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Fri, Dec 01



Lighting of the City

Watch the city of Columbia transform for the Christmas season!

Lighting of the City
Lighting of the City

Time & Location

Dec 01, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Columbia, 412 Courthouse Sq, Columbia, MS 39429, USA

About the event

Lighting of the City

Kick off the holiday season with a magical night centered around the lighting of over thousands of Christmas lights decorating downtown! This beloved community tradition takes place on December 1st starting at 7 PM. 

Gather with your family and friends on Main Street as the sky darkens and anticipation builds. Stores and restaurants stay open late with special holiday treats. Live music fills the air along with the scent of hot chocolate and popcorn. At 6:30 PM, Mayor McKenzie leads the countdown until our downtown glows with Christmas magic!

As the switch is flipped, dazzling displays throughout downtown spring to life. Trees and lampposts wrapped in twinkling lights, storefronts adorned with wreaths and garland, and a Christmas tree on the courthouse lawn all create a spectacular backdrop for the holidays. Once lit, these lights will continue to shine each evening through New Year's Eve. 

Don't miss this extraordinary community celebration that rings in the 2023 Christmas season! Snap a family photo in front of the courthouse tree and make memories to last a lifetime.

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