Location: Ottawa Park Ice Rink, 2015 Parkside Dr.

Date: Sunday, December 3

Time: 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Join us in celebrating the holiday season at the City of Toledo's Annual Holiday Tree Lighting event! Experience the magic of this festive family gathering with games, arts and crafts, and captivating musical performances. In the true spirit of the holidays, we're also collecting non-perishable food items to support local food banks. Don't miss the chance to meet Santa Claus and other beloved holiday characters before the magical tree-lighting moment at 6:15 p.m. It's a joyous occasion you won't want to miss!

Holiday Character Meet and Greets

  • Elsa, Cindy Lu Who, and the Grinch, 4 to 7 p.m.
  • Santa Claus, 5 to 7 p.m.

Holiday activities

  • Free ice skating (weather dependent) 3-4:30/5-6:30 p.m.
  • Ice Carving Demonstration
  • Arts, Crafts, and Games
  • Ugly Sweater Contest
  • Cookie Decorating
  • Toledo Police Department CSO
  • Toledo Fire and Rescue Demo Truck

Musical performances

  • Rogers High School Vocal Ensemble, 3:15 to 3:45 p.m.
  • Scott High School Choir, 5 to 5:30 p.m.
  • Waite High School Show Choir and Scott High School Choir, 5:45 to 6:15 p.m.
  • My5tery Music Drumline and Step Team, 6:15 to 7 p.m.

Food and snacks

  • Free smores, popcorn, and hot chocolate
  • Pizza available for purchase by the slice

Non-Perishable Food Drive

We are proud to partner with Monroe Street Neighborhood Center and HOPE Food Pantry to collect canned and non-perishable food items to help those in need for the holidays. If you're joining us at the holiday event, consider bringing along a can or non-perishable food item per person.

Examples of acceptable food items:

  • Boxed items: Macaroni and cheese, rice, pasta
  • Canned items: Tuna, fruit, vegetables, soup
  • Item is within its sell by date

Volunteers Needed

Do you want to be part of creating a memorable holiday event? We're on the lookout for dedicated volunteers to assist with event activities, parking, and setup/tear down. Be a part of the magic! Sign up as a volunteer using the form below.

    Sign up to Volunteer

    Please provide a parent or guardians electronic signature.