Junior League Holiday Market, Thursday through Sunday, State Fairgrounds. Hours: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday; 9:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Friday; 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday. (803) 252-4552
Lexington carolighting and Lexington Lights, 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday at Virginia Hylton Park, located behind Lexington Municipal Complex , 111 Maiden Lane, and downtown Lexington.
Sweet Season in Forest Acres, 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Midtown at Forest Acres; tree lighting at 7 p.m. Entertainment, rock-climbing wall, photos with Santa. ww.forestacresRMA.com
Mingle & Jingle on Main, 6-9 p.m. Thursday on the 1500 block of Main Street. Art, performances, tours of the new Nickelodeon Theatre, wine tasting. (803) 988-1065
"Christmas Belles," Thursday through Dec. 19, Chapin Community Theatre. (803) 345-6181
Dreher High School's "The Nutcracker" opens today and runs through Saturday at the school's auditorium, 3319 Millwood Avenue. Showtimes: 7 tonight and Friday, and 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday. $5
"Babes in Toyland," Town Theatre, Friday through Sunday. (803) 799-2510
"Miracle on 34th Street," Village Square Theatre 105 Caughman Road, Lexington 8 p.m. Friday and Dec. 11; 8 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 12; and 3 p.m. Sunday and Dec. 13. (803) 359-1436
"The Nutcracker," Columbia Classical Ballet, Friday through Sunday, Koger Center. (803) 251-2222
"Frosty," Columbia Children's Theatre, through Sunday at Midtown at Forest Acres (formerly Richland Fashion Mall). www.columbiachildrenstheatre.com or (803) 691-4548
Five Points Festivus, 5-7 p.m. Friday. Parade 6 p.m., tree lighting at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, from noon to 3 p.m., Feats of Strength competition and open house and sale with participating Five Points merchants. www.fivepointscolumbia.com
Devine Celebration, open house and sale 5-9 p.m. Friday at participating stores on Devine Street. Tree lighting at 6 p.m. www.doorsofdevine.net.
"Snow White," 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturdays through Dec. 19, Columbia Marionette Theatre. (803) 252-7366
Lexington Choral Society, Friday and Saturday, Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church. (803) 359-8794
Carolina Carillon Holiday Parade, 9:45 a.m. Saturday, Gervais Street. (803) 799-1216
Catfish Stomp, Saturday, downtown Elgin
Santa Train Rides, S.C. Railroad Museum, Saturday and Dec. 12, Winnsboro. (803) 635-9893
Christmas at Red Bank is your opportunity to see local musicians like you rarely see them: Singing with the Christmas spirit. The free concert will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Red Bank United Methodist Church, 2909 Old Barnwell Road, Lexington. (803) 359-4031.