2018 Hometown Holiday: The La Grange Holiday Walk

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Name: 2018 Hometown Holiday: The La Grange Holiday Walk
Date: December 1, 2018
Event Description:
We invite you to experience the charm of our magical Village throughout this festive season. Welcome to our Hometown Holiday!  Our neighborhood businesses are hosting a season of events that encourage residents and visitors to shop in La Grange and celebrate with activities that bring people together.

27th Annual La Grange Holiday Walk, December 1, 2018, sponsored by the Rouso Group at Baird & Warner and Village of La Grange - plus dozens of other neighborhood businesses. Scheduled activities have been modified due to inclement weather. Here's the REVISED SCHEDULE:
  • 3:00 pm   FREE holiday matinee featuring "Elf" at La Grange Theatre.
  • 4:30 pm   Trinity Irish Dancers "Christmas in Kilarney" near Village Hall, weather permitting.
  • 4:30 pm   Create a Green Screen Holiday Card at the La Grange Library.
  • 4:45 pm   All Village Sing with LTHS Madrigal Choir near Village Hall, weather permitting.
  • 5:00 pm   FREE Petting Zoo and Trolley Rides.
  • 5-9 pm     Merchants welcome shoppers with festive Open Houses.
  • 5:30 pm   Santa arrives to Village Hall for tree lighting ceremony.
  • 6-8 pm     Visits with Santa at Village Hall.
  • 7-8 pm     Red & Green Magic Show at La Grange Library
Thanks to the local businesses that sponsor the Holiday Walk including: Amita Health Adventist Medical Center La Grange; Coldwell Banker; D'Amici Salon & Style; Drs. Girgis & Associates; Impact Dance Studio; La Grange Theatre, Linnea Jewelers; Little People's Country Academy of Arts & Education; Palmer Place and Smothers Realty Group plus dozens of others.

NEW! NEXT WEEKEND: Watch for our glistening ice sculptures on display throughout La Grange, a visit from an ice princess named ELSA and a gingerbread house tour at participating stores! We thank our ice sculpture sponsors:
 Alphagraphics, Aodake Ramen, Aracely's Bakery, Baird and Warner Real Estate, Blueberry Hill, Boyce ChiropracticCarolyn Bronke Wind DDS PC, Club Pilates La Grange, Design Inside, Eye Mechanix, First United Methodist Church of La Grange, Gemini Gymnastics Academy, The HIT Locker, La Buona Vita, Lexington Health Network, Meadowbrook Manor, prasino, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Santiagos Mexican Restaurant, St. Cletus School, uBreakiFix, Unishippers CHDN, Veni Vidi Val, Vitality Family Health.

Social Media
  • For the latest daily holiday shopping updates, follow the LGBA and La Grange, IL on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Our three social media handles are #ShopLaGrange, #HometownHoliday and #ShopSmall.
Spend in La Grange and Get Rewarded!
How the Holiday Shoppers Reward Program Works:
Save your receipts when you shop in La Grange between November 24 and December 31, 2018.  This first 100 qualifying holiday shoppers to spend at least $300 in La Grange on retail products, gift certificates or services will be eligible to receive $50 in LGBA gift certificates. Shoppers must collect receipts from at least 3 separate businesses and deliver copies to the LGBA at 26 S. La Grange Road or fill out a form online. A minimum of $20 must be spent at participating business for receipt to be included in the total before tax/gratuity.  Gift certificates are valid at participating merchants.  Get program details here.
Patrons beyond the first 100 entrants that successfully meet the criteria will be entered in a special 'Hometown Holiday' drawing. Drawing winners will be selected after January 19, 2019 and notified by mail.
NEW: Gingerbread House Tour sponsored by Kathy Dierkes State Farm Insurance
  • Students from the College of DuPage culinary school will be creating gingerbread houses for display in La Grange retailers and restaurants from Dec. 7-21. The house tour includes online voting for favorites in the People's Choice Award.
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During the La Grange Holiday Walk, you'll find plenty of free parking in the West End, too. Look for a Trolley Stop Sign and hop aboard to ride to all the fun. Look here for the map.
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La Grange photography © Bob Briskey