The season will kick off at 7 p.m. Friday, November 24 with the annual Lighting Ceremony, sponsored by the Noblesville Chamber of Commerce. This event, held at the Hamilton County Judicial Center, 1 Hamilton County Square, is always a hit with families and includes special holiday music, a reading of "The Night Before Christmas" by Mayor John Ditslear with special guests, and of course, the lighting of the beautiful downtown lights and Christmas tree. The ceremony will take place inside with the tree lighting on the courthouse square.
A new addition to the event is the showing of "It's A Wonderful Life." The 1946 Frank Capra classic starring James Stewart will be screened in the historic courthouse's second floor courtroom by the Noblesville Preservation Alliance and Hamilton County TV. Seating is limited to 100 guests and no food or drink is allowed in the courtroom.
Prior to the lighting ceremony, Noblesville Main Street will feature more than 20 ice sculptures as part of the annual Ice Festival around the courthouse square. Beginning at 5 p.m. the public can view the pieces and receive complimentary hot chocolate while supplies last. The ice sculptures will remain on display as weather permits. Ice carving demonstrations will be performed by the Indiana Ice Studio that evening.