Special Events

The Village of Homer Glen has a number of fun activities and promotions planned this holiday season! Due to the current COVID-19 situation, many of the annual in-person holiday events have been cancelled. Instead, the Village invites everyone to shop, dine, decorate, and compete for the holidays!

Shop, Dine, & Win in Homer Glen!

November 22 – December 26

Spend $100 at Homer Glen businesses and receive an entry into a drawing to win $250 in gift cards to use at businesses in the village. Anyone can participate! Simply send in your receipt or receipts from Homer Glen businesses totaling at least $100, along with the entry form found on the Village website at homerglenil.org. Winners will be chosen weekly. Up to 100 prizes will be awarded.

Shop, Dine, and Win!  Program Rules

 Shop, Dine, & Win entry form

Homer for the Holidays and Snowman Lane

December 5 – January 3
Heritage Park, 14240 W 151st Street, Homer Glen 

The Village of Homer Glen invites all to experience the expanded holiday light display in Heritage Park this season. Three new large-scale light sculptures have been added to the enchantment and photo opportunities this year! Spectators are welcome to walk or drive through the park and enjoy the lights each night until 11 p.m. 

Don’t miss the new “Snowman Lane” throughout the light display! In collaboration with the Homer Glen Junior Woman’s Club, the Village will install 48, six-foot-tall, hand-decorated snowmen created by the residents and businesses of Homer Glen. Three prizes will be awarded: One “Homer Glen Junior Woman’s Club Award” will be determined by judges from the club, and two “People’s Choice Awards” will be determined by an online vote. 

Vote for Your Favorite Snowman

Santa Parade

Saturday, December 5
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Santa is coming to town! Santa and a parade of vehicles will be riding past the parks of Homer Glen. Residents are encouraged to watch the parade as it passes by their homes. The parade route and approximate times will be posted here on December 2.

Holiday Contests

Deadline to enter is December 17

Holiday Home Decorating Contest
The Village is looking for the brightest, most festive, holiday home this year! Residents who want to show off their holiday spirit are encouraged to enter the 2020 Holiday Home Decorating Contest. Contest entry forms are available on the Village website at homerglenil.org. Holiday Home Decorating Contest Entry Form

“Dress Your Pet” Holiday Costume Photo Contest 
Residents of Homer Glen interested in participating in the “Dress Your Pet” photo contest should email ablank@homerglenil.org a photo of your pet in costume - dog, cat, horse, bird, rabbit, pig, reptile, all pets included! Be sure to include your contact information, pet’s name, and details about your pet’s costume for a chance to win! Photos will be posted on the Village Facebook page @villageofhomerglen. The top three pets with the most Facebook likes will win a prize!


Share Your Photos from Village Events

The Village is seeking professional and amateur photos that capture the spirit of our community. Photos can reflect the past present or future of the community. Photos will be used in online and print publications.

Instructions and Photo Release Form (PDF)

For more information regarding special events, please contact Sue Steilen, Community Relations Coordinator.


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