Christmas Tree Lights, Holiday Lights in Abundance at North School Park, Downtown and Arlington Park in Arlington Heights

2008 UPDATE HERE — Content below describes 2007…
Two family holiday light events are planned for this holiday season: Clearbrook’s “Wonderland of Lights” at Arlington Park and the 5th ChristkindlMarkt or as many call it, “the Christmas Market” at North School Park.

Arlington Park
First, the lights go on at Arlington Park starting Thanksgiving (Nov. 22) through New Year’s Day. Clearbrook will light up the night with the 3rd Annual “Wonderland of Lights… a Holiday Drive-Thru Spectacular” at Arlington Park Racecourse [MAP/SAT]. Major event sponsors include Arlington Park Racecourse, Chicago Magazine, the Daily Herald, 101.9 FM THE MIX and Sheraton Chicago Northwest.

The holiday extravaganza features millions of lights and hundreds of animated holiday scenes in sizes up to 40 feet by 100 feet. The display includes the world’s largest light tunnel of 150,000 lights measuring 600 feet by 300 feet, in addition to 12 animated light bulb arches.

Hours:
Sunday-Thursday from 5:30-9:00 p.m.
Friday-Saturday from 5:30-10:00 p.m.

Cost: $10 per car Monday-Thursday with possible $2 coupon offer (see info from Clearbrook website) and $12 per car Friday-Sunday.

North School Park and Downtown Arlington Heights
The Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at North School Park, Eastman and Arlington Heights Road [MAP/SAT], is at 4:45 p.m., Friday, November 23. A big event as neighbors and visitors watch thousands of lights and winter displays magically come to life with the flip of a switch! Can we say “Christmas Tree?”

Next, stay for the 5th Annual ChristkindlMarkt, which is held November 23-25.


Heated tents during ChristkindlMarkt 2003.
 
Christmas Market Schedule:
Color Brochure from the Village of Arlington Heights (pdf)

Friday, November 23
Noon to 9 p.m. (Vendor tent)
Noon to 11 p.m. (Entertainment/refreshments tent)

Saturday, November 24
Noon to 9 p.m. (Vendor tent)
Noon to 11 p.m. (Entertainment/refreshments tent)

Sunday, November 25
Noon to 5 p.m. (Vendor and entertainment/refreshments tent)

Your  family and friends will enjoy shopping, dining and non-stop musical entertainment experience at the annual ChristkindlMarkt in two large heated tents near North School Park, Arlington Heights Road and Eastman Street.



Handwerke & Gourmet
Food Items Schedule:
ala mode
AWorld Apart
Awesome Concepts
Barnes & Noble Booksellers
Bashirat Jewelry
Boxes ‘N’ More
Calligraphy by Linda
Carol & Company Chicago
Completely Nuts, Inc.
Discovery Toys
How Cute Is That!
Janice Pohl & Associates
Jack Musich Editions
Janey’s Creations
JTM Designs
Lanabead Designs
Larisco Trading Company
Lauralee Carlson-Reese
Marta Gerlich Home Décor
McIntosh Apple Orchards
Melody Chocolatier
Natalia Pagnoni Nesting Dolls
Paula’s Material Things
Pet Chef Express
Pretty in Pink
Raw Candles, Inc.
RWK Photography
S. DeMaria Interiors
Tastefully Simple
TheSilver Rose
Treats and Trifles
Urban Harvest
Usborne Books

ChristkindlMarkt is brought to you by the Village of Arlington Heights
and the Special Events Commission Free Holly Trolley, sponsored by the Daily Herald, runs from noon to 5 p.m. each day. Free parking is available in the municipal garage at the corner of Evergreen and Miner Streets.

Arlington Heights Special Events Commission Premium Sponsors
AGEdwards & Sons, Inc.
Arlington Park
Arlington Theaters
Daily Herald
Drost Kivlahan McMahon & O’Connor LLC
Groot Recycling & Waste Services
Lutheran Home & Services
Northwest Community Hospital
The Peoples Bank of Arlington Heights
Picket Fence Realty
Regina’s Ristorante
Village Bank & Trust
Visual Edge Creative Services

Keywords:
Map of Arlington Heights Christmas Market
Map of Arlington Heights ChristkindlMarkt
German Christmas Market 2007