Christmas in Columbia County

Staff Report From Augusta CEO

Thursday, November 21st, 2019

The lights are up, the ice-skating rink is in, and the holidays are right around the corner. From November 21 until January 6, Evans Towne Center Park will be transformed into a magical winter wonderland! Holiday markets, light tunnels, ice skating, GIFTaways, and much more!

Evans on Ice (November 21-January 6): Ice skate with your friends and family, take lessons, or have a party under one of the party pavilions! Evans on Ice will be open 7 days a week. The train and s’mores pit will operate on weekends & holidays through the entire season. Visit for tickets and more information

Evans On Ice schedule: Mon–Thurs: 5PM – 9PM, Friday: 5PM – 10PM, Saturday: Noon – 10PM, Sunday: Noon – 9PM

30 Days of GIFTaways (November 22-December 21): Everyone loves to open presents and from November 22 through December 21, Columbia County will be giving away 2019’s most popular Christmas gifts for kids & adults! DAILY GIVEAWAYS for 30 days!

Just a few simple steps to participate:

1. Like/follow the @ColumbiaCountyEvents Facebook page

2. Tune in every day at 9AM (beginning Thursday Nov 21) for the daily gift announcement

3. Head out to the big red gazebo at Evans Towne Center Park (near the splash pad) to enter! Registration forms will be under the gazebo.

4. Check the Facebook page each day at 1PM to see if you’ve won!

Repeat steps 2 & 3 every day! (one registration form per person, per day)

2019 Holiday Market (November 21, December 6, December 7): Visit the holiday market for all of your holiday shopping needs! Christmas gifts, crafts, artisan goods, local produce, baked goods and more!

November 21: 4PM-8PM, December 6: 4PM-9PM, December 7: Noon-8PM

19th Annual Columbia County Christmas Tree Lighting (December 6): Join us at Evans Towne Center Park on Friday, December 6 for the Annual Tree Lighting! Photos with Santa, live entertainment, music by Tim Hall & Buffalo Country, magical holiday lights, ice skating, and FIREWORKS! 5PM-10PM

FREE Santa Pictures (December 6, 7 8): Free Santa photos will be under the red gazebo at Evans Towne Center Park.

BYOP: Bring your own phone for picture taking-One of Santa’s elves will be helping with photos.

December 6: 5PM-10:30PM, December 7 & 8: 1PM-6PM