The “Night of Lights” is only 1 week away where we join together to light up Downtown with the iconic Santa and His Reindeer, the 30th Anniversary lighting of the Merry Christmas Wreath, Northern Lights, and many more. The evening wouldn’t be complete without the Ringing of the Bells by Downtown churches at 7:30pm and the Parkview Field Holiday Fireworks at 7:45pm. Also, this year, we welcome a new lighting partner to our holiday showcase! Be sure to visit Ash Brokerage for their Holiday Illumination at 6:40pm.
Activities: Family friendly lighting ceremonies as well as indoor and outdoor holiday activities will take place throughout the late afternoon and evening. Warm up with Cocoa and Carols at the Allen County Courthouse. Enjoy a special outdoor holiday concert with Renee Gonzales and her Merry Musicians at I&M Power Center Plaza, presented by Wells Fargo. Don’t miss the kickoffs of both the Festival of Gingerbread at the History Center and Festival of Trees at the Embassy Theatre. Participate in activities like Cookies & Cocoa with Santa at Salin Bank, Santa’s Workshop at the Community Center, the Holiday Open House at the Grand Wayne Convention Center, Create a Scarf at the Allen County Public Library or Santa at the Train Station at the Baker Street Train Station.