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Santa’s Arrivals, Holiday Parades & Tree Lightening Ceremonies in Chicagoland • 2017

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November 2, 2017

Santa’s Arrival
Thursday, November 2, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
Woodfield Mall (5 Woodfield Shopping Center, Schaumburg, IL 60173 (847) 330-1537)

November 10, 2017

Santa’s Arrival
Friday, November 10, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Chicago Ridge Mall (444 Chicago Ridge Mall,, Chicago Ridge, IL 60415 (708) 499-0840)
Join us in welcoming Santa at Chicago Ridge Mall in the Santa parade! The Oak Lawn Dance Team will be welcoming Santa for his arrival! Meet Santa at the Food Court Entrance for the parade to start, making his way to Carson’s Court. Olaf and Jack Frost will be attending for a meet and greet!

Santa’s Arrival & Fireworks
Friday, November 10 , 2017 @ 6:00 pm 
Deer Park Town Center (20530 North Rand Road, Deer Park, IL 60010 (847) 726-7755)
Join us as the Barrington VFW Post 7706 leads Santa and the fire truck to Deer Park Town Center! Count down with Santa as he turns on the holiday lights & enjoy a fireworks extravaganza with a finale honoring our veterans. Santa will be available to visit with children until 8:30PM. Kids who visit with Santa will receive a free pouch of magical reindeer food, while supplies last. Fireworks begin shortly after 6PM.

November 11, 2017

Santa is coming to the HIP!
Saturday, November 11 @ 9:30 am
Harlem Irving Plaza – 2nd Level Rooftop (4104 North Harlem Avenue, Norridge, IL 60706 (773)625-3036)
* Face Painting * Magician * Live DJ Playing Holiday Tunes * Children’s Train & Pony Rides * Meet & take pictures with Skates, the official Chicago Wolves Mascot! Play a shootout game with the Chicago Wolves street team!

Santa’s Arrival & Preview Event
Saturday, November 11, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Bass Pro Shops
6112 W. Grand Avenue, Gurnee, IL 60031 (847)856-1229
709 Janes Ave,Bolingbrook, IL 60440 (630)296-2700

Holiday Festival
Saturday, November 11, 2017 @ 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
THe Arboretum of South Barrington (100 W Higgins Road, South Barrington, IL 60010 (847) 426-6200)

Santa’s Grand Arrival
Saturday, November 11, 2017 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Louis Joliet Mall , Sears Court(3340 Mall Loop Drive, Joliet, IL 60431 (815) 439-1000)
It’s time to welcome the jolly one himself! Santa arrives to officially welcome the holiday season on Nov. 11th in Sears Court! Meet us at the Sears Entrance to welcome Santa as we welcome Santa with the Boy Scouts of America Rainbow Council and Santa’s little helpers to this years Santa set in Sears Court. Special appearances by Olaf and Jack Frost, kids are welcome to meet and greet with them for free photo opportunities!

Santa’s Arrival Parade
Saturday, November 11, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Spring Hill Mall (Route 59 and Aurora Avenue, West Dundee, IL 60118 (847) 428-2200)
Parade kicks off outside at 10 am, followed by cookies & milk, prizes, face painting and balloon artist in Center Court!

NEWCIY Tree Lighting Ceremony
Saturday, November 11, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.
NEWCITY (1457 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60642)

Santa’s Arrival
Saturday, November 11, 2017 @ 11:00 am
Stratford Square Mall (152 Stratford Square, Bloomingdale, Illinois 60108)

November 17-19, 2017

Santa’s Arrival
Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 7:00 pm 
Hawthorn Mall (Lower Level in Gap Court, 122 Hawthorn Center, Vernon Hills, IL 60061)
Come see Santa as he arrives at Hawthorn Mall for the holiday season. See Santa as he rides around the upper level on the trackless train with the Hawthorn Rockettes. Santa will be available for pictures with Cherry Hill after his arrival

Palatine Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 5:00 pm 0 9:00 pm
Downtown Palatine (Brockway & Slade Streets) Palatine, IL 60067

The BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival
Friday – Saturday, November 17 – 18, 2017
Oak Street, Wacker Drive & Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60505

Santa’s Arrival
Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 9:00 am
Golf Mill Shopping Center (239 Golf Mill Center, Niles, Illinois  60714 (847) 699-1070)

Wilmette Holiday Parade
Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm 
Parade marches from 4th & Linden to downtown
Families will enjoy floats, marching bands and entertainment in this home-town celebration. Santa will step off his sleigh in Downtown Wilmette to greet the children.

Highland Park Holiday Lighting Ceremony
Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Port Clinton Square (Central Avenue – downtown Highland Park, between First Street & Second Street, Highland Park, IL 60035)

Friendship Tree Lighting Ceremony
November 18, 2017 @ 5:00 pm 
Hoffman Estates Village Hall (1900 Hassell Road, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169)

Lights Around Wheeling
Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
Friendship Park (Northeast corner of Dundee Rd and Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling, IL 60090)

November 22, 2017

Celebrate Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony & Christkindlmarket in Downtown Mount Prospect
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Village Hall (Busse Ave. & Route 83, Mount Prospect, IL)

November 24-25, 2017

Light the Village Lights – Glencoe
Friday, November 24, 2017 @ Dusk
Northwest corner of Park and Vernon Avenues, Glencoe, IL 60022

Arlington Heights Tree Lightning Ceremony
Friday, November 24, 2017 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
North School Park (N Arlington Heights Rd & E Eastman St, Arlington Heights, IL 60004)

Lake Forest Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
Friday, November 24, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Market Square (1 Market Square, Lake Forest, IL 60045)

Elk Grove Village Tree Lightning Ceremony
Friday, November 24, 2017 @ 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Village Green (901 Wellington Avenue, Elk Grove Village, Illinois 60007)

Light up the Park – ROSEMONT
Friday, November 24, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
MB Financial Park, (5501 Park Pl, Rosemont, IL 60018, USA)

Schaumburg’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony
Friday, November 24, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm 
Prairie Center for the Arts (201 Schaumburg Court, Schaumbutg, IL)

Vernon Hills Holiday Tree and Menorah Lighting Ceremony
Saturday, November 25, 2017 @ 4:30 am
Vernon Hills Golf Course (291 Evergreen Drive, Vernon Hills, IL)

December 1-2, 2017

Holiday on the Square Tree Lighting
Friday, December 1, 2017 @ 4:00 pm 
Metropolitan Square (647 Metropolitan Way, between Lee Street and Pearson Avenue, Des Plaines, IL 60515)

Santa’s Arrival to the Ice House Mall
Saturday, December 2, 2017 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Ice House Mall (200 Applebee Street, Barrington, IL 60010)
Santa’s Grand Welcome at the Ice House Mall is Saturday, December 2 and begins at 11:00am. Santa’s Grand Welcome kicks off with a magical and interactive story by Mrs. Claus at 11:00am followed by a second performanceat 11:30 with Mrs. Claus and the story of The Nutcracker brought to life with the characters from the Dancewerks Studio of Barrington. Santa Arrives at 12 Noon in Santa’s Holiday Parade of Characters, and children are asked to join in the parade! Characters from The Nutcracker will be available for photos after the parade. Cookies & Milk with Santa will be offered courtesy of Jewel and Chessie’s Restaurant.  Bring your camera and wish lists for photos and visits with Santa Claus from 12:30pm to 3:00pm. Shoppers, family and friends will enjoy the magical sounds of holiday music of the Barrington Suzuki Strings at 2pm.

December 9, 2017

Evanston Holiday Tree Lighting
Saturday, December 9, 2016 @ 5:30 pm
Church Street Plaza (900 Clark St. Evanston , Illinois 60201)


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