Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Returns


(November 3, 2023) — Mayor Lloyd Winnecke will welcome the start of the holiday season with the lighting of the City of Evansville’s official Christmas tree in front of the Civic Center on Thursday, November 16, 2023, at 5 p.m.

The Bosse High School Choir will perform, and Mayor Winnecke will offer a few remarks before starting the countdown to turn on the Christmas tree lights. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Special thanks to Sterling Industrial Contractors, Inc. for donating the crew and equipment to cut down the tree. Evansville Police Department officers will direct traffic throughout the tree’s commute to the Civic Center.

The tree is expected to arrive Downtown Monday morning, November 5. It will be decorated with approximately 25,000 lights donated by Advanced Network and Computer Services and topped with a lighted “e” signifying everyone is welcome.

The Christmas tree will remain on display in front of the Civic Center building throughout the holiday season and will be removed sometime after January 1, 2024.