Maywood Christmas Tree Lighting Features Reindeer

Sunday, December 3, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: A live reindeer at the Dec. 1 Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Maywood. | Spooner Baumann/Maywood Fine Arts/Facebook 

At least 100 people converged near 5th Ave. and St. Charles Rd. in Maywood on Dec. 1 to celebrate the lighting of Maywood’s official Christmas tree. The event featured food, ice sculptures, live entertainment and … live reindeer.

This was the second year the event was held and hosted by Maywood’s Environmental and Beautification Commission, along with the village. Commission member Tywanna Grace-Rand was the lead organizer for the second year in a row.

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Pastor Elliot Wimbush entertains the crowd during the Dec. 1 Maywood Christmas tree lighting ceremony. | Spooner Baumann/Maywood Fine Arts/Facebook 

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Children cozy up to Santa during the Dec. 1 event in Maywood.| Spooner Baumann/Maywood Fine Arts/Facebook 

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Maywood Fine Arts co-founder Lois Baumann and longtime Maywood resident Loretta Robinson during the Dec. 1 tree lighting ceremony. | Spooner Baumann/Maywood Fine Arts/Facebook 

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The not-so-red-nosed reindeer at the Dec. 1 tree lighting in Maywood. | Spooner Baumann/Maywood Fine Arts/Facebook 

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Former longtime Maywood trustee and village clerk Gary Woll, along with his wife Judy, at the Dec. 1 tree lighting ceremony. | Spooner Baumann/Maywood Fine Arts/Facebook 

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Children perform during the Dec. 1 tree lighting ceremony, organized by Tywanna Grace-Rand. | Spooner Baumann/Maywood Fine Arts/Facebook 

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