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Palatine Holiday Tree Lighting

October 25, 2012
Santa visits Palatine

On Saturday, November 17, join Santa Claus and Mayor Schwantz in the lighting of the Palatine Holiday Tree at Towne Square in Downtown Palatine.
The festivities begin at 4:30 pm with the Palatine Children’s Chorus providing holiday music.   Performing for the Palatine Children’s Chorus will be:
Do Re Mi Choir (ages 6-7)
Treble Choir (ages 8-10)
Intermezzo Choir (ages 10-12)
Concert and Honors Choirs (ages 12-18)
Throughout the evening, the Illinois Youth Dance Theatre will be showcasing characters from their annual Nutcracker show.   Treats will be provided by Cookie Cards and BMO Harris and served by Girl Scout Troop 42264.
Santa Claus will arrive at Towne Square at 5:00 pm to light the holiday tree.
Santa is still looking for assistance to illuminate the holiday tree. Children are encouraged to send Santa a letter about the importance of the holiday season. Letters should include the child’s full name,  address, phone number and sent to: Tree Lighting, Village of Palatine, 200 E. Wood St. Palatine, IL 60067. Santa will be accepting letters until November 1.
After the tree is illuminated, children will have an opportunity to speak and take a picture with Santa.
Palatine Children’s Chorus: The Palatine Children's Chorus was founded in 1987 by Judy Meyer Hays and in the 25 years since then, has become one of the northwest suburbs’ premiere children's choirs. Supported by the Palatine Park District, the chorus has grown to over 130 singers in 5 choirs. Concert and Honors choirs have been touring since 1997, experiencing cultures and music as far east as Vienna and as far west as Hawaii. We are dedicated to encouraging all children to discover the joy of music and the excitement of performing.
Illinois Youth Dance Theatre: Illinois Youth Dance Theatre (IYDT) is a not-for-profit organization committed to classical and contemporary ballet repertoire, providing its members with the finest in professional instruction and performance opportunity. IYDT senior company members, ages 11 to 18, and junior members, ages 4 to 10, experience the joy of intense and focused dance with professional sets and costuming, while working with nationally and internationally known faculty and guest artists. IYDT promotes the opportunity for community outreach and performs two ballets each year, including an annual Nutcracker. IYDT believes in cultivating the personal best in each dancer, enriching their lives and those of their audience. 
Cookie Cards: Cookie Cards was developed out of a LOVE for baking cookies. Each year the number of cookies baked has grown. No design, idea, or medium is outside their limits. Cookie Cards has an extensive background in the art of wedding and cakes for any occasion. While our passion is cookies, any cake request is gladly welcomed. Custom designed decorated cookies for any occasion. Designs include business cards, placecards, party favors, birthday cards, holidays, one of a kind edible birthday cards, and whatever else we can imagine!


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