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Jingle Days at the State Museum

December 16, 2017 - January 1, 2018

Jingle Days at the State Museum, holidays, family, things to do, columbia, christmas

Museum Hours

Mon: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tues: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Wed. – Fri: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sat: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sun: Noon – 5 p.m.

Jingle Days at the State Museum

Sat., Dec. 16 through Mon., Jan. 1, 2018

School is out and work is done, it’s time for holiday family fun when you visit the South Carolina State Museum!

Enjoy days filled with special holidays shows in the planetarium and 4-D Theater, meet and visit with Santa, see live performances, explore hands-on fun with games and activities, shop for the perfect South Carolina themed gift and more.

Holiday Shows

The Polar Express 4D Experience, Columbia, South Carolina, holidays, family, things to do

4D Theater

Shows daily through Jan. 5, 2018

You’re invited on an extraordinary 4-D adventure this holiday season on THE POLAR EXPRESS! Feel the bite of the wind, dance in the snow and more in this epic 4-D adventure. Run time: 15 mins.

Tickets and Showtimes

Based on THE POLAR EXPRESS book and characters™ & ©1985 by Chris Van Allsburg. Used by permission of Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. TM & © Warner Bros.



Special Events

Hands-On Family Fun
Daily from Sat., Dec. 16 through Mon., Jan. 1, 2018
Enjoy special hands-on activities including: crafts, games, a holiday scavenger hunt and more.

Visits with Santa
Sat., Dec. 16 through Sat., Dec. 23
Get your cameras ready for a special visitor from the North Pole! Visits with Santa are included with museum general admission.

Jingle Days Kick-Off – Holidays Around the World
Sat., Dec. 16 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
In addition to delightful holiday shows and hands-on crafts, guests can also experience holiday celebrations from all over the world with special displays and more.

Tasting Tuesday
Tues., Dec. 19 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Shop for unique South Carolina themed gifts in the Cotton Mill Exchange while you enjoy delicious sips and tastings of South Carolina produced food and drink.

Frozen Party
Wed., Dec. 27 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Familiess can enjoy a screening of Disney’s Frozen, meet and greet with with Anna and Elsa and enjoy crafts and activities. Frozen costumes are highly encouraged! Click HERE to learn more and get tickets.


December 16, 2017
January 1, 2018
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