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Holiday Walk & Tree Lighting

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November 25, 2022

5:00 - 8:30pm


Downtown Glen Ellyn


5:00pm Gathering around the tree
6:00pm Santa begins walking from the Fire Station
6:30pm Tree Lighting
7:00pm - 8:30pm Downtown Black Friday Shopping & Pictures with Santa at the Firehouse


Celebrate the holiday season as downtown Glen Ellyn comes alive with twinkling lights, decorated storefront windows in the theme of "A Storybook Christmas", the sounds of Christmas, and Santa lighting the Christmas Tree.


Free Family Holiday Movies


Saturdays Thanksgiving - Christmas



Glen Art Theatre

540 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn


November 26, 2022 -
Sponsored by: TBA

December 3, 2022  - 

Sponsored by: TBA

December 10, 2022 - 

Sponsored by: TBA

December 17, 2022 - 

Sponsored by: TBA

December 24, 2022 -

Sponsored by: TBA

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Shop Local Glen Ellyn

  • Black Friday - November 25
  • Shop Small Saturday-November 26
  • Cyber Monday - November 28
  • Giving Tuesday - November 29
  • Corporate Holiday Gifts & Events
  • Shop Small Saturday, November 26th- For every dollar spent at a small business, about 67 cents STAYS in the local community. Celebrate the holidays by shopping at local retailers & eating from local restaurants.
  • Cyber Monday, November 28th- Shop local from your home.
  • Giving Tuesday, November 29th – A global day of giving, kicks off the charitable season while many are focused on the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping.The Non-Profits of Glen Ellyn support us. Let's please support our Non-Profits!

Glen Ellyn Polar Plaza Pop-Up Skating Rink

polarbear plaza
Polar Plaza Returning to the
Glenwood Crescent Parking Lot

Opening Thanksgiving Weekend

The Glen Ellyn Polar Plaza, pop-up skating rink, is scheduled to open by Thanksgiving. The 60 foot by 40 foot synthetic ice skating rink will be located in the Glenwood/Crescent Parking Lot.
The rink, which will accommodate a maximum of 50 skaters at a time, is free to residents and visitors to the area. Participants will be skating at their own risk and must bring their own ice skates as rentals will not be available on site.

Letters To Santa Mailbox

Santa Mailbox

Located on the N/E corner of Main St. & Crescent Blvd.

Provided by Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce
Sponsored by Village of Glen Ellyn

November 25th, 2022, Glen Ellyn's very own Letters to Santa mailbox will return on the northeast corner of Main Street and Crescent Boulevard. Children seeking to send their Christmas wishes to Santa Claus may drop them off at Glen Ellyn's very own Letters to Santa mailbox.
Letters “mailed” by Sunday, December 18 will receive a response from Santa, along with a signed photo, thanks to a special arrangement the Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce. Please make sure letters include a return address so that Santa can reply. The mailbox will return to the North Pole on Monday, December 19 until next Christmas!

2022 Holiday Windows "A Storybook Christmas"

The Green Branch Best Overrall

Who has the most decorated windows? Come and view the Holiday Windows in Downtown Glen Ellyn. The 2022 Window Theme is "A Storybook Christmas."

Attention Storefronts

Windows will be judged on Wednesday, November 23.

The categories:

  • Best Overall
  • Best Interpretation of Theme
  • Best Representation of Business
  • Best Children's Theme
  • 3 X Honorable Mention

Need a Gift for the Holiday?

Shopping in Glen Ellyn fosters a thriving, vibrant community for everyone to enjoy. Glen Ellyn Chamber Member Gift Checks are perfect for the holidays. For every dollar spent at a small business, about 67 cents STAYS in the local community. Celebrate the holidays by shopping at local retailers & eating from local restaurants. Shop Local!

Chamber Gift Certificate $10 Sample
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