Tree Lighting Ceremony Fundraiser

The Thirty-Eighth Annual Lake Forest Tree Lighting Holiday Celebration, featuring new and exciting activities, will be held on Friday, November 25, 2022, in historic Market Square. This annual event, presented by The Friends of Lake Forest Parks and Recreation Foundation and sponsored by Lake Forest Bank & Trust Company, has become a traditional gathering of family, friends, and visitors to the community. Enjoy an afternoon and evening of live music, kids activities, food and beverages, carolers, LFDA dancers, and Santa!

Friday, November 25
Market Square, Downtown Lake Forest

Schedule of Events

1:00 pm: Holiday movie at Gorton Community Center
2:30 pm: Kids Activities Area featuring:
  • Cookies courtesy of Lake Forest Bank and Trust
  • Arts and crafts activity for kids courtesy of Sage Explorers
  • Holiday goodies for sale at the Friends of Lake Forest Parks and Recreation tent
  • Donuts and coffee provided by the Oertel Group
3:00 pm: Food and Beverages available for sale
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Visits with Santa
3:30 - 4:15: Lake Forest Civic Orchestra and Lake Forest High School Festival Brass Ensemble
4:45 pm: Caroling concert by the Lake Forest High School Choristers
5:00 pm: Lake Forest Dance Academy performance begins, and just after, the lights will be set aglow!
5:30 - 7:30: Music by Hello Weekend


Friends of Lake Forest Parks and Recreation
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