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Walk to End Alzheimer's
Saturday, October 15, 2016 10:00 a.m.
Spirit Communications Park 1640 Freed Dr. Columbia, SC

All funds raised through Walk to End Alzheimer's further the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association. The Alzheimer's Association is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Details.
Pumpkin Run
Saturday, October 29, 2016 8:30 a.m.
NorthWest Family YMCA, Irmo, SC

Proceeds from the Pumpkin Run 5K & Kids Fun Run will support the YMCA’s Annual Campaign to ensure a brighter future for the Midlands. With your generous support, we can continue to make a lasting impact in our community. The Y is so much more than a gym. It’s a cause. Details.
Columbia Winter Jazz Fest
November 4 - 5, 2016
Township Auditorium 1703 Taylor St Columbia, SC

Jazz Diva Entertainment presents a 2 night jazz explosion with its Jazz Fest, starring Boney James, Najee, JMichael Peeples, Terence Young, Dante Lewis and many more! Details.
Lights Before Christmas
November 19 - December 30, 2016
Riverbanks Zoo & Garden 500 Wildlife Parkway, Columbia, SC

Experience Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition! Bring the kids and the camera and see why Lights Before Christmas has continued as a family tradition for more than 25 years! While you may spot a few night owls during Lights, most of our residents will be off-exhibit to catch some zzz’s. Details.
The Shandon Turkey Trot
Saturday, November 19, 2016 8:00 a.m.
Hand Middle School, Wheat St, Columbia, SC OH

The Trot is a walk and run that is held each year through the tree-lined streets of Shandon. The Turkey Trot began in 1981 and has grown in popularity ever since. Details.
Holiday Lights on the River
November 23 - December 31, 2016 6:00 p.m.
Saluda Shoals Park, 5605 Bush River Rd, Columbia, SC

Enjoy the Dazzling Dancing Forest with its dancing, lighted trees synchronized to classical and whimsical holiday music. See the three dimensional Victorian Village, Old Man Winter, the holiday classic Twelve Days of Christmas and so much more, all in sparkling lights. Details.
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas
Sunday, November 27, 2016
Koger Center for the Arts 1051 Greene St Columbia, SC

Experience the magic as the spirit of the season comes alive with the signature sound of MS. Their holiday CDs have become synonymous with Christmas and continue to occupy top spots on Billboard’s Seasonal Charts every year! Details.
Holiday Market
November 30 - December 4, 2016
South Carolina State Fairgrounds 1200 Rosewood Dr Columbia, SC

Our four-day shopping event raises over $250,000, which helps our league members further our vision of strengthening the health and well-being of children and families in the Midlands. Details.
50th Annual Governor's Carolighting
Thursday, December 1, 2016 7:00 p.m.
South Carolina State House 1100 Gervais St, Columbia, SC

Entertainment leading up to the lighting of the State Christmas tree will include performances from a variety of choirs and musical talent across the state. This year the Carolighting will coincide with First Thursday on Main, creating an entire evening of holiday spirit in the heart of the capital city! Details.
Columbia City Ballet Presents "Nutcracker"
December 10 - 18, 2016
Koger Center for the Arts 1051 Greene St, Columbia, SC

A Columbia’s holiday family tradition, the show has the distinction of being Koger Center’s first Nutcracker production and longest consecutively running annual arts event. With seven snow-filled performances, including four matinees, Nutcracker is designed to accommodate the entire family’s holiday schedule. Details.
Famously Hot New Year
Saturday, December 31, 2016
South Carolina State Capitol 1100 Gervais St, Columbia, SC

The celebration offers attendees a unique way to ring in the New Year. Set at the footsteps of the picturesque South Carolina State Capitol, attendees will ring in the New Year with Southern hospitality. The celebration extends down Main Street and beyond, encompassing the huge, free #FHNY concert featuring live music, a DJ and a midnight fireworks show. Details.
Cold Winter's Day 5K
Saturday, December 31, 2016 10:00 a.m.
Corner of Trenholm Rd and Country Club Dr Columbia, SC

The course will be marked with flour for each turn, Water Stops, Police Department/Volunteers will monitor the course. Details.
Red Shoe Run
Saturday, January 21, 2017
Hand Middle School 2600 Wheat St, Columbia, SC

Join Ronald McDonald House Charities of Columbia, SC for the 11th Run that benefits our mission to provide comfort and care to the families of critically ill or injured children. Details.
Columbia City Ballet Presents "Swan Lake"
January 27 - 28, 2017
Koger Center for the Arts 1051 Greene St, Columbia, SC

This classic performance is joined by the full SC Philharmonic. “A jewel of the Koger Center stage…magnificent” — The State Details.
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