Village of Orland Park Welcomes Holiday Season on November 27th

Village of Orland Park Welcomes Holiday Season on November 27th
Posted on 11/21/2016

The Village of Orland Park welcomes the holiday season on Sunday, November 27 with Mayor Dan McLaughlin’s Holiday Festival and Tree Lighting. Held at the  Orland Park Civic Center, 14750 South Ravinia Avenue, the free event includes sleigh rides, face painting, make and take crafts, live entertainment and visits with Santa. 

At 5:45 p.m., the crowd will move to the adjacent Frederick T. Owens Village Hall for the mayor’s annual tree lighting.  

“We’ve added to the village’s lights displays this year because Orland Park is a shopping and dining destination and we want people to see what a beautiful community we have --- especially during the holidays,” McLaughlin said

The mayor and the Village Board encourage everyone to play, eat and shop in Orland Park this holiday season. 

“Orland Park is a holiday destination for people from throughout the region and we invite everyone to visit this holiday season,” said Trustee Kathy Fenton, chair of the  village’s Development Services Committee. “We hope that people enjoy the holiday lights as they shop in Orland Park and share a meal at one of the great restaurants in town.”

The 143rd Street Train Station and its adjacent Crescent Park will be decorated and visible from LaGrange Road and by those traveling by train.

“The train station and Crescent Park will be exciting to see for people coming home on the train and for those passing by,” said Trustee Pat Gira, chair of the village’s Recreation and Parks Committee. “It will be like pulling into a station in a Norman Rockwell painting with the snow on the ground and the train station and park decorated with beautiful lights.”

“All of the lights will be LED and we are recycling the lighted decorations we used previously at the Village Center,” the mayor said. “The lights that were used on Ravinia Avenue in the past will be set up at Centennial Park for people to see as they drive to the village’s Winter Wonderland Ice Skating Rink.”