Monday, November 19, 2012
Several days full of winter-themed fun start on Dec. 7 with the tree lighting ceremony in downtown Oswego.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
Monday, November 19, 2012
Editor's Note: The following is a press release provided by the Village of Oswego: The Village of Oswego invites you to the annual Christmas Walk Celebration, held on Friday to Sunday, Dec. 7-9 throughout Oswego. The festivities kick-off on Friday, Dec. 7, from 5 to 9 p.m. in downtown Oswego. The night will begin with the tree lighting ceremony at 5 p.m. At 7 p.m., the Silent, Illuminated Fire Truck parade will make its way down Main Street. Fire trucks from Oswego and other local fire departments will participate in this annual event. Other activities throughout the night include Toyland Train rides, the Sledding Hill (giant slide), ice skating rink, ice carving demonstrations, strolling carolers and characters, holiday music, kids …
Monday, December 5, 2011
Sunday's tree lighting ceremony, an annual village celebration, drew the largest crowd organizers had ever seen for this event. Santa and Mrs. Claus helped ring in the Christmas season for hundreds of kids and parents.
It’s officially Christmas time in Montgomery. While hundreds of people watched, cheered and clapped, Santa and Mrs. Claus flipped the switch Sunday night that lit up Montgomery’s Christmas tree outside Village Hall on River Street. The annual ceremony ordinarily draws a crowd, but by many reports, Sunday’s drew the largest number of people organizers had ever seen for this event. Many of them were children, and their eyes lit up as Santa Claus made his entrance, riding in the bucket of a Montgomery and Countryside Fire Protection District truck. Santa joined Mrs. Claus on the ground, then made his way to the tree, which had been decorated with ornaments made by local children. After the tree was lit, the festivities kicked into high gear. …
Friday, December 2, 2011
Hundreds of thousands of lights will be on hand for these tree-lightings and other holiday displays throughout the southwest suburbs. Did we miss your favorite seasonal lights display? Let us know in the comments below.
WHAT: Naperville Trolley & Tours will lead trips through Naperville to view the lights on decorated homes. WHEN: Visit the website for days and to check for availability. WHERE: Throughout the city MORE INFO: Call 630-420-2223 WHAT: Trees will be lit, and Santa, hot cocoa, cookies, music, and holiday cheer will be on hand. WHEN: 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 WHERE: Main Street at Seven Bridges, 6320 Main St. MORE INFO: Check out Woodridge Patch's event listing, or call 630-960-7080 WHAT: School bus ride with refreshments to view the 10 winners of the Darien Holiday Decorating Contest. WHEN: 6:30 and 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20 to Thursday, Dec. 22 WHERE: Throughout the city MORE INFO: Visit Darien Patch's event listing, or call 630-852-5000 WHAT…
Friday, November 25, 2011
The City of Lights led the way in tree-lighting ceremonies this year, flipping the switch on its holiday tree on Wednesday.
Yes, it was the day before Thanksgiving. But in Aurora, the Christmas season officially began Wednesday night. That’s when the city held its annual tree-lighting ceremony, complete with a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus, outside North Island Center on Galena Boulevard. Mayor Tom Weisner flipped the switch that turned on the multicolored lights, with the help of this year’s Miss Merry Christmas and Jack Frost, Aurorans Madeline Assell and Edwin Ramos, respectively. Aurora resident Judi Kessler donated the massive pine tree that serves as the city’s main holiday decoration this year. Kessler’s husband Lin died last year, and had named the tree George. Kessler donated it in his memory, according to Weisner, and the ornaments that hung …
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Montgomery, Aurora and Oswego have set their tree lighting ceremonies for this year. Come on out and share in the season.
Yeah, we know what you’re thinking. Thanksgiving doesn’t happen until Thursday, why are we already thinking about Christmas? Well, with decorations creeping into stores shortly after Halloween, and holiday music blaring from radio stations already, we’ll just have to face it: the Christmas season is here already. And the next couple of weeks will see holiday celebrations in several towns around the area. Montgomery’s annual tree lighting is set for Sunday, Dec. 4, at 5 p.m. at Village Hall, 200 N. River Street. First up, students from local grade schools will decorate the village’s Christmas tree with handmade ornaments, before Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive in a fire truck to help light the tree. Students will then regale the audience with …
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
The VACKC’s annual Troop Tree lighting and decorating ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, outside the Kendall County Health and Human Services Building.
One tree gracing the lawn outside the Kendall County Health and Human Services Building in Yorkville is more than just another piece of landscaping. The evergreen is also a living memorial honoring the men and women from Kendall County who have served and continue to serve the country. The tree, donated by Russ & Dee's Christmas Tree Farm in Newark, was planted in 2007 at the request of retired Vietnam War veteran Ed Dixon, the superintendent of the Veterans Assistance Commission of Kendall County. “It’s something I thought needed to be done,” he said. “There are a lot of stone memorials and plaques, but this is something living. We should keep the memory alive of all of those who are serving and who served.” The Veterans Assistance …