Tree Lighting

Thu, Dec 02 - 5:30pm
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Join the Elmhurst Park District as we kick off the holiday season with the annual Tree Lighting in Wilder Park on Thursday, December 2, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Visit with Santa while enjoying games, family photo opportunities, holiday music and more. Sugar Mama's Mini Donuts will be there with hot cocoa available to purchase. 

Get in the spirit by decorating one of 60 trees in Wilder Park. Families, businesses, or organizations are invited to decorate one of the trees that will link the park pathway. 

This year, the People's Choice Award is back! Decorate your tree by Sunday, November 28 and photos of each decorated tree will be posted to the District’s Facebook page on Monday, November 29 where people will be asked to “Like” their favorite photo to cast their vote. The winning group will be announced at the Tree Lighting and receive a complimentary tree in 2022!

Pick your tree


This event is outdoors and held rain or shine. In the event of severe weather, please check the Rainout LineUpdates will also be posted on the website and the Elmhurst Park District Facebook page. Event subject to change in accordance with the Restore Illinois Plan.

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