2015 International Festival of Lights

The 2015 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:

Santa's Workshop
November 21st, 2-5pm
Kool Family Community Center, 200 W. Michigan Ave.
Free; open to the public
Kids can enjoy fun activities with Santa's elves, hear a story read by Mrs. Claus, and take a photo with Santa. Sponsored by IFOL and the Battle Creek Community Foundation.

Battle Creek Christmas Parade
November 21st, 5:50pm kick off time
Downtown Battle Creek
Produced and presented by the Harper Creek Optimist Club
Parade goers enjoy festive floats, marching bands, etc.

Computerized Light and Music Show in Mill Race Park
November 21st - December 31st
This awe-inspiring show is a gift to the community and visitors by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. This show runs continuously every night

IFOL Warming House
November 21st - December 20th, Fridays/Saturdays/Sundays only; 6pm - 8pm
Brownstone Cafe, 18 W. Michigan Ave
Open to the public
Festival goers can stop in to warm up and enjoy hot chocolate; special visits from Santa on Saturdays!

Draft Horse-led Wagon Rides
Every Saturday, from November 28th - December 19th; 6-8pm
Downtown Battle Creek
Pick Up/Drop Off location at back entrance of Brownstone Coffee House on State Street
Open to the public
Enjoy a festive ride through the lights on a wagon led by beautiful draft horses!

Sweet Adelines Holiday Performance
Thursday, December 3rd; 7:00pm
Kool Family Community Center, 200 W. Michigan Ave.
Free; Open to the public
The Sweet Adelines perform classic holiday tunes along with oldies but goodies. Audience participation in encouraged!

Live Nativity
December 11th-13th; 6-9pm
East of the Festival of Lights on West Michigan between the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and Commerce Pointe

Shari Rarick IFOL Dance Celebration
Sunday, December 13th; 1:30pm & 3:00pm
Ann J. Kellogg Elementary School Auditorium, 306 Champion St.
Free; Open to the public
Shari Rarick School of Dance students perform several numbers as their gift to the community. Guests are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item for the Maple Hill United Methodist Church Food Pantry.

Cereal City Barbershop Chorus
Thursday, December 17th; 7:00pm & 8:00pm
Kool Family Community Center, 200 W. Michigan Ave.
Free; Open to the public
The Cereal City Barbershop Chorus will delight audiences with familiar tunes.
Two performances.

Holiday Extravaganza with AGW Conservatory of the Arts
Friday, December 18th; 6:00pm
Kool Family Community Center, 200 W. Michigan Ave.
$5 Admission; children 12 and under free
Enjoy an evening of entertainment featuring the talented students and instructors of AGW Conservatory of the Arts. Proceeds will benefit the AGW Dance Angel Network

IFOL Holiday Mart featuring a variety of pop-up shops
Saturday, December 19th; 4:00-8:00pm
8 West Michigan Avenue
Stop in and see a variety of vendors offering unique holiday gifts and services including jewelry, organic oils and soaps, roasted coffee, delicious baked goods, unique apparel, commemorative items and more!

Be sure to check back often as Festival events are added each week!

IFOL Presenting Sponsors: Battle Creek Community Foundation, Kellogg Company, A Forever Recovery

For a full listing of events in and around Battle Creek, visit the Calhoun County Visitors Bureau website

If you are interested in being a part of the International Festival of Lights, contact the following:
IFOL Manager
Email: Contact us