Treat your family to an evening of holiday magic at O’Fallon’s Tree Lighting Ceremony on Wednesday, November 19 from 6 – 8 p.m. A City tradition, the Tree Lighting Ceremony gets the season off to an official start at the O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall) as everyone gathers around for the countdown to the lighting of a huge Christmas tree in the rotunda and the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Parents and grandparents, be sure to bring your cameras! The evening’s fun includes hugs from Rudolph and the Gingerbread Man, the sweet sound of live choral music, visits with Santa, kids’ games and crafts, face painting and rides on the City Train (weather permitting). Vendors’ will be on hand with decorations and hand-crafted gifts for sale, and concessions will be available for purchase.

Although admission and parking are free, in the spirit of holiday giving, please bring non-perishable canned or boxed food and personal care items for donating to O’Fallon’s Cornucopia of Care food drive, which benefits local food pantries. While supplies last, a 2014 commemorative City of O’Fallon ornament will be presented to each family that donates. Also, the “Giving Tree” in the lobby will be ready for “decorations” of new winter hats, gloves, mittens, scarves and socks. The items will be distributed by the Salvation Army.

For more information about the Tree Lighting Ceremony, call 636-379-5574 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..