Watch the Grand Illumination Ceremony Online


Now you can relive the magic and the wonder of the Grand Illumination Ceremony! Remember, it’s not too late to experience this dazzling light show first hand. The lights will twinkle along the Scioto Mile until January 15, 2011.


The Lights Twinkle until January 15!


Did you miss the GRAND ILLUMINATION CEREMONY? Don’t worry… The Lights will continue to twinkle through January 15. Come see the GRAND ILLUMINATION of Bicentennial Park, Scioto Mile Promenade, City Hall and Columbus Commons!

City Hall

In continuation of the City Hall holiday tree tradition, a 20-foot balsam fir, located on the southeast corner of City Hall, has been decorated along with the grounds and building. The balsam fir was planted and dedicated during the 2010 tree lighting ceremony to commemorate the Recreation and Parks Department’s 100th anniversary. Through December 24, children may deliver their special letter to Santa’s Workshop located on the Broad St. Plaza of City Hall.

Scioto Mile

Bicentennial Park, the Scioto Mile Promenade and City Hall feature more than 80,000 L.E.D. lights on over 60 trees showcasing a variety of lighting effects and seasonal decorations. A stunning light show has also been designed for the Scioto Mile Fountain in Bicentennial Park, utilizing the fountain’s more than 16 million color variations.

Lazarus Building

Restoring another longstanding downtown tradition, the Lazarus Building will showcase six holiday display windows along High and Town Street featuring Santa, reindeer, a holiday train and the original Twelve Days of Christmas Lazarus displays.

Columbus Commons

Columbus Commons features more than 100,000 multi-colored lights on 127 trees, four holiday displays, a holiday tree on the Grand Lawn and a 15-foot fountain of light at the High Street entrance. Stop by the Columbus Commons Holiday Fair December 16 – 18 for holiday rides, activities, visits with Santa and tons of family-friendly fun. For more information, visit www.ColumbusCommons.org.


Visit the Grand Illumination webpage for more information