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Teddy Bear Tea – SOLD OUT

Rialto Square Theatre 102 N Chicago St, Joliet

The Rialto Square Theatre holiday tradition continues. Young and old alike will enjoy this family tradition featuring a delicious brunch buffet and family fun complete with a special appearance by...

$19.50 – $22.50
Event Series Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides

Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides

Downtown Long Grove 308 Old McHenry Road, Long Grove

Carriage rides are one of our most beloved activities during our Vintage Holidays season. Passengers are invited to sit back and take in the nostalgia of our historic downtown as...


Walk Off That Turkey

Sand Ridge Nature Center 15891 S Paxton Ave, South Holland

Rustle through the fallen leaves on a guided 1-mile fitness walk.


Ornaments for the Wilder Park Tree

Elmhurst Public Library 125 S. Prospect Ave., Elmhurst

Make two ornaments, one to add to the Library's holiday tree in Wilder Park, and one to take home! Drop-in. No registration required.


Annual Turkey Trot Hike

Trailside Museum of Natural History 738 Thatcher Ave, River Forest

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED Walk off that extra helping of turkey and stuffing on this annual post-holiday hike.


Holiday Walk

Glen Ellyn Public Library 400 Duane Street, Glen Ellyn

Before you head downtown for the Glen Ellyn Holiday Walk and tree lighting, come to the library! Enjoy performances by Music Institute of Chicago Virtuoso Strings, Bellas Artes School of...


All-Ages Game Day

Barrington Area Library 505 N Northwest Highway, Barrington

Bring yourself, your kids, grandkids, cousins, grandparents, friends, or neighbors to play a few rounds of various all-ages games. We'll have coaches on hand to teach you any that are...

Event Series Family Movie Afternoon

Family Movie Afternoon

Wheaton Public Library 225 N Cross Street, Wheaton

Drop-in; no registration required. Since you're off of school, enjoy a movie at the library! Feel free to bring drinks and snacks. We'll have some candy for all to enjoy.


Storytime with the Gingerbread Librarians

Downers Grove Public Library 1050 Curtiss Street, Downers Grove

Run, run as fast as you can, to hear some stories about the Gingerbread Man! Doors open for storytime at 3:15 p.m. Immediately following storytime, head to the Village Tree...


Holiday Tree Lighting

Village Green (Elk Grove Village) 901 Wellington, Elk Grove Village

Welcome the Holiday Season at our annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony! The annual Holiday Tee Lighting Ceremony welcomes the winter holiday season. This annual event has been kicking-off Elk Grove...


Black Friday Night Market

Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro 3905 N Lincoln Avenue, Chicago

The Black Friday Night Market will be held on Friday November 24 from 4:00 to 9:00 at Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro, 3905 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago.  The Market will feature...

Tree Lighting Ceremony

Downtown Downers Grove 933A Curtiss Street, Downers Grove

Join friends, family and neighbors at the Main Street Train Station to kick-off the holiday season. Mayor Barnett will lead the count down to the tree lighting, along with music...


Holiday Tree Lighting

North School Park (Arlington Heights) N Evergreen Ave and E Eastman St, Arlington Heights

Kick off the holiday season with the Arlington Heights Park District and the Village of Arlington Heights Special Events Commission at our annual tree lighting ceremony! Enjoy holiday-inspired music and...

Event Series Holiday Homecoming

Holiday Homecoming

Downtown St. Charles IL

St. Charles Holiday Homecoming is one of the Midwest's most spectacular holiday events. Come to the most magical celebration to kick off your holiday season with the Lighting of the...


Holiday Walk

Downtown Glen Ellyn Main Street & Crescent Boulevard, Glen Ellyn

Celebrate the holiday season as downtown Glen Ellyn Comes alive with twinkling lights, decorated storefront windows, the sounds of Christmas, and Santa lighting the Christmas Tree. 5:00pm - Gathering around...


Wheaton Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting

Downtown Wheaton South Main Street & West Liberty Drive, Wheaton

The tradition continues; join us for the annual Wheaton Christmas Parade for a magical evening of lights, music, and community Downtown Wheaton. The parade will travel from Wheaton Avenue at...


Tree Lighting Ceremony

Al Larson Prairie Center for the Arts 201 Schaumburg Court, Schaumburg

The public is invited to attend Schaumburg’s annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, Nov. 24 that will include caroling and a visit from Santa Claus. The evening’s activities will begin...


Park Ridge Winterfest

Park Ridge City Hall 505 Butler Place, Park Ridge

Trolley between Uptown & South Park Luminaries lighting Prospect & Courtland Enjoy carolers and holiday music Visit Santa Claus at City Hall Tree lighting in Hodges Park For information on...

Live Nativity

First Presbyterian Church (Glen Ellyn) 550 North Main Street, Glen Ellyn

Just steps from the downtown tree lighting … Capture the wonder of the season at the First Pres Live Nativity. Live animals including a llama, sheep and ducks complete the...


Holiday Parade of Lights

Downtown Naperville 55 South Main Street, Naperville

The Rotary Club of Naperville, in partnership with the Downtown Naperville Alliance, presented by IntentGen Financial Partners, will hold the annual Holiday Parade of Lights through Downtown Naperville on Friday,...


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