Annual Tree Lighting and Santa's Arrival


Mayor Dave Wood and the Small Business Saturday Committee have announced that the arrival of Santa and the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place in downtown Mishawaka on the northwest lawn of the Mishawaka Police Station on Small Business Saturday, November 24 at 6:00pm. This year’s Christmas tree was graciously donated from the Mishawaka home of Gloria Rickey.

Santa and the Mayor will arrive on a decorated fire truck along with VIP guests from the Habitat for Humanity Carter Work Project who will have the honor of lighting the Christmas Tree. The procession will leave the Union Street Fire Station and make its way to the downtown tree arriving around 6:00pm.

Small Business Saturday opens with a marketplace happening at the Knights of Columbus from 10:00am to 4:00pm. At 5:00pm, festivities begin around the downtown tree with live music featuring Ignition Brass while the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council serves hot chocolate and cookies. The Real Grille Food Truck, provided by Real Services, will have snacks and other entrées available for purchase. All proceeds from the Real Grille Food Truck help support Real Service initiatives throughout the year.

A further list of events can be found on the Small Business Saturday Mishawaka Facebook page.