It's "snow" secret- it's that time of year again! Welcome the holiday season to Downtown Highland Park on Saturday, November 23 during the City's Annual Holiday Lighting Event from 3:00 pm until 5:30 pm. Enjoy the sounds of holiday cheer from the Highland Park High School Marching Band and the Lake Forest Country Day SchoolChoir, while watching a classical holiday performance. The Nutcracker will be presented by students from the Irina Makkai Classical Ballet School in the windows of Uncle Dan's -- just one of many festivities during the tree-mendous lighting event.
Make memories merry and bright by challenging the little ones to a scavenger hunt, suitable for the whole family. After the winter fun and prizes have been awarded, stay for the breathtaking view as over 200 trees in the Downtown Highland Park are lit for the 2013 holiday season. But don't pack up the sleigh just yet, because Santa Claus is coming to town! Children of all ages will delight at the sight of the man in the red suit during this very special holiday event. Jolly Old Saint Nick will be available for pictures with children, and will give warm winter wishes for all.
While you're making your list- and checking it twice- take advantage of free parking from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm on the day of the Annual Holiday Lighting Event and spend the afternoon in Downtown Highland Park! Tis the season to browse the 80+ retailers and 25+ salons and spas in Downtown Highland Park to find the perfect something for everyone on your holiday shopping lists. Refuel and stay warm with a cup of wassail or a delicious meal from one of 40+ restaurants throughout the Downtown.
For more information about the Holiday Lighting Event, please contact Luke Banaszak in the City Manager's Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn about other exciting holiday happenings in Downtown Highland Park visit www.downtownhp.com or "like" the Downtown Highland Park Alliance on Facebook.
The Downtown Highland Park Alliance is a public-private partnership of the Highland Park CBD Property Owners Association, the City of Highland Park and the Highland Park Chamber of Commerce. The Alliance was founded in 2008 to enhance the economic vitality of Downtown Highland Park. The operations and promotions of the Alliance are funded by a Special Service Area commercial property tax currently authorized through 2013. For more information visit www.downtownhp.com or call 847.780.4293.