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Lights of Lisle Festival

December 2, 2017

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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until December 3, 2017


Pre-K through 5th Grade Coloring Contest
Winners will receive a prize and ride in the Santa Parade on the Holiday Trolley.
Entries must be returned to Village Hall or the Lisle Chamber offices by 5 PM, Monday, November 27.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Noon-8:00 PMMerry on Main – Enjoy treats, specials and holiday cheer from downtown businesses.

3:00-8:00 PMOnce Upon a Christmas – Celebrate with the Lisle Park District and Heritage Society at The Museums at Lisle Station Park. Activities include brick-oven baking, holiday wagon rides, blacksmithing, model railroad trains, crafts, music and more. After the parade, Santa remains at the Depot until 8:00 PM.

3:00-5:00 PMVilla St. Benedict’s, “Let Your Love Shine On” – Enjoy the memorial luminary illumination display at the Villa St. Benedict Campus, 1920 Maple Avenue.

3:00-8:00 PMHoliday Market & Food Trucks – Purchase items from food truck vendors. Comfortably dine and shop for unique holiday gifts and festive crafts in a heated tent.

4:30 PMSanta Light Parade – Greet Santa as he arrives downtown accompanied by the Lisle Junior High School Band amid twinkling lights. Parade participants are encouraged to “light up” their entry. The parade travels south on Main Street from Ogden Avenue, along Burlington Avenue to Village Hall and then Santa continues to The Museums at Lisle Station Park to visit with children.

3:30-6:00 PMLive Holiday Entertainment – Enjoy performances in the Lisle Village Hall Board Room by Paryl Music Studio and the St. Joan of Arc Elementary Choir.

5:00-6:00 PMIce Carving Demonstration – See ice transform into a beautiful sculpture at The Museums at Lisle Station Park.

5:00-7:00 PMHoliday Trolley – Travel through Downtown Lisle to view the festive shops and decorations and PrairieWalk Pond to view the luminarias. Be awed as thousands of luminarias line Downtown Lisle/PrairieWalk Pond.

6:00 PMTree Lighting Ceremony – Kick off the holiday season with the lighting of the Village Hall tree. Caroling and music will follow in the Board Room performed by the Lisle Community Band. Enjoy cookies and hot chocolate in the Village Hall lobby served by Lisle Infant Welfare League volunteers.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

9:45 AM and 1:45 PM – Lisle Santa Train – Join Santa and costumed characters for a 75-minute holiday train ride to Chicago and back to Lisle. Advance tickets required; call (630) 769-1000.

11:00 AM-4:00 PMOnce Upon a Christmas – Ride a holiday wagon from the Lisle Santa Train to The Museums at Lisle Station Park to celebrate the holidays with museum tours, blacksmithing, pie baking, crafts and a gift shop. Join Stephanie Boesso for a piano recital and sing-along at 1:30 PM. Meet Santa at the historic Lisle Depot and visit with live reindeers.

For more information call the Lisle Convention & Visitors Bureau
630-769-1000/800-733-9811 or visit


December 2, 2017
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