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Annual Downtown Idaho Falls Christmas Tree Lighting – Honoring Idaho’s Brave

November 30, 2019 @ 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us at Civitan Plaza (Corner of Park Ave & B Street) for our annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. The large tree in the center of the park will be “Honoring Idaho’s Brave”. The tree will be decorated red, white, and blue and have ornaments for the brave men and women from Idaho that have served or are serving in the military. There will also be an ornament for each branch of service, an ornament for each Battalion of the Idaho Army National Guard, and an ornament for each Gold Star Soldier since September 11, 2001, our Killed In Action Service Members will be represented with a Purple ribbon tied for their sacrifice. You’ll also enjoy the trees in the Plaza that have been decorated by local schools and other groups. You’ll be entertained by the Idaho Falls Youth Art Center starting at 4:45pm. We will have a color guard presentation, the singing of the national anthem, before the Mayor and Santa turns on the lights.

We’ll have free hot chocolate (starting at 4:00pm) and free horse drawn trolley rides (2:00 to 4:30PM). The horse drawn trolley rides will also be available Dec 7, 14 & 21 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Come visit with Santa after the tree lighting!

We want to give special thanks to the Idaho Falls Civitans for the lights on the trees; Syringa Networks, Spark Light Business & Idaho Falls Parks & Rec for sponsoring the horse drawn carriage rides; National Guard Family Programs for decorating the Memorial Veterans tree; and the many sponsors and school groups for the potted trees and decorations – this is truly a community effort!


November 30, 2019
4:45 pm - 6:00 pm


Idaho Falls Downtown Development
(208) 535-0399


Civitan Plaza
500 Park Ave
Idaho Falls, ID 83402 United States
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