Christmas Village and Tree Lighting

With children singing, free hot chocolate, train rides, and a live nativity the annual Christmas Village and Tree Lighting has been holiday tradition in Clayton for over 30 years. 

33rd Annual Downtown Clayton Christmas Village and Tree Lighting

hosted by the Downtown Development Association and the Town of Clayton and presented by Leak Locators!

Thursday, November 30, 2023
5:00pm – 8:00pm

Event is hosted on Main Street from O’Neil St to Smith Street. 

There is a fun-filled Lineup for the night including:

  • Santa in Horne Square
  • Downtown Business Open House
  • Christmas activities and attractions all up and down Main Street
  • Trackless Train
  • Presentation of the 2023 Christmas Spirit Award
  • Storefront Decorating Contest winners will be announced
  • Live Nativity
  • Performances by local schools, community groups, and entertainers
  • Food Trucks
  • Horse and Carriage
  • Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place at 7:30pm in Town Square
  • And MORE!

Presenting Sponsor: Leak Locators

Friend of Downtown Sponsors:
Clayton Steakhouse
Divine Marketing Group
First Street Tavern
First Federal Bank (Giving out free hot chocolate!)

Learn more and nominate a person, couple, or group for the Christmas Spirit Award here.

Full map and program will be uploaded soon!

Looking for an address for parking? We recommend Town Hall (111 E Second St) or the public parking spots in the lot at Compare Foods/Super 10 (421 E Second St), plus any available on street parking.

Watch highlights from the 2021 event:

Learn more about all the upcoming Christmas events happening in Clayton this year...