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Bridget Barz, of New Lenox, skates on a synthetic ice rink provided by the New Lenox Community Park District, Sunday, Dec. 3, during the Christmas in the Commons Kick-Off Celebration. Photos by Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media
Owen and Kensington Chastain, of New Lenox, takes a picture with Santa Sunday, Dec. 3, during the Christmas in the Commons Kick-Off Celebration in New Lenox.
Laurie Fanelli, Freelance Reporter
2:52 pm CST December 4, 2017

Jolly Old St. Nick is always a big deal, but in the Village of New Lenox, he is a record-setting superstar. 

On Sunday, Dec. 3, the Christmas in the Commons Kick-Off celebration highlighted the annual holiday lights display, which is highlighted by the largest illuminated Santa Claus in the entire United States.