INDIANAPOLIS — WTHR-TV and Downtown Indy, Inc. flipped the switch on the 60th Anniversary of Circle of Lights presented by IBEW 481.
For six decades, Hoosiers have gathered on Monument Circle to celebrate the start of the holiday season with the lighting of the monument.
"Every year at this time, IBEW 481 turns Monument Circle into a beautifully lit hearth, open to everyone," said Mayor Joe Hogsett.
It was hosted by 13News anchors, Chuck Lofton and Felicia Lawrence, live from Monument Circle with Santa Claus.
"We are proud to bring our communities together, whether they are gathered downtown or watching it live on WTHR," said Michael Brouder, WTHR-TV President and General Manager. "On this very special year, we are thrilled to ring in the holiday season together with Downtown Indy, Inc. and IBEW 481."
"We can't wait to welcome people back Downtown to celebrate the holiday season – and with the help of WTHR, we know it will be one of the most exciting shows yet!" said Taylor Schaffer, Downtown Indy, Inc. president and CEO.
Circle of Lights by the Numbers:
- 60 years
- 52 garland strands
- 4,784 colored lights
- Approximately 200 volunteers
- Six cameras used in the broadcast
- 18 hours to setup for the broadcast
Circle of Lights® decor pays tribute to the military. Each bulb color represents a branch of the United States Military:
- Army – green
- Air Force – clear
- Marines – red
- Navy – blue
- Coast Guard – yellow