EXPERIENCE CHRISTMAS IN COLUMBIA

Your Guide to the 2019 Holiday Season

THE CROSSING MAGIC TREE

WHAT IS THE MAGIC TREE?

Nearly 200,000 colorful lights (that's 38 miles worth!) illuminate The Crossing's 85-foot sycamore tree, reminding us that all 200,000 members of Boone county matter to God.

Stop by to admire The Magic Tree and take photos anytime. Plus, you won't want to miss our special Friday night experiences. 

Find more details on this free event below. 

SEE OUR PHOTO GALLERY
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LIT DAILY FROM 5 TO 10 PM

Official lighting Friday, November 29, 2019 at 5:30 PM // Lit until Sunday, January 12, 2020

Special thanks to Odd Job Jay and EquipmentShare for helping light up the Magic Tree this year. 

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FRIDAY NIGHT EXPERIENCE 

December 6th, 13th, and 20th
6 PM to 8 PM

Enjoy photo booths with characters, a food truck, complimentary drinks and snacks, and more.

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WHERE TO GO & PARK

The Crossing's Courtyard
3615 Southland Drive in Columbia

Find plenty of free parking located in the lots just behind The Magic Tree.

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES

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WHY ATTEND A CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE?

Take the time to slow down and add meaning to your holiday this year by attending a Christmas Eve service with The Crossing.

Expect to experience a simple service with lessons and carols, a practical message, and a memorable candle-lighting.

Find more details and service times below.

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SERVICE TIMES

Monday, December 23, 2019
5:15 PM // 7 PM

Tuesday, December 24, 2019
1 PM // 2:45 PM // 4:30 PM

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STUFF FOR KIDS

Bring your kids! Classrooms will be open for infants through preschoolers and will be available at all services except 7 PM.

Learn more about Crossing Kids

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LOCATION

The Crossing
3615 Southland Drive in Columbia

Find plenty of free parking outside and free coffee inside. Come as you are and sit wherever you'd like.

GUIDES TO A GREAT CHRISTMAS

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10 Things To Do in Columbia, Missouri at Christmas

by The Crossing staff

Make the most of your Missouri Christmas by discovering a few of our favorite seasonal activities to do in (and around) Columbia over the holidays.

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12 Ways To Make Christmas More Meaningful for Your Family

by Rachel Tiemeyer

Slow down with your family this season. In this eBook, you'll find simple recipes, easy craft ideas, music, games, book and movie recommendations, and more.

DOWNLOAD THE FREE EBOOK

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Sign Up to Receive our Daily Christmas Devotional Emails

by Patrick Miller, Emily Pilkington, and Nathan Tiemeyer

Starting December 2, 2019, receive daily encouragement straight to your inbox each day leading up to Christmas.

SIGN UP FOR EMAILS

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The Best Books I Read in 2019

by Keith Simon

Looking for Christmas gift ideas? Or perhaps you need some good book recommendations for the New Year? Get some inspiration from Pastor Keith Simon's comprehensive guide to the best books he read in 2019.

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7 Tips for Singles to More-Than-Survive The Holidays

by Warren and Shelly Mayer

Do you dread "the most wonderful time of the year?" You're not alone. In this eBook, find practical tips and the freedom you need so that you can enjoy the holidays again.

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5 New Year's Resolutions You Need To Set 

by Keith Simon

Are you setting the wrong goals? What kind of person do you want to be? When thinking about how to set resolutions for the New Year, consider these five suggestions.

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