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Posted on: November 15, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Kick Off the Holiday Season with Nights of Lights, Parade and Tree Lighting

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Whether you’re looking to continue annual traditions or try something new, there’s something for everyone to kick off the holiday season starting on Friday, Nov. 25 in downtown Wheaton, brought to you by the Downtown Wheaton Association and the City of Wheaton. 

Start with the return of the Nights of Lights in Adams Park, which will come to life with a park lighting at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 25. This year’s display will be more spectacular than ever, featuring a beautiful park entry display at Main Street and Wesley, more than 55,000 lights and a new animated light display at the fountain. You will be able to enjoy the lights each night from dusk to 10 p.m. throughout the holiday season. 

Wheaton’s holidays wouldn’t be the same without the tradition of the Wheaton Christmas Parade. After enjoying the Nights of Lights, find a spot for the lighted parade, which steps off at 6 p.m. near Wheaton City Hall, travelling south on Wheaton Avenue and west on Front Street.

Once the parade is over, travel over to the new pavilion on Liberty Drive, where we’ll count down the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. Marvel at a 22-foot lighted tree, enjoy music and more in the beautiful new pavilion near Liberty and Main Street. Activities will start at approximately 6:45 p.m. with the tree lighting at 7 p.m.

For more information on these events and more throughout the entire holiday season, visit the Downtown Wheaton Association’s website.


  • Nights of Lights: Starts at 4:30 p.m., Adams Park, Main Street & Wesley Street
  • Wheaton Christmas Parade: 6 p.m., Starts at City Hall, then south on Wheaton Avenue and west on Front Street
  • Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony: 7 p.m., Pavilion at Main & Liberty Drive

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