2023 Tree Lighting Ceremony Downtown

Join the City for a Tree Lighting Ceremony on Tuesday, November 21. The celebration will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Water Street in front of the large floodwall opening between Broadway and Jefferson Street. To kick off the 2023 holiday season, the Paducah Board of Commissioners will “flip the switch” to illuminate the 26-foot tall Christmas tree at approximately 6 p.m.  The Celebration includes performances by Clark Elementary's Stomp teams and Concord Elementary's choir group, the Singsations. Parks and Recreation will have a craft table. Plus, there will be hot chocolate. 

Also, lights across downtown will glow for the holiday season including City Hall, Locomotive 1518 near the Carson Center, the Santa House, Broadway and Jefferson streets, and the downtown gazebo.

Water Street will be closed between Broadway and Jefferson for the event.

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