Holidays in the Heights

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Holidays in the Heights returns in 2021!

The events and activities below are expected to be better than ever.

  1. Winter Farmer's Market

Saturday, November 13 & Saturday, December 18  

8:00AM-12:00PM

Palos Heights Recreation Center, Orchard Room, 6601 W. 127th Street


  1. Small Business Saturday

Saturday, November 27, 2021 throughout Palos Heights

Support small businesses in Palos Heights and save! Shop at participating area merchants on November 27 and throughout the holiday season and ask about special promotions.

  1. Tree Decorating Contest

Dates TBD

Art Garden, located on 123rd Street, one block west of Harlem Avenue

Stroll the Art Garden and enjoy Holiday Trees decorated by local organizations. The decorated trees will remain on display at the Art Garden through Dec. 31st.

If you or your group would like to decorate a tree for the contest, just submit an application. Winners will be announced at the December 7th City Council meeting.

  1. Holiday Tree Lighting

Date & Time TBD


  1. Kris Kringle Market

December 3, 2021 - 5:00PM-9:00PM & December 4, 2021 - 1:00PM-7:00PM, Presented by CNB Bank & Trust

Municipal Lot, 12217 S. Harlem Avenue

Get your holiday shopping done under two heated tents with 75 vendors. You'll also find a Kids Korner, Santa and a Food Court. Very few vendor spots are still available. Click here for more information. 

This event will not be possible without the sponsorships of local businesses. Click here for more information on available sponsorship opportunities.

  1. Celebrate the season

Saturday, December 4, 2021 - All Day

Palos Heights Public Library, 12501 S. 71st Avenue

Celebrate the season with the Palos Heights Public Library. Activities will occur throughout the day. Click here for the full schedule.

  1. Santa Parade

Saturday, December 4, 2021 - 12:00PM

Route Information Available Soon

Santa is coming back to Palos Heights, just in time for all the festivities at the Kris Kringle Market!

  1. Light the Heights

December 4-21, 2021 

Community Park, 7607 W College Drive 

The Public Arts Commission proudly presents Lights in the Heights in Community Park. Mark your calendars for the weekend after Thanksgiving to illuminate the park. Every Friday and Saturday evenings in December, there will be refreshments and a warming area. In addition, a photographer will be on site to capture a keepsake holiday photo and a new Palos tradition.

  1. Trinity christian christmastide 

Saturday, December 4, 2021 - 4:00PM

Ozinga Chapel at Trinity Christian College, 6601 W. College Drive

Musical program features Trinity's vocal and instrumental ensembles with bass and organ, and readings that reflect the theme.


  1. Santa's Holiday Express

Friday, December 10, 2021 — 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm and Saturday, December 11, 2021 — 9:00 am to 11:00 am 

Palos Heights Recreation Center, 6601 W 127th Street

All Aboard! Join the Palos Heights Parks & Recreation Department for a movie night with Santa. Wear your favorite PJs and bring your blanket to help us celebrate the most magical time of the year! There will be pizza on Friday night and donuts/breakfast snacks on Saturday, along with hot chocolate and a visit from Santa all while enjoying the movie Polar Express.

  1. The Enchantment of Christmas

December 12, 2021 - 11:00AM

Palos Country Club

The Palos Heights Woman's Club Annual Fundraiser, The Enchantment of Christmas luncheon, will include a plated lunch, vendors and raffles. In lieu of the traditional housewalk, we will instead feature a virtual presentation of decorated homes, along with a beautiful holiday musical program performed by Ballet 5:8. Registration and boutique open at 11AM. Lunch will be served at 12:30PM. Musical program will follow lunch. Tickets are $45 and will be on sale at Doughs Guys Bakery.

  1. Noon Year's Eve

Date & Time TBD

Palos Heights Recreation Center, 6601 W. 127th Street

Celebrate the New Year during the day! The festivities include crafts, games, food, and a balloon drop at noon!

Call 708-361-1807 for more information.

Thank you to our Kris Kringle Market Sponsors:
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