About this event
Join us for this year’s Holiday Weekend in Revitalized Downtown Columbia, South Carolina. It will be full of Holiday Joy and Good Cheer!
When you arrive on Friday, December 3, we will kick off the weekend starting at 6 pm at The Joint @ 1710 Main, a Jazz and Tapas Bar near the hotel. The Joint is crafted after traditional Jazz halls that were popular in the 1940’s. The venue provides a warm/rustic setting for everyone to enjoy their cuisine, craft cocktails and unequaled live jazz and blues entertainment.
On Saturday, December 4 at 11:00 am, we have arranged a special guided tour of the Columbia Museum of Art, The cost will be $10 per person. The Museum is rated 4.5 by TripAdvisor and is listed in the top ten things to do in Columbia. It is described as an intimate museum with diverse temporary exhibits within the permanent collections. Please note that masks are required in the Museum. You will be able to go to lunch after the tour, and then return to spend more time enjoying the exhibits if you wish. Or you can enjoy the remainder of the day on your own in Columbia.
We have reserved the entire Hampton Street Vineyard Restaurant for our Saturday evening dinner. Hampton Street Vineyard (HSV) has been Columbia’s premier destination for fine wine, outstanding food, and warm hospitality. The restaurant pays homage to its home in downtown Columbia’s historic Sylvan Building with French-inflected cuisine. HSV is the Recipient of the Wine Spectator’s Best of Award of Excellence.
Dress up in your Holiday finery and join us for a social hour at 5:30 pm, where we will be served canapes while you catch up with other members of our Section. A cash bar with delicious cocktails, wine choices, and other beverages will also be available. After we are seated for dinner, you will select your meal from the menu. There will be a choice of two appetizers - moules frites (mussels) or a seasonal soup. Your entree choices will be pork crepinettes, delicious roasted chicken with honey-thyme jus, or grilled salmon with lemon beurre blanc, accompanied by select vegetables. There will also be a vegetarian entree available. We will finish the meal either creme brulee with champagne chantilly or chocolate hazelnut crunch bar. The price per person for this delectable food experience is $85, including tip and taxes.
The upcoming events for 2021 will be announced during the event! It will be FUN and definitely a weekend full of the Holiday Joy and Friendship. Plus there will be awards, door prizes, and other fun items. Join us to celebrate the Joy of the Holiday Season with your fellow Mercedes Enthusiasts!
Although the discounted rate at the unique and highly rated boutique Hotel Trundle is no longer available (the host hotel), there are still limited rooms available at this hotel. Other hotels within walking distance are the Marriott Columbia at 1200 Hampton Street, and Sheraton Columbia Downtown at 1400 Main Street. Covered valet parking is available at all hotels.
All of our activities will be centralized within a couple of blocks of the revitalized downtown Columbia, with venues and streets decorated for the holidays. Park your car once at your hotel and you will be able to walk to all of our activities, including the Columbia Museum of Art, restaurants, bars, as well as some boutique shopping in the area.
We are also happy to announce that Hilton Head Capital Partners has graciously agreed to be a sponsor of this event!
Registration for the event ends on Saturday, November 20, 2021.