2022 Best Christmas Lights in Chicagoland (with Driving Routes!)

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Light up the night with these incredible outdoor Christmas lights shows, best-decorated houses for the holidays, walk-through light displays, and drive-thru holiday lights events! My family loves spending winter nights driving around the Chicago suburbs viewing the beautiful displays put on by local neighbors. We have the best Christmas lights near me to drive by and walk through. Incredible Christmas light shows are illuminating the night and bringing joy to Chicago’s suburbs! So, pile in the car with a thermos of hot chocolate and a tin of Christmas cookies to see the beautiful displays our local families have created.

This year not only did we create driving routes, but we completely reimagined this list to make it easier to use! Take a self-led Christmas Lights Tour of the best holiday lights displays in the Chicago suburbs with our driving route maps, bulleted list of addresses to plug into your GPS, and details beneath each route showing you what the houses look like, the best viewing hours, and details about the displays that you aren’t going to want to miss. We encourage you to take a tour of a neighborhood near you, or try them all!

From big attractions to incredible residential displays, we’ve got tons of options for your family.

Please note that residential home submissions are now closed. Want to submit your house for consideration next year? Please send a photo and/or video, your address, and what you would like to highlight about your display to Nicole at team@mykidlist.com and she will followup with you November 2023.


Map of the Best Christmas Lights

Walk-Thru Light Shows

Drive-Thru Light Shows

Best Residential Lights Driving Tour Routes


Map: Best Christmas Lights Near Me

Are you trying to search for “the best Christmas lights near me”? Check out this map! Click on the upper lefthand corner to view the list of addresses in each category or keep scrolling to get all the info on each display with photos, hours, and more.

The second half of this guide includes driving routes you can follow to go on your own residential lights tour in each section of the Chicago suburbs as well as details on each house on the tour. Try the nearest route near you, or try them all throughout the season. Happy Holidays!

Marker Color Key
Blue: drive-through lights events
Purple: walk-through lights events
Green: residential lights displays
Red: residential displays set to music


Map of the Best Christmas Lights

Walk-Thru Light Shows

Drive-Thru Light Shows

Best Residential Lights Driving Tour Routes


20 Best Light Shows to Walk Through

We divided this section into walk-thru light festivals that charge a fee (advanced tickets are required) and walk-thru lights displays that are created by municipalities and free to the public, such as parks and downtown areas that you can explore and enjoy without needing a ticket.

Best Christmas Lights in Chicago + Suburbs (Tickets Required)

The following lights festivals and shows require paid tickets. Walk through and experience the magic of the holidays!


Holiday Magic at Brookfield Zoo (Brookfield)

Holiday Magic at Brookfield Zoo
November 25-27, November 30, December 1-4, 7-11, 14-18, December 26-31, 2022 | 3:00 – 9:00 pm
Advance reservations are required for South Gate entry, but not North Gate entry. Holiday Magic includes a 41-foot lit tree, more than two million LED lights, 600-foot-long tunnel synchronized to music. Katie and Annie have all the tips and tricks for Holiday Magic here. Admission is $24.95 for adults, $17.95 for children 3-11 years old, $19.95 for seniors 65+, and $13.40 for parking.


Light up the Lake at Navy Pier (Chicago)

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Light Up the Lake at Navy Pier, Chicago
November 25, 2022 – January 7, 2023 | 12:00pm – 9:30pm
This is the second year for Light Up the Lake inside Navy Pier and they added new interactive features to the light displays. Tickets are $27 for adults and $17 for kids 3-12 years old. Under 3 is free.


Lincoln Park ZooLights (Chicago)

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ZooLights at Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago
Select dates November 19, 2022 – January 1, 2023 | 4:00pm – 10:00pm
This year’s ZooLights will again feature hundreds of luminous LED displays, thousands of lights, and seasonal experiences. Tickets are $5 per person and tickets to Free Admission Mondays will be released the Tuesday prior at 11am each week. There are also Members-only Nights on November 18 and December 14 and Sensory Friendly Night on November 29.


Lightscape at Chicago Botanic Garden (Glencoe)

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Chicago Botanic Garden Lightscape, Glencoe
November 11, 2022 – January 8, 2023
Walk down a path through thousands of twinkling lights, such as the iconic Cathedral of Light that Lightscape is known for. Hours are 4:30pm – 11:00pm (last entry at 9:15 p.m.) on select dates. Tickets are $32 for adults (non-member), $16 for children ages 3-12 years old. Flex tickets and VIP passes are also available.


Kohlights at Kohl Children’s Museum (Glenview)

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Kohlights at Kohl Children’s Museum, Glenview
November 25-27, December 2-4, 9-11, 16-23, and 26-29, 2022
Kids can interact with light and color using glow stick learning wands at this lights display. Tickets range from $20-25 and members receive a $5 discount.


Illumination at The Morton Arboretum (Lisle)

Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum, Lisle
November 19, 2022 – January 7, 2023
Walk along a one-mile path with festive music and lighting effects. Tickets range from $11-$22 for members and $16-$27 for non-members, depending on the date and other available discounts.


Sparkle Light Festival at Impact Field (Rosemont)


Sparkle Light Festival at Impact Field, Rosemont
November 18, 2022 – January 1, 2023
Visit five illuminated villages, the kids zone, winter tubing, and train rides. General admission tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for children ages 2-12 years old. Premium ticket packages and add-on experiences are also available.


Amaze Light Festival at Odyssey Fun World (Tinley Park)

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Amaze Light Festival at Odyssey Fun World, Tinley Park
Select dates from November 18, 2022 – January 8, 2023 | 4:00 – 10:00 pm
Last year, this light festival was at Impact Field in Rosemont and it has now moved to Odyssey Fun World in Tinley Park for 2022. Walk through lights and whimsical forests, go tubing down hills, and listen to festive music. Tickets are $36 for adults and $30 for children 2-12 years old. Parking is $15 in advance and $20 on-site. Children 2 and under are free. Annie’s family checked out the Amaze Lights Festival last year and have their full review here!


Festival of Lights at Cosley Zoo (Wheaton)

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Festival of Lights at Cosley Zoo, Wheaton
November 25 – December 30, 2022 | 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cosley Zoo is lit by more than 20,000 lights during the zoo’s Festival of Lights and Tree Sales, an annual celebration of the holidays. Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Open 9 am – 12 pm on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve. While zoo admission is free during the Festival of Lights and Tree Sales, donations are appreciated.


Best Parks and Downtown Areas to See Christmas Lights in the Chicago Suburbs

The following Chicago suburban towns have special lights displays to walk through that are free to the public.


Festival of Lights at Old Town Park (Bloomingdale)

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Festival of Lights at Old Town Park, Bloomingdale
December 2-31, 2022 | after dusk
Pedestrians are treated to a sparkling display of holiday lights and sights in Old Town Park. Walk through the lights and enjoy the festivities. Visit the Museum throughout the Festival of Lights for its annual holiday show.


Lilacia Park (Lombard)

Holiday Lights in Lilacia Park in Lombard
December 3, 2022 – January 1, 2023 | 4:30 – 8:00 pm
Walk through the park with light shows, tree decorations, a gingerbread house, and more every day of the week. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in December from 6-8pm you can visit with Santa Claus, enjoy complimentary hot cocoa and cookies, and visit with your favorite holiday characters. They will also be accepting donations of unwrapped and unused toys.


Naper Lights (Naperville)

Naper Lights, Naperville
Thanksgiving – New Year’s Day | 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Walk down Water Street to see the whole street dancing to the music, ending in the display at Jaycees Park, then cross a lit-up covered bridge to take in a synchronized light show with singing Christmas trees from your vantage point across the river. There are displays set to music, singing faces made from lights, and a gigantic lit up tree with presents surrounding it, made possible by Rotary Club of Naperville Sunrise.


Winter Lights at Central Park (Oak Brook)

Winter Lights at Central Park, Oak Brook
November 24, 2022 – January 8, 2023 | 4:30 – 9:30 pm 
The 1/2 mile paved path loop at Central Park is accessible to all and filled with light displays. Free for the community to attend and no reservations required.


Nights of Lights in Adams Park (Wheaton)

Nights of Lights at Adams Park, Wheaton
November 25, 2022 – January 8, 2023 | 4:30 – 11:00 pm
The City of Wheaton provides this display of over 55,000 bulbs lighting the trees. New this year: an animated light display at the fountain. Free to the public, no tickets required.


Map of the Best Christmas Lights

Walk-Thru Light Shows

Drive-Thru Light Shows

Best Residential Lights Driving Tour Routes


Best Drive-Thru Holiday Light Shows

These drive-thru light displays are a mixture of free, reservations required, and ticketed events, so read through the details before planning a trip.


Aurora Festival of Lights

aurora festival of lights
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Aurora Festival of Lights at Phillips Park
November 25 – December 26, 2022 | Monday – Thursday 5:00 – 9:00 pm and Friday – Sunday 5:00 -10:00 pm
Presented by the Rotary Club of Aurora Illinois in partnership with the City of Aurora, opening the day after Thanksgiving. The display is free to drive through, but they collect donations from those who would like to give. Their website is not operational at this time, so it’s unclear if reservations are required this year. We will update this information when it becomes available.


Santa’s Rock n Lights (Grayslake)

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Santa’s Rock n Lights in Grayslake
November 18, 2022 – January 1, 2023
Located at the Lake County Fairgrounds, this drive thru lights display requires advanced tickets to be purchased. Over 700 feet of tunnels including a techno rainbow tunnel.


Let it Shine Lights Show (Northbrook and Schaumburg)

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Let it Shine Lights Show
November 18, 2022 – January 1, 2023 | 6:00 – 10:00 pm
This drive thru lights show is taking place at Wintrust Field in Schaumburg and Northbook Court in Northbrook. Advanced tickets are required and range from $32.99-$42.99 per car and optional Fast Pass tickets are available to skip the line for $20. Tickets are available online only.


Willow Hill Lights (Northbrook)

Willow Hill Lights
November 19, 2022 – January 1, 2023
Drive through 1.6 miles of winding roads at Willow Hill Golf Course with lights on both sides, including Christmas trees, lights tunnel, and more. Tickets are required and are $40 per car.


Drive Thru Lights Show at Goebebert’s (Pingree Grove)

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Drive Thru Lights Show at Goebebert’s Pumpkin Patch in Pingree Grove
November 2022 – January 2023 (exact dates have not been announced yet)
Drive-thru lights show with prices starting at $20 per car during the week in 2021. Details for 2022-23 coming soon.


Map of the Best Christmas Lights

Walk-Thru Light Shows

Drive-Thru Light Shows

Best Residential Lights Driving Tour Routes


Driving Tours of the Best Christmas Lights in Chicago Suburbs

We prepared routes for you so you can take lights tours of different areas across the Chicago suburbs! Simply check out the maps below and enter the addresses in your GPS. They are all in order to maximize your enjoyment and minimize driving time.

The musical note symbol 🎶 denotes houses that have a musical component, including lights set to music playing outside or on the radio so you can tune in when you get there.

In general, these houses will be lit at dusk, but please note that most of the houses have given us starting dates, hours, guidelines, charities they are supporting, and descriptions, which are listed below each route.

All driving times are using the step-by-step directions and don’t take into account stopping and/or getting out of the car.

An asterisk * denotes houses that have not yet been confirmed for 2022. As always, please be mindful of these residential neighborhoods. Drive safely, pick up your trash, and respect the neighboring houses as well.

Click on a route below to jump to the one you are interested in, or scroll through to see your options!


click/tap on one of the following driving routes to jump to that section

Brookfield Area | Hinsdale Area

Lombard Area | Elmhurst Area

Wheaton Area | Naperville Area

Aurora Area | Bloomingdale Area

Far West Suburbs | Plainfield Area

Tinley Park | Orland Park Area

South Suburbs | Oak Forest Area

Far Southwest Suburbs | O’Hare Area

Arlington Heights Area | Far North Suburbs


Brookfield Area Lights Tour Route (28 minutes)

  • A: 3252 Maple Ave, Berwyn, IL 60402
  • B: 141 N Delaplaine Rd, Riverside, IL 60546
  • C: 2524 S 8th Ave, North Riverside, IL 60546
  • D: 836 Homestead Rd., La Grange Park, IL 60526 🎶
  • E: 829 Barnsdale Rd, La Grange Park, IL 60526
  • F: 621 Homestead Rd, La Grange Park, IL 60526
  • G: 606 Homestead Rd, La Grange Park, IL 60526
  • H: 2406 Martindale Dr E, Westchester, IL 60154 🎶

Best Christmas Lights in the Brookfield Area

The following houses are listed in order of the driving route above. Get a preview of the light shows along with details on each display and viewing hours.


3252 Maple Avenue (Berwyn)

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3252 Maple Avenue in Berwyn
These 9 shadow box window displays are a treat for all ages. You’ll find a variety of themes ranging from Vintage Mickey Mouse, and a classic ballroom scene from Beauty and the Beast  to the modern day Elf on the Shelf. This decorator doesn’t miss a beat with the  creativity, animation, and sound . Upon arrival you’ll find a scavenger hunt and trinkets. While in the area she recommends stopping by her neighbors on Delaplaine in Riverside since they are less then 2 minutes apart and also featured here.


140 and 144 N. Delaplaine (Riverside)*

140 and 144 N. Delaplaine in Riverside
Lights will be up after Thanksgiving, but the exact date will be updated soon. Lights are running daily from 3:00pm – 10:00pm.  At 140 North Delaphaine check out Santa’s reindeer and sleigh (kids are allowed to take photos in the sleigh), a dancing Santa who sings, and 2 life size light up nutcrackers.  The whole lawn is open to walk thru. At 144 North Delaplaine they have Santa’s workshop set up.  All handmade wooden houses with decorations and lights.  There is a section to sit and take a picture with Santa and his elves in case you don’t get a chance to see him at the store! These houses are not only neighbors, they are family!


2524 S. 8th Avenue (North Riverside)

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2524 S. 8th Avenue in North Riverside
Lights are available for viewing November 21, 2022! They have special visits from Santa on Saturdays 12:00pm – 5:00pm and the Grinch visits on Sundays 12:00pm to 5:00pm. This display is packed with blow molds. It is on everyday from dusk to 12:00am.


836 Homestead Road (La Grange Park) 🎶

The Nightmare before Christmas on Homestead
836 Homestead Road in La Grange Park
“Jack Skellington came here from Halloweentown, You’ll notice his handiwork scattered around. This year he’s decided to play Sandy Claws, but when Halloween creates Christmas, you may see a few flaws.” Everything is homemade and hand painted. After a popular and successful Haunted Mansion Halloween, the entire family set their sights on carefully crafting The Nightmare Before Christmas (in its 3rd year). Listen to the tale, “Twas the Nightmare before Christmas,” on 88.7 FM.Viewable from the sidewalk and street. Running from November 27 – December 31, 2022 at sun down each day.


829 Barnsdale Road (La Grange Park)*

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829 Barnsdale Road in La Grange Park
This family has a 12 foot Santa, 12 foot reindeer, snowman, walking archway, the Grinch, and more! This home is not confirmed for 2022- please let us know if it isn’t running so we can update this list.


621 Homestead Road (La Grange Park)

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621 Homestead Road in La Grange Park
Opening Thanksgiving 2022 to New Years from 4:30pm – 11:00pm. The whole 600 block is getting in the holiday spirit — definitely worth the drive through. This house is covered in over 6000 lights and they even have some moving polar bears and fun things to see.


606 Homestead Road (La Grange Park)

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606 and 610 Homestead Road in La Grange Park
The Hayes Family has not one, but two houses they decorate! This year on their house, a large present that can walked through, up-lights on large trees, they have extended a sidewalk tunnel over the drive (makes driving fun out of the driveway) and added new 3D yard decorations. The whole community is thrilled to see them outside these last few weeks setting up. If your lucky, they even come out to help with your family pictures. This is truly a magical time if the year and they encourage all to donate to Saint Jude’s Children’s Hospital via their website. Lights will go on Thanksgiving night, from dusk to midnight. They burn all night on Christmas Eve. New this year includes 8 foot angles and a performance nutcracker. Reindeer and Santa are flying between the two homes. They have also expanded the lighted side walking tunnel and a walk through present. As always, the displays offers numerous lighted aspects that can be seen from the far approaching the house. 


2406 Martindale Drive East (Westchester) 🎶

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2406 Martindale Drive East in Westchester
Lights are on from 4:30pm until 10:00pm from Monday-Sunday.  Tune to 90.5 for music to the light show.


click/tap on one of the following driving routes to jump to that section

Brookfield Area | Hinsdale Area

Lombard Area | Elmhurst Area

Wheaton Area | Naperville Area

Aurora Area | Bloomingdale Area

Far West Suburbs | Plainfield Area

Tinley Park | Orland Park Area

South Suburbs | Oak Forest Area

Far Southwest Suburbs | O’Hare Area

Arlington Heights Area | Far North Suburbs


Hinsdale Area Lights Tour Route (40 minutes)

  • A: 916 South Ashland Ave. La Grange, IL 60525
  • B: 735 S Brainard Ave, La Grange, IL 60525 (🎶)
  • C: 514 S Blackstone Ave, La Grange, IL 60525
  • D: 4057 Western Ave, Western Springs, IL 60558 (🎶)
  • E: 416 W Hickory St, Hinsdale, IL 60521 (🎶)
  • F: 4113 Williams St, Downers Grove, IL 60515 (🎶)
  • G:818 Belair Dr, Darien, IL 60561
  • H: 7209 Richmond Ave, Darien, IL 60561
  • I: 7406 Richmond Ave, Darien, IL 60561

Best Christmas Lights in the Hinsdale Area

The following houses are listed in order of the driving route above. Get a preview of the light shows along with details on each display and viewing hours.


916 S. Ashland Avenue (La Grange)

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916 S. Ashland Avenue in La Grange
Lights are on Saturday, November 26, 2022 – January 2, 2023, weekdays 4:30pm – 10:00pm and weekends 4:30pm – 11:00pm. Come enjoy our light display, some holiday music and lighted arched walkway which is lined with candy canes for the kids on the weekends! When you come, help us SPREAD JOY and consider bringing nonperishable food donations/personal care items  for our JOY donation bin along the parkway. The past two years, we collected and distributed over 17,000 items  to local food pantries, our local school district, and a local domestic violence shelter. Feel free to visit our Facebook page @Kwak’s Spread Joy or Instagram account @kwakspreadjoy for up to date information. Look for the story of this home on the NBC news website as they were a feature story in 2021.


Sherman Family Display (La Grange)

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735 S. Brainard in La Grange
The show runs from 4:30pm – 10:30pm, daily. Tune your radio to 89.1 FM and enjoy an awesome display that lights up to the music! It’s best to come from the south (55th Street) so you can park in front for a while. Please don’t block their neighbors’ driveways. Click here to read more about the local dad behind this light show. His teenage son programmed one of the songs! The entire show is about 22 minutes and his son’s song is right after the Illini fight song. The Sherman family is fundraising for The Legacy Guild. It supports a scholarship fund for students at LT that have lost a parent. You can contribute directly here, https://one.bidpal.net/thelegacyguild/welcome.


515 S. Blackstone Avenue (La Grange)

514 S. Blackstone Avenue in La Grange
Annie and her daughter found this house on their travels this year. The yard is so packed with inflatables, they couldn’t even see the lawn. They did spy a blow up projector, though. There might be movies playing as your drive by!


4057 Western Avenue (Western Springs) 🎶

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4057 Western Avenue in Western Springs
This house has their holiday lights up already and running from 5:30pm – 9:00pm. They have 8 + songs and lights to music.


416 W. Hickory Street (Hinsdale) 🎶

416 W. Hickory Street in Hinsdale
Tune your radio to 88.9 FM to enjoy this display across the street from Burns Park.


Schiffer’s Shining Christmas (Downers Grove) 🎶*

4113 Williams Street in Downers Grove
Schiffer’s Halloween Insanity transitions for the holidays to Schiffer’s Shining Christmas. This display is set to music, so be sure to tune your radio to 88.1FM. Hours were Sunday to Thursday 5:00pm to 10:00pm and Friday and Saturday 5:00pm to 10:30pm last year. This home is not confirmed for 2022- please let us know if it isn’t running so we can update this list.


818 Belair Drive (Darien)*

818 Belair Drive in Darien
These lights on between 4:30pm – 10:00pm, daily. This house features a dancing Santa in front yard. Tune into 88.7 FM to enjoy a Christmas movie. Different holiday movies are projected on house nightly. Bring popcorn!


7209 Richmond Avenue (Darien)

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7209 Richmond Avenue, Darien
Lights are on by Thanksgiving! A large yard display as well as a holiday LEGO display in the extra garage. The legos are open and lit up all day and night. This family welcome everyone to get out and come see the lego display. The lights are on from 4:00 pm until 11:00 pm every day. They are accepting donations for The Wellness House in Hinsdale.


7406 Richmond Avenue (Darien)

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7406 Richmond Avenue in Darien
Lights are on from 4:30pm to 10:00pm, daily. This display includes driveway arches, flying reindeer, nativity scene, shooting stars, jumping light arches, and an arctic display with blue lights for water. New this year are walk through stars, a giant snowman, and a new manger.


click/tap on one of the following driving routes to jump to that section

Brookfield Area | Hinsdale Area

Lombard Area | Elmhurst Area

Wheaton Area | Naperville Area

Aurora Area | Bloomingdale Area

Far West Suburbs | Plainfield Area

Tinley Park | Orland Park Area

South Suburbs | Oak Forest Area

Far Southwest Suburbs | O’Hare Area

Arlington Heights Area | Far North Suburbs

Lombard Area Lights Tour Route (17 minutes)

  • A: 39 W Madison St, Villa Park, IL 60181
  • B: 841 Ardmore Ave, Villa Park, IL 60181
  • C: 305 Morningside Ave, Lombard, IL 60148
  • D: 104 W Hickory Rd, Lombard, IL 60148
  • E: 417 W Woodland Ave, Lombard, IL 60148 (🎶)
  • F: 26 Crystal Ave, Lombard, IL 60148 (🎶)

Best Christmas Lights in the Lombard Area

Fillipp Family Exterior Illuminations (Villa Park)

Fillipp Family Exterior Illuminations
39 W. Madison Street in Villa Park
This impressive static display has grown throughout the years. House lighting begins at about 8:45pm on Thanksgiving Night. Lights will be on from 5:30pm until 11:00pm nightly. This year The Fillips Family has teamed up with a charity, Toy Express. Toy Express distributed toys to approximately 2500 underprivileged children in the Western Suburbs last year. Please come and drop off a new unwrapped toy and place it in the Wishing Well, located on the front of the property. The Fillipp Family Exterior Illuminations are the first residential house to participate with the charity. Information can be found at: www.toyexpress.org.


841 Ardmore Avenue (Villa Park)

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841 Ardmore Avenue in Villa Park
Running now – January 7th, 2023 between the hours 5:00pm – 2:00am daily. They have a beautiful walk thru lighted archways, a large lighted tree, and a gingerbread house with a mini pig.


305 E. Morningside Avenue (Lombard)*

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305 E. Morningside Avenue in Lombard
Frosty’s Forest Tree Farm is back for its 2nd year. Santa joins Frosty and his friends this year and the light show is bigger and better than ever with over 20 Christmas Trees and 1000’s of lights. Open from dusk to 10:00pm. Music on most days. This home is not confirmed for 2022- please let us know if it isn’t running so we can update this list.


104 W Hickory Road (Lombard) 🎶

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104 W. Hickory Road in Lombard
The Ford Family’s light display will be on display everyday from 4:30pm – 9:00pm. With everything from a 30 year old handmade reindeer and sleigh, to a juggling snowman, to 5 clips of your favorite holiday movies playing in a loop, everyone in your family will find something to love! Tune to 89.5FM from 5:00pm – 7:00pm for a synchronized light show!


417 W. Woodland Avenue (Lombard) 🎶

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417 W. Woodland Avenue in Lombard
This display gets bigger each year. Check the front porch LED sign for radio station information and hashtagging! There are also lights projected into the second floor window from the inside and a linked radio station to listen to as you enjoy the lights. Lights will be on from November 25, 2022 – January 8, 2023 from 6:00pm – 11:00pm daily.


26 Crystal Avenue (Lombard) 🎶

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26 Crystal Avenue in Lombard
This display has a light show set to music, Santa’s workshop in the window, light up tree on the roof, and so much more! They were last year’s 2nd place winner in the Lombard Jingles Light Contest! 


click/tap on one of the following driving routes to jump to that section

Brookfield Area | Hinsdale Area

Lombard Area | Elmhurst Area

Wheaton Area | Naperville Area

Aurora Area | Bloomingdale Area

Far West Suburbs | Plainfield Area

Tinley Park | Orland Park Area

South Suburbs | Oak Forest Area

Far Southwest Suburbs | O’Hare Area

Arlington Heights Area | Far North Suburbs


Elmhurst Area Lights Tour Route (25 minutes)

  • A: 261 W North Ave, Elmhurst, IL 60126
  • B: 130 Walnut St, Elmhurst, IL 60126
  • C: 413 Huntington Ln, Elmhurst, IL 60126
  • D: 760 Hillside Ave, Elmhurst, IL 60126 (🎶)
  • E: 987 Spring Rd, Elmhurst, IL 60126
  • F: 1948 Arthur Ave, Berkeley, IL 60163

Best Christmas Lights in the Elmhurst Area

The following houses are listed in order of the driving route above. Get a preview of the light shows along with details on each display and viewing hours.


261 W. North Avenue (Elmhurst)

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261 W. North Avenue in Elmhurst
This family decorates big for Halloween and Christmas. They are on a busy street, so the best view is across the street on Evergreen. The display is always on, best viewed at night.


130 Walnut Street (Elmhurst)

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130 Walnut Street in Elmhurst
Lights to go on about 4:30pm, daily. They have a 13ft Christmas tree displayed with ornaments. Their display also features cut outs for pictures, so bring your phone for some photo ops.


412 Huntington Lane (Elmhurst)

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412 Huntington Lane in Elmhurst
This Christmas display tells the story of the Grinch and all the mischief he has been up to with handmade decorations and ornate painting. Lights on from 7:00pm until 9:00pm, daily.


987 S. Spring Road (Elmhurst)

987 S. Spring Road in Elmhurst
Lights will be on by November 17, 2022. If you like inflatables, you will want to check this one out. They have numerous scenes with inflatables and one even moves and has music to get you in the holiday spirit. It is well lit and you can enjoy everything from classic candy canes, snowmen, and reindeer to the grinch, Mickey Mouse, and even a dinosaur with a Santa hat. Lights are already on between the hours 5:00 pm to 10:30 pm.


760 Hillside Avenue (Elmhurst) 🎶

760 Hillside Avenue in Elmhurst
Olaf’s Winter Spectacular does not disappoint.The first night of shows will be on Sunday, November 27, 2022 and the last night of shows will be on Sunday, January 8, 2023. Hours of the show are 5:00pm – 9:30pm on weekdays and 10:00pm on Friday/Saturday. Each show is roughly 17 minutes long and they start on the hour and half-hour. “Olaf’s Winter Spectacular” will once again feature Olaf skating to some of his favorite songs of the holiday season. Olaf was the Champion of the 2020 ABC Channel 7’s Great Chicago Light Fight. Olaf spent the summer working on his tan and adding some new elements to his show and he has a new special guest to help him celebrate the holidays. Check out @OlafsLightShow on Twitter and Facebook for updates on the current season’s shows and behind the scenes information. Their love of Disney inspired them to put the show to music, so you can tune into 89.9 FM while enjoying the lights!


1948 Arthur Avenue (Berkley)

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1948 Arthur Avenue in Berkley
This giant snowman is here to greet you on your holiday lights tour! Their house is all decked out with lights and figures.


click/tap on one of the following driving routes to jump to that section

Brookfield Area | Hinsdale Area

Lombard Area | Elmhurst Area

Wheaton Area | Naperville Area

Aurora Area | Bloomingdale Area

Far West Suburbs | Plainfield Area

Tinley Park | Orland Park Area

South Suburbs | Oak Forest Area

Far Southwest Suburbs | O’Hare Area

Arlington Heights Area | Far North Suburbs


Wheaton Area Lights Tour Route (45 minutes)

  • A: 2S231 Valley Rd, Lombard, IL 60148 (🎶)
  • B: 880 Pinebrook Dr, Lombard, IL 60148 (🎶)
  • C: 913 E Evergreen St, Wheaton, IL 60187 (🎶)
  • D: 8 Venetian Way Cir, Wheaton, IL 60189 (🎶)
  • E: 4317 Ivanhoe Ave, Lisle, IL 60532 (🎶)
  • F: 1404 Burlington Ave, Lisle, IL 60532 (🎶)

Best Christmas Lights in the Wheaton Area

The following houses are listed in order of the driving route above. Get a preview of the light shows along with details on each display and viewing hours.


Hughes Digital Christmas (Lombard) 🎶

2S231 Valley Road in Lombard
Running November 26, 2022 through New Year’s night 5:00pm – 11:00pm. Tune your radio to 89.5 FM to enjoy Hughes Digital Christmas with 39,000+ lights set to music. The show is approximately 30-60 minutes. In between songs, Peter Penguin on the right side of the property lights up while talking and introducing the next song. There is a candy cane colored box next to their mailbox to collect donations for the St. John’s Food Pantry. This is their 15th year running and have added 4 new trees! Click here for more information about Hughes Digital Christmas.


880 Pinebrook Drive (Lombard) 🎶

880 Pinebrook Drive in Lombard
Roll down your windows to hear the music that goes along with these flashing lights! Lights will be on display December 1 – December 31, 2022. Lights go on at 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm, daily. Tune into 90.3 FM. This display wraps around this expansive front yard and it’s right across from a small cal de sac, making it easier to stop and enjoy. The homeowner, Dave Urbanowicz, does a fabulous job!


913 E. Evergreen Street (Wheaton) 🎶

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913 E. Evergreen Street in Wheaton
An amazing lights display with over 49,000 lights choreographed to music. Tune into 102.5 FM. They accept donations in the blinking box for Muscular Dystrophy Association. You can find more information and updates on their Facebook Page. This show will start December 2, 2022 until January 1, 2023. Lights are on Sunday – Thursday 4:30pm – 10:00pm, Friday and Saturday 4:30pm – 11:00pm. Extended hours on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve. This is their 12th years running and it gets better every year!


Wheaton Venetian Lights (🎶)

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8 Venetian Way Circle in Wheaton
The show runs nightly between 5:00pm – 10:00pm, and broadcasts on 99.7 FM. It’s a 15 minute loop, with some extended show nights of past favorites (check Facebook page for details).


Lights on Ivanhoe (🎶)

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4317 Ivanhoe, Lisle
This lights show has 14,000 lights synced to music with a talking tree, talking reindeer, talking Mr. and Mrs. Mouse.  They have an 18’ mega tree with 3200 lights and a 4’x8’ matrix with 1152 lights.  They are close to the Lisle Morton Arboretum, if you are headed to Illuminations.  This show runs daily from dark to 11:30pm starting November 25, 2022. 


1404 Burlington Avenue (Lisle) 🎶

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1404 Burlington Avenue in Lisle
This is their second year with a musical display! In addition to broadcasting (99.3 FM), the two Nutcrackers also play music.


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Far West Suburbs | Plainfield Area

Tinley Park | Orland Park Area

South Suburbs | Oak Forest Area

Far Southwest Suburbs | O’Hare Area

Arlington Heights Area | Far North Suburbs


Naperville Area Lights Tour Route (70 minutes)

  • A: 2925 Brentwood Ct, Woodridge, IL 60517 (🎶)
  • B: 2516 Mitchell Dr, Woodridge, IL 60517 (🎶)
  • C: 1213 Knoll Dr, Naperville, IL 60565
  • D: 1118 E Gartner Rd, Naperville, IL 60540
  • E: 1509 Riparian Dr, Naperville, IL 60565 (🎶)
  • F: 630 Vicksburg Ct, Naperville, IL 60540
  • G: 1222 Oakton Ln, Naperville, IL 60540
  • H: 2915 Sibling Ct, Naperville, IL 60564
  • I: 419 Callery Dr, Bolingbrook, IL 60490
  • J: 825 Hartford Ln, Bolingbrook, IL 60440

Best Christmas Lights in the Naperville Area

The following houses are listed in order of the driving route above. Get a preview of the light shows along with details on each display and viewing hours.


2925 Brentwood Court (Woodridge) 🎶

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2925 Brentwood Court in Woodridge
Check out this new house for 2022! They have tons of vintage blow molds, a flying Santa, sidewalk arches and tune into music on 89.9FM!


2516 Mitchell Drive (Woodridge) 🎶

Photo taken from a video sent in by homeowner, Dave Oldham.

2516 Mitchell Drive in Woodridge
Then Oldham Family’s light display is up and running! During the week it will be on from 5:00pm until 11:00pm and Friday-Saturday from 5:00pm – 12:00am. The FM transmitter is up and running. Tune to 89.9 FM for music with the lights show. New this year is an official NORTH POLE wishing pole! Please jump out of the car and have your kids, as well as adults make a wish and watch the colors change as the wishes are sent off to the North Pole! Please use hand sanitizer to keep the pole clean for all. There is also a Santa Mailbox to drop off a letter!


1213 Knoll Drive (Naperville)*

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1213 Knoll Drive in Naperville
This light display will be up from 4:00pm – 10:00pm, daily. They have music playing outside and lots of handmade decorations. This home is not confirmed for 2022- please let us know if it isn’t running so we can update this list.


1118 E. Gartner (Naperville)

1118 E. Gartner in Naperville
Lights will be on from 4:00pm until 10:00pm starting November 26, 2022. They have 2 20-ft inflatables, a disco light tunnel down the sidewalk, a minion hunt, and 26,000 lights. They are also a drop off spot for Toys for Tots!


Riparian Lights (Naperville) 🎶

1509 Riparian Drive in Naperville
Open November 25, 2022 – December 31, 2022 each night from 4:30 pm – 10:30 pm. This house’s display has a 40 minute loop of songs synchronized to lights and includes Oskee Wow Wow for University of Illinois fans as well as many holiday favorites. It is truly a spectacular show. Bring a snack and enjoy the show! The show is synchronized to music on FM 88.5.


The Believe House (Naperville)

Photo courtesy of The Believe House website

630 Vicksburg Court, Naperville (The Believe House)
Their are not many moving parts nor “dancing lights” to music. Not here! When you visit you’ll find a bit of magic here, along with a twist of nostalgia for kids of all ages. While a static display is very traditional and reminiscent of Christmas past… we mix in many modern elements and bright LED lights! Thanksgiving thru New Year’s Eve, nightly 4:30pm – 10:30pm.


1222 Oakton Lane (Naperville)

1222 Oakton Lane in Naperville
This amazing house is in the running for the 2022 ABC7 Great Chicago Lightscape Fight! It is one of 5 finalists in the Chicagoland area! Don’t miss this house!


2915 Sibling Court (Naperville)*

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2915 Sibling Court in Naperville
Lights are on from 4:30pm – 10:30pm. All the wood decorations were made by the homeowners when they were first married, 25 years ago. The Penguin Pond is their favorite! New this year, they are collecting canned goods for the local “Loaves and Fishes”. Bring by a canned good when you come see their display! This home is not confirmed for 2022- please let us know if it isn’t running so we can update this list.


419 Callery Drive (Bolingbrook)

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419 Callery Drive in Bolingbrook
Starting November 25, 2022 lights are on from 4:00pm to 10:00pm, everyday.  The Gwin Family display includes over 40,000 lights, over 50 lite up candy canes, molds, and blow ups including a 8 foot snow globe that projects Christmas signs.  Some nights music will be played outside.  Feel free to stop by and take pictures!


825 Hartford Lane (Bolingbrook)

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825 Hartford Lane in Bolingbrook
This family has covered the front of the house with warm white base with red surrounding windows and pure white twinkle shutters. They have 3ft and 4ft snowflakes on the side of house covered in warm white, arches over the sidewalk with champagne lights with a cool white twinkle. Lights will be on from 5:00pm until midnight now through January 1, 2023 . 


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Far West Suburbs | Plainfield Area

Tinley Park | Orland Park Area

South Suburbs | Oak Forest Area

Far Southwest Suburbs | O’Hare Area

Arlington Heights Area | Far North Suburbs


Aurora Area Lights Tour Route (37 minutes)

  • A: 969 Ekman Dr, Batavia, IL 60510
  • B: 1293 Yellowpine Dr, Aurora, IL 60506 (🎶)
  • C: 1015 Lehnertz Ave, Aurora, IL 60505
  • D: 701 N Sparkle Ct, Oswego, IL 60543 (🎶)

Best Christmas Lights in the Aurora Area

The following houses are listed in order of the driving route above. Get a preview of the light shows along with details on each display and viewing hours.


Lights on Ekman (Batavia)

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969 Ekman Drive in Batavia
Lights on Ekman is open for 2022! This mega house is not to miss! Lights are on each night from dusk until 9:30pm through New Year’s Eve. This display includes an animated music/light show that features ~70,000 lights,  20 songs and 1 hour and 10 minutes of music. Tune to 99.1FM when you arrive.  Please do not block neighbors’ driveways, and be courteous to other attendee. More information about the display and the playlist is available at www.lightsonekman.com. They are collecting donations for a local charity, Batavia Mothers’ Club Foundation, and appreciate any and all donations on-site or online.


1293 Yellowpine Drive (Aurora) 🎶

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Aurora Symphony of Lights
New this year is a new lights show in Aurora. They are planning a show with kids songs, traditional Christmas, modern dance club Christmas, and of course Christian. We are happy to welcome this new family to the list!


720 Lehnertz Avenue (Aurora)

Photo courtesy of the Lehnertz Avenue Facebook page.

Lehnertz Avenue in Aurora
This light display has been a local holiday tradition for over 70 years — wow! Everything will be fully lit from 5:00pm to 9:00pm each evening. Running December 12, 2022 – January 1, 2023.


Oswego Lights (Oswego) 🎶

Oswego Lights
701 N. Sparkle Court in Oswego
Oswego Lights will begin on November 17, 2022. Hours are Monday through Thursday 5:00pm until 10:00pm and Saturday and Sunday 4:30pm – 11:00pm. They have 50,000 rgb lights, a 12 foot tall mega tree, and 30 minute long show synchronized to Christmas and pop music.  Tune into 88.3 FM! The show has 23 songs with a play time over an hour. They will be raising money for the Kiwanis Club of Oswego. The money raised will go to their Stay Strong program. The Stay Strong program provides school supplies to local children and their families. 


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Far West Suburbs | Plainfield Area

Tinley Park | Orland Park Area

South Suburbs | Oak Forest Area

Far Southwest Suburbs | O’Hare Area

Arlington Heights Area | Far North Suburbs


Bloomingdale Area Lights Tour Route (71 minutes)

  • A: 300 Bayberry Ct, West Chicago, IL 60185
  • B: 785 Medford Dr, Carol Stream, IL 60188
  • C: 522 Hiawatha Dr, Carol Stream, IL 60188 (🎶)
  • D: 371 Canyon Trail, Carol Stream, IL 60188
  • E: 1214 Easton Dr, Carol Stream, IL 60188 (🎶)
  • F: 1854 Windward Ln, Hanover Park, IL 60133 (🎶)
  • G: 750 W Appletree Ln, Bartlett, IL 60103
  • H: 5N773 Santa Fe Trail, Bloomingdale, IL 60108
  • I: 23W720 W Bryn Mawr Ave, Roselle, IL 60172 (🎶)
  • J: 518 Wildflower Way, Streamwood, IL 60107 (🎶)

Best Christmas Lights in the Bloomingdale Area

The following houses are listed in order of the driving route above. Get a preview of the light shows along with details on each display and viewing hours.


315 Bayberry Court (West Chicago)

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315 Bayberry Court in West Chicago
This custom inflatable display you can see during the day and night! All based on the beloved Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer characters: Bumble is 30ft, Yukon is 23ft, Santa 20ft, Hermie is 16.5ft, Rudolph 15ft, Clarice 12ft, Island of Misfit Toys 9.5ft wide & (coming very soon!) Sam the Snowman is 20ft. Display is up daily from 3:00pm – 10:00pm (weather permitting, not up on windy days).


785 Medford Drive (Carol Stream)

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785 Medford Drive in Carol Stream
Let their be light! This lights display is in their front and back yards. The cool blue lights make it a Winter Wonderland!


The Draniczarek Family Light Show (Carol Stream) 🎶

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522 Hiawatha Drive in Carol Stream
The show is back and will play some of our favorites from last year, as well as a few new songs. Remember to tune into 87.9 FM to enjoy the 24 minute light show. Every night will also close with their version of Disney’s Happily Ever After. Times are updated on their Facebook Page each week. Bernard the Elf will be telling jokes as the show restarts, so if you see Bernard a second time, you’ve seen the whole show for that evening.


Candy Cane Lane (Carol Stream) 🎶

Photo courtesy of Canyon Trail Facebook page.

371 Canyon Trail in Carol Stream
The Slanker family lights are beginning on December 3, 2022 through January 1, 2023. They are on Sunday through Thursday 4:30pm – 10:00pm and Friday – Saturday 4:30pm – 11:00pm. Candy Cane Canyon Trail features a life-sized Gingerbread House with elves and snowmen decorating Christmas trees. In the evenings, the lights are synched to music on 101.5 FM. They are collecting non-perishable food for the Humanitarian Service Project and monetary donations for DuPage Animal Friends.


Lights on Easton (Carol Stream) 🎶

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1214 Easton Drive in Carol Stream
Lights are on from Monday to Thursday, dusk to 9:00 pm and Friday/Saturday, dusk to 10:00 pm. The display features a light show synchronized to music, animated characters and props, three MEGA trees, and Santa’s Workshop display!  Visit and like them on Facebook at @eastonlights.


1854 Windward Lane (Hanover Park) 🎶

Lights on Windward: 1854 Windward Lane in Hanover Park
Starting November 24, 2022! Tune in to 101.5 FM Monday through Thursday from 5:00pm to 10:00pm and Friday through Sunday from 5:00pm to 11:00pm to see this lights show with candy canes galore and many inflatables. If you get out of your car, please stay behind the candy canes and arches so you don’t trip over any wires.


750 W. Appletree (Bartlett)

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750 W. Appletree in Bartlett
This display highlights their arches that line the whole side walk on a corner lot, flying Santa, 20 foot Santa, and a 10ft tall white Christmas tree. Lights are on the day after Thanksgiving through the first week of January from 4:30pm until midnight, 7 days a week.


5N773 Santa Fe Trail (Bloomingdale)

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5N773 Santa Fe Trail in Bloomingdale
Lights are on for 2021 and run through New Year’s Eve. This house has the lights on from 4:30pm – 11:30pm, daily.


23W720 Bryn Mawr Avenue (Roselle) 🎶

23W720 Bryn Mawr Avenue in Roselle
Light show begins on Thanksgiving night every year. Nightly viewing is 5:00pm – 10:00pm Sundays – Thursdays and open until 11:00 pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Lights are set to music on 93.3 FM, featuring four different light shows let to different songs, containing Christmas music and the Chicago Blackhawks anthem. Highlights include the amazing music, 10 foot spiral tree, Snoopy stream train, 10 foot high harp, snow angel on the roof with Santa and his reindeer, chasing candy canes on east and west side of home, mega tree (5,400 lights on it). Check out their new additions, the singing faces on Christmas trees and light bulb faces in the yard and on the roof.


518 Wildflower Way (Streamwood) 🎶*

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518 Wildflower Way in Streamwood
This house’s theme is Jack Skellington and The Nightmare before Christmas display with four songs to music and video. This home is not confirmed for 2022- please let us know if it isn’t running so we can update this list.


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Far West Suburbs | Plainfield Area

Tinley Park | Orland Park Area

South Suburbs | Oak Forest Area

Far Southwest Suburbs | O’Hare Area

Arlington Heights Area | Far North Suburbs


Far West Suburbs Lights Tour Route (32 minutes)

A: 364 Juniper Ln, South Elgin, IL 60177

B: 1 Woodland Dr, South Elgin, IL 60177 (🎶)

C: 3152 Primrose St, Elgin, IL 60124 (🎶)

D: 2195 South St., Elgin, IL 60123

E: 244 Rockville Ln, Gilberts, IL 60136 (🎶)

Best Christmas Lights in the Far West Suburbs of Chicago

The following houses are listed in order of the driving route above. Get a preview of the light shows along with details on each display and viewing hours.


364 Juniper Lane (South Elgin)

364 Juniper Lane, South Elgin
Lights are on from Thanksgiving night – December 28, 2022 from 5:00pm – 11:00pm. Some features include a Christmas movie and music video clips with sound in south bedroom window, flying Santa and reindeer, 15 Foot Megatree, an “I Spy” game. There is also a bin to accept food donations to be brought to the South Elgin Food Pantry. Most of Juniper Lane decorates for the holidays! They recommend parking on Lancaster (north end of the street) or Fairfax (south end) and walk under the arches on the sidewalk to get the full experience especially since multiple houses have video and music displays. Please do not park on Juniper Lane as it creates major traffic congestion and blocks the viewing of the displays. If you are driving down the street, make sure to roll down the windows to hear the music and the sound that goes along with the video displays.


1 Woodland Drive (South Elgin) 🎶

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1 Woodland Drive in South Elgin
This lights display is set to music too. Over 60,000 individually addressable pixel lights with 36 songs. Be sure to tune to 88.5FM!


3152 Primrose Street (Elgin) 🎶

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3152 Primrose Street in Elgin
Wagner Christmas Lights are back! The show starts at 5:00pm each night.  Sundays – Thursdays it runs until 9:00pm and Friday and Saturdays until 10:00pm. Come listen to the lights! Featuring lights and sounds of the Christmas season, the entire display is synchronized to music! Stop by and listen to 99.1 FM!


2195 South Street (Elgin) 🎶

2195 South Street in Elgin
Lights are on for 2022! Running daily from 5:00pm – 10:00pm every night. Tune to 88.5 FM to hear the music with the light show. This light display has 45,000+ lights, animated to music and 120+ blowmolds, many are handmade, unique items.


Lights on Rockville (Gilberts) 🎶

Photo courtesy of the homeowner.

244 Rockville Lane, Gilberts (Lights on Rockville)
Lights On Rockville is not only this house, but 6 houses in a row with matching parkway tress and sidewalk arches to walk through. The lights are on November 24 – December 31, 2022. Tune to 92.1FM and listen to their lights! There are six residential homes in a row, all with lights synchronized to music. There is a parking lot directly across the street, for easy parking/viewing. Please only use the sidewalk areas and remain off of any grass covered areas. Light are on from Sundays through Thursdays, 4:30pm – 8:30pm and Fridays through Saturdays, 4:30pm – 10:00pm. Please see Facebook page for updates on Lights on Rockville.


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Far West Suburbs | Plainfield Area

Tinley Park | Orland Park Area

South Suburbs | Oak Forest Area

Far Southwest Suburbs | O’Hare Area

Arlington Heights Area | Far North Suburbs


Plainfield Area Lights Tour Route (45 minutes)

  • A: 12941 Greenfield Dr, Plainfield, IL 60585 (🎶)
  • B: 23337 W Grinton Dr, Plainfield, IL 60586 (🎶)
  • C: 1924 Calla Dr, Joliet, IL 60435 (not running in 2022- remove)
  • D: 1907 Chestnut Hill Rd, Plainfield, IL 60586 (🎶)
  • E: 6214 Ventura Dr, Plainfield, IL 60586
  • F: 7662 Pin Oak Ct, Plainfield, IL 60586 (🎶)

Best Christmas Lights in the Plainfield Area

The following houses are listed in order of the driving route above. Get a preview of the light shows along with details on each display and viewing hours.


12941 Greenfield Drive (Plainfield) 🎶

12941 Greenfield Drive in Plainfield
Lights show will start the day after Thanksgiving for 2022! This lights show hours are dusk until 10:00 pm. Tune into 106.1 FM for the shows, which include 12 songs synchronized with lights. Please note that the feature to vote for the next song or to have your name on the mega-tree is not running this year. Check their website for more information.


The Shreve Christmas Holiday Light Show (Plainfield) 🎶

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23337 W. Grinton Drive, Plainfield
The Shreve Christmas Holiday Light Show is a computerized light show that runs December 1, 2022 until January 7, 2023. The show is up daily from 5:00pm – 12:00pm. This is the 7th year for this family’s display which won the park district award in 2018. It includes an amazing mega tree, and multiple other arches and north poles synchronized to 6-8 Christmas songs. Tune to 88.5 FM to listen to the show.


1924 Calla Drive (Joliet) – NOT RUNNING IN 2022

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1924 Calla Drive, Joliet
This house even has a Santa saucer on the roof, several inflatables, and lights. Lights are on between 6:00pm and 11:00pm, everyday. This home is not confirmed for 2022- please let us know if it isn’t running so we can update this list.


1907 Chestnut Hill Road (Plainfield)

1907 Chestnut Hill Road in Plainfield
Lights are on from November 26, 2022 to the New Year. Daily between 5:00pm to 10:00pm. Chestnut Hill Lights Display is set to music and over 10,000 lights that change and move in sequence to (5) holiday songs. There is (2) singing trees as well as a 18ft Tall Mega Christmas Tree!!


6214 Ventura Drive (Plainfield)

6214 Ventura Drive in Plainfield
This family has recently moved from Tinley Park, but their big display has moved with them! This year they have added a 10 foot Frosty the Snowman.


7662 Pin Oak Court (Plainfield) 🎶

7662 Pin Oak Court in Plainfield
Show times are 5:30pm – 9:30pm, every evening. Show will run today until January 8, 2023. As you watch the show, make sure you tune to 87.9 FM. Please do not block driveways.


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Brookfield Area | Hinsdale Area

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Aurora Area | Bloomingdale Area

Far West Suburbs | Plainfield Area

Tinley Park | Orland Park Area

South Suburbs | Oak Forest Area

Far Southwest Suburbs | O’Hare Area

Arlington Heights Area | Far North Suburbs


Tinley Park Lights Tour Route (26 minutes)

There are so many incredible houses in Tinley Park that it exceeds the limit for routes on Google! Although we had to separate it into two routes, the total time is listed above if you want to go to all of them.

Tinley Park North (14 minutes)

  • A: 16660 Patricia Ave, Tinley Park, IL 60477 (🎶)
  • B: 7414 162nd Pl, Tinley Park, IL 60477 (🎶)
  • C: 7805 Nottingham Dr, Tinley Park, IL 60477 (🎶)
  • D: 16423 Parliament Ave, Tinley Park, IL 60477 (🎶)
  • E: 16409 Surrey Dr, Tinley Park, IL 60487
  • F: 16612 Cherry Hill Ave., Tinley Park, IL 60487

Tinley Park South (15 minutes)

  • A: 17037 Creekside Ave, Orland Hills, IL 60487
  • B: 8706 Kathleen Ln, Tinley Park, IL 60487 and 8719 Kathleen Ln, Tinley Park, IL 60487
  • C: 17321 Avon Ln, Tinley Park, IL 60487
  • D: 8578 Ballard Ct, Tinley Park, IL 60487
  • E: 18033 Bettenhausen Dr, Tinley Park, IL 60487 (🎶)
  • F: 7231 174th Pl, Tinley Park, IL 60477 (🎶)

Best Christmas Lights in Tinley Park

The following houses are listed in order of the driving route above. Get a preview of the light shows along with details on each display and viewing hours.


16660 Patricia Avenue (Tinley Park) 🎶

16660 Patricia Avenue in Tinley Park
Turn off 167th Street onto Patricia Avenue and roll down your windows to hear the Christmas music playing while you enjoy the lights. This display will be on by December 1, 2022. The Kenny family display features Christmas Music with many blows molds and roof decorations along with Santa and his flying rain deer! Lights are on daily from 5:30pm – 10:30pm.


7414 162nd Place (Tinley Park) 🎶

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7414 162nd Place in Tinley Park
Wow. Check out this decked out front lawn! Also, all surfaces of the houses and roofs are covered with lights! The lights are on starting Thanksgiving night 2022 and 5:00pm – 10:00pm daily. Tune your car radio to 105.7 FM. This family is even spreading cheer by helping the neighbors enhance their displays, so don’t miss those too! They are kindly accepting donations for “Together We Cope”. This just in: This house won the ABC7 Great Chicago Light Fight this year! We are thrilled for Scott O’Connor and his family.


7805 Nottingham Drive (Tinley Park) 🎶

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7805 Nottingham Drive in Tinley Park
The Hirsch Family lights up their house from 5:00pm until 10:00pm, Sunday through Thursday and 5:00pm – 11:00pm Friday and Saturday evenings. Get out of your car and enjoy the Christmas music, take selfies with our character blow ups on the driveway, Clark Griswold,  Ralphie from A Christmas Story, Elf and more. Kids love dancing and chasing the laser dots on the driveway. #hirschchristmaslights


16423 Parliament Avenue (Tinley Park) 🎶*

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16423 Parliament Avenue in Tinley Park
Running Sunday – Thursday 5:00pm – 10:00pm, and Friday – Saturday 5:00pm – 11:00pm. Tune your radio station to 98.9FM. This display has interactive trains, synchronized face and trees to music, moving skyride, a ferris wheel, and letters to Santa through mid December. This home is not confirmed for 2022- please let us know if it isn’t running so we can update this list.


16409 Surrey Drive (Tinley Park)

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16409 Surrey Drive in Tinley Park
Lights are on Monday – Friday 5:00pm – 10:00pm and weekends until midnight . Be sure to get out of the car and walk through the sidewalk tunnel of lights!


16612 Cherry Hill Avenue (Tinley Park)

16612 Cherry Hill Avenue in Tinley Park
Starting November 24, 2022, this house adds more each year! Lights are on from 5:00pm until 10:00pm, daily.


17037 Creekside Avenue (Tinley Park)

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17037 Creekside Avenue in Tinley Park
We are happy to have this family’s display on our list! They have a giant 20 foot Santa, as tall as their house, and their lawn is covered in over 130 blow molds.  They will also be incorporating a giant 12 foot Halloween skeleton into the mix this year!


8706 Kathleen Ln (Tinley Park)*

8706 Kathleen Ln in Tinley Park
So many bright lights, this house lights up the whole block! Lights will be on daily from 5:00pm – 10:30pm. This home is not confirmed for 2022- please let us know if it isn’t running so we can update this list.


8719 Kathleen Lane (Tinley Park)*

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8719 Kathleen Lane in Tinley Park
Lights are on from dusk until 11:00pm. Lots of flashing lights and blowups. The display includes a large santa plane with a flashing runway and a helicopter with a flashing helipad. This home is not confirmed for 2022- please let us know if it isn’t running so we can update this list.


17321 Avon Lane (Tinley Park) 🎶

17321 Avon Lane in Tinley Park
This Christmas lights display will be on starting December 1 -31, 2022. Lights will be on daily from 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm. The parking lot for viewing is at Prairie View Middle School. You will want to park and get out of your car for this one. The Kowalczyk home is decorated to the hilt with so many lights and decorations that I needed to include more than one photo. Scenes from Disney’s Frozen, a gingerbread house, an enormous inflatable parrot, moving Santa figure, moving carousel and teeter totter, an expanded tunnel of lights, light up dance floor, additional characters, and a new giant LED screen! Check out our new Igloo scene for 2021. As always please drop a donation for Together We Cope in their donation box.  Donations help local families in times of crisis.  Last year they raised over $32,000! This house was on Great Christmas Light Fight in 2018!


8578 Ballard Court (Tinley Park)

8578 Ballard Court in Tinley Park
Lights come on December 1 – 31, 2022! Hours are 6:00pm – midnight, daily.


18033 Bettenhausen Drive (Tinley Park) 🎶

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18033 Bettenhausen Drive in Tinley Park
Lights on November 28, 2022 daily from dusk – 10:30pm. Music will start on December 5, 2022. Special features: 15-20 minute audio-synchronized shows across 2 houses (including neighbor’s across Bettenhausen Dr.) with audio broadcast on 89.3 FM. Approximately 10,000+ lights with all-new full color visual effects set to music. Two time award winner in the Village of Tinley Park Christmas decorating contest.


7231 174th Place (Tinley Park) 🎶 *

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7231 174th Place in Tinley Park
The lights are choreographed to music with both outdoor speakers and the ability to listen on your car radio. Weekdays from 5:00pm – 10:00pm and weekends from 5:00pm – 11:30pm. Tune in to 100.1 FM! This home is not confirmed for 2022- please let us know if it isn’t running so we can update this list.


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Orland Park Area Lights Tour Route (49 minutes)

  • A: 17548 Jennifer Dr, Orland Park, IL 60467
  • B: 14635 Saddle Brook Ln, Homer Glen, IL 60491 (🎶)
  • C: 13760 Kettering Pkwy, Lemont, IL 60439 (🎶)
  • D: 10260 144th St, Orland Park, IL 60462
  • E: 14601 Poplar Ct, Orland Park, IL 60462
  • F: 15441 Sunset Ridge Dr, Orland Park, IL 60462

Best Christmas Lights in the Orland Park Area

The following houses are listed in order of the driving route above. Get a preview of the light shows along with details on each display and viewing hours.


17548 Jennifer Drive (Orland Park)

17548 Jennifer Drive in Orland Park
Starting December 1, 2022 – January 1, 2023. Lights are on daily from 5:00pm until 10:00pm. A Dad and son team have everything from Winnie the Pooh and to Mickey Mouse with lots of Disney characters! This display includes a over 10,000 lights, a nativity scene, a north pole scene, a larger gingerbread village, and Christmas music playing with icicle lights falling. New this year is 14ft Santa and ferris wheel, and the minions will be hanging around the Christmas tree outside. Come see and stop and walk under the arches and take in the sights.


14635 Saddle Brooke Lane (Homer Glen) 🎶

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14635 Saddle Brooke Lane in Homer Glen
Lights are on December 1, 2022 – January 3, 2023. Monday – Thursday between 5:00 pm -10:00 pm and Friday, Saturday, Sunday between 5:00 pm – 10:30 pm. Lights are synchronize to music broadcast on 95.3 FM, with a special guest in garage window.


13760 Kettering Parkway (Lemont) 🎶

13760 Kettering Parkway in Lemont
Located in the Kettering Parkway circle in Lemont, IL.  They have over 5000 choreographed lights synced to music.  Lit Lemont offers lots of fun for the whole family to enjoy this Christmas lights show.  A fun mix of holiday music and party.  Drive up and tune your car radio to 92.9 FM to hear the lights.  Note from the homeowners, *Please be courteous to our neighbors and please don’t block the driveways.”


10260 W. 144th Street (Orland Park)*

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10260 W. 144th Street in Orland Park
Lights will be on each night 5:00pm to midnight. This display includes hundreds of thousands of lights around all four corners of the home and yard! This home is not confirmed for 2022- please let us know if it isn’t running so we can update this list. 


14601 Poplar Court (Orland Park)

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14601 Poplar Court in Orland Park
Lights turn on Thanksgiving night or shortly after that weekend. Lights run daily between dusk – 11:30pm, daily. This house just gets bigger and bigger each year and have over close to three hundred blow molds with a highlight to the display a 15 foot inflatable snowman.


15441 Sunset Ridge Drive (Orland Park)*

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15441 Sunset Ridge Drive in Orland Park
This lights display full of lit-up figures and some moving figurines (look for Santa Claus waving in the window!) is on from 4:30pm – 12:00am every day. This home is not confirmed for 2022- please let us know if it isn’t running so we can update this list.


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South Suburbs Lights Tour (33 minutes)

  • A: 2708 W 90th Pl, Evergreen Park, IL 60805
  • B: 10225 Washington Ave, Oak Lawn, IL 60453
  • C: 6108 Washington St, Chicago Ridge, IL 60415
  • D: 11149 S Worth Ave, Worth, IL 60482
  • E: 6739 W Golfview Ln, Palos Heights, IL 60463 (🎶)

Best Christmas Lights in the South Suburbs of Chicago

The following houses are listed in order of the driving route above. Get a preview of the light shows along with details on each display and viewing hours.


2708 W. 90th Place (Evergreen Park)*

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2708 W. 90th Place in Evergreen Park
A plethora of lit up lawn ornaments, the majority of which are over 146 illuminated holiday pigs and an under the sea section! Plenty to look at and get in the holiday spirit like cookie monsters, santa, snowmen, and angels. Lights go on at dusk (about 4:00pm) and stay on until midnight. This home is not confirmed for 2022- please let us know if it isn’t running so we can update this list.


10225 Washington Avenue (Oak Lawn)*

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10225 Washington Avenue in Oak Lawn
Lights are always on the day following Thanksgiving and more is added as the season moves on. The lights display is on from dusk – dawn, daily. Lots of mechanical blowups and same are musical this year. This home is not confirmed for 2022- please let us know if it isn’t running so we can update this list.


6108 Washington Street (Chicago Ridge)

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The Valenti family will run December 1, 2022 through New Years Day 2023 from approximately 5:00pm – 10:00pm, daily.  Beautiful red and white lit archways over sidewalks and driveway. Custom made houses include a gingerbread house, Elsa Castle, and manger! They have added a few characters from The Grinch and Frozen 2. Their decorations have extended into their neighbor’s yard, as well as inspired them to add a few! They are also running their 2nd annual toy drive, collecting new toys in support  of St. Vincent de Paul Chicago’s Friends in Need Program and the Office Steven Smith 7th Annual Toy Drive.


11149 S. Worth Avenue (Worth)

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11149 South Worth Avenue in Worth
Lights will start Sunday, November 27, 2022 and lights are on daily from 6:00pm – 11:00pm. It’s blow mold and tinsel heaven! Lights will be on at 5:00pm and run until 11:00pm. Please enjoy the display of winter wonderland, but stay off the lawn, due to all the cords.


P. Heights Lights (Palos Heights) 🎶

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6739 W. Golfview Lane in Palos Heights
Running now until January 1, 2023 from Monday – Sunday, 4:30pm – 10:30pm. Tune your radio to 87.9FM to see this Christmas Light show synchronized to 30 minutes worth of popular Christmas songs including some fun remixes.


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Oak Forest Area Lights Tour Route (27 minutes)

  • A: 14846 Whipple St, Posen, IL 60469
  • B: 14447 Kolin Ave, Midlothian, IL 60445
  • C: 15430 Lamon Ave, Oak Forest, IL 60452 (🎶)
  • D: 2327 Hutchison Rd, Flossmoor, IL 60422

Best Christmas Lights in the Oak Forest Area

The following houses are listed in order of the driving route above. Get a preview of the light shows along with details on each display and viewing hours.


14846 Whipple Street (Posen)

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14846 Whipple Street in Posen
This display is called Santa’s corner with a giant Santa with a few snowmen in between. A simple and very bright display lights with over 7,000 lights! The light hours are 6:00pm – 10:00pm, every day. Christmas Eve and Christmas day run 24 hours. The lights will go from Thanksgiving to January 8, 2023.


14447 Kolin Avenue (Midlothian)

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14447 Kolin Avenue in Midlothian
Lights are on every night from 4:30pm – 10:30pm. Everyone is welcome to get out and look at the lights. Come see Santa’s workshop at the North Pole! This display will be lit November 25, 2022!


15430 Lamon Avenue (Oak Forest) 🎶*

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15430 Lamon Avenue in Oak Forest
This family’s display is set to music, so be sure to listen as the talking trees starts to sing! This home is not confirmed for 2022- please let us know if it isn’t running so we can update this list.


2327 Hutchison Road (Flossmoor)

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2327 Hutchison Road in Flossmoor
This themed house is Charlie and The Chocolate Factory. They have motorized characters and a radio station that plays the soundtrack to the original movie.


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Far Southwest Suburbs Lights Tour Route (83 minutes)

  • A:1106 Kinmonth Dr, Joliet, IL 60433
  • B: 1109 Butterfield Cir E, Shorewood, IL 60404
  • C: 116 Meadors Cir, Morris, IL 60450 (🎶)
  • D: 19425 W Mississippi Ave, Elwood, IL 60421
  • E: 24361 Shawnee Ln, Manhattan, IL 60442

Best Christmas Lights in the Southwest Suburbs of Chicago

The following houses are listed in order of the driving route above. Get a preview of the light shows along with details on each display and viewing hours.


1106 Kinmonth Drive (Joliet)

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1106 Kinmonth Drive in Joliet
This kid made display has all the charm. This display includes three bells the play music, with the roof blinking with music, also. They have arches down the entire sidewalk so everyone can walk through them.


1109 Butterfield Circle W. (Shorewood)

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1109 Butterfield Circle W. in Shorewood
Lights are on November 25, 2022 – January 13, 2023 nightly from dusk – 12:00am with projections Friday – Sunday. The Williams Winter Wonderland has a new theme this year! Join us for a delectable treat as we transform into a Candyland Christmas. The letters to Santa mailbox will be open so don’t forget to bring your letter to send to the North Pole!


Trammel Family Christmas Lights (Morris) 🎶

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Trammel Family Christmas Lights: 116 Meadors Circle in Morris
Ready Thanksgiving night and running daily from 5:00pm – 10:00pm, enjoy about a 12-15 minute show that is 100% computer generated and sequenced to music. Set your radio to 92.1 FM. Each week they switch the show’s music, for people to come back each week! This year they have taken over the neighbor’s house to make the show twice as big! They have several matrixes, a mega tree, pixel poles, spinners, snowflakes, stars, arches.


19425 W. Mississippi Avenue (Elwood)

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19425 W. Mississippi Avenue in Elwood
New for 2022 this lights display spans over 2.5 acres. Such a beauty at night!


24361 Shawnee Lane (Manhattan)

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24361 Shawnee Lane in Manhattan
The Christmas Display is up and running.  The featured scene this year is “Rudolph” in under 5 minutes. They also have “Polar Express”, “Nightmare Before Christmas”, and a Gingerbread House with Santa and his Elves.  Display starting December 7, 2022 and running nightly between 6:00pm and 10:30pm weekdays, 11:30pm on Friday and Saturdays.


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South Suburbs | Oak Forest Area

Far Southwest Suburbs | O’Hare Area

Arlington Heights Area | Far North Suburbs


O’Hare Area Lights Tour Route (44 minutes)

  • A: 3328 N Pioneer Ave, Chicago, IL 60634
  • B: 7752 W Hood Ave, Chicago, IL 60631 (🎶)
  • C: 955 S Warrington Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60016
  • D: 391 Walnut Ln, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 (🎶)

Best Christmas Lights Near O’Hare Airport

The following houses are listed in order of the driving route above. Get a preview of the light shows along with details on each display and viewing hours.


3328 N. Pioneer Avenue (Chicago)

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3328 N. Pioneer Avenue in Chicago
The J & J plus M Crew are back at it again this year and invite you to check out their Holiday Light Spectacular.  This kid planned and kid built LED explosion entitled “Christmas Rocks” is  located on the far northwest side of Chicago.   Most  recently, the J & J plus M crew won the Friends of Hiawatha Park home decorating contest and they are hungry to defend the title this year.  Hours are from 5:00pm to 10:30pm, nightly.


7752 West Hood Avenue (Chicago)*

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7752 West Hood Avenue in Chicago
Daily shows are 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm. A smaller, yet upbeat-high energy light show synchronized to music! Featuring a mix of classic Christmas lights and high energy LEDs. Show times subject to change/cancel, email eplights@gmail.com for nightly status. This home is not confirmed for 2022- please let us know if it isn’t running so we can update this list.


Candy Cane Lane (Des Plaines)

955 S. Warrington Road in Des Plaines
This neighborhood displays has over 100 homes currently displaying 495 Candy Canes! Celebrating its 30th year in the neighborhood of Westfield Gardens in Des Plaines.


The Sandberg Christmas Display (Elk Grove Village) 🎶

391 Walnut Lane in Elk Grove Village
Starting on Thanksgiving night, The Sandberg Christmas Display features a 34-piece singing choir, which you can hear on 106.1 FM. There are also hundreds of blow mold figurines, a lighted candy cane tunnel and thousands of lights! Don’t forget to find Home Alone characters in the window!


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South Suburbs | Oak Forest Area

Far Southwest Suburbs | O’Hare Area

Arlington Heights Area | Far North Suburbs


Arlington Heights Area Lights Tour Route (53 minutes)

  • A: 4504 Magnolia Dr, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008 (🎶)
  • B: 3708 Rywick Dr, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
  • C: E Shady Dr, Palatine, IL 60067 (🎶)
  • D: 466 E Juniper Dr, Palatine, IL 60074 (🎶)
  • E: 1426 Whispering Springs Cir, Palatine, IL 60074 (🎶)
  • F: 5 Ashford Ct, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089 (🎶)
  • G: 111 S I Oka Ave, Mt Prospect, IL 60056

Best Christmas Lights in the Arlington Heights Area

The following houses are listed in order of the driving route above. Get a preview of the light shows along with details on each display and viewing hours.


4504-4507 Magnolia Drive (Rolling Meadows) 🎶

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4504-4507 Magnolia Drive in Rolling Meadows
This light display runs from November 25 and run through January 8, 2023. The show starts at 4:30pm and ends at 12:00 midnight. Approximately 30 minute show on loop, synced to music. Tune into the radio station 98.3 FM. They are collecting non perishable food dontations to support the Rolling Meadows, Arlington Heights and Palatine communities.  They also are accepting electronic donations through Venmo and 100% of proceeds go to the All Saints Food Pantry! Please send donations to @LightsOnMagnolia.


3708 Rywick Court (Rolling Meadows)

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3708 Rywick Court in Rolling Meadows
They are up and running November 25 – December 31, 2022. This display runs Sunday – Thursday 6:00pm – 11:00pm and Friday – Saturday between 6:00pm – 1:00am. Check out their Facebook page for updates. They also have a mailbox for letters to Santa and collect non-perishable items to donate to their local food pantry. On December 17th they will have their annual hot cocoa and candy canes night with music playing!


East Shady Drive (Palatine) 🎶

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FE Light Show | Palatine IL | Facebook
Holiday lights to music and more! Around 30,000 lights, broadcast on FM. Watch and listen to default selection or use phone and choose next song from list of additional songs. Various songs including a lot of Disney songs. This years songs include Aladdin, Fantasmic, We Don’t Talk about Bruno and Twinkly Lights – Bobs Burgers. How cool!


466 E. Juniper Drive (Palatine) 🎶

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466 E. Juniper Drive in Palatine
Lights show is synced to music on 88.5FM with about 2,000 RGB lights and 3 singing trees. The show is about 20 minutes long.


1426 N. Whispering Springs Circle (Palatine) 🎶*

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1426 N. Whispering Springs Circle in Palatine
The theme is “Magic of Christmas” this year and lights are on from dusk to 9pm, nightly starting December 1, 2022 and ending on December 26. See Santa, Ms. Claus, and gingerbread people decorate this home for the holidays. Starting December 16, the display will be lit from dusk to 10pm. Sounds and music of Christmas plays in the background. This home is not confirmed for 2022- please let us know if it isn’t running so we can update this list.


Jahn Christmas (Buffalo Grove) 🎶

5 Ashford Court in Buffalo Grove
Open Thanksgiving through New Years. The display is called Jahn Christmas and features over 10,000 synchronized lights dancing to songs from The Polar Express, Tran-Siberian Orchestra, Pentatonix, and more! Tune to 94.5FM and lights are on between 5:00pm and 9:00pm, daily.


111 S I Oka Avenue (Mount Prospect)*

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111 S I Oka Avenue in Mount Prospect
Light up the nights at this Mount Prospect home! The house, porch, and lawn are completely decked out. This home is not confirmed for 2022- please let us know if it isn’t running so we can update this list.


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Tinley Park | Orland Park Area

South Suburbs | Oak Forest Area

Far Southwest Suburbs | O’Hare Area

Arlington Heights Area | Far North Suburbs


Far North Lights Tour Route (73 minutes)

  • A: 5515 Chantilly Cir, Lake in the Hills, IL 60156 (🎶)
  • B: 1115 Gaslight Dr, Algonquin, IL 60102 (🎶)
  • C: 2404 Woodside Dr, Carpentersville, IL 60110 (🎶)
  • D: 500 Ski Hill Rd, Fox River Grove, IL 60021 (🎶)
  • E: 164 Cherry Ln, Ingleside, IL 60041

Best Christmas Lights in the Far North Suburbs

The following houses are listed in order of the driving route above. Get a preview of the light shows along with details on each display and viewing hours.


5515 Chantilly Circle (Lake in the Hills) 🎶

5515 Chantilly Circle in Lake in the Hills 
The Strathmann Family presents”Lights on Chantilly“. This house is a far drive, but if you are heading up north, it would be a fun stop on the way! They operate from the November 25, 2022 through the New Year. Daily hours are 5:00pm – 11:00pm. 50,000 lights choreographed to music playing 7 songs.


1115 Gaslight Drive (Algonquin) 🎶

1115 Gaslight Drive in Algonquin
This lights show is running from December 3, 2002 through January 3, 2023. It is on daily from 4:00pm – 10:00pm. It’s approximately a 29 minute show running every 30 minutes. This year they added a 3,528 pixel matrix.


2403 Woodside Drive (Carpentersville) 🎶

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2403 Woodside Drive in Carpentersville
The display features 11,000 LED pixels and a 30-minute long show, complete with brief humorous skits in-between songs. It runs daily from 5:30pm – 9:00pm.


Cimi-Light Show (Fox River Grove) 🎶

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500 Ski Hill Road in Fox River Grove
Cimi Light Show starts December 1, 2022 and runs Sunday – Thursday from 5:00pm – 10:30pm and Friday – Saturday from 5:00pm – 11:00pm. The show is 18 min long with a 12 min break in between.  So it will run ever half hour on the hour.  The lights will be all on and non-moving in between shows.  If you see this please park safely on shoulder, turn on hazards and turn off headlights. Tune your radio to 99.1 FM to listen from your car.


The Villegas Christmas Lights (Ingleside)

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164 Cherry Lane in Ingleside
You will have load of fun at this lights displays with Santa, Mrs. Claus, Elf, and The Grinch as they are passing candy canes and hot cocoa! This year they have partnered up with Toys for Tots. In the last 2 years they have won -3rd place in the 2020 Lake county Sheriff Facebook page, 2020 2nd in Fox Lake Christmas Light’s Competition, 1st place in the 2021 Fox Lake Christmas Lights Competition. 


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Aurora Area | Bloomingdale Area

Far West Suburbs | Plainfield Area

Tinley Park | Orland Park Area

South Suburbs | Oak Forest Area

Far Southwest Suburbs | O’Hare Area

Arlington Heights Area | Far North Suburbs


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Please note that residential home submissions are now closed. Want to submit your house for consideration next year? Please send a photo and/or video, your address, and what you would like to highlight about your display to Nicole at team@mykidlist.com and she will followup with you November 2023.

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  • Edward J Gabrielse
    December 18, 2021 12:50 pm

    Thank you so much for the effort. It means a lot to those of us who are young at heart.

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  • Oh my God! This takes so much research! Amazing compilation Nicole. Kudos! Double Kudos!

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    • Nicole, this is amazing! We take family “Light Rides” every year and have used your site the last two years. We used to make our own “tours” but now we just follow yours! Thank you so much! Merry Christmas!

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  • Kidlist never disappoints us anytime with their massive collection of ideas. Every effort spent by Team Kidlist and specially Nicole deserves a big THANK YOU and APPRECIATION from our Family! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!

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