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Woodridge resident Olivia Matthiesen asks Santa for a “Frozen 2” guitar during Christmas in the Commons.
New Lenox residents Mia (far left), Matt and Michael Morrison ice skate during the opening night of Christmas in the Commons.
New Lenox residents Jennifer (left) and Anne Olson roast marshmallows at the Christmas in the Commons bonfire. Photos by Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media
Laurie Fanelli, Freelance Reporter
4:00 am CST December 3, 2019

The Village Commons holiday display is more dazzling than ever this year as the grounds feature a slew of new lighted elements.

A snowman, gingerbread house, sleigh and more new features were illuminated along with all the classic displays residents have come to love during the opening night of Christmas in the Commons on Saturday, Nov. 30. Prior to the lighting ceremony – led by Mayor Tim Baldermann at dusk – attendees enjoyed activities including a coloring contest, shopping at the Holiday Market and visiting Santa Claus.