We list ten holiday-themed workshops for kids and adults where you can create Christmas ornaments, wreaths, a card holder, candles and paper lanterns!
Saturday, November 3 | 10AM – 12PM | Michael’s in Harbison
They craft, you shop! Kids 6 and up can enjoy making a dimensional Christmas Tree. Sign up in store or online, or drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event. Cost: $5. More here.
Saturday, November 10 | 10AM – 12PM | Michael’s in Harbison
They craft, you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy creating a Craft Stick Santa. Sign up in store or online, or drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event. Cost: $2. More here.
Thursday, November 29 from 6 – 8pm | Glassie Ladies | 803-796-0407
Join the fun at Glassie Ladies as you create 3 very special glass ornaments for your tree! $45 Call to register. 803-796-0407. Visit their website here.
Riverbanks Zoo | Dec. 13 at 9:45am and 11am (ages 2–5)
Nature provides a plethora of decorations! With some natural materials and a bit of creativity, we can create some unique ornaments. Cost is $6 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public. Limited tickets available. Register here.
Saturday, Dec. 15 at 10am & 1pm
Create a fresh wreath with a variety of evergreen material from Riverbanks. We will teach the basics of wreath making and provide an array of seed pods and natural materials to adorn your creation! Cost is $25 per participant. Space is limited. Register here.
Thursday, Nov 15 | 6:30 – 8PM | Various Locations
Make spirits bright in any room with a tree-shaped holiday card display. In this workshop, a spirited Store Associate will demonstrate how to measure, mark, cut and assemble a festive display for your photos with Santa, small trinkets and this year’s holiday card collection. Add string lights for a little sparkle or tinsel for a festive touch, this display will be a holiday favorite year after year! Register here.
Nov. 24, 9AM – 2PM & Dec. 22, 9AM – 2PM | 802 Chris Drive
During this Christmas Ornament Class you’ll learn to turn a hollow globe ornament. Materials are supplied. Each student will turn one ornament. Register here.
Saturday, December 1 | 11am | Wingard’s Market
Give your front door the personal touch this holiday season with a custom wreath, created by YOU! Bring some Christmas Ornaments from home, and use them to decorate a live Fraser Fir Wreath. There will also be natural adornments (fresh greens, etc.) for you to add as well. Select a hand-tied bow from our collection. Voila! A fresh wreath for your door, with some Christmas memories attached. A great hands-on activity to do with your child or grandchild. $10. Register here.
Saturday, December 15 | 10am – 1pm | Columbia Museum of Art
Make your own holiday-scented candles! Learn candle-making basics and create two eight-ounce soy candles in tins. Taught by local candlemaker and Soak & Soy founder Melissa McGucken. All materials and supplies included. Ages 15 and up. $60 / $48 for members. Register here.
Saturday, Nov. 10 | 6 – 8pm | Columbia Art Center
Join the Columbia Art Center as they prepare for Winter Solstice by making lanterns!
Learn to build your own paper lantern at this fun workshop. The workshop is being offered on three different dates – choose one or all of them! Once completed, march with your lantern in the Winter Solstice Parade on December 21. Using paper, tree limbs, dowels and glue, you will create a magnificent lantern that is only bound by your imagination. Fee of $10 includes instruction, all supplies and materials and operating costs. Class size limited to minimum of 3 and maximum of 15. More here.