The WSBA is excited to announce that Western Springs will be celebrating Winter Wonderland the entire month of December! Although our traditional event will not be happening this year, we are happy to have something planned each weekend in December.

Socially Distant Photos with Santa! (All Dates SOLD OUT)


Saturday, December 5th from 12:00 – 5:00pm – SOLD OUT

Sunday, December 6th from 12:00 – 5:00pm – SOLD OUT

Saturday, December 12th from 12:00 – 5:00pm – SOLD OUT

Sunday, December 13th from 12:00 – 5:00pm – SOLD OUT

Reservations are required for a photo with Santa (no walk-ups allowed!)  Photos will be taken at an appropriately safe social distance, in front of the Santa House at the Tower Green.  Don’t forget to bring your letters to Santa to mail to the North Pole!  Cost is $20.00/family and photo will be emailed to you within a week of the event. A big thank you to Edith Drew Photography for taking our Santa Photos this year!

Christmas Tree Decorating

Please sign-up your business or organization to decorate a Christmas Tree on the Tower Green for the month of December!


Trees should be decorated during the first week of December!

Following are the tree decorating parameters:

  • No Glass
  • No Sharp Objects
  • No Small Objects
  • Provide your own lights (Electricity will be provided)
  • Lights must be LED Lights
  • Keep in mind that the decorations will be out in the elements until a couple days after Christmas
  • Organizations/businesses are responsible for their own decorations before and after the event
  • Tend to your tree during the entire month of December!

Let’s light up the Green!

Holiday Lights Neighborhood Decorating Contest

Untangle the holiday lights, blow up the inflatables and enter the Western Springs Holiday Lights Contest!  To enter your home or nominate a neighbor, please email by November 28th.  Neighborhoods will be divided up over the first three weekends in December.  A list of participating houses will be listed on the WSBA’s website and announced on social media.  Winners will be announced each Sunday at 9pm.

Weekend of December 5th and 6th – Field Park, Ridge Acres, Old Town North and South (Homes North of 47th Street)

Weekend of December 12th and 13th – Ridge Acres, Forest Hills and Springdale (Homes in between 47th street and 55th Street

Weekend of December 19th and 20th – Ridgewood and Timber Trails (Homes South of 55th Street)

One winner per weekend. Each winner will receive $100.00 in Whiz-Bucks. A photo of the winning home will appear on the WSBA website and social media. It’s time to get festive and creative!

Week One Contest Winner – 4011 Woodland Avenue (Old Town North)
Week Two Winner – 4805 Woodland Avenue (Forest Hills)