City Prepares for Christmas! 

The Christmas Season kicks off in Highland with the annual Chamber Christmas Parade on Friday, November 27th at 6:30.

This year, in order to celebrate safely, the Chamber is providing a stationary parade with floats from Broadway Tire and Battery, Highland Moose Lodge #2479, Ma Cli Bo Shriners, Red Barn Farms and more parked at the four diamonds north of the Elementary School.  

Santa Claus

Parade goers will view the floats by driving from VFW road, onto Parkhill Drive.   Click here for more information from the Chamber.

Virtual visits with Santa are being offered to all the boys and girls of Highland AND we are happy to announce that children can send emails to Santa at this email address:  

Check back here for more details on scheduling your virtual visit with Santa!!

As a reminder,  City Hall will be open by appointment only.    City Hall staff is available by phone and/or email during normal business hours Monday – Friday  8:00am -4:30pm to assist you.

Feel free to contact us at 618-654-9891 or visit our website at: 
You may also submit a request through the citizens request portal found here:

Choose the topic of your question, and provide your contact information.  A city staff member will get back with you as soon as possible.  

The police department is available 24 hours a day and can be reached at 618-654-2131.  Payments will still be accepted in the night deposit located in the rear of City Hall.  We will notify the public here and on social media when City Hall reopens.

Thank you and Stay Safe!

Illinois 24/7 Hotline: 1-800-889-3931 or email