GSU/CPA Stomping Grounds Sept-Oct 2017

For a number of years, local residents have enjoyed Homewood's winter festival, Holiday Lights, but apparently the rest of the world is discovering the event, too.The turnout Friday, Dec. 1, amazed some local residents and village officials.Although no precise crowd count was available, Homewood Events Manager Allisa Opyd estimated at least 4,500 people attended, putting attendance about 50 percent higher than last year."It was crazy," she said and noted that village officials are already beginning to plan next year's event with an eye toward accounting for increasingly larger crowds.Parking spots were hard . . .

Winter events



  • Nanny Nikki holiday music program at Flossmoor Public Library, 1000 Sterling Ave., at 11 a.m.
  • You Matter 2 Winter Wonderland from noon to 4 p.m. at Flossmoor Community Church, 2218 Hutchison Road. Holiday fun and activities for the whole family to enjoy. Tickets are $5 to $10 at bit.ly/3VLh2m4.
  • Miracle on Martin in downtown Homewood, 3 to 6 p.m. Ice sculpture walk, horse-drawn carriage rides, s’mores and more.



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