Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony


The lighting of the Landmark Pecan Tree will be a virtual experience this year on Thursday, December 3, 2020, beginning at 7:00 pm.

photo of santa clausFrom the comfort of your home, join Mayor Goodwin and her special guest, as they countdown and flip the switch to the colorful bulbs that will illuminate the tree. Residents are invited to light their own tree at the same time to celebrate the occasion.

Watch the live stream here, or on the Town’s Twitter page, the generous use of the Friends of the Highland Park Library’s Facebook, or the Town’s Vimeo page 

Holiday Crafts & Events

Letters to Santa

A special mailbox for getting your letters to Santa will be available in Town Hall beginning Monday, November 30 until Thursday, December 11. Be sure to include your name and mailing address if you would like to get a letter back from Santa Claus! Write it very clearly so that Santa can read it.  You can write your letter on your own paper and decorate it as much as you wish, or you can use this handy template to help you make your holiday wish list. Grown-ups, if you want to see your child’s wish list, please make a copy before putting it in the mailbox.

Holiday Recipes

To get everyone in the holiday spirit, some of the employees for the Town of Highland Park have shared a favorite holiday treat recipe. Check back regularly for a new recipe card. Feel free to print out the recipe, and make some for your family to enjoy! 

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