Evans Towne Center Park lights up for 2023 holiday season

(Editor’s note: On Nov. 28, Columbia County changed the date of Christmas in Columbia County. Go here for updated information.)

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Evans Towne Center Park as the lights are on for the holiday season.

Multiple displays plus lighted trees decorate the park. There’s a special display to honor military veterans. The only item not lit up yet is the main Christmas tree, which is scheduled for 6:15 p.m. Dec. 3 during the Christmas in Columbia County event which features a holiday market from 1 to 7 p.m., photos with Santa, food vendors, live music from 1 to 7 p.m. and ending with the tree lighting followed by fireworks. The parade, sponsored by the Columbia County Merchants Association, is scheduled for 3 p.m.  Dec. 3.

While visiting the park to view the lights, people can also do a little ice skating. Evans on Ice is in full swing until until Jan. 15, 2024. People can enjoy ice skating from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday.

Also scheduled in the park is a movie night Dec. 8. The Polar Express will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Also, there will be food vendors Toms Travelin Coffee & Black Lotus.

Peanuts characters are part of a display at the Evans Towne Center Park. Charmain Z. Brackett/Augusta
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A military display is part of the Christmas decorations at Evans Towne Center Park. Charmain Z. Brackett/Augusta Good News
Frosty the Snowman. Charmain Z. Brackett/Augusta Good News
Christmas tree at Evans Towne Center Park. Charmain Z. Brackett/Augusta Good News

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