2023 Driving Routes for the Best Christmas Lights Created by Homeowners

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Light up the night with incredible outdoor Christmas light displays! My family loves spending winter nights during the holidays 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. These 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.

Take a self-led Christmas Lights Tour of the best holiday light displays in the Chicago suburbs with our driving routes with maps and details beneath each house showing you photos, 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!

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This guide is sponsored by Sparkle Light Festival and Sonny Acres Farm.

Sparkle Light Festival

Sparkle Light Festival
Impact Field
9850 Balmoral Avenue
Rosemont, IL 60018
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November 17 – December 31, 2023

Discover the ultimate holiday destination with Sparkle Light Festival at Impact Field in Rosemont! Open November 17 through December 31, immerse yourself in millions of sparkling lights as you stroll through illuminated villages with custom holiday features. Visit Santa Claus, ice-skate with friends, enjoy free train rides on the “Holly Trolly” train, go tubing down the Alpine Slide, and more! Bundle up and indulge in festive food and drink as you experience the area’s premier outdoor light festival. For tickets and more information visit SparkleRosemont.com!

Sonny Acres Farm’s Big & Bright Trail of Lights Festival

Big & Bright Trail of Lights Festival
Sonny Acres Farm
29W310 North Avenue
West Chicago, IL 60185
(630) 231-3859
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November 17 – December 31, 2023

Immerse yourself in holiday joy at Sonny Acres Farm’s Christmas Lights Show! Stroll through dazzling Christmas lights display at their Big & Bright Trail of Lights Festival. Experience the festive ambiance with a million twinkling lights synchronized to your favorite holiday tunes. Enjoy delicious food and delightful treats along the way. Capture the yuletide spirit with unique seasonal photo ops, including a Christmas Story House replica featuring the iconic “leg lamp.” Make lasting memories with your favorite people during this magical time of the year. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

While you are there, you can also enjoy the Christmas Market and photos with Santa! Sip on hot cocoa as you browse through over 20 crafters and maker vendors offering handmade candles, jewelry, winter apparel, blankets, accessories, Christmas ornaments, soaps, and more. Indulge your taste buds with delicious treats from our food vendors. Visit with Santa and a professional photographer will be there to capture the joy, and you can purchase prints on-site to treasure those moments forever.

This guide to amazing Christmas lights has grown so much over the years that we decided to divide the information by category to make it easier to browse.

You are currently looking through our guide to the Best Residential Light Displays, but if you are interested in incredible drive-through or walk-through lights hosted by organizations and businesses, click on the buttons below.

Map: Best Christmas Lights Near Me

Are you searching for “the best Christmas lights near me”? Check out this map! The locations are color coded by driving route so you can choose a house in the area you are interested in, then click or tap on the link to the route it’s on to be taken down to that section. Or scroll through all of the routes!

Each each house on each route is in order for the most efficient drive and as you scroll through the route, you can see all of the details of the display, including the address, hours, dates, and description. You can even tap on the address in the heading of each listing while you are on the route to automatically bring you to driving directions! Then come back to this article to go to the next house. We have it all planned out for you!

Try the nearest route near you, or try them all throughout the season. Happy Holidays!

Tap on one of the map markers below to see what the display looks like and what route it’s on. You can then jump directly to that route if you would like.

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Driving Routes for the Best Christmas Lights in the 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 to get your bearings and travel down the list of houses. Each heading has the lights display address and you can tap on that to be taken to GPS directions from your current location! 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 for each display.

As always, please be mindful of these residential neighborhoods. Drive safely, pick up your trash, and respect the neighboring houses as well.

La Grange Area Route to See the Best Christmas Lights

140 N Delaplaine Rd, Riverside

3:00pm – 10:00pm

From 2023: 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!

Beloit Neighbors
1110 Beloit Ave, Forest Park

November 24, 2023 - January 15, 2024 | 5:00pm - 10:00pm

4 blocks featuring 100,000 lights! A joint neighborhood project that everyone helps out with!

2524 S 8th Ave, North Riverside

November 14, 2023 - December 31, 2023 | 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Visits with Santa and/or The Grinch are available. Appointments are made through Facebook.

A Foushi’s Very Colossal Inflatable Christmas
1201 Alima Terrace, La Grange Park

November 24, 2023 - December 31, 2023 | 5:00pm - 12:00am

This started out with a couple of inflatables that turned into an obsession. This year they have admitted they might have an inflatable problem.

The Nightmare Before Christmas on Homestead
836 Homestead Rd, La Grange Park

November 26, 2023 - December 30, 2023 | Dusk - 10:00pm

“Jack Skellington came here from Halloween Town. 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. Following the popular and successful Haunted Mansion Halloween, the entire family set their sights on carefully crafting The Nightmare Before Christmas (in its 4th year). Listen to the tale, “Twas the Nightmare before Christmas,” on 88.7 FM. Viewable from the sidewalk and street.

A Bloody Nice Christmas
829 Barnsdale Rd, La Grange Park

December 4, 2023 - December 31, 2023 | 5:00pm - 12:00pm

Two 12ft Santa Skeletons, 2 helper skeletons, and a few inflatables. A cool spin on Christmas with the skeltons!

Beware of Barnsdale’s Christmas Display
725 Barnsdale Rd, La Grange Park

December 2, 2023 - December 25, 2023 | Open from sunset - 9:00pm on weekdays and sunset - 10:00pm on weekends

Featuring walk through arches with thousands of lights, a full flying sleigh, and a mix of classic plastic blow moulds and Santas, Grinches and light up trees.

621 Homestead Rd, La Grange Park

December 1, 2023 - January 5, 2024 | 4:00pm - 12:00am

This house is covered in thousands of multi-colored lights covering every square foot of the front of the house. White accent lights in the trees and bushes, along offer nice highlights and contrast. This year, they have added home made giant stars suspended in the parkway tree.

606 Homestead Rd, La Grange Park

November 19, 2023 - January 1, 2024 | Dusk - midnight

The Hayes Family has not one, but two houses they decorate since their in-laws live next door. 2023 is the 12th year of this display! Every year they make changes and add new aspects. It takes them roughly 100 hours to decorate two homes, but it is magical when they are done.

Moments of Christmas
10305 Kipling St, Westchester

December 8, 2023 - January 13, 2024 | 5:00pm - 11:45pm

Small winter character vignettes from the heart with over 20,000 lights. The display is a blend of traditional lights, led, blow molds, and hand made displays.

Light up Martindale
2406 Martindale Dr E, Westchester

December 1, 2023 - January 2, 2024 | 4:30pm - 10:00pm

Light show coordinated to music. Tune to 90.5FM and listen to the show!

Hinsdale Area Route to See the Best Christmas Lights

Kwak’s Spread Joy
916 S Ashland Ave, La Grange
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November 28, 2023 - January 7, 2024 | Sunday-Thursday 4:30pm - 10:30pm, Friday-Saturday 4:30pm - 11:00pm

Come celebrate the JOY of the season at 916 S Ashland Ave in La Grange. Since 2020, they have included a non-perishable food collection JOY bin in their display. To date, they have collected and donated over 15,000 items to local food pantries during the holiday season! On the weekends, you will find candy canes for the kids hanging along our lighted candy cane archway! The JOY bin is near the parkway to collect non perishable food products.

514 S Blackstone Ave, La Grange

This yard is packed with inflatables! There is also an inflatable projector playing movies and the lights are synced to music they play from a speaker.

4057 Western Ave, Western Springs

November 22, 2023 - December 31, 2023 | 5:30pm - 9:30pm

Festive holiday display with singing tree and light bulbs and coordinating light display to 12 holiday songs.

416 W Hickory St, Hinsdale

November 24, 2023 - January 1, 2023 | 5:00pm - 9:30pm

Tune in to 88.9FM to enjoy the light show from your car!

Oak Brook Christmas House
18 Devonshire Dr, Oak Brook

December 14, 2023 - January 1, 2024 | 5pm-10pm

Decorations and lights of traditional Christmas. Homemade tree, candy canes and stars on the roof. Nativity scene, reindeer & sleigh, Santa, Frosty, Angels, soldiers, NorthPole, bells & more!

Schiffer’s Shining Christmas
4113 Williams St, Downers Grove

December 1, 2023 - January 1, 2024 | 5:00pm - 10:00pm

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. They are accepting non-perishable food donations for People's Resource Center (PRC) and monitory donations. Please be kind of the neighbors and don't block the driveways.

818 Belair Dr, Darien

December 2, 2023 - December 27, 2023 | Sunday-Thursday 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday-Saturday 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Christmas movies will be projected on house (weather permitting).

7209 Richmond Ave, Darien

November 28, 2023 - January 6, 2024 | 4:30pm - 10:00pm

Walk up to the garage window to see a holiday LEGO village! The yard is also filled with lots to see.

Walk though Stars
7406 Richmond Ave, Darien

December 4, 2023 - January 1, 2024 | 5:00pm - 10:00pm

This display includes driveway arches, flying reindeer, nativity scene, shooting stars, jumping light arches, and an arctic display with blue lights for water. We love their walk through stars, a giant snowman, and a new manger.

7809 Farmingdale Dr, Darien

November 26, 2023 - December 28, 2023 | 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Vintage Christmas decor meets modern Christmas cheer!

Woodridge Area Route to See the Best Christmas Lights

8314 Frost Ct, Woodridge

November 26, 2023 - January 7, 2024 | 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Over 15,000 lights synchronized to music on daily. Mini chasing trees, 18 foot tall Mega tree, and FM Radio station!

The Boones Christmas
2924 Brentwood Ct, Woodridge

November 23, 2023 - December 26, 2023 | 4:30pm - 11:00pm

Lots of vintage blow molds, music to lights on 89.9FM, candy cane archway and new this year singing Christmas trees. Lots to look at.

Clark Music House
6531 MacArthur Dr, Woodridge

November 25, 2023 - December 31, 2023 | 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Mixture of old school blow mold, and modern blow-ups. Highlight is a Santa and Reindeer 20 feet in the air between the houses. Lights strobe to music playing.

Mitchell Drive Lights
2516 Mitchell Dr, Woodridge

December 1, 2023 - January 6, 2024 | 5:00pm - 11:00pm

This year they have added a few more things this year and they still have the red plastic mailbox for letters to Santa. Come by and tune to 89.9FM to listen to the lights.

Crowley Christmas House
1831 Concord Dr, Downers Grove

November 24, 2023 - December 25, 2023 | 4:30pm - 10:00pm

Christmas Lights Show that grows each year! Remember to tune your radio to FM87.9 to hear the music!

5310 Meadow Ln, Downers Grove

November 30, 2023 - December 25, 2023 | 5:00pm - 9:00pm

This house is lit from roof to grass!

Naperville Area Route: Best Christmas Lights in Naperville

1213 Knoll Dr, Naperville

4:00pm – 10:00pm

From 2023: This light display has music playing outside and lots of handmade decorations.

Riparian Lights
1509 Riparian Dr, Naperville

November 25, 2023 - December 30, 2023 | 5:00pm - 10:00pm

A fun light show with thousands of LEDs synchronized to music. Tune to FM 88.5. This house’s display includes Oskee Wow Wow for University of Illinois fans as well as many holiday favorites.

Merry Swiftmas
1228 Atlas Ln, Naperville

November 24, 2023 - December 31, 2023 | 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Inspired by Taylor Swift and the Eras Tour, this family was feeling the T-Swift fever this season. Stop by their house to exchange friendship bracelets and enjoy "Swiftmas"!

Gartner Christmas light house
1118 E Gartner Rd, Naperville

November 24, 2023 - January 1, 2024 | Dusk - 10:00pm

Nearly 30,000 lights, a light tunnel with disco lights, a Minion hunt (they move every week for our returning visitors), 20 foot inflatables, stop and take a picture under the new driveway arch or at the bench with all the bears. This house is also a Toys for Tots collection site, so don't forget to bring a new, unwrapped toy!

6S211 Cohasset Rd, Naperville

December 1, 2023 - January 6, 2024 | 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Computer-controlled lights synced to music.

Columbia Tunnel
11 Columbia St, Naperville

November 26, 2023 - January 5, 2024 | 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Their entire street in the historic district goes all out with walking sidewalk tunnels and home displays. Unique in Naperville!

Whispering Lights
220 N Whispering Hills Dr, Naperville
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November 23, 2023 - January 7, 2024 | 5:00pm - 10:00pm

This display features over 10,000 LED RGB lights which dance to traditional Christmas and popular new songs. You can tune your FM radio to 88.5 to enjoy the music from the warmth of your car. This is a fan favorite and the finale display for the Naperville North Trolley Christmas Light Tour.

1222 Oakton Ln, Naperville

December 1, 2023 - January 1, 2024 | 5:00pm - 11:00pm

With over 30 years of decorating experience the Kobleski brothers have been continuing a family tradition and working on training a third generation in the art of exterior illumination. From ground level to the highest points of the property the house is covered with tens of thousands of lights, hundreds of lawn decorations and dozens of vintage window display animatronics. This years display features completely changed out animatronics making it one of their best years ever. They personally travel the country hunting these pieces down and do all of the restoration work themselves. For anyone who has ever viewed a Marshall Field's window, they must come out and view this display from Christmas pasts. They even have pieces that had once graced the Chicago Marshall Fields .

The Believe House
630 Vicksburg Ct, Naperville
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November 23, 2023 - December 31, 2023 | 4:30pm – 10:30pm

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!

Christmas Fun
1020 Hollingswood Ct, Naperville

November 23, 2023 - January 1, 2024 | 5:00pm - 10:00pm

We have many songs that vary daily custom synced to music. Lighted arches on sidewalks for kids to run under. Peanuts gang, Letters to Santa box (also St Judes donations accepted. 100% collected will be donated). Elf Debbie comes out to meet families and hand out goodies to the kids. Santa will be making some appearances too. Dates to be determined later. Lots of different music that you can listen to from the warmth of your car on the radio.

Gwin Family Display
419 Callery Dr, Bolingbrook

November 24, 2023 - January 2, 2024 | 4:00pm - 10:00pm

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!

Aurora Area Route to See the Best Christmas Lights

Lights On Ekman
969 Ekman Dr, Batavia
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November 23, 2023 - December 31, 2023 | dusk - 9:30pm

This mega house is not to miss! Lights are on each night from dusk until 9:30pm through New Year’s Eve. The 2023 show is bigger and better than ever before. The display includes an animated music/light show that features ~80,000 lights, 20 songs and 1 hour and 10 minutes of music. Tune to 99.1FM when you arrive to enjoy the lights synchronized to the music. Please do not block neighbors’ driveways, and be courteous to other attendees. More information about the display and the playlist is available at their website. They are collecting donations for a local charity, Batavia Mothers’ Club Foundation, and appreciate any and all donations on-site or online.

2023 Wydown / Forsyth Christmas Light Show
2689 Wydown Ln, Aurora
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November 29, 2023 - January 7, 2024 | 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Features 20+ homes decorated and illuminated with thousands of multi-colored LED lights synchronized to spirited holiday and Christmas music.

Lehnertz Avenue Christmas Display
720 Lehnertz Ave, Aurora

December 1, 2023 - January 4, 2024 | 5:00pm - 10:30pm

This light display has been a local holiday tradition for over 70 years — wow! Everything will be fully lit each evening.

Aurora Symphony of Lights
1293 Yellowpine Dr, Aurora

November 23, 2023 - December 31, 2023 | Daily between 6:00pm - 10:00pm

This new lights show in Aurora last year that keeps getting bigger each year. They are planning a show with kids songs, traditional Christmas, modern dance club Christmas, and Christian. Enjoy the Aurora Symphony of Lights to kick off your holiday season!

Foss Family LIghtshow
3130 Whirlaway Ln, Montgomery

November 23, 2023 - December 25, 2023 | 4:30pm - 9:30pm

One of the largest residential displays in the West Chicago Suburbs. All lights are synced to music.

Wehner Family Lights
2359 Patron Ln, Montgomery

November 24, 2023 - December 31, 2023 | 5:00pm - 10:00pm

A smaller pixel show but every year they are adding more!

Oswego Lights
701 N Sparkle Ct, Oswego
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November 17, 2023 - January 1, 2024 | 4:00pm - 11:00pm

This year 20,000 more lights have been added, as well as a second 30ft mega tree, cartoon characters and a jumbotron display. The music selection is a mix of classic Christmas, Techno Christmas, pop songs and Disney songs. They are taking donations for a local animal rescue.

The Holidays on Hackney
408 Hackney Ln, Oswego

December 1, 2023 - January 6, 2024 | Dusk till 10:30pm

The Winter Holidays have taken over at Hackney Lane. Take a walk under the arches and tunnel and explorer the thousands of lights through out the display.

Elmhurst Area Route to See the Best Christmas Lights

The Grinch Who Stole Christmas
413 Huntington Ln, Elmhurst

December 7, 2023 - December 25, 2023 | 4:30pm - 10:00pm

New Addition! The Grinch himself will visit cars passing by on Friday and Saturday nights from 7:30pm - 8:30pm giving treats to the little Whos in your car. This Christmas display tells the story of the Grinch and all the mischief he has been up to with handmade decorations and ornate painting. Great light display as well!

Mathias Family Christmas Spectacular
355 Sherman Ave, Elmhurst

December 1, 2023 - January 7, 2024 | 4:30pm - 9:00pm

This synchronized light show is set to music, broadcasted on 90.5 FM. The entire show was created, designed, coded, and constructed by their 13-year-old 8th grader!

1948 Arthur Ave, Berkeley

From 2023: This giant snowman is here to greet you on your holiday lights tour! Their house is all decked out with lights and figures.

Christmas 57 Variety
987 Spring Rd, Elmhurst

November 18, 2023 - December 29, 2023 | 5:00pm - 10:00pm

If you like inflatables and blow molds, 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.

Jacobsmeyer Family lighting show
766 Fairfield Ave, Elmhurst

December 9, 2023 - January 13, 2024 | 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Fully automated lighted Christmas tree along along with 3D holographic stained glass nativity scene in the lawn. Music available with nativity scene.

Olaf’s Winter Spectacular
760 Hillside Ave, Elmhurst
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November 26, 2023 - January 7, 2024 | Sunday-Thursday 5:00pm – 9:30pm, Friday-Saturday 5:00pm - 10:00pm

“Olaf’s Winter Spectacular,” Champion of the 2020 ABC Channel 7’s Great Chicago Light Fight, will once again feature Olaf skating to some of his favorite songs of the holiday season. Join Olaf as he lights the evening’s sky with over 25,000 lights. Olaf spent the summer working on his tan and adding some new elements to his show and several new friends to help him celebrate the holidays. Each show is roughly 17 minutes long and they start on the hour and half-hour. Follow Olaf on social media @OlafsLightShow - which will provide updates on the current season’s shows.

130 Walnut St, Elmhurst

November 20, 2023 - January 7, 2024 | 5:00pm - 10:00pm

The front yard sparkles with a beautiful Christmas display, featuring a dazzling tree, a cheerful snowman family, and Santa with his reindeer, creating a magical and festive scene.

North Pole on North Avenue
261 W North Ave, Elmhurst

November 19, 2023 - December 26, 2023 | 24 hours

This house has inflatables galore! Some people think there are emergency vehicles ahead coming down North Avenue because it's so vibrant and attracts everyone. Come and see; you won't be disappointed! 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.

Lombard Area Route to See the Best Christmas Lights

590 E Harrison St, Villa Park

November 26, 2023 - January 4, 2024 | 5:00pm - 9:00pm

2 houses synchronized to music! Tons of Christmas songs and other songs

Christmas with the Tuttles
841 Ardmore Ave, Villa Park

November 25, 2023 - January 31, 2023 | 5:00pm - 12:00pm

There are archways to walk through, a bright white tree to light up the entire yard, and fun inflatables to look at.

Fillipp Family Exterior Illuminations
39 W Madison St, Villa Park

November 23, 2023 - December 25, 2023 | 5:30pm - 11:00pm

This impressive static display has grown throughout the years. 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.

305 Morningside Ave, Lombard

Dusk - 10:00pm

From 2023: 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. Music on most days.

104 W Hickory Rd, Lombard

4:30pm – 9:00pm

From 2023: The Ford Family’s light display will be on display everyday, but tune to 89.5FM from 5:00pm – 7:00pm for a synchronized light show! 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.

Woodland AMC1 Lights
417 W Woodland Ave, Lombard

November 24, 2023 - January 7, 2024 | 5:30pm - 11:00pm

A bunch of new decorations were added this year including an animated curtain light over the front bottom window. There are also holiday videos projected onto the second floor window and a linked radio station to listen to as you enjoy the lights. Check the front porch LED sign for radio station information and hashtagging! They are also in the Lombard Holiday decorating contest this year, so check out the sign with voting details.

Christmas House on Crystal
26 Crystal Ave, Lombard

November 24, 2023 - December 31, 2023 | 5:00pm - 10:00pm

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!

Winter Wonderland
332 Winthrop Ave, Addison

December 2, 2023 - January 6, 2024 | 5:00pm - 12:00pm, daily

This lawn is covered with over 40 airblowns. Enjoy this old fashioned Christmas display!

Holiday Cheer on Pioneer
218 N Pioneer Dr, Addison

December 2, 2023 - January 6, 2024 | 5:00pm - 10:00pm

A winter wonderland that has many photo ops. Photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus are available on select days. Check their Facebook page to get all the days and times when Santa will be there. Pets are also welcomed to take pictures. They are graciously excepting donations to help a couple to get the greatest gift of all, a child!

Wheaton Area Route to See the Best Christmas Lights

Hughes Digital Christmas
2S231 Valley Rd, Lombard

November 25, 2023 - January 1, 2024 | Sunday-Thursday 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday-Saturday 5:00pm - 11:00pm

A display with approximately 38,000 lights synchronized to music. Tune radio to 89.5 FM to listen to music in your car. A mixture of acapella, upbeat, and traditional Christmas songs. Three different nights of music with combined set on the Saturdays. A Lombard Christmas tradition going on it's 16th year. They collect donations for the Lombard/Villa Park Outreach House. Monetary donations can be left at the donations box or non-perishable food donations can be left in the candy cane colored totter.  Both are located at the front of the display.

1404 Burlington Ave, Lisle

December 1, 2023 - January 5, 2024 | 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Come and visit the Island of Misfit Toys, then take a swing around the Nutcracker Suite and end with a visit with Olaf and his friends. Tune in to 99.3FM for music, or just take a walk outside to see listen to music from their Nutcracker Band and watch some fun scenes from Frosty the Snowman.

Riedy Roakes Light Show
749 Riedy Rd, Lisle

November 24, 2023 - January 7, 2024 | 5:00pm - 10:30pm

Over 20,000 lights synchronized the your favorite holiday songs!

Wheaton Venetian Lights
8 Venetian Way Cir, Wheaton

November 24, 2023 - January 2, 2024 | 5:00pm - 10:00pm

The show runs nightly and broadcasts on 99.7 FM. It’s a 15 minute loop, with some extended show nights of past favorites. Check their Facebook page for additional information.

Wheaton Christmas Lights
913 E Evergreen St, Wheaton

December 2, 2023 - January 1, 2024 | Sunday-Thursday 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday-Saturday 4:30pm - 10:30pm

An amazing lights display choreographed to music. Tune into 102.5 FM. We accept donations in the blinking box for Muscular Dystrophy Association. You can find more information and updates on their Facebook page. Extended hours on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. This is their 13th year!

Carol Stream Area Route to See the Best Christmas Lights

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Inflatable Display
300 Bayberry Ct, West Chicago

December 3, 2023 - January 7, 2024 | 3:00pm – 10:00pm

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 tall, Yukon is 23ft, Santa is 20ft, Sam the Snowman is 20ft, Hermie is 16.5ft, Rudolph 15ft, Clarice 12ft & the Island of Misfit Toys 9.5ft wide. The display is up daily weather permitting (not up on windy days). When you arrive, tune to 88.5FM to listen to the movie soundtrack.

785 Medford Dr, Carol Stream

November 23, 2023 - January 21, 2024 | 5:00pm - 12:00am

Beautiful blue and white lights and signs for your viewing pleasure.

Candy Cane Canyon Trail
371 Canyon Trail, Carol Stream

December 2, 2023 - December 31, 2023 | Sunday through Thursday 4:30pm – 10:00pm and Friday – Saturday 4:30pm – 11:00pm

Candy Cane Canyon Trail is an elaborately decorated home which 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. If you enjoy the display, please consider leaving a non-perishable food donation for the Humanitarian Service Project and monetary donations for DuPage Animal Friends.

Lights on Easton
1214 Easton Dr, Carol Stream

November 25, 2023 - December 26, 2023 | 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Lights on Easton is a Holiday display featuring visual delights that will send the spirit of the holidays to your eyes and ears. There's something for kids from 1 to 100. You can enjoy the display and light show from the comfort of your vehicle, or get up close by strolling up and down or driveway and sidewalk.

Lights on Windward
1854 Windward Ln, Hanover Park

November 23, 2023 - December 25, 2023 | Monday-Thursday 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday-Sunday 5:00pm to 11:00pm

Tune in to 101.5 FM 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.

Redinger Winter Wonderland
1845 DeForest Ln, Hanover Park

November 26, 2023 - January 5, 2024 | 5:00pm - 12:00pm

This display includes a 24ft Christmas Tree, an arch along the sidewalk, 8 ft Candy Canes, 7 ft Tree’s and a 12ft Christmas wreath all made by the homeowner. There are many other beautiful things to admire. This family hopes everyone that drives by will enjoy it as much they do.

Lurquin House
750 W Appletree Ln, Bartlett

November 26, 2023 - January 6, 2024 | 5:00pm - 12:00pm

This display highlights their arches that line the whole side walk on a corner lot, flying Santa, and a 10ft tall white Christmas tree.

Nutcracker Lane
1026 Cuyahoga Dr, Bartlett

December 1, 2023 - January 1, 2024 | 5:00pm - 11:00pm

This lights display has a variety of everything from nutcrackers, candy canes, some FX displays!

35 Evergreen Rd, Streamwood

November 27, 2023 - December 26, 2023 | 5:00 - 10:00pm

Lots of homemade decorations, music, and animatronics.

Skellington Manor of Sterling Oaks
518 Wildflower Way, Streamwood
Website | Facebook

December 1, 2023 - January 5, 2024 | 5:00pm - 10:00pm

30,000 lights and projectors dancing to music! Tune you radio to 88.1FM

Lights on Revere
45 Revere Dr, South Barrington
Website | Facebook

November 24, 2023 - December 29, 2023 | 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Lights shoe with 9 songs and almost 5000 lights!

Route for the Best Christmas Lights Near O’Hare Airport

Christmas Rocks
3328 N Pioneer Ave, Chicago

November 30, 2023 - January 17, 2023 | 5:00pm - 10:00pm

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.

7752 W Hood Ave, Chicago

4:30 pm – 8:00 pm

From 2023: 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.

Candy Cane lane
8126 Floral Ave, Skokie

December 4, 2023 - January 2, 2024 | 5:00pm - 10:00pm

The block is lined with candy cane colored arches and other magnificent lighting. Get out of your car and walk through the winter wonderland.

Christmas On Cleveland street
1200 Cleveland St, Wilmette

November 30, 2023 - December 25, 2023 | Sunday - Thursday 4:30pm - 9:00pm and Friday - Saturday 4:30pm - 10:00pm

Holiday lights show decked out to music! Tune into 101.5 FM on your radio to listen along!

Candy Cane Land
100 Oakwood Ave, Des Plaines

December 1, 2023 - January 1, 2024 | 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Over 100 homes displaying over 500 Candy Canes last year.

The Sandberg Christmas Display
391 Walnut Ln, Elk Grove Village

November 23, 2023 - December 31, 2023 | 4:00pm - 10:00pm

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!

Bloomingdale Area Route to See the Best Christmas Lights

23W720 W Bryn Mawr Ave, Roselle

November 23, 2023 - December 31, 2023 | Sunday-Thursday 5:00pm – 10:00pm, Friday-Saturday 5:00pm - 11:00 pm

Lights are set to music on 93.3 FM, featuring four different light shows let to different songs, containing Christmas music. Highlights include the amazing music, giant 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, and pixel chasing arches.

570 Romford Ct, Roselle

November 25, 2023 - December 31, 2023 | 5:00pm - 12:00am

It's a beaut Clark! This house is an old fashioned lights display, based off Christmas Vacation.

5N773 Santa Fe Trail, Bloomingdale

November 24, 2023 - December 25, 2023 | 5:00pm - 10:30pm

We’ve added arches over the driveway and a few blowups and a merry Christmas sign. Just haven’t taken a new picture yet.

Holiday Magic 2023 by Burning Sock Lights
2141 Brittany Ln, Glendale Heights

November 24, 2023 - January 7, 2024 | 4:30pm - 10:30pm

The full show is 1.5 hours with over 3800 lights synchronized to music. They break the show into segments and may change segments throughout the season. Participating in Lights Around the World. Merry Christmas!

Ventura Christmas wonderland
1455 Glen Hill Dr, Glendale Heights

November 22, 2023 - January 2, 2024 | 4pm-10pm

House and windows outlined with lights, Santa and reindeer, bright Christmas light tree and blinking stars and Christmas archway to enjoy!

192 S Circle Ave, Bloomingdale

November 28, 2023 - January 3, 2024 | 5:30pm - 10:00pm

This yard has plenty of vintage handmade items to cheer up your day with it's charm.

Jandy Claus’ Magical Christmas Land
1417 Armstrong Ln, Elk Grove Village
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November 23, 2023 - January 20, 2024 | 5:00pm - 1:00am

Come see their archway and Jandy Claus’ sleigh!

Esmael Family Light Show
650 Easton Ln, Elk Grove Village

December 6, 2023 - January 7, 2024 | 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Tune your radio to 88.5 FM to enjoy 8 songs including: "O Come All Ye Faithful", "I saw mommy kissing Santa", "ToySack" (remake of B52 song), "Everybody Loves Christmas", Christmas pop medley, children's Christmas mix, and "Winder Wonderland" with Snoop Dog and Anna Kenrich.

Dancing Trees on Niagara
417 E Niagara Ave, Schaumburg

December 6, 2023 - January 1, 2024 | 5:00pm - 10:30pm

12 trees dancing to music! Cute and fun for the family!

Tour of the Best Christmas Lights in Elgin

Juniper Lane
364 Juniper Ln, South Elgin

November 23, 2023 - December 27, 2023 | 5:00pm - 11:00pm

The 364 Juniper Lane Display includes Christmas movies and music video clips with sound projected in the south bedroom window, a flying Santa and reindeer, a 15 Foot Megatree, and an “I Spy” game to count and find festive items within the display. There is also a bin to accept food donations to be brought to the South Elgin Food Pantry. The entire street of Juniper Lane decorates and it is worth driving and parking on a neighboring street to then walk under the arches on Juniper Lane. If you end up driving down Juniper Lane, make sure to roll down the windows to hear the music and the sound that goes along with the displays. Happy Holidays from Juniper Lane!

Mays Family Light Show
1 Woodland Dr, South Elgin

November 26, 2023 - December 31, 2023 | 5:00pm - 10:00pm

This full pixel light show with music has a 100 foot walk-through archway on the sidewalk and angel wings photo spot with interactive buttons to select the color for your picture. Be sure to tune to 88.5FM!

The Angelic Christmas Spectacular
2195 South St, Elgin

November 24, 2023 - December 31, 2023 | 5:00pm - 10:00pm

The Angelic Christmas Spectacular is a Christmas light display that features over 40,000 lights! Tune to 88.5 FM to hear the music with the light show.

Wagner Christmas Lights
3152 Primrose St, Elgin

November 25, 2023 - January 1, 2024 | Fri-Sat 5PM-10PM, Sun-Thu 5PM-9PM

Step into a world of enchantment as Wagner Christmas Lights brings you a traditional Christmas display adorned with the brilliance of LED technology. Our festive wonderland combines the warmth of classic holiday lights with the energy-efficient glow of LEDs, creating a dazzling spectacle that captures the spirit of the season. Immerse yourself in the timeless charm of twinkling lights, vibrant colors, and joyful decorations that celebrate the magic of Christmas. Join us for an unforgettable experience that blends tradition with innovation, lighting up the night with the perfect blend of nostalgia and modern flair. Wagner Christmas Lights is not just a display; it's a celebration of the holiday spirit. Join us and tune to 99.1 FM!

Best Christmas Lights Tour in the South Suburbs of Chicago

2708 W 90th Pl, Evergreen Park

4:00pm - 12:00am

From 2023: 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.

Illuminating Tripp Ave
9224 S Tripp Ave, Oak Lawn

December 1, 2023 - January 6, 2024 | 5:00pm - 12:00pm

This homeowner's goal is to bring joy and perhaps instill a bit of Christmas cheer to all their neighbors.

4546 W 89th Pl, Hometown

December 2, 2023 - December 31, 2023 | 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Lots of lights, some blow molds, and our 12ft skeleton Mr. Bojangles. Walk up the pathway and immerse yourself in the most festive house in Hometown! You can also leave a letter for Santa in his mailbox.

10225 Washington Ave, Oak Lawn

Dusk – dawn

From 2023: Lights are always on the day following Thanksgiving and more is added as the season moves on. Lots of mechanical blowups and same are musical this year.

Valenti Family Christmas House and Toy Drive
6108 Washington St, Chicago Ridge

November 29, 2023 - January 1, 2024 | 5:00pm - 10:00pm

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Please stop by and walk through their spectacular display. Take a picture as the Grinch or Cindy Lou Who.. Don't forget to check out our Frozen Castle and Characters! For the Marvel Fans, Black Panther and Iron Man have been added to the display! While you're enjoying the lights don't forget to bring a new unwrapped toy to share Christmas Magic with a Neighbor in Need! They will be donating to St. Vincent de Paul Chicago and Advocate Children's Hospital Winter Wonderland.

Christmas Past & Present
11149 S Worth Ave, Worth

November 24, 2023 - January 5, 2024 | 5 PM - 10:30 PM

Enjoy Christmas Past and present with over 200 Christmas Display Pieces vintage and new! While they would love for everyone to drive by and enjoy please DO NOT WALK in the display or on the lawn itself due to safety concerns.

P Heights Lights
6739 W Golfview Ln, Palos Heights

December 1, 2023 - December 31, 2023 | 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Christmas Light show synchronized to 30 minutes worth of popular Christmas songs including some fun remixes. Over 15, 000 lights, 10 leaping arches, 22' mega tree, and 8 mini trees. Tune your radio to 87.9FM.

Oak Forest Area Route to See the Best Christmas Lights

Santa's Corner
14846 Whipple St, Posen

November 23, 2023 - January 8, 2024 | 6:00pm – 10:00pm, 24hrs on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Years Eve

Lights everywhere you look with a giant Santa and a few snowmen in between. This display continues to grow every year! Santa may be out on the weekends.

The Gluszek Food Drive
3939 147th Pl, Midlothian
Website | Facebook

November 25, 2023 - December 31, 2023 | 5:00pm - 10:00pm

The Gluszek Food Drive hosts its annual Christmas food drive with light show and whole house projection display! They collect non-perishable food for the local food pantries, and pet food for the local animal shelters!

14447 Kolin Ave, Midlothian

November 25, 2023 - January 2, 2024 | 4:30pm - 10:30pm

Everyone is welcome to get out and look at the lights. Come see Santa’s workshop at the North Pole! Including Mrs. Claus sweet shop and so much more!

Novak Christmas
15428 Kilpatrick Ave, Oak Forest

November 25, 2023 - January 6, 2024 | 5pm-10pm

Our new characters

Flossmoor Wonka House
2327 Hutchison Rd, Flossmoor

November 27, 2023 - December 28, 2023 | 5:00pm - 11:00pm

This display is a wonderland of imagination, celebrating the original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory with Gene Wilder! Each main character of the movie is featured with glittery delight and are in motion. Thousands of lights and hundreds of decorations, with a shining star high above the yard with 1000 bulbs illuminating your smile for the holiday season. The soundtrack to the movie is playing outside and also broadcast on 100.1 FM so you can hear it in your car!

Orland Park Area Route to See the Best Christmas Lights

Quinn House
15441 Sunset Ridge Dr, Orland Park

November 25, 2023 - January 13, 2024 | Dusk - 12:00am

This lights display for all ages is full of lit-up figures and some moving figurines. Look for Santa Claus waving in the window!

8315 Arrowhead Ln, Orland Park

December 1, 2023 - January 15, 2024 | 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Traditional holiday lights display through the whole house and driveway.

A Blowmold Christmas
14601 Poplar Ct, Orland Park

November 24, 2023 - January 1, 2024 | Sunday-Thursday dusk - 10:30pm, Friday-Saturday dusk - 11:30pm

This display has been growing every year and they love to see the joy and smiles it brings to everyone that comes and visits. With over 350 blowmolds on display, this display will take you back from the very first Christmas blow molds to the newest to date of all different varieties of Santa’s, Snowman, Disney characters and even a choir. Come out and see what they have added this year!

Olde Orland Winter Wonderland
10260 144th St, Orland Park

November 26, 2023 - January 7, 2024 | 5:00pm - 12:00pm

Nearly one million lights of all colors around all four corners of the home, including the 50 foot evergreen in the front. Gigantic sleigh with reindeers and Santa's Workshop and a 20 foot tree in the backyard.

11592 Glenview Dr, Orland Park

November 23, 2023 - January 10, 2024 | 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Some of the vintage decorations that you can’t get anymore.

14635 Saddle Brook Ln, Homer Glen

December 1, 2023 - January 2, 2024 | Monday-Thursday 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday-Sunday 5:00pm - 10:30pm

Tune in to 95.3FM to enjoy this huge display synchronized to music.

Lit Lemont
13760 Kettering Pkwy, Lemont
Website | Facebook | Instagram

November 27, 2023 - January 1, 2024 | 4:00pm - 9:00pm

An all new Christmas Light show featuring Taylor Swift and a special Call of Duty Christmas Mix. Drive up and tune your radio to 91.3 FM and enjoy! This year they are collecting for a very special cause, they are raising funds for Gigi's Playhouse. Help them meet their goal for this fantastic organization. Please go to their website to donate. https://gofund.me/7922f906

13115 Sage Ct, Homer Glen

December 2, 2023 - December 29, 2023 | 5:00 - 10:00pm

Over 400 blowmolds.

17548 Jennifer Dr, Orland Park

November 24, 2023 - December 25, 2023 | 5:00pm - 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.

Lights on McCabe
17920 S McCabe Ln, Lockport

November 23, 2023 - December 31, 2023 | 5:00pm - 10:00pm

15k smart pixels that dance to music plus another 5k LEDs that complement the show!

Route for the Best Christmas Lights in Tinley Park (North)

The O'Connor Christmas Lights
7414 162nd Pl, Tinley Park

November 25, 2023 - January 2, 2024 | 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Check out this decked out front lawn! Also, all surfaces of the houses and roofs are covered with lights! Tune your car radio to 105.7 FM. There are 3 houses all light up and are are kindly accepting donations for “Together We Cope”. This house has also won the ABC7 Great Chicago Light Fight and is a Toys for Tots drop off location through December 8, 2023. All donations will be going to The Project Fire Buddies. A Non-Profit organization helping kids and their families who are battling critical illnesses.

Hirsch Christmas lights
7805 Nottingham Dr, Tinley Park
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November 24, 2023 - January 1, 2024 | Sunday-Thursday 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday-Saturday 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Get out of your car and enjoy the Christmas music, take selfies with their character blow ups on the driveway. They also have a mural with the year on it so you can come year after year and make memories that last.

Esposito Family Christmas Lights
16423 Parliament Ave, Tinley Park

December 1, 2023 - January 2, 2024 | 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Tune your radio station to 98.9FM. This display has interactive trains, synchronized face and trees to music, moving skyride, a ferris wheel, teddy bear wall, and letters to Santa through mid December.

Arches of Surrey
16409 Surrey Dr, Tinley Park

November 16, 2023 - December 27, 2023 | Monday-Thursday 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday-Saturday 5:00pm - 11:30pm

Come see the beautiful arches and dazzling driveway you won’t ever forget. Take pictures with family in the tunnel of bright and sparkly arches. This one is a must-see and will leave you breathless from start to finish and one you won’t forget!!

16612 Cherry Hill Ave, Tinley Park

November 23, 2023 - January 1, 2024 | 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Each year they add something new. Some nights the homeowners pass out candy canes… hopefully that’s your lucky evening!

Hanover Christmas Display
7702 Hanover Dr, Tinley Park

November 24, 2023 - December 31, 2023 | 4:30pm - 10:30pm

This award-winning display done entirely by a 17 year-old junior in high school features a life size sleigh with Santa and Jack Skellington for pictures, handmade decorations, mechanical doll window display, tunnel of lights, and dancing lights across the house.

16660 Patricia Ave, Tinley Park

November 25, 2023 - January 1, 2024 | 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Turn off 167th Street onto Patricia Avenue and roll down your windows to hear the Christmas music playing while you enjoy the lights. There are over 230 blow molds including old and new along with Disney and cartoon characters.

16045 84th Pl, Tinley Park

December 1, 2023 - December 31, 2023 | 4:00pm - 11:00pm

This display features your favorite Christmas movies, tons of inflatables and a completely illuminated lawn. This space is small but packed with lights and detail.

Route for the Best Christmas Lights in Tinley Park (South)

Coyne Christmas House
17037 Creekside Ave, Orland Hills

December 2, 2023 - January 6, 2024 | 5:00pm - 11:00pm

This display features over 150 vintage blow molds, a 20 foot Santa, and a new sidewalk arch with over 2500 lights on it.

8706 Kathleen Ln, Tinley Park

5:00pm – 10:30pm

From 2023: So many bright lights, this house lights up the whole block!

8719 Kathleen Ln, Tinley Park

Dusk - 11:00pm

From 2023: Lots of flashing lights and blowups. The display includes a large Santa plane with a flashing runway and a helicopter with a flashing helipad.

TP Christmas House
17321 Avon Ln, Tinley Park

November 27, 2023 - December 31, 2023 | 5:00pm - 10:00pm

You will want to park and get out of your car for this one! You are welcome to park at Prairie View Middle School. 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 brand new 17'x10' LED video wall!

8578 Ballard Ct, Tinley Park

November 24, 2023 - December 31, 2023 | 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Christmas is their favorite time of year and their display reflects that!

Kaminski Holiday Light Show
18033 Bettenhausen Dr, Tinley Park

December 3, 2023 - January 5, 2024 | Dusk - 10:30

All-new sky beams and over 10,000 LED lights with full color effects synchronized to music. Musical shows starting December 3, 2023. 15-20 minute audio-synchronized show with audio broadcast on 89.3 FM.

7231 174th Pl, Tinley Park

December 1, 2023 - January 6, 2024 | Sunday - Thursday 5:00pm - 10:00pm and Friday - Saturday 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Lights are choreographed to music! Tune to 100.1FM to enjoy from your car, or get out and enjoy the music from the outdoor speakers.

The Lights By The Lateks
7435 Ridgefield Ln, Tinley Park
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November 23, 2023 - January 7, 2024 | 5:00pm - 9:00pm

The Latek Boys present The Lights By The Lateks

Home for the Holiday Projections
23050 Granton Pl, Frankfort

November 24, 2023 - December 31, 2023 | 5:00pm - 10:00pm

The star of the show is 4 one-of-a-kind shows projected onto our home for 18 minutes of fun for the family featuring: - How the Grinch Stole Christmas - A Miser Brothers’ Christmas - Nightmare Before Christmas - A Charlie Brown Christmas with the Peanuts gang

Plainfield Area Route to See the Best Christmas Lights

Plainfield Christmas
12941 Greenfield Dr, Plainfield

November 24, 2023 - December 31, 2023 | 5pm - 10 pm

The lights are synchronized to music.

22654 Bass Lake Rd, Plainfield

November 25, 2023 - December 28, 2023 | 5:00pm - 11:00pm

About 25,000 lights. Their display is growing every year!

The Shreve Christmas Holiday Light Show
23337 W Grinton Dr, Plainfield

5:00pm – 12:00am

From 2023: The Shreve Christmas Holiday Light Show is a computerized light show that 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.

Chestnut Hill Lights
1907 Chestnut Hill Rd, Plainfield
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November 24, 2023 - January 7, 2024 | 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Almost 20,000 lights synced to music and fun.

6214 Ventura Dr, Plainfield

From 2023: 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 Ct, Plainfield

November 23, 2023 - January 1, 2024 | 5:30pm - 9:30pm

Tune to 87.9FM for this synchronized light show.

Best Christmas Lights Tour in the Southwest Suburbs of Chicago

The Groenewold’s Christmas Miracle
680 Sandpiper Dr, New Lenox

November 26, 2023 - January 1, 2024 | 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Enjoy everything from Santa on his Harley to Christmas minions hiding all over the lawn. Charley Brown and his friends along with snow men and Christmas trees are everywhere.

Flowers' Christmas
1194 Patriot Dr, New Lenox

December 3, 2023 - December 31, 2023 | 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Bob and Victoria Flowers decorate every year to spread some Christmas cheer!

213 Surf Dr, New Lenox

November 24, 2023 - January 14, 2024 | 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Lights are synchronized to music played through a speaker. This display is a mix of store bought and homemade decorations.

Lights on Clary Sage
22187 Clary Sage Dr, Frankfort

November 24, 2023 - January 2, 2024 | 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Animated light show to modern Christmas music!

Holiday House Projections
24361 Shawnee Ln, Manhattan
Website | Facebook | Instagram

December 8, 2023 - December 31, 2023 | 6:30pm - 10:00pm

This home features a full house 3D projected display, all created by computer. Audio is broadcast over the FM radio so you can enjoy the show form the warmth of your car. This year we will feature a Gingerbread House theme, "Rudolph", "The Polar Express" and "The Nightmare Before Christmas". There is also a full-size, North Pole mailbox for sending letters to Santa. This year they will also be collecting donations for SoQuiet.com, a 501(c3) charity providing advocacy, support, and research grants to help those suffering from the disorder Misophonia.

Classic Country Christmas
19425 W Mississippi St, Elwood

November 24, 2023 - January 6, 2024 | 5:00pm to 10:00pm

26 foot tall cross on west end of barn. 2 1/2 acres of beautiful classic country Christmas charm, static display. Peaceful, no blinking, no music, no distractions, just 2 1/2acres of display.

Ludemann Display
1614 Douglas St, Joliet

November 20, 2023 - December 28, 2023 | 4:45pm - 2:00am

Check out their countdown Santa and many displays in the yard!

Dancing Lights
1079 Chovan Dr, Joliet

December 1, 2023 - January 6, 2024 | 4:30pm - 10:00pm on weekdays and 4:30pm - 11:00pm on weekends

Tune to 88.9 FM to watch the lights and listen to the musical show!

Frozen fortress
532 Northgate Ln, Shorewood

November 14, 2023 - January 6, 2024 | 5:30pm - 12:00am

This display exquisite and clean with this husband and wife team enjoying blue and cool white! They hope to add a little more every year and bring smiles to everyone’s faces during the holidays.

Xmas Village 2023
906 Robin Hill Dr, Shorewood

November 24, 2023 - January 5, 2024 | 5:00pm - 11:00pm

If you love inflatables, you won't want to miss this display! They boast the most blowups anywhere.

Williams Winter Wonderland
1109 Butterfield Cir W, Shorewood

November 27, 2023 - January 13, 2024 | Dusk - 10:00pm

Williams Winter Wonderland is a static light display that has decked the halls from top to bottom. Lights adorn the house and yard making it a spectacular sight to see. Candy canes, grinches, and even a few Disney favorites mixed in!

Oakridge Court Display
26158 Oak Ridge Ct, Channahon

December 1, 2023 - January 1, 2024 | 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Lights, lasers and projectors synchronized to music on 106.9 FM. On the weekends and holidays they run the snow and fog machines. They also added a 3d holographic projector this year. The outdoor projectors will not be on in the rain.

The Trammel Family Christmas Light Show
116 Meadors Cir, Morris

November 23, 2023 - December 31, 2023 | 5:00pm - 10:00pm

The Trammel Family Lights Show is constantly changing their music! Stop by multiple times for all different music.I'm so excited they are back this year and better than ever!

Arlington Heights Area Route to See the Best Christmas Lights

Forest Estate Light Show
305 E Shady Dr, Palatine
Website | Facebook

November 18, 2023 - January 1, 2023 | 6pm-10pm

Holiday lights to music and more! Around 35,000 lights. Music is 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, Happily Ever After, We Don’t Talk about Bruno, Twinkly Lights – Bobs Burgers and Bluey. How cool! Some people have called us the "Disney House". Come and see for yourself.

Lights on Juniper
466 E Juniper Dr, Palatine

November 24, 2023 - January 1, 2024 | 4:30 to 10pm

The Light show is synced to music on 88.5FM it is about 30 minutes long, and has about 11 songs for this year. with 3 singing Trees and a 1200 pixel matrix.

Magic of Christmas
1426 Whispering Springs Cir, Palatine

November 24, 2023 - January 1, 2024 | Sunday-Thursday dusk - 9:00pm, Friday-Saturday dusk - 10:00pm

Everything you love about the holidays, including Santa, Mrs. Claus, and his hard working elves, along with there gingerbread boys and girls. A beautiful nativity is front and center of display. Come see Santa's lounge area on the front porch. Non-perishable food donations along with monetary donations are being accepted. They are also are collecting for St. Jude's Children Hospital. The QR code can be found on our donation bin lid. Lights dance to music!

Jahn Christmas
5 Ashford Ct, Buffalo Grove

November 23, 2023 - January 1, 2024 | 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Jahn Christmas features over 10,000 synchronized lights dancing to songs from The Polar Express, Tran-Siberian Orchestra, Pentatonix, and more! Tune to 94.5FM.

FioRito Family Christmas
111 S I Oka Ave, Mount Prospect

November 24, 2023 - January 2, 2024 | 5:00pm - 11:00pm

The FioRito family have been decorating for over 30 years. A virtual Santa can been seen in a upstairs window. An animated Santa in his chair on the patio. See the polar bear and snowman sliding down the sloped roof. Archways with candy canes line the walk. Figures from The Island of Misfit Toys, Reindeer taking off from a runway and so much more.

Best Christmas Lights Tour for the Far North Suburbs

Lights on Chantilly
5515 Chantilly Cir, Lake in the Hills

November 25, 2023 - December 25, 2023 | 5:00pm – 11:00pm

The Strathmann Family presents “Lights on Chantilly”. They operate from the November 25, 2022 through the New Year. 50,000 lights choreographed to music playing 7 songs.

Evans Family Christmas Lights
151 Annandale Dr, Lake in the Hills

November 25, 2023 - January 6, 2024 | 4:30pm - 11:00pm

Their two 25 foot walk through arches are a big hit. One is full color and the other is candy cane colors in the candy can area. There is a LED Tree farm in the front. You can grab a candy cane before heading in the arches. Some awards their house has won are: 2021 Lake in the Hills Rookie of the Year 2022 Lake in the Hills Best Themed Display and runner up to best over all

Lights On Rockville
244 Rockville Ln, Gilberts
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November 23, 2023 - December 31, 2023 | Sunday-Thursday 4:30pm - 8:30pm, Friday - Saturday 4:30pm - 10:30pm

Lights On Rockville is not only this house, but 6 homes in a row, lighting up the entire street to dance to music! With matching parkway tress and sidewalk arches to walk through, this makes for a great family event, that costs nothing to enjoy. Walk through the arches or enjoy the lights show from the comfort of your car. Tune to 90.3FM and listen to their lights! 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. Please see Facebook page for updates on Lights on Rockville. Weather permitting.

Lights on Woodside
2403 Woodside Dr, Carpentersville

December 2, 2023 - December 31, 2023 | 5:30pm – 9:00pm

The display features 11,000 LED pixels and a 30-minute long show, complete with brief humorous skits in-between songs.

The Gaslight Light Show
1115 Gaslight Dr, Algonquin
Website | Facebook

November 10, 2023 - January 7, 2024 | 4:00pm - 10:00pm

This year the website includes a Mobile feature Juke-Box to 'select/queue' songs you would like to play next. Each selected song queues after the previous selections (like a Jukebox) and once the queue is empty it continues playing the original order. Come back and play your favorites or enjoy new songs each visit!

Gandor Family Light Show
237 Mark Ln, Lake Zurich
Website | Facebook

October 18, 2023 - January 6, 2024 | Sunset - 10:00pm

Synchronized music and lights. Every night from sunset until 10:00pm. Drive up, tune to 88.7 FM, and enjoy the free show. Runs late October through first weekend in January.

Once Upon a Christmas Light Show
118 Gala Dr, Mundelein

December 1, 2023 - December 31, 2023 | 5:00 - 9:00pm

We love showcasing all the classic Christmas songs as well as some fun pop songs!

The Villegas Christmas Lights
164 Cherry Ln, 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.

Old School decorations
42540 N Kenosha Rd, Zion

November 27, 2023 - January 14, 2024 | 5:00pm - 12:00pm

This old schoolhouse that has been nicely converted into a home. Every year, for the past 10 years, they’ve put up a big display and it gets bigger every year. You will find a life-size Santa Claus and his reindeer and multiple other light up trees and decorations.

➡️ Want to submit your house for consideration? Please fill out this quick form and Nicole at team@mykidlist.com will follow up with you. We will be accepting submissions through December 10, 2023.

Looking for more holiday or winter fun? You’ll want to check out our Winter Activities Guide and Holiday Fun Guide!

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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.

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

    • 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!

  • 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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