Sun Prairie announces plans for tree-lighting ceremony, holiday shopping sales


SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. — In celebration of the holiday season, Sun Prairie and the Downtown Business Improvement District are reimagining this year’s festivities to account for the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

This year marks the 105th annual lighting of the Sun Prairie Historical Library’s tree. Visitors who want to watch the tree-lighting and holiday firetruck parade can do so from the safety of their vehicles or watch it online on Saturday, Dec. 5.

According to a news release, there will also be a Holiday Lights Drive-Thru Parade on Dec. 5 from 5 to 7 p.m. The drive-thru route will begin at Angell Park’s entrance off of Grove Street and exit onto Park Street near Market Street.

The city will also have shopping sales starting Nov. 28, as well as Ladies Nights Out on Dec. 3, 10 and 17 from 5 to 8 p.m. All participating businesses will follow COVID-19 guidelines issued by Public Health Madison & Dane County, and each business will monitor capacity limits.

Santa will also make several appearances in downtown Sun Prairie, starting Saturday, Nov. 28 from 1 to 3 p.m., as well as Saturday, Dec. 5. He will be available for kids to wave toward at Bank of Sun Prairie on East Main Street.

More information on Sun Prairie’s holiday celebrations can be found on the city’s Facebook page.