INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) – Saturday’s chilly morning signaled winter’s approach, and you’ll soon be able to see another popular sign of the holiday season.
Workers set up the Circle of Lights in downtown Indianapolis.
“They’ve done this for 56 years in a row, so it’s a tradition for Indy that we absolutely love,” said Jacqueline Cromleigh Eckardt, who is the community engagement manager for Downtown Indy.
Downtown Indy Inc’s Circle of Lights presented by IBEW Local 481 has been a tradition for decades. Families love to come out and enjoy the beautiful sight, but it must be assembled first.
“These LED’s are fantastic,” said Steve Menser, who is the business manager for IBEW. “We were really pleased with them last year. When we flipped the switch the day after Thanksgiving, I could see them from my office at 18th and Meridian, which we couldn’t do before.”
Almost 200 volunteer electricians came by to contribute to the event.
“I just enjoy doing this every year,” said Sean Neville. “I haven’t been able to do it the past couple of years, so I thought I’d make it to this one.”
“To give back,” said Bill Ellison. “It’s always fun. You get to see the brotherhood come together, donating our time to help the city.”
“I think it’s cool because a lot of people around here like to see it, so it’s nice to say, ‘hey, I did that,'” said Ashauri Neville, who was also helping the volunteers.
They did it all in cool weather conditions, but they say it was worth it to help people get in the holiday spirit.
The monument will light up on Friday, November 23.