Article Via The Inlander

All season long, Riverfront Park is the spot for fun holiday activities. Everything starts at 4 pm on Nov. 27 with the NUMERICA TREE LIGHTING CELEBRATION. Before the official lighting at 6 pm, you can enjoy food trucks, live entertainment and info booths at the plaza next to the Numerica Skate Ribbon. The ribbon will be open, too, so you can don your skates and head out on the ice, warmed by a free cup of hot cocoa courtesy of Starbucks.

That celebration also marks the start of LIGHT UP THE NIGHT. Part of this event is the Trail of Lights, a self-guided tour that wends through existing features like the Balazs Fountain, all illuminated for the holidays. In addition, the Community Tree Display showcases about 40 trees around the park that local nonprofits have decorated. Over at the Pavilion, you’ll be able to catch a spectacular LED LIGHT SHOW every evening from sunset to 10 pm through Jan. 3.

And don’t forget the downtown Business Improvement District’s FREE CARRIAGE RIDES sponsored by Wheatland Bank, as well as the RIVERFRONT PARK WINTER MARKET (Nov. 17, Dec. 1, 8, 15 and 22) featuring farmers, artisans and crafters from around the region inside the Pavilion lobby.