The Village of Barrington celebrates the kick-off to the holiday season on the first Saturday of December each year.
This year, the day of activities and events culminating in the lighting of the large evergreen at Cook & Main Streets was titled 'Home for the Holidays.'
At 10:00 a.m. activities started throughout the whole village area including a petting zoo, trolley & carriage rides, balloon sculptures, crafts, giveaways, entertainment and more!
Redefined Beauty Bar & Salon in the heart of the village hosted their second annual 'Frozen' event. Little boys had their hair sculpted and painted, little girls received glittery hair extensions, all the children could have their face painted and a hot cocoa bar was enjoyed by all ages. Frozen stars Elsa and Anna were also on hand to visit with everyone and sing a few of their popular songs!
The Barrington High School Madrigal Singers entertained the crowds awaiting the annual tree lighting event.
This year, Village President Karen Darch honored longtime residents and charitable champions Bob & Anne Lee as the official village tree lighters. The Village of Barrington's Resolution 17-4687 highlights some of the many areas the Lees have been active supporting in the Barrington community.
Click here to see the resolution: 17-4687 Tree Lighters
As soon as the tree was lit Santa arrived on a Barrington Fire Truck and greeted the crowd. He made his way into his special house on Cook Street and listened to children's gift wishes and took photos with all who waited to see him.
See the album of photos with Santa here