2014 International Festival of Lights

The 2014 International Festival of Lights will again return in all its beauty with many lighting structures and a new light feature on the Battle Creek River along State Street. One of the most popular displays is the Twelve days of Christmas which is located on the back lawn of the W. K. Kellogg Foundation. Nightly, children romp through the structures singing and enjoying quality family time together. Enjoy the beauty of the lights in and around downtown Battle Creek.

In addition to a nightly stroll through the beautiful lights, the six-week event will include the following:

Holiday Parade - November 22, 2014
6:00 p.m.
Downtown Battle Creek

Holiday Open House/Photo with Santa - November 22, 2014
(Sponsored by the IFOL and Battle Creek Community Foundation)
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Burnham Brook Community Center

Warming House - November 22 - December 31, 2014 (Friday - Sunday)
Downtown Battle Creek

Riverwalk Icicle Light Drops - November 22 - December 31, 2014
Enjoy the newest lighting display along the Battle Creek River between Capital Avenue, N.E., and McCamly Street. See the Icicles as they simulate melting off the beautiful landscape of trees.

Residential Lighting Competition - December 1 - 15, 2014
Let's expand the beauty of the holiday season by residential lighting. Decorate your house and enter in the IFOL's Residential Lighting Competition. Receive a special award.
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Draft Horse and Wagon Rides - December 6, 2014
Take a ride through the lights on a Wagon pulled by beautiful draft horses
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Downtown Battle Creek

Brass Band "Home for the Holidays" Concert - December 6, 2014
7:30 p.m.
W. K. Kellogg Auditorium

Tinsel Toes 5K - December 13, 2014
A family fun run through the Festival of Lights. The Tinsel Toes 5K is where the ugly Christmas sweater and running shoes merge.
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5:30 p.m.
Downtown Battle Creek

Shari Rarick IFOL Dance Celebration - December 14, 2014
(Bring a non-perishable food item for Maple Hill United Methodist Church Food Pantry)
1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Ann J. Kellogg School

Holiday Nights - December 18 - 23, 2014
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Binder Park Zoo (7400 Division Drive)

Holiday Extravaganza - December 20, 2014
Battle Creek truly has talent! Enjoy a warm afternoon of entertainment. $5/12 and Up; 5 and under free. Tickets available at Door, at the AGW Conservatory of the Arts (410 West VanBuren Street) or by calling 269.420.4031
4:00 p.m.
Ann J. Kellogg School

Computerized light and music show in Mill Race Park
This awe-inspiring Show is a gift to the community and visitors by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation. This show runs continuously every night.

To warm up, stop in the Warming House for a complimentary cup of hot cocoa and cookies while enjoying the IFOL Train, international trees and special activities.

If you are interested in being a part of the International Festival of Lights, contact the following:
Deborah G. Owens
Email: Contact us