Noteworthy News
An electronic newsletter for Tinley Park businesses

Oct. 17, 2022

Holiday schedule full of fun this year

Set your reminders now, because Tinley Park is bringing the holiday fun this year!

Amaze Light Festival

The Amaze Light Festival is coming to Tinley Park starting Nov. 18 at Odyssey Fun World, 19111 S. Oak Park Ave. Featuring light displays, massive holiday environments, food and beverage vendors, the Arctic Express train ride, live performances, a toy store and much more, the festival will run from 4 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays to Sundays through Dec. 14 before moving to seven days a week until Jan. 8. The event will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Learn more at

Holiday Concert

The Village will host the first in a series of planned annual holiday concerts from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9 at the Tinley Park Convention Center, 18451 Convention Center Drive. This year’s inaugural concert will feature Trans-Infinity Orchestra, a musical ensemble that tells the story of Christmas using an angelic choir, snow machines, a state-of-the-art light show and other holiday surprises. Tickets are on sale now for $15 each on the EventBrite website.

Tinley Park Holiday Walk

Throughout the season, families can stop by the Tinley Park Holiday Walk, a beautiful lighted display in Zabrocki Plaza that provides many great photo opportunities. New to the Holiday Walk this year is the Holiday Tree Project, a collection of 12 wooden trees decorated by local artists and painted with holiday imagery. A companion piece to the Village’s popular Benches on the Avenue program, the Holiday Tree Project is sure to be a regular gathering spot for those looking to soak in the spirit of the season.

Holiday Happenings

The Village’s annual Holiday Happenings event takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 and Sunday, Dec. 4 at the Zabrocki Plaza. Events will include the Community Tree-Lighting Ceremony at 6:15 p.m. Dec. 2, shopping inside a large, heated tent at the Holiday Market throughout the entire weekend, the arrival of Santa Claus during the Tinley Toyland Parade at 11:45 p.m. Dec. 3 along Oak Park Avenue, the Parade of Lights at 5 p.m. Dec. 4 along Oak Park Avenue and other holiday favorites.

Learn more by visiting the Village’s website at

Holiday Market sponsorships available

The Village has limited sponsorships still available for the 16th annual Holiday Happenings event this December!

Consider sponsoring the event to market your business to thousands of Tinley Park and south suburban residents this holiday season. The three-day event attracts about 15,000 to 20,000 visitors throughout the weekend. 

Visit the Event Participation Opportunities page for more information or to apply.

County offering Source Grow grants

The Cook County Small Business Source Grow Grant provides $10,000 to small businesses, coupled with advising and coaching services.

Eligibility requirements include having operated and conducted business since March 2020 prior to the COVID-19 pandemic; employing less than 20 employees; and having experienced financial difficulties due to COVID-19.

Applications will be accepted now through Oct. 31. Learn more online.

Free one-on-one assistance available to small business owners

The Chicago Southland Economic Development Association and 4343 Ascending House are working with the Cook County Small Business Source program to offer free consulting services to small businesses. 

The Cook County Small Business Source program is dedicated to supporting small businesses in any stage of development. Advising services and resource topics include building business plans, finance sourcing, marketing and much more. See the program flyer to learn more.

Mayor attends ribbon-cuttings

Mayor Glotz recently attended ribbon-cutting ceremonies for the Flow Foundation, Inc. at 7060 Centennial Drive, and for Al Ibda3 Center at 17200 Oak Park Avenue. The Flow Foundation is a resource center for domestic violence awareness and prevention, and Al Ibda3 is an educational center of creativity for children. Congrats to both businesses, and welcome to Tinley Park!

Flow Foundation Inc.

Al Ibda3 Center

SBA to host Cyber Summit

The Small Business Administration (SBA) will host a Cyber Summit at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26. Click on the below image for more information or to register.

Welcome, new businesses!

Al Ibda3 Center

17200 S. Oak Park Avenue

B & B Hair Studio

6851 W. 167th Street

Classy Nails

7320 W. 191st St., Suite B

Diva Style Nails

6851 W. 167th St., Suite 22

Drip Drop Smokes

17133 S. Harlem Avenue

Hair By Libby

6851 W. 167th St., Suite 16

New Styles II

16637 s. Oak Park Ave

Wonder Land

7962 W. 167th Street

Village of Tinley Park
16250 S. Oak Park Avenue
Tinley Park, IL 60477
(708) 444-5000

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