Early weekend picks

December 18, 2013 

Wynonna

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Thursday

Wynonna and The Big Noise

Five-time Grammy winner Wynonna Judd and her band, The Big Noise, present “A Simpler Christmas,” 8 p.m. Thursday at Newberry Opera House, 1201 McKibben St., Newberry. Come hear the country music star perform her hit songs and some Christmas classics. Tickets are $125. (803) 276-6264; www.newberryoperahouse.com

Friday

More ‘Nutcracker’

The annual production of ‘Nutcracker’ by the Columbia City Ballet continues its run at the Koger Center with shows 7:30 p.m. Friday; 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets on sale at www.capitoltickets.com or the box office at (803) 251-2222.

Saturday

Breakfast with Santa

The annual tradition is 8 a.m. Saturday at the Robert Mills Carriage House, 1616 Blanding St. Enjoy a continental breakfast with seasonal music, followed by a tour through the Hampton-Preston Mansion. See a Victorian Christmas tree and make a holiday craft. Don’t forget to get a picture with Historic Columbia’s Victorian Santa Claus. Admission is $12; ages 4-12, $3; age 3 and younger, free. HC member adults, $10; HC member youth, $2. (803) 252-1770, ext. 23

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