Celebration of Lights - 11.25.18 at 5:00 pm

Location: Batavia Riverwalk

Experience the Magic of Batavia!

Free Admission  Free Parking North of the Government Center

Thank you to our premier sponsor: 

Thank you to our event sponsors: Batavia Animal Clinic, McAlister's Deli, Chiro One Wellness Centers, Top Golf Naperville, Funily and Yolo Glow Novelties.

Schedule of Events:

5:00 - 7:00 pm                 

  • Free hayrides with food or $1 cash donation (proceeds directly benefit the Batavia Food Pantry)  
  • Free roasted chestnuts
  • Family photo opportunity at the main stage of Peg Bond Center                        
  • Hot dogs and hot chocolate for sale
  • Holiday craft activities inside City Council Chambers
  • Old fashioned ornament making for all ages at the Depot Museum, main level
  • Performance by The Batavia Community Band

5:15 pm                 

  • Community sing-a-long led by Craig Foltos, Foltos Tonsorial Parlor

5:30 pm         

  • Arrival of Santa
  • Welcome by Mayor Schielke & Ceremonial Tree Lighting

5:45 pm          

  • Santa's Warming House: Visit Santa at the Peg Bond Center warming house and receive a treat from Santa (children under 10 while supplies last)
  • Announcement of Christmas Tree Lane Winner

6:00 pm 

  • Light Up the Gazebo at the Depot Museum 

6:15 - 7:00 pm         

  • Story Hour hosted by the Batavia Public Library at the Gustafson Research Center, located in the lower level of the Batavia Depot Museum     

Special Features:

  • Christmas Tree Lane-Twenty five holiday trees are decorated by local organizations and businesses.

The festival is presented by the Batavia Park District in partnership with Batavia MainStreet, the Batavia Chamber of Commerce, the City of Batavia, and the Batavia Police Department. For more information, please contact the Batavia Park District office at 630-879-5235 or check the schedule of events at