Light Up The Square 2013

Light Up the Square

Nov. 29, 2013

"Light Up the Square" will be held this year on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013 at 7 p.m.

This annual event is held on Fountain Square at the corner of Vine Street and Fifth Street in downtown Cincinnati. This event marks the beginning of the holiday season with the lighting of the tree on Fountain Square. It has also been rumored that Santa Claus himself may make an appearance.

Beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013 and continuing until 9 p.m. that same day, the following streets will be closed to all traffic to accommodate this event:

  • Fifth Street: Closed between Race Street and Walnut Street
  • Vine Street: Closed between Fourth Street and Sixth Street (access to the Westin Hotel will be maintained)

All parking on the above street segments will be prohibited. The Fountain Square Garage will be open but can only be accessed from the Walnut Street entrance.

METRO BUS SERVICE THAT NORMALLY USES THIS AREA WILL BE DETOURED AROUND THE CLOSURE.  RIDERS SHOULD FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS POSTED AT THEIR STOP OR USE THE NEAREST STOP OUTSIDE THE CLOSURE AREA. 

Motorists not destined for the area are encouraged to use alternate routes.