Holidays in the Heights

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Holidays in the Heights returns in 2021!

The events and activities below are expected to be better than ever.

  1. Winter Farmer's Market

Saturday, November 13 & Saturday, December 18  

8:00AM-12:00PM

Palos Heights Recreation Center, Orchard Room, 6601 W. 127th Street


  1. Tree Decorating Contest

November 24 - December 31

Memorial Park, located outside City Hall, 7607 W College Dr

Stroll Memorial Park and enjoy Holiday Trees decorated by local organizations. The decorated trees will remain on display at Memorial Park through Dec. 31st.

Winners will be announced at the December 7th City Council Meeting.

  1. Lights in the Heights

November 26, 2021 - January 7, 2022 

Community Park, 7607 W College Drive 

The Public Arts Commission proudly presents Lights in the Heights in Community Park. Mark your calendars for the Friday after Thanksgiving to illuminate the park. Make it a new holiday tradition to come by and make a memory in the festive photo frame!  

  1. Small Business Saturday

Saturday, November 27, 2021 throughout Palos Heights

Support small businesses in Palos Heights and save! Shop at participating area merchants on November 27 and throughout the holiday season and ask about special promotions.

  1. Holiday Tree Lighting

December 3, 2021 - 4:30 PM

Municipal Lot, 12217 S. Harlem Avenue


  1. Kris Kringle Market

December 3, 2021 - 5:00PM-9:00PM & December 4, 2021 - 1:00PM-7:00PM, Presented by CNB Bank & Trust

Municipal Lot, 12217 S. Harlem Avenue

Get your holiday shopping done under two heated tents with 75 vendors. You'll also find a Kids Korner, Santa and a Food Court. 

  1. Celebrate the season

Saturday, December 4, 2021 - All Day

Palos Heights Public Library, 12501 S. 71st Avenue

Celebrate the season with the Palos Heights Public Library. Activities will occur throughout the day. Click here for the full schedule.

  1. Santa Parade

Saturday, December 4, 2021 - 12:00PM

Route Information Available Here

Santa is coming back to Palos Heights, just in time for all the festivities at the Kris Kringle Market!

  1. Trinity christian christmastide 

Saturday, December 4, 2021 - 4:00PM

Ozinga Chapel at Trinity Christian College, 6601 W. College Drive

Musical program features Trinity's vocal and instrumental ensembles with bass and organ, and readings that reflect the theme.


  1. Santa's Holiday Express

Friday, December 10, 2021 — 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm and Saturday, December 11, 2021 — 9:00 am to 11:00 am 

Palos Heights Recreation Center, 6601 W 127th Street

All Aboard! Join the Palos Heights Parks & Recreation Department for a movie night with Santa. Wear your favorite PJs and bring your blanket to help us celebrate the most magical time of the year! There will be pizza on Friday night and donuts/breakfast snacks on Saturday, along with hot chocolate and a visit from Santa all while enjoying the movie Polar Express.

  1. The Enchantment of Christmas

December 12, 2021 - 11:00AM

Palos Country Club

The Palos Heights Woman’s Club Enchantment of Christmas will be held on Sunday, December 12th at the Palos Country Club. Doors open at 10:30 for boutique shopping.  A plated lunch will be served at noon.  In lieu of the traditional house walk, a virtual presentation of decorated homes will be featured at the event.  Following lunch, a beautiful holiday musical program will be performed by Ballet 5:8, with excerpts from the Nutcracker and Noel.  Tickets are $45 and are available at Doughs Guys Bakery, or call Rose at (708) 945-6254.

  1. Noon Year's Eve

December 30, 2021 - 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Palos Heights Recreation Center, 6601 W. 127th Street

Ring in the New Year at noon instead of midnight! The gym will be transformed into a miniature Times Square with music and a "countdown to noon" balloon drop. Registration is required for both children and parents. Tickets are $5 for residents and $7 for non-residents.

Call 708-361-1807 for more information.

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