It takes a city to deck the halls for the holidays. Per tradition, the City of Lake Forest has secured local donations for the holiday trees in Market Square and the Telegraph Road Train Depot. The Market Square tree comes from the Reverends Gerald and Mary Menk of Faith Lutheran Church. The west-side tree comes from the McAveeney family. A big thanks goes out to Carl Ditomasso for supplying the semi-truck and trailer to move the trees.
Lake Forest’s 31st Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony takes place from 3 to 7 p.m. at 1 Market Square, Lake Forest. Choirists from Lake Forest High School provide live entertainment that will warm you up no matter how cold it is outside.
Here’s a lineup of events:
- 3 p.m.: Live Ice Sculpting by Art Below Zero, refreshments provided by Aramark
- 4 p.m.: Meet Santa
- 4:30 p.m. Caroling with the Lake Forest High School Choristers
- 5:15 p.m. Welcome by Mayor Don Schoenheider. Northwest Lake Forest Hospital pulls the Switch and the Holiday Lights are Set Aglow
PS Kids: Stop by Lake Forest Bank and Trust Company at 727. N. Bank Lane in Lake Forest on Friday, November 28 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. and guess how much money is FROZEN in the ice sculpture. You will receive one Treats Dollar just for guessing (one guess per person).
This event is co-sponsored by The City of Lake Forest and Lake Forest Bank & Trust Company.