Cozying up by the fireplace and enjoying Hallmark’s holiday movies may seem like the perfect way to spend this winter, but there are plenty of events in Columbia near CanalSide Lofts that you should go enjoy!
1. Lights Before Christmas | November 18, 2017 – December 30, 2017
Enjoy a vivid presentation of holiday lights and cheer at the Lights Before Christmas daily phenomenon located at the Riverbanks Zoo & Garden.
2. Main Street ICE | Thursday, November 23- Monday, January 15, 2018.
The City of Columbia’s outdoor ice skating rink, Main Street ICE, is a holiday tradition at Boyd Plaza.
3. Holiday Lights on the River | November 22-December 31, 2017
There is so much to do at the midlands’ largest drive-thru light display! Experience over 400 animated light displays, a hayride shuttle to Saluda Shoals train, a laser light show, tube slide, crafts, gift shop, marshmallow roast and be sure to visit Santa before you leave!
4. Henri Mattisse: Jazz & Poetry on Paper | September 15, 2017-January 15, 2018
From Columbia Museum of Art: Daringly modern artist Henri Matisse experimented with many mediums and devoted a major part of his career to reimagining books as art objects in their own right. He brought to life some of the greatest works of French literature, interpreting poetry and myths with playfully looping gestures, elegant lines, and brightly colored shapes in a way that is always distinctly his own. The CMA is proud to present 81 works in a sweeping exhibition that celebrates four of the artist’s books, including his most famous, the colorful Jazz portfolio from 1947. Together, these pages offer meditations on life, love, hardship, and utter joy.
5. Historic Holiday Tours | Until Dec. 31st
Historic Columbia offers a variety of holiday decorations and traditions in the Robert Mills House and Hampton-Preston Mansion. Guides will provide stories of holidays past in Columbia and discuss how families decorated and entertained during the 19th and early 20th centuries.
There is always something happening nearby CanalSide Lofts, especially during the holidays. We hope you have the chance to experience winter eventer happening what’s happening in your neighborhood this season!