Shop (locally) ‘til you drop

One Eared Cow Glass (1001 Huger St.): Enjoy 20 percent off in-­‐store merchandise and watch artists in live glass-­‐blowing demonstrations.

The Backpacker Quality Gear (1215 Wayne St.): Offering refreshments and 15 percent discounts on all regularly priced merchandise as well as free gift wrapping.

Urban Outfitters (912 Gervais St.): Get your holiday shopping started early at Urban Outfitters.

River Runner Outdoor Center (905 Gervais St.): Enjoy apple cider by the Vista tree and 10 percent discounts on merchandise and free gift wrapping.

Whit-­‐Ash Furnishings (919 Gervais St.): Offering light refreshments and Hot Savannah Cinnamon drinks.

City Art (1224 Lincoln St.): Offering 40 percent discounts on all artist-­‐stretched canvases in the art supply store and opening reception for K. Wayne Thornley’s solo exhibition, “Exploring the Horizon.”

if ART Gallery (1223 Lincoln St.): View the exhibition "Leslie Hinton: Agoraphobic Sunrise," which is an exhibition of ceramic sculpture. View works from if ART Gallery artists..

Lewis+Clark (1001 Huger St.): Featuring “White lamps + White wines,” a collection of white lamps with a variety of white wines for tasting.

Bella Bridesmaids (911 Lady St., Suite A): Open late for Vista Lights. Visit the new retail space, and check out a Kendra Scott jewelry trunk show.

Ellen Taylor Interiors (1012 Gervais St.): Offering refreshments and exhibiting paintings by Jarid Lyfe Brown.

Vista Studios/Gallery 80808 (808 Lady St.): Studio artists present “Just Another Cliché,” where, through art, the artists intend to bring new meaning to popular expressions that have lost meaning to overuse. Shop special sale of the work by the recently deceased Ethel Brody.

Nonnah’s (923 Gervais St.): Live violin performances and exhibiting art by Eddie Biddle, Jan Fleetwood, Mike Mot, Jennifer Edwards, Donna Rozier, Gwen Sullivan and Charles Carson. Artists will be in attendance.

ByFarr (504 ½ Gervais St.): Offering sweet treats and field games and a holiday card decorating table for all ages as well as letterpress demonstrations.

Mix and mingle

SOCO: The Columbia Cowork (823 Gervais St.): Check out SOCO’s shared work space and have light refreshments.

Regions Bank (1010 Gervais St.): Enjoy Christmas carols by the St. Thomas More Parish Choir and find giving opportunities with Sister Care and PETS INC angel trees


Joshua Aaron Photography (911 Lady St., Suite G): Offering sweets from My Dessert Bar and a Kissing Booth photo booth as well as a gallery showing of Aaron’s portrait series, “Hauntingly Beautiful.”

Springhill Suites (511 Lady St.): Various art prints in the lobby available for silent auction bidding. Proceeds go to the SpringHill Suites Save Art Community Service project, which donates art supplies to local public schools.

Vista Smiles of Columbia (515 Richland St.): Vista Smiles, meet their staff and tour the facilities.

Studio Cellar (912 Lady St.): Enjoy a painting class and wine tasting.

Eat, drink and be merry

MGrille (701 Lady St.): Purchase any sushi item and get complimentary shot of premium sake.

Ristorante Divino (803 Gervais St.): Offering a special tiramisu brownie.

The Woody in the Vista (808 Lady St.): Dance to DJ Woody Windham and try The Woody’s soups for free and $2 mimosa and poinsettia cocktails.

Carolina Ale House (708 Lady St.): In partnership with River Rat Brewery, enjoy Carolina Ale House’s holiday cocktail, the “King Rat,” Hazelnut Brown mixed with Jack Daniels Fire.

Social Bar and Lounge (918 Gervais St.): Offering drink specials.

Longhorn Steakhouse (902 Gervais St.): Selling beer and wine outdoors and offering free hot chocolate and s’mores.

Copper Horse Distilling (929 Huger St.): Open for distillery tours and tastings.

Mellow Mushroom (1009 Gervais St.): Specials on Lagunitas IPAs and a Tipsy Palmer, a special cocktail.

Wild Wing Café (729 Lady St.): Happy hour specials until 7 p.m., holiday cocktails, Mrs. Claus’s Cookie Factory, and The Steve Spurrier Show live. Live music beginning at 9 p.m.

SakiTumi (807 Gervais St.): Check out the DJ spinning music in the alleyway and watch an artist working on a painting live.

Tin Roof (1022 Senate St.): Live music and $2.25 domestic beer bottles.

Blue Marlin (1200 Lincoln St.): Offering samples of Blue Marlin’s famous shrimp and grits under the Lincoln St. canopy.

Art Bar (1211 Park St.): Offering free Kimchi burgers, Korean wings and Jopchae samples with a 25 percent discount from 5 – 8 p.m. and $3 draft beers.

Wet Willie’s (800 Gervais St.): Offering happy hour food specials from 6 – 8 p.m.

Fun for all ages

Rita’s Italian Ice and St. Peter’s Catholic School (800 Lady St.): Offering kid’s crafts with St. Peter’s Catholic School and a $5 Sweet Treat Workshoppe for children that includes a sundae, face painting, crafts, games and a free ice coupon.

The Peanut Man (1215 Lincoln St.): Offering warm pralines, cinnamon sugar nuts and pumpkin spice pecans. Children under age 12 can make ornaments.

Cupcake (1213 Lincoln St.): Enjoy a special hot-­‐chocolate cupcake just for Vista Lights.

Broadway Bound Musical Theatre Company (1315-­‐C Gadsden St.): Live performances by students and instructors with hot cider and refreshments.

Revel and relax

Callidora Salon (915 Lady St.): Light refreshments and 20 percent discounts on salon retail as well as enter a drawing for a $100 gift certificate.

Capelli Salon (701 Gervais St.): Offering cupcakes and beverages and enter drawings for giveaways.

Frank’s Gentleman’s Salon (717 Lady St.): Live music and 10 percent discount on all retail, services and gift cards for salon services purchased at Vista Lights.

Paul Mitchell the School Columbia (700 Gervais St.): Offering free mini-­‐makeup sessions and free mini-­‐hairstyling sessions.

Bliss Massage Therapy (1315 Gadsden St.): Enjoy relaxing chair massages for neck, back, arms and hands.

Glowout Salon (1202 Park St.): Visit one of the Vista’s newest businesses and buy gift cards for services offered at a discount.

Studio O2 (801 Gervais St.): Live acoustic music, massage services, appetizers, a Topper's Rhum tasting and an aromatherapy oxygen bar along with light refreshments and discounted spa services.

Occo Luxury Spa (1218 Pulaski St.): Offering mini manicures, brow services at the brow bar, chair massages and wine tastings from Vino Garage as well as a braid bar by Metropolis Salon.

MORE: Vista Lights attendees can catch the holiday spirit with horse-drawn carriage rides from Columbia Carriage Works picking up at SC State Museum and EdVenture parking lot. Free parking available in Vista garages at 820 Washington Street and behind the Hilton Hotel. Gervais Street will close to automobile traffic at 6 p.m. and reopen at 10 p.m.