Holidays in the Heights


So many ways to shop, dine and celebrate the holiday season in Palos Heights!

Watch Alderman Jeff Key describe the many highlights of last year's 2018 HOLIDAY IN THE HEIGHTS.  Activities and events of the 2019 HOLIDAY IN THE HEIGHTS are expected to be bigger and better than ever.

Winter Farmer’s Market 

Saturday, Nov. xxth & Dec. xxst : 8:00 am to 12:00 pm 

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

Holiday Tree Lighting at Lake Katherine

Friday, xxxx: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm 

Lake Katherine Nature Center, 7402 W. Lake Katherine Drive

  • Santa photo ops - bring your camera
  • Live reindeer
  • Face painting and crafts
  • Free hot chocolate and snacks.

Sponsored by the Palos Area Chamber of Commerce and others! Become a Tree Lighting Sponsor (Form) with the Chamber.

Small Business Saturday

Saturday, xxx throughout Palos Heights

Support our community small businesses and save! Shop at participating area merchants on xx and throughout the holiday season and ask about special promotions.

Save-the-Date Kris Kringle Market 2019

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Kris Kringle Market

Friday, xxx — 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm and Saturday, xxx— 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Municipal Parking Lot, 12217-12221 S. Harlem Avenue

  • Two large heated tents with 75 vendors offering holiday crafts, food and more
  • Santa Claus appearing Friday 5 - 7 pm & Saturday 1 - 7 pm
  • Kid's Corner in Tent A with fun and crafts
  • Food & Beverage Corner in Tent B, offering beer & wine
  • Enjoy live holiday music, crafts, food & drinks, festive lights and more
  • Stroll along Olde Palos Shopping Centre where unique local shops & restaurants await

Sponsored by many local merchants, the Palos Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Palos Heights Business Development Committee.

Interested in becoming a vendor? Please fill out this form or contact for more information!

Christmastime in Palos

Saturday, xxxth: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm 

Palos Heights Public Library, 12501 S. 71st Avenue

Enjoy heartwarming readings, a live performance by the Stagg High School Madrigal Singers, Community Sing-Along, Elf on the Shelf Scavenger Hunt, Children’s crafts and games and much more including a visit with Mr. & Mrs. Claus.

Sponsored by Friends of the Palos Heights Library and First Midwest Bank.

Waddles Winter Wonderland

Saturday, xxxth: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm 

Palos Heights Recreation Center, 6601 W. 127th Street

Children age 12 & under will enjoy holiday games, decorate cookies, make holiday decorations and more. Holiday entertainment will include a visit by Santa Claus. Admission is free, but please bring a toy to donate during this season of giving.

Sponsored by the City of Palos Heights Recreation Department.

Trinity Christian College Christmastide Concert 

Saturday, xxxth: 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm (Doors open at 3:30 pm)  

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

Tickets are $12 for adults, $6 for children 12 and under. (Box office 708-293-4537 or   

Musical program features Trinity’s vocal and instrumental ensembles, audience singing with bass and organ, and readings. 

Palos Heights Woman’s Club "House Walk"

Saturday, xxxth: 8:00 am Registration (Breakfast from 9:00 am to 11:30 am)

Palos Country Club, 13100 Southwest Highway

Registration and Craft Sales begin at Palos Country Club at 8:00 a.m. The Christmas walk will be from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm with a tour of homes in Palos Heights to capture the meaning of the holidays. Tickets for this joyous fundraising event are $45. For more details, call Rose Zubik at 708-945-6254 or visit their website.

Sponsored by the Palos Heights Woman’s Club.

Tree Decorating Contest at the Art Garden

xxx through xxxth 

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 applicationWinners will be announced at the December 3rd City Council meeting. All decorations and signs should be removed by Jan. 2nd if you want to keep them.

Noon Years Eve

Dec. 31st: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm (Balloon Drop at Noon)

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.

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