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Celebrate the holiday season at the Evanston Tree Lighting ceremony. 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, the Tree Lighting is at Church Street Plaza at the intersection of Church St. and Maple Ave. 

Tree Lighting Program

5:00pm--Performance by Evanston Children's Choir
5:15pm--Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive 
5:30pm--Mayor Hagerty lights the tree
5:45pm--Performance by Evanston Own It
6:15pm--Holiday carolers perform with a kick-off "Rudolph" sing along with red noses 

Special thanks to the sponsors of the Tree Lighting: Northwestern University, First Bank & Trust, and Valli Produce

After the Tree Lighting from 6:30pm to 8:00pm, warm up with hot chocolate and take photos with Santa at The Crystal Ballroom (529 Davis St.) or Mrs. Claus at The Hilton Garden Inn (1818 Maple Ave.)