Hometown Holidays in LaGrange

Tis the season to celebrate! The La Grange Business Association and the Village of La Grange are kicking off the holiday season with exciting promotions at local shops and restaurants, dazzling lights and festive traditions for the whole family to enjoy. Beginning with Small Business Saturday, La Grange will promote shopping small at local businesses and help visitors create holiday memories with local carolers, Santa’s arrival by firetruck, a tree lighting ceremony, specialty holiday cocktails, and a digital holiday shopping catalog.


“La Grange shines during the holidays – not only with beautiful lights, but with engaging opportunities to celebrate the magic of the season,” said the Village President, Mark Kuchler. “We have a full calendar of events throughout the season that delivers memorable experiences, and we invite everyone to join the fun in vibrant downtown La Grange.”


What to Expect


Take a look at what you can expect this year at Hometown Holidays in La Grange:


New La Grange Holiday Digital Wish Book launches November 2023

To drive both in-store and online shopping, local small businesses will showcase their top-selling gifts for the holiday season in a digital flipbook called the La Grange Holiday Wish Book which Horton’s Home Lighting sponsors.  Consumers can click to the business’s website directly from the customized and local online catalog, available on November 15 at


Five-Hour Flash Sale on Small Business Saturday, November 25, 2023

For customers looking for great deals, La Grange businesses will hold a flash sale from 10 am-3 pm with special offers and deep discounts for a limited time. JAYNE, the boutique for women’s fashion, footwear and accessories,  is the presenting sponsor for Small Business Saturday. Flash sale offers will be announced throughout the day on the La Grange mobile app and the LGBA website. The app is available for download on IOS and Android devices. 

Caroling for a Cause

Local choirs and music groups are invited to bring songs of good cheer and hope to others as they raise funds for local causes. Visitors to downtown La Grange will be able to enjoy these carolers each Saturday from Small Business Saturday to Christmas Eve.


Ho-Ho Holiday Cocktails 

From eggnog to toddies, local restaurants serve classic, festive cocktails to put you in the season's spirit.


La Grange Holiday Walk Saturday December 2, 2023, 5 pm-9 pm

A beloved tradition returns to La Grange with the arrival of Santa by firetruck to the historic La Grange Village Hall to light the majestic tree. Holiday choirs and themed characters are part of the magic along with a petting zoo and pony rides, kiddie train rides, perfect picture moments by Village Hall, oversized light displays, glistening ice sculptures, and letters to Santa in the Stone Avenue train station. Open houses at local businesses round out the celebration as trolleys transport visitors to all the festivities. Dubak Electrical Group is the presenting sponsor for the Holiday Walk.

“Hometown Holidays is truly a special season in La Grange. Our goal is to create engaging experiences for people to remember all year long, whether it’s a personalized shopping experience, an intimate meal, or a holiday tradition recreated,” said Cathy Domanico, the LGBA executive director. “This is the time of year to celebrate family and family-owned businesses. And La Grange offers it all.”


For more information on the holiday program and events, visit


This year’s presenting sponsor for Hometown Holidays is Dubak Electical Group, which provides commercial electrical services around the United States; they are headquartered in La Grange, Illinois.


About La Grange


Just 13 miles from downtown Chicago, La Grange offers the best of metropolitan living with the benefits of a small-town lifestyle.  Since its founding in 1879, La Grange has been ahead of the curve.  Its streets and neighborhoods were carefully planned by founder Franklin D. Cossitt, and its location at the crossroads of La Grange Road, Ogden Avenue (the original Route 66) and the Metra train line – with two stops – have drawn people to the community over 140 years to live, work, and visit.