Lighting of the Green


FRANKFORT, IL, NOVEMBER 2, 2023 — It’s that time of year again when the Village of Frankfort welcomes the community to come together to kick off the holiday season in grand style. The annual Lighting of the Green promises to be a remarkable event filled with festive lights, music, and the cheerful spirit of the holidays.

Date:               Thursday, November 30, 2023
Time:               6:30 PM
Location:        Breidert Green in Downtown Frankfort

The annual Lighting of the Green has become a beloved tradition, eagerly awaited by Frankfort residents and visitors alike. This year’s event will feature a host of enchanting activities and entertainment, including:

  • Grand Illumination: Join us as we count down to the magical moment when the Village Green is illuminated in the warm, magical glow of thousands of lights.
  • Santa’s Arrival: Santa and Mrs. Claus will make a special appearance, bringing joy and excitement to children of all ages.
  • Special Guest: Buddy the Elf is sure to put a smile on your face. Smiling is his favorite!
  • Festive Music: Enjoy a live musical performance by the amazing Hickory Creek Middle School Choir that will fill the air with the sounds of the season.
  • Photo Ops: Be amazed by the decorated police, fire, and public works vehicles adorned with holiday décor.
  • Seasonal Delights: Treat yourself to complimentary hot cocoa and cookies.

Mayor Keith Ogle and the Village Board extend a warm invitation to all residents and visitors to join them for this heartwarming event. “The Annual Lighting of the Green is a wonderful opportunity to embrace the magic of the season and create lasting memories with family and friends,” Mayor Keith Ogle remarked. “Let’s kick off the holiday season by lighting up our beautiful village and our hearts together.” This event is free and open to the public. We encourage attendees to dress warmly and bring their holiday spirit as we come together to kindle the magic of the season.

For more information about the annual Lighting of the Green, please follow the Village of Frankfort on Facebook.

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