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Posted on: November 8, 2018

Orland Park Welcomes Season with Holiday Festival & Tree Lighting

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The Village of Orland Park officially welcomes the holiday season each year on the Sunday after Thanksgiving. The community’s annual holiday festival and tree lighting ceremony will be held this year on Sunday, November 25.

“Coming together as a community to welcome the holiday season is a long-standing Orland Park tradition,” said Trustee Dan Calandriello, chair of the village’s Recreation and Parks Committee. “It’s fun to see the many families come to see Santa, enjoy the holiday music and be a part of our annual tree lighting.” 

The holiday market with food, crafts and holiday items opens outside at the Orland Park Village Center, 14700 South Ravinia Avenue, at 3:30 p.m.

The festivities begin with the tree lighting outside of the Frederick T. Owens Village Hall, 14700 South Ravinia Avenue, at 4:30 p.m.  Once the tree and lighted displays are lit, the holiday festival will continue inside and outside of the Orland Park Civic Center until 7:30 p.m.

The event features the Carl Sandburg High School Chamber Choir, the Jerling Junior High School Choir, the Orland Park Comedy Improv Team, the village’s Junior and Senior Dance Companies, Orland Park Library Story Telling and “Beyond the Nutcracker” performance by Ballet 5:8.

Attendees will also enjoy visits with Santa, sleigh rides, seeing live reindeer, kiddie car train rides for $1.00 per child per ride, make and take crafts and more.

Scout troops, churches, athletic organizations, youth groups and local clubs are invited to adopt community trees to decorate on the village green. A limited number of trees are available and there is no cost to participate. 

Trees will be assigned on a first come, first served basis and are approximately five feet tall and will include lights and a sign with the organization’s name.

Participating groups must provide the decorations, handmade or store bought. Organizations are asked to have their trees decorated by November 25 in time for the holiday festival.

Vendor spots remain available for the holiday market with a variety of sellers welcomed including ready to eat food, crafts, jewelry, holiday décor and more. Interested vendors may contact Doreen Biela at dbiela@orlandpark.org or call 708/403-6266.

Further information about Orland Park’s holiday festival is available by calling the village’s Recreation Department at 
708/403-7275.

 

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