Tree Lighting Ceremonies That Will Light Up Your Life | 2021

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 Lighting Ceremonies on November 13, 2021

Falls Park, Pendleton, 6:00 pm

Join in the traditional lighting of the Community Christmas Tree to celebrate the season together. Everyone will have an opportunity to place a wish on the tree, and we will sing carols with Pastor Derek Bishop to celebrate the Christmas season in Pendleton. Mark your calendars for November 13 at 6 pm in the Falls Park Memorial Garden.

Afterward, stop by the large shelter house for a cup of hot cocoa take on your walk, or drive through historic Falls Park for the first night of lights during Falls Park Hometown Christmas.

Tree Lighting Ceremonies for November 20, 2021

Carmel Tree Lighting Ceremony, 3:30-6:30 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.

Annual Tree Lighting, 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Meet us in Town Square at The Shops at Perry Crossing at 6 pm for craft making, live reindeer, character appearances, treats from our favorite donut truck, photo opportunities, and more! Then Santa Claus arrives to light the tree.

Tree Lighting Ceremonies for November 26, 2021

Nashville Tree Lighting, 5:30 pm

There will be music, homemade cookies, hot chocolate, and tea served on the porch at this year’s tree lighting! Inside the Gnaw Bone Log room, Santa will greet children from 5:30-7:30 p.m.!

Light Up Danville, 6:00 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!

Downtown Indy, Inc.’s Circle of Lights, 6:30 pm

Enjoy this safe, free, outdoor celebration reclaiming our holiday spirit with enhanced lighting and video elements, outstanding live entertainment, a festive beer, and whiskey garden, and Santa, of course. Entertainment begins at 6:30 pm or watch the made-for-TV special from home televised starting at 7 p.m. on WTHR-13. Lighting is approximately 7:55 p.m.

Tree Lighting Ceremonies on November 27, 2021

A Lawrence Christmas, 2:00 -8:00 pm

Kids skate FREE this year on November 27th during A Lawrence Christmas! There will also be a parade, choir performances, and tree lighting hosted by Brian Wilkes.

Zionsville Tree Lighting, 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Christmas in the Village Parade and Tree Lighting – Immediately following parade:

Tree Lighting Ceremonies on November 28, 2021

Ladoga Christmas Tree Lighting, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Steve Bridgmon and Ladoga Christian Church Choir will be performing. Enjoy local food trucks, free hot cocoa, carriage rides & photos with Santa and more at the Ladoga Tree Lighting Ceremony.

Tree Lighting Ceremonies on December 1, 2021

McCordsville Town Hall, 5:30 – 6:45 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.

Tree Lighting Ceremonies on December 4, 2021

Annual Santa Arrival and Tree Lighting, 11:00 am -2:00 pm

Join Clay Terrace as we welcome Santa home to his NEW location with a welcome parade. Come decorate a holiday flag and help us spread some Holiday Cheer as guests line down the sidewalks of Clay Terrace to welcome Santa this Holiday season!

Westfield in Lights, 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us in downtown Westfield to kick off the Holiday season! Westfield in Lights will feature Pictures with Santa, Frosty the Snowman, Vendors, Live Music & Performances, Caricature Artists, Carnival Games, Llamas and more!

Winter Wonderland, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join Fishers Parks for its annual celebration of the season! Experience the Winter Wonderland with the annual City of Fishers Tree Lighting at 6 p.m., carriage and train rides, fire pits and s’mores, cookie decorating, live ice carving, a special Winter Wonderland Storywalk, the Fishers Arts Council’s “Winter Wonderland of Art” exhibit inside City Hall, food, drinks, music, and more!

Arcadia Annual Tree Lighting Festivities, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Visit Santa & Mrs Claus, dance in the street, cozy up to the fire pits, shop the artisan market for Christmas presents, eat some delicious chili and many kids activities. Festival starts at 4:00 pm and the tree is set to light up at 7:00 pm.

Winterfest Festival, 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Dress warmly and bring the kiddos to Fortville’s Main St. for a little fun, food and shopping at this year’s Winterfest. Visit our amazing shops and restaurants and see what holiday specials they may have for the day. Free kid zone features carnival rides, ice skating and more! Parade at 1:00 pm. Tree lighting is at 6:00 pm!

Avon Christmas Tree Lighting, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for our Annual Tree Lighting at Avon Town Hall! Visits with Santa from 6 pm to 7 pm at the Town Hall; make sure to get in line before 7 pm! Avon’s Teacher of the Year will flip the switch and light up the tree at 7 pm.

Tree Lighting Ceremonies on December 5, 2021

Bobby Helms Jingle Bell Rock Christmas Music Spectacular & 3rd Annual Christmas Tree Lighting, 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for a joyous, magical Christmas celebration in honor of Martinsville’s own Bobby Helms.
This event and all activities are FREE to all guests. Come and enjoy live entertainment, pictures with Santa, carriage rides, a trackless train for kids & adults, life-size snow globes, and Whoville characters will be there too!

Events we are hoping return for this year:


Greenwood Tree Lighting Ceremony 

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.

Martinsville Tree Lighting Ceremony

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

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.

Broad Ripple Lights Up

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!

Mooresville Tree Lighting

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.

Brownsburg Tree Lighting

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

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

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

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.

Anderson Tree Lighting Ceremony

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!

Find all Indy holiday events here.

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