Five Points Festivus!

It’s a Festivus Miracle…Five Points Festivus! is back after a 9-year hiatus! Pull out your Festivus Pole and do a celebratory dance – be sure not to distract from its beauty with that pesky tinsel though!
The 2021 version will be a little different than before, and some events require registration, so please check out the timeline and instructions below:
Friday, December 3rd
• Enjoy Festivus retail and restaurant specials (listed at the end of the event schedule)!
Airing of Grievances Bar Crawl
6pm-11pm
• Bar None
• Bird Dog – Truly Hard Seltzer
• CJ’s
• Jake’s – SweetWater 420
• Pawleys Front Porch – Vizzy Hard Seltzer
• Pinch
• Santa’s Pub (Publico)
Visit the first six locations listed above between 6pm and 10pm, and write down your grievances at any or all locations, and place them in the jar. If you order the special drink featured at that bar, you will get special holiday swag!
At 10pm, you’ll need to head to Santa’s Pub (Publico) to witness the reading of the grievances with Steve Varholy from WXRY-FM! The Top Three will be chosen by the audience to win their very own desktop Festivus Pole, a Festivus t-shirt, gift cards from Five Points merchants and a few other festive prizes!
Please email us at info@fivepointscolumbia.com to register to participate by Noon on 12/3, so we know how many to expect at each bar!

Saturday, December 4th
• Enjoy Festivus retail and restaurant specials (listed at the end of the event schedule)!
The Human Fund Gift Card Giveaway
If you visit the full list of participating retailers in the Five Points village, then you’ll be entered to win a myriad of gift cards from Five Points merchants and a Festivus t-shirt!
Pick up a “map” from any of the participating retailers (TBD), get it stamped at each location, and when you’ve completed it, bring it to the main fountain plaza to drop it in the jar! The winner will be drawn at 6:10pm after the tree lighting! Winner does not have to be present to win.
11am-5pm
Main Fountain Plaza
• Pictures with Santa and his Elves
• Complimentary gift-wrapping
11am-6:30pm
Main Fountain Plaza
• Hot Chocolate Bar
• Write your Festivus Miracles on the chalkboard to be featured on our socials!
2:30pm-6pm
Stage in Front of CJ’s
• DJ playing holiday music
4pm-5pm
Main Fountain Plaza
Feats of Strength Gift Wrapping Competition
Judges will be seeing how neatly and creatively you wrap 3 presents in 5 minutes! The Top Three will win their very own desktop Festivus Pole, a Festivus t-shirt, gift cards from Five Points merchants and a few other festive prizes!
To participate, please email info@fivepointscolumbia.com by 11:59pm on 12/3!
6pm
Main Fountain Plaza
Festivus Miracle Tree Lighting
We’ll be lighting the evergreen tree at the end of Saluda Avenue across from the fountain! Come and see the miracle with your own eyes!
6:10pm
Main Fountain Plaza

• Drawing for The Human Fund Gift Card Giveaway
6:30pm
Santa’s Pub (Publico)
Festivus Meal at Santa’s Pub (Publico) – Enjoy their festive holiday cocktails and grab a bite off their special menu!

Sunday, December 5th
• Enjoy Festivus retail and restaurant specials (listed at the end of the event schedule)!

Festivus Retail and Restaurant Specials:
Revente – Staying open till 7pm on Friday, 12/3 and offering snacks and drinks while you shop!
Sid & Nancy – Staying open till 7pm on Friday, 12/3 and offering snacks and drinks while you shop!
It’s a Festivus for the Rest of Us! Don’t miss the holiday fun in Five Points; email us at info@fivepointscolumbia.com to participate!