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Tree Lighting Ceremony

November 24, 2023, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


The public is invited to attend Schaumburg’s annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, Nov. 24 that will include caroling and a visit from Santa Claus.

The evening’s activities will begin at 6 p.m. with holiday caroling with the Schaumburg Choral Program at the Al Larson Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Court. Santa will be escorted by the Schaumburg Fire Department and will arrive at 6:30 p.m. to light the tree located at the Jack Siegel Memorial Plaza, located between the Robert O. Atcher Municipal Center and the Al Larson Prairie Center for the Arts. Admission is free.

A new 22’ ornamented tree and holiday decorations will be featured on the plaza and provide wonderful opportunities for Instagram worthy photos! Ornaments crafted by area youth groups and organizations will also be displayed. Santa will be greeted by village officials who will assist him with his lighting duties. After the tree lighting, Santa will meet with children in the Prairie Center’s Maggie Atcher Theatre, where parents/guardians are encouraged to bring their cameras and phones for photos. Seasonal entertainment will be featured, and refreshments will be available.

Attendees are encouraged to bring nonperishable food items to this event for the Schaumburg Food Pantry. Requested items include nonperishable food items, paper goods, personal care items, baby formula, and diapers. All items can be placed in the designated boxes located in the Prairie Center lobby.

Tree Lighting Schedule of Activities:

6 to 6:30 p.m. – Caroling by the Schaumburg Choral Program in the Prairie Center’s Maggie Atcher Theatre

6:30 p.m. – Santa arrives via fire truck to light the tree with the Village President outside in the Jack Siegel Memorial Plaza area between the Municipal Center and the Prairie Center

6 to 8:30 p.m. – Holiday balloon twisters

6:30 to 8:30 p.m. – Character appearances featuring The Elf on the Shelf and a Gingerbread cookie

6:45 to 8:30 p.m. – Santa will be available for photos with children in the Maggie Atcher Theatre inside the Prairie Center

For more information, email Special Events Coordinator Roxane Benvenuti at rbenvenuti@schaumburg.com or dial 311 in the village.


For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Places to See Santa.


November 24, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Al Larson Prairie Center for the Arts
201 Schaumburg Court
Schaumburg, 60193 United States
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