Suburban Chicagoans Putting Their Christmas Lights Back Up to Spread Joy

Our local neighbors in the Chicago suburbs are putting their Christmas lights back up to spread hope and joy during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are out on an essential grocery run or in the area, add a little joy to your day and drive by these local houses! Our community’s health and safety is most important to remember during this quarantine. Please stay inside your vehicles as you drive by.

Inspired? Please e-mail us at to be added to the list!

Chicago Suburban Homes with Lights Displays During the Coronavirus Shutdown

Batavia Musical Light Display

Didn’t get much done outside due to the snow, but working on 5th song of the medley. 2 minutes down, 10 to go. Hope to have show up and running by end of next week.Sneak peek:

Posted by Lights on Ekman on Sunday, March 22, 2020

900 block of Ekman Drive
Batavia, IL

This giant display will be ready for viewing April 4th thanks to the Foy family and their Lights on Ekman. You can read more about their lights display on the Aurora Beacon-News, a branch of the Chicago Tribune.

Carol Stream Easter Display

371 Canyon Trail
Carol Stream, IL 60188

This cute Easter display with static lights is up thanks to the Slanker family, who are famous in Chicagoland for their Halloween and Christmas light displays.

La Grange Lights

606 Homestead Road
La Grange, IL 60526

Pretty white lights on bushes to admire. Thanks, Hayes family!

Roselle Lights

344 S. Prospect Street
Roselle, IL 60172

This house has decorated their porch with lights and artwork.

Wheaton Abominable Snowman

1606 Taft Avenue
Wheaton, IL 60189

The Amen family put up their giant abominable snowman!

Woodridge Lights

2516 Mitchell Drive
Woodridge, IL 60517

The Oldham family is displaying “HOPE” and their nativity scene. Check out the video! 

If you or your neighbors are inspired by these local families and decide to put up your lights displays, please e-mail us to be added to the list at

About the Author

Rachel Matuch
Rachel is a writer and mom of two boys who lives in Woodridge. She recently moved from Downers Grove and grew up in Naperville, but she and her husband have been discovering new things to do now that they’ve got a toddler and baby in tow. Rachel loves cooking, playing board games, and regularly raiding the Woodridge library. She also volunteers with teens at Four Corners Community Church, which makes her feel like an old geezer.

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