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Come to the Celebration of Lights at the Batavia Riverwalk

Oct 27, 2016 09:46AM ● By Neighbors Magazines

Celebration of Lights
Experience the Magic of Batavia!

Sun., Nov. 27 from 4–7pm at the Batavia Riverwalk
Free Admission

Schedule of Events


Holiday Craft Market inside the City Council Chambers

Free tractor-pulled wagon rides with food or $1 cash donation

(proceeds benefit Batavia Food Pantry)

Hot dogs and hot chocolate for sale

Free roasted chestnuts

Family photo opportunities, Main Stage of Peg Bond Center

Bake Sale inside the Peg Bond Center, courtesy of the Batavia Fire Department

Christmas Tree Lane—25 trees decorated by local organizations



Performance by the Batavia Community Band



Community Sing-A-Long led by Craig Foltos, Foltos Tonsorial Parlor, accompanied by the Batavia Community Band, Main Stage


5:30 pm

Arrival of Santa

Welcome by Mayor Schielke, Main Stage

Ceremonial Tree Lighting



Santa’s Warming House: Visit Santa at the Peg Bond Center warming house and receive a treat from Santa (children under 10 while supplies last)

Announcement of Christmas Tree Lane “People’s Choice” winner



Story Hour hosted by the Batavia Public Library—Lower level of the Batavia Depot Museum

The festival is presented by the Batavia Park District in partnership with Batavia MainStreet, the Batavia Chamber of Commerce, the City of Batavia, and the Batavia Police Department. For more information, please contact the Batavia Park District office at 630-879-5235 or visit