Christmas Tree Lighting at Church Street
Ages: 0 and up
Parking: Yes - http://churchstmarketplace.com/parking.html
At 5:30pm sharp The Night Before Christmas will be performed by Open Stage Theater Company at the Top Block. This classic holiday story will brighten the eyes of children and gladden the hearts of young and old alike. Carolers will be on the Marketplace prior to the show and all are invited to sing along. The show culminates with the illumination of more than 250,000 lights on Church Street, a cherished tradition. Official lighting is 6:02 p.m. sharp.
Reviewed on 11/27/2010
This is the most crowded you will ever see downtown Burlington. Proper planning will make all the difference in the world to make this event enjoyable for your family.
Arrive early with kids so they can get upfront and in the middle otherwise they will never get to see anything. Steer clear of the sides closest to the stores. They are the main arteries by which people jostle for position and it seems no one ever stays put...more
Reviewed on 12/28/2011
Although crowded, this is a great event in Burlington and great way to start the holiday season. Like the others said, arrive early to get a good spot and leave the stroller at home and bring the backpack- too many people to try to navigate through.
Reviewed on 11/29/2008
Both kids and adults thoroughly enjoyed themselves...this is a classic event and very family-friendly. It does get a bit crowded, but we arrived at 5:10pm and easily managed a spot up front. It's worth coming a bit early for this convenience. Also, there was a spot right in front reserved for kids...it was hard to see with the crowd, but we just pointed our kids in the right direction and they squirmed in there. Tom Messner (the happy weather...more
Reviewed on 11/28/2008
This tree-lighting event is a "bright spot" in Burlington. Crowded but family-friendly, the community is at its finest as young and old, toddlers and school-age kids, enjoy the festive season kick-off. If you're going to brave just one of the Church Street crowds, this is definitely one to consider.