Get into the holiday spirit with Lexington Two performances, donation drives

WEST COLUMBIA, SC --  Let Lexington Two students help you get into the holiday spirit this season.

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.

Busbee Creative Arts Academy: Newberry College Honors Orchestra performance. Details pending.

Friday, December 1

Busbee Creative Arts Academy: Performance at West Columbia Christmas Tree Lighting; West Columbia City Hall, 200 N 12th Street, West Columbia, 6:30 p.m.

Busbee Creative Arts Academy: Newberry College Honors Orchestra performance. Details pending.

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.


Busbee Creative Arts Academy: Newberry College Honors Orchestra performance. Details pending.

Sunday, December 3

Congaree Elementary: 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.

Wednesday, December 6

Airport High School Winter Wonderland-Entire School-5:30 PM-7:30 PM.                                                                               

Thursday, December 7

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

Brookland-Cayce High School Winter Wonderland: An event for community families, featuring Santa and his elves, hot chocolate and more; 5-6:30 p.m., presented by BCHS Sustainability Club

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’s 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. Parade 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: Musical performances at Town of South Congaree Christmas Parade; 10 a.m.  Main Street. 

Tuesday, December 12

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

Northside Middle School Winter Concert: Chorus, band, and orchestra will perform; gym and cafeteria, 5:30 p.m.

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

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

Wednesday, December 13

Springdale Elementary Holiday Musical Review, ”Still A Cool Yule”; third and fifth grades will have two morning performances at times to be announced.

Thursday, December 14

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

Friday, December 15

Congaree Elementary Christmas Sing-A-Long: 9 a.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 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 toy drive: The school is collecting new toys for ages 2-9, with plans to hold an event later in December to give away toys 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.