2012 International Festival of Lights
November 17 - December 31
Downtown Battle Creek
The 2012 International Festival of Lights will again return in all its beauty with many new LED lighting structures. 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 Nights at Binder Park Zoo December 14 - 16, December 20 - 23, 4:30 p.m.
Hop on the Trolley for a FREE RIDE to Binder Park Zoo for "Holiday Nights." Trolley leaves the Parking Lot just north of Clara's on the River at 4: 30 p.m., for the Zoo and returns at 8:00 p.m. Reservations are required. Call 269.420.4031. Cost to enter the Zoo is $5/non members; $4/members
Residential Lighting Competition November 17 - December 15, 2012 Let's expand the beauty of the holiday season by residential lighting. Decorate your house and enter in the IFOL's Residential Lighting Competition. CASH PRIZES. FREE ENTRY.
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Festival Follies December 14 - 7:00 p.m.
Ann J. Kellogg School Battle Creek truly has talent! Enjoy a warm evening of entertainment. $5/adults; 12 and under free.
River Event in tribute to IFOL Founder Ben Ohta December 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 - 6:00 p.m. Battle Creek River between Capital Avenue, N.E., and the Pedestrian Bridge Laser, fog, lights.
B Fit C 2 It Program
Sponsored by Tonya Rocho, owner of Rock Solid Wellness Studio. This Program is designed to tackle childhood obesity and involves the entire family unit. Rock Solid Wellness Studios is sponsoring this Event in partnership with the IFOL and is being offered at no charge. DOWNLOAD B Fit C2 It Program
Brass Band Holiday Concert December 8, 2012 7:30 p.m.
W.K. Kellog Auditorium
Tickets available by calling 269.789.2222.
Light the Night December 21, 2012 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Downtown Battle Creek
Draft horse rides, family scavenger hunt, Santa, strolling, caroling, musical presentation
Ice Carving Exhibition December 22, 2012 Noon - 5:00 p.m. Mill Race Park
See the beauty and talent of ice carvers as they carve beautiful sculptures out a block of ice. Interact with the carvers for additional fun.
Igloo Snow Castle Building
A fun activity for children to build snow castles during the Ice Carving Exhibition. Molds will be provided for use. This Event is contingent upon the availability of Mother Nature providing the snow.
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
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.
Groups interested in decorating a holiday tree for exhibit in the Warming House, please contact the Festival Manager at 269.420.4031. Trees are provided and the organization's name will be displayed.
If you are interested in being a part of the International Festival of Lights, contact the following:
Deborah G. Owens
Note: This site will be update periodically with additional information.
INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS Nov. 17 - Dec. 31, 2012 Battle Creek Holiday Parade - Nov. 17, 2012