Holiday Lighting Ceremony
Friday, December 2
Metropolitan Square, Des Plaines
Festivities start at 4:00 P.M.
with the Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6:30 P.M.
Hand-decorated holiday trees, live entertainment, and special guest appearances from The Minion will be sure to put a smile on your face.
Of course, Santa Claus and his elves will be there - adding your holiday wishes to his list.
Our Mitten Tree will be ready for your donations of new hats, gloves, mittens, and scarves and the Des Plaines Self-Help Closet & Food Pantry will be accepting non-perishable food donations.
Schedule of events:
4:00 P.M. - Students and organizations decorate Holiday trees provided by the Des Plaines Optimist Club.
4:30 P.M. - Santa arrives in grand style with Mayor Matt Bogusz's Annual Poster Contest Winners.
4:45 P.M. - Santa is ready to hear your wish list.
6:30 P.M. - Mayor Bogusz and Elected Officials prepare to lead the countdown to "Light Up" Des Plaines for the Season.
Featured Fun, Food & Entertainment:
Children's Crafts Sponsored by the Des Plaines Park District
Hot Chocolate and Coffee provided by the Salvation Army
Hand Warmers offered by Presence Holy Family Hospital
Roasted Chestnuts provided by the Des Plaines History Center
Decorated Cupcakes from the Choo-Choo Restaurant
Holiday Cookies courtesy of Sysco Food
Salvation Army Band
Maine West High School Band
Maine West High School Choraliers
Artistry in Motion Dance Troupe
Santa's Helpers with special gifts
Special Thanks to the Des Plaines Journal & Topics Newspaper
and the City of Des Plaines Special Events Commission