Hometown Holiday

We're "Lighting Up Lemont" with Hometown Holiday!  These beautiful holiday lights will illuminate Lemont all season long!  Get ready to kick off your holiday season in Lemont and Enjoy ouHoliday Scene. . .

Come and take a stroll all around our historic downtown. Our illuminated holiday decoration display includes a fun twist for the entire family this year! Loomie, an augmented reality app, features interactive games to play and allows users to create unique photos and holiday cards in seconds.

Our holiday season begins with our Hometown Holiday event in historic downtown Lemont on Saturday, December 7, from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.  We will be "Lighting Up Lemont" with our dazzling light display sponsored by the Downtown Merchants Association and the Village of Lemont throughout the entire season!

Come and experience Lemont and
Enjoy Our Holiday Scene!

Hometown Holiday​, Historic Downtown Lemont

Saturday, December 7, 2019 | 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Hometown Holiday Outdoor / Indoor Activities

  • Enjoy our illuminated light display sponsored by the Downtown Merchants Association and the Village of Lemont. This display will remain illuminated all season long for your enjoyment!
  • Play with Loomie, an augmented reality app.  Take selfies and play games with the Loomie app, and make some memories along the way!  Loomie is free and is downloadable for Android or iOS on the applicable app stores.
  • Tractors for Toys will be picking up toys at Target/Kohls and in front of Pete's Market from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the day on Saturday, December 7, with their final destination being Hometown Holiday in downtown Lemont, arriving around 4:45 p.m. 0with a very special Tractor Parade, arriving with Santa on the Antique Fire Truck.  All toys collected stay in Lemont and are delivered locally to children in need. 
  • Tree Decorating (Various Community Organizations - Advance Registration Required)
  • Dine at any one of the fine restaurants located in historic downtown Lemont
  • Stop in at Bethany Lutheran's Giving Tree Forest anytime on Saturday, December 7, from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m., 500 Lemont Street, to enjoy an enchanting Christmas Tree Forest and enjoy some songs of the season! In the spirit of the season, they will be accepting donations for the Open Pantry and Senior Citizens in our community, including non-perishable food, $5 gift cards, manicure items, white crew sock, cardigan sweaters, etc.  For more information on the Giving Tree Forest, call (630) 247-7953.
  • PLUS MORE . . .
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3 to 7 p.m.
Get a Start on Your Holiday Shopping!
Participating Downtown Businesses Open All Day 'til 7:00 p.m. 

Location:  Community Christian Church on Stephen Street
Kris Kringle Market with Multiple Vendors at Community Christian Church on Stephen
(Sponsored by the Heritage Corridor Business Alliance)
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3 to 7 p.m. unless
otherwise noted.
Location:  Nail Inn Academy, 47 Stephen Street
Art Activity (Sponsored by the Art & Culture Commission)
Face Painting (Sponsored by The Nail Inn Academy)
Make-It-Take-It! Decorate a Holiday Cookie (Sponsored by The Nail Inn Academy)
Letters to Santa (Sponsored by The Nail Inn Academy)

Sorry, Storytime is cancelled today due to illness.
Location:  Salon 312, 312 Canal Street 
Christmas Stories (Sponsored by Salon 312)  
3 to 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Locations: Budnik Plaza, Main Street Lot by LNB, and Front Street Lot by Next Mex
Special Decorative Lighting Display available all season long. NOTE: Tree Lighting at 5:00 p.m.
(Sponsored by the Downtown Merchants Alliance and Village of Lemont)

Location:  Stephen Street & Front Street
Christmas Sleigh. Take advantage of the beautiful sleigh outdoors for a great family photo! (Weather Permitting)

Location:  Roaming Downtown

Meet & Greet Frosty and Rudolph the Reindeer. NOTE 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.
(Sponsored in part by the Lemont Park District)

Location:  Digs on Canal
Santa Visits.  Don't forget to bring your camera!  NOTE TIME 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. after Tree Lighting at Budnik's Plaza
(Sponsored by Digs on Canal)
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3 to 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
Location:  Outdoors on Stephen Street (in front of Hughie's Irish Pub)
Hot Chocolate & Cookies While Supplies Last (Sponsored by the Lemont Girl Scouts)

Location:  The Inn at Smokey Row, above Smokey Row Antiques, 112 Stephen Street
Warm up with Hot Chocolate & Cookies While Supplies Last (Sponsored by The Inn at Smokey Row)
3 to 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
Location:  Budnik Plaza, Stephen & Canal Street
DJ with Holiday Music
Caroling by Lemont Girl Scouts prior to Tree Lighting.  NOTE: 4:30 to 5:00 p.m.

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3 to 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted. 
Location:  Budnik Plaza, Stephen & Canal Street
Wagon Rides Start and End at Budnik Plaza
Tractors for Toys Comes to Downtown, Arrives at Budnik Plaza Bringing in Santa with a Lighted Tractor Parade, with Tree Lighting directly after arrival. NOTE:  5:00 p.m.
Tractors for Toys will line up on Canal Street and be available for toy drop off.  NOTE:  5 to 7 p.m.

Location:  Smokey Row Antique Shop, 112 Stephen Street
Book Signing:  Meet local author, Pat Camalierre, author of "The Mystery at Sag Bridge" and "The Mystery at Black Partridge Woods."
TRACTORS FOR TOYS will be at the following locations from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, December 7:  
~ Target Plaza in Lemont
~ Pete's Market Plaza in Lemont

With final destination being the Hometown Holiday Event just before 5:00 p.m., accepting donations from 5 to 7 p.m.
For More Information on Hometown Holiday:  630-243-2700

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Holiday Artists Bazaar at Lemont Center for the Arts

1243 State Street, Unit 101, Lemont, Illinois
November 1 - December 21
Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
For more gift ideas this holiday season, our Art & Culture Commission is opening up the Lemont Center for the Arts every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. from November 1 through December 21, giving you another opportunity to shop local!  Stop in for unique, handcrafted items for holiday gift giving. Support your local artists. Fine Art, Art Prints, Jewelry, Stained Glass, Ornaments, Cards, Fiber Art and More! For more information, call 630-243-7375.