Homer for the Holidays

Homer Glen Christmas Tree Lighting Event Homer for the Holidays - FB Event Cover (FINAL)

December 1, 2018

4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Homer Glen Village Hall, 14240 W. 151st Street

To ring in the Christmas Holiday season, the Village of Homer Glen and the Parks and Recreation Committee are hosting a newly imagined holiday event “Homer for the Holidays,” which will include the annual Tree Lighting ceremony at Village Hall on the first Saturday of December. Homer for the Holidays will feature a full schedule of both indoor and outdoor holiday-themed activities; 

  • Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony introducing a new tree donated by Homer Glen residents James and Nancy Walker and delivered by Homer Tree Care
  • Photos with Santa featuring treats from Fannie May
  • Christmas Hayride along Heritage Circle to view Heritage Park transform into a Winter Wonderland!
  • Holiday Arts & Crafts
  • Letters to Santa Station presented by Hallmark
  • “Dress Your Pet” Holiday Photo Contest Display - see full details below!
  • Christmas Carols sung by students of Homer Junior High School and Oak Prairie Junior High School.
  • Live music from the Cross of Glory band
  • Touch-a-Firetruck provided by Homer Township Fire Protection District
  • Free seasonal refreshments provided by Konow’s Corn Maze and Joey’s Red Hots

This event is free and available to all ages! Come help us spread holiday cheer this year at the Village of Homer Glen! If you are interested in volunteering for the event please email mwalsh@homerglenil.org

Please note that there is a limited amount of time available to visit Santa and ride the Hay Ride before the tree is lighted. 

Dress Your Pet Photo Contest

*No Pets are allowed in Village Hall*

Show your holiday spirit by dressing your pet in Holiday garb! Simply take a photo of your pet in costume and email it to mwalsh@homerglenil.org by Wednesday, November 28. All entries will be displayed in Village Hall for attendees to vote on during the Homer for the Holidays event. Please remember to include your name, phone number and pet’s name in your submission email. All animals are allowed to participate! 

There are three categories:

  • Best Traditional Costume
  • Best Creative Costume
  • Overall Cutest Costume