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Christmas Events in Columbia, SC

I'm leading with the events again, because there is so much holiday fun going on this weekend, I can't decide what to do first! I've pulled together the list for all events for the rest of December so you can make your plans too. Here it is: Christmas Events in Columbia.

I've pulled out the usual list of featured events below, so if you only have time for a few things this week, check out our featured "Stuff to do" section below.

We've got a great list of fun stuff to do with your kids this season, but we need your help! We want the most comprehensive list of family fun in Columbia that we can pull together, so if you know of an event that's not on our Columbia Events Calendar, please submit it!

We've got some other fun topics today, so let's get to it! -Scottie Claiborne, Columbia4Kids Editor.

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Cats for Adoption and Dogs for Adoption

Pets are a popular and lovable gift for the holidays and I'll warn you... don't look at these posts unless you are ready to go adopt! Kim as posted pictures of some of the cutest fur babies that are up for adoption now.

Please remember not to give a pet unless you are sure the recipient can take care of it- we don't want them returned to the shelter after the holidays!

For an alternate but just-as-cute pet, check out a past post from the SC Guinea Pig Rescue.

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Squeching the "Gimmes"

Don't miss Marcia (Imagine That)'s top tips for reducing holiday greed with your little kids. They can't help but want everything that's being pushed on them from the TV, friends, even displays at the store! Help your little ones to focus on the fun of Christmas as opposed to the gifts by following some of these tips.

See all the Tips for Squelching the "Gimmes".

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School Holiday Camps

It's coming... It's coming... 2 weeks with no school! Can we stand it?

It's not too late to enroll the little guys in the various holiday activities and camps being offered around town.

See More Holiday Camp Listings

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Holiday Light Displays

It's fun, it's free, and it will put you in the Holiday spirit. Load the kids in the car and head out to find some holiday light displays! Bring some hot cocoa and some Holiday CD's to complete the experience.

See Our Columbia Holiday Lights Display Details or see Holiday Lights by Zip Code

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The Rabbit's Foot- Children's Consignment Clothing Store

Whether (like me) you've found that your child has suddenly grown a size and nothing fits, or you'd really like to have something a little nicer for the kids to wear to the family Christmas party, you can find what you need at the Rabbit's Foot Children's Consignment store- and great prices to boot! (Yes, they have boots! And coats and toys...)

Read more details

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Holiday Events

Reach Out and Read Night at Riverbanks Zoo
Bring a new book to donate, and your child can get in free to see the Lights before Christmas this Friday night, Dec. 09.

Friday Night Out at the Plex
Get your Christmas shopping done while the kids have a blast at the Plex Indoor Sports center. Dec. 9

Harborside Lights and A Christmas Night at Lake Carolina
Enjoy the thousands of twinking lights in the neighbor hood and enjoy a holiday performance at Lake Carolina Dec. 9-10.

Christmas Craft Shows
Finish your shopping and decorating with homemade craft items from the Christmas Peddler Craft Shows at Lexington and Tri-City Leisure Center. Dec. 10.

A Christmas Carol presented by Town Theatre's Youth Program
Great performance of Dicken's classic A Christmas Carol performed by the Town Theatre's Youth. Dec. 11.

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Nutcracker Nerves

The CityWords Blog entry this week is getting ready for the Nutcracker performances!

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Hot Discussions!

What's going on at the forum? Come see for yourself!

EdVenture's Snowville Attraction

Snow in South Carolina? Only at EdVenture! Don't miss Family Night this Tuesday when admission is just $1 each.

Christmas Gifts That Won't Clutter Up Your House

Fun list of activities and "experiences" you can give your kids (and family) this Christmas instead of stuff you'll be putting out at next year's garage sale. Also, ideas for gift cards that aren't just the same old-same old.

How Much Do You Spend on Christmas Gifts?

More or less than the national average? Compare your spending to our other members' !

The Cat and the Christmas Tree

If you've got any idea for ways to keep the cat out of the Christmas tree, share them! I think my sister's cat has already learned his lesson though...

Where to Donate Gently Used Toys?

Most charities only want new toys this time of year, so what's the best way to get your gently used toys to someone who will appreciate them? Our members have some suggestions.

Come start your own topic!

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Wrap Up

Whew! This was a long newsletter- I've got nothing left to say! I'm off to back the Christmas boxes back into the garage and wrap some presents before it gets too late- here's hoping your holidays are going well and you and your family are enjoying the season. Son't worry too much about the details- remember to have fun! They are only little once...

Thanks for being a part of the C4K community. We love the feedback we get from our members so if you have a comment or suggestion, feel free to email us!

See ya next time! -Scottie

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