Tree Lighting Holiday Celebration - 11.24.23

Time: 3:00 PM

Location: Market Square

Friday, November 24

3:00 pm

Market Square

The 39th Annual Lake Forest Tree Lighting Holiday Celebration returns to historic Market Square on Friday, November 24. Enjoy an afternoon and evening of live music, kids’ activities, food and beverages, carolers, Lake Forest Dance Academy dancers, Santa Claus, and more at this beloved Lake Forest tradition. 

1:00 pm: Holiday movie “Home Alone” at Gorton Community Center

3:00 pm: Kids Activities Area:

  • Cookies courtesy of Lake Forest Bank and Trust
  • Arts and crafts activity for kids courtesy of Sage Explorers
  • Donuts and coffee provided by the Oertel Group
  • More to be announced!

3:15 - 6:00 pm: Visit with Santa

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

4:40 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 - 6:00 pm: Holiday music

Presented by The Friends of Lake Forest Parks and Recreation Foundation and sponsored by Lake Forest Bank & Trust Company.
Contact: John Eldridge, 847.810.3940