produce, unique gifts, local vendors, food and much more! The Market will be held: Thursday, December 1 from 4pm-8pm and Friday, December 2 from 4pm-8pm. For more information on becoming a vendor, please email [email protected]

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Recurring Event Santa’s Tour of Newberry

Santa’s Tour of Newberry

Downtown Newberry

Fridays in December before Christmas Santa's Tour of Newberry 5:00 pm- 6:00pm Fridays in December Save the Date for Santa's Tour of Newberry! On select Fridays in December Santa will tour Newberry's neighborhoods via Fire Truck! All tours end on Downtown's Main Street at 6pm!

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North Pole Lights – A Very Berry Christmas in Newberry

Downtown Newberry

Fridays in December before Christmas North Pole Nights 5:00 pm- 8:00 pm Community Hall & Memorial Park Experience the wonders of the North Pole! Enjoy fluttering faux snow in Memorial Park, crafts and a special Christmas story from Mrs. Claus, courtesy of the Newberry County Chamber of Commerce. Before arrival, all children are invited to […]

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Carols Along the River

Cayce Riverwalk - N Ave Entrance 201 N Avenue, Cayce

Stroll along the Riverwalk with hot chocolate while listening to holiday music during this beloved caroling event, December 2nd from 6-8 pm at the N. Ave Entrance to Cayce Riverwalk. Parking is available at Brookland-Cayce High School and includes a free trolley ride to and from the Riverwalk entry.

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Christmas in Leesville

Leesville Main Street SC

Sponsored by the Leesville Merchant's Association, the children will love making s'more's over the fire pit and seeing Santa all while enjoying extended shopping hours with area shops!

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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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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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Town of Lexington Christmas Carolighting Ceremony

Icehouse Amphitheater 107 West Main Street, Lexington

Join the Town of Lexington as they sing Christmas carols, light the tree & take pictures with Santa at Icehouse Amphitheater. Santa will be at Icehouse Amphitheater from 4pm-8pm. The Tree Lighting Ceremony starts at 6:30pm

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City of West Columbia Tree Lighting Ceremony

City of West Columbia City Hall 200 12th Street, West Columbia

Let the Christmas fun begin in the City of West Columbia as the Mayor and Council light the City's Christmas Tree at Town Hall!  

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Recurring Event Little Bethlehem – Gilbert, SC

Little Bethlehem – Gilbert, SC

Little Town of Bethlehem Site - Gilbert, SC 403 Peach Festival Road, Gilbert

“Come and see, come and see! The Savior has been born!” The shepherds ran through the streets of Bethlehem, bringing the Good News on a long ago, starry night. A little history of Little Bethlehem: First Baptist Church of Gilbert embarked on a creative and new Christmas venture in 2007. The mission plan was a […]

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