2019 Christmas in Columbia Ornament of Opportunity – Township Auditorium


In keeping with the spirit of the season, the Babcock Center Foundation proudly presents the 2019 “Official City Ornament.” This year’s ornament depicts the Township Auditorium in Columbia.


For eighty years, the Township Auditorium has been our “community auditorium.” Scores of young people have debuted in its concert hall, hundreds have tapped danced their way across the stage at dance recitals, thousands have “walked” for graduation from high school and college, countless thousands more have rallied for political and social causes, and hundreds of thousands have filled its seats for everything from rock and roll shows and the symphony to roller derby and wrestling. For eighty brilliant years, the Township Auditorium has been the centerpiece of bringing our community together, crossing cultural, religious, and socio-economic lines to capture the imagination of our citizens.