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
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

photo courtesy of the Slanker family

371 Canyon Trail, Carol Stream
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.

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La Grange Lights

photo courtesy of the Hayes family

606 Homestead Road, La Grange
Pretty white lights on bushes to admire. Thanks, Hayes family!

Roselle Lights

344 S. Prospect Street, Roselle
This house has decorated their porch with lights and artwork.

Courtesy of Facebook

Corner of Logan and Arthur, Roselle
This local family is reminding neighbors to “be SMART and make SMART choices”.

Tinley Park Lights Display

photo courtesy of the Christ family

7231 174th Place, Tinley Park
The Christ family has added their display with MUSIC for neighbors to check out!

8578 Ballard Court, Tinley Park
The Amato family changes their yard display for each holiday. Check out their Easter one up now!

Wheaton Abominable Snowman

1606 Taft Avenue, Wheaton
The Amen family put up their giant abominable snowman!

Woodridge Lights

video courtesy of the Oldham family

2516 Mitchell Drive, Woodridge
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

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Rachel Matuch
Rachel is a mom to two boys (ages 2 and 4) who "certainly has her hands full," as strangers in grocery stores tell her. She's doing her best to keep up and get comfortable with the mud pies and tree-climbing her kids love. In addition to writing and editing, Rachel frequently pillages the Naperville library, plays nerdy board games with her husband, and collapses into a tired heap at 8:30 p.m.

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