Weekend Events for Kids

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** Events are subject to change. Be sure to click on the event link to verify date and time **

Dec
3
Lights Before Christmas at Riverbanks Zoo
Enjoy a dazzling display of more than one million twinkling lights, an animated story tree, Jingle Bell Bonfire, and more. If you have a membership, your first visit is free. Otherwise, tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for kids ages 2-12. Children you...
Dec
3
Holiday Lights on the River at Saluda Shoals Park
The Lights at Saluda Shoals is a nightly drive-thru event that features more than three miles of Christmas lights. Enjoy other holiday light activities included in admissions like hayrides and the winter wonder tube slide. Santa’s Clause’s Gift S...
Dec
3
West Columbia’s 17th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting
The City of West Columbia is hosting the 17th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Friday, December 3, 2021, at 6:30 PM, at West Columbia City Hall, 200 N. 12th Street, West Columbia, SC. Each year, West Columbia area elementary schools hold a “What C...
Dec
3
Tree Lighting & Movie
Join the Town of Lexington as we sing Christmas carols, light the tree, & take pictures with Santa at Icehouse Amphitheater. Stay to watch The Muppet Christmas Carol (G) that will begin at 7:30p
Dec
3
The Living Christmas Story
Union United Methodist Church is preparing to host the full production of their long-standing tradition, the 28th annual drive-through living nativity, “The Living Christmas Story.” This event will take place Friday through Sunday, December 3-5, ...
Dec
4
Boeing Observatory Telescope Livestream
Every Saturday Night via Facebook Livestream Join State Museum Boeing Observatory staff for a virtual look at the night sky from a telescope streamed on Facebook Live! Each Saturday night, weather permitting, staff will livestream a telesco...
Dec
4
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...
Dec
4
Annual AMROC Christmas Train Show
Join us for our annual open house and Christmas train show! We will be operating all of our layouts downstairs as well as several layouts upstairs!
Dec
4
Holidays at EdVenture
Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year at EdVenture! Holidays at EdVenture, presented by Palmetto Citizens Federal Credit Union begins on Saturday, December 4, 2021, with plenty of holiday fun for the entire family! Visit Santa, Mrs....
Dec
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...
Dec
4
Family-friendly Christmas Hope Kids!
Bring the whole family to our special Christmas Hope Kids! Everyone is welcome and no need to register. We can’t wait to celebrate with you!
Dec
4
Outdoor Family Storytime
Welcome back to storytime!  We’ve missed you!  This family storytime is suitable for all ages, so please join us as Chris and Jake read stories and lead us in some fun songs and activities. Registration is required for this event...
Dec
4
Virtual Spells Class at Hogwarts
Hello Wizards and Witches, We are pleased to inform you that we will be able to do some of our spell classes online this year! We had to shut down Hogwarts due to some dementors hanging around looking for an escaped prisoner from Azkaban. Join us Sat...
Dec
4
Cooking With Santa
What better time to try and grow kid’s love of cooking and baking than at the most magical time of the year? Bring your kids into my kitchen and let them cook along side the Jolly Ol’ Elf himself making of his favorite Santa snacks and other Sant...
Dec
4
B&N Virtual Saturday Storytime
We welcome you to Saturday morning fun featuring a different picture book each week! Find us on our Facebook page or at YouTube.com/BarnesandNoble. Activity sheets available at BN.com/Storytime Can’t wait to have you join us!
Dec
4
Jack and the Giants
Giants are supposed to be big, mean, and nasty. They eat anyone who crosses their path. But Flinch isn’t like other giants. He’s constantly picked on by his bigger brothers for being sweet, caring, and… a vegetarian! When he sneaks away from hi...
Dec
4
Jump With Santa Weekend Event! 11/27 – 12/19
Get a glimpse of the big guy at Altitude!  Santa parks his sleigh at the park on the weekends only, so come on Saturdays and Sundays ready for some holiday fun. November 27th to December 19th.
Dec
4
Santa Saturday at the State Museum
Meet Santa and Get 50% OFF General Admission on select Saturdays Until Christmas.* Santa will be at the museum to meet with guests and members! Get your wish lists ready and bring your cameras to take a fun picture with our jolly friend. Plus, e...
Dec
4
My Little Pony Movie Day
Join us in the Vista area of Columbia for a day of making new friends with My Little Pony. Everyone is invited! 
Dec
4
Jack and the Giants
Giants are supposed to be big, mean, and nasty. They eat anyone who crosses their path. But Flinch isn’t like other giants. He’s constantly picked on by his bigger brothers for being sweet, caring, and… a vegetarian! When he sneaks away from hi...
Dec
4
Kids Christmas Party
Join us for our Kid’s Christmas Party. We will have a great time making Christmas cookies, decorating ornaments, and watching a fun Christmas movie. Everything is free and food will be provided.
Dec
4
Lights Before Christmas at Riverbanks Zoo
Enjoy a dazzling display of more than one million twinkling lights, an animated story tree, Jingle Bell Bonfire, and more. If you have a membership, your first visit is free. Otherwise, tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for kids ages 2-12. Children you...
Dec
4
Holiday Lights on the River at Saluda Shoals Park
The Lights at Saluda Shoals is a nightly drive-thru event that features more than three miles of Christmas lights. Enjoy other holiday light activities included in admissions like hayrides and the winter wonder tube slide. Santa’s Clause’s Gift S...
Dec
4
Lake Murray Christmas Light Boat Parade 2021
Lake Murray will kick off the holiday season on Saturday, December 4th with a  Christmas Light Boat Parade  at 6pm. Residents and visitors will gather at the Lexington Dam Park Site to view the sparkling boats  decorated...
Dec
4
The Living Christmas Story
Union United Methodist Church is preparing to host the full production of their long-standing tradition, the 28th annual drive-through living nativity, “The Living Christmas Story.” This event will take place Friday through Sunday, December 3-5, ...
Dec
5
Jump With Santa Weekend Event! 11/27 – 12/19
Get a glimpse of the big guy at Altitude!  Santa parks his sleigh at the park on the weekends only, so come on Saturdays and Sundays ready for some holiday fun. November 27th to December 19th.
Dec
5
Holidays at EdVenture
Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year at EdVenture! Holidays at EdVenture, presented by Palmetto Citizens Federal Credit Union begins on Saturday, December 4, 2021, with plenty of holiday fun for the entire family! Visit Santa, Mrs....
Dec
5
Snowball Parade
It’s a Christmas tradition you won’t want to miss! Join the Town of Lexington and the Lexington Jaycees for the annual Christmas Parade down Main Street! Get in the Christmas Spirit by watching an array of parade floats make their way through dow...
Dec
5
Lights Before Christmas at Riverbanks Zoo
Enjoy a dazzling display of more than one million twinkling lights, an animated story tree, Jingle Bell Bonfire, and more. If you have a membership, your first visit is free. Otherwise, tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for kids ages 2-12. Children you...
Dec
5
Holiday Lights on the River at Saluda Shoals Park
The Lights at Saluda Shoals is a nightly drive-thru event that features more than three miles of Christmas lights. Enjoy other holiday light activities included in admissions like hayrides and the winter wonder tube slide. Santa’s Clause’s Gift S...
Dec
5
The Living Christmas Story
Union United Methodist Church is preparing to host the full production of their long-standing tradition, the 28th annual drive-through living nativity, “The Living Christmas Story.” This event will take place Friday through Sunday, December 3-5, ...

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 make every attempt to correct them.

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