Saturday, November 25

Mayor Don Walters is excited to announce that the City of Cuyahoga Falls will host the 2023 Tree Lighting Celebration on Saturday, November 25, 2023, at City Hall, 2310 Second Street.

“The city is delighted to continue this holiday tradition for our residents,” stated Mayor Walters. “This year, we’re taking the community on a magical North Pole Adventure with eight different stations for the community to visit jam-packed with characters, activities, and holiday giveaways.”

Festivities will begin at 4:00 p.m. with ice carving demonstrations, crafts, train rides, and live reindeer. Santa Claus and Mayor Walters will arrive by fire truck and light the tree at City Hall at 6:15 p.m., followed by fireworks from the Natatorium parking lot. Ice skating at the Downtown Plaza, photo opportunities, and food trucks will be available throughout the event. 

The ice rink at the Downtown Plaza will be open for skating on Saturday, November 25, from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is free. Skate rental is $5. Visit for complete ice rink hours and more information. 

To accommodate the Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration, there will be the following parking restrictions and road closures:

  • The Natatorium parking lot will be closed Friday, November 24, from 10 p.m. to Saturday, November 25 at 10 p.m.
  • Stow Avenue between Second and Third Streets will be closed on Saturday, November 25, from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. 
  • Second Street between Portage Trail and Oakwood Drive, Oakwood Drive between Second and Fourth Streets, Third Street between Wadsworth Avenue and Oakwood Drive, and Stow Avenue between Front and Second Streets will be closed on Saturday, November 25, from noon to 9 p.m.
  • Fourth Street between Stow Avenue and Oakwood Drive will be closed from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

For more information about the Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration and to view the North Pole Adventure map, please follow the link below:

Adventure Map