Light Up the First Capitol

1st Weekend in December

Are you ready to get in the Holiday Spirit? Light Up the First Capitol will once again bring the magic and wonder of the season to West Columbia! Come celebrate the season with us on December 3rd and 4th – There’s something for everyone – Holiday Market and Bistro, Santa’s Workshop, Christmas Under the Stars, Zack Walther, Parade, Kid Zone, Chili Cook-off, and more…

Light Up the First Capitol Schedule

Holiday Market

The West Columbia Chamber of Commerce invites YOU to participate in the Light up the First Capitol Holiday Market.

Vendors Wanted

$75 – Non-Chamber Members
$50 – Chamber Members

Indoor booths available | Friday Setup | The public will be invited via regional advertising, newspaper, flyers, ads, and more.

**Important Vendor Information **READ BEFORE REGISTERING**


Chili Cook-Off

Grab your friends and show-off your favorite chili and fajita recipe and WIN some CASH!

1st Palce Chili – $500.00

Chili Cook-Off Forms:

Registration Form

Cook-Off Information



Come join us for a magical night parade and Eats and Treats on the WC Streets! After the parade head over to Broad street for Christmas Under the Stars (First Baptist Church), Live Music – Zack Walther Band, and food trucks.

6:00pm: Eats & Treats on the WC Streest (Broad St)

6:30pm: Parade Line-up (CHS Gym)

7:00pm: Parade

7:30pm – 11:30pm: Christmas Under the Stars, Zack Walther Band, Food Trucks, and More!

All parade participants must complete and turn in an entry form to Chamber. 

Parade Entry Form

** Please no Santas, as this confuses the children if we have more than one Santa. The Chamber will have a Santa.**


Light Up the First Capitol Advertising funded by West Columbia Hotel and Motel Occupancy Tax.

"Being a Chamber Member has been a great asset to our business and involvement in our community."

- Lori Zamora, Prosperity Bank

"The chamber is an asset to our community, and we are proud to be a member."

- Kendra Goolsby, Goolsby Properties

"The Chamber is not only a valuable asset to the local businesses but the West Columbia community as a whole."

- Chris Gilbert

"Proud to be apart of a chamber that cares about our business and our clients!"

- Lauren Raynes, Broker Cornerstone Realtors

"We love our Chamber for so many reasons but feeling uplifted and supported at all times is a big help to our business."

- Cindy Saville, Madeline's