COLUMBUS, Ga. (WRBL) — To celebrate the start of the holiday season, Uptown Columbus will hold a Broadway holiday parade and tree lighting on Friday, Dec. 2. The parade will start at 6:30 p.m. and go through the 900 to 1200 blocks of Broadway. At 7 p.m., Columbus Mayor Skip Henderson will light the city Christmas tree. The event will end with Christmas carols, pictures with Santa Claus and hot chocolate.

Music around the tree will be provided by:

  • Columbus High Choir
  • Veterans Middle School Choir
  • Rainey McCullers Jazz Ensemble
  • Matthews Elementary and Midland Academy Choir
  • Wynnton Elementary Choir

Uptown Columbus is a non-profit organization that aims to revitalize and preserve the Uptown district.