Mix and mingle, wine and dine, and holiday shop 'til you drop at our annual Vista Lights, a Columbia tradition. Vista Lights, the neighborhood's signature open house, has ushered in the holidays in Columbia for more than 30 years on the Thursday before Thanksgiving.

More than 90 galleries, shops, and restaurants open their doors to showcase their holiday treasures and delicious dishes. The Vista Guild also organizes live entertainment and performances to get attendees in the holiday spirit as the Mayor of Columbia lights the Vista's tree at the corner of Gervais and Lincoln Streets.

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52inc

Enjoy hot apple cider and play classic video games at this design and development studio that builds apps for iOS, Android and the web.

504 ½ Gervais Street

Art Bar

Enjoy an extended happy hour until 8 p.m. with a 25 percent discount at this eclectic party spot. Local craft beers available and stick around after Vista Lights for “Useless Trivia” with host Parthenon John. Rest your feet and charge your phone with one of our “Chargbots.”

1211 Park Street

Blue Marlin

Offering samples of Blue Marlin’s famous shrimp and grits under the Lincoln St. canopy and a special VIP area for military families from 5:30 – 8 p.m. The private room will be open with a cash bar.

1200 Lincoln Street

BP Skinner Clothiers

Offering special holiday discounts in-store.

1003 Gervais Street

ByFarr

Will offer letterpress demonstrations, Christmas stationery sales and free parking. Offering an open air market in the grass lot facing Huger Street with several food vendors and live music.

504 ½ Gervais Street

Carol Saunders Gallery

Kick off the holiday season and visit the gallery full of holiday gifts and ornaments. Featuring artwork by Columbia native Eileen Blyth.

1003 Gervais Street

Carolina Ale House

Enjoy live music and great holiday drinks on the rooftop.

708 Lady Street

Carolina Ale House

Enjoy live music and great holiday drinks on the rooftop.

708 Lady Street

Casual Pint

All merchandise and six packs offered at 15 percent discount in the store. Outside grab koozies and craft beers for $4 at this new Vista beer emporium.

807 Gervais Street

City Art

Featuring Susan Lenz’s “Building in Stitches,” which celebrates its opening in the main gallery. Cindi Saad will also showcase her original handmade jewelry. Other gallery spaces will be open, as will the art supply store.

1224 Lincoln Street

City Bar

Offering $1.75 domestic beers, $2 off all liquors and liquor drinks and $2 off all entrees and small plates.

700 Gervais Street

Columbia’s The Salon and Giftique

Enjoy 15 percent discounts in the Giftique, on products and future beauty appointments booked that night.

620 Gervais Street

CPR

CPR Cell Phone Repair is offering $20 off all phone repairs over $100 and a 20 percent discount on all merchandise.

506 Gervais Street

Cupcake

Enjoy a special cupcake just for Vista Lights.

1213 Lincoln Street

Ellen Taylor Interiors

Offering refreshments and exhibiting new paintings by Ellen Taylor Interiors artists. Also showing new furniture and accessories.

1012 Gervais Street

Eye on Gervais

Offering light refreshments and a trunk show plus 20 percent off all frames and lenses.

1219 Lincoln Street

Glowout Salon

Stop by for bubbly and bites.

1202 Park Street

Grace Outdoor Advertising

​Enjoy wine and beer samples outside near 1201 Lincoln Street. Register to win a week on a digital billboard!

1201 Lincoln Street

Grill Marks

Offering a special treat with the purchase off the menu at the Vista’s burger hot spot.

711 Gervais Street

if ART

Offering refreshments and featuring works by Mark Flowers: “Washing the Dust.” Flowers lives near Asheville, N.C. and is a native of Greenville, S.C.

1223 Lincoln Street

Imagine This Boutique

Enjoy light bites and wine with 10 percent discounts on select items. Open until 8:30 p.m.

717 Lady Street, Suite C

Kaminsky’s

Offering assorted cupcakes, various sweet treats and wine.

930 Gervais Street

Lewis+Clark

Featuring Clark Ellefson’s studio and recent work including handmade modern lighting and robots. Serving refreshments and craft beer and wine.

1001 Huger Street

Liberty Tap Room

Enjoy discounted menu prices and hang out with beer trucks, food, coffee and hot chocolate outside.

828 Gervais Street

Longhorn Steakhouse

Selling beer and wine outdoors and offering free hot longhornchocolate and s’mores on Gervais Street at the fire pit.

902 Gervais Street

Marble Slab

​Get your picture with Santa and treat yourself to something sweet!

1001 Gervais Street

Mellow Mushrooom

Meet Mel and have a slice of cheese or pepperoni pizza and beer by the glass.

1009 Gervais Street

One Eared Cow Glass

Watch artists in live glass-blowing demonstrations. Offering light snacks and refreshments.

1001 Huger Street

Oyster bar

Live music by Etheridge & Kimpland.

1123 Park Street

Palmetto Twist

Offering photos with Santa from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. and sales on a wide variety of monogrammed and custom-monogrammed gift items.

1225 Lincoln Street

Pearlz Oyster Bar

Offering shrimp sliders and house chips on the street in front of the restaurant.

936 Gervais Street

Pura Wellness Spa

Offering discounts on Botox and Microdermabrasion Treatments, free chair massages and hand chemical peels. Also offering discounts on holiday gift cards and free swag bags.

807 Gervais Street

Regions Bank

Copper Horse Distilling will serve their Copper Cream Whiskey liqueur and USC’s Saint Thomas More Parish Choir will perform.

1010 Gervais Street

River Runner Outdoor Center

River Runner is the new Hobie Kayak retailer for Columbia. These special kayaks will be on display outside and inside the shop. Take this opportunity to sit in the kayak and pedal drive the unit.

905 Gervais Street

SakiTumi

Check out the annual “Gathering in the Alleyway.” Draft beer and wine to sample and purchase. Sample SakiTumi food and a local artist will also be painting a piece for onlookers.

807 Gervais Street

Sandler’s Diamonds and Time

Pick up a special timeless piece of jewelry to ring in the holidays at the Vista’s fine jeweler. Offering discount pricing on select jewelry. WVOC/WCOS will broadcast live from the store.

1231 Lincoln Street

SC Pedal Parlor

Offering discount vouchers and free candy.

stationed on Lincoln St. during Vista Lights

SC Pride

Offering beer and wine and good times with a featured DJ at this Pride in the City event.

931-D Senate Street

Southeastern Esthetics Institute

Offering $20 skin rejuvenation facials with a FREE Microdermabrasion or chemical peel and swag bags with free gift cards.

823 Gervais Street

Studio Cellar

Serving light hors d’oeuvres and live painting by resident artists with local entertainment.

912 Lady Street

Studio O2

Check out what Studio O2 offers and get free samples of Topper’s Rhum.

801 Gervais Street

The Backpacker Quality Gear

Offering refreshments and 15 percent discounts on all regularly priced merchandise as well as free gift wrapping. Open until 8:30 p.m.

1215 Wayne Street

The Dance Floor

Serving refreshments and offering a free class sampler including shag and line dancing from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Class packages will be offered at a 20% discount. Visitors will be entered to win free classes.

717 Lady Street

The Peanut Man

Offering free warm praline samples, discounts on holiday gift orders and live music. Children under age 12 can decorate ornaments for $2. Preview holiday trays, gift baskets and more.

1215 Lincoln Street

Urban Outfitters

Get your holiday shopping started early at Urban Outfitters.

912 Gervais Street

Vista Studios/Gallery 80808

Studio artists present new work.

808 Lady Street

Whit-Ash Furnishings

Offering light refreshments and hot cider.

919 Gervais Street

Todd & Moore

From runner’s flashlights to HyperBrite strobes, we have the illumination you need to kick off the season at the Vista’s 31st annual holiday street party. All Nathan Light Products, flashlights, and the Whamo Twilight Blast Frisbee will be 10% off the Todd & Moore price this week. Stop by Todd & Moore first to make sure you’re ready to light up the night.

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