• Monument Circle (map)
  • 1 Monument Cir
  • Indianapolis, IN, 46204
  • United States

Indy's Favorite Holiday Tradition

For 52 years, thousands of spectators have gathered Downtown at Monument Circle to see the most spectacular holiday display illuminate. Central Indiana’s most beloved tradition is here again. Circle of Lights® presented by the Contractors of Quality Connection and Electrical Workers of IBEW #481 will take place the day after Thanksgiving, Nov. 28, 2014 on Monument Circle.

Generations of families are drawn to this beautiful centerpiece each year. The Indiana Soldiers and Sailors Monument will again be surrounded with 26 larger-than-life toy soldiers and sailors, along with 26 peppermint sticks. Additionally, 52 garland strands with 4,784 colored lights will be strung from the top of the Monument to its base.

Festivities begin at 6 p.m. with the live televised show running from 7 – 8 p.m. on RTV-6. Each year, a lucky child is chosen from a coloring contest to help “flip the switch” with Santa and the Mayor. The Monument light-up will occur at approximately 7:50 p.m.

Millions of sightseers will take in this brilliant spectacle throughout the holiday season, lit through Jan. 10. Travelocity named the Circle of Lights® one of the top five “must-see Christmas trees” in the nation.

Entertainment: Josh Kaufman and Yuletide Celebration

More than 100,000 spectators are expected for the FREE Circle of Lights® presented by Quality Connection and IBEW #481 ceremonial lighting and holiday kickoff on Friday, Nov. 28. Entertainers chosen from statewide auditions will share the stage with the 2014 winner of The Voice. Indy’s own Josh Kaufman, along with professional performers appearing at the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s IPL Yuletide Celebration.