2021 City of Elyria Festival of Lights

(Elyria, OH) - The City of Elyria’s Festival of Lights tradition will be held Saturday, December 4th, from 3:00-7:30 p.m.

The event — hosted in partnership with Elyria Sunrise Rotary, Elyria Parks and Recreation Department, The Elyria Fire Department, and LifeCare Ambulance — will take place in-person at Ely Square as well as inside City Hall.

This year goodie bags will be handed out to children, and families are encouraged to bring their letters to Santa.

This year, families can anticipate:

• Ice Sculptures

• Petting Zoo

• Book Distribution

• Hot Chocolate

• Take home craft project

• Goodie bags courtesy of Elyria Sunrise Rotary

• Food Trucks

• Holiday Movies in Council Chambers


3:00-6:00 pm | Ely Square Festival of Lights

5:30 pm | Here Comes Santa Claus: Santa makes his way to Ely Square - Santa will be dropped off on 2nd Street in front of the Old Court House

6:00 pm | Light The City: Santa and Mayor Whitfield go to the Ely Square Stage area to address the crowd and turn the lights on in the city

6:00 - 7:30pm | Santa Greetings: Santa will wave, greet children and families at the stage. Families and children will stand in front of the stage area where pictures can be taken (families use their own cameras). Rotary helpers will direct children and families through the passing area and distribute “goodie bags” to children and collect any lists they may have for Santa. Santa and helpers will remain until all families have had a chance to pass by (or until 8:00 / 8:30) In addition to the Festival of Lights, The Elyria Winter Market will be open Saturday's this holiday season from November 27th - December 18th

10:00 am - 5:00 pm inside City Hall (131 Court Street) including Saturday, December 4th during the Festival of Lights

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