Columbia Family Events | November 2022

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November in Columbia is full of fun – from storytimes, art activities, puppet shows, festivals, and more! Get out your calendars and make a note of all there is to do.

Don’t forget to check out our other 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. 

Nov
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...
Nov
1
Family Storytime
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family. Audience: Families, Young children (0-5 years), Babies (0-18 months), Toddlers (19 months-2 years), Preschoolers (3-5)
Nov
1
Family Storytime
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family. Audience: Families, Young children (0-5 years), Babies (0-18 months), Toddlers (19 months-2 years), Preschoolers (3-5)
Nov
1
Storytime: Grin and Bear It
Bears are getting ready to hibernate – that’s a long word that means they are going to sleep all winter.  Join us for bear stories, songs, and make a bear-y good craft! Audience: Families, Preschoolers (3-5), 6-8 years &nbs...
Nov
1
Preliteracy for 4 & 5 year olds
Build early literacy and phonemic awareness skills through stories, hands on activities and imaginative play. Space is limited. Call 803.929-3434 to register.
Nov
1
Tween Tuesday: BitsBox
A social outlet for youth in be-TWEEN “child” and “teen.” Audience: 9-12 years
Nov
1
Día de los Muertos Movie Night: The Book of Life
Family movie night at Edgewood showing The Book of Life. Audience: Families, Young children (0-5 years), Babies (0-18 months), Toddlers (19 months-2 years), Preschoolers (3-5), School age children (6-12 years), 6-8 ...
Nov
1
Family Game Night
We have Board Games, We have Video Games, all in the name of Family Fun! Bring your family to enjoy a Night of UNO, BINGO, Rhyme Antics, or maybe even Madden or a Retro Night with a Sega Genesis! Fun times will be had at Family Game Night! Come join ...
Nov
1
Pajamarama Storytime!
Wear your pajamas and snuggle up for bedtime stories, fun songs and activities. This family storytime is suitable for all ages! Audience: Families, Toddlers (19 months-2 years), Preschoolers (3-5), 6-8 years
Nov
2
Postnatal Yoga Classes
Postnatal Yoga gives moms the opportunity to feel both physically and mentally supported by the community. A huge benefit of this class is being able to connect with other moms with similar experiences during this unique period of early motherhood wh...
Nov
2
Hello, Baby!
Grow your baby’s vocabulary, listening and motor skills with stories and songs. Audience: Babies (0-18 months)
Nov
2
Gladys’ Gang Toddler Edition: Faces and Feelings
Smiling, frowning, laughing, crying. Our faces tell us a lot about how we feel. Explore The Art of Elizabeth Catlett and discuss your own feelings and how to understand those of others. Key topic: emotions. This program is specially designe...
Nov
2
Young Geniuses
Join us for a short storytime and a STEAM activity for future Einstein’s. Preschoolers (3-5)
Nov
2
Young Geniuses
Join us for a short storytime and a STEAM activity for future Einstein’s. Audience: Preschoolers (3-5)
Nov
2
Crafternoon
Get your craft on! Let your imagination run wild using a variety of materials provided. Paint, color, collage, or all of the above! Audience: Preschoolers (3-5), School age children (6-12 years), 6-8 years, 9-12 years
Nov
2
Day of the Dead Celebration/Celebración del Día de los Muertos
Join us for a Day of the Dead celebration with stories, music and crafts. Acompañanos a una celebración del Día de los Muertos con cuentos, música, y artes. Audience: Adults, Parents, Seniors, Families, Young children (0-...
Nov
2
Lights, Camera, Action!: Book of Life
Celebrate Dia de los Muertos with us! Audience: Families, School age children (6-12 years), 6-8 years, 9-12 years, Teens (12-18 years)
Nov
2
Harvest Festival
Bring your friend & family and join us for food, fun & fellowship! Food Drinks Games Trunks & More!
Nov
3
Postnatal Yoga Classes
Postnatal Yoga gives moms the opportunity to feel both physically and mentally supported by the community. A huge benefit of this class is being able to connect with other moms with similar experiences during this unique period of early motherhood wh...
Nov
3
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...
Nov
3
Bilingual Storytime Cuentacuentos Bilingüe
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family. We will have a craft time after! This event is free and open to children of all ages. Comparte cuentos, canciones, y mucho más mientras aprendes ...
Nov
3
Free First Thursday at the CMA
Enjoy free admission courtesy of Dominion Energy and extended hours. Go on a guided tour of featured exhibitions European Splendors: Highlights from the Kress Collection and The Art of Elizabeth Catlett: From the Collection o...
Nov
3
Read to a Dog
Practice reading with Juliet the therapy dog! Space is limited, so be sure to register for a guaranteed time slot. Audience: School age children (6-12 years), 6-8 years, 9-12 years
Nov
3
Dark Castle Haunted Attractions
Elgin’s Extreme Haunted Attraction, The Dark Knights Terror Trail is back! A Spooky hike into the outdoors, as we take you out of your comfort zone and into the woods of our newly enhanced trail… and our very popular Zombie Zone, a Zombie surviva...
Nov
4
Wingard’s Market Holiday Soiree
Come out and enjoy Cocktails and Charcuterie with Wingard’s Market. There will be musical guests and special giveaways at our Holiday Open House!
Nov
4
Fun Fridays at Wheatley
We all need a little fun in our lives, so drop by anytime between 11 – 4 for games, bubbles, art and more. We will have things to do for all ages because play isn’t just for kids!  We know that play is important for a child’s devel...
Nov
4
UltiMutt Race Course
Spend fun bonding time with your dog at the UltiMutt Race course at Everything Outdoor Fest on Nov. 4-6 at Historic Hopkins Farm in Simpsonville, S.C. You and your furry friend can run through five obstacles designed to build owner/dog trust and team...
Nov
4
Everything Outdoor Fest
Follow your passion to Everything Outdoor Fest. Held Nov. 4-6 at Historic Hopkins Farms in Simpsonville, S.C., you can join with other enthusiasts to explore the Southeast’s most popular outdoor activities, including camping, kayaking, fishing, run...
Nov
4
Teen HangTime: Dinovember
Using the Science in S.T.E.M, we’ll be digging through sand and rock to find our fossils, and using our teamwork to build a T-Rex together! Be prepared to get a little dirty. Weather permitting.
Nov
4
6th Annual Fall Back Fest
Attending West Columbia’s 6th Annual Fall Back Fest is the best way to celebrate the fall season. Held on Friday, November 4, 2022, from 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM, at the 100 Block of State Street in West Columbia, SC, local artists will be painting temp...
Nov
4
Clinton Sease Farm Corn Maze & More
Admissions include the following and more! Corn Snake Tire Climbing Wall Tire Swing Tube Swing Tricycle Raceway Tire Maze Marshmallow Maze Animals Stick Pony Corral Pedal Carts Cow Train Corn Hole Gaga Ball 2 Combine Slides Big 40 foot Slide Rubber D...
Nov
5
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...
Nov
5
Wingard’s Market Holiday Soiree
Come out and enjoy Cocktails and Charcuterie with Wingard’s Market. There will be musical guests and special giveaways at our Holiday Open House!
Nov
5
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...
Nov
5
Clinton Sease Farm Corn Maze & More
Admissions include the following and more! Corn Snake Tire Climbing Wall Tire Swing Tube Swing Tricycle Raceway Tire Maze Marshmallow Maze Animals Stick Pony Corral Pedal Carts Cow Train Corn Hole Gaga Ball 2 Combine Slides Big 40 foot Slide Rubber D...
Nov
5
Family Storytime
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family. Audience: Families, Young children (0-5 years), Babies (0-18 months), Toddlers (19 months-2 years), Preschoolers (3-5)
Nov
5
Richland Rumble: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe & Home Circuit
It’s the biggest racing tournament for the ages, for ALL ages! That’s right – two tournaments at the same time, on screen in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and in person with Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit. Co-hosted with Midlands Gaming C...
Nov
5
Everything Outdoor Fest
Follow your passion to Everything Outdoor Fest. Held Nov. 4-6 at Historic Hopkins Farms in Simpsonville, S.C., you can join with other enthusiasts to explore the Southeast’s most popular outdoor activities, including camping, kayaking, fishing, run...
Nov
5
Crafternoon: Naturally Christmas
Let’s be creative! Making your holiday decorations and gifts with all-natural materials. Audience: School age children (6-12 years), 6-8 years, 9-12 years
Nov
5
Meeting Street Artisan Market
There are new options for afternoon shopping on Saturdays in West Columbia. The Meeting Street Artisan Market has new hours, 11 AM – 3 PM, beginning this Saturday, August 6, 2022. The City of West Columbia’s Market will also hold night editions o...
Nov
5
Winnie the Pooh
Winnie the Pooh loves having stories told about him because he’s that sort of bear. Join Christopher Robin on his adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood with all of his stuffed animal friends! You’ll meet the shy Piglet, the wise(-ish) Owl, and...
Nov
5
Fall Festival
We will have food, crafts, music, and lots of fun! Please come join us!
Nov
5
Anime Palooza
Join us for a Saturday of Anime. Pick up a Watch Schedule at Richland Library Ballentine today!
Nov
5
Winnie the Pooh
Winnie the Pooh loves having stories told about him because he’s that sort of bear. Join Christopher Robin on his adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood with all of his stuffed animal friends! You’ll meet the shy Piglet, the wise(-ish) Owl, and...
Nov
6
Everything Outdoor Fest
Follow your passion to Everything Outdoor Fest. Held Nov. 4-6 at Historic Hopkins Farms in Simpsonville, S.C., you can join with other enthusiasts to explore the Southeast’s most popular outdoor activities, including camping, kayaking, fishing, run...
Nov
6
Congaree Land Trust Pickin’ on the Pond
Join CLT for our annual fall celebration—a family fun event to celebrate the conservation of our natural spaces through an array of outdoor activities, live music and BBQ at the Weston Family Farm! Experience the natural and scenic beauty of a cons...
Nov
6
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!
Nov
6
Clinton Sease Farm Corn Maze & More
Admissions include the following and more! Corn Snake Tire Climbing Wall Tire Swing Tube Swing Tricycle Raceway Tire Maze Marshmallow Maze Animals Stick Pony Corral Pedal Carts Cow Train Corn Hole Gaga Ball 2 Combine Slides Big 40 foot Slide Rubber D...
Nov
7
Monday Morning Makers
Feed that drive to create and rediscover your sense of wonder and excitement. Discover something new with our projects of the week, which are appropriate for those 5 or more years old. All ages and creative abilities welcome!
Nov
7
Monday Bites: Nuegados de Yuca (El Salvadorian Cassava Donuts) with Lily O.
Menu: Nuegados de Yuca y Plátanos en Miel (Cassava Donuts and Bananas in Honey)  Instructor: Lily O. We’re back in the Teaching Kitchen! Join us as we explore all things culinary!  In this cooking class, we will explore kitchen ...
Nov
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...
Nov
8
Family Storytime
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family. Audience: Families, Young children (0-5 years), Babies (0-18 months), Toddlers (19 months-2 years), Preschoolers (3-5)
Nov
8
Family Storytime
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family. Audience: Families, Young children (0-5 years), Babies (0-18 months), Toddlers (19 months-2 years), Preschoolers (3-5)
Nov
8
Preliteracy for 4 & 5 year olds
Build early literacy and phonemic awareness skills through stories, hands on activities and imaginative play. Space is limited. Call 803.929-3434 to register.
Nov
8
LEGO Madness
Create robots, cities, creatures and more with LEGO building blocks. Audience: Parents, School age children (6-12 years), 6-8 years, 9-12 years
Nov
8
Elf – The Broadway Musical
Follow Buddy the Elf as he travels from the North Pole to New York in search of his father! Based on the beloved 2003 New Line Cinema hit, ELF The Musical features songs by Tony Award® nominees Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer), w...
Nov
9
Postnatal Yoga Classes
Postnatal Yoga gives moms the opportunity to feel both physically and mentally supported by the community. A huge benefit of this class is being able to connect with other moms with similar experiences during this unique period of early motherhood wh...
Nov
9
Hello, Baby!
Grow your baby’s vocabulary, listening and motor skills with stories and songs. Audience: Babies (0-18 months)
Nov
9
Crafternoon: Open Art Studio
Get your craft on! Let your imagination run wild using a variety of materials provided. Paint, color, collage, or all of the above! Audience: Families, School age children (6-12 years)
Nov
9
Kid’s Craft Night at EBD West Cola
Gobble! Gobble! It’s a turkey craft night at Kid’s Night November 9, 5-7pm at EBD in West Columbia. Kids get to create and take home their own craft and eat FREE with the purchase of an adult meal. One free kid’s meal per one adult meal, in sto...
Nov
9
Fall Festival
Join us for a fun fall family event! We’ll have a pumpkin painting contest for all ages, a great photo op, a hot cocoa bar, balloon art, and more!  
Nov
9
Teen Art Club at NoMa Warehouse
Teen Art Club is for anyone aged 13-18 interested in art and in exploring all things ART! Members of Art Club can have fun while exploring artistic mediums and hanging out with friends! Beginning in November 2022, the Teen Art Club will meet once a m...
Nov
9
Elf – The Broadway Musical
Follow Buddy the Elf as he travels from the North Pole to New York in search of his father! Based on the beloved 2003 New Line Cinema hit, ELF The Musical features songs by Tony Award® nominees Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer), w...
Nov
10
Postnatal Yoga Classes
Postnatal Yoga gives moms the opportunity to feel both physically and mentally supported by the community. A huge benefit of this class is being able to connect with other moms with similar experiences during this unique period of early motherhood wh...
Nov
10
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...
Nov
10
Bilingual Storytime Cuentacuentos Bilingüe
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family. We will have a craft time after! This event is free and open to children of all ages. Comparte cuentos, canciones, y mucho más mientras aprendes ...
Nov
10
Movie Matinee: The incredibles
Bob was one of the world’s greatest superheroes fifteen years ago; now he’s an insurance adjuster, living in the suburbs. Wanting to get back into action, he gets his chance when a mysterious call summons him to an island for a top-secret...
Nov
10
Storytime in the Garden
Join Richland Library and Historic Columbia for a special outdoor storytime! Enjoy stories, songs and activities with Richland Library and Historic Columbia staff in the Hampton-Preston Gardens. This event is free and open to children of al...
Nov
10
Meeting Street Artisan Market
There are new options for afternoon shopping on Saturdays in West Columbia. The Meeting Street Artisan Market has new hours, 11 AM – 3 PM, beginning this Saturday, August 6, 2022. The City of West Columbia’s Market will also hold night editions o...
Nov
10
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 at t...
Nov
11
Hands on Art
Simple art fun for ages 3 to 5. Dress for a mess! Audience: Preschoolers (3-5)
Nov
11
Veterans Day at the CMA
In honor of Veterans Day, the CMA invites military veterans, active-duty military, service members, and their immediate family members to enjoy free admission today!  
Nov
11
Hello, Baby!
Grow your baby’s vocabulary, listening and motor skills with stories and songs. Audience: Babies (0-18 months)
Nov
11
Teen Hang Time
Create, relax, and have fun with other teens doing everything from arts & crafts to watching anime.  Let the library be your weekly safe space to hang on Fridays from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. at Richland Library!
Nov
11
Parents’ Night Out!
Parents…Take a load off. Christmas shop, have a nice dinner out or run errands. Drop off the kids at Washington St. United Methodist Church for Parents’ Night Out. Ages 4-12. Nursery is available for 0-3 years. Supervised and fun! Games, ...
Nov
11
Disney Junior Live On Tour: Costume Palooza
Tour policy is 1 year and under is FREE. Pollstar nominated Disney Junior tour is back with an ALL-NEW show, Disney Junior Live On Tour: Costume Palooza! This show brings beloved Disney Junior characters and favorite Marvel Super Heroes together live...
Nov
11
Kids Night Out
Join us at Empire for our Veterans Day themed Kids Night Out! We will have free play in our gym with our bouncy house, foam pit, and trampolines! We will also do a fun fall themed craft and write and/or draw pictures to thank our veterans for serving...
Nov
12
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...
Nov
12
Bloom: An Event for New & Expecting Moms
We are thrilled to be bringing this fantastic event back to Columbia for the 7th year! Presented by Columbia Mom – BLOOM is an event for new and expecting moms that you’re going to love! Sponsored by Sneak a Peek Boutique and Fine Art New...
Nov
12
Accessibility Morning – The Very Hungry Caterpillar
This program provides free access for families of children, teenagers, and young adults who would benefit from a sensory-friendly experience and quieter setting at the museum. Guests who are neurodiverse, autistic, or have other disabilities can expe...
Nov
12
Kroger Chef Jr.
Join us Saturday, November 12th and your kids can learn how to make delicious Festive Fall Muffins! A Kroger Chef will guide your child as they learn to create this tasty treat. In addition, your child will receive a recipe card, apron, chef hat, rec...
Nov
12
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...
Nov
12
Family Storytime
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family. Audience: Families, Young children (0-5 years), Babies (0-18 months), Toddlers (19 months-2 years), Preschoolers (3-5)
Nov
12
Palmetto Luna presents Day of the Dead Festival
Join Palmetto Luna Arts on the Columbia Museum of Art’s Boyd Plaza during Soda City Market to celebrate the Day of the Dead. This free event includes live music, art exhibition, kids’ activities, folkloric dances, the Day of the Dead alta...
Nov
12
Fall into Science
The University of South Carolina’s Theta Tau chapter is hosting our annual Fall Into Science Festival! This event is an outreach program oriented at teaching STEM in interactive and intriguing ways. Activities consist of the annual Pumpkin Chun...
Nov
12
Play Freely: International Games Month
Come and get your game on! Celebrating International Games Month with Firefly Toys and Games and a morning of board games, video games, card games and more games. Take part in the Wii tournament, be the chess winner, conquer Marvel trivia, see the ad...
Nov
12
Meeting Street Artisan Market
There are new options for afternoon shopping on Saturdays in West Columbia. The Meeting Street Artisan Market has new hours, 11 AM – 3 PM, beginning this Saturday, August 6, 2022. The City of West Columbia’s Market will also hold night editions o...
Nov
12
Winnie the Pooh
Winnie the Pooh loves having stories told about him because he’s that sort of bear. Join Christopher Robin on his adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood with all of his stuffed animal friends! You’ll meet the shy Piglet, the wise(-ish) Owl, and...
Nov
12
BALLENTINE Village Holiday Farmer’s Market
Local makers, crafters, produce, yoga class gathered to make your holiday shopping simple. Food trucks also on site.
Nov
12
Winnie the Pooh
Winnie the Pooh loves having stories told about him because he’s that sort of bear. Join Christopher Robin on his adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood with all of his stuffed animal friends! You’ll meet the shy Piglet, the wise(-ish) Owl, and...
Nov
12
Crafternoon: What are you Thankful For? Turkey Craft
What are YOU thankful for? Join us at St. Andrews as we make classic “hand print” turkeys and decorate them with colorful feathers describing what we’re thankful for this season!
Nov
12
Kids Karaoke at Beef’s!
Bring the kids for a fabulous meal, then stick around for some awesome KARAOKE!  
Nov
13
EdVenture Children’s Museum TAME THE FLAME
EdVenture Children’s Museum in Columbia is hosting “Tame the Flame” on Sunday, November 13 from 12 – 5 p.m. in its main parking lot in partnership with SCDHEC, State Fire Marshal, and State Farm. This safety event will feature on-site fire tr...
Nov
14
Monday Morning Makers
Feed that drive to create and rediscover your sense of wonder and excitement. Discover something new with our projects of the week, which are appropriate for those 5 or more years old. All ages and creative abilities welcome!
Nov
14
LEGO Madness
Create robots, cities, creatures and more with LEGO building blocks. Audience: School age children (6-12 years), 6-8 years, 9-12 years
Nov
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...
Nov
15
Family Storytime
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family. Audience: Families, Young children (0-5 years), Babies (0-18 months), Toddlers (19 months-2 years), Preschoolers (3-5)
Nov
15
Family Storytime
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family. Audience: Families, Young children (0-5 years), Babies (0-18 months), Toddlers (19 months-2 years), Preschoolers (3-5)
Nov
15
It’s a Kid’s Summer Craft Night!
Gobble! Gobble! It’s a turkey craft night at Kid’s Night November 15, 5-7pm at EBD on Clemson Rd in Columbia. Kids get to create and take home their own craft and eat FREE with the purchase of an adult meal.   One free kid’s meal per one a...

 

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