By Josh Bootsma

LANSING, Ill. (December 3, 2022) – The Village of Lansing turned on the lights at the Fox Pointe tree display Saturday night, illluminating the forest of holiday festivity in front of a bundled crowd. The abundance of lights drew the attention of Santa Claus himself, who arrived in the bucket of a Lansing firetruck. After greeting the assembled crowd, Santa joined Mrs. Claus in the Village’s Santa House where the pair met with local families for photos and the sharing of Christmas wishes.

The festive evening marks the start of holiday cheer at Fox Pointe, as the tree display will be open to residents every day through December 30, with the exception of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Santa will also be present at the Santa House on select Fridays and Saturdays in December. Hours and dates are included in this article.

Tree lighting, St. Nick, and more — photos

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Mayor Patty Eidam, joined by her husband Bud, introduced Lansing’s elected officials and wished the Lansing community a happy holiday season before starting the tree-lighting countdown. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)

A forest of Scotch Pine trees currently lines the perimeter of the Fox Pointe infield, which is full of holiday decorations. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)
The Steel family bundled up to view the Fox Pointe trees and see Santa. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)
A family takes a closer look at a Christmas tree, one of many decorated by local organizations, families, schools, and churches. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)
The Lester Crawl Primary Center’s tree is under construction, much like Lester Crawl is. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)
A group of Santa-expecters await his arrival. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)
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A young fan waves to Santa Claus, who arrived in style atop a firetruck. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)
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After dismounting the firetruck, Santa greeted and took photos with the children lined up along Randolph Street. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)
Santa will be present at the Santa House on the next two Fridays and Saturdays in December. More details in this article. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)
This family took a photo at a designated area near the Fox Pointe entrance. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)
Fox Pointe will be open to view the trees and decorations every day until December 30, with the exception of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Doors open at 3 p.m. and close at 8 p.m., except on Saturdays, when the hours are extended to 12–8 p.m. More details here. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)
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