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Wednesday, November 29, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

Step into the magic of the holidays with the traditional Downtown Loveland tree-lighting ceremony and 2nd Annual Festival of Lights.

The Festival of Lights, presented by the Loveland Downtown Partnership brings holiday fun with the lighting a 24-foot Christmas Tree, entertainment and treats on Wednesday, November 29, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

This one-night event kick starts the holidays with a candlelight sing-along, and beautifully-lit Downtown District with bright snowflakes and garland, that will be sure to capture everyone’s delight. The festivities take place on Fourth Street, between Jefferson and Railroad Avenues, with a fun family-friendly area between Lincoln and Jefferson and another area for the adults with a kid's heart between Cleveland and Railroad featuring a music stage, local breweries, a winery and food.

Starting at 5 p.m., gather in front of the Loveland Museum/Gallery at Fifth Street and Lincoln, where the first 500 attendees will receive a Glow Candle and glo-in-the-dark face painting. Join a barbershop quartet in a caroling parade to the Rialto Square for the tree lighting. Enjoy the Loveland Chorale Society as they sing a delightful mix of sacred, secular and jazzy holiday carols.

Christmas Tree on 4th Street, Festival of Lights, Downtown Loveland ColoradoAt 6 p.m. Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive and, along with the Mayor, will lead the countdown for the lighting of the Christmas Tree. Throughout the celebration create memories, warm up with hot chocolate and make S’mores around warm crackling fires, go on a horse-drawn carriage ride, sing with carolers, meet a Disney Snow Princess and watch a Christmas Tale come to life.

Father Christmas and other fun holiday characters will also be visiting with children young and old.

In the spirit of giving and support for our community, please bring donations of needed supplies and personal items for the 137 Homeless Connection.

This is a true hometown, downtown holiday celebration, not to be missed and you'll want to make the Festival of Lights a family tradition year after year! It’s a free event and open to the public. For more information, please call 970-541-4333.

The Festival of Lights is traditionally held on the Wednesday after Thanksgiving.

The 2016 Festival of Lights presented by the downtown district
featured its first tree lighting ceremony in downtown Loveland.

This wonderful event featured local entertainment on stage, Santa and his special guests Snow Queen Elsa and Snow Princess Anna, as well as Robot Transformers Optimus, Bumblebee, Megatron and a friendly Dinosaur. Local businesses offered up special treats including candy, hot chocolate and glow sticks. This fun-filled night included free carriage rides, free treat bags and a fun tree competition. If you missed this year, don't miss out next year! 

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