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For 51 years, thousands of spectators have gathered Downtown at Monument Circle to see the most spectacular holiday display illuminate. Generations of families are drawn to this beautiful centerpiece each year. Indy’s most beloved holiday tradition features 4,784 lights and 52 garland strands which are used to create the 242-foot display. The magic continues with toy soldiers and peppermint sticks encircling the Monument and many more lights to enjoy. This year's display, presented by the Contractors of Quality Connection and Electrical Workers of IBEW 481, features 26 giant toy soldiers and sailors and 26 peppermint sticks surrounding the Circle, as well as 56,700 twinkle lights in the trees illuminating the area's walkways.
The actual light-up will occur at approximately 7:45 p.m., Friday, Nov. 29. Fireworks will follow. Live entertainment begins at 6 p.m. with the 7-8 p.m. portion televised.