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.

Snowball Parade

Main Street, Lexington, SC

It’s a Christmas tradition you won’t want to miss! Join the Town of Lexington and the Lexington Jaycees for the annual Christmas Parade down Main Street! Get in the Christmas Spirit by watching an array of parade floats make their way through downtown! ***To be in the parade, please contact Heather Danley by email at […]

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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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Christmas Tree Lighting in South Congaree

Town of South Congaree 669 Main Street, West Columbia

The Town of South Congaree in West Columbia invites you to their Annual Christmas Tree Lighting  on Main Street. Featuring Hot Chocolate and Christmas Carols!

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Carolina Lights at the SC State Fairgrounds

SC State Fair Grounds 1200 Rosewood Drive, Columbia

It's your moment for holiday winning memories! Columbia’s downtown drive-through lights show – located at the Lexington Medical Center Fair Park at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds.

$20 – $70.00
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Holiday Lights on the River

Saluda Shoals Park EAST 6071 St Andrews Road, Columbia

Open nightly until Friday, December 31 2021, from 6:00pm to 10:00pm The Midlands Largest Drive-Through Lights Show! Experience the magic as Saluda Shoals Park comes alive in a blaze of more than a million sparkling lights. Journey through more than two miles of lights featuring over 400 colorful, animated light displays of all shapes and sizes! Create […]

$25.00
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Carolina Lights at the SC State Fairgrounds

SC State Fair Grounds 1200 Rosewood Drive, Columbia

It's your moment for holiday winning memories! Columbia’s downtown drive-through lights show – located at the Lexington Medical Center Fair Park at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds.

$20 – $70.00
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Holiday Lights on the River

Saluda Shoals Park EAST 6071 St Andrews Road, Columbia

Open nightly until Friday, December 31 2021, from 6:00pm to 10:00pm The Midlands Largest Drive-Through Lights Show! Experience the magic as Saluda Shoals Park comes alive in a blaze of more than a million sparkling lights. Journey through more than two miles of lights featuring over 400 colorful, animated light displays of all shapes and sizes! Create […]

$25.00
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Harvest Dinner

City Roots Farm 1005 Airport Blvd., Columbia

Join us for a harvest feast at City Roots Farm. Be prepared for a family-style, four-course farm to table dinner by Chef/Owner Kristian Niemi of Bourbon, Black Rooster, F2T Productions and Honey River Catering and friends featuring seasonal ingredients from local farmers and artisans. Enjoy a welcome cocktail and wine pairings. Safety is our first […]

$85.00
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Carolina Lights at the SC State Fairgrounds

SC State Fair Grounds 1200 Rosewood Drive, Columbia

It's your moment for holiday winning memories! Columbia’s downtown drive-through lights show – located at the Lexington Medical Center Fair Park at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds.

$20 – $70.00
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Holiday Lights on the River

Saluda Shoals Park EAST 6071 St Andrews Road, Columbia

Open nightly until Friday, December 31 2021, from 6:00pm to 10:00pm The Midlands Largest Drive-Through Lights Show! Experience the magic as Saluda Shoals Park comes alive in a blaze of more than a million sparkling lights. Journey through more than two miles of lights featuring over 400 colorful, animated light displays of all shapes and sizes! Create […]

$25.00
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CMA Chamber Music on Main

Columbia Museum of Art 1515 Main Street, Columbia

Artistic Director Andrew Armstrong brings together an impressive group of artists for the second concert of this year’s series: Gabriela Diaz and Michi Wiancko on violin, Ayane Kozasa on viola, and CMA Chamber favorite Ani Aznavoorian on cello. Enjoy a melodic evening of songs for two violins, solo piano, piano and violin, viola and cello, […]

$42.00
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The Two Claras

Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College 7300 College St., Irmo

The Two Claras is a heart-warming contemporary rendition of The Nutcracker performed by pre-professional dancers of the Columbia City Jazz Company. This show is guaranteed to get you in the holiday spirit! "This performance is supported in part by the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives funding from the National Endowment of the Arts" *Masks are required

$15.00
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