For 55 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. Downtown Indy, Inc.'s Circle of Lights® presented by IBEW #481 will take place the day after Thanksgiving, Nov. 24, 2017.
Generations of families are drawn to this beautiful centerpiece each year with 52 NEW garland strands and 4,784 colored LED lights strung from the top of the Monument to its base. Additionally, the Indiana Soldiers and Sailors Monument will be surrounded with 26 larger-than-life toy soldiers and sailors, along with 26 peppermint sticks.
Entertainers chosen from statewide video auditions will perform. The actual lighting occurs at approximately 7:55 p.m. One lucky child will be chosen from Carson’s Coloring Contest to help “flip the switch” with Santa and Mayor Hogsett. To conclude the evening, enjoy the Circle of Lights spectacular fireworks finale.
The decorations on the Indiana Soldiers and Sailors Monument will look familiar: 26 larger-than-life toy soldiers and sailors surround the Circle, 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.
Millions of sightseers will take in this brilliant spectacle throughout the holiday season, lit through early January. Travelocity named the Circle of Lights® one of the top five “must-see Christmas trees” in the nation. USA Today also listed the Circle of Lights® as one the “10 Best Holiday Attractions.”