COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – Columbus State University's main campus will be transformed into a winter wonderland on Thursday, Dec. 1 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. for Winterfest.
This event is a new tradition that brings CSU and the community together to celebrate the start of the holiday season.
"We were delighted with last year's turnout for Winterfest," President Chris Markwood said. "This is a great opportunity to bring everyone together for the holidays, and I am really looking forward to this year's celebration.
More than 3,000 people attended CSU's inaugural WinterFest in 2015.
This year's Winter Fest attractions include:
- Holiday performances from more than a dozen local schools and organizations
- Campus lighting ceremony
- Train, merry-go-round, horse-drawn carriage and fire truck rides
- Cookie decorating and craft stations from around the world
- Free hot chocolate and popcorn (while supplies last)
- Photo opportunities with Santa and Elsa and Olaf from Disney’s “Frozen”
- Story-telling and outdoor movies
University Police will be at WinterFest collecting items for Cougars for Causes, a campus-wide collection drive benefitting local charities and not-for-profit centers. Attendees can participate by donating a canned good, toy or toiletry item in a collection bin or at the University Police tent during WinterFest.
The free event will be celebrated on CSU's main campus around the Clock Tower. For more information click here.