Join us for live entertainment, a special appearance by Santa, and admire the trees decorated by local community groups. Don’t forget to drop off your letter to the North Pole at our mailbox! This year’s theme is “Shining Bright" and celebrates everything that makes Des Plaines shine as a City. The mitten tree will be available for donations of new hats, gloves, mittens and scarves of all sizes. Nonperishable food donations for the Des Plaines Self Help Closet and Pantry are welcomed. Please visit their website for a list of most needed items.