Glow in the Park

Glow in the Park Lantern Walk Returns on September 15!

Get ready to light up the night at Glow in the Park! We’re partnering with Charlie’s Corner Foundation for an exciting evening of family activities benefiting Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Start the evening enjoying bounce houses, an inflatable climbing wall, live music, and more. At dusk, watch or march in the illuminated paper lantern walk around the lake. Glow in the Park is free to attend, but cash donations to Lurie Children’s are encouraged. There is a $10 fee per lantern to decorate a lantern on-site (while supplies last; cash only).

Event Schedule

  • 5:00pm: Event opens
  • 5:00pm – 7:30pm: Activities, food, face painting, balloon artist
  • 6:00pm – 7:00pm: Ben’s Bubble Show
  • 6:00pm – 7:30pm: Live music from Tres Moustache
  • 7:15pm – 8:00pm: Lantern Walk around Lake Ellyn
  • 8:00pm: Event closes

Who Gets to Be in the Lantern Walk? YOU DO!

What is a paper lantern? A simple, decorated, orb-on-a-stick lit with battery-operated LEDs (no live flames permitted). The lanterns are carried, not released. Participants can decorate a lantern on event day ($10 fee – cash only; limited quantities available) or bring their own creations from home. Prizes awarded for most creative lanterns!

Purchase a Lantern Kit to Decorate at Home!

Lantern kits will be available for purchase beginning on July 19 at the Spring Avenue Recreation Center (185 Spring Avenue, Glen Ellyn). Each kit contains a lantern, L.E.D. light, and carrying stick. Choose from a variety of colors! The cost is $10 per kit.

Event Parking

Planning to drive to Glow in the Park? Please be sure to follow posted signage if parking on the streets surrounding Lake Ellyn Park. Additional parking is available in the Glenbard West parking lot across from Duchon Field and in the Metra commuter lots in downtown Glen Ellyn. For additional parking options in downtown Glen Ellyn, please view the Village’s interactive parking map by clicking here.

Thank you to our 2019 sponsors!

Glen Oak Financial
Glen Ellyn Dentistry
Andy’s Frozen Custard
Gnome Colony