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Circle of Lights® - Thank you for Celebrating with us in 2022! 

Circle of Lights® 2022

The Downtown Indy Inc. Circle of Lights® presented by IBEW 481 – Indy's most time honored holiday tradition – celebrates its 60th anniversary on Nov. 25, the day after Thanksgiving. Thank you for joining us on Monument Circle to watch the Soldiers and Sailors Monument illuminate with festive decor and energy. The lighting ceremony, aired exclusively on WTHR Channel 13, and you can watch it above.

Be Part of Circle of Lights®

Hoosiers participated in Downtown's unique Circle of Lights® in various ways this year. Our talented vocalists, musicians and entertainers from all around Central Indiana submitted auditions in the Tom Wood Talent Search to be honored as a performers at this fun-filled event. Prior to the holiday season kick-off, our dedicated IBEW 481 volunteers strung 52 garland strands with 4,784 colored lights on the Monument while Victory stood tall as the "tree" topper. Indy locals also volunteered in clean-up crews as well as during the ceremony to assist with directions, hospitality and more.

AES Coloring Contest

Thank you to all the families whose children submitted their artwork for the AES Coloring Contest. Click here to see this year's winner. 

Holiday Traditions and Experiences

Holiday explorers, shoppers, and foodies will be able to enjoy Circle of Lights® the entire holiday season as the Soldiers and Sailors Monument will be festively lit from Nov. 25 to Jan. 13. So come one, come all and discover the magic that Downtown Indy has to offer this holiday season. Get ready for live music, special holiday pop-ups, and festive food and beverages all over Downtown Indianapolis. Take in the lights, as you immerse yourself in a show, dinner, or carriage ride and be part of the history of Downtown, Indianapolis' urban core.

This FREE event is made possible through the support of these organizations:

IBEW 481, AES Indiana, Tom Wood, Hoosier Lottery, Indiana Donor Network, College Choice529, MCL Restaurants and Cafeterias and RiseN' Roll.