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New Lenox Christmas in the Commons

12/04/2016 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Daily until 01/08/2017
The Village of New Lennox
1 Veterans Pkwy
New Lenox, IL 60451

New Lenox Christmas in the Commons

New Lenox Christmas in the Commons

The Village of New Lenox will soon be home to the largest lit Santa Claus statue in the United States this holiday season, along with a spectacle of adorning light displays. The annual Christmas at the Commons celebration will kick off with Mayor Tim Baldermann officially lighting the Village tree on Sunday, December 4. Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy some of New Lenox’s popular holiday traditions like a meet-and-greet with Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus, along with their two reindeer. Additionally, guests can partake in a horse-drawn carriage ride, ice skating and go on a tour of the variety of interactive, life-sized lighting displays.

This year’s Christmas in the Commons is undergoing exciting changes.  Christmas in the Commons will now encompass festivities throughout the month of December, including our new holiday lights and ice skating.  These events will begin with our Kick-off Celebration on December 4.  Please see full details on all events:

Holiday Lights

Ice Skating

Kick-off Celebration

See full schedule here

Hundreds of new lights will be featured along the Village’s Commons, which will include:

• Santa Claus – Largest lit Santa Claus in the country, standing at nearly 40 feet tall with 18,500 LED lights in the Commons, equipped with his mailbox to the North Pole below his feet. Guests will have the opportunity to mail letters to Santa by Sunday, December 18 and every single letter will receive a response from ole’ St. Nick
• Police station – The police station will be unrecognizable with pillars transformed into dazzling milky way lights, draped snowflake curtains over archways and an interactive 16-foot walk-through Christmas present
• The Commons – A winter wonderland featuring three 19-foot illuminated trees adorned with bright shining red ornaments, striking ice crystals bursting from the ground and four enchanted trees with snow accumulating on its branches
• New Lenox Village Pond – Two life-sized displays light up the New Lenox Village sign and pond, featuring a vibrant Christmas present and ornament
• Road medians near – Six-foot light pole displays with pearl white LED lights glistening and illuminating roads along the Villages Commons area

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