Holiday Dining

  Make each of your holiday dining experiences memorable by dining at one of our suggested Columbia-area restaurants below. Their chefs have prepared special menus for the season, many with locally grown ingredients. 929 Kitchen & Bar 803-764-3825 | 929 Gervais Street 929 Kitchen & Bar is a new addition to the Vista, boasting delicious…

Elf on a Shelf

Ho Ho Ho! Santa has sent one of his elves to see how your little ones are behaving this holiday season. That swift little elf is always getting into trouble and hiding in cool places! Below are SEVEN cool, creative ideas for your mischievous elf: (Thanks to Samuel L. Scheib of Columbia for photos and…

Holiday Workshops

We list ten holiday-themed workshops for kids and adults where you can create Christmas ornaments, wreaths, a card holder, candles and paper lanterns! Kids Club Christmas Tree Craft 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…

Holiday Events

A listing of 40 best holiday events happening in the Midlands (Columbia SC) of South Carolina! From performances, parades and festivals to candlelight tours and candy cane hunts… the Holidays are Happening! Holiday Hop in Aiken SC Thursday, November 8 Are you ready to get into the holiday spirit?! Join #DowntownAiken until 8pm for a…

Holiday Markets & Open Houses

Thirty-three holiday markets are being held in the Columbia area this season! That’s a lot of shopping! Here’s our list! Get busy! Chapin 30th Annual Holiday Open House Thursday, November 1 – Sunday, November 4 Shop local the weekend of November 1 – 4 for incredible specials and one of a kind items just in…

Holiday Party Planning

Are you planning a holiday gathering in the Greater Columbia area? Here are some helpful resources to make that job a breeze… 929 Kitchen & Bar 929 Gervais St. | 803.764.3825  Your guests will enjoy delicious, authentic Korean dishes at 929 Kitchen, and its beautiful modern decor will provide the perfect backdrop to your party…

Delicious Dishes

Sharing recipes is an act of love and kindness, don’t you think? Here are 4 new dishes for you to try this holiday season: Sweet Potato Cheesecake, Challah Bread, Peanut Soup and Sweet Potato Casserole (courtesy of Ruth’s Chris Steak House) Christmas: Bryant Rhone’s Sweet Potato Cheesecake A Gardener Media staff member’s relative provided us with…

Christ Centered Christmas

The true meaning of Christmas… something that can easily be overlooked with all the commercialism that takes place this time of year. Here are some events that help you stay focused on welcoming Christ into your heart and celebrating His birthday! Hanging of the Greens | Dec 2 You’re invited to Shandon United Methodist (3407 Devine…

Visit Santa Claus!

  Santa Claus is coming to town… Columbia SC, that is! A list of 10 places where you and your children can visit Santa Claus this season Dutch Square Center: Free Photos with Santa starting November 23rd Take a free photo with Santa at Dutch Square Center located at 421 Bush River Road this holiday…

Cut Your Own Christmas Tree

Bundling up, hopping in the car, driving down to a farm, and cutting down your own Christmas tree is a classic Christmas experience. This family-friendly activity is often a first-come-first-served business, so we’ve compiled all of the best Tree Farms around Columbia, in order to help you find that perfect tree. Make sure to call…

Holiday Lights

There are 8 outstanding Christmas light displays around the Columbia SC area… each will make  you tingle with delight! Holiday Lights on the River :: Saluda Shoals Park  November 21, 2018 – December 31, 2018 (except Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Christmas nights) Experience the magic as Saluda Shoals Park comes alive in a blaze of…

Hanukkah!

The 8-day Festival of Lights starts early this year! From December 2-10, Columbia will be alight with the glow of the menorah. Although it is not a massive occasion, there are still many events going on around town to commemorate this exciting holiday!  What is Hanukkah? Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday which celebrates the miracle…

Holiday Music and Dance

The 2018 Holiday Season brings with it a host of fantastic performances all around the Greater Columbia area. Featuring classics like The Nutcracker and Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer, plus unique performances such as the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and the famous Odessa Ballet Company’s rendition of Swan Lake, these upcoming months will surely be amazing!  For…