Tree Lighting at North School Park & Festive Fun at Harmony Park

The Village's Special Events Commission and the Arlington Heights Park District celebrate the kick-off to the holiday season with the Tree Lighting at North School Park and festive fun at Harmony Park, in downtown Arlington Heights on the Friday after Thanksgiving each year. 

2023 Tree Lighting Event Lineup 
Celebrate the kick-off of the holiday season with the lighting of North School Park and Harmony Park on Friday, November 24th, 2023!

North School Park
  • 4:30 p.m.: See Park District Vibe Dance Group and hear Hersey School Dickens Carolers.
  • 5:00 p.m.: Arlington Heights Park Board President Maryfran Leno and Arlington Heights Mayor Thomas W. Hayes will welcome guests, followed by the lighting of North School Park!
Family Fun at Harmony Park: 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
  • See ice carvers in action as they carve holiday themed ice sculptures.
  • Get up close to real life reindeer 
  • Walk inside a giant ornament of lights
  • Take pictures at photo stations
  • Get a professional photo taken for free
Trolleys Loop from 3:45 - 6:45 p.m. 
Trolleys will be looping from Harmony Park to North School Park, 3:45 - 6:45. Dickens era characters will be on the trolleys, sharing stories about Arlington Heights in the past.

Parking Information
Many nearby parking lots offer free parking to event goers! The parking garage at Eastman and Evergreen can become congested during this event. Visit the Tree Lighting Parking Map to find parking opportunities and plan ahead! 

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