Between now and Christmas, there are a ton of fantastic holiday events, one of them being 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!

November 18

Carmel 3:30-6:30 pm

Holiday at Center Green (formerly known as Holiday on the Square) 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 4-7 pm

Greenwood-A-Glow begins at the Greenwood Public Library with crafts, shows, food and Santa Claus. Later in the night the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Greenwood City Center will take place.

Metamora 6:30-7:30 pm

34th Annual Metamora Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place at the Gazebo at 6:30. Gather around the fire barrels as you listen to live holiday music, sing-alongs and warm up with free hot chocolate, coffee, and cookies and at the right moment we will light up the tree.

November 22

Fort Wayne 5:15-8 pm

Night of Lights 2017 will include holiday lighting ceremonies from great downtown businesses and organizations and the fun doesn’t stop after the lightings as great family events and activities will be happening throughout the evening all around Downtown Fort Wayne.

November 24

Danville 4-6 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 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

November 25

Martinsville 6-10 pm

Festival of Lights at Jimmy Nash Park is held November 25-January 2 from 6-10 pm each night. Santa will be on hand as the lights at Jimmy Nash City Park turn on on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, November 25. The holiday light displays are a tradition at the park and will remain lit throughout the holiday season until January 2. Santa may make additional appearances – watch the Jimmy Nash City Park Facebook page for details. 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 6-9 pm

Christmas at the Seiberling is an annual lighting ceremony and kick-off of Christmas at the Seiberling, sponsored by the Wyman Group. Santa will arrive by horse-drawn carriage, we’ll count down to zero and flip the switch to light up the Seiberling Mansion.

Zionsville noon-6 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.

December 2

Anderson 4-6 pm

Santa Meet and Greet, Christmas Tree Lighting & Parade Join us at 4 pm in the lobby of City Hall to meet with Santa and snap a few photos! The City Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony kicks off at 5:30 pm on the lawn of City Hall, with the parade starting immediately following the ceremony.

Avon 5:30-7 pm

Christmas Tree Lighting is a free event and fun for the entire family!

Brownsburg 6 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 Town Hall via East Main Street. See the lighting of the Town Christmas Tree, snap a photo with Santa, and listen to the angelic sounds of Brownsburg High School’s own Starlight Voices.

Fortville 12-8 pm

Lights on Main Fortville Winter Festival will include several vendors ready to sell a variety of items starting at noon. Parade starts at 3 pm Event also includes story telling, music, Santa, and a lighting ceremony.

Franklin 5 pm

Discover Downtown Franklin Holiday Lighting offers several events throughout the day and evening. Light the square with tons of kids activities and participating shops.

Westfield 3-7 pm

Westfield in Lights Free activities for the whole family include Pictures with Santa, Train Rides, Pictures with Frosty the Snowman, Gingerbread House Display, Live Reindeer Petting and Show, Live Musical Entertainment, Food & Retail Vendors, and the Annual Tree Lighting Celebration!

December 3

Broad Ripple 3-7 pm

Broad Ripple Lights Up! Broad Ripple Village offers free, family-friendly fun for the holidays. features a Kids Wonderland activity village, live entertainment, Indianapolis’ only twilight parade, and a holiday light display lighting ceremony along the brand new Canal Esplanade (north bank of the Central Canal between Guilford Avenue and College Avenue).

December 6

McCordsville 5:15-7 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.

When you attend this and other holiday events with your family, please be sure to share your festive experiences on social media with Indy with Kids using the hashtag #PLAYindy. Follow Indy with Kids on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and don’t forget to use the Indy with Kids Mobile App for up to date information on all the wonderful local holiday happenings for your family!