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Mayor’s Tree Lighting Holiday Show

November 3, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Each year, Springfield Mayor Ken McClure is honored to kick off the holiday season by officially lighting the “Mayor’s Tree” in Park Central Square. This tradition has grown tremendously over the past few years, morphing from primarily a children’s event to one which captures the attention of the entire community and draws spectators from around the region.

In recent years, the event has become an entertaining showcase of performing artists, bringing cultural institutions like Springfield Ballet, and Springfield Little Theatre, to a whole new generation of Springfieldians who may not have access to experience the joy of the arts.

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2022: Continuing the Arts Tradition

The City of Springfield is partnering with the members of Springfields performing arts community and Springfield Regional Arts Council to stage a phenomenal holiday show in the tradition of Springfield’s impressive and deep entertainment roots.

The show will culminate with the live tree lighting by the mayor from Park Central Square.

The Mayor’s Tree Lighting Holiday Show is only the beginning! The event serves as the kickoff for the annual Festival of Lights, coordinated by Downtown Community Improvement District.


November 3, 2022
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Park Central Square
134 Park Central Square
Springfield, MO 65806 United States
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