145 Evergreen Lane
Winnetka, Illinois 60093
Since 2013 Christmas on Evergreen has been raising money for the Make-A-Wish foundation of Illinois. Make-A-Wish helps grant the wishes of children living with life-threatening illnesses.
Christmas on Evergreen is an animated Christmas light display that began in 2012 as Christmas on Garland. Every year, Christian Tingle–now a senior in high school–designs, builds, and choreographs this display now consisting of over 75,000 lights.
Most of the building happens throughout the summer and into early fall. Setup begins promptly on October 1st every year and runs into the beginning of November. The last two weeks of November are usually spent synchronizing the lights to music and doing any tweaking of the physical elements. Opening night is always December 1st and closing night is usually the first or second weekend in January (See Information for exact closing dates).