The Deck the Halls Tradition

Who we are

For the past four years, Columbia Residential has teamed up with local nonprofit organizations and volunteers to host the Deck the Halls: Family Festival; a memorable experience allowing our partners and staff alike to give the gift of generosity to hundreds of families in need. Since its inception in 2016, this event has served more than 2375 youth and more than 1064 parents, providing more than 3000 brand new toys and 1500 brand new coats and winter accessories.


Now for the first time ever, we are pivoting the event to meet the unique challenges of the times. Therefore, we are excited to launch the Deck the Halls: Adopt a Family Edition. In order to allow Santa and his elves to adhere to social distancing guidelines, we are working with our Columbia Families to create amazon wish lists this year. We have more than 100 families registered and waiting to be adopted by a kindhearted donor.

Why continue the Deck the Halls Tradition?

  • Every year we realize that the need is great and growing
  • Combining our collective efforts as a community allows us to impact a greater number of families
  • Maintaining a consistent tradition of giving  reinforces families’ ability to have faith in the social services partners in the community
  • The Deck the Halls events allows underserved families the same chance at a happy holiday season regardless of socioeconomic status
  • This tradition has a consistent track record of not only building a sense of community, but building confidence and instilling hope

Our Impact in the Community

In 4 years we have served 2375 youth and their parents
Distributed more than 3000 brand new toys
Distributed 1500 coats and winter accessories
Partnered with more than 50 corporate and nonprofit event sponsor

Together we have provided more than 3000 toys, 1500 coats and winter accessories and memories to last a lifetime.