Holiday Music, Theatre and Dance

The 2019 Holiday Season brings with it a host of fantastic performances all around the Greater Columbia area.   Mannheim Steamroller November 22  MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS by Chip Davis has been America’s favorite holiday tradition for over 30 years! Grammy® Award winner Chip Davis has created a show that features Mannheim Steamroller Christmas classics along 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! (If you’d like to submit your church’s Christmas events on this list, please email…

Elf on a Shelf

As the kiddos evolve and age… you have to get more clever! Here are some of the best suggestions for elf hiding spots we found on Instagram: Here were the 2018 ideas we posted, just in case you missed it! Ho Ho Ho! Santa has sent one of his elves to see how your little…

Holiday Workshops

Holiday-themed workshops for kids and adults where you can create Christmas ornaments, wreaths, a card holder, candles and paper lanterns! Needle Felting Christmas Ornaments Goat Daddy’s Farm 144 Tomahawk Trail Elgin, SC Date: November 9  10am   You will learn to make a needle-felted Santa for your tree, and will have enough wool to make a…

Ho Ho Ho! Visit Santa Claus!

Santa Claus is coming to town… Columbia SC, that is! A list of places where you and your children can visit Santa Claus this season Dutch Square Center: Free Photos with Santa starting November 29th Take a free photo with Santa at Dutch Square Center located at 421 Bush River Road this holiday season! They…

Christmas Lights! in Columbia and the Midlands

Holiday Lights on the River :: Saluda Shoals Park  November 27 – December 31 (except Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Christmas nights) Experience the magic as Saluda Shoals Park comes alive in a blaze of more than a million sparkling lights. Take a ride in your vehicle through colorful lights and see more than 400 animated light…

Holiday Markets and Open Houses

Thirty one holiday markets are being held in the Midlands this season! That’s a lot of shopping! Here’s our list! Get busy! Please patronize our sponsors… they make MerryChristmasColumbia.com possible!       Chapin 30th Annual Holiday Open House Thursday, October 31 – Sunday, November 3Shop Chapin  this week for incredible specials and one of a…

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…

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…