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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.
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.
2016 South Carolina International Auto Show
January 20 - 22, 2017
TD Convention Center 1 Exposition Dr, Greenville, SC

Featuring the latest cars, trucks, crossovers, vans, sport/utilities and alternative fuel vehicles. Two special test drive events are taking place at the auto show this year, allowing attendees to help close the loop on their auto show research. 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.
February 14 - 15, 2017
Koger Center for the Arts 1051 Greene St, Columbia, SC

Drawing on Irish traditions, the combined talents of the performers propel Irish dancing and music into the present day, capturing the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures in an innovative and exciting blend of dance, music and song. Details.
St. Patrick’s Day Festival
Saturday, March 18, 2017 10:00 a.m.
Dreher High School 3319 Millwood Ave, Columbia, SC

Be sure to wear your green and get your Sham-Rock On at the St. Pat’s Parade! After entering Five Points, the parade will wind its way down Devine Street and up Saluda Avenue, returning to Harden Street at the Five Points Fountain and concluding near Food Lion. Details.
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