2013 International Festival of Lights

  • 2013 International Festival of Lights November 23 - December 31 Downtown Battle Creek

The 2013 International Festival of Lights will again return in all its beauty with many light 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
Saturday, November 23, 2013 - 5:40 p.m.
Application deadline is Wednesday, October 30th, 2013.

Residential Lighting Competition
November 23 - December 15, 2013
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.

Brass Band Holiday Concert
December 7, 2012 7:30 p.m.
W.K. Kellogg Auditorium
Tickets available by calling 269.789.2222.

Live Nativity
December 6, 7, 8 - 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Parking Lot of St. Thomas Episcopal Church. (16 Van Buren Street)

Shari Rarick IFOL Dance Celebration
December 8 - 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Ann J. Kellogg School

Festival Follies
December 21 - 4:00 p.m.
Ann J. Kellogg School
Battle Creek truly has talent! Enjoy a warm evening of entertainment. $5/adults; 12 and under free.
Tickets available at Door, at the AGW Conservatory of the Arts (410 West VanBuren Street) or by calling 269.420.4031

Light the Night
December 14, 2013 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Downtown Battle Creek
Draft horse rides, family scavenger hunt, Santa, strolling, caroling, musical presentation

Tinsel Toes 5K
December 14, 2013
Downtown Battle Creek
To register, visit www.facebook.com/tinseltoes5k

Holiday Nights at Binder Park Zoo
December 20 - 23, December 26 - 30, 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7400 Division Drive

Computerized light and music show
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.

Warming House
Friday - Sunday 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m
64 West Michigan Avenue
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
E-mail: battlecreekfestivals@yahoo.com

Note: This site will be update periodically with additional information.

Nov. 17 - Dec. 31, 2012

Battle Creek Holiday Parade - Nov. 17, 2012