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Bright Lights. Magical Nights. Holiday Magic. Now in our 38th year, visit Chicagoland’s largest and longest-running lights festival with over a million twinkling LED lights, a 41 foot tall talking tree, skating rink, ice carvers, larger than life LED animal sculptures, Zoo Chats, and much more! Read our Insider's Guide with tips and features of this holiday tradition: https://mykidlist.com/holiday-magic-brookfield-zoo/Find out more »
Programming and entertainment to include: Holiday Show at the Museum Visit the Museum throughout the Festival of Lights for a seasonal holiday show. Kid crafts, Elf on the Shelf and complimentary refreshments are part of every holiday Museum experience. Museum Hours (Dec. 6 – Dec. 29) Thursdays: 6-8:30PM Fridays-Saturdays: 6-9PM Sundays: 1-4PM Additional entertainment to include: Horse-drawn carriage rides Holiday Crafts Train Ride Holiday EntertainmentFind out more »
Christmas On The Farm – December 8th & 15th. Times are from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Admission: $4.00/person, Children under 2 are free (Sorry No Credit or Debit Cards Accepted). There will be crafts and goodies for the kids, a story teller, chestnut roasting, cookie icing and Santa Claus will be there too! A great time for the entire family. Come on out and enjoy an old fashioned Christmas on the farm!Find out more »
See trees in a different light at Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum. Be surrounded by color as you walk a one-mile paved path amid interactive lighting effects that highlight the beauty of trees in winter. Enjoy seasonal music, marvel at ever-changing, captivating lighting designs, and warm up by a crackling fire with a cozy drink or roast marshmallows for s’mores. In this unparalleled spectacle of color, light, and sound, you will be awed and delighted to see returning favorites and…Find out more »
The most wonderful time of the year deserves the most wonderful event of the year. For that, we invite you to join us in celebrating 25 years of ZooLights at Lincoln Park Zoo. This one-of-a-kind, festive holiday experience offers a free, merry, family-oriented celebration of joy right in the heart of the city. ZooLights features hundreds of luminous displays and incredible seasonal activities, all under the glow of 2.5 million lights. We ensure that it will be the hap, hap, happiest…Find out more »
Sun. Nov. 17 - Dec. 31 250,000 LED lights twinkle, sparkle and dance to more than 20 different Holiday songs. The show will play nightly on the hour 5,6,7,8,9 pm The last show will be on Dec. 31st. The 60 ft tree sits in the round-a-bout in the middle of the shopping mall.Find out more »
One of the largest free outdoor drive-through holiday light displays in Northern Illinois, the Aurora Festival of Lights, returns for its 13th year in 2019 with even more dazzling displays that will delight both adults and children. Presented in partnership between the Rotary Club of Aurora and the City of Aurora, this signature winter event is a drive through of more than one mile of spectacular lighted displays at Phillips Park, 1000 Ray Moses Drive, Aurora, IL 60505. We have…Find out more »
Join Lombard Park District’s annual lighting celebration in Lilacia Park! Charming holiday displays light up Lilacia Park with a magical array of animated light shows, decorated trees, a gingerbread house, and much more. Youngsters can visit with Santa Claus, enjoy a spectacular show with complimentary hot cocoa and cookies, and visit with holiday characters. Saturday, December 7 | 5:30 pm Lilacia Park Lighting Ceremony/Jingle Bell Jubilee Sunday, December 8 | 6:00 - 8:00 pm Free visits with Santa, and a…Find out more »
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