The 50-foot tree was lit tonight at Locust Street Park as part of the Fourth Annual Columbia Winterfest celebration. The event was dedicated to Bert and Peanut Burkert, both of whom passed away this year. Cimarron Properties, the Slaymaker Group, Express Printing, and Union Station Grill sponsored.
Families enjoyed hot chocolate, music, and Santa Claus during hte celebration.
Our Lady of the Angels choir sang Christmas carols.
Santa (Walter Bosch) worked the crowd.
The tree stood forth in its illuminated glory
Peanut and Bert