Tree Lighting in Wilder Park

Thu, Dec 05 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Thank you to everyone attended Tree Lighting in Wilder Park! We'll see you next year. View photos from the event here.

Join the Elmhurst Park District as we kick off the holiday season with the annual Tree Lighting in Wilder Park!

Meet with Santa or head into Wilder Mansion to write him a letter. Sit down for a winter tale courtesy of Elmhurst Public Library. Plus, enjoy holiday entertainment and participate in children's activities, including face painting, cookie decorating and visits with Anna and Elsa. See are full schedule of events below!

Get into the holiday spirit by bringing together your family, friends or organization to decorate one of the 60 holiday trees around the park. Take part in an Elmhurst tradition and pick your tree at the Wagner Community Center!  View our Tree Purchase Frequently Asked Questions page for more information about decorating your tree. ($60R/$68NR Per Tree)

Schedule of Events

5:30 pm Holiday Sing-a-long  
5:45 pm Santa Claus Arrives and Tree Lighting  
6-7:30 pm Outside in Wilder Park Inside Wilder Mansion
  Meet & Greet with Santa Letters to Santa sponsored by Timothy Christian Schools
  Character appearances by Elsa and Anna Story time, bookmark craft with Elmhurst Public Library
  Holiday games and activities Holiday craft with Edward-Elmhurst Health
  Family photo opportunities Cookie decorating courtesy of Whole Foods Elmhurst
  Free Starbucks (while supplies last) Face painting
6:15 pm Hawthorne Children’s Choir Performance on stage  
7:30 pm Event concludes  


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