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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

Speading Holiday Cheer: Shop Local & Be Rewarded

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Presented by the Village of Glen Ellyn,
Downtown Alliance and Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce
Beginning December 1 through December 14, enter your name at participating businesses throughout Glen Ellyn for a chance to win a $25 gift check. Four $25 gift checks will be awarded from each participating location for a return shopping, dining or service experience.
  • No purchase is necessary.
  • One entry per household at each location.
  • Be sure to ask about entering when shopping online or over the phone AND when ordering curbside carry-out or delivery!
  • Winners will be contacted after the drawing at each location on December 15.
Remember to Shop Where Your Heart Is this holiday season and support the many merchants who help preserve our Village.

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

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 18 will receive a response from Santa, along with a signed photo, thanks to a special arrangement the Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce, Gather & Collect Vintage Store, 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. The Mailbox will return to the North Pole on Saturday, December 19th until next Christmas!

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

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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!

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