South Carolina's Largest Performing Arts Company

Special Events

GALA WITH A BITE – Hollywood Dracula

Columbia City Ballet beckons you to Dracula’s dungeon for an evening of ghoulish delights. This evening spent in Dracula’s castle will include live entertainment, heavy-hors-d’oeuvres and silent auction to immediately follow the Friday night production.

Mingle among the undead at our one night only charity event to benefit our educational outreach program! Dress to impress as costume attire is encouraged and cocktail attire is recommended.

Want the VIP experience?
Don’t miss out on our Dracula Dungeon Cells!
Each cell includes

  • VIP Dungeon key access for eight
  • Themed VIP lounge seating
  • Logo or name displayed on cell
  • Logo or Name displayed in program
  • Undead butler service

Choose from eight unique and private dungeon experiences

  • Dracula’s castle
  • Safe Haven
  • Bat Cave
  • Dracula’s Tomb
  • Back from the Grave
  • Dungeon #13
  • Goth Garden
  • Blood Bath


Mark your calendars now for our magical Columbia City Ballet teas held before our performances, the perfect way to introduce your child to ballet!

These enchanting children’s events feature a sit-down tea, cakes, cookies and lots of surprises including appearances by the lead characters themselves! Children will learn the real story of the Nutcracker, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Cleopatra while they participate in fun activities and have their picture taken with the Columbia City Ballet artists.

Nutcracker Teas

December 15 @ 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

Holiday Market Preview

Enjoy live music, private shopping, and cocktails featuring pop-up performances from our dancers at this years Holiday Market Preview Party. The event will be held on December 4th at 6:30 PM at the Cantey and Goodman Building at the Columbia Fairgrounds.

Carolina Carillon Parade

Come see us in the 66th Annual Carolina Carillon Parade in Columbia on Saturday December 7th! The parade will start at 9:45 AM and will go down Sumter Street, starting at Laurel and ending at Senate.

Lexington Snowball Festival

We will be in the Lexington Snowball Festival on Sunday, December 8th. This festive Parade will start at 3:00 PM and go down Main street in Lexington.

Season Premier Party

Date TBD