Parade of Lights

We are very excited to be hosting the 25th Annual Parade of Lights in Downtown Tinley Park on Sunday, December 3, 2023. The Parade of Lights is one of Tinley Park’s earliest traditions during the holiday season, created to bring the community together and highlight local businesses.

The Parade of Lights is a great opportunity to present your organization or business to the community in a unique way as we kick-off the Holiday Season! The following packet is filled with requirements for participating in the parade. 

Sunday, December 3, 2023

Prizes will be awarded to the entries under the following  categories for 2023:
Best Use of Lights and Décor
Best Community Group Entry
Best Business Entry
Judge’s Choice

You are encouraged to decorate in the holiday spirit—LIGHTS are important! This event will take place at dusk on Oak Park Avenue (between 177th and 172nd Streets). There is ONLY ONE SANTA CLAUS in the parade and he is invited in from the North Pole by the parade sponsors and organizers. Please do not include a Santa on your float.
We are looking forward to working with you and kicking off the 2023 Holiday Season by gathering the community together for this festive Parade! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the Tinley Park Chamber of Commerce at 708-532-5700 or email