Columbus to hold Home Town Christmas, parade on Dec. 2

Published 11:28 am Monday, November 20, 2023

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Parade to be followed by festivities at Stearns Park

COLUMBUS—The Town of Columbus will hold the annual Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 2 at 4 p.m., followed by festivities at Stearn Park beginning at 5.

The Town of Columbus and the Columbus Fire Department are planning the event, along with Discover Columbus.

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The event will be a “collaborative partnership of volunteer local leaders that aims to promote the heritage and creative atmosphere of Columbus,” according to

The parade will begin at Park St. beside Bubbles Car Wash and will proceed through town, ending on Jim Christopher St. by Rosenberg’s Bone and Joint. It will immediately be followed by ‘Home Town Christmas,’ an event at Stearns Park that will feature treats, festivities and activities for the community. 

“We have a little bit of a variety of everything from Mercy Urgent Care, the Polk County High School marching band, Midway Baptist Church and the Polk County Commissioners,” Finance and Fire Safety Captain Michelle Wessolleck said when asked who has signed up to participate in the parade so far. 

The organizers are requesting businesses, organizations, churches and others who have a desire to be involved to join them on the lawn at Stearns Park after the parade.

Parties interested in participating in the parade can reserve their spot by contacting Trejo at or by calling 828-894-8236, extension 1002. More information can also be found by contacting the Town of Columbus Fire Department at 828-894-3667.