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Tinley Park’s Timmy O’Connell takes pride in being the honorary tree lighter for the weekend’s kick-off event Friday, Dec. 1, in Zabrocki Plaza. Geoff Stellfox/22nd Century Media
Santa Claus waves to adoring Tinley Park families near the Oak Park Avenue train station during the Toyland Parade Saturday, Dec. 2. Joe Coughlin/22nd Century Media
Downtown Tinley Park lit up in preparation for the Tinley Lights Parade Sunday, Dec. 3. Adam Jomant/22nd Century Media
Audrey Nelson (left) and Kelcie McKnight enjoy the tree lighting Friday, Dec. 1. Geoff Stellfox/22nd Century Media
Dylan deHaan examines the lights on one of the trees in downtown Tinley Park. Geoff Stellfox/22nd Century Media
A festive Evan Marion, 4, gets a great view of the Toyland Parade thanks to Dad. Joe Coughlin/22nd Century Media
6: BoBo Jackson, a 7-year-old dachsund, enjoys the nice weather and parade along Oak Park Avenue. Joe Coughlin/22nd Century Media
All the characters came out to play for the Tinley Park Toyland Parade Saturday, Dec. 2. Joe Coughlin/22nd Century Media
4: Siblings Henry (left) and Margaux Perell, of Tinley Park, enjoy a carnival ride as part of the Holiday Happenings weekend. Joe Coughlin/22nd Century Media
Tinley native Kate Bailey and her son, William, 1 1/2, wave to Santa during the parade. Joe Coughlin/22nd Century Media
Trinity Crockett, of Golden Elite Dance Troop, waves to the crowd during the parade. Joe Coughlin/22nd Century Media
A classic car cruises down Oak Park Avenue as part of the lights parade. Adam Jomant/22nd Century Media
An Ozinga truck is decked out for the lights parade. Adam Jomant/22nd Century Media
Megann Horstead, Freelance Reporter
2:49 pm CST December 4, 2017

It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Tinley Park. 

The moment people arrived in the downtown area over the weekend, Friday-Sunday, Dec. 1-3, they were surrounded by the sights and sounds of the holidays, thanks to the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, Holiday Market, Tinley Toyland Parade and Parade of Lights that made it easy to get into the spirit of the season.