Set your reminders now, because Tinley Park is bringing the holiday fun this year and wants you to join in! From parades and festivals to live Christmas concerts and holiday-themed marketplaces, Tinley Park is the perfect place for you and your family to experience the magic of the season.
Amaze Light Festival
The iconic Amaze Light Festival comes to Tinley Park starting Nov. 18 at Odyssey Fun World, 19111 S. Oak Park Ave. Featuring light displays, massive holiday environments, food and beverage vendors, the Arctic Express train ride, live performances, a toy store and much more, the festival will run from 4 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays to Sundays through Dec. 14 before moving to seven days a week until Jan. 8. The event will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Book your tickets now online at AmazeLightFestival.com.
Infinity Presents: A Tribute to the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and More
The Infinity Presents: A Tribute to the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and More holiday show will be from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9 at the Tinley Park Convention Center, 18451 Convention Center Drive. The band is a musical ensemble that tells the story of Christmas around the world using an angelic choir, snow machines, a state-of-the-art light show and other holiday surprises!
SOLD OUT: Please note that tickets for this event are now sold out. Tickets will not be sold at the door.
The holidays wouldn’t be complete without the Village’s annual Holiday Happenings event, which takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 and Sunday, Dec. 4 at Zabrocki Plaza, 17375 S. Oak Park Ave. Start things off in style with the Community Tree-Lighting Ceremony at 6:15 p.m. Dec. 2, then stop inside a large, heated tent to shop for presents at the Holiday Market throughout the entire weekend!
The magical three-day event will include the arrival of Santa Claus during the Tinley Toyland Parade at 11:45 a.m. Dec. 3 along Oak Park Avenue from 175th Street to Zabrocki Plaza, as well as other holiday favorites such as horse-drawn carriage rides, photos with Santa, a holiday train and much more! The Parade of Lights will close the weekend’s festivities, stepping of at 5 p.m. Dec. 4 along Oak Park Avenue.
Throughout the season, families can stop by the Tinley Park Holiday Walk, a beautiful lighted display in Zabrocki Plaza that provides many great photo opportunities for you and your family. New to the Holiday Walk this year is the Holiday Tree Project, a collection of 12 wooden trees decorated by local artists and painted with holiday imagery. A companion piece to the Village’s popular Benches on the Avenue and Musical chairs programs, the Holiday Tree Project is sure to be a regular gathering spot for those looking to soak in the spirit of the season!
Elf in the Window
The Village will once again host its "Elf in the Window" contest this holiday season in Downtown Tinley! To play, just download the contest form and then visit the decorated windows of the participating businesses. Complete all the questions on the form and return it by Jan. 10 to the drop box at the Tinley Park Chamber of Commerce, 17316 S. Oak Park Ave., or email it to email@example.com. Those who answer all of the questions correctly will be entered into a drawing for some fun prizes. Elves will be in their windows from Nov. 30 to Jan. 8.
Learn more about all of these fun events at TinleyPark.org/SpecialEvents. We’ll tell Santa to save a seat for you!