LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Downtown Lafayette will be transformed into a winter wonderland this Saturday (Oct 31) when volunteers install holiday lights, banners and decorations.
Nearly one hundred volunteers from the IBEW Local 668 (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers) and the NECA (National Electrical Contractors Association) will install special lighting on the Tippecanoe County courthouse dome, Riehle Plaza, the community tree, and other places throughout downtown. Holiday banners and lighted snowflakes will be installed on light poles as well.
The lighting effort, organized by Greater Lafayette Commerce and sponsored by Lafayette Savings Bank, Cook Medical and Landis + Gyr, will take place Saturday, October 31 beginning at 8:00 am.
The decorations will remain unlit until the official Holiday Lighting Celebration and Community Sing on Saturday, December 5th. The lighting ceremony will follow the last scene from A Christmas Carol at the conclusion of Dickens of a Christmas between 5:25-6:00 pm.
The holiday decorations will remain lit through the first of the new year.
Dickens of a Christmas will be in Downtown Lafayette-West Lafayette from 10:00 am – 9:00 pm on December 5.
Other upcoming holiday events include Merchant Holiday Open House on November 13 and 14 and the Christmas Parade on December 6. For more information, please contact Jane Ness or Erin Nelson at GLC, 765/742-4044.