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. Free admission.

Schedule Highlights

Santa Claus will arrive and the trees will be lit at approximately 5:45 p.m.


  • Visit with Santa
  • Family photo opportunities
  • Holiday music
  • Holiday games
  • Visit with The Grinch, located at Kelly Stetler Real Estate Sponsor tent

Food and Beverage

  • Sugar Mama's Mini Donuts - Selling treats and hot cocoa 

This year, the People's Choice Award is back. Visit the District’s Facebook page between Monday, November 29 and Thursday, December 2 at Noon to "Like" your favorite tree to cast your vote. The winning group will be announced at the Tree Lighting and receive a complimentary tree in 2022!


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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