Vacation lights, yule logs and Santa concerning town this weekend

Jay Powell

|The Daily Herald

The weekend prior to Christmas is the ideal time to go out and look at the lights, commemorate with liked ones (even the pet dog) and get in the 2020 vacation spirit.

1. Vacation Lights in the Park

Christmastime in Columbia isn’t finish without a drive through the park to take a look at all the ornamental lights.

And this year we have actually got 2 lighted drives to take pleasure in.

Provided by Columbia Parks & & Leisure, Vacation Lights in the Park began today and will range from 5:30 -8 p.m. every night through Dec. 26.

This year’s lights will as soon as again be at Forest Park, with the path beginning at the Rainey Home at 821 W. 9th St. A 2nd light program will be at Fairview Park beginning at the park’s primary entryway at 871 Ironbridge Roadway.

2. Asgard Yule Log & & Pet Dog Days with Santa

One Christmas custom that appears to grow larger every year is the yearly Asgard Yule Log celebration.

The all-day affair starts at 2 p.m. Saturday and will go through the night.

In addition to lighting this season’s yule log and heating up by the fire, Asgard will have nearly 10 regional craftsmen suppliers offering products varying from handcrafted fashion jewelry to CBD oils and plants for the house. Artisans will consist of Tourist’s Botanik, The Sugary Food Easy, Virtues Customized Add-on, Burning Acre, Caskey’s Pens and Nashville Olive Oil Co.

The Rolling Dish food truck will likewise be at Asgard on Saturday beginning at 3 p.m.

Bring the pet dog by Asgard in between 4-6 p.m. Sunday for Pet Days with Santa. Gown your puppy in its ugliest sweatshirt and win rewards. There will likewise be a professional photographer on website for images with Santa.

3. Nutcracker Celebration at Vigor in Spring Hill

Have a kid who likes the ballet, or is a fan of among the all-time Christmas classics including a prince, a rat king and a refresher course in world culture?

Vigor School of Dance and Art, situated at 220 Town Center Parkway in Spring Hill, will host a Nutcracker Celebration from 1:30 -5:45 p.m. Saturday.

The occasion will be broken up into 2 classes, with kids ages 3-5 participating in from 1:30 -3:30 p.m., while kids ages 6 and up will participate in from 3:45 -5:45 p.m.

It is likewise a charity event to raise cash for the school’s brand-new dance studio floorings.

The celebration will consist of a 30-minute ballet class. Trainees will likewise take part in a Nutcracker-themed craft. Snacks will likewise be supplied.

Each class will likewise consist of a screening of Disney’s “The Nutcracker” on a big projector screen.

Expense is $45 per dancer and area is restricted for each class. To schedule an area, e-mail [email protected]

4. Beast publication & & comics finalizing on the square

Anybody who is a fan of comics and film beasts need to stop into Accents and Antiques on the Columbia square this Saturday.

The store will host an unique finalizing from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., including Beast publication’s cover artist Ricky Blalock and comic artist/editor Vance Capley.

The 2 will be signing and offering art, publications and comics. The shop’s Comics Emporium, situated downstairs, will likewise be offering back problem comics for 10% off. There may even be a couple of surprise sales not yet revealed.

For moms and dads, this may be the very best time to stockpile on a couple of comics equipping stuffers at an excellent rate.

5. Live home entertainment

When the shopping days are done and it’s time for supper and some regional home entertainment, Columbia has rather the range of skill taking the phase this weekend.

Damien Boggs goes back to Puckett’s in downtown Columbia this Friday, taking the phase beginning at 7:30 p.m. Call (931) 490-4550 to book.

Stephanie Adlington goes back to the Vanh Dy’s upstairs speakeasy lounge beginning at 7 p.m. Friday. The upstairs lounge is 21 and up and seating is restricted. Call (931) 398-6555 to book.

Will King will carry out at Asgard Developing Co. & & Taproom, 104 E. 5th St., beginning at 6 p.m. Friday. Hearty Hog food truck will likewise be at Asgard dishing out its popular smoked BARBEQUE beginning at 3 p.m. Friday.

Dairy Children will carry out at Puckett’s in Columbia beginning at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Austin Tyler Jones will carry out at Vanh Dy’s upstairs speakeasy lounge beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday.

Scott Holt & & Buddies will as soon as again bring its weekly winter season blues slam at Range Records on the downtown square beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday. Today’s efficiency will consist of Colin Campbell from the Minneapolis, Minnesota band The Shackeltons, along with Cannon Chatham. The program will likewise be streamed by means of Range Records’ Facebook page.

Don McKinnon will carry out at Bad Concept Developing, situated at 307 W. 11th St. in the Columbia Arts Structure, beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Bald Kernal will carry out at Coal’s Pub & & Grille, 2513 Hospitality Drive, beginning at 9 p.m. Saturday.

Escape will host a dance celebration at The Boondox, 3543 Highway 431, beginning at 8 p.m. Saturday.

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