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Grayslake Tree Lighting and Holiday Festival
November 26 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
November 26th, 3:00pm -8:00pm
The Grayslake Chamber of Commerce welcomes you to attend the Annual Holiday Tree Lighting on Friday, November 26th from 3pm -8pm. Tree Lighting Ceremony starts at 5:30pm! Stroll up and down our downtown listening to live madrigal carolers, stop into various shops for cocoa, treats and holiday shopping, enjoy sleigh rides, visit the fine arts show upstairs in Village Hall and take the kids to visit Santa and Mrs. Claus!
Learn more about the festival at www.grayslakechamber.com. Other Activities taking place are as follows:
Holiday Fine Arts Show & Sale:
Visit the Grayslake Arts Alliance on the second floor of the Grayslake Village Hall from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. as they kick off the season with their annual Holiday Fine Arts Show & Sale. The show will feature hanging artwork, prints, and hand-made, one-of-a-kind items available for sale — perfect for all of those people on your holiday gift list. Enjoy a fun, festive evening with music by Bill Chapin and his students. Families are encouraged to stop in for “Take and Make Ornament Kits” (available while supplies last). For more information, please go to www.grayslakeartsalliance.org or visit GAA’s Facebook page
The Grayslake Giving Trees display
Stop by the Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum to see this year’s Grayslake Giving Trees display! Local organizations have decorated trees to illustrate their mission or show this year’s theme: holiday music. The Heritage Center is open from 3-8 PM on Friday, November 26. Votes will be collected through the end of the year.
The Downtown Holiday Window Decorating Competition
Downtown Grayslake businesses are decorating their windows the holiday season, and you’re invited to vote for your favorite. The annual Holiday Window Decorating Competition begins during the Tree Lighting. Enjoy the festive windows and shop small this holiday season.
The Voices of Grayslake Singing Competition
The Voices of Grayslake is a community holiday competition celebrating the musical talents of our community members! Singers can submit videos to the Grayslake Chamber’s Facebook page, introducing themselves and singing a version of “Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire”, Oh Christmas Tree” or “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!” Submissions will close November 19th. The winner will perform at the Tree Lighting Ceremony on November 26th!