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Columbia, South Carolina Events - Columbia is a city filled with fascinating history, beautiful scenery, incredible attractions, and fabulous entertainment. Columbia is home to some of South Carolina's most captivating attractions and upcoming events. Stay in tune with columbiasc-events.com for information on upcoming concerts, shows or social gatherings and join us at our favorite Columbia SC Events.
 
Upcoming Events and Attractions in Columbia, South Carolina - We are excited that you will be Visiting Columbia, South Carolina and look forward to sharing the excitement that makes our State Capital a tourist hot spot! Take advantage of our special promotions that highlight Columbia's greatest attractions! Hang with the monkeys at Riverbanks Zoo, discover our love for art and history at numerous museums, and spend time in the sun at Lake Murray.

Concerts, Nightlife, and Upcoming Events in Columbia, South Carolina - In the evening, we invite you to dine with us at local restaurants and take part in the nightlife in the Vista Downtown, Harbison Boulevard area, and Lexington, South Carolina. Rest comfortably staying with one of our local hotel partners to restore your energy and wake up feeling refreshed for the next day's adventure. Whether you are stopping for a quick visit on your way to the beach, or spending your vacation with us, we are looking forward to sharing all that Columbia has to offer.
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Lights Before Christmas
NOW Through December 30, 2016 | Closed December 24 and 25, 2016
Celebrate the holiday season at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden’s Lights Before Christmas family tradition! View nearly one million twinkling lights and countless animated images at this Columbia holiday event. Santa will be on site every night starting at 6PM through December 23rd. Create warm memories and spread holiday cheer around the Jingle Bell Bonfire. Plus, enjoy hot cocoa, marshmallows and other festive foods available for purchase! Click here for additional information.
2016 Upcoming Events in Columbia SC
Columbia South Carolina concerts, festivals, races, shows, outdoor adventures, holiday events and more entertain people from across the state and around the world! Check out our complete list of 2016 Upcoming Events and mark your calendar today! Visiting Columbia, South Carolina to attend an upcoming event? Check out incredible discount rates from our local hotel partners!
​Holiday Lights on the River
November 23, 2016 - December 31, 2016
Experience the Midlands largest drive-through lights show as Saluda Shoals Park comes alive in a blaze of more than a million sparkling lights. Take a journey through colorful lights and over 400 animated light displays of all shapes and sizes! Create lasting family memories this year at Holiday Lights on the River. Fun-filled family activities will be offered every night during Holiday Lights on the River:

  • Ride the Hayride shuttle to the Wetland Walking trail
  • Ride the Saluda Shoals train
  • Walk along the lighted trail to the Wetland and enjoy a laser light show
  • Make a craft
  • Visit Santa's Claus'et Gift Shop
  • Roast marshmallows
- Visit and have a photo with Santa (Dec. 9– 23 only)

Nominal fees may apply for activities.There's a brand new Holiday Lights entrance off St. Andrews Road! Holiday Lights visitors will enjoy an all new route this year. Click here for additional information.



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Famously Hot New Year
December 31, 2016
Now in its sixth year, #FHNY is a free, outdoor street celebration that draws a diverse, all-ages crowd from all over the nation -- 35,000 strong in 2015 -- to downtown Columbia, S.C. The entire Midlands region comes together for the New Year's holiday, with expanded hours at family-friendly destinations, pop-up NYE parties at local restaurants and clubs, specials at neighborhood boutiques, hotel deals and more. Click here for more information about this FREE holiday celebration.