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Enjoy Holiday Festivities at Riverbanks Zoo & Garden and Stay at SpringHill Suites Columbia Downtown/The Vista


COLUMBIA, S.C., Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Since 1974, Riverbanks Zoo & Garden has been one of the most successful mid-size zoos in the U.S. During the holiday season, the award-winning attraction hosts some of the best family friendly events in the state. Just a five-minute drive away, SpringHill Suites Columbia Downtown/The Vista is a welcoming Columbia, SC, hotel ready to accommodate any holiday getaway.

"Boo at the Zoo" and "Lights before Christmas" are the final main events at the zoo in 2012. Now through Oct. 30, guests can experience both kid-friendly and hair-raising activities to get in the Halloween spirit. Kids can satisfy their sweet tooth at Trick-or-Treat trail or marshmallow roast and show off their costumes at the costume parade. Other events include a haunted carousel, mystery maze and Witch's Cauldron Climbing Wall.

After the scariest day of the year wraps up, Columbia's longest-running holiday tradition lights up the night. Nov. 17 through Dec. 30, "Lights before Christmas" features nearly one million twinkling lights, nightly Santa visits and festive holiday treats. For 25 years this event has attracted kids of all ages and spreads countless holiday cheer.

After celebrating their favorite holiday, guests can return to their spacious downtown Columbia, SC, hotel suites and enjoy comfortable amenities and superior service.

About SpringHill Suites Columbia Downtown/The Vista
Discover the newest Columbia, South Carolina, lodging destination at the beautiful SpringHill Suites Downtown Columbia/The Vista. Perfectly situated in the heart of downtown Columbia, we are walking distance from your favorite upscale boutiques and renowned restaurants. Our modern hotel is just a short drive from Columbia Metropolitan Airport, University of South Carolina and Fort Jackson. Experience the stylish design of our hotel suites offering rooms 25-percent larger than comparably priced hotels. With more than 3,000 square feet of Columbia conference center space and a full-service bar, we are perfect for business travelers, social events and meetings. Complimentary on-site parking, shuttle service to select locations and iHomes in every room are just a few of the many features we have to offer. Whether staying for business or leisure, SpringHill Suites is the premier place to stay in the trendy Vista area.

For more information or to make a reservation, call 1-803-978-2333 or visit

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