Home Events & Festivals Circle of Lights Tree Lighting Twitter Facebook Print About Circle of Lights Tree LightingCircle of Lights presented by the Contractors of Quality Connection and Electrical Workers of IBEW 481 kicks off each year the day after Thanksgiving on Monument Circle. Santa, will of course be on hand to usher in the holiday season and flip on the lights. Each year, a lucky child is chosen from a coloring contest to help “flip the switch” with Santa and the Mayor. The show stage features a Santa’s Workshop theme complete with toy soldiers and sailors, peppermint sticks, ornaments, elves in the workshop and an abundance of toys. Entertainers chosen from statewide auditions will share the stage with Sandi Patty, host of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra's IPL Yuletide Celebration. After the lighting, visitors will enjoy fireworks, as well as Downtown's holiday centerpiece, complete with 4,784 lights and 52 garland strands used to create the 242 foot display. The magic continues with toy soldiers and peppermint sticks encircling the Monument.