Holiday Lights & Santa's Mailbox

Our spectacular display of holiday lights will return to the Village Commons this holiday season! 

The display will be visible every evening beginning at dusk beginning Saturday, December 5. All are welcome to view the holiday lights - no ticket or admission fee is required!  Making his return to the Village Commons will be the largest illuminated Santa Claus in the United States, standing nearly 40 feet tall and covered in 18,500 LED lights! Several interactive displays are also available throughout the Commons, creating great photo opportunities.

Children who would like to mail a letter to Santa can do so by dropping their envelope into his special mailbox, located directly in front of his display! In order to receive a response from Kris Kingle himself, your letter must be mailed no later than December 16, 2020 and must include a return address to which the response can be sent. 

The Village Commons is located just off of Route 30 (Maple Street) at 101 Veterans Parkway in New Lenox. The lights can be viewed from a vehicle Monday through Friday, but a portion of the road will be closed on Saturdays and Sundays in December to accommodate our Christmas in the Commons activities. 

For those looking to view the lights by foot, parking is available around the Veterans Parkway ring road as well as behind the Village Hall. 

 Christmas in the Commons - Santa Photo
The largest lighted Santa Claus in the United States
 Christmas in the Commons - Lights Photo 2
Trees throughout the Commons covered in lights
 Christmas in the Commons - Lights Photo
Tree adorned with red ornaments in Commons gazebo 
Christmas in the Commons - Lights Photo 3
View of the Commons when entering via Route 30 


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      Village of New Lenox
      1 Veterans Parkway
      New Lenox, Illinois 60451
      Phone: (815) 462-6400
      Village Hall Hours:
      Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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