On April 25 from 7 to 9:30 p.m., the Riverbanks Society, a nonprofit organization that provides campaign and promotional support for Riverbanks Zoo & Garden, will host a wine tasting in celebration of the zoo being open for 40 years. Craft beers, appetizers from Miyo's, Melting Pot and Hudson's Classic Catering, and a live jazz performance by the Jamie Beresford Band will round out the evening. Advance tickets are $40 for Riverbanks members and $50 for the general public. Tickets cost $60 the day of the event.
As part of its Safe Ride Program, Riverbanks Zoo and Garden will provide cab services to hotels and residences in Lexington and Richland counties.
A Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve Carnival
From 5-11 PM on December 31st on Main Street, enjoy rides, games, karaoke, food, drinks and more! More information here.
Now Hiring in the Vista!
Hickory Tavern is opening mid-December and looking for bartenders, servers, hosts and kitchen staff. Apply in person: Click for details!
A Re-Imagined Christmas Carol at Trustus
Watch as five actors perform all the characters of Charles Dickens’ classic story and create a live musical score in a production that had audiences and critics raving last year. Get your tickets here!
Great Gifts for the Whole Family
Don’t miss Half Moon Outfitters’ holiday sale! Up to 30% off Prana, Patagonia, The North Face, and other great brands. Location and hours here.
Going someplace cool this weekend?
Let The Backpacker help you go lightweight, comfortable and in style! Patagonia, Prana, Merrell, The North Face and more! Click for location, hours and more info.
Ice Skate on Main Street
Columbia’s famously hot skating rink opens Thanksgiving Day! Additional information and discounts can be found here.
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Holiday Wish ListWhere to shop for gift ideas in Columbia this season: