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Posted on: November 6, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Ring in the Holidays at Loveland's Christmas Tree Lighting Festival

Decorated Christmas Tree with lights and ornaments

Ring in the holiday season by attending the Christmas Tree Lighting Festival on Saturday, Dec. 2 from 4-8 p.m. in Historic Downtown Loveland.

The festival is a new City of Loveland holiday tradition featuring fun for all ages. Admission is free. The event will take place in the center of Historic Downtown at Jackson Street Market (approximately 116 Karl Brown Way) along the Little Miami Scenic Trail.

Gather along the trail to cheer on the Santa parade. Local businesses, elves, and the Loveland Frogman will guide the Big Guy himself to the tree lighting ceremony!  

At 7 p.m., Mayor Kathy Bailey and local celebrity Julie O’Neill will flip the switch to light the city’s Christmas tree, a pine standing more than 60 ft. tall along the trail. Approximately 2,500 lights and 250 ornaments will adorn the tree, which will remain lit through the holiday season.

Immediately following the tree lighting ceremony, a holiday themed drone show will take place to cap off the evening. Approximately 100 drones will be synced to music for a spectacular, one-of-a-kind experience!

Festive fun will happen through the evening to entertain kids of all ages: 

  • Holiday market
  • Penguin petting zoo (4-6 p.m.)
  • Crafts
  • Live entertainment
  • Photo opportunities
  • Holiday character meet-and-greet 
  • Food trucks 
  • Holiday treats for children
  • Santa parade

The 2023 Christmas Tree Lighting Festival is presented by the City of Loveland, The Shops of Brown’s Crossing at Jackson Street Market, and Loveland-Symmes Firefighters Association. For more information about the event, please contact

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