The carousel always attracts a big crowd at Holiday Lights in Homewood. (Chronicle file photo)
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Homewood announces Holiday Lights festival lineup

The carousel always attracts a big crowd at Holiday Lights in Homewood. (Chronicle file photo)
The carousel always attracts a big crowd at Holiday Lights in Homewood. (Chronicle file photo)

Holiday Lights in Homewood celebrates the season with an annual family-friendly evening on Friday, Dec. 1 from 5 to 9 p.m. in the heart of the village. 

The evening features a tree lighting ceremony, Elsa, Anna and an elf, free s’mores (while supplies last), holiday mugs with mulled wine, an outdoor marketplace, ice sculpture carvings, an antique car parade, the arrival of Santa and his friends on a Homewood fire truck and more. Holiday Lights in Homewood is free and open to the public. 

Entertainment schedule:

  • 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. – Dance and sing with Elsa, Anna and a holiday elf.
  • 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. – Ride the holiday carousel and trackless train. 
  • 5 p.m. – Mulled Wine and Holiday Mugs sales begin (while supplies last – 600 available – $10 mug + wine, $5 mug only).
  • 5 p.m. – Free, toasted S’MORES (while supplies last). 
  • 5 p.m. – Cookie decorating ($3 suggested donation, while supplies last). 
  • 5 p.m. – Live ice sculpture carving (Martin Avenue, just south of Ridge Road). 
  • 7 p.m. – Parade with Santa steps off at Homewood Fire. Department (Parade route south on Dixie Highway and east on Ridge Road ending at Irwin Center). 
  • 7:10 p.m. – Homewood-Flossmoor Park District’s tree lighting ceremony at Irwin Park. 

In addition to all the various activities, the Cancer Support Center, a Homewood non-profit organization, will pre-sell holiday wreaths, garland and decorative outdoor trees with easy pick-up and loading assistance. For an additional $10,  Homewood-Flossmoor residents, living within delivery radius, can opt for home delivery.

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GoodSpeed Cycles in Homewood has decided to donate their services and deliver the orders from 3 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1.

The deadline for ordering is Nov. 14. You can find information regarding wreath, garland and decorative trees at www.cancersupportcenter.org

For more information, please visit www.homesweethomewood.com. 

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