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Tree Lighting Ceremony

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at OWA. 🎄 Kick off the season at our 5th annual Tree Lighting Ceremony!

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
Free Event in Downtown OWA

Produced in collaboration with Seward Studios.

Enjoy a snowy Tree Lighting ceremony with Christmas music playing through the streets of Downtown. This remarkable holiday experience is filled with ceremonious live entertainment followed by an epic lighting of OWA’s giant, 36-foot-tall Christmas tree, snowfall and fireworks display.

Schedule of Events
Saturday, November 20

  • 5-6pm Holiday Music.
  • 6-6:30pm Holiday aerialist performance to Christmas music, presented by Seward Studios.
  • 6:30pm OWA Tree Lighting.
  • 7pm Christmas-themed fireworks.
  • 7-7:30pm Snowfall in Downtown OWA.
  • 7-8:30pm Grab a photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus immediately following the Tree Lighting Ceremony.

More on OWA Tree Lighting

Listen closely to a compelling rendition of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas as the shimmering Christmas tree comes to life! Once the tree is lit, guests will be able to watch a beautiful Christmas themed firework show and experience snow falling!

Take in the twinkling streets, snowfall and holiday music.  Immediately following the lighting of the tree, a magnificent fireworks show will ring in the festivities as you stroll lakeside and enjoy the scrumptious eats and treats in Downtown OWA.

Other Things to See and Do at OWA

Arrive early to enjoy a full day of fun! The Park will open at noon. We’ve added seasonal treats like fried apples prepared fresh for you at the Veranda. Enjoy lunch at one of the many Downtown OWA restaurants and sweeten the night with a cuppa The Spice & Tea Exchange’s famous hot chocolate!

Start your Christmas shopping early and stop by some of the incredible spots for gift-giving like Native Treasures, The Spice & Tea Exchange, Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen Gift Shop, Fairhope Soap Company, and Body Tune Plus. And the night isn’t over yet! For those that prefer experiences over things, grab a gift certificate before catching a live show from Brandon Styles or Legends In Concert!