Community Invited to Participate in Tree Trim

Community Invited to Participate in Tree Trim
Posted on 12/04/2014

Orland Park, IL- The Village of Orland Park will hold its first annual Community Tree Trim Celebration on Sunday, December 14 at Centennial Park’s Winter Wonderland Ice Rink. Community groups are invited to participate in the ringing in of the holiday season by sponsoring a tree.

“We invite groups from around the community to take part in this festive holiday activity,” said Orland Park Mayor Dan McLaughlin.

Organizations wishing to participate are encouraged to decorate their reserved tree beginning at 10 a.m. on Sunday, December 14. All trees are pre-lit with white LED lights. Groups who cannot attend and decorate on December 14th are welcome to decorate their reserved tree from sunrise until the warming house closes beginning Thanksgiving weekend through Christmas Eve.

“What a great way for the different groups from around the community to get involved over the holidays,” said Orland Park Trustee and Parks and Recreation Committee Chair Pat Gira. “I can’t wait to see the finished product.”

Trees are available on a first-come, first-served basis. To reserve your tree, drop off a completed registration form at the Village of Orland Park Recreation Department, 14600 Ravinia Avenue, or the Sportsplex office, 11351 W. 159th Street. Forms are available at the Recreation Department, Sportsplex and Village Hall as well as online at, click on special events>winter events>community tree trim.

All are invited to join in at the Skate with Santa event at 2 p.m. on the same day. Santa will arrive at 2:00 pm. Attendees will be treated to cookies, holiday music and hot chocolate.

For more information, contact the Recreation Department at 708/403-7275.