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Fox Pointe holiday trees light up the night – photos

And Santa arrives via fire truck

By Josh Bootsma

LANSING, Ill. (December 4, 2021) – The holidays are officially on at Fox Pointe. One hundred Christmas trees and other decorations were lit up during a brief ceremony on Saturday, December 4.

Santa also joined the festivities, arriving in style upon a Lansing fire truck before joining Mrs. Claus to take their traditional places at Santa House, where they greeted many a Christmas wisher.

Photo and video gallery

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Before Fox Pointe’s gates opened at 5 p.m., the line had grown long to enter the festive forest. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
Mayor Patty Eidam and her husband Bud poured hot cocoa for Fox Pointe visitors. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)
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All Souls (formerly St. Ann) parishioners entertained guests with carols before the trees were lit on Saturday. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)

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Lansing Mayor Patty Eidam welcomed the crowd and introduced Lansing’s government officials before starting the countdown to light the trees. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)

Attendees enjoyed the detail on some of the sponsored trees at Fox Pointe. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)
Photographer Sue Bovino was available to take photos of residents in Santa’s sleigh. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
This young tree browser was interested in a tree sponsored by Nissan 94 of South Holland that offered free Hot Wheels toys to visitors. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)
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Girl in Lansing founder Korey Ziemkowski (left) and We are Lansing founder Cam Sanchez collaborated on their tree, and gave away groceries to anyone who wanted them. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)
Santa arrived in loud, well-lit style atop a Lansing firetruck. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)
Eager listeners received Santa’s holiday greetings. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)
Santa greets a fan before making his way to the Santa House. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)
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The current Lansing Santa House was finished in 2018. The small house did not host guests during December of 2020. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)
Santa and Mrs Claus’ first guest was little Hazel, who didn’t have much to say about what she wanted for Christmas, but did manage to avoid crying while being held by a bearded stranger. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)
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Olivia examines a letter she wrote to Santa. (Photo: Josh Bootmsa)
Sisters Olivia and Addie pose with St. Nick before yielding Santa House to the next family. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)
The Santa House is open on select dates in December. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)
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These kids wanted to get a picture with Santa’s chauffeurs. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)
A Public Works plow was lit for the occasion. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)
Interior decorations light up the infield of Fox Pointe. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)
The tree display is open every day through December 23, and then again from December 26 – 30 from 3 – 8 p.m.

Fox Pointe is located at 18138 Henry Street.

Josh Bootsma
Josh Bootsma
Josh is Managing Editor at The Lansing Journal and believes in the power and purpose of community news. He covers any local topics—from village government to theatre, from business openings to migratory birds.