LaGrange Business Association                LGBA

Hometown Holiday

  • 01 Dec 2012
  • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Downtown La Grange & West End

Please join us for  “Hometown Holiday,” our 21st annual La Grange holiday walk. The magic of our wonderful Village is never more evident than on this night, when even Santa and Mrs. Claus can’t resist our charms.

Join us for free activities and entertainment celebrating the spirit and traditions of the season. Our merchants, restaurants and businesses keep their doors open late to warm you with festive open houses and special promotions to jump start your holiday shopping.


3:00 - Free showing of "Elf"La Grange Theatre

4:45 - All Village Sing with LTHS Madrigals

5:30 - Santa arrives by firetruck;  tree lighting

6 - 8 - Visits with Santa at Village Hall;  Facepainting and Musical Entertainment with members of the Salt Creek Chamber Orchestra

5 - 9 - Festive merchant open houses, musicians, strolling carolers, s'mores station and fire pit, trolley rides, hayrides, petting zoo, pony rides, kiddie train, kids crafts and ice sculptures.  Visit the K Hits Radio and WLTL Radio tents for contests and great music. Ride the FREE trolley throughout La Grange and into the West End

You can lighten your shopping list with La Grange Business Association Gift Certificates, available for purchase at Village Hall, Horton’s and First National Bank of La Grange. They’re redeemable at a variety of your favorite local shops and restaurants. And now, you can find out about weekly holidayshopping deals being offered on the Shop La Grange Facebook page or text SHOPLG to 46786.


Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital Keeping You Well.  Stop by Prasino to pick up a lovely dove ornament.


Vanguard Medical Group: 47 S. Sixth Avenue.  Bringing you the stars of Hometown Holiday, Santa and Mrs. Claus!  Have you been naughty or nice? Visit us at Village Hall and tell your story to the Big Guy. Bring your camera!


AIS, Palmer Place: Everyone from Santa's zoo will show up. Hop along, we've got ponies to take you for a ride.


Joan Smothers - Smothers Realty Group and Gemini Gymnastics Academy:  All aboard the North Pole Express for a FREE fun holiday ride!


First National Bank of La Grange: Enjoy a ride around the quaint neighborhood of the West End.  At Brainard and Burlington.


Dean Rouso Home Team - Baird & Warner:  Hop aboard the FREE trolley throughout Hometown Holiday.  Park in the West End, where there's plenty of free parking.

Stroll through the business district and admire the beauty of these hand-carved works of art.

Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital
Family Vision Care
Jennifer harding - Smothers Realty Group
La Grange Business Association
Linnea Jewelers Inc.
Luxe Home Interiors
Salon Hype
Veni Vidi Val
Village of La Grange
Wild Monk


Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, DeVries Grocery with Complete Rehabilitation:Toasty marshmallows, toasty mittens, melted chocolate... it's all good. Stop by the bonfire near the fountain for a tasty treat.


46 South Salon & Spa

46 S. La Grange Rd.

Visit Santa from 6 – 8PM and pick up your free AVEDA promotion.

Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital

(at Prasino – 93 S. La Grange Road)

Happy holidays from your friends at Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital – where we’re keeping you well.  Pick up a lovely dove ornament, while supplies last.


All Information Services, Inc.

6428 Joliet Road

Proud sponsor of the petting zoo!


Allan E. Power Plumbing

804 Arlington


*Antonino’s Ristorante

701 W. Hillgrove

Enjoy a pre-dinner complimentary wine tasting.


Bill Brennan State Farm

643 S. La Grange Rd.


Blossom Day Spa

905 Hillgrove


Blueberry Hill

49 S. La Grange Rd.


Ceramic Art Café

26 South La Grange Rd.

String Quartet and cappuccino


Cheryl D & Co.

1 W. Harris

Sparkling with lights & fun: hear the DGN Swingin’ Dukes Jazz Band, with treats, drinks and the famous instant prize stocking grab!


Chimera’s Comics

19 S. La Grange Rd.


Clipper Ship Gallery

10 W. Harris

Drawing for a Charles Vickery print.


Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

(from 20 W. Harris)

Giveaways for the kids.


Consign and Redesign

35 S. La Grange Rd.

Stop by for hot chocolate and treats.


D’Amici Salon & Style

539A La Grange Road

Buy 2 products, get the 3rd at half price.  Gift certificates available for the holidays, too.


Dean Rouso Home Team – Baird & Warner

114 Calendar

Proud sponsor of the FREE TROLLEYS – ride one to the activities on the West End, too.


*DeVries Grocery

806 Arlington

Visit the heated tent for sampling from Filbert’s Root Beer, pizza from Vito & Nicks plus wine for the grown-ups! Plus special Christmas ornament craft for kids and carolers from The LeaderShop. Proud sponsor of the S’mores Station near Village Hall, too.


Effortless Wellness

641 S. La Grange Rd.

Complimentary drinks and snacks in our new location.  Stop by!


El Picante Mexican Grill

50 S. La Grange Rd.


Family Vision Care

100 Calendar Ave.

Stop in for cookies and a raffle – and admire our sparkling ice sculpture, too.


Fey & Co.

19 W. Calendar

Enjoy the sweet Christmas sounds of harpist Barbara Fackler from 5:30-8:30.


First National Bank of La Grange

620 W. Burlington

Proudly hosting this year's family hayrides.

Floyd’s Barbershop

71 S. La Grange Rd.

Make-your -own ornaments, hot chocolate and snacks.


Gemini Gymnastics Academy

330 Washington Ave.

All aboard the kiddie train! We’re a proud sponsor – hop on! Located just behind Palmer Place.


Get in Shape for Women

79 S. La Grange Rd.

It’s almost New Years – start your resolution early.  Giveaways, coupons and healthy treats.  And visit with the girls from Silvermoon Salon, too!


*Hammer Boutique

703 Hillgrove

Featuring one-of-a-kind jewelry, accessories, home decor and jeans, jeans, jeans.

Impact Dance Studio

6B S. La Grange Rd.

Jingle Jam Dance Party with photo booth.


Jennifer Harding Smothers Realty Group

919 W. Hillgrove

Look for my beautiful ice sculpture!


*Katherine Dierkes State Farm Insurance

712 W. Burlington

Your State Farm Friends will be walking around the West End.  Come visit us!


K HITS Radio

Look for our tent near La Grange Rd. and Burlington

Contest, drawings, giveaways and music.


La Grange Camera

104 W. Burlington

Stop by and get your free holiday photo with Santa!


LaGrange Pointe Active Independent Senior Living

51 E. Cossitt

Creation Station for young and old: make an ornament! With musical entertainment and refreshments.


La Grange Public Library

10 W. Cossitt

Holidays Around the World presented by Kidworks Touring Theatre Co. from 7-8PM.


La Grange Theatre

80 S. La Grange Rd.

Enjoy a 3PM holiday movie – FREE – with our compliments!


Lilett’ Candies Gourmet Chocolate Shop

104 Calendar

Free samples of English toffee.


Linnea Jeweler Inc.

23 S. Ashland

Festive holiday cookies and free ornament! Enjoy our beautiful ice sculpture, too.


Little People’s Academy of Arts & Education

211 W. Hillgrove


Luxe Home Interiors

22 W. Burlington

Stop in for holiday snacks and admire our sparkling ice sculpture.


Mary Ann’s Shoppe

21 W. Calendar

Refreshments and a drawing for $500 in gift certificates.


Mary Vincent Fine Art Gallery

22 Calendar Ave.

Featuring a special artist and a raffle for a special piece of artwork.


McDonald’s of La Grange

100 N. La Grange Rd.

Look for our coupons and enjoy a delicious holiday beverage.


Meadowbrook Manor

339 S. 9th St.

Join us on 12/15 for Breakfast with Santa from 9-11AM including photo, face painting, balloons and raffle. Free event – 708-354-4660 for info.


Monday’s Child

26 S. La Grange Rd.

Stop by to see our toys, games, puzzles, books and great stocking stuffers.  Buy two and get one FREE (equal or lesser value).


Nailz 4 U

114 Calendar Ave.

With music, food, hot cocoa plus $10 manicures and FREE polish for kids under 5.


Nicksons Eatery

30 S. La Grange

A sweet treat - candy canes; enjoy dinner with a balloon twister for the kids.

*Now Serving Cafe

725 Hillgrove

Enjoy the sounds of musicians from The Salt Creek Chamber Orchestra.


Palmer Place

56 S. La Grange Rd.

Complimentary beer tasting and raffle in the beer garden tent.  Stop by the petting zoo on Calendar – we’re a proud sponsor!


PNC Bank

26 S. La Grange Rd.

We love our customers! Stop by for refreshments and a raffle.



93 S. La Grange Rd.

Have you seen our spectacular ice sculpture? Pick up a lovely dove ornament compliments of Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, too.


Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

50 S. La Grange

Did anyone say “chocolate?” Visit us at the free S’mores Station near Village Hall.


*Salon Hype

917 Hillgrove

Stop by and admire our beautiful ice sculpture!


Santiago’s Mexican Restaurant

24 W. Calendar


*Silvermoon Salon

711 W. Hillgrove

Need a new look for the holidays? Pick up a coupon for services – and grab a bag of popcorn with proceeds to Pillars. And look for us at Get in Shape for Women on La Grange Road, too!



1 N. La Grange Rd.

We’re not quite open yet, but come on in to get a taste of who we are – smashed fresh and served delicious!  And did you see our beautiful ice sculpture?


Smothers Realty Group

919 W. Hillgrove

All aboard the kiddie train – climb in and let us take you on a ride!  Located just behind Palmer Place.


*Stonegrove Guitar

723 W. Hillgrove

Drop in for live music and get a peek at some of the coolest guitars around.


Tates Old Fashioned Ice Cream Shop

25 S. Ashland

It’s time for Craft & Scoop: enjoy a scoop of ice cream, decorate a take-home gingerbread house for only $5! Everyone that stops in will receive free antler ears and be entered into a gingerbread house raffle.


The Dental Loft

1 W. Harris

We’ve got sugar free candy – what did you expect? With tooth brush giveaway and a drawing for an electronic toothbrush.


*The Hope Chest

717 W. Hillgrove

Holiday candy to all shoppers plus a 25% off coupon… one for now, one for later!


The LeaderShop

4903 S. Willow Springs Rd.

We’re providing free face painting right next to Santa at Village Hall.  Stop by!


The Urban Mutt

31 S. La Grange Rd.

Goodie bags for good dogs – snacks for adults.


The UPS Store

106 W. Calendar

Stop in to mail Dear Santa letters.


The Wheel Thing

15 S. La Grange Rd.

We’ve got the Four C’s: cider, cookies, candy canes and coupons!


Thipi Thai Restaurant

25 W. Calendar

Open 7 days a week.


Trader Joe’s

25 N. La Grange Rd.

Free holiday chocolate bar with $25 purchase.  Find the Golden Ticket and receive a special prize while supplies last (from 5-7PM).  With in-store holiday tastings and live musical entertainment.


Vanguard Medical Group

47 S. La Grange Rd.

With live music from members of The Salt Creek Chamber Orchestra.  Hot chocolate, Christmas cookies, cartoons and a craft for kids.  We’re the proud sponsor of Santa this year!


Veni Vidi Val

25 S. La Grange Rd.

Live music with guitaris Jeff Kust, chocolate and surprise goodie bag for first 50 people.  Stop by to admire our beautiful ice sculpture, too!


*Vintage Charm

729 W. Hillgrove

We’re ready for the holidays with some of the hippest gifts around – check out our beautiful windows on your way to the hayrides. Open til 8PM.


We’re Nuts

8 ½ Burlington Ave.

Try all our flavors of popcorn.  We carry old-time candies – perfect for stockings!


West Suburban Chamber of Commerce & Industry

PO Box 187, La Grange


Wild Monk

88 S. La Grange Rd.

Visit us and pick up a goodie bag filled with house-made peanut brittle and a $5 off coupon.


WLTL Radio

Look for our tent near Brainard and Hillgrove on the West End. Hot music, cool DJs. Find out why we're the top-rated high school radio station in the nation.


*Wyckoff-Tweedie Photography

1 S. Waiola

Hop off the trolley right next to our studio – get a free holiday mini-session! Each family photographed with receive a complimentary 4x6 portrait from their session.  Plus holiday snacks & beverages.







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