Columbia Family Events | January 2022

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January in Columbia is full of fun – from outdoor play, storytimes, art activities, and more! Get out your calendars and make a note of all there is to do.

Don’t forget to check out our local guides – parks & playgrounds, indoor play areas, birthday parties, kids eat free, and more!

*Please note – While we make every effort to crosscheck current links and event details on our guides, we always encourage you to do the same before making final plans. If details are missing or incorrect, please let us know so that we can correct them. 

Jan
1
Soda City Market
Soda City Market is Columbia’s weekly Main Street event inspired by traditional European street markets. In partnership with Founders Federal Credit Union, we’re open every Saturday morning 9 a.m. –1 p.m., year-round, rain or shine! Find e...
Jan
1
Kids Flight – Irmo
Kids 6 and under get their very own jump time every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10am to 11am!  While children 6 and under are always welcome, this hour is reserved just for them so they don’t have to worry about any of the big kids run...
Jan
1
Family Funtime – Every Saturday!
Hey friends, we’d like to introduce you to our all new Family Funtime! Every Saturday from the time we open until 3:00 pm we celebrate the families and our little ones.   We feature a family friendly environment with kid favorites on the T...
Jan
2
First Sunday
General admission is only $1 for guests on the first Sunday of every month! PLUS enjoy 4-D movies and/or planetarium shows, for only $5 each!
Jan
4
Kids Flight – Irmo
Kids 6 and under get their very own jump time every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10am to 11am!  While children 6 and under are always welcome, this hour is reserved just for them so they don’t have to worry about any of the big kids run...
Jan
4
Outdoor Family Storytime
Join us for a fresh air, socially distanced storytime!  
Jan
5
Outdoor Family Storytime at Richland Library Main
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.  
Jan
5
Gladys’ Gang Toddler Edition: Winter White
White can mean fresh snow, puffy clouds, or a blank canvas. Join us as we explore how white is used in art and in the world around us. Key topic: color. This program is specially designed for 2- to 3-year-old participants and their adult companions a...
Jan
6
Outdoor Family Storytime
Join us for a fresh air, socially distanced storytime!  
Jan
6
Kids Flight – Irmo
Kids 6 and under get their very own jump time every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10am to 11am!  While children 6 and under are always welcome, this hour is reserved just for them so they don’t have to worry about any of the big kids run...
Jan
6
Sprouts Morning Out
For ages walking- 5 years Cost: $10 For First Child, $5 For Each Additional Child When: Thursdays 10:00am-12:00pm Maximum Availability: 45 participants All participants must fill out a registration form. Because of the nature of Sprouts Morning ...
Jan
6
Outdoor Family Storytime/ Cuentacuentos en el Patio de Northeast with Mayte
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family. This event is free and open to children of all ages. ¡¡HOY PRACTICAREMOS YOGA!! Comparte cuentos, canciones, y mucho más mientras aprendes habi...
Jan
6
Sprouts Morning Out
For ages crawling- 5 years Cost: $10 For First Child, $5 For Each Additional Child When: Thursdays 10:00am-12:00pm Maximum Availability: 45 participants All participants must fill out a registration form. Because of the nature of Sprouts Morning...
Jan
6
Free First Thursday at the CMA
Enjoy free admission courtesy of BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and extended hours. 
Jan
6
Meet the Doulas
This is an opportunity for parents to come out and meet some of our local birth and postpartum doulas in person! Light food and drinks will be provided.
Jan
7
Free Fridays at Riverbanks Zoo
Richland and Lexington County residents receive complimentary admission to Riverbanks every Friday in January and February. Please present proof of residency for free admission.
Jan
7
Disney Moana Jr., ICRC Children’s Theatre
Join ICRC Children’s Theatre for this thrilling and heartwarming coming-of-age story that follows the strong-willed Moana as she sets sail across the Pacific to save her village and discover the truth about her heritage. Moana and the legendary...
Jan
8
Soda City Market
Soda City Market is Columbia’s weekly Main Street event inspired by traditional European street markets. In partnership with Founders Federal Credit Union, we’re open every Saturday morning 9 a.m. –1 p.m., year-round, rain or shine! Find e...
Jan
8
Kids Flight – Irmo
Kids 6 and under get their very own jump time every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10am to 11am!  While children 6 and under are always welcome, this hour is reserved just for them so they don’t have to worry about any of the big kids run...
Jan
8
Family Funtime – Every Saturday!
Hey friends, we’d like to introduce you to our all new Family Funtime! Every Saturday from the time we open until 3:00 pm we celebrate the families and our little ones.   We feature a family friendly environment with kid favorites on the T...
Jan
8
Family Storytime
Enjoy storytime on Richland Library’s Facebook page the second Saturday of every month at 10:30 a.m.!
Jan
8
Beauty and the Beast
A vain Prince learns a valuable lesson when he is turned into a hulking Beast for his selfish behavior. It will take a young woman named Beauty to teach him the error of his ways. CMT’s adaptation has both drama and comedy, and features detailed ma...
Jan
8
Disney Moana Jr., ICRC Children’s Theatre
Join ICRC Children’s Theatre for this thrilling and heartwarming coming-of-age story that follows the strong-willed Moana as she sets sail across the Pacific to save her village and discover the truth about her heritage. Moana and the legendary...
Jan
8
Disney Moana Jr., ICRC Children’s Theatre
Join ICRC Children’s Theatre for this thrilling and heartwarming coming-of-age story that follows the strong-willed Moana as she sets sail across the Pacific to save her village and discover the truth about her heritage. Moana and the legendary...
Jan
9
Kids Jellyfish Terrarium Workshop
Our jellyfish terrarium workshop brings the beach vibes to you! Join us for a fun workshop where you’ll learn how to create a stunning, ocean-inspired terrarium that’s sure to be a conversation starter! Our team of experts will guide you ...
Jan
9
Disney Moana Jr., ICRC Children’s Theatre
Join ICRC Children’s Theatre for this thrilling and heartwarming coming-of-age story that follows the strong-willed Moana as she sets sail across the Pacific to save her village and discover the truth about her heritage. Moana and the legendary...
Jan
11
Kids Flight – Irmo
Kids 6 and under get their very own jump time every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10am to 11am!  While children 6 and under are always welcome, this hour is reserved just for them so they don’t have to worry about any of the big kids run...
Jan
11
Outdoor Family Storytime
Join us for a fresh air, socially distanced storytime!  
Jan
11
Outdoor Family Storytime
https://www.richlandlibrary.com/events
Jan
11
Outdoor Family Storytime
Join us for a fresh air, socially distanced storytime!  
Jan
12
Outdoor Family Storytime at Richland Library Main
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.  
Jan
12
It’s a Frosty Craft Night!
Frosty’s in town for Kids Winter Craft Night. Kids get to build a Frosty the Snowman ornament to take home AND enjoy a FREE kids meal with the purchase of an adult meal. One free kid’s meal per one adult meal, dine-in or takeout only.
Jan
12
Teen Scrapbooking Club
Join us to make your very own scrapbook! Bring your own materials or use the crafting supplies we provide.  Please note: In case of inclement weather, this program will be canceled. This event will take place on the Richland Library Edgewood Cou...
Jan
13
Kids Flight – Irmo
Kids 6 and under get their very own jump time every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10am to 11am!  While children 6 and under are always welcome, this hour is reserved just for them so they don’t have to worry about any of the big kids run...
Jan
13
Sprouts Morning Out
For ages walking- 5 years Cost: $10 For First Child, $5 For Each Additional Child When: Thursdays 10:00am-12:00pm Maximum Availability: 45 participants All participants must fill out a registration form. Because of the nature of Sprouts Morning ...
Jan
13
Sprouts Morning Out
For ages crawling- 5 years Cost: $10 For First Child, $5 For Each Additional Child When: Thursdays 10:00am-12:00pm Maximum Availability: 45 participants All participants must fill out a registration form. Because of the nature of Sprouts Morning...
Jan
13
Virtual Planetarium Sky Tour
Join State Museum planetarium manager, Liz Klimek, on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month for a virtual exploration of the stars, planets and constellations you can observe in night-sky. These programs premier on the museum’s Facebook page.
Jan
14
Free Fridays at Riverbanks Zoo
Richland and Lexington County residents receive complimentary admission to Riverbanks every Friday in January and February. Please present proof of residency for free admission.
Jan
14
Penguins at the Riverbanks Zoo & Garden
Knee-high Naturalist: Penguin Parade
Can penguins fly? Not exactly—but these fascinating birds do fly through the water! March on over to Riverbanks Zoo to learn more about our best-dressed residents. COST: $10 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general publi...
Jan
15
Soda City Market
Soda City Market is Columbia’s weekly Main Street event inspired by traditional European street markets. In partnership with Founders Federal Credit Union, we’re open every Saturday morning 9 a.m. –1 p.m., year-round, rain or shine! Find e...
Jan
15
Snowville
BRRRR! Bundle up and head to EdVenture for snowy fun, featuring indoor snow-tubing, “sock” ice hockey, snowy science experiments and more! Snowville is an interactive exhibit featuring the fun of playing in the snow all while learning abo...
Jan
15
Kids Flight – Irmo
Kids 6 and under get their very own jump time every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10am to 11am!  While children 6 and under are always welcome, this hour is reserved just for them so they don’t have to worry about any of the big kids run...
Jan
15
Family Funtime – Every Saturday!
Hey friends, we’d like to introduce you to our all new Family Funtime! Every Saturday from the time we open until 3:00 pm we celebrate the families and our little ones.   We feature a family friendly environment with kid favorites on the T...
Jan
15
Penguins at the Riverbanks Zoo & Garden
Knee-high Naturalist: Penguin Parade
Can penguins fly? Not exactly—but these fascinating birds do fly through the water! March on over to Riverbanks Zoo to learn more about our best-dressed residents. COST: $10 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general publi...
Jan
15
Beauty and the Beast
A vain Prince learns a valuable lesson when he is turned into a hulking Beast for his selfish behavior. It will take a young woman named Beauty to teach him the error of his ways. CMT’s adaptation has both drama and comedy, and features detailed ma...
Jan
15
Beauty and the Beast
A vain Prince learns a valuable lesson when he is turned into a hulking Beast for his selfish behavior. It will take a young woman named Beauty to teach him the error of his ways. CMT’s adaptation has both drama and comedy, and features detailed ma...
Jan
15
Drop off the kids and enjoy a night at home or on the town! Legacy’s Parent’s Night Out is back! We’ll host fun space-themed games, enjoy pizza and have tons of fun together! This is a great opportunity for the kids to socialize and...
Jan
15
Telescope Livestream
Join State Museum Boeing Observatory staff for a virtual look at the night sky (including the Moon) from a telescope streamed on Facebook Live! Weather permitting, staff will livestream a telescope feed from the museum and be available to answer ques...
Jan
15
Kids Karaoke at Beef’s!
Bring the kids and enjoy a great night of family KARAOKE! Every month on the 3rd Saturday.
Jan
16
Snowville
BRRRR! Bundle up and head to EdVenture for snowy fun, featuring indoor snow-tubing, “sock” ice hockey, snowy science experiments and more! Snowville is an interactive exhibit featuring the fun of playing in the snow all while learning abo...
Jan
17
Snowville
BRRRR! Bundle up and head to EdVenture for snowy fun, featuring indoor snow-tubing, “sock” ice hockey, snowy science experiments and more! Snowville is an interactive exhibit featuring the fun of playing in the snow all while learning abo...
Jan
17
Bank of America Family Day
On closing day of 30 Americans and in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, enjoy free admission all day courtesy of Bank of America. Don’t miss A Storytelling Celebration with the Friends of African American Art & ...
Jan
17
Beauty and the Beast
A vain Prince learns a valuable lesson when he is turned into a hulking Beast for his selfish behavior. It will take a young woman named Beauty to teach him the error of his ways. CMT’s adaptation has both drama and comedy, and features detailed ma...
Jan
18
Snowville
BRRRR! Bundle up and head to EdVenture for snowy fun, featuring indoor snow-tubing, “sock” ice hockey, snowy science experiments and more! Snowville is an interactive exhibit featuring the fun of playing in the snow all while learning abo...
Jan
18
Kids Flight – Irmo
Kids 6 and under get their very own jump time every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10am to 11am!  While children 6 and under are always welcome, this hour is reserved just for them so they don’t have to worry about any of the big kids run...
Jan
18
Outdoor Family Storytime
Join us for a fresh air, socially distanced storytime!  
Jan
18
Outdoor Family Storytime
Join us for a fresh air, socially distanced storytime!  
Jan
19
Snowville
BRRRR! Bundle up and head to EdVenture for snowy fun, featuring indoor snow-tubing, “sock” ice hockey, snowy science experiments and more! Snowville is an interactive exhibit featuring the fun of playing in the snow all while learning abo...
Jan
19
Outdoor Family Storytime at Richland Library Main
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.  
Jan
19
Gladys’ Gang Toddler Edition: Winter White
White can mean fresh snow, puffy clouds, or a blank canvas. Join us as we explore how white is used in art and in the world around us. Key topic: color. This program is specially designed for 2- to 3-year-old participants and their adult companions a...
Jan
19
Tween Art Club
Do you love art? Are you looking to build your artistic skills? Then join the Edgewood Tween Art Club! This club is for Middle School students of all skill levels who are interested in art. We will sketch, paint, build and more! Each month we wi...
Jan
20
Snowville
BRRRR! Bundle up and head to EdVenture for snowy fun, featuring indoor snow-tubing, “sock” ice hockey, snowy science experiments and more! Snowville is an interactive exhibit featuring the fun of playing in the snow all while learning abo...
Jan
20
Kids Flight – Irmo
Kids 6 and under get their very own jump time every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10am to 11am!  While children 6 and under are always welcome, this hour is reserved just for them so they don’t have to worry about any of the big kids run...
Jan
20
Sprouts Morning Out
For ages walking- 5 years Cost: $10 For First Child, $5 For Each Additional Child When: Thursdays 10:00am-12:00pm Maximum Availability: 45 participants All participants must fill out a registration form. Because of the nature of Sprouts Morning ...
Jan
20
Outdoor Family Storytime/ Cuentacuentos en el Patio de Northeast with Mayte
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family. This event is free and open to children of all ages. ¡¡HOY PRACTICAREMOS YOGA!! Comparte cuentos, canciones, y mucho más mientras aprendes habi...
Jan
20
Sprouts Morning Out
For ages crawling- 5 years Cost: $10 For First Child, $5 For Each Additional Child When: Thursdays 10:00am-12:00pm Maximum Availability: 45 participants All participants must fill out a registration form. Because of the nature of Sprouts Morning...
Jan
21
Snowville
BRRRR! Bundle up and head to EdVenture for snowy fun, featuring indoor snow-tubing, “sock” ice hockey, snowy science experiments and more! Snowville is an interactive exhibit featuring the fun of playing in the snow all while learning abo...
Jan
21
Free Fridays at Riverbanks Zoo
Richland and Lexington County residents receive complimentary admission to Riverbanks every Friday in January and February. Please present proof of residency for free admission.
Jan
21
Preschool Open Gym
Brrrrr, its getting too cold for the park. Come play at Preschool Open Gym! Come check it out this week! Activities include bars, tunnels, trampoline, inflatable, fun with balls, and other fun obstacles. Ages are crawling to 5 years old. All students...
Jan
21
Disney Moana Jr., ICRC Children’s Theatre
Join ICRC Children’s Theatre for this thrilling and heartwarming coming-of-age story that follows the strong-willed Moana as she sets sail across the Pacific to save her village and discover the truth about her heritage. Moana and the legendary...
Jan
22
Soda City Market
Soda City Market is Columbia’s weekly Main Street event inspired by traditional European street markets. In partnership with Founders Federal Credit Union, we’re open every Saturday morning 9 a.m. –1 p.m., year-round, rain or shine! Find e...
Jan
22
Snowville
BRRRR! Bundle up and head to EdVenture for snowy fun, featuring indoor snow-tubing, “sock” ice hockey, snowy science experiments and more! Snowville is an interactive exhibit featuring the fun of playing in the snow all while learning abo...
Jan
22
Repticon Columbia
This show features everything that you’ve come to love most about Repticon’s two days of fun and excitement! See live animals from around the world, purchase pets and pet products direct from the experts at amazing prices you won’t find anywher...
Jan
22
Kids Flight – Irmo
Kids 6 and under get their very own jump time every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10am to 11am!  While children 6 and under are always welcome, this hour is reserved just for them so they don’t have to worry about any of the big kids run...
Jan
22
Family Funtime – Every Saturday!
Hey friends, we’d like to introduce you to our all new Family Funtime! Every Saturday from the time we open until 3:00 pm we celebrate the families and our little ones.   We feature a family friendly environment with kid favorites on the T...
Jan
22
Bubblicious!
What a great way to keep kids mentally fit and active than with a fun morning chasing everything that’s round.
Jan
22
Beauty and the Beast
A vain Prince learns a valuable lesson when he is turned into a hulking Beast for his selfish behavior. It will take a young woman named Beauty to teach him the error of his ways. CMT’s adaptation has both drama and comedy, and features detailed ma...
Jan
22
Drawn Together Graphic Novel Book Club
The book for this meeting is Iyanu: Child of Wonder by Roye Okupe and Godwin Akpan, available to read in print as well as on Hoopla. We will also select the book for February’s meeting. The Drawn Together Graphic Novel Book Club ...
Jan
22
RPG Anime Edition: The Rules, Ins & Outs, and How to Play
Ever wanted to play Dungeons and Dragons and didn’t know where to start? This variant on traditional role playing games features the anime RWBY. Spend a couple of hours going over the rules, strategies, and the particulars of how to create...
Jan
22
Beauty and the Beast
A vain Prince learns a valuable lesson when he is turned into a hulking Beast for his selfish behavior. It will take a young woman named Beauty to teach him the error of his ways. CMT’s adaptation has both drama and comedy, and features detailed ma...
Jan
22
Disney Moana Jr., ICRC Children’s Theatre
Join ICRC Children’s Theatre for this thrilling and heartwarming coming-of-age story that follows the strong-willed Moana as she sets sail across the Pacific to save her village and discover the truth about her heritage. Moana and the legendary...
Jan
22
Disney Moana Jr., ICRC Children’s Theatre
Join ICRC Children’s Theatre for this thrilling and heartwarming coming-of-age story that follows the strong-willed Moana as she sets sail across the Pacific to save her village and discover the truth about her heritage. Moana and the legendary...
Jan
23
Repticon Columbia
This show features everything that you’ve come to love most about Repticon’s two days of fun and excitement! See live animals from around the world, purchase pets and pet products direct from the experts at amazing prices you won’t find anywher...
Jan
23
Snowville
BRRRR! Bundle up and head to EdVenture for snowy fun, featuring indoor snow-tubing, “sock” ice hockey, snowy science experiments and more! Snowville is an interactive exhibit featuring the fun of playing in the snow all while learning abo...
Jan
23
Disney Moana Jr., ICRC Children’s Theatre
Join ICRC Children’s Theatre for this thrilling and heartwarming coming-of-age story that follows the strong-willed Moana as she sets sail across the Pacific to save her village and discover the truth about her heritage. Moana and the legendary...
Jan
24
Snowville
BRRRR! Bundle up and head to EdVenture for snowy fun, featuring indoor snow-tubing, “sock” ice hockey, snowy science experiments and more! Snowville is an interactive exhibit featuring the fun of playing in the snow all while learning abo...
Jan
25
Snowville
BRRRR! Bundle up and head to EdVenture for snowy fun, featuring indoor snow-tubing, “sock” ice hockey, snowy science experiments and more! Snowville is an interactive exhibit featuring the fun of playing in the snow all while learning abo...
Jan
25
Kids Flight – Irmo
Kids 6 and under get their very own jump time every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10am to 11am!  While children 6 and under are always welcome, this hour is reserved just for them so they don’t have to worry about any of the big kids run...
Jan
25
Outdoor Family Storytime
Join us for a fresh air, socially distanced storytime!  
Jan
25
Outdoor Family Storytime
Join us for a fresh air, socially distanced storytime!  
Jan
26
Snowville
BRRRR! Bundle up and head to EdVenture for snowy fun, featuring indoor snow-tubing, “sock” ice hockey, snowy science experiments and more! Snowville is an interactive exhibit featuring the fun of playing in the snow all while learning abo...
Jan
26
Outdoor Family Storytime at Richland Library Main
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.  
Jan
27
Snowville
BRRRR! Bundle up and head to EdVenture for snowy fun, featuring indoor snow-tubing, “sock” ice hockey, snowy science experiments and more! Snowville is an interactive exhibit featuring the fun of playing in the snow all while learning abo...
Jan
27
Kids Flight – Irmo
Kids 6 and under get their very own jump time every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10am to 11am!  While children 6 and under are always welcome, this hour is reserved just for them so they don’t have to worry about any of the big kids run...
Jan
27
Sprouts Morning Out
For ages walking- 5 years Cost: $10 For First Child, $5 For Each Additional Child When: Thursdays 10:00am-12:00pm Maximum Availability: 45 participants All participants must fill out a registration form. Because of the nature of Sprouts Morning ...
Jan
27
Sprouts Morning Out
For ages crawling- 5 years Cost: $10 For First Child, $5 For Each Additional Child When: Thursdays 10:00am-12:00pm Maximum Availability: 45 participants All participants must fill out a registration form. Because of the nature of Sprouts Morning...
Jan
27
Virtual Planetarium Sky Tour
Join State Museum planetarium manager, Liz Klimek, on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month for a virtual exploration of the stars, planets and constellations you can observe in night-sky. These programs premier on the museum’s Facebook page.
Jan
28
Snowville
BRRRR! Bundle up and head to EdVenture for snowy fun, featuring indoor snow-tubing, “sock” ice hockey, snowy science experiments and more! Snowville is an interactive exhibit featuring the fun of playing in the snow all while learning abo...
Jan
28
Free Fridays at Riverbanks Zoo
Richland and Lexington County residents receive complimentary admission to Riverbanks every Friday in January and February. Please present proof of residency for free admission.
Jan
28
Preschool Open Gym
Brrrrr, its getting too cold for the park. Come play at Preschool Open Gym! Come check it out this week! Activities include bars, tunnels, trampoline, inflatable, fun with balls, and other fun obstacles. Ages are crawling to 5 years old. All students...

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