Catch the Holiday Spirit at Huntley’s Christmas on the Square

Huntley celebrates annual holiday festival on Saturday, Dec. 1.


Santa will arrive in Huntley on Saturday during the 2nd annual holiday lights parade, which caps off the Christmas on the Square celebration.

Christmas on the Square begins at noon on the James C. Dhamer Town Square on Coral Street between Woodstock and Church Streets. The holiday lights parade starts at 4 p.m. 

A craft fair, cookie walk, crafts, free hayrides and a live nativity scene are some of the activities available throughout the day. 

The schedule of events include:


Noon to 5 p.m.

Indoor Farmers Market

First Congregational Church on Main Street

Shop the farmers market and stock up on all your favorite non-produce items for your holiday entertaining and for the winter.

Kris Kringle Market on the Square

Shop the Craft Fair and Huntley Home Based Businesses for an assortment of gifts for friends and family. Perfect for all your holiday parties and holiday gift buying! 

Cookie Walk

First Congregational Church

Sponsored by the First Congregational Handbell  Choir

Come early to get the best selection of your favorite Christmas Cookies to eat, give as gifts, or freeze for the holidays.  Cookies will be sold for only $6.00 per pound.

Friends of the Library Book Sale

American Legion Hall

Shop for a wide variety of great books.

Coat Drive sponsored by Willow Creek Church Huntley


Noon to 3:30 p.m.

Make a craft

American Legion Hall

Bring the kids to make a free holiday craft sponsored by the Huntley Park District.

Reading of Classic Christmas Stories

American Legion Hall

Shop the book sale while the kids listen to the reading of classic holiday stories.

Visit with Mrs. Claus

Huntley Area Chamber offices

Free Hayrides

Sponsored by Tom’s Farm and the village of Huntley. Be sure to bundle up for this nice long ride.


Noon to 4 p.m.

Seasonal Handbell Music

The Whitechapel Handbell Choir of First Congregational Church will hold performances at 1 and 3 p.m.

Live Nativity 

Watch Trinity Lutheran Church perform a live nativity in front of their church on Church Street.

Holiday Lights Parade

This year’s theme is Santa’s Workshop. Bundle up and watch the parade kick off from Ol’ Timer Park travel south on Church Street to Main Street to Woodstock Street and end on Coral Street.  The parade will conclude with the arrival of Santa at which time there will be caroling, free hot chocolate and the lighting of the holiday tree and the Town Square.

The lighting of the holiday tree follows at 4:30 p.m. in the gazebo. Free photos of Santa in the gazebo will be available for families from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. A photographer will be on hand or you can bring your own camera.

The village of Huntley, Friends of the Huntley Library and the Huntley Park District are sponsoring Christmas on the Square.


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