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Holiday Tree Lighting Friday, December 6th

Join us for the City of Des Plaines Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony in Metropolitan Square on Friday, December 6th. Festivities start at 4:00 P.M. with the Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6:30 P.M. Hand-decorated holiday trees, live entertainment, and special guests Anna, Elsa, and Olaf will be sure to put a smile on your face. Of course, Santa Claus and his elves will be at the event - adding your special holiday wishes to his list. Our Mitten Tree will be ready for your donations of new hats, gloves, mittens, and scarves and the Des Plaines Self-Help Closet & Food Pantry will be accepting non-perishable food donations. CLICK HERE for a complete schedule of events.

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New "Access Point" Magazine - A Publication About the Des Plaines Community

The City of Des Plaines has reimagined its community newsletter with a more modern, easy to read magazine format that highlights the unique opportunities and successes that are being realized in our community every day. The Access Point publication is mailed to residents twice a year. The October 20,2019 edition features updates on the renovation of the Des Plaines Theatre, 2020 Census Information, community revitalization news, and more. CLICK HERE to view the magazine in its entirety.

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City Introduces New Interactive Dining Guide

Over 150 Des Plaines dining options are now at your fingertips with the launch of the Des Plaines Dining Guide. This new interactive map makes it easy for you to decide on your next meal out. Just click on a location and the restaurant's name, address, phone number, website, details on delivery, outside eating and party room availability will appear. With so many choices and types of cuisine, we hope that you explore our diverse dining scene and find a few new favorite restaurants.

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Don't Be a Victim...Lock It or Lose It

"Lock It or Lose It" is a national crime prevention program intended to remind drivers to lock their cars and roll up their windows to prevent becoming a victim of car thieves. While most vehicle burglaries happen in residential areas, drivers should never leave their cars running and unattended wherever they are parked. The Lock It or Lose It program has proven that people who take these simple precautions actually help dramatically reduce vehicular burglaries in their communities. Watch this video to see just how fast you can lose your valuable belongings when a car is left unlocked.

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