Lexington 2 schools present holiday events in the Christmas season

Let Lexington Two students help you get into the holiday spirit this season.

Busbee Creative Arts Choir at the C-WC Chamber

Several schools will offer musical performances, open to the community. You also can catch performances at several community tree lightings and other holiday events. Many schools also are holding charity donation drives to benefit those in need during the holidays. Here’s a sampling:


Thursday, November 30

Brookland-Cayce High School: Winter Orchestra Concert; school auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

Busbee Creative Arts Academy Band and Riverbank Elementary Choir: Performances at Cayce Christmas Tree Lighting; Cayce City Hall, 1800 12th Street, 6 p.m.

Friday, December 1

Dance and chorus from Saluda River Academy for the Arts and Busbee Creative Arts Academy: Performances at West Columbia Christmas Tree Lighting; West Columbia City Hall, 200 N 12th Street, West Columbia, 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 2

Brookland-Cayce High School: JROTC Performance in City of Columbia Christmas Parade; begins at Sumter and Laurel streets; 9:45 a.m. 

Airport High School, Pine Ridge Middle and Wood Elementary: Musical performances at Town of Pine Ridge Christmas Parade; 2 p.m.

Airport High School Chorus and Pine Ridge Middle School Chorus: Walk and sing carols, around downtown Columbia historic homes and Church of the Good Shepherd; 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Sunday, December 3

Congaree Elementary School: Performance at Town of South Congaree Christmas Tree Lighting; corner of Main Street and Ramblin Road, 5 p.m.

Tuesday, December 5

Brookland-Cayce High School: Annual Christmas Chorus Concert; auditorium, 7 p.m.

Busbee Creative Arts Academy: Orchestra Winter Concert; cafetorium, 6 p.m.

Busbee Creative Arts Academy: PAC Theatre Winter Showcase; cafetorium, 2 p.m.

Wednesday, December 6

Airport High School: Winter Wonderland; 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Thursday, December 7

Airport High School: Winter Band/Orchestra Concert; auditorium, 7 p.m.

Brookland-Cayce High School: Winter Wonderland, featuring Santa and his elves; 5-6:30 p.m.

Brookland-Cayce High School: Winter/Holiday Dance Performance; auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

Busbee Creative Arts Academy: Band Winter Concert; gym, 6 p.m.

Pine Ridge Middle School: Winter Fine Arts Night; gym, 6 p.m.

Friday, December 8

Congaree Elementary: Congaree Christmas Classic; 6-8:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 9

Cayce/West Columbia Holiday Parade of Lights:  Airport High School Band, Brookland-Cayce High School JROTC, Northside Middle, Saluda River Academy for the Arts Junior and Senior Dance Company will all perform, and Riverbank Elementary will have a float; 1006 12th Street, Cayce, with route down 12th Street from Cayce to West Columbia, 5:30 p.m.

Saluda River Academy for the Arts: Bobcat Players’ Performance at Riverbanks Zoo aquarium; 1 p.m.   

Airport High School and Congaree Elementary School: Musical performances at Town of South Congaree Christmas Parade; Main Street, 10 a.m.  

Tuesday, December 12

Airport High School: Winter Chorus Concert; auditorium, 6 p.m.

Northside Middle School: Winter Concert with chorus, band, and orchestra; gym and cafeteria, 5:30 p.m.

Riverbank Elementary School: Holiday Music Performance; cafeteria, 6 p.m.

Wood Elementary School: Winter Concert; Wood Cafe, 6 p.m.

Thursday, December 14

Airport High School: Winter Orchestra Concert;  auditorium, 7 p.m.

Friday, December 15

Congaree Elementary School:  Christmas Sing-A-Long, 1 p.m.


Several schools are holding holiday drives, and area businesses and residents are welcome to make donations, which will help those in need in the community. Here’s a sampling:

Riverbank Elementary School food drive: Guidance counselors have organized a drive to collect canned goods and nonperishable food items for the Cayce Women’s Club. Donated items will be sent to Cayce City Hall on the day of its annual tree lighting on November 30. 

Airport High School toy drive: The school is collecting new toys for ages 2-9, with plans to give them away to community children. Toys will be accepted at Airport through December 6. Questions, email [email protected].
Saluda River Academy for the Arts book drive: The school’s Beta Club is sponsoring a book drive to donate to the Oliver Gospel Mission as a service project through the end of November.

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