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Festival of Lights: Opening Night

Date: Friday, December 2, 2022
Time: 3:30-8:30PM

Beginning on Friday, December 2, the Festival of Lights returns for the 10th straight year! New and exciting activities each year make this a popular holiday tradition. Pedestrians and motorist alike are treated to a sparkling display of holiday lights, local entertainment, activities for all and visits with Santa Claus.

3:30PM Opening Night Festivities and Kris Kringle Market Open

4:30PM-9PM Shuttles from Prairie Lakes (formerly Indian Lakes) – New This Year!

3:30PM-8:30PM Bloomingdale Park District Museum Exhibit OpenVisit the museum for children’s activities, viewing the exhibits and for a cup of hot chocolate!

3:30PM-8:30PM Kris Kringle Market; Old Town Bloomingdale AreaBrowse and visit with specialty vendors to purchase your holiday gifts from a variety of itemsincluding homemade crafts, gifts, Christmas de´cor, kitchen items, candles, jewelry, home de´cor,wood art, handmade soaps, homemade pet treat, pet apparel, crochet items, spice mixes, dried herbsand oils, fresh holiday arrangements, food trucks, sweets, and beer & wine. Children’s activities arealso part of festivities including crafts, game with prizes, face painting and a very special guest the children can take pictures with!!

3:30PM-6:30PM Pan American Bank & Trust Open House, Visits With Santa & Giant Snow GlobeOpen house with Santa and treats (3:30-6:30PM), and a giant snow globe for photo opportunities until

8:30PM.3:30PM-6:30PM Bloomingdale Chamber of Commerce Open HouseVisit the Chamber offices to learn more about your local businesses!

4:30PM-8PM Santa’s Train Rides; Old Town Park Pavilion7PM Tree and Park Lighting Ceremony; OldTown Park PavilionWatch the lights sparkle as the tradition continues with the Bloomingdale Fire Department and Santa Claus!

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