The Eau Claire Community Council will host its annual Light Up North Columbia Event — the lighting of our Christmas tree — on Sunday, December 6, 2015 at Battiste Plaza, located at the corner of North Main Street and Monticello Road, with its continued theme of Unity.

The program will commence at 6:00 pm with our keynote speaker being Councilman-Elect Ed McDowell and with remarks from the President of Columbia College Elizabeth Dinndorf, Mayor Steve Benjamin, Councilman Sam Davis, and others.

Each person or group in attendance is encouraged to contribute to the Christmas tree by either bringing an ornament or attaching a ribbon (which will be provided) to the tree with a name or message.

Refreshments will be served in the Print Building at 3907 Ensor Avenue immediately following the ceremony. The public is invited to attend and participate.