From the return of Main Street Ice and holiday events to the most important football game in South Carolina, this Thanksgiving weekend is packed with fun events across the Columbia region. Check out the six things to do
listed below, and search our calendar of events
for a more Columbia, SC happenings.
Glide into the weekend
Main Street Ice, an outdoor skating rink at Boyd Plaza, returns Thanksgiving Day. Work off all the turkey and pie or even make room for more by strapping on some ice skates and twirling a few laps around the rink. $8 - $10
Celebrate the season
Gear up for the yuletide fun by attending any of these jolly events:
Cheer on the Gamecocks
It’s not Thanksgiving weekend unless there is football involved and this is the game Gamecock fans have been waiting all season for. Arguably the most intense rivalry in the Southeast, the Carolina Gamecocks have defeated the Clemson Tigers four years in a row. Watch with bated breath as our beloved players give it their all for yet another victory!
Shop ‘til you drop
After braving the frenzy of Black Friday, celebrate Small Business Saturday with a morning of supporting Columbia’s local vendors. One of Columbia's favorite Saturday morning rituals, Soda City's local vendors offer hot breakfast, fresh produce, artisan crafts and more. Browse our shopping listings
to find more local stores to support on this weekend's Small Business Saturday. Admission is free.
Meander through museums
Take a break from the hectic holiday schedule and enjoy some peace and quiet appreciating history or art in one of Columbia, SC’s top-notch museums.