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Fahoo Fores Dahoo Dores, Welcome Christmas Come this Way: Your December First Thursday Lineup

It’s a Holiday First Thursday in conjunction with the the 50th Annual Governor’s Carolighting! Join us for the tree lighting at the State House, a holiday market in the Arcade Mall and music and ice skating at Boyd Plaza! Get in the spirit!

State House

50th Annual Governor’s Carolighting – Entertainment leading up to the lighting of the State Christmas tree will include performances from a variety of choirs and musical talent across the state. Beginning at 7:00 pm.

1200 Block



The Whig – Enjoy all the Stone Brewing beers on tap! https://www.facebook.com/events/636362019872421/


Uptown – Meet Pete the Cat from 5:30 – 7:00 pm. He will be signing his books as well as sharing favorite snacks with his fans! https://www.facebook.com/events/1121991321182688/  Also enjoy listening to cellos from the Suzuki Strings at USC from 5:15 – 6:15 pm.

1300 Block

Cantina 76 – Stop by for their First Thursday 1/2 off Original House Margarita

The Arcade Mall


  • The Power Company Collaborative presents “The Home Project,” an interactive performance installation focusing on the notion of home. Performances are at 6:30, 7:30, and 8:30 p.m.
  • The Mistletoe Market – Enjoy handmade items from various artists and local crafters.

1400 Block

Nest – Trunk show featuring the all-natural-ingredient body products of PURE. Enjoy free Bourbon Lemonade, Soda Shooters, and a small sampler table.

1500 Block


Hampton Street/Boyd Plaza – Enjoy a Merry Block Party full of holiday delights, ice skating, ales, & snacks! Enjoy live music from Mustache BrothersLos PerdidosGreater Columbia Society for the Preservation of Soul, and more! Hampton Street stage from 6 –10 pm – https://www.facebook.com/events/1136177313104488/

Columbia Museum of Art – 25% off all merchandise in the CMA Shop!


Anastasia & Friends Gallery (Free Times) – Enjoy a Holiday Art Sale featuring over 15 artists! You can find a perfect holiday gift at an affordable price.  This year, they are also hosting Toys for Tots. The donation box will be in their gallery until December 14th. https://www.facebook.com/events/326421324398396/

Random Records – Pop-up sidewalk record stand with vintage vinyl for sale!

Drake’s Duck-in: Open until 9:00 pm. Enjoy craft beer on the patio!

Something Special Florist – Open until 8pm. Enjoy store-wide discounts.

Ally and Eloise Bakeshop – Open until 8pm and featuring selections from the holiday menu!

Main Street Public House – Live Jazz with the Mark Rapp Group. 7-10 pm.

1600 Block



Mast General Store – Santa Cotton visits from 4:30 to 6 pm! Bring your camera to capture special moments with Santa. Photos are free.  Later, enjoy music from the Post-Timey String Band from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.

Michael’s Café & Catering – Featuring music with Flat Out Strangers 6- 9 pm! Beers and Hymns in their Hampton Room. Enjoy drink and food specials!

Good Life Cafe – Stop by and enjoy some great First Thursday specials!

Grapes & Gallery (1113 Taylor) – Enjoy $2, $3, and $4 craft beer specials. $5 off bottles of wine from 4-7 pm. Artwork on display by Allison C Fowler. Photography on display by Tony Claremont. Free koozie with any drink purchase!

Tapp’s Arts Center

1700 Block

Villa Tronco – Palmetto Opera singers. 6 -8:30 pm. Reservations are required. 803-256-7677.


Follow all First Thursday on Main happenings on their website: http://www.firstthursdayonmain.com/

Flat Out Strangers performing at December 1 First Thursday on Main

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