The City of Highland Park is kicking off the holidays with its Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony on Saturday, November 22 from 3:00-5:30 p.m. at Port Clinton Square. Mayor Rotering and other city officials will be on hand with the Highland Park Chamber of Commerce as more than 200 trees in Downtown Highland Park will be magically lit for the 2014 holiday season. The event is sponsored by the City, Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Alliance.
There will be plenty of family friendly activities throughout Downtown Highland Park including the Holiday Scavenger Hunt from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m., where participants stroll through town searching for answers to fun questions about specific businesses and landmarks. Each participant will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win great prizes.
Live entertainment will be featured on Port Clinton Square including North Shore School of Dance at 3:00 p.m., Lake Forest Country Day School Choir at 3:30 p.m. and Soul 2 Sole Hip Hop at 4:00 p.m., all leading up to the parade arrival at 4:30 p.m. featuring Mayor Rotering, Santa Claus, and the Highland Park High School Marching Band. There will be Nutcracker performances by Irina Makkai Ballet in the windows of Uncle Dan’s, and Nutcracker readings by Clara and the Sugar Plum Fairy at Sprout Kids from 3:00-5:30 p.m.
Everyone is invited to explore and support the charming businesses of Downtown Highland Park. Shoppers will be able to find the perfect gift for anyone on their holiday shopping list from the great mix of unique boutiques and well known retailers, great salons and spas, or one of the many fabulous restaurants and treat shops.
Shop local this holiday season and enjoy the lights and fun festivities on this special day with family and friends! Free parking will be available throughout the Central Business District on November 22 as part of the Holiday Lighting Ceremony. For more information, please contact the City Manager’s Office at (847) 926-1000.