>>> LIGHT DISPLAYS
We’re winding down
LIGHTS BEFORE CHRISTMAS: 5-9 p.m. nightly Friday through Tuesday at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, 500 Wildlife Parkway. Music in Motion lights spectacular, Jingle Bell bonfire and snow every night. Some of the zoo’s indoor exhibits will remain open – Gorilla Base Camp, Koala Knockabout and Riverbanks Farm. Tickets are $10, ages 2-12, $8. Riverbanks members are eligible to receive one free visit with their current membership card and picture ID; guest passes are not accepted. To avoid long lines, purchase your tickets in advance online at https://etickets.riverbanks.org/eTickets/LightsBeforeChristmas/tabid/161/Default.aspx
>>> NEW YEAR’S EVE
Celebrate with soul
ANGIE STONE: 11:15 p.m. Wednesday at the Comedy House, 2768 Decker Blvd. Spend a soulful New Year with the R&B diva and special performances from Columbia’s Got Talent finalists. Doors open at 10:30 p.m. Take advantage of the post-midnight buffet and dance off the calories. Tickets include the buffet and party favors. First and second levels including the VIP section, $45 per person; floor seating, $50. (803) 798-9898; http://comedyhouse.us
Get up! Get out!
FIRST DAY HIKE: 1 p.m. Thursday at Sesquicentennial State Park, 9564 Two Notch Road. Join a park ranger for a guided 2-mile walk on the newly resurfaced Sandhills Trail. Participants will learn trail safety tips and ideas to make their next hike fun and interesting. Free with admission, $2 for adults. Preregistration required, call (803) 788-2706 or email firstname.lastname@example.org