Grand Illumination Ceremony | November 30

Mayor Michael B. Coleman invites the public to celebrate the City’s newest holiday tradition, the Grand Illumination, on Friday, November 30. New this year, the Scioto Mile features over 200,000 holiday lights as well as dynamic seasonal imagery projected onto the Scioto Mile Fountain, creating a one-of-a-kind visual experience, projected onto the Scioto Mile Fountain each night through mid-January.

This year’s ceremony will also feature a stunning light show set to an eclectic mix of holiday music from the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, culminating with sweeping views of Santa and his reindeer as they fly across the Columbus night sky. During the ceremony, visitors can enjoy traditional carols performed by the Columbus Children’s Choir, BalletMet Columbus’ Nutcracker and Clara, and a special appearance from Santa Claus!

In the spirit of giving, attendees of the Grand Illumination can also show their support for the Empty Bowls project by purchasing a piece of handcrafted pottery and receive a bowl of signature mac ‘n’ cheese, compliments of Milestone 229 restaurant. All proceeds from the Empty Bowls project will benefit the Mid-Ohio Foodbank.

Be sure to visit our website regularly as we reveal the exciting programming in store for the ceremony!
This event is free to the public. Convenient parking available at COSI.

Friday, November 30
Activities begin at 5:00PM
Ceremony begins at 6:00PM

November 30, 2012 – Mid-January 2013; Nightly

Bicentennial Park, 233 Civic Center Drive, Columbus, OH 43215
Admission is free.