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CUT! Costume and the Cinema
November 18, 2016 - February 19, 2017
Columbia Museum of Art 1515 Main St, Columbia, SC

This exciting exhibition includes 43 period costumes from 25 films, depicting five centuries of history, drama, and comedy. An experience like no other awaits visitors as they discover the glamour and artistry of cinematic couture, delight in sumptuous fabrics and unparalleled embroidery, and bask in the allure of famous film stars 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.
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.
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.
Carolina Carillon Parade
Saturday, December 3, 2016
Location: Gervais Street Columbia, SC

The 63rd Annual Parade will feature famously festive entries from all across the state of South Carolina! The parade is considered not only the Capitol City's premier parade, but The Official Holiday Parade of South Carolina. 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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