More About Festival of Lights & Parade - Fox Lake

Celebrate the holiday spirit with the Village of Fox Lake at the Fox Lake Festival of Lights! Prior to the parade and tree lighting, attend a Kris Kringle Winter Market located at the Community Garden Green from 3 - 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

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!

Date & Time

November 25, 2023
2:00pm - 8:00pm


Millennium Park - Fox Lake
6 Rollins Rd
Fox Lake, IL 60020

Contact Info

Fox Lake Parks Department

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