Dozens gather at Fox Pointe for COVID-adjusted tradition
by Melanie Jongsma
LANSING, Ill. (December 6, 2020) – The gates of Fox Pointe were opened at 5:00pm Saturday evening, December 5, for holiday-loving families to enter and view the official lighting of the Village Christmas Tree.
Technical difficulties delayed the lighting of the official Village Christmas tree in the center of the infield, but attendees used the time to walk the perimeter and view the smaller trees that had been decorated by various families, businesses, and organizations.
Just before 6:00pm, Village officials took the stage, and Mayor Patty Eidam addressed the gathering. In spite of technical difficulties with the audio, she thanked Debbie Albrecht of the Lansing Public Library for helping to cover the cost of the perimeter Christmas trees. Eidam also thanked the 53 organizations who had participated in decorating the trees during the week and then introduced the elected officials present.
The crowd had a few minutes to enjoy the lights before heading over to Randolph Street in anticipation of the arrival of Santa Claus.
Santa visited for about 15 minutes before departing Fox Pointe. The venue remained open until 7:00pm for families to enjoy the decorations.
Fox Pointe will be open most evenings in December from 3:00–8:00pm, so families can view the Christmas trees and take a photo in the vintage Santa sleigh on the south side of the venue.
Fox Pointe is located at 18138 Henry Street in Lansing, Illinois.