Homer for the holidays: the arrival of Santa Claus, the lighting of the park, etc.

HOMER GLEN, IL – Homer for the Holidays will not only be showcasing Heritage Park lighting for the holiday season, but attendees can also look forward to the arrival of Santa Claus on a fire engine, live music and an ice sculpting demonstration at the event on December 4.

The event will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Heritage Park, 14240 W. 151st St. The village said three new large-scale light sculptures have been added to the exhibit this year.

The launch event will feature Christmas carols sung by students of the Oak Prairie Junior High School and Homer Junior High School choir, the Village said. Mayor George Yukich will welcome the arrival of Santa Claus aboard a fire truck provided by the Homer Township Fire Protection District, and the two will light up the park for the season, according to the village.

Once the park is lit, you can enjoy live music from the music teachers at Edge Music Academy, a live ice carving demonstration, and costumed holiday characters. Seasonal treats from Mucha Salsa and Augie’s Kettle Corn will also be available for sale during the event, the Village said.

Visitors are welcome to walk or drive in the park and enjoy the lights every night until 11 p.m. The light show runs until January 3.

Snowman Lane’s sophomore year also returns this year, and 50 hand-decorated 5-foot snowmen will be placed throughout the light show, according to the Village. Three prizes will be awarded: one “Homer Glen Junior Woman’s Club Award” will be determined by the club judges, and two “People’s Choice Awards” will be determined by online voting.

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