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HP150 Light Up the Night in Highland Park

Saturday November 16, 2019

Port Clinton Square
600 Central Ave
Highland Park, IL 60035
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HP150 Light Up the Night in Highland Park

On Saturday, November 16, from 1 - 5 PM in Port Clinton Square, the entire City will “Light Up the Night” as part of #HP150 and Highland Park's 150th Anniversary Celebrations. Join the fun with plenty of family-friendly activities including the annual tree lighting, a special laser light show, live reindeer, carriage rides, visits with Santa, Live Music, and more.

Shoppers can enter for a chance to win a $100 gift card to the participating store of their choice!

1:00 PM Sugar Plum Shopping Spree Begins in Downtown Highland Park
1:30 PM Carriage Rides Provided by Highland Park Bank & Trust
2:45 PM Arrival of Santa to Port Clinton Square
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM Santa, Reindeers, Entertainment, and Family-Friendly Activities at Port Clinton Square
4:45 PM Tree Lighting and Light Show Count Down by Mayor Rotering

In addition to the host of family-friendly holiday activities, there are opportunities to give back to those in need of assistance this holiday season:

Zac's Zoo: Zac Cohen, a Highland Park resident who passed away at the young age of 20, started a charity called Zac's Zoo when he was only seven years old. His family is carrying on his legacy of collecting new stuffed animals that first responders can give to children who are in need of comfort during crisis situations. Bring a new stuffed animal to Port Clinton Square between 3 and 5 PM to support the cause.

Moraine Township Food Pantry: The City will be accepting donations for the Moraine Township Food Pantry, including food and toiletry donations for those who are in need of sustenance assistance. Please bring non-expired, sealed items. Most needed items include cereal, rice, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and cleaning supplies.


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