It was a little bit chilly, to say the least, as several dozen people and toddlers braved the 30* weather and high winds to see the Christmas tree lighting at the Round Lake Beach Village Hall. Mayor Rich Hill was out of town but there were plenty of village dignitaries on hand to help welcome Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus as they arrived on a fire truck. Those who braved the cold were treated to some wonderful Christmas carolling by the Round Lake High School Choir.
The large Christmas tree before the lights were turned on
This daddy and his youngster were the only ones willing to brave the cold until the Choir appeared and started to sing
It wasn’t long before he was joined by other parents and children
Some very cold spectators waiting on Santa and the tree lighting.
Everyone was being treated to hot chocolate and a visit with Santa afterwards at the Cultural center next door.
The Police Department’s cute little donated SUV was there
Check out the size of that badge emblem!
Trustee Larry Mount kicked things off and introduced several other trustees and the choir
The Round Lake High School Choir shivered in the cold as they sang Christmas carols
With sirens and horns blaring, Santa & Mrs. Claus arrive via a fire truck
Santa & Mrs. Claus get a warm welcome from the crowd
Once Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived the lights were turned on
The weather was windy and VERY cold when the RLB Christmas tree was lit as the RLHS Choir sang Christmas carols. Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived by fire truck and then everyone retired to the warmth of the Civic and Cultural Center nearby for hot chocolate and photos with Santa. Trustee Mount is referring to Mayor Rich Hill at the very beginning, who was not able to attend. Keep in mind that it is pitch dark there until the tree gets lit but you will still be able to enjoy the Choirs singing. If you watch until the end you will be able to see how windy it is by the tree’s lights. If it wasn’t a real tree, it looked like it could have blown over!