Nothing beats Thanksgiving Day with the family – from the opportunity to slow down and catch up with those you love the most to the incredible spread of mouthwatering bites. The Thanksgiving season is one of our favorites here at Estates and Companies because of the beautiful weather and scenery, the good eating and all of the wonderful events leading up to the holiday. Since Columbia is such a diverse city with things happening each week for families in the area, we’d like to highlight a few upcoming events that will help you make the most of November:
- Chili Cookout: On Saturday, November 12th, 2016, the Five Points Association will be hosting the 29th Annual Chili Cook Off in Five Points. The Chili Cook-Off is FREE, and open to the public from 12-6pm. There will be over 50 unique chili varities and fixings, and you can bring your little peppers! There will be a lively children’s area will feature face painting, a bouncy house, blow up slide, and more! Get more info here: http://fivepointscolumbia.com/events/Chili-Cook-Off
- Vista Lights: Kick off your holiday shopping and fun at the Vista’s 31st annual holiday street party! The entire Vista community will take part, with Gervais Street closed to traffic and several small, local businesses taking part in the celebration. Get more info here: http://www.vistalightssc.com/about.aspx
- Festival of Trees: The 27th Festival of Trees will be Nov. 18-20 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center in Columbia, SC. Festival of Trees features decorated trees, wreaths, stockings and gifts that will be up for bid during a weekend-long silent auction to benefit Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital. Get more information here: http://events.palmettohealthfoundation.org/site/Calendar?id=100241&view=Detail#.WBNi9eErIcZ
- Turkey Day 5K: This event is for all the active and athletic turkeys in Columbia! Held on Thanksgiving Day every year, the Turkey Day 5K is celebrating it’s 12th year! With a 3.1 miles run through downtown Columbia, you’ll be more than ready to scarf down a big Thanksgiving buffet and know that you helped give boys and girls in the Midlands an opportunity to receive scholarships and program supplies through the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands. Get more info here: http://bgcmidland.org/index.php?id=403
With so many events happening around and on Thanksgiving Day, this year might be a wonderful opportunity to start a new holiday family tradition! We always believe in helping small businesses or giving to a deserving charity or nonprofit. We’d love to hear what your favorite Thanksgiving memories are – leave us a comment or add to our list of incredible opportunities that Columbia is offering this month! And from everyone at Estates and Companies, Happy Thanksgiving!