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Celebrate the holiday season at the Evanston Tree Lighting ceremony on Saturday, December 4, 5-7:30pm. Join Mayor Biss, Santa and Mrs. Claus to enjoy an evening of musical performances, holiday cheer and watch the tree light up at 5:30pm.  

Tree Lighting Program
5:00pm--Performance by Evanston Children's Choir
5:15pm--Mayor Biss, Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive
5:30pm--Mayor Biss lights the tree
5:35pm--Northwestern Purple Haze performs
5:50pm--The Actors Gymnasium performers

Hot chocolate, cookies and other treats will be available for purchase during the event and photos with Santa will take place at Fountain Square. Please note that Santa is vaccinated and will be wearing a mask. We ask that all parents and children wear masks if sitting with Santa. If you'd like to take a photo without a mask please maintain a 6 ft distance. Santa has a very busy holiday season coming up!  

Thank you to Fulton Grace, Altomere Insurance and Valli Produce for sponsoring the Holiday Light Celebration!