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Jingle Days at the State Museum

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Museum Hours

Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

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

Enjoy hands-on crafts and scavenger hunts each day with special shopping time in the Cotton Mill Exchange on Tasting Tuesday. Plus, visit with Santa and have your picture taken on select days before Christmas. Events are included with museum general admission unless otherwise noted.

Visit With Santa
Sat., Dec. 23 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Visit with Santa and take a picture with him! Printed and High quality digital copies will be available for $5 – or you are welcome to take a picture with your own camera or phone at no charge.

Kids Holiday Spa Gift Workshop
Tues., Dec. 19 through Thurs., Dec. 21 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Kids are invited to get creative and make some ‘relaxing’ spa themed gifts for friends and family.

Columbia Marionette Theater
Wed., Dec. 20 at 1:30 p.m.
Enjoy a special performance of, “Cinderella’s Holiday Ball.”

Bright Star Traveling Theatre
Fri., Dec. 22 at 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Watch in delight as Bright Star Theatre performs, “Winter Fables” at 1:30 p.m. and “A Dickens Tale” at 3 p.m.

Frozen Party
Wed., Dec. 27 from 6 – 9 p.m.
Families 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! Requires ticket purchase. Click HERE to learn more and get tickets.