The WSBA’s Winter Wonderland is back again this year on Saturday, December 3rd from 12:00 – 5:00pm. Make your way to the Tower Green by 12:30pm to see Santa arrive on a Western Springs Fire Truck!  This event will also feature photos with Santa, holiday music, hayrides around the Tower Green, hot chocolate, crafts, a petting zoo and the village tree lighting at 5:00pm! A huge thank you to our Headline Sponsors Domino’s Pizza and @properties Western Springs.

Petting Zoo Sponsored by: Skinovatio Medical Spa

Hayrides Sponsored by: The Community Bank of Western Springs

There will also be additional opportunities for photos with Santa on the following dates below;

Photos with Santa!


Saturday, December 3rd – SOLD OUT

Sunday, December 4th – SOLD OUT

Saturday, December 10th – Sign-Up Here

Sunday, December 11th – Sign-Up Here

Reservations are required for a photo with Santa (no walk-ups allowed!)  Photos will be taken inside 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.

We Need Volunteers!

The success of our events depends on our volunteers! Please sign up for a shift or two and pass long to anyone else you think might be interested! This is also a great opportunity for service hours for High School or Jr. High kids.

Christmas Tree Decorating

sold out – there are no more available Christmas Trees – to be put on the wait list email

Make sure you sign-up for our email list if you want to get notified about the Christmas Tree Decorating! Save the Date for Monday, October 16, 2023

If you signed up for a Christmas tree, be on the lookout for an email the week of November 14th with more details. 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!

New at Winter Wonderland

We are so excited to offer this Hot Chocolate stand from 12:00 – 3:00pm at the Tower Green during Winter Wonderland. Thank you to Sara Norgle from @properties and the Design Studio for sponsoring. This will be located just west of the Santa House!

Luminaria Kits

Don’t forget to order and light up Western Springs on Christmas Eve – Click Here to Order