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Event Series Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland

Wonder Works Children's Museum 6445 West North Avenue, Oak Park

From December 7th to 11th, Wonder Works will transform into a Winter Wonderland. Two special friends will be available for hugs and pictures: the Winter Princess and Ursa the Wonder...

Included in general admission
Event Series Santa Photos

Santa Photos

Geneva Commons 602 Commons Drive, Geneva

Meet Santa Claus & Get a Free Toy*! Make lasting holiday memories! Santa’s waiting to say hello and ho ho ho! Bring your little ones for a visit, a photo,...

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...

Event Series Sundays with Santa

Sundays with Santa

Batavia Boardwalk Shops 114 E. Wilson Street, Batavia

Running November 26 - December 17.    For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Places to See Santa.

Event Series Christmas in the Valley

Christmas in the Valley

Volkening Heritage Farm 201 S. Plum Grove Road, Schaumburg

Experience an 1880s holiday season in Schaumburg, when Victorian decorations and traditional German foods filled the home with light and warmth, while family members prepared special handmade gifts to share....


Paper Bag Fairy Houses

St. Charles Public Library 1 S. 6th Street, St. Charles

Stop by with your family to create light up paper bag houses, perfect for fairies or other small creatures! Supplies are limited to 50 participants.


Jolly Jingle Fest

Poplar Creek Public Library 1405 S. Park Avenue, Streamwood

Join us for a fun and family-friendly winter celebration! There will be games for kids, prizes, photo ops, food/drinks (for purchase from My Cocina food truck), and even a visit...

Event Series A Night in Bethlehem

A Night in Bethlehem

Lifespring Church 14735 Wood Farm Road, Plainfield

~Petting Zoo ~ Bethlehem Marketplace ~ Live Nativity ~ Hands-on Activities   For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Churches with a Live Nativity.

$10 – $12
Event Series Santa’s House

Santa’s House

Downtown St. Charles IL

Santa has returned to the North Pole to get his sleigh ready for Christmas Day, but don't worry! He'll be back next year from November 25th through December 23rd. He...


Chanukah at Candycopia

Candycopia 717 Lake Street, Oak Park

In partnership with Temple Har Zion, join us in celebrating Chanukah with candle lighting, a Chanukah story, and of course, some candy!   For information on more events like this,...


Night in Bethelem and Live Nativity

St. Mary of Vernon Catholic Church 236 US-45, Indian Creek

All Are Welcome! Free Family Event! You will be able to visit the interactive town of Bethlehem. In Bethlehem, you will be able to taste foods from the time period...


Live Nativity

The Compass Church 1551 Hobson Road, Naperville

Join us at The Compass Church Naperville Campus and experience the joy and wonder of the true Christmas story. Your family will be guided through five scenes with recorded narration,...


Drive Through Christmas Nativity

Immanuel Lutheran Church (Batavia) 950 Hart Road, Batavia

Add Immanuel to your holiday lights and sights list. Stop by the parking lot to drive through our nativity scenes featuring live actors and hear the true story of the...

Event Series Christmas in the Commons

Christmas in the Commons

Village of New Lenox 1 Veterans Pkwy, New Lenox

The Village of New Lenox is continuing its Christmas in the Commons tradition with another year of lights and holiday festivities in the Village Commons. Christmas in the Commons will...


Caroling Campfire

Hidden Oaks Nature Center (Bolingbrook) 419 Trout Farm Road, Bolingbrook

REGISTER BY THE FRIDAY BEFORE. Do you hear those bells jingling and ring ting tingling too? Come on, it's lovely weather for a cozy campfire with you! Bring the family...


Annual Menorah Lighting with Chabad Lincoln Park

NEWCITY 1457 North Halsted Street, Chicago

Celebrate Hanukkah at NEWCITY! Menorah Lighting | DJ Ken's Disco Party | Arts & Crafts | Jelly Donuts & Latkes | Adult Beverages Join us for a dazzling celebration of...

Event Series Pet Photos with Santa

Pet Photos with Santa

Woodfield Mall 5 Woodfield Mall, Schaumburg

Bring your pets to pose with Santa! Your pets are part of the family too, so don't miss this fun opportnity for then to see Santa too! November 19th from...

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