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Christmas in the Commons

December 10, 2023, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm


The Village of New Lenox is continuing its Christmas in the Commons tradition with another year of lights and holiday festivities in the Village Commons. Christmas in the Commons will be taking place on the dates listed below, so be sure to mark your calendars! Events are free with no admission ticket required. 

The incredible display of lights will return along with our 50-foot tall lighted Santa Claus (and a few new surprises!), and a full calendar of holiday activities will accompany the lights, including visits from Santa, horse-drawn wagon rides, synthetic skating rinks, visits from reindeer, and much more! These events and all the accompanying activities are free, and no admission tickets are required.

Scroll to the bottom of this page and select a corresponding link for more details on our activities.

A portion of Veterans Parkway will be closed for these events to accommodate the event activities. Limited parking is available on the street.

Parking is available in the south lot of the Village Hall, at the New Lenox Public Library, at Old Plank Trail Community Bank, and at Trinity Services. Accessible parking is available in the New Lenox Police Department’s administrative parking lot, located to the southeast of the New Lenox Police Department.

Food & Beverage
Food will be available for sale from an assortment of food trucks at each event. Additionally, select holiday market vendors may have pre-packaged food available for sale.

December 2: Auntie Anne’s, Martino’s Mobile Pizza, Smokin’ Z BBQ
December 3: Martino’s Mobile Pizza, Nikki Rae’s Sandwiches, Not Your Mama’s Trailer
December 9: Code One Coffee, Nikki Rae’s Sandwiches, Smokin’ Z BBQ
December 10: Auntie Anne’s, Code One Coffee, Joey’s Red Hots
December 16: Drew’s Dogs, MiaBella’s Wood Fired Pizza
December 17: Drew’s Dogs, MiaBella’s Wood Fired Pizza
December 23: Joey’s Red Hots, Wally’s Waffles

The Village of New Lenox will be selling hot cocoa (regular or spiked), bottled water, and 2023 souvenir mugs from the concession stand. S’mores kits will also be sold in this location courtesy of Gina’s Teardrop Cafe. Fire pits will be located throughout the venue for toasting marshmallows (or just resting and getting warm!).

NEW THIS YEAR: The Village is excited to welcome the Arrowhead Ales Christmas Lounge as part of this year’s Christmas in the Commons festivities. The lounge will be located in a heated tent in front of the Village Hall, and inside visitors will find a variety of brews and snacks being served up by Arrowhead Ales Brewing Company. Highlighting the menu is a new brew created especially for New Lenox and Christmas in the Commons, a milk stout with marshmallow, chocolate, and peppermint called β€œBig Lit Kringle.”


For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Free Photos with Santa.


December 10, 2023
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Village of New Lenox
1 Veterans Pkwy
New Lenox, IL 60451 United States
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