Do you ever feel stuck with what to do on the weekend, when you have a random day off or it’s just another day at home with the kids? I’ve lived here for eight years and my husband grew up...
It’s fall y’all which means … Halloween time! Check out the great events that the Columbia area has to offer below! From haunted houses to spooky story times, corn mazes and more – there’s something for everyone! Deceased Farms Dates: September...
As a mom of a little one with special needs, I know how stressful and confusing it can be to search for activities my child can safely participate in. Every small act that makes our lives just a little...
Fall is my favorite time of year. I start planning out my fall activities weeks in advance. Let's not even get started on when I started decorating! I can't wait to go back to some of the Midlands most...
I have the best memories of the times I spent with my grandparents growing up. On my dad's side I remember my grandma getting us a plastic ball and bat and tossing the ball to us in her Illinois...
Whether it's rain, a 1,000-year flood, a hurricane, the threat of snow, or just freezing temperatures, there are always days - sometimes weeks - when our little ones are stuck inside. Those days are the longest, aren't they? It turns out even 2-year-olds...
This time last year, we were already up to the "F" names for hurricanes as we all watched and waited for the arrival of Hurricane Florence, so I've been pretty relaxed up about the current hurricane season, seeing as...
The temperature is starting to drop, which means fall is in the air and more outdoor activities for families to enjoy! Here is a list of fun, family fall activities in and around Columbia. Festivals and Fairs Chapin Labor Day Festival...
I have been apple picking one time during my 41 years on this planet and it was a LONG time ago. I remember it fondly - the smells, the crisp air, the beautiful photo opportunities, and of course, the...
Like any Southern mama, I spend the summer with my kids with two goals in mind: keeping the peace and staying cool. The most effective way to achieve both goals is to get us out of the house and...
Anyone else ever feel like they have the next Jim Carey or Kristen Bell running around their house? Ever considered filming your child's version of Panic at the Disco's "Death of a Bachelor" for YouTube? Do you ever have...
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, the South Carolina State Museum is offering free general admission to kids 12 and under during Space Week, July 20 through July 28. This special weeklong event,...
Did you know if you don't keep your children actively learning all summer they can have something called summer slide? According to the Department of Education's blog Homeroom, this loss of learning "happens when children do not engage in...
Are you tired of hearing, "I'M BORED?!" I know I am! Fortunately, there are quite a few ways to cure that boredom! So, here you go! 100 Boredom Busters For Your Family Go to the library. Read a magazine. Cut up the magazine...
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Where to See Santa Around Columbia

No holiday season is complete without a visit to the man in red! Below is a list of places you’ll be able to find...

Weekend Events for Kids