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Historic Columbia Offers a Weekend of Fun

Holiday Happy Hour at Seibels House & Second Sunday Stroll in 5 Points

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Nov. 25, 2015)—Historic Columbia hosts two celebratory events in December for friends to share holiday cheer and explore 100 years of Columbia’s favorite village neighborhood.


  • Celebrate the season with Historic Columbia’s Holiday Happy Hour at Seibel’s House on Friday, Dec. 11, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
  • Join HC again for a Second Sunday Stroll in commemoration of Five Points 100th Anniversary on Sunday, Dec. 13, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.


The Holiday Happy Hour, this month’s installation of HC’s popular imbibing social event, takes place at the beautiful Seibels House warmly decorated for the holidays. Come dressed in festive attire (and thinking cap) for Holiday Trivia and a Christmas carol guessing game. Trivia enthusiasts will not want to miss the chance to test their knowledge in these rounds with a seasonal twist. Prizes will be awarded to the winners!04242014_SeibelsExt_0050

“The Holiday Happy Hour is going to be a lot of fun,” says Dickson Monk, HC director of communications. “This is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for to break out that awesome Christmas sweater, show off your wits, and enjoy a glass of eggnog among friends.”

Seasonal cocktails, such as hot toddies and eggnog, will be served, with beer and wine also available. Light appetizers will be on hand, but more importantly participants can share food with others in need. To spread the holiday cheer, there will be a collection for Harvest Hope food donations. Event admission: $15 HC members / $20 non-members, appetizers and drinks included.

IMG_9474_smallThis month’s Second Sunday Stroll, on the same weekend, celebrates the centennial anniversary of Five Points. What began as a trolley hub for Columbia’s first planned suburban neighborhood has evolved into one of the city’s entertainment hot spots. This guided tour highlights the history and architecture of this historic district and how they played a role in transforming this area into the “famously hot” spot it is today.

Meet at the Five Points Fountain at the corner of Greene and Harden Streets for a guided tour to explore the history and architecture of this shopping and commercial district. Reservations aren’t required but are encouraged as these tours tend to sell out, and walk-up registrations will only be accepted if space permits. Free for HC members / $8 adults & $5 youth non-members / Free for kids five & under.


For more information on these and other holiday events, visit historiccolumbia.org.

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