BUREAU DES CONGRÈS ET DU TOURISME
The Livingston Tourism Business Improvement District thanks everyone who made our 2nd Annual Light Up Livingston Celebration on Saturday, November 26, 2022 a big success with over 3,000 guests in attendance! This event is in conjunction with Small Business Saturday and we encourage everyone to enjoy the wonderful shops, restaurants and bars in Downtown Livingston before and after the Light Up Livingston festivities.
All are invited to this free community event to kick off the magical holiday season in Livingston. There are many giveaways and the only costs are for food, drink and professional family photos. The Depot Park trees will be lit during the event with 125,000 lights on 36 trees and they will Light Up Livingston through the New Year, thanks to the Holiday Lights Committee and donors, and Downtown is lit up with 90 large light pole snowflake lights thanks to the Downtown Livingston Business Improvement District, Tourism Business Improvement District and Holiday Lights Committee.
Light Up Livingston features fun for the whole family fun including:
* Holiday Scavenger Hunt Downtown with prize drawing - search for candy cane icons in participating businesses, bring your Small Business Saturday Scavenger Hunt Card to the Explore Livingston tent by 5 pm after finding the candy cane icon in at least 5 participating businesses for a drawing of hundreds of dollars of gift cards and prizes from local small businesses, must be present to win! Learn more.
* Free kids activities and crafts inside the Depot organized by Links for Learning:
🎄Letters to Santa
🎄Candy Cane Rudolph
🎄Beaded Candy Cane
🎄Coloring Holiday placemats for Loaves & Fishes, Senior Center, and other community holiday events
🎄Cinnamon Christmas Tree ornaments
🎄Nutter Butter reindeers
🎄Candy Cane Elf
❄Candy Cane hunt for hundreds of candy canes hid in the Depot Park by the Livingston Recreation Department
❄Model Railroad Club will be running their trains downstairs in the basement between the Gourmet Cellar and the Depot
❄Hayrides in the Depot parking lot with a John Deere tractor and the story book "Candy Cane Lane" will be read to riders
❄Meet Elsa from Frozen, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman, and the Grinch!
❄Candy Cane Lane StoryWalk from the Livingston Recreation Department
❄ Carols sung by the Livingston Park High Chamber Choir
❄Tree Lighting Ceremony at 5:30 pm with Santa magically turns on 125,000 lights in the Depot Park
🎅 After 5:30 Santa will head inside the Depot to meet children with help from his entourage of elves (parents welcome to take photos of their children with Santa)
📸Faces-in-holes Christmas Rail photo board
📸Professional photos in front of the lavish Christmas tree inside the Depot to raise funds for the Depot Foundation - only $12! You will receive one 4x6 print in a custom embossed card by Carla Racster to display on the mantle or to send to family and friends.
Food & Drinks:
🌮 Double T Catering menu: White Cheddar Poblano Soup, Posole, Fajita Tacos, Mexican Pork Sandwich (Torta), Soup and Sandwich Combo, Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes, Brownies, soft drinks
🌭 Lucky Dogs Hots & Brats menu: Hot Dog. Polish Sausage, Veggie Dog, Vegetarian Chili
🍦 United in Light: Wilcoxon's ice cream cones and bars, classic popsicles and ice cream bars to raise funds for their rescue draft horses
☕️ The Livingston Depot Center tent: hot chocolate, hot cider, and Neptune's Brewery beer to raise funds for the Depot Foundation
🍺 Murray Bar will sell peppermint schnapps, Bailey's and fireball to spike those hot drinks for those 21 and over
🍷Gourmet Cellar Wine & Specialty Food will have wine for sale
* The Livingston Tourism Business Improvement District will be giving away candy cane striped holiday scarves, collectible tumblers, safety reflectors, and more!
* Holiday Lights of Livingston, a community-funded nonprofit that lights the Depot trees, will be in attendance. They are community funded and receive no County, City, or grant funds. Thank you for supporting their work.
Everyone is encouraged to shop, eat, drink and be merry at Downtown and area businesses. When you spend locally in Livingston, your dollars circulate seven times in the community, so we applaud everyone who supports Livingston’s small business economy.
We look forward to a bright and beautiful holiday season full of events and opportunities to support Livingston businesses.
DISTRICT D'AMÉLIORATION DES AFFAIRES DU TOURISME
Light Up Livingston is a collaboration of the Livingston Tourism Business Improvement District, Livingston Convention & Visitors Bureau, and Downtown Livingston Business Improvement District (Explore Livingston Coalition), Livingston Holiday Lights Committee, the Livingston Depot Center, Livingston Parks and Recreation, LINKS for Learning, Ace Hardware of Livingston, and more.
Light Up Livingston November 26, 4-7 pm
NOTE: Livingston's Tourism Business Improvement District (TBID), in partnership with Downtown Livingston Business Improvement District (LBID) and Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) is collectively called the Explore Livingston Coalition and all are funded by downtown district property or hotel bed taxes to support Livingston's business and tourism economy. This group is not a membership-driven organization so serves all Downtown and hospitality businesses in Livingston and does not charge for their services, but rather provides services, projects, marketing, and grants supporting events that bring tourism dollars into Livingston's economy. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions