You have heard me mention my visits with my dear friends (my “adopted family”) in Blue Island, Illinois.  In fact, I have done several blog posts about “The Islands” over the past three years  I would love for you to share the fun this Saturday, December 1st for their special Annual Blue Island Light Parade and Kringle Mart.  The following is all the information you will need for a quick get away from Chicago.  You will love Blue Island’s exquisite diverse architecture and most importantly, its charming, welcoming residents….go and have fun, I know they will!!!!

“Blue Island kicks off the Christmas season on Saturday December 1st

Blue Island, IL – Plans are underway for a fun-filled, family friendly day to kick off the Holiday Season. The highlight of the day will be the Blue Island Light Parade that will take place on Saturday, December 1st at 5:30 pm. It will begin at Western Ave. and Prairie, go south to New Street.

Join Mayor Vargas at MetroSouth Park following the Parade to light the Christmas Trees in the park. Then bring the kids over to the Santa House at High and Western to take their picture with Santa and Mrs. Claus, bring your phone or camera (from 6:30 pm until 9 pm).

Earlier in the day, the Blue Island Public Library will be showing Christmas movies from 1 pm to 4 pm. There will also be a Kringle Mart under the tents in the parking lot located at High and Western from 2 pm to 9 pm. Free train rides, Kiddie Carouseland Ferris Wheel rides are also available for the kids from 2 pm to 6 pm while you shop!

You can do a little Christmas shopping or get something to eat at the annual Business Open Houses up and down Western Ave and Olde Western Ave. There will also be free horse-drawn wagon rides down Greenwood from 6:30 pm to 9 pm. Pick up is by the Kringle Mart at High and Western. The Blue Island Public Library will have their annual Open House, lighting their tree and serving refreshments following the parade as well.

Kick off the holiday season with Christmas in Blue Island! May it be bright!”


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