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9th Annual Operation Spread the Joy Collects Items for Homeless

The 9th annual “OPERATION SPREAD THE JOY” (OSJ) campaign is once again collecting items to distribute Christmas Eve morning to downtown Columbia’s homeless.

12:00 AM

Columbia Scavenger Hunt: Get out and explore with the Let’s Roam scavenger hunt app!

Forget tourist-filled museums, make your own memories with a photo scavenger hunt tour in Columbia! On a Let’s Roam scavenger hunt, you and your team will work together to wander throughout Columbia, racking up points and laughs along the way.

12:00 AM

Santa’s Wonderland debuts at Cabela’s featuring FREE photos with Santa

Santa’s Wonderland is the ultimate free family Christmas event returning to Cabela’s this holiday season.

12:00 AM

Santa’s Wonderland returns to Bass Pro Shops featuring FREE photos with Santa

Santa’s Wonderland is the ultimate free family Christmas event.

12:00 AM

Southern Discomfort International Roller Derby Tournament

Columbia Roller Derby is proud to host the 2019 Southern Discomfort International Tournament! This Women's Flat Track Derby Association Recognized Tournament will be held in Columbia, SC on April 26th, 27th, and 28th.

12:00 AM

Winter is Coming at Bulla Gastrobar

Hello, Winter! Bulla Gastrobar's 'Winter Is Coming Sangria' has arrived.

12:00 AM

TFI Foundation Annual Free Foot Clinic

TFI Foundation in Collaboration with Physicians Footcare is hosting their annual Free Foot Clinic.

7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Special Display: From Generation to Generation

From the earliest days of Billy Graham’s ministry, he had a special place in his heart for teens and young adults.

9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Blood Drive

TitleMax is teaming up to host a blood drive! The drive will support the community and help save the lives of those in need.

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM


VTGCLT Pop is back! We are giving you one last chance to shop all of our favorite local and regional small businesses before the Holidays! VTGCLT Pop is a pop up shop that will be open at METROPOLITAN in Midtown Charlotte from December 13th-December 22nd.

10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Sonny’s BBQ Kicks Off Football Season with Touchdown Deal, Free Appetizers & More

Sonny’s BBQ is making tailgating and football parties simple with its new ‘Touchdown Deal’ and catering options.

11:00 AM - 9:00 PM

4th Annual Christmas Multi Vendor Fair

This 4th annual Christmas Multi Vendor Fair is to put you at ease for your holiday shopping! 50+ vendors who are eager to help you with your shopping needs for that special someone or to treat yourself! Contest, samples and discounts for everyone! These vendors have seriously prepared to make this event worth your while! We are all in the holiday spirit and ready to spread the JOY! FREE TO ENTER You can find this event on Facebook and Eventbrite

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM


The Columbia City Ballet brings holiday magic to the Midlands with its production of the award-winning Nutcracker! Executive and Artistic Director, William Starett, has created an enchanting performance in the peak of the holiday excitement.

3:00 PM

The Polar Express™ Train Ride

THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride Inspired by the run-away hit movie, this holiday favorite comes to life as you and your family take a ride on The Polar Express at the N.

4:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Merchant & Trade’s “A Christmas Bonus”

Merchant & Trade’s Trade’s holiday-themed Pop Up “A Christmas Bonus “is the perfect way to celebrate the season! The rooftop is transformed into a winter wonderland and the halls are decked and the drinks are decadent.

4:30 PM - 11:59 PM

Christmas Dinner

Celebrate the Savior’s birth with family and friends over a wonderful Christmas dinner.

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Speedway Christmas

Speedway Christmas at Charlotte Motor Speedway, the largest holiday lights extravaganza in the Southeast, will run from Nov.

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Magic of Christmas and The Singing Christmas Tree

The wonder of the holiday season comes to life as two of Charlotte's favorite holiday traditions join forces: Charlotte Symphony's Magic of Christmas and Carolina Voices's The Singing Christmas Tree! Gather the whole family for this joyful celebration, complete with quintessential holiday songs, sing-alongs, snow falling in the Knight Theater and, of course, a visit from the jolly man himself.

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol

What happens to Ebenezer Scrooge’s mean, pruney old business partner Marley? Chained and shackled, Marley is condemned to a hellish eternity.

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Live Music featuring Colby Dobbs

Grab a friend and head to Nuvolé Rooftop TwentyTwo for live music featuring Colby Dobbs on Friday, December 20 and Friday, December 27 from 8-11 p.

8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Miss Bennet, Christmas at Pemberley at Trustus Theatre

DECEMBER 6-21, 2019 BY LAUREN GUNDERSON AND MARGOT MELCON, DIRECTED BY LIBBY HAWKINS A sequel to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice set two years after the novel ends, MISS BENNET continues the story, only this time with bookish middle-sister Mary as its unlikely heroine.

8:00 PM - 10:30 PM