Between now and Christmas, there are a ton of fantastic holiday events, one of them being Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremonies. You will want to bookmark this page and come back weekly to check out all the local Christmas tree events, organized here by date, so you can start planning to make many joyful memories with your family and friends. You aren’t going to want to miss this! From the Indy with Kids family to yours, we wish you a very happy holiday season!
Tree Lightings on November 23, 2019
Carmel Tree Lighting Ceremony at 3:30 pm
Holiday at Center Green takes place on the lawn of the Palladium in Carmel. This tree lighting ceremony is the perfect kickoff to the season, with the holiday lighting ceremony, a visit from Santa, live reindeer and other animals to pet, holiday entertainment and children’s activities. Come see your neighbors and friends and get in the holiday spirit.
Greenwood Tree Lighting Ceremony at 4-7 pm
Greenwood-A-Glow begins at the Greenwood Public Library with holiday crafts, shows, carriage rides, food and photos with Santa Claus. Later in the night the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Greenwood City Center will take place.
Tree Lighting Ceremony on November 29, 2019
Danville 4-8 pm
Light Up Danville: Christmas on the Square is a free evening filled with holiday cheer visiting the Courthouse Square to enjoy the Live Nativity, trackless train, strolling Christmas characters, carolers and the lighting of the Christmas Tree and canopy of lights by Santa has become a family tradition!
Indianapolis Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6-8 pm
Downtown Indy, Inc.’s Circle of Lights will have festivities beginning at 6 pm The Monument light-up will occur at approximately 7:55 pm. For a unique view of the Circle of Lights, ride the elevator to the top of the City County Building and take in the view from the Observation Deck.
Tree Lighting Ceremony on November 30, 2019
Martinsville Tree Lighting Ceremony, 6-10 pm
Festival of Lights at Jimmy Nash Park is held November 23 – January 2 from 6-10 pm each night. Santa will be on hand as the lights at Jimmy Nash City Park turn on. The holiday light displays are a tradition at the park and will remain lit throughout the holiday season until January 2. Visitors are welcome to drive through the park to view the display or park and walk around if the weather’s nice. There is a sleigh near the Family Pavilion that you are welcome to use for photos!
Kokomo Tree Lighting, 6-9 pm
Christmas at the Seiberling is an annual lighting ceremony and kick-off of Christmas at the Seiberling. Santa will arrive by horse-drawn carriage, we’ll count down to zero and flip the switch to light up the Seiberling Mansion.
Zionsville Tree Lighting, 4-7 pm
Christmas in the Village Parade and Tree Lighting – Immediately following parade: Tree lighting at approximately 5:30 pm, live entertainment, barrel train rides, photos with Santa and photos with live reindeer.
Tree Lighting Ceremony on December 1, 2019
Broad Ripple Lights Up, 3-7 pm
Broad Ripple Lights Up!, features a Wonderland Village with holiday-themed activities for the kids, live entertainment, Indianapolis’ only twilight parade, and a holiday light display lighting ceremony!
Tree Lighting Ceremony on December 6, 2019
The tree lighting will be at 7 pm. Santa, Mrs Claus, and elves (some naughty some good) will be on hand, as well as choirs, living encampments, food trucks, etc.
Tree Lighting Ceremonies on December 7, 2019
Avon Tree Lighting Festival, 6-7 pm
The Christmas Tree Lighting is a free event and fun for the entire family! At the Avon Town Hall you’ll have a visit from Santa, crafts, train rides, hot chocolate and cookies and fireworks!
Brownsburg Tree Lighting, 6-9 pm
Christmas Under the Stars, Brownsburg Parks’ annual parade of lights features colorfully lighted floats, including one featuring Old Saint Nick himself, as the parade makes its way from Brown Elementary to Tilden Drive, west to Locust Lane, south to parade’s end at Williams Park. After the parade, there will be a tree lighting, music and Santa Claus at Town Hall.
Franklin Tree Lighting Ceremony, All day
5K, a tree display, live nativity, visit with Santa, music, puppets, games, story time and more. Lighted parade starts at 5:30pm and the lighting of the grounds at Compass Park will take place at 6pm. The luminaries will be lit on the Johnson County Steps at 6:15.
Fishers Tree Lighting, 4-7 pm
Kick off the most wonderful time of the year with ice carving demonstrations, carriage rides, the annual holiday light display, a visit from Santa, kids’ activities, and more holly jolly fun! The annual tree lighting will take place at 6 pm.
Fortville Tree Lighting Ceremony, 2-7 pm
The Fortville Winterfest is here, featuring food, drinks, and entertainment including: Parade, Caroling, Snowflake & Ice Ninjas performances, Ice Skating rink, Lights on Main, pictures with Santa, street vendors, and Town tree lighting ceremony.
McCordsville 5:30-7 pm
Christmas Tree Lighting will include singing, crafts, treats, the lighting of our big tree and the arrival of Santa. There will also be entertainment by the McCordsville Elementary School as well as from some of our talented MVPs.
Westfield in Lights, 3-7 pm
FREE activities for the whole family include Pictures with Santa, Train Rides, Pictures with Frosty the Snowman, a Gingerbread House Display, Live Reindeer Petting and Show, Live Musical Entertainment, Food & Retail Vendors, and the Annual Tree Lighting Celebration!
Anderson Tree Lighting Ceremony, 3-8 pm
Celebrate the holiday season with live reindeer, a giant polar bear slide, a zip line, snowball fight, a beautiful hometown parade, the Highland Middle School’s Choir, a movie and of course, ice skating!