Columbia entertainment calendar

December 20, 2013 

Friday, December 20

If you don’t have two tickets to paradise this weekend, pick up two tickets to see Eddie Money perform, 8 p.m. Friday at the Newberry Opera House, 1201 McKibben St., Newberry. In addition to his hit, “Two Tickets to Paradise,” Money is also known for songs including “Take Me Home Tonight” and “Baby Hold On.” Tickets are $40 each, or $35 for groups. (803) 276-6264; www.newberryoperahouse.com


Shandon United Methodist Church presents Eddie Huss and Friends, a benefit Christmas concert for the Family Shelter, 7 p.m. Friday at 3407 Devine St. Performing will be Annette Matthews, Eddie Huss, William Douglas, Angela Blalock, Josh Wentz, Lauren Norton, and Dustin and Lee Ousley. Free. (803) 256-8383


See Columbia as it appeared in the 1800s at the Historic Columbia Foundation’s Candlelight Tours and Carriage Rides, 5:30-9:30 p.m. Friday at the Robert Mills House, Hampton-Preston Mansion and Mann-Simons Site. Enjoy a candlelight tour of the houses, which are decorated for the holidays, and finish your Christmas shopping at the gift shop. Carriage rides will be offered through the Robert Mills Historic District for $5. You can also catch live music from Corner House from 7-9 p.m. at the Robert Mills House, and from Jennifer Hill from 6-8 p.m. at the Hampton-Preston Mansion. Tours are $8 for adults, $5 for youth, and free for Historic Columbia members. Reservations are not required; the last tour begins at 9 p.m. The Robert Mills House is located at 1616 Blanding St., the Hampton-Preston Mansion is at 1615 Blanding St., and the Mann-Simons Site is at 1430 Richland St. (803) 252-1770, ext. 33; sblackwell@historiccolumbia.org

Saturday, December 21


The S.C. State Museum celebrates WinterFest, Saturday-Jan. 4 at 301 Gervais St. Activities on Saturday include crafts and a scavenger hunt from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., visits with Santa from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., and a performance of Columbia Marionette Theatre’s “Santa’s Christmas Party” at 2 p.m. A detailed schedule of each day’s events is available on the website. All activities are free with general admission or membership, except for the Polar Express Party on Monday. The museum will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Regular hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. Sundays. (803) 898-4978; www.scmuseum.org


Bring the whole family to the Historic Columbia Foundation’s Breakfast with Santa, 8-11 a.m. Saturday at the Carriage House at Robert Mills, 1616 Blanding St. Start the morning with a continental breakfast, followed by a tour of the decorated Hampton-Preston Mansion. Other attractions include a Victorian Christmas tree, holiday craft making and a photo opportunity with the foundation’s Victorian Santa Claus. Nonmember admission is $12 for adults and $3 for youth; members are $10 for adults and $2 for youth; all children three and younger are free. Reservations are required. (803) 252-1770, ext. 23; reservations@historiccolumbia.org

Sunday, December 22

Watch the classic Christmas movie “It’s a Wonderful Life,” 8 p.m. Sunday at the Nickelodeon Theatre, 1607 Main St. Tickets are $10. (803) 254-3433; www.nickelodeon.org

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