HP Light Up the Night and Sugar Plum Shopping Spree
November 16, 2019 The City will “Light Up the Night” in Downtown Highland Park on Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 1 - 5 PM as the City and local businesses celebrate the beginning of the holiday season with decorated storefronts and over 200 decorated trees. This year's commemorative HP150 Light Up the Night event ends with a spectacular light show at Port Clinton Square.
Schedule of Events:
1:00 PM Sugar Plum Shopping Spree Begins in Downtown Highland Park
1:30 PM Carriage Rides Provided by Highland Park Bank & Trust
2:45 PM Arrival of Santa to Port Clinton Square
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM Santa, Reindeers, Entertainment, and Family-Friendly Activities at Port Clinton Square 4:45 PM Tree Lighting and Light Show Count Down by Mayor Rotering
Participating Stores TBD
Participating Entertainment Groups TBD
Residents and visitors are encouraged to shop and dine locally throughout the holidays with extended parking hours in public parking lots in Downtown Highland Park between Saturday, November 16 and Saturday, December 21. Extended parking hours only pertain to public lots. On-street customer-only parking, disabled parking, fire hydrant, and loading zones will still be enforced. Additionally, permit parking still remains in effect. Employee parking restrictions will be strictly enforced.
In addition to the host of family-friendly holiday activities, there are opportunities to give back to those in need of assistance this holiday season:
Zac's Zoo: Zac Cohen, a Highland Park resident who recently passed away at the young age of 20, started a charity called Zac's Zoo when he was only seven years old. His family is carrying on his legacy of collecting new stuffed animals that first responders can give to children who are in need of comfort during crisis situations. Bring a new stuffed animal to Port Clinton Square between 3 and 5 PM to support the cause.
Moraine Township Food Pantry: The City will be accepting donations for the Moraine Township Food Pantry, including food and toiletry donations for those who are in need of sustenance assistance. Please bring non-expired, sealed items. Most needed items include cereal, rice, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and cleaning supplies.