Tree Lighting & Wagon Rides

2020 Updates:


Unfortunately Santa is in quarantine at the North Pole and will not be able to visit us this year

Wagon Rides

There will be no wagon rides available, but we encourage you to drive around town and enjoy all of the decorated houses

Virtual Tree Lighting

The Tree Lighting is still on!  
Watch on Facebook live as the tree is lit up



The House Decorating and Gingerbread House Contests are still on!  Enter below before 12/02/20

The Mansfield Special Events Committee invites you to kick off the holiday season with the Annual Columbus Christmas Tree Lighting and Wagon Rides down Main Street.  The event is held on the first Saturday of December at the Mansfield Community Park on East Main Street.  In the event of inclement weather, the event will be held on the first Sunday.

Enjoy some holiday performances by the Scouts and the MTES Band.  Stop by the concession stand to purchase tickets for the wagon rides and pick up some complimentary hot cocoa and cookies while you are there.  Be sure to warm up by the bonfire while you wait.  And don’t forget your camera to get some photos with the big man himself, Santa!  There will also be crafts and activities for the kids and more!


Tickets for the Wagon Rides are $5 per person and children 3 and under are free.  Toys for Tots donations will be accepted at the event.

Oh Christmas Tree!
Village of Columbus
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Dec 5, 2020

(snow Dec 6)

Tree lighting


There will be no wagon rides this year


House decorating contest

Gingerbread house contest

Craft bags for kids to go

Make and bring an outdoor ornament for the tree

and more!


House Decorating Contest

township wide house decorating contest!

Everyone in Mansfield Township is once again invited to enter this year's Holiday House Decorating Contest!

In order to enter the contest, you must submit a registration form online, by email or regular mail before midnight on Dec 3. Judging will take place on Dec 4 and the winning house will be announced during the Tree Lighting celebration. (You do not need to be present to win.)

Click here to register

Gingerbread House Contest

don't miss the 2nd Annual Gingerbread house contest!

There will be 3 categories for the gingerbread contest:

ages 11 & under, 12-18, and over 18. If you would like to enter the contest, you must submit a registration form online and submit a photo of your completed house before midnight on Dec 2.  Photos are required.


Dropping off completed gingerbread houses at the park is optional this year.  If you are dropping your house off, please do so on the day of the event between 10:00 AM -2:00 PM. Entries will be on display & the winners will be announced during the Tree Lighting celebration. (You do not need to be present to win.)

Click here to register

Click here to send photo


To play, press and hold the enter key. To stop, release the enter key.

House Decorating Contest registration form

Thank you for registering your house. Good luck!

Gingerbread House Contest registration form

Thank you for registering for the gingerbread contest. Don't forget to email a photo. Good luck!