Vista Lights

November 16-22, 2020


Join us for the 35th Annual Vista Lights! This is the neighborhood's signature open house which has ushered in the holidays in Columbia for more than 30 years. Things look different this year, but we would still like to celebrate the holidays with you. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Vista Guild will not be hosting a tree lighting ceremony on Thursday. Instead the businesses of the Vista district are excited to host you for a week of specials and events. Visit your favorite restaurants, experience the arts and shop for the holidays.

More than 60 galleries, shops, and restaurants safely open their doors to showcase their holiday treasures and delicious dishes. COVID-19 protocols are in place at each of our businesses to ensure that you are having a safe experience. Make your plans and reservations now!


For a full list of participating businesses, click here.


More events and specials keep being added! Below are additional events for Vista Lights 2020:

-Brooklyn Express Pizza (701 Gervais Street): Stop by for $1 slices from Nov. 16-20! Also, stop by on Saturday, Nov. 21 at 5pm for a block party with Twisted Spur.

-Carolina Show Company (804 Lady Street): On Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 4-4:30 p.m. stop by for a free and open class for kids to watch or participate in singing and dancing to Christmas songs!

-Kaminsky's Dessert Cafe (930 Gervais Street): Stop by on Thursday, Nov. 19 for a pop up event in the space next door to Kaminsky's, which is now a private event space! There will be a grab and go dessert table, hot chocolate & coffee and live music by Sarah Potts at 7pm. The event is 6-10pm.

-Liberty Tap Room (828 Gervais Street): Stop by all week for a special tasting menu with some classic items. Visit their website for more details!

-Pearlz Oyster Bar (936 Gervais Street): Stop by all week for a special tasting menu! Also, be sure to end your week at Pearlz for a celebration for the Oyster Festival (which was cancelled this year). Visit their website for more details!

-Studio Cellar (912 Lady Street): Stop by Studio Cellar all week! On Thursday Nov. 19th join in on a kids class at 4 p.m. and a wine tasting all evening. Glass and handcut ornament painting as well as Holiday Free-style painting available. 

-University of South Carolina Ceramics Department (413 Pendleton Street): Stop by Stormwater Studios for the UofSC Pottery Sale on Thursday, Nov. 19 from 9 a.m.-7 p.m.


Vista Lights 2020 Map