Christmas Tree Lighting in Boiling Springs

Boiling Springs is one of the many picturesque small villages around Pennsylvania.  Beginning the first week of December, the town becomes magical.

The first Sunday in December is the date of the annual Christmas Tree lighting on the Childrens’ Lake.

December 6th at 5:30pm for 2015

Hundreds of luminaries line the lake and crowds gather near the Gazebo to watch Santa Claus row his boat across the lake to greet the children.  A Christmas Tree that is set afloat near the Memorial Clock Tower is lit at this time.

Even on the coldest days, the warmth of the town and the people make this night one of the more memorable holiday experiences.  If there is snow on the ground – I consider this a holiday “Must Do!”

There is no charge for this event.

Image provided by the CVVB

11 thoughts on “Christmas Tree Lighting in Boiling Springs

  1. I recently passed through town and saw a sign for horse and carriage rides. Are those still being offered until Christmas and how do I get info on them? Anyone know? I am rather new to the area and live in Franklin County but would be interested.

    • Hello – here is the clipping from the township newsletter (for 2014):

      The Christmas tree and approximately 400 luminarias will be lit around the perimeter of Children’s Lake for this 22nd annual event. Make plans now to attend this special holiday event, including the arrival of Santa, sponsored by the Boiling Springs Civic Association on Sunday, December 7, at 5:30 p.m. Following the initial lighting of the luminarias, they will be lit Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, December 12 through December 21. From December 22 through January 1, 2015 they will be lit every night. Luminaria forms will be mailed to local residents in early November. Please contact Marilyn Morosky at 258-5216 to become a luminaria sponsor or to volunteer your family/friends to help light the luminarias this year.

  2. From what I was just told (12/30/09) by a Civic Association Member the Schedule for the Candles around the Lake posted on Dec.10, 2009 is not exactly correct. I was told that they are lit every night between Christmas and New Years and just weekends prior to Christmas. I highly recommend that in future years the schedule be posted on the Main Webpage for this site, since this INFO was really not very easy to find. THANKS

    • I have to agree with you, Marty. I should have replaced that Update box about the lake repairs with the Tree Lighting and Lake Candles. I may have a solution for that in the future. Thanks!

  3. Are the luminaries and tree lighted every night? If not, what is the schedule. I’d like to get my adult children together to come see your display. It sounds lovely.

    • The schedule for the candle lighting (in the past) has been each weekend from the lighting of the Christmas tree on the lake – and then each night for approx 5-7 days before Christmas (depending on what day Christmas falls)

  4. While I have lived in central Pa for sometime now, 12 years, I am new to the Boiling Springs area. My family and I attended the halloween parade, what a great evening! We look forward to the tree lighting ceremony.

    I’ve never been to it, but I have to believe from all I have seen so far in this little town, the author above will be proven correct in stating it is a Christmas season “must do.”

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