Deck the Halls and visit Santa with the Palatine Jaycees
The Palatine Jaycees Christmas tree sale will run from Friday, November 25 through Sunday, December 18, while supplies last. On November 26, the tree lot will be open from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. During the rest of the sale, the hours are Fridays from 6 to 8 p.m., Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Aquatic Center parking lot is located at 340 E. Palatine Rd., next to Walgreens.
Santa will make a special appearance on Saturday, December 3 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for holiday photos. Children can also send a letter to Jolly Old Saint Nick using the special mailbox at the Christmas tree lot between Friday, November 25 and Sunday, December 11. Santa will reply to letters with legible return addresses. UPDATE: Santa sends his regrets as he had an emergency at the North Pole and could not make it for photos this year. We look forward to his return in 2023!
“We will offer a variety of fresh-cut, long- and short-needle trees, wreaths and garland at special pricing,” said Ryan McGaughey, co-chair of the project. “Shoppers can choose from our selection of Scotch Pine, Blue Spruce, Balsam Fir, Douglas Fir and Fraser Fir in a variety of sizes at competitive prices. Our festively decorated wreaths are always a customer favorite!”
“Trees sold out quickly in past years, so come to the tree lot early to get your pick!” said co-chair Brian Beaudette.
“We provide a variety of extra services for our customers. Baling is available to make transporting your tree easier. We also offer drilling services for specialized tree stands,” said Jessie Levin, co-chair of the project. “We are able to accept credit cards, cash, and checks.”
“Our Christmas tree Sale has always been one of my favorite projects,” said co-chair Ryan McGaughey “We get to share the festive holiday spirit with our neighbors. All of the proceeds from the sale allow the Palatine Jaycees to continue our involvement in the community.”
Founded in 1957, The Palatine Chapter of the Jaycees has over 120 members and is one of the largest chapters in Illinois. The Jaycees provide individuals between the age of 21 and 40 the opportunity to develop personal and leadership skills while serving their community and have been recognized state-wide, nationally and internationally for their efforts.
The Palatine Chapter holds their monthly general meeting on the third Thursday of the month at 7:30 PM at Arlington Lanes in Arlington Heights. For further information on the Palatine Jaycees, membership or any of their sponsored events visit their web site at palatinejaycees.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (847) 604-0288.