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Celebrate the holiday season at the Evanston Tree Lighting ceremony on Saturday, December 8, 5-8pm. Join Mayor Hagerty, Santa and Mrs. Claus to enjoy an evening of musical performances, holiday cheer and watch the tree light up at 5:30pm. This year, Mayor Hagerty will light up the live tree planted at the south end of Fountain Square plaza! 

Tree Lighting Program

5:00pm--Performance by Evanston Children's Choir
5:15pm--Mayor Hagerty, Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive 
5:30pm--Mayor Hagerty lights the tree 
5:45pm--Northwestern University Waa-Mu performas
6:00pm--Ice Sculpture Demonstration at Fountain Square  

After the tree lighting celebration, take photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus at Pete Miller's from 6:00pm to 8:00pm and enjoy hot chocolate from Colectivo Coffee while you watch an ice sculpture demonstration at Fountain Square!  

 After the ceremony, several nearby businesses are hosting dining specials:

Koi Fine Asian Cuisine & Lounge is extending their happy hour to the whole dining room on December 8 from 4:30-6:30pm. Enjoy cocktails, starters, and traditional maki for 50% off!

Cupitol Coffee & Eatery is offering buy one get on free kids meals from 4pm to close on Saturday, December 8. 

Edzo's Burger Shop has special holiday shakes--Egg Nog, Gingerbread and Candy Cane