There is no doubt that Myrtle Beach is our state's best known and most popular beach. But South Carolina has many other wonderful family-friendly beaches that are also great places to spend your summer vacation, or take a day...
Family picnics and time with friends is the universal way to celebrate during Memorial weekend. The school year is drawing to a close and summer is so close we can almost TASTE it! Add children to the mix and it...
Let's face it, they don't call Columbia "Famously Hot" for nothing. Temperatures easily reach three digits long before the official start of summer. The best advice to beat the heat is to either find an indoor play area, or hit...
Spring is here and right along with it comes some beautiful weather. That gorgeous weather means it's a great time to spend some quality family time outdoors.  One way you can do that is to create a fairy garden together....
Each year, Earth Day—April 22—marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. Since the holiday falls on the 22nd, here are 22 ways you and your family can celebrate Earth Day and do something...
Not a fan of sugar comas? Here are some alternative Easter basket ideas for kids of all ages!  Use an umbrella or rain boots instead of a basket. Include a game or two to play on spring rainy days....
Whether you're new to South Carolina or have spent your entire life here, you know we count the minutes until spring arrives. The second the temperature drops below 70 degrees in October, we're ready for our "warm" weather back...
Strawberries ... my family’s most favorite fruit, and really, their favorite treat of the entire spring! We love all kinds of berries, but strawberries are the best, especially the ones that are locally grown and oh so sweet. After living...
Here comes Peter Cottontail! From Easter egg hunts to visits with the bunny, there's plenty of holiday fun happening around the Midlands! So grab your basket and go explore the best Columbia has to offer! Meet the Easter Bunny at...
Spring Break will be here before you know it! Not planning a big family trip? Try these ideas for things to keep the kiddos entertained and happy during their time off from school.  10 Things to Do at Home and...
As busy moms ourselves, we know that finding summer camps in the Columbia area is on the top of every mom’s list of things to figure out. While summer makes many think of ice cream, parks and water play we KNOW as moms...
Since I was a little kid, St. Patrick’s Day has always been one of my FAVORITE holidays. My (big fat) Irish family never misses an opportunity to party, and St. Patrick’s Day is no exception! Ireland may be my...
Remember playing Chutes and Ladders together? Candyland? Connect Four? Uno? I loved those games. OK, not Candyland. I have a few good fuzzy memories of playing Candyland as a child. They include me always drawing a card to jump ahead and never...
So summer has begun, and with all of the camps and VBS weeks coming up, I feel like it will be gone before I know it. But there will be a lot of unscheduled days, too, and I want...
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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...

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