Upcoming Events in Columbia, South Carolina

Upcoming Events in Columbia, SC
Columbia South Carolina Events - Events in Columbia, South Carolina include exciting festivals, concerts, museum displays, social gatherings, holiday festivities, and more. We want YOU to participate and share in the excitement! Take a glance at these upcoming events and start planning your trip to Columbia, South Carolina today! Enjoy comfortable Columbia accommodations and take part in all of the wonderful events that Columbia art galleries, performing arts centers, theaters, and other local businesses host throughout the year. 

Events coming to Columbia South Carolina - Whether you are searching for some exciting nightlife, delicious dining, family fun things to do, outdoor adventures, or indoor activities, Columbia is the place to be! Enjoy fantastic local events and activities all year long. 

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Featured Upcoming Columbia SC Event:

Lights Before Christmas at Riverbanks Zoo
Now through - December 30, 2014 
Closed Nov 27, Dec 24 & 25
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. Enjoy nearly one million twinkling lights, countless animated images and dazzling Music in Motion Lights. There will be nightly visits with Santa, and warm memories and holiday cheer around the Jingle Bell Bonfire. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for children. Call 803-779-8717 for more information.
Holiday House Tours
Now through - January 6, 2014
The Robert Mills House, Hampton-Preston Mansion and Mann-Simons Site are all decorated for the season! Guides will provide stories of holidays past in Columbia and discuss how families decorated and entertained during the 19th and early 20th centuries. View a variety of holiday decorations and traditions in each house. Shown as part of the regularly-scheduled tours of the Robert Mills House, Hampton-Preston Mansion and Mann-Simons Site from November 21 - January 6.

Lights Before Christmas at Riverbanks Zoo
Now through - December 30, 2014 | Closed Nov 27, Dec 24 & 25
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. Enjoy nearly one million twinkling lights, counless animated images and dazzling Music in Motion Lights. There will be nightly visits with Santa, and warm memories and holiday cheer around the Jingle Bell Bonfire. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for children. Call 803-779-8717 for more information.

Snowville!
Now through - February 22, 2015
Every day is a SNOW DAY at EdVenture Children's Museum from November 22nd through February 22nd! Strap on some ice skates and pack your mittens for a frosty, fun-filled trip to Snowville. Our most popular seasonal exhibit is cooler than ever! Crawl through an ice tunnel, climb a snow-capped mountain, sled down a snowy hill, or visit the Penguin Observation Station. It’s all in Snowville! Click here for additional information.

Saluda Shoals Holiday Lights
Now through - December 31, 2014
From November 26th through December 31st, Saluda Shoals Park will come alive in a blaze of more than a million sparkling lights. Holiday Lights on the River features over 400 themed, animated light displays on a two-mile loop of the Park! Enjoy the Dazzling Dancing Forest with its dancing, lighted trees synchronized to classical and whimsical holiday music. Take a stroll along the boardwalk through the Wetland Wonderland Walking Trail and watch nature come to life in sparkling lights. Take a hayride to the boardwalk for $1 per person or walk along the new trail to the Wetland and enjoy a laser light show and the Deck the Doors Holiday door display along the way. Click here for more information.

X Tour Live featuring Chris Brown
December 20, 2014 at 7PM
Grammy award-winning Chris Brown is bringing X Tour LIVE! to Colonial Life Arena. The show features August Alsina as well as new emerging artists D LUX and Jackie Michaels. Contact the Colonial Life Arena at 803-576-9200 or click here to purchase tickets for this Columbia event.

New Year's Eve in Columbia SC
December 31, 2014
Ring in the New Year in Columbia, South Carolina! The Famously Hot New Year Celebration is the largest free New Year's Eve bash in South Carolina. Plus, EdVenture, Music Farm and other popular Columbia attractions invite you to celebrate New Year's Eve in Columbia, SC. Countdowns, ball drops, live music and more. Columbia, SC is the place to be this New Year's Eve! Click here for a complete list of New Year's Eve events.

Harbison 50K
January 3, 2015 
The Harbison 50K is a trail race in Columbia, SC. Runners will make their way through technical single track trails, fire roads, wide trails and stream crossings while navigating plenty of rocks, roots and mud on the beautiful trails of the Harbison State Forest. Although a surprisingly challenging course, with plenty of aid-stations and great volunteers, this is a great 50K for your first ultra! Total elevation change is 4,186 ft.

Columbia Home Building & Remodeling Expo
January 9 - 11, 2015
The 2015 Home Building and Remodeling Expo will be held at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. This comprehensive and expansive home show brings together homeowners and many of the most knowledgeable and experienced remodeling and building experts. Every aspect of the home can be explored, from the smallest design detail to the largest house addition. Professionals will be on hand to share their valuable knowledge to bring your ideas to life or inspire you with new ones. See the latest innovations and design trends. Experts will be showcasing everything for the home including, but not limited to the latest in cabinetry and countertops, flooring, sunrooms and additions, basement finishing, waterproofing, smart home automation, energy efficient windows and exterior products. This all-encompassing event will surely put you on the path towards making your dream home a reality! Click here for additional information.

Harlem Globetrotters 2015 World Tour
January 10, 2015 at 2PM & 7PM
The iconic Harlem Globetrotters are coming to town with their unrivaled family show, featuring some of the greatest athletes on the planet. With incredible ball handling wizardry, amazing rim-rattling dunks and trick shots, side-splitting comedy and unequaled on-court fan interaction, this must-see event is guaranteed to entertain the whole family – creating memories that will last a lifetime. The Globetrotters will face a great challenge this year, as the infamous Washington Generals are more determined than ever to beat the Globetrotters. The Generals, the last team to beat the Globetrotters, are now coached by a former member of that 1971 team. They are on a mission and will do whatever it takes to win, with a new strategy that’s sure to give the Globetrotters a run for their money. Click here for tickets.​

World Beer Festival Columbia
January 17, 2015
The Columbia World Beer Festival invites you to sample from over 200 craft and specialty beers from around the world! The 2015 World Beer Fest will feature an expanded SC Beer Garden, new Belgian Bier Garden, silent disco, live music, excellent presentations, improved food selection and more! General admission tickets include a tasting glass with unlimited 2 oz tastings from over 200 of the finest beers and access into the Art of Beer Experience for beer ingredient samplings, pairings, educational seminars, a mini commercial brewery and more! Purchase tickets online or stop by Green's Beverages and Morganelli's Party Store for tickets.

Monster Jam in Columbia, SC
February 6 - 7, 2015
Monster Jam returns to Columbia, South Carolina February 2015. Visit the Colonial Life Arena February 6th and 7th for this exciting show. Friday night show is at 7:30PM. Saturday shows are at 2PM and 7:30PM. Tickets range from $22 - $42. Kids 2 - 12 are $7 in the $27 and $22 price levels. Call the Colonial Life Arena at 803-576-9200 or click here for tickets.

MGC Long Run 15K & 5K
February 7, 2015
McAngus Goudelock & Courie is proud to bring the MGC Long Run 15k|5k back to Columbia for its second year. This road race began in 2014 in an effort to combine the firm’s wellness initiative with its community giving program. With over 750 runners, walkers and volunteers, the inaugural event was a huge success, raising $20,000 for a local nonprofit. The 2015 race will benefit USO South Carolina. This year’s race will include a 15k, 5k and a new Kids’ Fun Run, all taking place on Saturday, February 7 in downtown Columbia. The races will be followed by a family-friendly, fun party at the First Citizens Courtyard on the corner of Main and Lady. Click here for additional information.

Disney Live at Colonial Life
February 20, 2015 at 7PM
Disney Live Mickey's Magic Show is coming to the Colonial Life Arena on February 20, 2015. Get your tickets today to see your favorite Disney characters in Columbia, South Carolina. Tickets range from $22 - $47. Children under 1 are free. Children 12 months and older require a ticket. Doors will open at 6PM and show will begin at 7PM. Call the Colonial Life Arena at 803-576-9200 or click here for tickets.
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