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Annual Christmas Tree Lighting - Downtown Idaho Falls

Published online: Nov 15, 2022 Discover Idaho Falls: Parks and Recreation, Events, Family Fun Guide, Holidays
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November 19, 2022 - Beginning at 5:45 pm with a brass quartet performance from the Idaho Falls Symphony.

IDAHO FALLS, ID – The Idaho Falls Downtown Development Corporation is pleased to present the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in downtown Idaho Falls sponsored by Idaho Central Credit Union on November 192022, beginning at 5:45 pm. The tree lighting will be held at The Broadway Plaza located at 340 Memorial Drive.

Hosted by Jeff Roper from Local News 8, the event will kick-off with a live brass quartet performance from the Idaho Falls Symphony. The quartet will play until 6:15 pm when Santa will be welcomed to the Plaza with specials guests from the community.

The special large tree in the plaza will be “Honoring Idaho’s Brave” and decorated by the National Guard Family Programs. The tree will be decorated in red, white and blue, the colors symbolic of our Nation's flag. The ornaments represent the men and women of Idaho that have served or are currently serving in the Military. There is an ornament for each branch of the service, one for each Battalion of the Idaho Army National Guard and an ornament for each service member from Idaho that has died in service to our country since September 11, 2001. Our Service Members that were Killed in Action are represented with a purple ribbon for their sacrifice to our great Nation. Those that were killed in action leave behind loved ones and they are our Gold Star Family members that we join with to make sure they are "Never Forgotten".

We will welcome the City Council of Idaho Falls, Mayor Rebecca Casper and Santa who will arrive on a historic firetruck owned and driven by Kevin Call from Farr’s Candy. Carmen Peters will perform the National Anthem and members of the National Guard will present the Colors as part of the ceremony. Santa will start the countdown to light up the Plaza with a sea of lights! The magic of Christmas will be alive and well when Santa and his helpers turn on the lights throughout downtown Idaho Falls. Visit with Santa after the tree lighting and get a special treat.

Also found in Civitan’s Plaza at Park Avenue and B Street, enjoy the ‘Holiday Tree Forest’ that has been decorated by local schools and other groups. Sponsored by the Civitan’s of Idaho Falls and the individual trees are sponsored by local business and individuals.

The Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony in Downtown Idaho Falls is organized by Idaho Falls Downtown Development Corporation with support for the City of Idaho Falls Parks & Recreation.

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