- 5-6 p.m. Friday, Columbia Mall, 2300 Bernadette Drive: Story Time with Mrs. Claus; children visiting Santa will be read holiday stories by Mrs. Claus.
- 5:30-9 p.m. Saturday, Evangelical Free Church, 600 Silvey St.: Christmas in the Square; square dancing, music, a hog roast and pie contest.
- 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Columbia Art League, 207 S. 9th St.: Give a Gift of Art; art-selling show encouraging people to give art as a gift for the holidays.
- 5:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday, Douglass Park Neighborhood: Christmas Lights Competition; the Douglass Park area will judge the Christmas light displays around the neighborhood.
- 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 20, Rainbow House, 1611 Towne Dr.: Tummies to Toes Holiday Drive; collecting diapers, formula and new shoes for Rainbow House charities.
- 2-8 p.m. Dec. 23, Columbia Mall, 2300 Bernadette Drive: Relay for Life Gift Wrapping Station; have your gift wrapped by volunteers with all donations going to Relay for Life.
- 11 a.m. Dec. 25, Holiday Inn Executive Center: Holiday Inn Christmas Buffet; adults $22, senior citizens $20, children 4-12 $9, children 3 and under are free.
- Dec. 25: Christmas Day
- 4:30-6:30 p.m. Dec. 26, United Methodist Church, 702 Wilkes Blvd.: Free Last Sunday Supper; free dinner provided by the church, open to community.
- Dec. 26: Kwanzaa begins.
Dec. 27-Jan. 1
- 8 p.m. Dec. 28, Insight Bowl: Missouri Tigers vs. Iowa Hawkeyes.
- 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 31, University of Missouri Hospital: Red Cross Blood Drive.
- 4:30 p.m. Dec. 31., Flat Branch Park: First Night Columbia 2011 5K Run/Walk.
- 6:30 p.m. Dec. 31, The District: First Night Columbia 2011; New Year's celebration downtown.
- 1-4 p.m. Jan. 1, Rock Bridge Memorial State Park: Annual New Year's Day Hike; explore the park off-trail with guide Scott Schulte.