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Christmas in Columbia is Saturday, 2 December 2017
By Linda Waggener
The annual Chamber of Commerce Christmas in Columbia celebration happens this Saturday, December 2, 2017. The theme is "A Bluegrass Christmas" and the full day of activities has come to be a major event in Adair County.
Events kick off at 6:30amCT with the Edgar Troutman Memorial Rotary Breakfast at the Columbia Baptist Church until to 9:30amCT. There is a $5 per person charge.
The historic Adair County Courthouse opens for the Adair Heritage Association Christmas Arts and Crafts sale at 9amCt and goes through lunchtime until 2pmCT. There will be light food and drink available for a donation for those who want to keep shopping.
Santa arrives at 1:30pmCT during the Children's Christmas Carnival which opens at 1pmCT at the Lindsey Wilson College Holloway Health and Wellness Center, 299 Williams Street, Columbia. It offers arts & crafts, children's crafts and cookie decorating, Christmas stories, Inflatables, and many other children's activities.
Lineup for the parade begins at 4:30pmCT. Each parade entry will stop as they enter Columbia's original industrial park off Hwy 55 South, to be assigned a number and directed into one of two separate designated parking areas. Judging of floats will begin at 4:45pmCT.
For details on entering, line-up and parade judging times, call Kathy at the Columbia Adair County Chamber of Commerce 270-384-6020. All must be registered in advance by the deadline Thursday November 30, 2017. There's no fee to enter.
To secure a booth for children's activities at the Wellness Center call Abe at LWC 270-384-7381.
The Christmas in Columbia Parade begins at 6:00pmCT led by Grand Marshal Sue Cravens Stivers who is retiring this year from her position as Chamber Executive Director. The lead parade vehicle will make a stop on the square at 6:15pmCT for the official Lighting of the big Christmas Tree by the fountain provided and decorated by the Columbia Christian Church. With this day of activity, the Christmas in Columbia season truly begins.
The event is provided by the Columbia Adair County Chamber of Commerce and by Lindsey Wilson College plus many sponsors, underwriters and promotional assists from the community.
This story was posted on 2017-11-28 22:13:17
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