Make it your resolution this year to get out and enjoy new places and experiences! Here, we have a rundown of all the fun things to do in Columbia SC, plus a calendar of events with even more that’s going on all month long.

Winter Wonderland

Keep the magic of the holidays going with a spin around the rink at Main Street ICE.


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Like a Local

Get to know Columbia this month through one of two ways – dine your way around town during Restaurant Week or go back to the region’s roots with Historic Happy Hour | Trivia. Load up your basket with all kinds of local goodies at the City Roots Farmers Market or Soda City Market. Enjoy breakfast foods, complimentary mimosas (while supplies last) and views of the river all in one go at Brookland Brunch each Sunday.


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Live Entertainment

There’s no business like show business and this month, there’s no lineup of shows like what we have here in Columbia. The theatre is calling and you must answer. Catch a production of Trustus Theatre Presents “A Bright Room Called Day” or NTL On Screen: Peter Pan and Amadeus at Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College. We think you’ll find that Columbia City Ballet Presents “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is en pointe. Finally, have a ball with the Harlem Globetrotters.  


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Culture Club

Stop by Columbia Museum of Art to check out the newest exhibit, Renee Cox: Soul Culture, as well as the last couple weeks of Henri Matisse: Jazz & Poetry on Paper. This month, you can explore history, science and art at the South Carolina State Museum with South Carolina and the Great War, Eclipsing 50: The State Art Collection 1967 – 2017, South Carolina’s First Astronaut Charles Duke and the Apollo Missions and their latest display, Requiem for Mother Emanuel by Leo Twiggs. Hop on a free guided tour of the South Carolina State House. Or fly your fashion flag with Well Suited: The Costumes of Alonso V. Ailson for HBO’s Treme


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