Barrington Giving Day 2017

Date: 11/01/2017 - 12/08/2017

Elk Grove Village Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony welcomes in the winter holiday season. This annual event has been kicking-off Elk Grove Village’s holiday season since 1998.

The 2017 ceremony will feature a holiday performance by Gary Lewis & the Playboys!

Following the performance, a special guest will join Mayor Johnson in throwing the switch to light up the holiday tree and turn on over 250,000 lights around the Municipal Complex, Elk Grove Public Library, Elk Grove Park District Pavilion, and on the Village's Holiday Tree. A special fireworks display will follow the tree lighting, announcing the entrance of Santa and his elves. Hot chocolate, coffee and cookies will be provided. Friday, November 24, 2017 - 4:00 p.m. Refreshments - 4:30 p.m. Holiday Concert by Gary Lewis & the Playboys - 5:30 p.m. Tree Lighting.  Town Center Village Green - 901 Wellington Avenue-

Bartlett Holiday Tree Lighting

Date: 12/01/2017 5:00 PM

Location: Bartlett Park Log Cabin

102 N. Eastern Avenue

Bartlett, Illinois 60103

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Start your holidays at the annual Tree Lighting sponsored by the Bartlett Chamber of Commerce with the Bartlett Park District and the Village.

5 to 6:30 p.m. - Bartlett Lions Club invites you to visit Santa at the Log Cabin. Bring your own camera and take photos of your little ones with Santa!

7 p.m. - The Holiday Tree will be lit in Bartlett Park at North Avenue and Oak Avenue.


Thursday, December 7, 2017

Ring in the holiday at this seasonal pleaser! A downtown count down to lighting up the City along with the Mayor, local music groups, goodies, give-aways and a special appearance from Santa Claus! A free spaghetti dinner at the fire station on Meadow Drive immediate follows. Happy Holidays Rolling Meadows!
December 7, 2017


6:00 PM - 6:30 PM


Downtown Rolling Meadows on Kirchoff Road - in front of the McDonald's


Rolling Meadows, IL 60008


847-394-8500 x1002




Join the Village of Roselle, the Roselle Public Library, and the businesses along Roselle’s Main Street as we host the Celebrate the Season & 2nd Annual Cocoa Crawl on November 25, 2017. We will kick off the holiday season and support Small Business Saturday starting with Celebrate the Season hosted by the Roselle Public Library, 40 S. Park St., at 1:00 p.m. The Cocoa Crawl will begin from the library after Santa arrives by fire truck at 2:00 p.m. and will continue down Roselle's Main Street.

Celebrate the Season    1:00 to 2:00 p.m.

The “Celebrate the Season” event begins at the Roselle Public Library 40 S. Park St., at 1:00 p.m. on November 25, with featured guest entertainer Kevin Ferris & the Infinite Possibilities. Santa Claus and Rose Queen Shana Abraham will arrive to greet the children at 2:00 p.m.

Cocoa Crawl    2:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Grab Cocoa Crawl passport sheets and get stamps at each of the following participating businesses for the chance to win prizes:

Rockstar Salon & Spa

Montenegro Paper

All Things Woof, Meow Too

Angela's Mart

Orangetheory Fitness Roselle-Bloomingdale

Langner Eye Care

Roselle Flowers

Edward Jones - Financial Advisor Robert D Barry

Little Red Ribbon

Bella Capelli Salon & Spa

1913 Restaurant & Wine Bar

Anytime Fitness Roselle

Roselle Public Library District

Jimmy John's

Roselle Lions Club

American Legion Post 1084 - Roselle, Illinois

Roselle History Museum

Zeaport Equipment

Roselare Brewery & Tap Room

Cocoa Crawl Entertainment Schedule

Join us in the Civic Plaza at the corner of Main and Prospect Streets for entertainment during the Cocoa Crawl!

2:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m. Schedule TBA

4:30 p.m. Parade to the Community Tree & Tree Lighting Ceremony

The Cocoa Crawl is a great opportunity for families to visit Roselle’s local businesses for cocoa, treats, and other specials on Small Business Saturday, which falls on the Saturday after Thanksgiving each year. Beloved characters from Disney’s Frozen, Elsa and Anna, will be at the Cocoa Crawl for photo opportunities,  and entertainment will be ongoing in the Town Center Plaza at the corner of Main and Prospect Streets throughout the afternoon.

A Community Tree will also be featured in the Town Center Plaza. Families may bring an ornament from home* or make one during the event with the Roselle Lions Club at the American Legion Hall, 344 E. Maple Ave., to put on the Community Tree. The Community Tree will be decorated with ornaments from the community and lit at the conclusion of the Cocoa Crawl.

*If you bring ornaments from home, please know that all ornaments placed on the Roselle Community Tree will be considered donations. Ornaments will not be returned to participants.

Streamwood Luminaria - Friday, December 1

Volunteers, civic organizations and families help bring the holiday spirit to Streamwood by lining Park Boulevard, the Veteran’s Memorial and Village Hall as well as other areas throughout town with Luminaria.  After visiting with Santa and Mrs. Claus, join us in front of the Veteran’s Memorial for our annual holiday tree lighting.  Luminaria is held on the first Friday of December starting at 6:30 pm.

Chamber Open House
Bloomingdale Chamber members and friends are invited to stop by the Chamber office at 104 S. Bloomingdale Rd. on Friday, Dec. 1, from 4-6 p.m. for light refreshments prior to the Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6:30 p.m.
Cost: None?this is a small gift to you in appreciation for your ongoing support

Mount Prospect

Magical Animated Holiday Light Show at Randhurst Village
Saturday, December 3rd,
through Sunday, December 17th, 2017

Time: 6pm - 8pm every half hour.
Randhurst Village
Rand Road and Elmhurst Road
Mount Prospect, IL, 60056                                                                                                                              847-259-0500
The Magical Animated Holiday Light show is truly an amazing exhibition and is one that is sure to have the entire family awestruck. Without a doubt this 3-D projection on the Hampton Hotel which brings everything to life, is one of Chicagoland’s best free holiday events. The half-hour show features images of elves, snow, ice cycles, Christmas decorations and much more all set to the sound of stunning holiday music.

Hanover Park

Date: December 1, 2017
Time: 6:00pm
Location: Village Hall, 2121 Lake St., Hanover Park
Each year, the Village hosts its annual Tree Lighting Ceremony.  Entertainment and refreshments are provided, and a special guest arrives to "flip the switch" and light up the Village welcoming in the holiday season.  Watch for updates on the 2017 event.  


DECEMBER 2, 2016 @ 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM               | FREE!

The annual festival in downtown Des Plaines! Join Mayor Bogusz, Santa & his elves, and the Minions to light up the great holiday tree in Metropolitan Square. The festivities start at 4:00 when students and local organizations decorate their own holiday trees. Santa arrives at 4:30, and there’s great entertainment right up until we countdown and throw the giant switch at 6:30 to light up downtown!





Hoffman Estates Village Hall 
1900 Hassell Road, Hoffman Estates

The Village of Hoffman Estates collects non-perishable goods during all business hours and donates these items to the local Township pantries listed below. Look for the collection bin in the lobby near the front counter. Coupons are also collected and provided to the food pantries to assist with purchase of items low in stock.

Hanover Township Food Pantry 
Hanover Township Astor Avenue Community Center 
7431 Astor Avenue, Hanover Park, IL 
Donations are accepted during all business hours

Pantry hours are 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Monday, 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, 
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Wed, Thurs. and Friday and 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday. 

Hanover Township residents can use the food pantry twice per month, once between 1st - 15th and once between 16th - 31st. Residents can also come once a week on Wednesday or Fridays for bread.

For more information call: 630-540-9085 

Schaumburg Township Food Pantry 
1 Illinois Blvd, Hoffman Estates, IL 
Pantry Usage for Residents of Schaumburg Township 
Donations can be made during all business hours. Large donations should use the north entry and stop at Room 101 for assistance. 

Residents of Schaumburg Township may visit the food pantry once every 6 to 8 weeks. Appointments are required along with a photo ID and current gas or electric bill. Verification of residency is required for each pantry usage. 

Pantry hours are 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, except when closed for holidays. For more information call: 847-884-0030. 

Palatine Township Food Pantry 
Palatine Township Center 
721 S. Quentin Road, Palatine, IL 
Donations can be made during all business hours

Families may come to the Food Pantry every 30 days for groceries, free of charge. Dairy products and meat are available in addition to breads, canned and boxed food. The client choice Food Pantry offers the ability to shop for individual preferences. 

Pantry hours are Monday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and the 3rd Saturday of each month from 8:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. For more information call: 847-358-6700.

Barrington Township Food Pantry
602 S. Hough Street, Barrington, IL 60010

Pantry hours are from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more information please call 847-381-5632.

Willow Creek Care Center
67 E. Algonquin Road, South Barrington, IL 60010

This is a partial list of Food Banks, please check with your local city to see where you can drop off food.