Broad Ripple Lights Up!

Head to Broad Ripple Village on Sunday, December 3, from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. for the 11th annual Broad Ripple Lights Up! Holiday Festival and Parade.


Broad Ripple Lights Up! features a Kids Wonderland activity village, live entertainment, Indianapolis’ only twilight parade, and a holiday light display lighting ceremony along the brand new Canal Esplanade (north bank of the Central Canal between Guilford Ave. and College Ave.). Get all the details at

The Free Family Fun Includes:

Kids’ Wonderland Village

3:00 p.m to 5:00 p.m. at Canal Esplanade and Fresh Thyme Farmers Market

Bring the kids to explore the Kids’ Wonderland Village where you’ll find all sorts of fun activities, visits with Santa, entertainment, and food and drink. All the fantastic offerings at the Kids Wonderland are FREE.

Twilight Parade

5:30 p.m.

The city’s ONLY night-time parade. All parade units are festively decorated and lighted, making it a unique experience for families and a wonderful way for the community to ring in the holiday season. The parade starts at Broad Ripple Avenue and the Monon Trail, heads west on Broad Ripple Ave. and circles back to head east on Westfield Blvd. to Winthrop Ave. Spectators are invited to join in the parade and walk with Santa to the Canal Esplanade for the Lighting Ceremony. Visit to view the parade route.

Lighting Ceremony

6:00 pm along the Canal Esplanade

The culmination of the Broad Ripple Lights Up! festival is the Lighting Ceremony. We have a NEW LOCATION this year! This year, in celebration of the newly completed improvements, we will have our lighting ceremony on the Canal Esplanade. The Canal Esplanade is the linear park and trail on the north bank of the Central Canal between College Avenue and Guilford Avenue. After the parade, make your way to the Canal Esplanade to help Santa count down to light the display. The lighting ceremony takes place at approximately 6:00 pm.

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Broad Ripple Lights Up! is an event of the Broad Ripple Village Association (BRVA) and is made possible by Howald Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing with support from ACE Preparatory, Amazon, Broad Ripple Magazine, Broad Ripple Realty, David Electric, Fresh Thyme Farmers Market, LOR Corporation, Mid Town Trees, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, and Refined Renovations.


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