NOVEMBER 25, 2023 from 4 - 7 PM, DEPOT PARK
All are welcome to the Livingston Tourism Business Improvement District's 3rd Annual Light Up Livingston Celebration on Saturday, November 25, 2023 from 4-7 pm. This event is in conjunction with Small Business Saturday and we encourage everyone to enjoy the wonderful shops, restaurants and bars in Downtown Livingston before and after the Light Up Livingston festivities. There are still event volunteer slots open, text 406.222.4848 with your availability!
All are invited to this free community event to kick off the magical holiday season in Livingston. There are many giveaways and the only costs are for food and drinks. The Depot Park trees will be lit during the event with over 100,000 lights on 36 trees and they will Light Up Livingston through the New Year, thanks to the Holiday Lights Committee and donors, and Downtown is lit up with 90 large light pole snowflake lights thanks to the Downtown Livingston Business Improvement District, Tourism Business Improvement District and Holiday Lights Committee. New this year: cash machine inside the Depot, Chair massages from Ancient Elements Massage & Therapeutics inside the Depot, community sing-along, alergy-friendly food truck with hot chocolate from Lammy's Cooking, Trackside (formerly Uncorked) will be open with beer and wine, plus MORE lights on trees!
Light Up Livingston features fun for the whole family fun including:
* Holiday Scavenger Hunt Downtown with prize drawing - search for candy cane icons in participating businesses, bring your Small Business Saturday Scavenger Hunt Card to the Explore Livingston tent by 5 pm after finding the candy cane icon in at least 8 participating businesses for a drawing of hundreds of dollars in gift cards and prizes from local small businesses and swag from the Tourism Business Improvement District, must be present to win! Learn more.
* Free kids activities and crafts inside the Depot organized by Links for Learning
🎄Free crafts for kids include: Letters to Santa, Holiday Card Coloring, Elf and Reindeer Candy Cane crafts, beaded candy cane ornaments, and holiday-themed games.
❄Candy Cane hunt kicks off at 4 pm with hundreds of candy canes hid in the Depot Park by the Livingston Recreation Department
❄Model Railroad Club will be running their trains downstairs in the basement between the Gourmet Cellar and the Depot (only 20 people at a time at the exhibit, thanks for waiting for turns to visit!)
❄ Livingston Park High Chamber Choir will sing carols until Santa arrives, then there will be a community carol singalong near the Christmas Tree!
❄Meet Elsa from Frozen, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and Frosty the Snowman and take holiday photos.
❄Tree Lighting Ceremony at 5:30 pm with Santa magically turns on the thousands of lights in the Depot Park
🎅 After 5:30 Santa will head inside the Depot to meet children with help from his entourage of elves (parents welcome to take photos of their children with Santa) Score a chair massage from Ancient Elements Massage & Therapeutics
📸Faces-in-holes Christmas Rail photo board
Food & Drinks:
🌮 Great Food Trucks; Livingston's own Bad Burger with Smash Burgers and Fries, and alergy-friendly Lammy's Cookin' with gluten- and dairy free hot chocolate, steak bites, chicken strips, and fries.
☕️ The Livingston Depot Center tent: hot chocolate and hot cider to raise funds for the Depot Foundation
🥃 Get your hot drinks spiked by the Office Lounge and Liquor store at their tent near the hot cocoa tent
* The Livingston Tourism Business Improvement District will be giving away holiday scarves, collectible tumblers, candy cane striped hats, Light Up Livingston tree ornaments, safety reflectors, and more!
* Holiday Lights of Livingston, a community-funded nonprofit that lights the Depot trees, will be in attendance. They are community funded and receive no County, City, or tax funds. Thank you for supporting their work.
Everyone is encouraged to shop, eat, drink and be merry at Downtown and area businesses. When you spend locally in Livingston, your dollars circulate seven times in the community, so we applaud everyone who supports Livingston’s small business economy.
We look forward to a bright and beautiful holiday season full of events and opportunities to support Livingston businesses.
Light Up Livingston is a collaboration of the Livingston Tourism Business Improvement District, Livingston Convention & Visitors Bureau, and Downtown Livingston Business Improvement District (Explore Livingston Coalition), Livingston Holiday Lights Committee, the Livingston Depot Center, Livingston Parks and Recreation, LINKS for Learning, Ace Hardware of Livingston, and more.
Light Up Livingston Photos
NOTE: Livingston's Tourism Business Improvement District (TBID), in partnership with Downtown Livingston Business Improvement District (LBID) and Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) is collectively called the Explore Livingston Coalition and all are funded by downtown district property or hotel bed taxes to support Livingston's business and tourism economy. This group is not a membership-driven organization so serves all Downtown and hospitality businesses in Livingston and does not charge for their services, but rather provides services, projects, marketing, and grants supporting events that bring tourism dollars into Livingston's economy. Email email@example.com with any questions