Bring your families downtown on Saturday, December 3, 4-7pm to watch the annual tree lighting with City Clerk Mendoza, Santa and other special visitors. Enjoy holiday music by Evanston Children's Choir, NU Purple Haze and On the Spot Brass Quintet. Colectivo Coffee will have complimentary hot chocolate at the event available first come, first serve.

Stop in Rotary International Visitor Center - right across from the holiday tree - to warm up and learn how Rotary makes lasting change while enjoying hot cocoa and cookies. 

The tree lighting will take place right at 5:30pm after which Santa will have photo ops at The Merion (1615 Chicago Ave.) so get those lists ready! The Merion will have hot cider and churros and a special treat on the way out. 

5:00pm | Evanston Children's Choir 
5:20pm | Welcome by City Clerk Mendoza
5:30pm | Tree Lighting with City Clerk Mendoza, Santa and special guests
5:40pm | On the Spot Brass Quintet
6:00pm | NU Purple Haze Acapella
6:15-7:30pm | Photos with Santa at The Merion (1611 Chicago Ave.)

Thank you to Valli Produce for their support and to Colectivo Coffee for providing hot chocolate at The Merion for hosting Santa for photos!

Families are welcome to bring donations for the Mayor's Holiday Toy, Food & Book Drive to The Merion, which has a donation box. Click here to learn more.