Monroe's Hometown Tree Lighting

Monroe's Hometown Tree Lighting
Posted on 11/14/2022

Monroe's Hometown Tree Lighting

Friday, November 18th - 2022

.Join us in Loranger Square for the annual Monroe Hometown Tree Lighting! 

N E W  T H I S  Y E A R! 
- Featuring 𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑽𝒊𝒏𝒕𝒂𝒈𝒆 𝑴𝒂𝒓𝒌𝒆𝒕!

Event runs from 4:00PM to 9:00PM. Tree will be lit at 7pm sharp! 

Activities include:

  Vintage Market vendors (4:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
•  Visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus in the Childrens' Activities Area (5:30 PM - 8:30 PM)
•  Live Reindeer (5:30 PM - 7:30 PM)
•  Horse and wagon rides (5:30 PM - 8:30 PM)
•  Live Nativity courtesy of Heritage Baptist Church (5:00 PM - 8:30 PM)
•  Children's Activities and Games courtesy of the Monroe Family YMCA, Monroe County Great Start Collaborative, Monroe County Intermediate School DistrictMonroe County Library System Dorsch Library  and the Monroe County Museum System. (4:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
•  Food Trucks (4:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
•  Christmas Carols and Music!

Stop in at the Monroe County Museum for a festive holiday display!

The Sawyer Homestead will also be open and decked out for the holidays with free tours!

Join us at the Tree Lighting as we kick off Monroe's Hometown Holiday Lights! Building on the tradition of the annual Tree Lighting, a new holiday light sculpture will be unveiled annually at the event!  Hometown Holiday Lights collaborates with local individuals, businesses and corporations to add holiday lighting elements and displays to bring the spirit of the season to Downtown Monroe. 

A special thanks to our major Hometown Holiday Lights sponsors:
Walmart, Promedica, ITC Holdings, Gerdau Steel, La-Z-Boy, DTE Foundation, KC Logistics, First Merchants Bank, Ventower, and Monroe Community Credit Union. 

Tree Lighting made possible by in-kind support from Totally Focused Entertainment; RunHip; Monroe County Museum; Monroe County Library System.

Don’t forget to shop small on Saturday, November 26, for Small Business Saturday!

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What is Monroe’s Hometown Holiday Lights? It is a celebration of the Christmas season in the City of Monroe!  Creating an atmosphere of nostalgia and inspiration sponsored by the support of our local businesses and corporations, a new exterior holiday light sculpture will be unveiled at the annual Tree Lighting event to bring the spirit of the season to Downtown Monroe! 


More info on Hometown Holiday Lights program, including sponsor collaboration, sponsorship tiers and more.

Our Sponsors
A very special thank you to our major Hometown Holiday Lights Sponsors!  

Santa Tier Sponsors   Santa Tier Sponsor

Gerdau Steel    

Reindeer Tier Sponsors  Reindeer Tier Sponsor
La-Z-Boy DTE Foundation  Walmart logo

North Pole Sponsors  North Pole Tier Sponsor

KC Logistics          First Merchants Bank   ITC logoMonroe County Community Credit Union logo

Candy Cane Sponsors  Candy Cane

Promedica logo

Sugar Plum Pudding Sponsors   Plum Pudding

Ventower logo