Your Small Town Holidays Guide

Your Small Town Holidays Guide

Looking forward to dazzling Christmas lights, sips of warm cocoa, and spending time with your friends and family? Enjoy small town holidays in Columbus, WI, your one stop shop for fun, food and finding that perfect gift!

Holiday tree lighting at the Columbus Public Library, a staple tradition as we celebrate our small town holidays

Peruse our small town during Stop, Shop and Sip!

Chamber of Commerce's Stop, Shop and Sip logo the event that begins the small town holidays in Columbus, WI

A very popular event and the official start to our small town holidays! Join us on Saturday, November 27 as people from all over the state come to enjoy riding a trolley to participating locations with hors d’oeuvres, wine and charm! Bring your shopping list as we feature wine and non-wine stops!

With many downtown shops open, decorations galore, and friendly faces you will see why Stop, Shop, & Sip is one of the area’s best.

Nostalgic small town holidays festivities

Holiday Festival poster for December 4, 2021 highlighting the parade, tree lighting and more fun during our small town holidays in Columbus, WI

For the more “traditional” folks, there’s a slate of holiday events on Saturday, December 4. The Holiday Festival begins at 2 PM, with the Parade at 6 PM and the town tree lighting right after the parade!

This festival includes the Music Boosters vendor fair at 9 AM. Then after you get that perfect gift, make sure to participate in Business Bingo throughout the day.

Once you’ve been to our scenic town, you’ll want to keep coming back to Columbus!

Have breakfast with Santa…and the Grinch!

Small town holidays can be enjoyed by having breakfast with Santa on December 11 and breakfast with the Grinch on December 19 in Columbus, WI

Have breakfast with Santa – or the Grinch? In fact, you can have both in Columbus! Enjoy food, fun and family at these events. As a result, your tummy may grow three sizes!

Breakfast with Santa is December 11 at the Columbus Pavilion from 8 AM to 11AM.

Breakfast with the Grinch is December 19 at Kestrel Ridge Golf Course from 9 AM to 1 PM.

Enjoy our small town holidays while helping others

Small town holidays in Columbus, WI include the annual Holiday Train concert

Choo choo! The Holiday Train is coming to town!

Each year we add to our small town holiday fun, since the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train stops into Columbus, WI to put on an amazing holiday concert! Due to COVID, you can join us for this online concert Saturday Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. featuring The Strumbellas, Steven Page, Tanika Charles, Keb’ Mo’ and more on Facebook and YouTube

This event helps those in need by raising food, money and awareness for hunger-related issues with donations to the Columbus / Fall River food pantry. The “Holiday Train at Home” concert is a benefit to those in need because viewers are encouraged throughout the show to give to Feeding America to support community food banks.

In fact, you may be able to donate canned and boxed food to several drop-offs in town!


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