Get the holidays off to a joyful start at the Tree Lighting Ceremony from 6 – 8 p.m. on Wednesday, November 16, in the O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall), 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366. At 6:30 p.m., gather in the Rotunda and join Mayor Bill Hennessy in counting down to the lighting of the City’s giant holiday tree to officially welcome Santa and launch the holiday season in O’Fallon.

Admission and activities are free. Choral and instrumental music will be performed by the Forest Park Elementary School Choir. Kids can visit Santa (parents, be sure to bring your camera), join in holiday games, make crafts and play in the bounce house, and the whole family can take a ride on the “O’Fallon Express” City Train (weather permitting). Vendors will offer hand-crafted gifts and holiday items for sale, and food and beverages will be available for purchase.

In the spirit of the season, visitors are asked to bring a few items for donation to those in need:

For more information about the Tree Lighting Ceremony, contact Festival Assistant Cody Phelps at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.%20">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 636-379-5574.