Orland Park Welcomes Christmas Season with Holiday Festival

Orland Park Welcomes Christmas Season with Holiday Festival
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Orland Park Welcomes Christmas Season with Holiday Festival (Orland Park, IL) — The Village of Orland Park officially welcomes the holiday season with the annual Holiday Festival, Tree Lighting and Parade on Sunday, November 27 at the Orland Park Village Center, 14700 South Ravinia Avenue.

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“Coming together as a community to welcome the holiday season is a long-standing tradition in Orland Park,” said Mayor Keith Pekau. “I look forward to spending the festive occasion with residents again this year as we gather to celebrate the season.”

The event begins at 4 p.m. as the holiday parade travels down Ravinia Avenue from 151st Street to the official Village Christmas Tree at Village Hall. The parade will feature local organizations, decorated vehicles, the Carl Sandburg High School Marching Eagles and Chamber Choir, the Village of Orland Park Dance Company and Children’s Theater as well as the special arrival of Santa Claus!

Schools, businesses, community groups and organizations are invited to participate in the parade.  A limited number of spots are available.

The holiday market opens immediately following the parade.  Vendors will offer a variety of holiday-themed items and ready-to-eat foods for purchase.

Immediately following the parade, join Mayor Pekau for the official lighting of the Christmas Tree in the Village Circle outside of Village Hall. The tree lighting includes a walk-through of the holiday lights displayed throughout the Village Green. Community trees, generously donated by the Orland Park Lions Club, are “adopted” and decorated by local area groups, families, businesses and organizations. A few trees remain available for adoption.

Looking for a tree to take home? The Orland Park Lions Club will offer Christmas Trees and wreaths for sale at the event from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on November 27.

Children are invited to take part a coloring contest, enjoy holiday entertainment featuring dance and musical groups, children’s crafts and visits with Santa in the Orland Park Civic Center after the tree lighting.

To reserve a spot as a vendor in the holiday market, adopt a holiday tree or participate in the parade, contact Doreen Biela at dbiela@orlandpark.org or call (708)403-6266.

Further information is available online at orlandpark.org/holidayfest or by calling the Village’s Recreation & Parks Department at (708)403-5000.

Orland Park Welcomes Christmas Season with Holiday Festival

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