Columbia County Parks, Recreation & Events Announces Exciting Lineup of Festive Events for the Holiday Season

Tuesday, November 7th, 2023

November marks the beginning of the holiday season and Columbia County Parks, Recreation, and Events is thrilled to announce several family-friendly events to help residents and visitors embrace the spirit of the season. From ice skating to parades and movie nights, Evans Towne Center Park has something for everyone.

Evans on Ice kicks off on November 9th and will be open until January 15th. Families can enjoy ice skating and holiday lights in the park Monday through Friday 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Saturday Noon to 10:00 pm, and on Sunday Noon to 9:00 pm. More information can be found at

Starting November 20th, the Christmas lights at Evans Towne Center Park will be lit up, bringing festive cheer to all visitors. The exception is the Christmas tree, which will be lit up on December 3rd during our annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6:15 PM.

The Christmas in Columbia County event on December 3rd, will include a holiday market, photos with Santa, food vendors, live music and end with the tree lighting and fireworks. The Holiday Market, photos with Santa, live music, and food vendors will be set up from 1:00 pm until 7:00 pm. The Christmas parade, which is organized by the Columbia County Merchants Association, will also take place on the 3rd at 3:00 pm.

And that's not all! On November 30th, Sip n Shop will bring holiday shopping to Evans Towne Center Park from 4:00pm-9:00pm. Shop until you drop with local artisans and vendors before taking in the holiday lights and ice skating.

Last but certainly not least, December 8th brings an exciting movie night to Columbia County Amphitheater with a screening of The Polar Express at 6:30pm. With food vendors Toms Travelin Coffee & Black Lotus, it will be an evening to remember.

‘We’re beyond thrilled to announce these family-friendly events at Evans Towne Center Park,” says Janet Wheatley, Programs and Events Manager for Columbia County. “The holiday season is all about spending time with loved ones, so we’re hoping to create unforgettable memories for all who attend.”

So, mark your calendars and join us in Columbia County to experience the magic of the holiday season with your family and friends.

For further details on the events, dates and times, please visit our website at