DETAILS: Several specials, events, and treats available from Geneva businesses. Santa Lucia arrives at 6p to light the great tree on Third Street in Geneva. Visit Santa in his cottage from 6:00p - 9:30p.
DETAILS: Gather around the fireplace inside the historic Peck House and listen to a story from Mrs. Claus, stay warm outside by the fire in George’s Circle, enjoy Christmas Carolers and ice sculpting in the courtyard, and perhaps meet Santa Claus himself! Food will be available for purchase from The Last Wing.
DETAILS: Hayrides with food or $1 cash donation (proceeds directly benefit the Batavia Food Pantry) | FREE roasted chestnuts | Family photo opportunity at the main stage of Peg Bond Center | Holiday craft activities inside City Council Chambers | Old fashioned ornament making for all ages at the Depot Museum, main level | Santa arriving at 5:30p and staying in the Peg Bond Center Warming House for visits and pictures | Christmas Tree Lane will be lit with 25 decorated trees
DATES: Friday, November 29 at 5:00p and Saturday, November 30 from 10:00a - 5:00p
DETAILS: Friday, November 29 at 5pm: Light up the lights in downtown, sing Christmas carols, and Santa first appears at his Santa House in the plaza.
Saturday, November 30 at 10:00a: FREE showing of "The Grinch" at the Arcada Theatre | From 1:00p - 4:30p: FREE horse-drawn trolley rides on 1st Street, holiday window displays in downtown businesses and the Electric Christmas Parade begins at 5:30pm!
DETAILS: Holiday Homecoming Electric Christmas Parade ,put on by the St. Charles Alliance, begins at 5:30pm in downtown St. Charles on Main Street between Sixth Street & Fourth Avenue. Get there early to find a spot to watch before it's too crowded.
DATE: Friday, December 6 through Saturday, December 14
DETAILS: Our opening night is always a great atmosphere. Luminaries light the path to our doors. Our rooms are decked out with holiday cheer, and seasonal music plays throughout the evening. Hot cider and snacks are on hand as attendees browse the incredible display of artisan items.
DETAILS: Sleigh Rides | Live Reindeer | Craft | Face Painting | Storytime with Mrs. Claus | Santa Visit Mistletoe Market at the Visitors Center for some beautiful handcrafted, one-of-a-kind gifts from local crafters!
DATE: December 6-8, 13-15, and 20-22 Fridays from 2p - 10p | Saturdays from 11a - 10p | Sundays from 11a - 8p
DETAILS: The lighted streets of Naper Settlement are welcome to all families, with family-friendly holiday features including: Hot Cocoa and Mulled Wine Bar | Live Holiday Music and Caroling | Fa La La Lighted Wonderland | Local Crafters | Traditional Holiday Treats …and more!
DETAILS: The merriest and cheeriest of seasons starts with Winter Lights in Aurora! Join the fun as we kick off the holiday season with pop-up holiday shops, Santa & Mrs. Claus, costumed characters, parade, tree-lighting, award presentations and fireworks, Come make Winter Lights a memory-filled family tradition! Santa and Mrs. Claus will stop at Wyckwood House, 14 W. Downer Pl., Suite 16, for photos after the Winter Lights parade. Guests will enter through Tredwell Coffee next door to see the visiting couple from the North Pole at Wyckwood House.
DETAILS: The annual Christmas stroll is held the Friday after Thanksgiving. Many businesses remain open for the event that starts at 6 p.m. and lasts until 8:00 p.m. Be sure to stop by to see some guy in a red suit at the library. This event is also sponsored by the Elburn Chamber of Commerce.
DATE: December 6- & 7 | Friday from 6p - 10p | Saturday from 10a - 4p
DETAILS: The weekend kicks off tree lighting ceremonies in both East and West Dundee. Stroll downtown to see local merchant's windows "come alive" during Living Windows, a Christmas Parade, Gingerbread House Making, Festival of Trees, Santa's Petting Zoo and, of course, a visit from Santa Claus himself!
DETAILS: Help Cindy Lou Who usher in the holiday season with a Seussian twist on the traditional tree-lighting ceremony, take a Belgian horse-drawn wagon ride, go skating on the faux ice skating rink, watch an ice sculptor, slide down the giant inflatable sled hill, take a ride on the Toyland train and much more – all for free. VIsit Santa at Fox River Academy of Music and Art beginning at 5 p.m. Be in line before 7:45 p.m. to guarantee your visit.
DETAILS: Tree lighting, breakfast with Santa, pictures with Santa, a sweet shoppe from Mrs. Claus, vendor + craft fair, crafts at the elementary school, library activities, and several shops participating in fun activities on "Candy Cane Lane"!
DETAILS: It's a family-friendly kickoff to the holiday season! Enjoy Letters to Santa station, Petting Zoo, Trolley Rides with reading of Polar Express (3pm and 4pm - $1 per person), Santa arrives at 3pm, Free soup station, Free s’more station, Free cookie decorating station, Free horse drawn trolley rides, A bonfire and concession stand, Tree lighting takes place at 5pm at Footprints in Time Plaza – corner of 31 and State Street