Columbia is ready to ring in the Christmas season with a wide range of occasions coming downtown, taking the hometown vacation expertise to a brand new degree this 12 months.
Sponsors for this 12 months’s vacation occasions embrace Columbia Power and Water Systems, Maury Regional Health Center, Amped Lighting & Sound, Visit Columbia, The Mulehouse and NashFM.
For the newest about vacation happenings in Columbia, go to www.ItsChristmasinColumbia.com.
1. ‘Night of Light’
— Nov. 30
Gather round Columbia’s new 40-foot Christmas tree on the sq. for “Night of Light,” which will characteristic a night of music and leisure.
“This is a magical night of holiday music and entertainment sure to usher in the joy and splendor of the holidays,” Columbia Main Street Executive Director Kristi Martin stated. “What makes Christmas in Columbia so special is that this collection of events brings the whole community together for a time of holiday merriment. It’s a small-town celebration with an uptown feel!”
Special visitor at “Night of Light” will be Top 10 Billboard nation artist RaeLynn, who will sing Christmas favorites because the downtown tree is illuminated with 67,000 lights. RaeLynn is a Warner Bros. Records/Warner Music Nashville recording artist and a 2018 ACM New Female Vocalist nominee. Her present single, “Tailgate” shot to No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Albums chart.
The occasion will be emceed by nationally syndicated nation radio persona, Blair Garner. As one of the vital-recognizable radio personalities of the final 30 years, with inductions in the National Radio Hall of Fame and the Country Radio Hall of Fame, Garner can be founding father of The Mulehouse, a brand new Columbia leisure venue set to open in 2019.
“RaeLynn is one of my favorite people on the planet,” Garner stated. “She is the perfect person to kick off the holidays and give Columbia a small taste of what’s coming in 2019 with our new music venue, The Mulehouse. Her energy is infectious, and I truly believe she is poised to be one of country music’s next big superstars.”
Other options at Night of Light will embrace native choirs, meals vans, an look by Santa Claus and “just maybe a sprinkling of “snow,” in response to a press launch. NashFM will even be conducting a distant broadcast of the occasion.
Night of Light will start at 5:30 p.m. Friday, with a rain date scheduled the next day.
2. Columbia Christmas Parade — Dec. three
The 32nd annual Columbia Christmas Parade will make its method down West seventh Street and across the Courthouse Square at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. three.
This 12 months’s theme is “Here Comes Santa Claus!,” and will delight crowds with floats, marching bands, faculty teams, church teams, boy and woman scouts, basic cars and bikes, in addition to Santa Claus accompanied by vacation music for all ages.
A rain date for the Columbia Christmas Parade is scheduled for 7 p.m. Dec. 10.
three. Fa La La Fridays — Dec. 7, 14 & 21
Columbia’s month-to-month First Fridays occasions have develop into in style amongst locals, drawing lots of of households, locals and vacationers alike to the sq. to get pleasure from dwell music, particular gross sales and distinctive occasions.
Fa La La Fridays hopes to carry that very same spirit downtown, however have it each weekend in December.
Designed so as to add a couple of further hours to vacation procuring, Fa La La Fridays will observe the First Fridays format, going down from 5-eight p.m. each Friday, with the totally-lit downtown Christmas tree, festive window shows and many vacation procuring specials.
four. Get Your Glow On Saturdays — Dec. eight, 15 & 22
The enjoyable rolls into Saturday every weekend this December, with Get Your Glow On Saturdays, which will characteristic particular appearances by Santa, vacation video games, music and procuring beginning at three p.m.