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Virtual Holiday Walk & Tree Lighting

Virtual Glen Ellyn Holiday Walk & Tree Lighting Ceremony (2)

The tradition of the Glen Ellyn Holiday Walk continues. Due to Covid-19, we cannot all be there in-person to see the tree lighting as a community, but we can be together virtually!


November 27, 2020


Virtual (YouTube Link)

Please note: This video was  pre-recorded and will be published on November 27 at 6pm


Santa is hard at work LIGHTING UP GLEN ELLYN at this year's Virtual Holiday Walk

The tradition of the Glen Ellyn Holiday Walk continues. Due to Covid-19, we cannot all be there in-person to see the tree lighting as a community, but we can be together virtually!

Yes, Santa himself is coming down from the North Pole and Lighting Up Glen Ellyn with holiday cheer. This holiday season visit the Glen Ellyn Christmas tree, mail your Santa letters, finish your holiday shopping and don't forget to bring home dinner too!

This video is provided by the collaboration of the Glen Ellyn Chamber, the Village of Glen Ellyn, the Glen Ellyn Public Library and the Glen Ellyn Volunteer Fire Company.

Shot and edited by Joey McKenna
Drone footage courtesy of James Scherer

Letters To Santa Mailbox

Santa Mailbox

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

New this year to downtown Glen Ellyn, children seeking to send their Christmas wishes to Santa Claus may drop them off at Glen Ellyn's very own Letters to Santa mailbox. The Santa mailbox is located on the northeast corner of Main Street and Crescent Boulevard.

Letters “mailed” by Friday, December 20 will receive a response from Santa, along with a signed photo, thanks to a special arrangement the Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce and the Glen Ellyn Infant Welfare Society has made with the North Pole. Please make sure letters include a return address so that Santa can reply!

2020 Holiday Windows "Tree of Hope"

Thank you to all the storefronts who participated this year in the Holiday Window Decorating! The 2020 Theme was "Tree of Hope."

The Green Branch

The Green Branch Best Overrall

Marcel's Culinary Experience

Marcel's Best Interpretation of Theme

RE:NEW Project

RENEW Best Representation of Business
ABC Balloon Company
ABC Balloons Best Children's Theme

Alla Moda Boutique

Alla moda 2

The Gnome Colony


Paul's Shoe Service

Paul's Shoe Service

Something is Always Hapening in Glen Ellyn

Holiday Happenings

Visit the Village of Glen Ellyn website for more Holiday Happenings

  • Letters To Santa Mailbox Arrives in Downtown Glen Ellyn
  • Spreading Holiday Cheer: December 1 through December 14
  • And More!

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!

Gift Check

Christmas Tree of Hope Window Clings

Attention Storefronts

Christmas Tree Window Clings available for purchase. These are window clings that will stick on the inside of store windows. Samples and sign up sheet is at the The Bookstore, or they can email me directly at
  • 9" x 9" (Smaller, for doors and or corners of windows) - $25.00 each
  • 18" x 18" (Twice the size for smaller retailers windows) - $45.00 each
  • 24" x 24" (Largest size due to material constraints) - $60.00 each
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