45th Annual Downtown Partnership Monument Lighting

5:30pm to 7:30pm

Popular Tradition Attracts Thousands, Kicks Off Holiday Season in Baltimore Region with Fireworks, Live Performances

131 days until the event

The Annual Downtown Partnership Monument Lighting will take place on Thursday, December 1, 2016. Now in its 45th year, The Monument Lighting feature local entertainers, food, holiday activities, and a spectacular fireworks display.


A holiday village featuring food vendors, a beer garden for adults, and a special Kids Corner take place in the parks that surround the historic monument, the nation’s first honoring George Washington.

What began as a quiet gathering of neighbors more than four decades ago has grown steadily over the years to become one of the metropolitan region’s favorite holiday events. In 2015, more than seven thousand people attended the event while tens of thousands more watched the event on television.
The event is produced by Downtown Partnership of Baltimore with support from The Baltimore Office of Promotion and The Arts and the Baltimore Department of Recreation and Parks.


The Monument is lit by be more than 16,000 Light Emitting Diodes, or LEDs. Each single strand contains 200 LEDs and uses only 12 watts of electricity. By comparison, the 1,200 incandescent bulbs were previously used typically consumed 40 watts each, or about 48,000 watts total.

WHEN: Thursday, December 1, 2016
Holiday Village and Beer Garden open at 4 p.m. Stage entertainment begins at 6 p.m.
Lighting occurs at approximately 7:45 p.m. Event ends at 8:00 p.m.

WHERE: Mount Vernon Place (600 block of Cathedral Street).

Public Contact: For more information, visit GoDowntownBaltimore.com
or call 410-244-1030

Media
Contact: Mike Evitts, Downtown Partnership 410.913.1697 (mobile)