Things to do and see, Nov. 29-Dec. 5

November 29, 2013 

Friday, November 29

Get in the Christmas spirit by checking out Carolina Ballet’s performance of “The Nutcracker,” 7:30 tonight and 3 p.m. Sunday at Township Auditorium, 1703 Taylor St. Tickets to tonight’s show are $20.50; tickets for Sunday are $15.50 and $20.50. Children 6 and younger are free on Sunday but must pick up a ticket from the box office. (803) 576-2350;

Columbia Children’s Theatre presents “Ho! Ho! Ho!”, a holiday comedy for all ages, tonight through Dec. 8 at the theatre, 3400 Forest Drive (second level of Richland Mall). Show times are 7 p.m. Fridays, 10:30 a.m., 2 and 7 p.m. Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $12 for age 3 through adults; seniors and active duty military, $10. Saturday evening performances are $6. The 10:30 a.m. Dec. 7 show will feature Breakfast with Santa in partnership with the Richland County Recreation Commission. Enjoy breakfast, activities and photos with Santa at 9 a.m. in the food court for $12. (803) 591-4548;

Saturday, November 30

The rivalry continues as the South Carolina Gamecocks face-off against the Clemson Tigers, 7 p.m. Saturday at Williams-Brice Stadium, 1125 George Rogers Blvd.

Find a gift for the person who has everything at the Jamil Craft Show, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday at the Jamil Shrine Center auditorium, 206 Jamil Road. More than 100 local vendors will sell handmade Christmas ornaments, wood carvings, floral arrangements and more. Parking is free. Admission is $1 for adults and free for age 12 and younger. Every admission ticket will be entered into a door prize drawing.

Sunday, December 1

Bring the entire family to Dollar Sunday at the State Museum, from 1-5 p.m. at 301 Gervais St. General admission is only $1. Guests can see the new exhibition, “This Just In,” featuring hand-blown glass work, fossils, historic telescopes and more. There will also be a screening of the movie “Egypt Eternal” at 1:30 p.m. Dollar Sunday prices for “Tutankhamun: Return of the King” are $9 for adults, $8 for seniors and $7 for children; prices for museum members are $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and $5 for children.

Monday, December 2

Support community artisans and businesses at Sustainable Midlands’ Sustainable Holiday Celebration, 4:30-8:30 p.m. Monday at 701 Whaley St. Enjoy a glass of wine while shopping for gifts from more than 40 local artisans. Food tastings will be offered from Whole Foods, Rosewood Market, Spotted Salamander, W.P. Rawl & Sons Farm and Bourbon. Guests can also create their own S.C. Grown Speciality Food Basket! Admission is a $5 donation. (803) 381-8747;

’Tis the season for the Governor’s Carolighting, 6 p.m. Monday on the north side of the State House. The 47th annual event is sponsored by the City of Columbia, Columbia Breakfast Optimist Club, Columbia Garden Club and the Garden Club of South Carolina. The event is free. (803) 873-8279

Tuesday, December 3

Charlie Daniels went down to Newberry. Come see the country legend and his band in concert, 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Newberry Opera House, 1201 McKibben St. Known for the hit, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” Daniels has produced more than 50 albums throughout his career. Tickets are $89-$95 each. (803) 276-6264;

Thursday, December 5

Enjoy food, music, prizes and more at Sweet Seasons, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday on the rooftop of Richland Mall, corner of Beltline Boulevard and Forest Drive. Hosted by the City of Forest Acres, this event features food from local restaurants, as well as free desserts. Beer and wine will also be available for purchase. Kids activities include photos with Santa, face painting from Sarah Dippity, balloon art by Joey Young, magic from John Tudor and more. Music will be provided by the Carillon Carolers, steel pan drum band Island Close By, the Brockman Elementary Chorus and Freeway Music House Band. Don’t miss the tree lighting at 7 p.m. Admission is free.

Don’t miss the Christmas in Cayce Tree Lighting, 6 p.m. Thursday at the Cayce Historical Museum, 1800 12th St.. Sponsored by the Women’s Club of Cayce, the annual event will include greetings from city officials, music and a visit from Santa. Proceeds from the sale of lights for the tree will fund community projects and a scholarship program. Participants are asked to bring nonperishable food items to decorate the food tree. (803) 796-9020

The Hansom Wheels Society cordially invites the public to a Sherlock Holmes Christmas Extravaganza, 7 p.m. Thursday at The Palmetto Club, 1231 Sumter St. Guests will enjoy an elegant dinner, Sherlock Holmes-related door prizes, holiday music and an original play entitled, “The True Ending of the Hound of the Baskervilles.” The cost si $32 per person and valet parking will be available. Call (803) 776-9499 or email by Tuesday to make a reservation.

Celebrate Christmas with Tony Kenny’s Christmastime in Ireland, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Thursday at Newberry Opera House, 1201 McKibben St. in Newberry. Experience an Irish Christmas through song, dance and music. Tickets are $30-$35 (group discounts available). (803) 276-6264;

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