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Celebrate the Heart of the Holidays in Downtown Highland Park


The City of Highland Park is pleased to once again present the Heart of the Holidays, celebrating the season with four themed events throughout downtown Highland Park on November 19 & 26 and December 3 & 10 from 2-4 PM. On November 19 in conjunction with the annual Sugar Plum Shopping Spree hosted by the Downtown Highland Park Alliance, Santa will arrive by carriage, joined by holiday carolers and street entertainers (balloon artist, juggler, magician, stilts). Explore Downtown Highland Park to discover Santa’s mailbox, enjoy a carriage ride from Highland Park Bank & Trust, donate to the Toys for Tots toy drive, delight in holiday window displays, enter the Sugar Plum Shopping Spree raffle and more!

On Small Business Saturday, November 26, Downtown Highland Park will fill with holiday music as buskers and carolers roam the streets while shoppers enjoy food samples, Santa’s mailbox, a Toys for Tots toy drive, holiday windows and more!December 3 boasts a Frozen movie theme with Frozen characters performing throughout town, holiday carolers, make your own Olaf project with kids collecting pieces of Olaf in the different children’s stores, roasted chestnuts, Santa’s mailbox, a Toys for Tots toy drive and plenty of photo opportunities for all! On December 10, families will enjoy Santa and Mrs. Claus, elves and gingerbread house making courtesy of Renaissance Place, holiday carolers, as well as a Klezmer band, Hanukkah Harriet and dreidel making, sufganiyot (jelly donuts), Santa’s mailbox, a Toys for Tots toy drive and more!


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