Monroe's Hometown Tree Lighting

Monroe's Hometown Tree Lighting
Posted on 11/13/2023

Monroe's Hometown Tree Lighting

Friday, November 17, 2023

.Join us in Loranger Square for the annual Monroe Hometown Tree Lighting! 

Event runs from 5:30PM to 8:30PM. Tree will be lit at 7pm sharp! 

Activities include:

• Visit and PHOTOS with Santa Claus; 🎅 (5:30 PM to 8:30 PM)
• Horse and wagon rides 🐎 (5:30 PM to 8:30 PM)
• Barnyard Petting Farm 🐑 (5:30 PM to 8:30 PM)
• Live Nativity 🌟 (5:30 PM to 8:30 PM)
• Children's Activities and Games 😀 (5:30 PM to 8:30 PM) *
• Visits with Characters 👸 (6:00 PM to 8:00 PM)
• Chestnut Roasting 🔥 (5:30 PM to 8:30 PM)
• Strolling Victorian Characters 💟 (5:30 PM to 8:30 PM)
• Crafts and Nutcracker Dancers @ Ellis Library 🩰 (5:30 - 7:00 PM)
• Food Trucks 🍔☕🍪 (5:00 PM to 9:00 PM)
• Christmas Carols and Music! 🎵

* Children's Activities and Games courtesy of Great Start Collaborative, Imagination Station, the Monroe Family YMCA, Monroe County Opportunity Program (MCOP)Monroe County Library System Dorsch Library, the Monroe County Museum System and  more.

Stop in at the Monroe County Museum for a festive holiday display, or visit our friends at River Raisin Centre for the Arts who will have an open lobby from 5:30 to 7:30 PM where you can view rehearsals for their upcoming production of the ℕ𝕦𝕥𝕔𝕣𝕒𝕔𝕜𝕖𝕣, or shop from a selection of curated vendors.

Join us at the Tree Lighting as we kick off Monroe's Hometown Holiday Lights! Building on the tradition of the annual Tree Lighting, a new holiday light sculpture will be unveiled annually at the event!  Hometown Holiday Lights collaborates with local individuals, businesses and corporations to add holiday lighting elements and displays to bring the spirit of the season to Downtown Monroe. 

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What is Monroe’s Hometown Holiday Lights? It is a celebration of the Christmas season in the City of Monroe!  Creating an atmosphere of nostalgia and inspiration sponsored by the support of our local businesses and corporations, a new exterior holiday light sculpture will be unveiled at the annual Tree Lighting event to bring the spirit of the season to Downtown Monroe! 


More info on Hometown Holiday Lights program, including sponsor collaboration, sponsorship tiers and more.

Our Sponsors
A very special thank you to our major 2023 Hometown Holiday Lights Sponsors!  

Santa Tier Sponsors   Santa Tier Sponsor


Reindeer Tier Sponsors  Reindeer Tier Sponsor
La-Z-Boy DTE Foundation          Logo to SLC Meter

North Pole Sponsors  North Pole Tier Sponsor

KC Logistics          First Merchants Bank   ITC logoMonroe County Community Credit Union logoWalmart logo   Allen Chevrolet Cadillac

Candy Cane Sponsors  Candy Cane

Gingerbread Sponsors   

         Mannick Smith Group logo        External link