Kick off the holiday season with a visit from Santa,
children’s wonderland village, and our twilight holiday parade!
Kick off the holiday season with a visit from Santa, children’s wonderland village, and our twilight holiday parade!
Join us in Broad Ripple on Sunday, December 6, from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. for the annual Broad Ripple Lights Up! Holiday Festival and Parade, sponsored by Howald Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing.
Broad Ripple Lights Up! features a Wonderland Village sponsored by The Bungalow which includes holiday-themed activities for children, visits with Santa Claus, live reindeer, musical entertainment and food trucks. Also enjoy Indianapolis’ only twilight parade, sponsored by David Electric, then tour the Village and see over 10,000 holiday lights!
Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020
Activities from 3 to 5 p.m.
Parade at 5:30 p.m.
Wonderland Kids Village
Guilford Avenue just north of Westfield Boulevard
next to the Broad Ripple Firehouse.
Starts at the Monon Trail on Broad Ripple Avenue and heads west, turns near College Avenue and then heads east on Westfield Avenue and ends at Winthrop Avenue.
All are invited to enjoy the FREE children’s activities at the Wonderland Village, including a visit with Santa!
Then find a spot along the parade route to enjoy the parade.
Holiday Fun for All!
Broad Ripple Lights Up Children’s Wonderland Village, sponsored by The Bungalow, will be located on Guilford Avenue just north of Westfield Boulevard next to the Firehouse. FREE Holiday-themed activities for the kids will be available including making ornaments, jingle-bell necklaces, bookmarks, coloring books, gingerbread men, and cookie decorating. Also enjoy a variety of food and drink from local Food Trucks.
Enjoy a visit with Santa and have a photo taken. See live reindeer provided by 317 Burger! Enjoy music from Ruditoonz provided by Hotel Broad Ripple. A face painter will also be there for a nominal charge.
Broad Ripple Lights Up Twilight Parade, sponsored by David Electric, is the city’s ONLY night-time parade. Parade units are festively decorated and lighted, making it a unique experience for families.
The parade starts at Broad Ripple Ave. and the Monon Trail at 5:30 PM. Find a viewing station on the map below.
You are invited to walk with Santa in the parade! When Santa passes you in the parade, file in behind him and follow him to the Broad Ripple Firehouse.
Enjoy the Holiday Lights in Broad Ripple! After the parade, follow Santa back to the Wonderland Village and join in one last Christmas Carol and then take a tour of the holiday lights in the Village, where you will see over 10,000 lights! We suggest you head north from the Firehouse on Guilford Avenue over the Rainbow Bridge, where you will see the new snowflake lights hanging on the Canal Esplanade street lights. Then head west on the Esplanade to see the lighted trees. Head south when you get to the light blue pedestrian bridge over the canal with the new string lights and you will soon see the 30-foot lighted tree at the intersection of College and Broad Ripple Avenues. Lights are brought to you by the BRVA and their generous members.
Plan your day
Visit Broad Ripple Village and you will find restaurants, shops, and parking before you arrive. Be sure to post your pictures and updates for your friends can see how much fun your having! Use #BRLightsUp and @Broad_Ripple.