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Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony 2021

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  2. City of Oak Forest Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony

    Join Mayor Hank Kuspa and Santa Claus as they ring in the holiday season at the annual Christmas parade and tree lighting ceremony on Saturday, December 4 at 4 p.m. - NEW TIME.

  3. Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting Information

    Parade entries are due by November 30. Parade staging information will be sent via email.  

    • The tree lighting ceremony takes place at the gazebo at City hall after the parade.

    • The trim-a-tree contest winners will be announced during the ceremony. After the ceremony, families can enjoy refreshments and visit with Santa Claus.

    • Please consider donating an unwrapped toy to the Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation this holiday season. A donation box will be located near the gazebo.
  4. Trim-a-Tree Contest


    Winners will be announced at the Tree Lighting Ceremony on Saturday, December 4, 2021.  

    • The trim-a-tree contest is open to Oak Forest residents, businesses and organizations.

    • Trees must be decorated by Tuesday, November 30, 2021. You will receive an e-mail when the trees are up and ready for your decorations.

    • All decorations must be weather resistant and securely fastened to trees. Lights cannot be accommodated.

    • Please provide a sign identifying your tree. Signs on stakes work best.
  5. Please indicate estimated number of participants in your group (adults and children).

    All registered parade participants will receive an email the week of November 22 with staging and parade information. 

    If you have any questions or concerns, please call 708-687-4050, ext. 1043 or send us an email (select general inquiries under department drop down).   

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