16th annual Night of Light Dec. 8 in downtown Evansville

November 28, 2023

Hosted by Indiana Donor Network, longtime holiday event honors area residents who saved lives by being organ and tissue donors


EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Vanderburgh County residents will gather to honor local organ and tissue donors and their selfless decisions to save lives at a holiday tree lighting ceremony Dec. 8 in downtown Evansville.

The 16th annual Night of Light hosted by Indiana Donor Network will include refreshments for the public, opportunities for families to take photographs with Santa, holiday activities and a program to celebrate the gift of life. Attendees are welcome to bring a holiday ornament to place on the tree in honor of their loved one or to celebrate the gift of life.



Friday Dec. 8, 2023
4:30 pm CST

  • 4:30 pm – indoor activities.
  • 5:30 pm – outdoor public program and tree decorating.
  • 6:30 pm – event concludes.



Old National Events Plaza
715 Locust St., Evansville


New this year, Night of Light will start indoors in Old National’s conference room Locust CF with light refreshments. The traditional tree decorating and lighting ceremony will be outside.

Event parking will be available behind the Old National building. Attendees should enter the plaza through the Locust 2 entrance, located at the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and Locust Street. To register for this free community event, visit https://indianadonornetwork.org/events/light/.

Despite age or medical history, anyone can sign up to be a donor at DonateLifeIndiana.org. Learn more about Indiana Donor Network.

Indiana Donor Network’s mission is to save and enhance the quality of life through organ and tissue donation and transplantation. Its vision is to be a leader in organ and tissue recovery. Founded in 1987, the organization coordinates donation in 85 of the state’s 92 counties and serves transplant hospitals throughout the U.S.



About Indiana Donor Network

The decision to become an organ, tissue and eye donor is a decision to give the gift of life. Indiana Donor Network serves as the vital link between donors and patients waiting for lifesaving organ transplants, healing tissue and corneas to restore sight. The organization is a federally designated organ recovery organization and accredited tissue bank serving 85 of Indiana’s 92 counties. Its team of more than 300 dedicated professionals is committed to saving and healing lives through donation and transplantation, championing the cause through education and outreach and supporting donor families in their time of need. For more or to sign up as a donor, visit Indiana Donor Network online.


About Indiana Donor Network Foundation

As a subsidiary of Indiana Donor Network, the organ recovery organization for 85 of Indiana’s 92 counties, Indiana Donor Network Foundation enhances the lives of those touched by donation through education, innovation, caring and support. The Foundation raises funds through individual contributions, special events and sponsorships to support transplant recipients and the families of donor heroes. For more information, visit Indiana Donor Network Foundation online.

Indiana Donor Network® and the Indiana Donor Network Foundation® are federally registered trademarks.


About Donate Life Indiana

Since 1998, Donate Life Indiana has been the state-authorized nonprofit organization responsible for managing the Indiana donor registry. Its mission is to save lives by creating opportunities for all Indiana citizens to sign up on the organization’s official state registry while striving to raise awareness for organ, eye and tissue donation and transplantation through public education. For more, visit Donate Life Indiana online.

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