2022 Christmas in Columbia Ornament of Opportunity – Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center


In keeping with the spirit of the season, the Babcock Center Foundation proudly presents the 2022 “Official City Ornament”. This year’s ornament depicts Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.


Centrally located in South Carolina’s historic capital city of Columbia, the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center is situation within the Vista entertainment district, which is home to many restaurants, shops, breweries, festivals, and live music. The area offers affordable accommodations, exciting sporting venues, and warmer weather year-round. A revitalized Main Street and the region’s beautiful riverwalk trails are easily accessible.

Built in 2004, the downtown convention center is a modern and architecturally significant complex. From magnificent receptions and cultural galas to corporate functions and international trade shows, the center is adaptable to the needs of any event. The CMCC spans 142,500 square feet to include a 16,700 square foot ballroom, 18,560 square feet of flexible meeting space and a 23,700 square foot column-free exhibit hall.

For 18 years, the CMCC has been a cornerstone of the community, welcoming guests from all over the country and incorporating local elements into each event, providing special touches and a sense of place.