Festival of Lights
Where: Old Town Park & Museum
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Beginning Nov. 30, 2018, the Festival of Lights returns for the sixth straight year in bigger and brighter fashion. Pedestrians and motorists alike are treated to a sparking display of holiday lights and sights in Old Town Park and Old Town Bloomingdale through Christmas Eve.
The Lighting Ceremony kicks off at exactly 6:30 p.m., November 30 when Bloomingdale Park Board of Commissioners President Buzz Puccio and Village of Bloomingdale Mayor Franco Coladipietro pull the giant switch to illuminate Old Town Park and the Village's Holiday Tree in the adjacent piazza.
November 30 Activities
Chamber of Commerce Open House | 4-5:30PM
Visit the Chamber to receive your map of various holiday-themed ice sculptures sponsored by local businesses located throughout Old Town Bloomingdale during the Festival of Lights. Visit the Chamber's table in the piazza around 6 p.m. for one of 300 reusable shopping totes full of inserts, coupons, giveaways and more.
Pan American Bank Santa Claus & Live Reindeer | 4-7PM
Visit Pan American Bank and Trust on the corner of Lake & 3rd streets for Santa Claus and live reindeer. The bank will also provide hot cocoa and goodie bags.
Holiday Show at the Museum | 5-9PM
The popular LEGO exhibit returns with nine freight and/or passenger trains racing around the track. Kid crafts, Elf on the Shelf and complimentary refreshments are part of every holiday Museum experience.
Village of Bloomingdale Kris Kringle Market | 5-8:30PM
Inspired by the Christkindlesmarkt in Nuremberg, Germany, which began in 1545, the Village of Bloomingdale’s Kris Kringle Market features local vendors and adds a unique shopping experience to Old Town Bloomingdale.
Park District Horse-drawn Carriage Rides | 5:30-8PM
Cruise the lights and sighs of Old Town Park's Festival of Lights on an old-fashioned carriage ride. Rides are FREE and seat a maximum of two adults and four children.
Park District Train Rides | 5:30-8PM
Enjoy a FREE train ride underneath the Old Town Park Pavilion. No registration is necessary.
Tree Lighting Ceremony | 6:30PM
Old Town Park and the Village's Holiday Tree on the piazza will be simultaneously lit up with the giant switch!
Santa on the Piazza | 7-8:30PM
Enter a raffle to win a carriage ride with Santa around Old Town Park.