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November 18 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Come celebrate the official kickoff to the holidays in Columbia at the 36th Annual Vista Lights! Enjoy artistic performances, live music and dancing. Stop by your favorite shops, galleries and restaurants and even meet Santa! Experience the lighting of the Vista’s tree which starts the holiday season!
A special Kids Zone on Lincoln Street sponsored by Midlands Media Group, will feature activities for children from Columbia Metropolitan Airport as well as balloon art, reindeer snacks, and of course, visits with Santa himself!
Swing by the party at City Market where you’ll find more live music, snacks and libations, and a Christmas market with plenty of opportunities for you to get your holiday shopping done with local artists and artisans. Interested in being a Christmas market vendor? Reach out to Meg Syms at [email protected]
Parking is available in the City of Columbia garage at Lincoln and Washington Streets (behind Aloft Hotel) and at the South Carolina State Museum. There will be free rides from the museum’s lot to Gervais and Gadsen on a continuous loop from 6-10 p.m. The City of Columbia parking garage on Park Street beside the Hilton Hotel is $10 cash only (due to an event at Colonial Life Arena). Street parking is available and meters are free after 6 p.m.