Winter break activities in the Midlands

January 1, 2014 

Levi Glass, 4, of Columbia, checks out a Christmas tree in the Hampton-Preston house during Historic Columbia's "Breakfast with Santa" event. A tour provided visitors a glimpse of how the home would have been decorated for the holidays in the 1860's.


Holiday tours of some of Columbia’s historic homes continue through Sunday. The tours run from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and 1-5 p.m.Sunday. The houses feature a variety of holiday decorations and traditions. Guides from Historic Columbia will provide stories of holidays past and how families decorated and entertained in the early 19th and 20th centuries. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for youth and free for Historic Columbia Foundation members. Tickets can be purchased from the Gift Shop at Robert Mills, 1616 Blanding St.

-- staff reports

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