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Circle of Lights

Posted on 12.11.2013

Photo by Ben Zefeng


>>  The moment has finally arrived, and now the world’s largest non-tree Christmas tree is lit. For 51 years, the Circle of Lights has been a wonderful display to bring in the holiday season. No matter how old you are or how many times you’ve seen the tree, it is exciting to see Monument Circle all lit up every year for the holidays. The 242-foot tree is completed with 4,784 lights and 52 garland strands that dazzle Monument Circle. Downtown was packed Nov. 29 as thousands of Hoosiers came out, braving the cold to sing and celebrate the beginning of the Christmas season. It was a night full of entertainment, and even Santa Claus himself took time away from the North Pole to say hello to the crowd. After the tree was lit, one would think Monument Circle could not get any brighter, but then fireworks filled the night sky. The Circle of Lights is a spectacular sight that is unique to Indiana, a tradition that all Hoosiers should experience some time in their life.


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