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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.

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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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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Recurring Event Free First Thursday at CMA

Free First Thursday at CMA

Columbia Museum of Art 1515 Main Street, Columbia

Looking for something to do in Lake Murray Country, enjoy free admission and extended hours at Columbia Museum of Art, located Downtown Columbia courtesy of BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina. Plus, head to the galleries at 6:30 p.m. to chat with our friendly docents about the art you see.    

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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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Holiday Planetarium Lighting at the SC State Museum

SC State Museum 301 Gervais Street, Columbia

Holiday Planetarium Lighting Thurs., Dec. 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. Holiday fun returns to the State Museum! In addition to extended operating hours, this evening will include showings of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer 4-D and the planetarium experience, Winter Stars Live Sky. Plus, the Cotton Mill Exchange will be open for extra shopping time, kids can enjoy […]

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Cayce Christmas Drive-Thru

Cayce City Hall 1800 12th Street, Cayce

Experience thousands of lights, music of local performers and a visit from Santa - all from the warmth of your car, December 1st from 6-8 pm at Cayce City Hall, 1800 12th Street. The event is sponsored by The Woman’s Club of Cayce, who will be collecting canned goods and non-perishable foods for the 20th […]

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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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Aaron Tippin 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! Aaron Tippin has crusaded for the working man and woman since he ripped Country music wide open with his single “You’ve Got To Stand For Something.” Twenty-five years is a huge career […]

$65 – $80.00
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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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