Festival of Lights

Celebrate the holiday spirit with the Village of Fox Lake at the Fox Lake Festival of Lights on Saturday, November 26, 2022! Prior to the parade and tree lighting, attend a Kris Kringle Winter Market located at the Community Garden Green from 2 - 6 p.m.

The parade will start at 5 p.m. at Grant Community High School. Immediately following the parade there will be the Annual Tree Lighting at Millennium Park, and opening of the Santa Cottage.

To participate in the Holiday Decorating Contest, please visit here: Link coming soon!

Interested in being a vendor? Please email Pilarczykt@foxlake.org

For questions - please call the Parks and Recreation Department at (224) 225-1404. 


Festival of Lights Parade

The Festival of Lights Parade starts at Grant Community High School (285 E Grand Ave) and makes it's way down Grand Avenue into Downtown Fox Lake, IL. Lineup begins at 4 p.m. with the parade starting at 5 p.m. Participants are encouraged to decorate and light up their floats and cars! The more lights – the better!

Parade Application 

Kris Kringle Market Vendor Application

For questions regarding the Festival of Lights Parade, please call the Parks and Recreation Department at (224) 225-1404.  

Festival of Lights Parade Map
2021 Festival of Lights Parade Winners Organization Name
1st Place Promote Fox Lake
2nd Pace GTAAA Baseball & Softball
3rd Place GCHS Marching Bulldogs
Mayor's Choice Award Grant Township

Holiday Decorating Contest

Help us light up Fox Lake with holiday cheer by decorating your house, business, door, or front lawn for the Holidays. The Village of Fox Lake will be awarding 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trophies to the best decorated Fox Lake Business. Fox Lake residential homes will be awarded trophies as well with visa gift card prizes.

To participate click here

Please have all entries submitted by noon Dec. 12 to be eligible for prizes. 

Judging will take place December. 12th - 16th. Winners will be announced on December 19th.

2022 Festival of Lights House Decorating Contest Winners

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