2012 Holiday Events in Columbia SC

lights before christmas at riverbanks zooThe holidays are here and there are lots of fun activities going on in Columbia, SC. Here are a few family events you won’t want to miss:

 

Sleigh Bell Stroll and Trot

(Saluda Shoals Park):

Monday Nov. 19th and Tuesday Nov. 20th

Join Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission on Monday, November 19, 2012 for the Sleigh Bell Stroll or Tuesday, November 20, 2012 for the Sleigh Bell Trot certified 5K (3.1 mile) race. These unique, nighttime events are held amid the festive light displays of Holiday Lights on the River. All participants receive jingle bells and refreshments! Awards and t-shirts. For details visit the Sleigh Bells web page.Monday, November 19, 2012 for the Sleigh Bell Stroll or Tuesday, November 20, 2012 for the Sleigh Bell Trot certified 5K (3.1 mile) race. These unique, nighttime events are held amid the festive light displays of Holiday Lights on the River. All participants receive jingle bells and refreshments! Awards and t-shirts. For details visit the Sleigh Bells web page.

 

 

Bigger & Better! Snowville

(EdVenture Children’s Museum):

Monday Nov. 19 – Feb. 24

Starting November 19, every day is a SNOW DAY at EdVenture! Snowy fun awaits in the North Pole. Climb an ice capped mountain, explore an ice cave, or have a snowball fight with a snowman! Play a game of ice hockey, get the chills in our Blizzard Booth, or take a 25ft long ride down Sled Hill! Grab a hold of this wintry world and create a snow-filled postcard to share with your friends. Then, flurry over to the South Pole for a mix of more winter fun. Visit the Antarctic Research Station to observe penguins, build an ice floe, and learn what life is found in the Southern Ocean. Hold on to your snow hats folks, this is one cool winter experience! EdVenture will be open on Monday, November 19 in celebration of Snowville. This wintry wonderland continues through February 24th. Free with museum admission. More at the EdVenture website.

 

 

Riverbanks Zoo & Gardens’ 25th Lights Before Christmas:

November 17 – December 30

Experience Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition November 17 – December 30 @ 6:00-9:00pm. (Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day) Riverbanks website.