You're Invited to Light Up Bushnell Featuring "Santa In the Park" on Saturday, December 9, 2023 from 4:00 - 9:00 p.m.!

On Saturday, December 9, 2023, from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m., the City of Bushnell will host Light Up Bushnell, featuring "Santa in the Park," in the Bushnell Plaza Park!  We invite you to take part in free games, cookies, hot cocoa, ornaments, raffles, bounce houses, a cake walk, letters to Santa and more.  Don't forget to submit your pre-decorated gingerbread house in the Gingerbread House Contest for a chance to win a trophy and prize! Various food trucks will be on-site for you to purchase your favorite "eats." Bring your lawn chairs and a cozy blanket for a festive evening in downtown Bushnell! The schedule of events is as follows:
4:00 p.m. - Event Begins
5:00 p.m. - Santa Arrives
7:00 p.m. - Santa Returns to the North Pole
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. - Live Entertainment 

For more information or questions, contact Kelli Barnes at 352-303-0382 or 352-661-0463 (call or text), or by email at

Announcement for Light Up Bushnell Featuring Santa in the Park