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December 2018

Illumination Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum

December 16
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until January 1, 2019

The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois 53
Lisle, IL 60532 United States
Special Pricing

See trees in a different light. Our interactive experience filled with dazzling projections, trees that respond to your touch and voice, and vivid, electric colors throughout. November 16, 2018 - January 1, 2019

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Holiday Magic

December 16
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until December 30, 2018

One event on December 26, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on December 27, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on December 28, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on December 31, 2018 at 12:00am

Brookfield Zoo, 8400 West 31st Street
Brookfield, IL 60513 United States
included in admission

Location: Zoowide Holiday Magic.  Bright Lights.  Magical Nights.  Now in our 37th year, visit Chicagoland’s Largest and Longest Running Lights Festival!  

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Pictures with Santa at Santa’s Workshop

December 16
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until December 23, 2018

Oakbrook Center, 100 Oakbrook Center
Oak Brook, IL 60523 United States

Taking photos with Santa is the perfect way to create lasting memories for the holidays. Get into the festive spirit by making a trip to visit the big guy at Oakbrook Center! The kids will love having the chance to tell Santa Claus what’s on their wish list; plus, your pictures will make for excellent holiday cards! Skip the line by making reservations to see Santa. Reserve Monday – Wednesday through December 5 and save $5 on your photo package.…

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Naughty or Nice? at Santa’s Workshop

December 16
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until December 24, 2018

Oakbrook Center, 100 Oakbrook Center
Oak Brook, IL 60523 United States
Free

Your child can find out if they are on Santa’s Naughty or Nice list—with a little help from you. Add them to the Naughty or Nice list and give Santa special details about them, including their favorite sport, pet’s name, etc. Visit Oakbrook Center as much as you’d like and use the list to motivate your children to stay on Santa’s Nice list.

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Santa House

December 16
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until December 23, 2018

Naperville Riverwalk, 175 W Jackson
Naperville, IL 60540

Take a magical trip to visit Santa on the Naperville Riverwalk at Jackson Avenue and Webster Street. Admission is free. Photos can be purchased for $8 each or two for $15. Don't miss this unique opportunity to visit Santa this year! Visit https://www.napervilleparks.org/santahouse for hours each day.

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Santas Wonderland

December 16
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until December 24, 2018

Bass Pro Shops, 709 Janes Avenue
Bolingbrook, IL 60440 United States
Free

Free games and activities Nov 11-Dec 1 Weekdays Free Photo with Santa 5-8pm free craft 5-7pm Sat Free Photo with Santa 10-8pm free craft Noon-5pm Sun Free Photo with Santa and free craft Noon - 5 PM Nov 22 Free Photo with Santa 10-5pm free craft 3-5pm Nov 23 Free Photo with Santa 10-8 free craft 5-7pm Dec 2-23 Weekdays Free Photo with Santa 10-8pm free craft 5-7pm Sat Free Photo with Santa 10-8pm free craft Noon - 5pm Sun Free…

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Santa House on the Riverwalk

December 16
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until December 23, 2018

Downtown Naperville, 55 South Main Street
Naperville, IL 60540 United States
$8 – $15

Take a magical trip to visit Santa on the Naperville Riverwalk at Jackson Avenue and Webster Street. Admission is free. Photos can be purchased for $8 each or two for $15. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to visit Santa this year! Click website for the schedule and hours! HO! HO! HO!

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Photos with Santa

December 16
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until December 24, 2018

Yorktown Center, 203 Yorktown Center
Lombard, IL 60148 United States

Center Court Santa is available for photos during all shopping center hours.

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