Lake Forest Tree Lighting Ceremony


Fri, November 25, 2022 | 2:30pm to 8:00pm
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Market Square
3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Don’t miss this holiday tradition for the entire family! Enjoy an afternoon and evening of live entertainment, warm drinks, carolers, LFDA dancers, and Santa! This free community event is held at Historic Market Square in downtown Lake Forest.

New! Tree Lighting Ceremony Holiday Market
Market Square
2:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Call for vendors! The Friends of Lake Forest Parks & Recreation Foundation is looking for vendors for their inaugural Holiday Market at the 2022 Lake Forest Tree Lighting Festival on Friday, November 25 from 2:30 – 8:00 pm.

1:00 pm: Holiday movie at Gorton Community Center

2:30 pm: Kids Activities Area featuring:

  • Cookies courtesy of Lake Forest Bank and Trust
  • Arts and crafts activity for kids courtesy of Sage Explorers
  • Holiday goodies for sale at the Friends of Lake Forest Parks and Recreation tent
  • Donuts and coffee provided by the Oertel Group
  • and more to be announced!

3:00 pm: Food and Beverages for sale including the event’s signature Yeti cups

3:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Visits with Santa

3:30 – 4:15: Lake Forest Civic Orchestra and Lake Forest High School Festival Brass Ensemble

4:45 pm: Caroling concert by the Lake Forest High School Choristers

5:00 pm: Lake Forest Dance Academy performance begins, and just after, the lights will be set aglow!

5:30 – 7:30: Music by Hello Weekend

Looking to connect with active consumers at this event? For pricing and a customized benefits package, please contact Norine Smyth at 312-799-0354 or Laura Wilke at 773-584-6669.


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