While we don't think you need an excuse to take that trip to Columbia SC to see what all the buzz is about, the holidays could be the perfect time to cave. Get in the Christmas spirit with specific events like a Broadway show of "A Christmas Story," an iconic performance of The Nutcracker, or a light show among the animals. Ring in the New Year at Famously Hot New Year on Main Street. Or, just walk amongst the twinkly lights and enjoy the revitalization of Columbia as a vibrant city busting at the seams with unique + local food & drink spots. This is not your typical holiday vacation. Experience a getaway to the urban south where you'll feel like everyone here is celebrating with you.

We have to admit that there's more than meets the eye for holidays here. Take in all the offerings by reading more about what it's like for Christmas & New Year's in the capital city.