Fahoo Fores Dahoo Dores, Welcome Christmas Come this Way

Trim up the tree with Christmas stuff
Like bingle balls, and whofoo fluff
Trim up the town with goowho gums and bizilbix and wums
Trim every blessed window and trim every blessed door
Hang up whoboohoo bricks
Then run out and get some more!

It’s a Holiday First Thursday in conjunction with the the 50th Annual Governor’s Carolighting! Join us for the tree lighting at the State House, a holiday market in the Arcade Mall and music and ice skating at Boyd Plaza! Get in the spirit!

State House

50th Annual Governor’s Carolighting – Entertainment leading up to the lighting of the State Christmas tree will include performances from a variety of choirs and musical talent across the state. Beginning at 7:00 pm.

1200 Block



The Whig – Enjoy all the Stone Brewing beers on tap! https://www.facebook.com/events/636362019872421/


Uptown – Meet Pete the Cat from 5:30 – 7:00 pm. He will be signing his books as well as sharing favorite snacks with his fans! https://www.facebook.com/events/1121991321182688/  Also enjoy listening to cellos from the Suzuki Strings at USC from 5:15 – 6:15 pm.

1300 Block

Cantina 76 – Stop by for their First Thursday 1/2 off Original House Margarita

The Arcade Mall


  • The Power Company Collaborative presents “The Home Project,” an interactive performance installation focusing on the notion of home. Performances are at 6:30, 7:30, and 8:30 p.m.
  • The Mistletoe Market – Enjoy handmade items from various artists and local crafters.

1400 Block

Nest – Trunk show featuring the all-natural-ingredient body products of PURE. Enjoy free Bourbon Lemonade, Soda Shooters, and a small sampler table.

1500 Block


Hampton Street/Boyd Plaza – Enjoy a Merry Block Party full of holiday delights, ice skating, ales, & snacks! Enjoy live music from Mustache BrothersLos PerdidosGreater Columbia Society for the Preservation of Soul, and more! Hampton Street stage from 6 –10 pm – https://www.facebook.com/events/1136177313104488/

Columbia Museum of Art – 25% off all merchandise in the CMA Shop!


Anastasia & Friends Gallery (Free Times) – Enjoy a Holiday Art Sale featuring over 15 artists! You can find a perfect holiday gift at an affordable price.  This year, they are also hosting Toys for Tots. The donation box will be in their gallery until December 14th. https://www.facebook.com/events/326421324398396/

Random Records – Pop-up sidewalk record stand with vintage vinyl for sale!

Drake’s Duck-in: Open until 9:00 pm. Enjoy craft beer on the patio!

Something Special Florist – Open until 8pm. Enjoy store-wide discounts.

Ally and Eloise Bakeshop – Open until 8pm and featuring selections from the holiday menu!

Main Street Public House – Live Jazz with the Mark Rapp Group. 7-10 pm.

1600 Block



Mast General Store – Santa Cotton visits from 4:30 to 6 pm! Bring your camera to capture special moments with Santa. Photos are free.  Later, enjoy music from the Post-Timey String Band from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.

Michael’s Café & Catering – Featuring music with Flat Out Strangers 6- 9 pm! Beers and Hymns in their Hampton Room. Enjoy drink and food specials!

Good Life Cafe – Stop by and enjoy some great First Thursday specials!

Grapes & Gallery (1113 Taylor) – Enjoy $2, $3, and $4 craft beer specials. $5 off bottles of wine from 4-7 pm. Artwork on display by Allison C Fowler. Photography on display by Tony Claremont. Free koozie with any drink purchase!

Tapp’s Arts Center

1700 Block

Villa Tronco – Palmetto Opera singers. 6 -8:30 pm. Reservations are required. 803-256-7677.