Join us downtown for the return of Erie's larger-than-life Holiday tradition: Downtown d'Lights!

Come see Santa Claus light up Perry Square and our Downtown Holiday Tree with incredible professional lighting and enjoy entertainment and refreshments in Perry Square throughout the evening! This FREE Holiday event starts at 5:00 PM with holiday music, the Holiday Village Shops in West Perry Square, and a live-cut tree and wreath sale by Mason Farms in East Perry Square! The Warner Theater will light up its brand new marquee at 7:00 PM!

Enjoy a brand new fountain topper in East Perry Square brought to you by the Perry Square Alliance!

Santa and Mayor Joe Schember will arrive via horse-drawn carriage at 6:00 PM and help light up the park on stage! After that, Santa will be available to meet with kids during the Santa Experience in Perry Square! Free horse-drawn carriage rides will take visitors to and from the expERIEnce Children's Museum and around Perry Square to see the lights. Keep an eye out for special Letters to Santa Mailboxes throughout Downtown Erie in the next few weeks. Santa will be picking up letters from these mailboxes during the event and taking them straight back to the North Pole!

UPMC Hamot will be offering COVID-19 Pfizer vaccines at Downtown d’Lights on Friday, December 3 from 5 -8pm.   If you are 5 years of age and older, you are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. If you are eligible for the COVID-19 booster, you MUST present your COVID vaccination card at this off campus event.  UPMC encourages everyone who is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. 

Huge thanks to our title sponsor UPMC Health Plan! This event couldn't happen without your generous support. It will be a fun-filled and magical evening in Downtown Erie with something for everyone to enjoy.

Join us as we expand this tradition that for years has brought people of all faiths, ages, and backgrounds together in a huge Holiday celebration!