Dozens of families took part in Orland Park’s 2011 Holiday Festival and Tree Lighting Ceremony Sunday at the Civic Center.
There was plenty to see, hear and do between music by the Encore Chamber Band, singing and dancing by Orland Park Glee and magic by John Measner. Face and hand painting was available, as was Santa for pictures with kids. Trips on a horse-drawn sleigh were held throughout the afternoon and early evening.
“Even though Orland Park is getting bigger, events like this make it still feel like a small town,” said Mayor Dan McLaughlin before the tree lighting that concluded the event.
The village’s lights along Ravinia Avenue were also lit at the event’s end.