Little Italy Tree Lighting & Christmas Village

Saturday, December 5, 2015 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm

The Little Italy Association is proud to present the 16th Annual Little Italy Tree Lighting & Christmas Village.  This year, the festivities will be held on W. Fir between Columbia and Kettner 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 Little Italy Fire Engine 3, to take complimentary photos with attendees.  Be sure to get there early, because Santa will only be taking photos between 4:00om 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.  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 tree is lit, be sure to stick around for more shopping, entertainment, and holiday cheer.

The evening schedule can be found below.

Evening Schedule

4:00pm-8:00pm | Little Italy Mercato vendors selling holiday gifts

4:00pm-6:30pm | Santa arrives and will be taking pictures with the children and families

5:15pm-5:30pm | Announcements

5:30pm | Tree Lighting Ceremony

Entertainment Schedule

4:00pm-6:00pm | Holiday performance by Kaleidoscope Carolers

5:00pm-5:15pm | Holiday performance by Washington Elementary students

5:30pm-8:00pm | Holiday performance by The Pizarro Brothers

Sponsor A Poinsettia

If you are interested in sponsoring 1, 2, 5 or 15+ poinsettia(s), for $10 each and getting your name/family name/company name on the donor sign, please call Chris Gomez at 619-233-3898.

Visa, MasterCard, Discover and AMEX accepted.

The Little Italy Association is a 501(c)(3).  Donations to the Association are tax deductible.

Deadline to submit your name for sign is Tuesday, December 1st. 

Event Sponsorship

If you are interested in being a sponsor or vendor at the Little Italy Tree Lighting & Christmas, please contact Chris Gomez at 619-233-3898 or email him at

2015 Sponsors