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