Carson’s Coloring Contest will determine who will “flip the switch” at Circle of Lights

That magical moment is quickly approaching where one lucky child will have the opportunity to “flip the switch” atDowntown Indy, Inc.’s Circle of Lights® presented by IBEW #481 on Friday, Nov.  25. Children ages 3 – 12 can enter the Carson’s Coloring Contest, which runs now through Nov. 14by decorating the official coloring sheet of a large holiday light bulb.


Carson’s and Downtown Indy, Inc. invite children from all over Indiana to participate. Once again, five $529 CollegeChoice 529 Direct Savings Plans will be awarded to five finalists, based on creativity. Additionally, the finalists will receive a $100 gift card from Carson’s. One “grand prize winner” will receive an additional $1,000 courtesy of Carson’s towards a scholarship and will appear on stage with Santa to help light the Monument.

“Carson’s is thrilled to sponsor the Coloring Contest again this year giving children across the state of Indiana a chance to be a part of the Circle of Lights lighting ceremony,” said Jacky Howlett, Carson’s store manager. “Attending The Circle of Lights celebration is a family holiday tradition and we are happy to be part of the celebration.”

Pick up a coloring sheet through Nov. 14 at Carson’s Circle Centre, or any Indiana Carson’s store location, or the IBEW #481 main office. Print additional copies at Carson’s Facebook page or The sheet will also be available in the IndyStar in early November or online at

Return Carson’s Coloring Contest entries by noon Nov. 14 to:

  • Carson’s, Circle Centre, One W. Washington Street, Indianapolis, street level, adjacent to the escalator;
  • Mail or Drop Off to: IBEW #481, 1828 N. Meridian St., Ste. 205, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Coloring Contest partners include Carson’s Department Store, CollegeChoice 529, WTHR, IndyStar and Circle Centre Mall.

About our partners:

As the presenting partner of Circle of Lights®, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) #481 represents more than 3,200 electrical workers. IBEW #481 provides the needed expertise, highly trained workforce, safety and dedication to help build many of Central Indiana’s premiere education, health care, utility and logistics projects.  Visit

About The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.

The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., with corporate headquarters in York, Pennsylvania and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, operates 267 stores, which includes 9 furniture galleries and five clearance centers, in 26 states in the Northeast, Midwest and upper Great Plains under the Bon-Ton, Bergner’s, Boston Store, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s and Younkers nameplates.  The stores offer a broad assortment of national and private brand fashion apparel and accessories for women, men and children, as well as cosmetics and home furnishings.  The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. is an active and positive participant in the communities it serves.

For store locations and information visit Join the conversation and be inspired by following Carson’s on FacebookTwitterInstagramPinterest and the fashion, beauty and lifestyle blog, #LoveStyle. .

The CollegeChoice 529 Direct Savings Plan is a tax-advantaged education savings program that gives Hoosiers a wide variety of low-cost investment opportunities. Contributions to a CollegeChoice account grow tax-deferred and can be withdrawn tax-free when used for a qualified education expense. Additionally, Hoosiers are eligible for a 20 percent, up to a $1,000, state income tax credit each year on their contributions.

Circle of Lights® is an official program of Downtown Indy, Inc. which focuses on three areas: development, management and marketing to advance Downtown as a great place to live, learn, work and play.

Downtown Indy, Inc.’s Circle of Lights® presented by IBEW #481 will take place Friday, Nov. 25 on Monument Circle from 6 – 8 p.m. More than 100,000 holiday enthusiasts are expected to attend Indiana’s largest, annual, free public gathering now in its 54th year. Central Indiana entertainers selected from statewide auditions and Josh Kaufman will perform and Santa will make his first official appearance of the 2016 season. Take a picture with larger-than-life toy soldiers and sailors and peppermint sticks adorning Monument Circle.

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