November, 19 2022 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Park Central Square Springfield, Missouri 65806
Park Central Square in Downtown Springfield will light up with performances and the lighting of the Mayor’s Tree just before 8 p.m.!
Schedule of Events
- 6-7 p.m. – Free ice skating at Jordan Valley Park.
- 6-9 p.m. – Free horse drawn carriage rides beginning at Park Central Square (southwest corner).
- 6 p.m. – Children are invited to join Mayor Ken McClure on stage at Park Central Square for Holiday Storytime: the reading of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. Free books are available while supplies last courtesy the Mayor’s Commission on Children.
- 6:15 p.m. – Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive at Park Central Square on the Holiday Express Train.
- 6:20-7 p.m. – Live performances on the Park Central Square stage.
- 6:30-9 p.m. – Santa Land opens on Park Central Square: selfies with Santa and Mrs. Claus, free Holiday Express Train rides, Cookie Factory open and Jingle Bell Station open.
- 7-7:45 p.m. – Pre-recorded holiday television special broadcast on KY3 and in Park Central Square on the jumbo screen.
- 7:45 p.m. – Santa, Mrs. Claus and special musical guests join Mayor Ken McClure for the countdown and lighting of the official Mayor’s Christmas Tree.
- 7:55 p.m. OFFICIAL TREE LIGHTING.
- 8-9 p.m. Talented local performers via video on the jumbo screen and continued opportunity to visit Santa and Mrs. Claus at Santa Land in Park Central Square.
This year’s Mayor’s Tree Lighting Holiday Show will again be broadcast live on KY3 Sat., Nov. 19, 7-8 p.m. Learn more are SGFFestivalofLights.com