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Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony to Kick-off Festive Season—FREE! Trackless Train Rides Available for the Children

Please bundle up and plan to attend Mundelein's Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, December 6, 2019 beginning at 5 p.m. at Village Hall Plaza. Last year, thousands of residents packed the plaza and it was a wonderful experience!

Festivities begin with music, singing, and other holiday themed entertainment. There will be a trackless train for the children to climb aboard and take a nice ride around the circle plaza. There is no charge for children to ride the train.

Santa Claus will help with the official countdown for the lighting of the Village Holiday Tree and there will be an amazing fireworks display! Mundelein Park and Recreation District will be on hand with FREE hot chocolate and other goodies.

After the Tree Lighting Ceremony, children are welcome to stop by Santa’s Cottage to visit with Santa Claus and receive special prizes! Santa’s Cottage is located at the Village Hall Plaza. Immediately following the tree lighting festivities, guests are invited to partake in the annual Spaghetti Supper at the Mundelein Police Station.

In the spirit of the season, Mundelein’s family-owned TieMart business has once again created festive and must-have Christmas socks for the community. For $5 per pair, residents can purchase holiday socks. One size fits most. ALL PROCEEDS FROM THE SOCK SALES GO TO BENEFIT TOYS FOR TOTS!!! Special thanks to TieMart and the Mike Martyka family for generously donating the socks. Please be sure to bring cash to the event for your socks!

Plan the perfect Friday evening with your family—Tree lighting ceremony, spaghetti supper, and then a visit to see Santa Claus at Mundelein’s very own Santa’s Cottage! It’s a great way to kick-off the beautiful holiday season.

The Tree Lighting ceremony is hosted by the Village of Mundelein, Mundelein Park and Recreation District and Mundelein Community Connection.

See you there!

Here’s the Schedule of Events:

2019 Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

5-5:30 p.m. Music by Jazz Spectrum-Holiday Songs
5:30 p.m. Fremont Singers-Holiday Songs Including 2 Acapella Songs
5:35 p.m. Mayor Lentz Welcome

o Miss Mundelein – Celeste Cortes
o Junior Miss Mundelein – Stephanie Bolanos
o Little Miss Mundelein – Sophya Hernandez

5:45 p.m. Jazz Spectrum/Fremont Singers and Santa Arrives!

5:50 p.m. Reading of “Twas the Night Before Christmas”

5:55 p.m. Jazz Spectrum

6 p.m. Mayor Lentz countdown to Tree Lighting and Fireworks Show!

6:10 p.m. Santa’s Cottage opens and ice sculpture demonstration begins.

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