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Living Wheaton Christmas Festival

November 30

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Saturday, repeating until December 21, 2019

There is so much fun planned for this holiday season in Downtown Wheaton! Come for the traditional favorites and stay for some new fun. From the parade to the tree lighting to the Christmas Festival weekends and the return of the G’Living Wheaton Tree, Wheaton will be the “it” destination this holiday season. Join the celebration and enjoy the following:

Christmas Festival Weekends
Saturdays, November 30 – December 21
G’Living Wheaton Tree
November 1 – December 14
Be sure to purchase your raffle tickets from November 1 through December 14 and join us at Martin Memorial Plaza on December 14 at 3pm for the drawing and announcement of the raffle winner! Tickets are $5 for 1 and $20 for 5. New this year are the wreaths valued at $100 each AND the winner does NOT need to be present to win. So, there are more chances to win and more prizes to win!
Letters to Santa Mailbox
November 30 – December 21
Write a letter to Santa ensuring you include your wish list and Santa’s elves will make sure it gets to Santa. Kids will receive a personalized note from Santa at no cost. No postage necessary; but remember to include your return address!
Horse-drawn Carriage Rides
Saturdays, November 30 – December 21
Bring the whole family out for a nostalgic horse-drawn carriage ride through Downtown Wheaton!
Cookie Decorating
Saturdays, November 30 – December 21
Free cookies and decorating supplies will be available for kids to have fun creating their own unique sweet treat. Enjoy the treat at the festival or take it home for later.
The Merry Elf
Saturdays, November 30 – December 21
Follow us @DowntownWheaton on social media for the code word each Saturday. Find the Elf in Downtown Wheaton and share the code word and you could win!
Roaming Entertainment
Saturdays, November 30 – December 21
Enjoy music, carolers and other entertainment as you shop and enjoy the festivities throughout Downtown Wheaton this holiday season.
Santa’s Reindeer Visit
Saturday, November 30
Visit and take pictures with Santa’s very own reindeer. Be sure to get your Magic Reindeer Food to sprinkle at your home on Christmas Eve so the reindeer know to stop.
Ice Carving Demonstration
Saturday, December 7
Enjoy a live ice carving demonstration and see how those beautiful sculptures are created.


Downtown Wheaton
South Main Street & West Liberty Drive
Wheaton, IL 60187 United States
(630) 260-2000

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