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.

The CMA Gala

Columbia Museum of Art 1515 Main Street, Columbia

The City of Columbia is a lot like the Columbia Museum of Art (CMA) collection. It's vast, eclectic, and vibrant — and well worth celebrating. On December 3, plan on doing exactly that, honoring creativity and community with a night of cocktails, conversation, dancing, and more. Black-tie attire. Complimentary valet parking on Hampton Street 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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First Sunday – SC State Museum $1 Admission

SC State Museum 301 Gervais Street, Columbia

General admission is only $1 for guests on the first Sunday of every month! PLUS enjoy 4-D movies and/or planetarium shows, for only $5 each!     First Sunday Ticket Pricing General admission to the South Carolina State Museum is only $1 for guests on First Sunday!* Included in general admission, guests can explore four […]

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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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Shandon/Hollywood-Rose Hill Homes for the Holidays Tour

The Shandon/Hollywood-Rose Hill Homes for the Holidays is scheduled for December 4th! This is your ticket into some of the most beautifully decorated homes for the holidays in this historic Columbia housing district! Tour tickets are on sale now online at https://homes-for-the-holidays-tour-of-homes.ticketleap.com/homes-for-the-holidays---columbia-2022/ . Tickets are $30 per person and will give you access to holiday decorated homes, as […]

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Snowball Parade – Town of Lexington

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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Christmas Parade in Prosperity, SC

Prosperity, SC SC

The Prosperity Christmas Parade is held annually, on the first Sunday following the first Saturday in December, beginning at 3PM.   It is truly a small town Christmas event that is envied by many towns.  Floats, bands, clowns, and all the usual parade antics march down Main Street celebrating the season and the fellowship of […]

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The Nutcracker Ballet at the 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! Become entranced by the Sugar Plum Fairy and her dazzling court, be enchanted by the swirling snowflakes, and cheer for the tiny toy soldiers and their leader, The Nutcracker Prince. This holiday […]

$15 – $50.00
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Town of Batesburg-Leesville Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting

Batesburg Business District North Oak Street, Batesburg

Head out the charming Twin Cities of Batesburg-Leesville for Christmas fun! The Annual Christmas Parade will kick start the evening at 5:30pm, running along Columbia Avenue to the Batesburg District. Following the Parade, the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place on Oak Street, also in the Batesburg District. Enjoy a Christmas program and more!

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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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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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