Celebration of Lights - 12.01.19 at 5:00 pm

Location: Batavia Riverwalk

Experience the Magic of Batavia! 

Free admission and free parking

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

  • Batavia Depot Museum's Light Up the Bank

6:15 - 7:15 pm

  • Story Hour hosted by the Batavia Public Library at the Gustafson Research Center

Special Features:

  • Christmas Tree Lane - 25 holiday tress are decorated by local organizations and businesses

The festival is presented by the Batavia Park District in partnership with 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