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A seasonal surprise
“MURDER UNDER THE MISTLETOE”: Theater Rowe’s murder mystery dinner theater production for age 16 and older, 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Friday and 4:15 p.m. Sunday at 7120 Firelane Road and 6:15 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 4:15 p.m. Sunday at Lexington’s Old Mill, 711 E. Main St., Lower Level, Suite O. Come join Mary and David Clark, as they celebrate their annual Christmas party, where anything and everything could possibly go wrong. Tickets are $34; students, military and seniors, $32. (803) 200-2012; http://scdinnertheatre.com
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See Santa at EdVenture
SANTA’S GINGERBREAD JAMBOREE: Saturday at EdVenture Children’s Museum, 211 Gervais St. Holiday event for children featuring photos with Santa, gingerbread cookie decorating, story time with Frosty the Snowman, festive face painting and arts and crafts; $18. Preregistration required. Times are 9:30-11:30 a.m., noon-2 p.m. and 2:30-4:30 p.m. (803) 779-3100; http//edventure.org
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Really – the best
“THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER”: 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Sumter Little Theatre, 14 Mood Ave., Sumter. Tickets are $10; students/children, $8. (803) 775-2150; http://sumterlittletheatre.org
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LIVE OUTDOOR NATIVITY: 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Living Springs Lutheran Church, 4224 Hard Scrabble Road. Re-enactment of the story of Jesus’ birth will feature live animals, characters and more. Free, bring your lawn chairs.