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Holiday Lighting Ceremony

November 18, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Visit Downtown Highland Park on Saturday, November 18 from 3-5 PM for family-friendly activities, shopping, dining and the annual tree lighting ceremony

Celebrate the beginning of the holiday season at Port Clinton Square in Downtown Highland Park on Saturday, November 18 from 3-5 PM. Shop, dine, and enjoy free family-friendly activities offered throughout Downtown Highland Park including a Scavenger Hunt with prizes, the opportunity to visit with Santa, horse drawn sleigh rides, face painting and more. Participating businesses will provide refreshments, activities, and treats. The Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony at Port Clinton Square will begin at 4:30 PM. Join Mayor Nancy Rotering and other city officials as over 200 trees will be magically lit for the 2017 holiday season.

Live entertainment will begin at 3PM in Port Clinton Square. Featured performers include the Elm Place Middle School Chorus, the Irina Makkai Classical Ballet and Dance School, #remixed from the Performer’s School and Soul2Sole Performance Company, and Lake Forest Country Day School.

Featured businesses include: Bar Method HP, Beanstalk Toys, Final Sale, Cy Fredrics Jewelers, Summer Classics Home, Highland Park Bank & Trust, Ami Ami, Freedom Home Care, JAYNE, Spaces and Views, Stationary Station, and Michael’s Chicago-Style Red Hots. A complete list of activities may be found on the City’s Holiday Tree Lighting page www.cityhpil.com/holidaylighting.

Free parking will be available throughout the Central Business District with extended parking hours in public parking lots on November 18, as part of the Holiday Lighting Ceremony. Shop local this holiday season and enjoy the lights and fun festivities on this special night with family and friends! For more information, please contact the City Manager’s Office at 847.926.1000.


Downtown Highland Park
IL 60035 United States