Palatine Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony Date

Rebecca Hughes
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PALATINE, IL — Although it will be a bit different this year due to restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Village of Palatine invites the community to help kick off the holiday season at the annual Holiday Tree Lighting event on Nov. 21 at Towne Square Park.

To help mitigate the spread of the coronavirus this year, the village asks everyone to stay inside their cars — "park and watch — during the event, which kicks off at 5 p.m., according to a news release. That's where you'll be able to watch the holiday tree lighting and see Santa light up the Towne Square.

After the tree lighting, the village invites everyone to head south, in their cars, on Greeley Street (between Slade Street and Palatine Road), to wave to Santa.

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There will be parking available around Towne Square and in the nearby parking lots, the village said.

Toys for Tots

The Palatine Police and Fire Benevolent Association is partnering with the U.S. Marine Corp’s

“Toys-For-Tots” program by collecting toys in and around the Palatine area during the holiday
season, the village said. The toy drive starts right after Thanksgiving and runs through the
second week in December. Check in the near future for donation drop off locations. More information:

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This article originally appeared on the Palatine Patch