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The Tree Lighting Ceremony was a Success!! The Tree is Lit Waukegan!!

Last Saturday Mayor Sam Cunningham flipped the switch and lit up the Christmas Tree in Jack Benny Plaza on Clayton and Genesee Streets! The Mayor was joined by the Waukegan Pagent Queens, Aldermen and Countywide elected officials!


Before the tree lighting took place, Urban Edge was filled with families taking Selfies With Santa, visiting vendors and listening to live performances!


Special Thanks to Green Noise, Nancy Flores and the Waukegan School’s Estrella Mariachi Band! Each performance sparked the crowd and had the audience moving and grooving! If you missed the performances watch here.


Thanks to the City of Waukegan for partnering together for another successful lighting! Thanks to our vendors and performers! Lastly, thank you, Waukegan, for coming out and supporting! We hope you had as much fun as we did and look forward to doing this again next year! Happy Holidays, Waukegan!


Photos courtesy of Explore Waukegan, City of Waukegan, Waukegan Main Street Promotional team and Heart of the City.

4 Saturdays Until Christmas! Come Shop Mall and Enjoy the Tree Lighting Ceremony!

We officially kicked off the holiday season last Saturday for #SmallBusinessSaturday. Businesses were open and filled with decorations, treats and great sales ready to serve you!

The Art-Park Waukegan also joined the fun by not only decorating the ArtPark but the old Carnegie Library and the Downtown District! You only have four Saturdays left so come down and find that unique gift!


Tomorrow, December 1st, is our Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Jack Benny Plaza from 4pm-6pm! We have an array of vendors and ton of fun things for the kids!! Come take a Selfie with Santa provided by Heart of the City or enjoy a free book or craft courtesy of the Waukegan Public Library and Friends of the Waukegan Public Library! Pick up last minute gifts!¬† Warm up with chili! And … come countdown with us tomorrow! #EnjoyWaukegan¬† #ExploreWaukegan!

(Photos courtesy of Waukegan Main Street, City of Waukegan and ArtPark-Waukegan.)

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White at the Waukegan Public Library for Family Reading Night

#DowntownWaukegan- Last Thursday Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White visited the Waukegan Public Library for Family Reading Night.

The program is a Statewide bilingual story time and craft event!

The Secretary spoke about the importance of reading and education.


White was introduced by Mayor Sam Cunningham and joined by numerous local leaders and elected officials.

Follow the Waukegan Public Library of Facebook or visit their website. (Photos courtesy of Colleen Erbach/IL Secretary of State)