December 4, 2022
Activities begin at 5P, and Santa arrives shortly after.
Village Hall and River Street
200 N River St.
Montgomery, IL 60538
Tree Lighting and Visit from Santa
Sunday, December 4, 2022
The Village of Montgomery and the Greater Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual Tree Lighting in front of the Village Hall on the first Sunday in December. The event features Santa Claus's arrival at 5P by the Montgomery-Countryside Fire District fire engine, musical performances by area school children and local singers, strolling carolers, free hot chocolate and cookies, kids giveaways, and crafts sponsored by local River Street businesses and GMACC Chamber members. Participants should dress for the weather as most activities are outdoors.
All welcome. Bring the family to meet Santa; following his arrival, and he will remain on site until 7P for visits and pictures. While you wait, enjoy cookies (located at Gray's Mill Estate) and hot cocoa (located at Atrevete Confections) and vote for your favorite trees.
RIVER STREET ACTIVITIES
4:30 - 5:00P | Get festive in the street with holiday music by local DJ
5:05P | Santa's Arrival & Tree Lighting
5:15P | Welcome by Mayor Brolley - Activities begin throughout River St. and Village Hall
5:20P | Oswego East A Capella Jazz Ensemble
5:40P | Nicholson Elementary School
6:00P | McDole Elementary School
6:20P | Live Performance by professional carolers, the Festive Singers
Indoor at Village Hall
Oswego East Tri-M Honor Society
Pictures & Visits with Santa
Festival of Tree Voting
Crafts and Letters to Santa with the Rotary Club of Montgomery
Businesses to Visit
- Complimentary Hot Chocolate at Atrevete Confections
- Complimentary Cookies at Gray's Mill Estate
The Festival of Trees remains on display throughout December. Indoor trees will be available for viewing during business hours at Village Hall 8A-4:30P Monday through Friday. Outdoor River Street trees and Village Hall will remain decorated through December 30.