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Tuesday, Nov. 29

Date changed to:
Thursday, Dec. 1

6-9 p.m. | Columbus State University | Main Campus

WinterFest 2016

WinterFest is Columbus State University’s annual evening of winter wonderland fun. The FREE holiday extravaganza brings together families, students, alumni and community members to start the holiday season with Santa, snow and a show.

WinterFest features performances from local schools and community groups; hot chocolate and sweet treats; campus lighting ceremony; and photos with Santa and Elsa from the Disney movie “Frozen.”

WinterFest is a celebration of all religions, cultures and traditions.

WinterFest is co-sponsored by the Alumni Association of Columbus State University.

WinterFest 2016

WinterFest is Columbus State University’s annual evening of winter wonderland fun. The FREE holiday extravaganza brings together families, students, alumni and community members to start the holiday season with Santa, snow and a show.

WinterFest features performances from local schools and community groups; hot chocolate and sweet treats; campus lighting ceremony; and photos with Santa and Elsa from the Disney movie “Frozen.”

WinterFest is a celebration of all religions, cultures and traditions.

WinterFest is co-sponsored by the Alumni Association of Columbus State University.

Attractions

All-Access Rides

Choose from train, fire truck, merry-go- round and horse-drawn carriage rides

Story Telling

Interactive readings of your favorite children’s books from around the world

Outdoor Movies

Family-friendly, holiday-themed shows on our inflatable big screen

Campus Lighting

The campus lighting ceremony will begin at 6:15 p.m.

Event Map

Details

Location

WinterFest will be celebrated around the iconic Thomas Y. Whitley Clock Tower on CSU’s main campus, 4225 University Ave.

Admission

Admission and access to all WinterFest attractions is FREE. There will be a small charge for food (excluding hot chocolate and popcorn).

Parking

Columbus State University police officers will be stationed at campus entrances to direct traffic and parking.

Food

CSU's Cougar Cafe will serve a WinterFEAST for only $6.50 per person or $6 for kids 10 and under.

 

Vendors:

  • Country’s BBQ
  • Waffle House
  • Wing Boss
  • DustyBob’s Funnel Cakes
  • Planet Pops
  • Subway (Food Court)
  • Chick-fil-A (Food Court)

Popcorn and hot chocolate will be served for free. Hot chocolate courtesy of Country’s BBQ.

Pet Policy

For safety and sanitation, pets, except for service animals with documentation, will not be allowed on campus during WinterFest.

Tips and Tricks

  • Bring a lawn chair or a blanket to watch the performances.
  • Consider using some of CSU’s lesser-known entrances off Algonquin Drive for quicker access to parking.
  • ATMs will be available at WinterFest.

Cougars for Causes

Drop a canned good, toy or toiletry item in one of the many collection bins at WinterFest to donate to Cougars for Causes, a campus-wide collection drive sponsored by Columbus State University Police. Your donations will be collected and distributed to Columbus area charities and not-for-profit centers.

Sponsors

  • J. Smith Lanier & Co.
  • Waffle House
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Country's Barbecue

Contact Us

Address
4225 University Ave.
Columbus, Ga 31907

Phone
706-507-8730

Email
WinterFest@ColumbusState.edu