Indianapolis is known as the Circle City. During the Superbowl last year, the Circle became the epicenter of the celebrations and was packed with pedestrians. Monument Circle is a symbol of the city's history as well as its future. It is the home to many events throughout the year but perhaps the most famous is the Circle of Lights Celebration.
The Circle of Lights Celebration is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Monument Circle will come alive with holiday cheer, lit up with 52 garland strands with 4,784 lights strung from the top of the Monument to its base. The circle is decorated with 26 larger-than-life toy soldiers and sailors, along with 26 peppermint sticks.
Over 100,000 spectators are expected to attend the cermonial lighting and holiday kickoff on Friday, November 23rd. Live entertainment that includes local and national acts, begins at 6 p.m. The televised show runs from 7 to 8 p.m. The lighting of the circle is at approximately 7:45 p.m.