Big Christmas in a Small Town

Leslie Harris here, and did you know that the world’s largest lighted Santa is right here in the western suburbs? I was surprised when I learned that Christmas in the Commons in New Lenox is such a big deal.

I think of New Lenox as being a small town, but they boast a population of more than 28,000. But I still don’t think of them as being a destination. If that’s you too, perhaps we should both change our perception.

Christmas on the Commons happens every Saturday and Sunday through December 23rd, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  In addition to the 50-ft tall lighted Santa, there’s also a blazing display of lights, visits from human Santa and reindeer, food trucks and a synthetic skating rink which is made out of a type of plastic so it never melts! All events are free.

You can park on the south lot of village hall, also at the New Lenox public library, at Old plank trail community Bank and at Trinity services. Accessible parking will be at the New Lenox Police department’s administrative lot, southeast of the police department. For more information about New Lenox’s Christmas on the Commons, click HERE