Nearly 5,000 lights put up during Circle of Lights installation

(WISH Photo/Marcus Collins)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Monument Circle turned into the Circle of Lights Saturday.

200 electricians strung up 4,784 lights and worked with two miles of garland and six miles of electrical wire.

It has been a holiday tradition in Indianapolis for 54 years.

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers #481 has been the group both installing and taking the lights down since the start.

They are also the presenting partners of Downtown Indy, Inc.’s Circle of Lights, which will take place November 25, the Friday after Thanksgiving.

The event kicks off at 6:00 p.m. and the lights will come on around 7:55 p.m.

More than 100,000 people are expected to be here for the event and Downtown Indy, Inc. says millions of people will stop by Monument Circle to see the lights during the holiday season.

The lights will be on the Sailors and Soldiers Monument until early January.

The winner of the Carson’s Coloring Contest will help turn on the lights. Kids ages 3-12 can participate. For more information on that, click here.