Through December, we will run a list of community holiday events each Thursday in Metro.
Find an online holiday events list, updated daily, under local news at thestate.com. Look for Community Events.
FESTIVUS IN FIVE POINTS: Airing of Grievances bar tour, 4-8 p.m. Friday. ART Vandelay Shop-n-Sip, 4-8 p.m. Saturday. www.fivepointscolumbia.com
CAROLS ALONG THE CAYCE RIVERWALK: 6 p.m. Friday at the N Avenue Entrance, Riverwalk Pavilion. Area choirs and local musicians will be located along the first half-mile of the park. The Riverwalk will be lit with luminaria, and hot apple cider will be served.
CAROLINA CARILLON HOLIDAY PARADE: 9:45 a.m. Saturday. arade will begin at Gervais and Bull streets, proceed west on Gervais, pass in front of the State House and continue into the Vista to Park Street.
CHRISTMAS AT KENSINGTON OPEN HOUSE: 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, 4101 McCords Ferry Road, Eastover. Home tours, carriage rides, period music and refreshments. $6; children, $3. (803) 968-4129
NEWBERRY CHRISTMAS PARADE: 11 a.m. Saturday on Main Street, enjoy shopping and lunch downtown after the parade and then check out the Tour of Homes at 4 p.m. Tickets are $20; groups of 10 or more, $18. (803) 276-4274; (803) 276-6264
CAYCE HISTORICAL MUSEUM HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE: 6 p.m. Saturday at 1800 12th St. Each room of the museum will be decorated with trees and crafts from the 18th century to the present. Live entertainment, docents in period dress and light refreshments. As darkness falls, take a War Between the States lantern tour. (803) 739-5385
HOMES FOR THE HOLIDAYS TOUR: 2-6 p.m. Sunday at A.C. Moore Elementary School, 333 Etiwan Ave. Six homes, Doors of Sims Alley and St. Johns Episcopal Church. Advance tickets, $15; available at Piggly Wiggly (Devine Street and Forest Drive stores), Revente, Edwin Watts Golf, Just the Thing, Gibsons on Devine and at www.ticketleap.com. At the door, $20. Sponsored by the Shandon Neighborhood Council and the Hollywood-Rose Hill Neighborhood Association, proceeds will benefit A.C. Moore and Rosewood Elementary, Hand Middle and Dreher High as well as neighborhood projects.
TOWN OF LEXINGTON SNOWBALL FESTIVAL: Two-day event, Saturday and Sunday includes a 5K run, a Snow Ball formal, walking tour of downtown Lexington, a Christmas parade and a concert and Christmas tree lighting at the new Lexington Square. Snow Ball, benefitting the Chris Myers Childrens Place, a childrens home in Lexington, starts at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Lexington Municipal Complex Conference Center; $30. Christmas parade, 3:30 p.m. Sunday, followed by a concert at Lexington Square with Tara Scheyer & The Mud Puppy Band. The Christmas tree lighting and lighting on Main Street will conclude the night. Details on events: lexsc.com
THIS MAN CALLED JESUS: 2:30 p.m. Sunday, special needs performance of Christmas drama at Lake Murray Baptist Church, 1001 U.S. 378 West, Lexington. ASL interpreters for the hearing impaired will be available this performance only. Free. (803) 356-4304; www.thismancalledjesus.org
S.C. PHILHARMONIC: Holiday Pops concert, 3 p.m. Saturday at the Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College, 7300 College St., Irmo. $22; www.harbisontheatre.org
USC CONCERT CHOIR CHRISTMAS CONCERT: 6 p.m. Sunday at Shandon United Methodist Church, 3407 Devine St. Sacred works and Christmas songs; free
GOVERNORS CAROLIGHTING: 6 p.m. Monday on the north side of the State House (Gervais Street). Sponsored by the City of Columbia, Columbia Breakfast Optimist Club, Columbia Garden Club and the Garden Club of South Carolina
TOWN OF IRMO TREE-LIGHTING CEREMONY: 6 p.m. Dec. 4 at Irmo Town Park (Columbia Avenue and Carlisle Street, two blocks off Lake Murray Boulevard). Entertainment by the Irmo Elementary 4th Grade Singing Bees, refreshments and Santa will arrive on a fire truck. (803) 781-7050
FOREST ACRES SWEET SEASONS: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Dec. 6 on the rooftop of Richland Mall, Beltline Boulevard and Forest Drive. Photos with Santa, face painting, magician, free desserts, beer, wine and fare from local restaurants will be available for sale, door prizes, music by Carillon Carolers, Island Close By, 7 p.m. tree lighting
CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY DROP-IN: 6-8 p.m. Dec. 6 in the squad room at the Lexington County Law Enforcement Complex, 421 Gibson Road, Lexington. Refreshments will be served, and Santa will be in attendance. Accepting nonperishable food items and new, unwrapped toys for the Lexington County Sheriffs Department Holiday Food and Toy Drive
COLUMBIA CHRISTMAS PAGEANT: Dec. 6-9 at First Baptist Church, 1306 Hampton St. Performances at 7 p.m. Dec. 6, 7; 2 and 5 p.m. Dec. 8 and 4 p.m. Dec. 9. Free, but tickets are required. (803) 217-3250; www.columbiachristmaspageant.com