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Tree Lighting Ceremony Nov. 23

Kick off the holiday season by joining the Schaumburg Fire Department in officially welcoming Santa Claus to town on Friday, November 23 for the annual tree lighting ceremony.

Holiday carols will begin at 6 p.m. at the Al Larson Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Ct. The fire department will escort Santa on a fire truck that will arrive at 6:30 p.m. in the plaza between the Robert O. Atcher Municipal Center and the Prairie Center.

The plaza tree will be decorated with ornaments crafted by area youth groups and organizations. Santa will be greeted by village officials who will assist him with his lighting duties. After the tree lighting, Santa will meet with children in the Al Larson Prairie Center for the Arts’ Maggie Atcher Theatre where parents are encouraged to bring their cameras for photos. Seasonal entertainment will be featured and refreshments will be served. The event is co-sponsored with the Schaumburg Jaycees.

Attendees are encouraged to bring nonperishable food items to this event for the Schaumburg Food Pantry. Requested items include canned meals and pasta, soup, juice, snacks and crackers, dry pasta, tomato products, tissues, paper towels, toothpaste, shampoo and conditioner. All items can be placed in the designated boxes located in the Prairie Center lobby. Additionally, items will be accepted at the Robert O. Atcher Municipal Center during business hours, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday - Friday through Thursday, December 27.

Schedule of Events

  • 6 to 6:30 p.m. - Caroling by the Village President, Village Board and Clerk
  • 6:30 p.m. - Santa arrives via fire truck to light the tree with the Village President
  • 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. - Holiday balloon twisters and character appearance featuring The Grinch & Cindy Lou Who
  • 6:45 to 8:30 p.m. - Santa meets with children in the Maggie Atcher Theatre
  • 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. - Schaumburg Youth Choir performs carols

For more information, contact Special Events Coordinator Roxane Benvenuti at (847) 923-3605 or