Annual Tree Lighting

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Grab your family and friends and get into the holiday spirit at the Hilliard Tree Lighting on Sunday, Dec. 1 from 4 – 6:30 p.m.!

This year’s celebration marks the 30th annual Tree Lighting in Old Hilliard. The evening will be full of fun and free festivities for all to enjoy at Hilliard’s Station Park, Main Street, the Historical Village, and the Hilliard Civic and Cultural Arts Center.

The event is walkable, but a trolley will also be available from the Chase Bank parking lot to the Historical Village.

Convenient and free parking is available at the Franklin County Fairgrounds, the lot at Madison and Wayne Streets, and the Makoy Center. Handicap parking will be available at the First Responders Park lot.

Be sure to check back for more information as the event grows closer.

2019 City of Hilliard’s Tree Lighting Highlights

Hilliard’s Station Park

  • Balloon twister
  • Face painting
  • Giant snow globe
  • Hilliard Arts Council strolling carolers
  • Hilliard Bradley Shades of Blue
  • Hilliard Darby Polyphonix
  • Hilliard Youth Choir
  • Recycle Holiday Lights with the ESC
  • Santa and elves
  • Scioto Darby elementary 1st grade choir
  • Sponsor holiday hunt
  • Tree Lighting at 6:15 p.m.

Main Street

  • Cookie decorating
  • Cram the Cruiser
  • Petting zoo
  • Food trucks
  • Holiday train rides
  • Horse and carriage rides
  • Hot chocolate
  • Ice carving
  • Live reindeer
  • Cram the Cruiser by donating new winter garments for Hilliard City Schools students
  • Stilt walkers
  • Visit with sponsors

Historical Village

  • Balloon twister
  • Face painting
  • Holiday music
  • Mrs. Claus and elves in the schoolhouse
  • Visit the historical buildings with docents
  • Write a letter to Santa

Civic and Cultural Arts Center

Empty Bowls Project will be selling hot bowls of soup and crackers from 4 – 6:30 p.m. at the Hilliard Civic and Cultural Arts Center on 5425 Center Street. Bowls are $10/adult and $5/kids 12 and under. Each purchase receives a handcrafted bowl decorated by a Hilliard high schools art students. All proceeds benefit the Hilliard Food Pantry, devoted to fight hunger in our community. Thank you to Columbus Clay and Buckeye Ceramics for their generous donations  for the Empty Bowls Project.

Cram the Cruiser

Help us fill a Hilliard Cruiser with new winter garments at the Hilliard Tree Lighting. All collections will benefit students at Hilliard City Schools, from preschool to 12th grade.

Clothes we’ll be collecting:

  • Sweatpants
  • Coats
  • Gloves
  • Hats
  • Sweaters
  • Jackets
  • Scarves
  • Socks

Recycle Holiday Lights

Bring your old holiday lights to the Tree Lighting and recycle them. Hilliard’s Environmental Sustainability Commission will safely dispose of all lights collected. A box will be located at Hilliard’s Station Park during the Tree Lighting for all residents to drop their holiday lights off.

30th Annual Hilliard Tree Lighting Map

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2018 Tree Lighting & Holiday Hop


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