At 7 p.m. on the first Friday in December for years, Santa Claus emerged from a Homewood fire truck to push the big white button that lights up the Irwin Park holiday tree.
This year was no exception, but instead of gathering in a dense crowd, singing caroles and loudly counting down from 10 for tree lighting, Homewood and Flossmoor area residents were able to watch a recorded event, the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District's Holiday Lights 2020 Showcase.
The show still included holiday music, with performances by the Churchill School fifth grade choir, performing "Be a Candle . . .
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