The Little Italy Association is proud to present the 19th Annual Little Italy Tree Lighting & Christmas Village. This year, the festivities will be held on India between W. Grape and W. Cedar from 4:00pm to 8:00pm.
To kick-off the event, our special visitor from the North Pole will be riding in at 4:00pm, on a classic horse and carriage, to take complimentary photos with attendees. Be sure to get there early, because Santa will only be taking photos between 4:00pm and 6:30pm. Once you take your photos, be sure to take the little ones to the kids area, located next to Santa’s Living Room, for fun crafts with Washington Elementary STEAM Magnet School and ArtReach.
To bring the celebration together, attendees can do some holiday shopping with Little Italy Mercato vendors throughout the Christmas Village as you enjoy our holiday entertainment in front of the Piazza Basilone and in the new Piazza della Famiglia. Be sure to set you alarm for 5:30pm, because that is when we flip the switch and light our 25′ poinsettia tree at the Piazza Basilone. After the poinsettia tree is lit, we will be lighting the Piazza della Famiglia tree. Be sure to stick around for more shopping, entertainment, and holiday cheer.