Christ-Centered Christmas Activities in the Midlands

Often we get so caught up in the fancy lights, the pressure of gifts, and the stress of the holidays that we forget to appreciate the deeper meaning of Christmas- Christ’s birthday! Welcome Him into your heart with these wonderful events and activities held in South Carolina’s Midlands throughout the month of December. And let me know of spirit-lifting events that are not listed. Email

Click on the name of each event to go to its website.

The Living Christmas Story

Friday December 3 – Sunday December 5, 2021

Join in the celebration of the 28th presentation of Union United Methodist Church’s Christmas gift to the community! The Living Christmas Story is the perfect setup for the audience to enjoy
the performance from the safety of individual vehicles. The Living Christmas Story will offer a dramatic re-creation of Biblical scenes associated with the birth of Jesus. Live story-telling, beautiful handmade costumes, captivating scenery, and more will make this a Christmas experience to remember for the entire family. Free admission. 7582 Woodrow St., Irmo, SC 29063

Jesus is His Name

Sunday December 5 – Sunday December 18, 2021

A Christmas production of the birth, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ! Relive the classic story as Jesus is His Name puts on a two-hour program that takes you on the remarkable journey. No reservation is required and each performance is free of charge. This performance is indoors in a climate-controlled arena. South Congaree Arena 395 Oak West Columbia, SC 29172

Columbia Christmas Pageant

Saturday and Sunday December 11 – 12, 2021

The Columbia Christmas Pageant is one of the premiere Christmas Celebrations in the South! In its 34th year, the pageant has become a Christmas Tradition for thousands who come from South Carolina as well as surrounding states. This year will feature fun Christmas classics as well as a moving time of worship of our Savior. First Baptist Church Columbia. 1306 Hampton St. Columbia, SC 29201

A Live Nativity

Friday December 10 – Sunday December 12, 2021

A FREE guided, walk-thru tour of the birth of Jesus at Spears Creek Baptist Church in Elgin. Jesus, Mary & Joseph, Kings Camp, Inn, Stable, Shepherds and Angels. Pet and Feed the Animals!

Christmas at Shandon

Sunday December 12, 2021

Shandon Baptist Church. Shandon’s Orchestra and Choir along with the Sanctuary Choir of First Baptist Camden present an evening of Christmas hymns and music. Free admission. 4pm.

Night in Bethlehem

Wednesday December 15, 2021

Calvary Chapel of Lexington. A free in person live Christmas interactive night in Bethlehem with animals, live nativity, crafts, hot chocolate and baked goods. 6pm – 8pm. More info on Facebook.

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