Columbia Family Events (Virtual & In-Person) | November 2020


Events and happenings around Columbia look different than they used to. While many places aren’t offering in-person get togethers, they are offering virtual activities to keep kids entertained and learning. 

So grab your planner, bookmark this page, and start making plans… there’s truly something for everyone and all comfort levels. We’ll continue to update this page as we find out more about what’s happening around town.

If you know of any fun family activities or Columbia events we have missed, please let us know in the comments or feel free to add it here.

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November Family Events

Virtual Visits with Santa!
Make this holiday magical with a virtual visit to the North Pole! Santa’s helpers have been working hard decking the halls for you and your family, so don’t be late! Choose from our list of enchanting experiences for a jolly good time.  ...
Free First Thursday at the CMA
Enjoy free admission and extended hours courtesy of BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina. Capacity is limited and advance tickets are recommended. Learn more about visiting the CMA here. 
Knee-high Naturalist: Grizzly Bears
(ages 2–5 with an adult)   Did you know that grizzly bears can eat 90 pounds of food a day? That’s about 18,000 blueberries! How do the keepers keep up with those huge appetites? Come learn more about our brother bears.   COST: $10...
Tween Reading & Writing Club: Let’s Talk Race Edition
Hey Parents! Ready to engage with your Tween? Join Richland Library’s Let’s Talk Race team for a special edition of the Tween Reading & Writing Club (TR&WC), which will run from Friday, October 16 to Friday, November 6.  Th...
Virtual RPG For Teens: System Shutdown
Have you always wanted to try a tabletop role-playing game, but social distancing is in the way? We’re going to play the one-page RPG “System Shutdown” together, in which players’ cyber-enhanced abilities are drained as they go in...
Virtual Crafty Jammies Night – Spot
Join the museum (virtually!) on the 2nd Tuesday of every month for a very special bedtime story and craft time with some of our favorite literary characters! This month our special guest will be the Spot. Registration is required and capacity is...
Art Around the World
Explore other countries and cultures through art and stories! Celebrate the countless ways that art makes the world go round and the stories about the people who bring art to life. Each session will focus on a specific country, and children will...
Virtual RPG For Teens: Dice Tales
Have you always wanted to try a tabletop role-playing game, but social distancing is in the way? Adventurers who would like to plunder dungeons and face off with dragons will be right at home in these “dice tales” where players create the...
Vista Lights
Join us for the 35th Annual Vista Lights! This is the neighborhood’s signature open house which has ushered in the holidays in Columbia for more than 30 years. Things look different this year, but we would still like to celebrate the holidays w...
Bilingual Family Storytime / Hora de Cuentos Bilingüe
Enjoy storytime in English and Spanish! / ¡Disfruta de la Hora de Cuentos en inglés y español! Tune in to Richland Library’s Facebook page at 10:30 a.m. as we share books and build early literacy skills in two langua...
Family Fun Events: Harvest Party
This month we will be celebrating the harvest as we do some traditional fall games centered on the amazing things that we get from the garden. COST: $20 per family (up to 6 people max per family). Register for Program  Family Fun Event...
Lights Before Christmas
Lights Before Christmas, presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina, will shine on select evenings November 21 – December 30 from 5:00pm – 9:00pm. Enjoy a dazzling display of more than one-million twinkling lights, animated story tree,...
Holiday Lights on the River
The Midlands Largest Drive-Through Lights Show! Experience the magic as Saluda Shoals Park comes alive in a blaze of more than a million sparkling lights. Journey through more than two miles of lights featuring over 400 colorful, animated light displ...
Laser Holidays
This is an exciting and unique way to celebrate the season through a display of colorful and dramatic laser lights choreographed to a mix of holiday music favorites, including “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “Deck the Halls,” “White Chris...



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