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Lighting Ceremony on Broadway

Friday, Nov. 18, 2022

5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Broadway District

The annual Lighting Ceremony on Broadway is the official kick-off to the holiday season in the Broadway District! The official countdown to the illumination will be officiated by Green Bay Mayor Eric Genrich at 5:30pm at the corner of Broadway and East Hubbard St. Broadway businesses will be open for visitors to browse and get a start on their holiday shopping. This family-friendly event will have something for everyone: horse drawn sleigh ride, carolers, holiday window displays, and plenty of holiday spirit.

Event Programming:

Outside on West Hubbard St:

  • Listen to the Mayor speak and countdown the lighting of the district lights and the holiday tree at 5:30pm
  • Listen to Preble High School, PlaybyPlay Theater, and the Bayport Carolers sing
  • Watch the Seymour Dance Team perform
  • Cozy up by the fire and watch a short flick on the big screen!  Movies start at 6:30pm and run till 9pm
    • Films include The Smurfs' A Christmas Carol and The Happy Elf
  • Visit with the reindeer from 5:30-7:30pm
  • Look for the pickle in the Holiday Tree
  • Snap a photo with the Redfish vintage truck
  • Get s'mores from the Odd Fellow Rebekah Home Association
  • Check out Tundraland and Renewal By Andersen's displays

Outside on East Hubbard St:

  • Hop on the horse drawn sleigh ride around the district from 5:30-7:30pm
  • Learn more about the Salvation Army and their mission

Inside Old Fort Square (211 N. Broadway St.)

  • Tell Santa what's on your Christmas List this year and get your photo taken
  • Meet the Snow Sisters from The Princess Co.
  • Listen to the Oneida Hymn Singers
  • Make a snowflake ornament
  • Get a buñuelo and make a piñata with Casa ALBA Melanie

Inside Kavarna Coffeehouse (143 N. Broadway St.)

  • Decorate a Christmas cookie
  • Grab some hot chocolate

Inside Broadway Businesses:

Santa is letting his elves come to Green Bay a bit early this year... They'll be hiding in 8 different Broadway businesses for the duration of the Lighting Ceremony! Bring your little ones to Old Fort Square during the event to pick up their scavenger hunt maps, or click on the image to the below to print your own!













On Broadway is launching a pilot series of a Christkindlmarket on the same night as the Lighting Ceremony on Broadway. The market will take place in Red Sculpture Park from 5 to 9 p.m. 



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