The City’s traditional Tree Lighting Ceremony is expanding into a full holiday celebration in Uptown Westerville on Friday, December 6 from 5-9 p.m.
New programming is planned for the back parking lot of City Hall and W. College Avenue. Activities include:
A pony carousel
Ice skating rink ($5 per half hour, skates provided; 12-9 p.m.)
Meet and greets with your favorite holiday characters (Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Rudolph and the Grinch)
Family-friendly music and performances
Horse-drawn carriage rides
Seasonal crafts and games
Special photo opportunities
Free hot cocoa and cookies
Children’s Holiday Gift Shop
Santa will be available from 6-7 p.m. and following the tree lighting inside the north entrance to City Hall.
The City Hall Courtyard will have festive music, photos booths and the tree lighting scheduled for 7 p.m.
Be sure to explore Uptown Westerville to see the decorated storefronts and finish some holiday shopping too.
Driving to the area and looking to park? Below are some important reminders:
• State Street will be closed beginning at 5:45 p.m. to about 7:30 p.m. from W. College Avenue and just north of Park Street.
• W. College Ave will be closed from State Street to Knox for the duration of the event.
• There will be no on-street parking on State Street between Park Street and College Avenue for the duration of the event.