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Gingerbread Festival Downtown Downers Grove November 25-27, 2011

Downtown Downers Grove presents “The Gingerbread Festival” November 25 - November 27, 2011.

 
PRLog - Nov. 2, 2011 - Downtown Downers Grove presents “The Gingerbread Festival” November 25 - November 27, 2011.   The Main Street Train Station will sparkle with 100,000 LED lights and come to life with the “Painting with Lights Spectacular” to kick-off the Gingerbread Festival!

Downtown Downers Grove is offering something for all ages to enjoy: Gingerbread Story-time, Tree Lighting Ceremony, “Painting with Lights Spectacular,” XRT Gingerbread Man Search, Gingerbread House Contest, visits with Santa in his Gingerbread House, Small Business Saturday, Gingerbread Boy and Girl perusing town, and Complimentary Carriage Rides.

Santa will arrive on Friday, November 25th, with the assistance of the girls and boys of Downers Grove.  Children are invited to “Gingerbread Story-time” at the Downers Grove Library at 3:45pm. Space is limited. The Downers Grove North Band will lead the children through the streets of Downtown Downers Grove to the Tree Lighting Ceremony, sponsored by the Village of Downers Grove.  The boys and girls of Downers Grove will be lighting the way with their Gingerbread Man necklaces, for Santa who will follow in a Fire Truck.

Come view our holiday tree decorated with over 1,000 handmade ornaments by the children of Downers Grove. Enjoy cider and cookies inside the train station beginning at 4:00 p.m. while we await Santa’s arrival. At 4:45 p.m.  Mayor Tully and Santa will count down and bring a sparkle to the train station when they light the tree, followed by the “Painting with Lights Spectacular” which will make the train station dance!  After the “Painting with Lights Spectacular” visit your favorite boutiques and restaurants, vote for your favorite Gingerbread House, while keeping your eye out for appearances by Santa Claus.

Saturday, November 26th support your downtown Merchants with the Second Annual American Express Small Business Saturday.  Downtown Downers Grove merchants will help you cross off your Christmas list with one-of-a-kind gifts. Participate in the XRT Gingerbread Man Search for great specials, Visit with Santa in his Gingerbread House at Curtiss and Main from12-3pm.  Make sure to vote for your favorite Gingerbread House. The train station will come to life 5-9pm on the hour with the “Painting with Lights Spectacular.”

Sunday, November 27th, bring the whole family and enjoy breakfast with Santa at a participating restaurant from 9am-1pm.  Participate in the XRT Gingerbread Man Search and obtain specials to your favorite boutiques and restaurants, take a break and enjoy a complimentary Carriage Ride.  Visit with Santa in his Gingerbread House from 1-3pm. Do not forget this is the final day to vote for your favorite Gingerbread House. The train station will come to life 5-9pm on the hour with the “Painting with Lights Spectacular.”

The Gingerbread Festival is the kick-off to A Wonderful Season in Downtown Downers Grove.  Santa will be in his house all season every Saturday and Sunday from 12-3pm.  


“The Painting with Lights Spectacular” will run every day 5-9pm on the hour through January 1, 2012 and is sponsored by: Downers Grove Downtown Management Corp., Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, Grove Dental, Devry University, Tivoli Theatre, BankFinancial, Community Bank of Downers Grove, Rotary Club of Downers Grove, Sara Lee Corporation, TKDA  Engineering • Architecture • Planning and the University of Aesthetics.

For more information please visit http://www.downtowndg.org or call 630-725-0991.

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