Join us in Downtown Lawrence where the holiday comes alive with the Santa Rescue and Holiday Lighting Ceremony! What other city combines fire trucks, twinkling lights, Christmas carols and Santa on the rooftop? The evening begins at 5:30pm with live musical entertainment for the whole family at 9th & Massachusetts. Join us along with event MC Hank Booth for live musical performances.

The Mayor will kick off the holiday season by turning on our world class holiday lights and then it's time for a visit from the big man himself. At 6:30ish Santa will appear on the rooftop of Weaver's Dept. Store, only to be rescued by a ladder truck, operated by @Lawrence Douglas County Fire & Medical. Once Santa is safely on the ground, he’ll be available to take gift requests from the kids.

This event is brought to you in partnership with Ranjbar Orthodontics, Weaver'sBrad Finkeldei, U.S. Bank Lawrence Kansas Parks and Recreation, City of Lawrence, Kansas - Municipal Government, Pickleman's, Fairy Fox Design, The Granada Theater, Lawrence Arts Center, The Sandbar & Silverback.

Experience the Heart of the Holidays in the Heart of the City!


  • Occurred Friday, November 29th, 2019 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm


Sally Zogry

833 1/2 Massachusetts Steet
Lawrence, KS 66044

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