Mayor Unveils 2017 Babcock Center Christmas Ornament

Mayor Steve Benjamin and representatives from the Babcock Center unveiled this year’s “Official City Ornament” at a press conference on October 27th. This year’s ornament depicts a view of Main Street in Columbia.

This is the 25th ornament in the collectors’ series. Each ornament is 24-karat gold on brass and comes in a felt case. All proceeds from the sales of the ornament benefit the Babcock Center Foundation, a private, non-profit organization that supports more than 800 individuals with lifelong disabilities in Richland and Lexington counties.

Ornaments cost $15 and may be purchased at the Babcock Center Foundation Office at 2725 Banny Jones Avenue, West Columbia and the Columbia Visitor’s Center. Ornaments may be ordered by phone by calling the Babcock Center Foundation at 803-799-1970 or ordered online at