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Behold the Hensville Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony: Nov. 17

Behold the Hensville Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony: Nov. 17

Plug in the tree. Light up the street. Let’s flip the switch to Hensville Lights! Be there on Saturday, November 17 as Hensville Lights returns for the 2018 holiday season, presented by Toledo Edison and Lexus of Toledo, and supported by NSG Group, Tireman and WTOL.



Come join the fun as St. Clair Street transforms into a winter wonderland with more than 200,000 twinkling lights. Once again, holiday lights will decorate the buildings on St. Clair Street between Washington and Monroe Streets with a special dancing light show in Hensville Park synced to music.

The Hensville Park Christmas Tree stands 45 feet tall and will be on display along the Monroe Street side of the park. With 10,000 lights, it makes a perfect photo backdrop for holiday cards.

The holiday festivities begin at 4:30 p.m. on November 17, as the celebration will include a visit from Santa Claus, strolling carolers and a special performance from the Toledo Ballet. Hensville Lights and the tree will be turning on at 6 p.m. The event is FREE and open to the public.

The Toledo Walleye hockey game against Fort Wayne follows at 7:15 p.m. at the Huntington Center.


TOY DRIVE: People coming to the tree lighting ceremony are encouraged to bring a new toy to Hensville Park, in support of WTOL's Toy Drive. Collection bins will be located in the park and at the Huntington Center. All donated toys will go to Lucas County Children Services.



Be one the first 1,000 fans into the Huntington Center on November 17 and score a special Mike Eruzione Bobblehead, courtesy of ProMedica and BCSN! MORE INFO



Businesses along St. Clair St. participating in Hensville Lights include Maloney, McHugh and Kolodgy Ltd., Holy Toledo! Tavern, Fleetwood’s Tap Room, Neighborhood Health Association, Thomas Porter Architects, 20 North Gallery and Fricker’s.

Hensville Lights will shine from Saturday, November 17 through Sunday, January 6.



Bring your appetite for pre or postgame dining and drinks in Hensville, located just a block from the Huntington Center: 

Fleetwood's Tap | Have a drink at Hensville's new craft beer bar, located on the first floor of the Fleetwood Building across the street from Fifth Third Field. Fleetwood's Tap Room features 48 beers on draft, a wide selection of whiskeys, an eclectic menu, and an outstanding outdoor patio that overlooks Hensville Park.

Holy Toledo! | Holy Toledo! Tavern combines Toledo’s rich history and warm hospitality while providing a fun gathering place for people who live, work, play, and visit downtown. Holy Toledo! Tavern captures the local flavor of our city and offer a fresh approach to casual dining.