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Gorton’s Yuletide Tour of Lights From Wednesday, December 9 - Wednesday, December 23

Gorton’s Yuletide Tour of Lights

  • Location: Gorton Community Center
    400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045

Let’s come together safely as a community and celebrate the season with a tour of Lake Forest/Lake Bluff around-town holiday lights!  With restrictions in play, and a year most of us will never forget, it’s time to get creative with our holiday cheer.  Grab your loved ones- pile in the car, download our map and Spotify playlist here and drive  the best light viewing Tree City USA has to offer.

Merry & Bright Details:

  • Download Gorton’s map and playlist and head for the town.  We are scouting out the best route for viewing our town’s beautiful lights-parks and residential.  Map will be ready for download by December 9th! 
  • Be on the lookout for Gorton’s yard ornaments, designating home entries on which you can vote!
  • Cast your vote online by December 22nd in order for your vote to be counted.
  • Winner announced December 23rd!

Ho Ho Ho Home Entry:

  • Sign up through link below BY FRIDAY DECEMBER 4TH
  • Your name will not be provided on the map, your address will be designated with a pin
  • Gorton will provide you with a lawn ornament to landmark your participation in the home tour
  • Spectators will vote on their favorite home
  • Winners receive special Gorton prizes!

Just for fun-check out Leslie Odom Jr.’s cool song “Snow” below!


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