The Annual Festival of Holiday Lights begins on the first Saturday in December 3rd 2022 from 4:30 – 6:00 pm at Millennium Park (Where Santa Will Be) Washington Park, Michigan City, Indiana and the Snowflake parade after the Tree Lighting. Santa will be present to meet and greet children as vehicles safely drive through at a safe distance.
Official Lighting of the Festival of Holiday Lights 4:30 P.M. Sharp!
The Tree Lighting Ceremony for turning on the lights at 4th and Franklin Street will be held at 4:30 pm. Join Michigan City for the count down as all of the holiday light displays in Washington Park are turned on at once! You will not soon forget this breath-taking moment!
Nearly 30 acres of decorations, 40 displays, 2 miles of extension cords, and millions of bulbs are on display! Lights are on every evening from December 3rd, 2022 through January 8th 2023 from 3-8pm. Park entrance is FREE during this time, however, donations are welcome. See 18 Photos of the Lights on the PanoramaNOW Facebook Page, click here!
Thank you for supporting the Festival of Holiday Lights. The continued success of the Festival would not be possible without the generosity of many people. Some donate their time and talents, while others sponsor the various events with a monetary donation. Contact the Mayors office of Special Events at 219-873-4012 or 219-873-1400 ext. 2003.
Christmas in Northwest Indiana:
Where to Go For Christmas Lights – 2021
Winter Lights Drive Thru – Valparaiso Nov 19th thru Dec 31st , 2022
Christmas At Barker Mansion – Michigan City
FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS DRIVE THRU – Michigan City Dec 3rd thru Jan 8th 2023
5 Holiday Traditions – Thru Dec 31st – 5 Things to do For the Holidays Your Family Will LOVE!
What’s on Theatre Stage this year TBD
Holly Days in Valparaiso – Friday, Dec 2nd, 20ww
A Christmas Story Comes Home – Hammond Indiana Nov 19th – Dec 31st, 2022
The Nutcracker – 5 shows
Shipshewana On The Road, Dec. 11th and 12th, 2022
Candlelight Tour in Laporte Cancelled