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15th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting
December 6, 2019 @ 6:30 pm
The City of West Columbia is hosting the 15th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Friday, December 6, 2019, at 6:30 PM, at West Columbia City Hall, 200 N. 12th Street, West Columbia, SC. Each year, West Columbia area elementary schools hold a “What Christmas Means To Me” contest. The essay winners from each school are recognized at the tree lighting and read their winning essays or poems. In addition to the writing contest, there is a student artwork contest. The winning artwork entry will be featured on the cover of the event program. The top three entries will be displayed on the Art on State wall in the Interactive Art Park at 425 Meeting Street.
The program will include Christmas carols, greetings, and the lighting of the West Columbia Christmas Tree. Students from Brookland Cayce High School Band, Cyril B. Busbee Creative Arts Academy Chorus, Northside Middle School Chorus, and Riverbank Elementary Chorus will perform holiday classics. Radio and television personality Joe Pinner will serve as the Master of Ceremonies. The Christmas message will be given by Pastor Dow Welsh from Holland Avenue Baptist Church.
At the conclusion of the program, a reception will be held in the New Brookland Room of the West Columbia City Hall. Refreshments are provided by local West Columbia restaurants, organizations, and businesses.