Tree Lighting

The Village's Special Events Commission and the Arlington Heights Park District celebrate the kick-off to the holiday season with the Tree Lighting at North School Park and festive fun at Harmony Park, in downtown Arlington Heights on the Friday after Thanksgiving each year. 

2023 Tree Lighting Event Lineup 
Celebrate the kick-off of the holiday season with the lighting of North School Park and Harmony Park!

North School Park
  • 4:30 p.m.: See Park District Vibe Dance Group and hear Hersey School Dickens Carolers.
  • 5:00 p.m.: Arlington Heights Park Board President Maryfran Leno and Arlington Heights Mayor Thomas W. Hayes will welcome guests, followed by the lighting of North School Park!
Family Fun at Harmony Park: 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
  • See ice carvers in action as they carve holiday themed ice sculptures.
  • Get up close to real life reindeer 
  • Walk inside a giant globe ornament of lights
  • Take pictures at photo stations
  • Get a professional photo taken for free
Trolleys Loop from 3:45 - 6:45 p.m. 
Trolleys will be looping from Harmony Park to North School Park, 3:45 - 6:45. Dickens era characters will be on the trolleys, sharing stories about Arlington Heights in the past.

For event updates, pictures, and more information, RSVP on the event Facebook page.