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Local Living: Santa Arrives at Edventure, plus, Holiday Light displays shine bright!

Crysty Vaughan takes a look at some of the Holiday Happenings in Local Living

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–The holiday lights are twinkling across the Midlands, here’s Crysty Vaughan with a look at some holiday happenings in ‘Local Living.’ Friday, November 29 Santa arrives at Edventure Children’s Museum in the holiday village. The village opens at 10am Friday with st. nick’s arrival down the chimney. Santa will be at the Village on Saturday and Sunday from…

Local Living: Swan Lake gets ready to Light up for the Holidays and more

Crysty Vaughan takes a look at some of the Holiday Happenings in Local Living

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–The holiday lights are twinkling across the Midlands. On Wednesday, November 27 you can take a drive and see the Holiday Lights on the River at Saluda Shoals Park. There will be more than 350 animated light displays. The drive through display runs each night from 6pm to 10pm through December 31, 2019. For more information click here…

Local Living: Time for Holiday Lights in the Midlands

Crysty Vaughan takes a look at some of the Christmas Light Displays in Local Living

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–It’s time for the Holiday season, so get ready to go wild with more than a million twinkling lights. Riverbanks Zoo’s annual’ ‘Lights Before Christmas’ is now open. The event features a light display, visits with Santa, hot cocoa and more. The ‘Lights Before Christmas’ runs on certain nights through December 30, 2019. You are encouraged to purchase…

Local Living: Holiday Lights, Governor’s Carolighting, Gems and more

Crysty Vaughan takes a look at some of the Holiday Happenings in Local Living

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–Let’s take a look at some happenings this weekend in Local Living. Are you looking to find a few gems? The Annual Columbia Gem and Mineral show is shining bright this weekend at the Jamil Temple off St Andrews Road. The 52nd annual event runs Friday through Sunday. Rough cut gems, fossils, gold, even beads, are all featured….

Local Living: Riverbanks Zoofari ready for a wild time

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– There’s a lot going on in the Midlands, so grab your calendar and let’s take a look at Local Living with Crysty Vaughan. Talk about a wild time, Riverbanks Zoo is hosting ‘Zoofari’ coming up on Friday, September 20th at at 7pm. But they’re reminding you to grab those tickets now before they’re all gone. Zoofari is…

Elephants moving out of Riverbanks Zoo, White Rhinos moving in

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– If you’re headed to Riverbanks Zoo and Garden this weekend, check out the Elephants. The Zoo will soon be saying goodbye to some of its oldest residents. A pair of elephants, 48-year-old Robin and 37-year-old Belle will be transferred to a new herd. Image Riverbanks Zoo Courtesy: Larry Cameron Riverbanks Zoo officials say they are working with…

Riverbanks Zoo saying goodbye to Elephants, making way for Rhinos

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Riverbanks Zoo is saying goodbye to some of its oldest residents. A pair of elephants, 48-year-old Robin and 37-year-old Belle will be transferred to a new herd. Image Riverbanks Zoo Courtesy: Larry Cameron Riverbanks Zoo officials say they are working with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ (AZA) African Elephant Species Survival Plan, to find the elephants…

Riverbanks Zoo open on Labor day, see the new Rockhopper Penguins

Columbia, SC (WOLO) –Looking for something to do on Labor Day? You can check out the new Rockhopper Penguins at Riverbanks Zoo. Friday was the first day the penguin families have been released back into their exhibit. The 2 male Rockhopper Penguin chicks hatched in mid-June and have been out of the exhibit for 2 months growing their waterproof feathers,…