Family-Friendly Weekend Events in the Western Suburbs: December 15-17

We have the scoop on what is going on in your area! Read the weekend highlights, then peruse this amazing list of family-friendly weekend events in the western suburbs of Chicago, get the details on those that interest you, and plan some fun days with your kids this weekend.

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We love local businesses, libraries, park districts, villages, and organizations- they plan great events for all of us to enjoy. If you are hosting an event or know of an event that should be on our list, click here to submit it to the Kidlist calendar!

Family-Friendly Weekend Events

All of the event titles, dates, times, and towns are listed. If you would like more information, simply click on the the event title. Please note that the weekend events list does not show events in the past.

Highlights

There are an incredible number of local events this weekend! So you definitely need to scroll through and plan some family fun, but we also wanted to make you a little list of discounts through Groupon that you can receive for some of the major holiday attractions through the following affiliate links:

You can also get heavily discounted tickets to shows, like Elf The Musical at Paramount Theatre and Nutcracker performances, as well as attractions such as Santa’s Village and non-holiday fun on the Kidlist Half-Price Tickets page.

Friday

Santa Photos (Lombard)
December 15, 2017
Festival of Lights and Tree Sales (Wheaton)
December 15, 2017, 9:00am - 9:00pm
Christmas on the Farm House Tour (West Chicago)
December 15, 2017, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Outdoor Ice Skating (Oak Brook)
December 15, 2017, 10:00am - 9:00pm
Recess at the Library (Downers Grove)
December 15, 2017, 10:00am - 11:30am
Holiday Market (Oak Brook)
December 15, 2017, 12:00pm - 9:00pm
Santa House (Naperville)
December 15, 2017, 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Life by Lamplight House Tour (West Chicago)
December 15, 2017, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Naper Lights (Naperville)
December 15, 2017, 4:30pm - 9:00pm
Illumination: Tree Lights (Lisle)
December 15, 2017, 4:30pm - 8:30pm
Drop Off and Play (Naperville)
December 15, 2017, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Holiday Express (Aurora)
December 15, 2017, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Pizza with Santa (Wheaton)
December 15, 2017, 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Saturday

Santa Photos (Lombard)
December 16, 2017
Festival of Lights and Tree Sales (Wheaton)
December 16, 2017, 9:00am - 9:00pm
Breakfast with Santa (Lisle)
December 16, 2017, 9:00am - 10:30am
Breakfast with Santa (Hinsdale)
December 16, 2017, 9:00am - 10:15am
Macys Breakfast with Santa Oak Brook (Oak Brook)
December 16, 2017, 9:00am - 11:00am
Santas Breakfast (Naperville)
December 16, 2017, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Holiday Magic (Brookfield)
December 16, 2017, 10:00am - 9:00pm
Christmas on the Farm House Tour (West Chicago)
December 16, 2017, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Animal Tracking (Glen Ellyn)
December 16, 2017, 10:00am - 11:30am
Outdoor Ice Skating (Oak Brook)
December 16, 2017, 10:00am - 9:00pm
Holiday Market (Oak Brook)
December 16, 2017, 10:00am - 9:00pm
Holly Trolley (Elmhurst)
December 16, 2017, 10:00am - 10:00pm
Santas Secret Workshop (Hinsdale)
December 16, 2017, 10:15am - 11:00am
Breakfast with Santa (Lombard)
December 16, 2017, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Nature Discovery Days (Naperville)
December 16, 2017, 10:30am - 2:30pm
Legomania (Brookfield)
December 16, 2017, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Snowshoe Hike (Warrenville)
December 16, 2017, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Sleigh Rides Ice Sculptures and Santa (Villa Park)
December 16, 2017, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Sleigh Rides and Ice Sculptures (Villa Park)
December 16, 2017, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Santa House (Naperville)
December 16, 2017, 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Fiddleheads (Chicago)
December 16, 2017, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Swimming with Santa (Bolingbrook)
December 16, 2017, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Family Holiday Party (Elmhurst)
December 16, 2017, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Visits with Santa (Downers Grove)
December 16, 2017, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Visits with Santa (Downers Grove)
December 16, 2017, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Holiday Express (Aurora)
December 16, 2017, 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Guided STEM Time (Downers Grove)
December 16, 2017, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Snow Much Fun Night (Westmont)
December 16, 2017, 3:00pm - 7:30pm
Life by Lamplight House Tour (West Chicago)
December 16, 2017, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Hometown Holiday Block Party (Elmhurst)
December 16, 2017, 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Naper Lights (Naperville)
December 16, 2017, 4:30pm - 9:00pm
Illumination: Tree Lights (Lisle)
December 16, 2017, 4:30pm - 8:30pm
Holiday Lights at Lilacia Park (Lombard)
December 16, 2017, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Christmas in Elmhurst (Elmhurst )
December 16, 2017, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Sunday

Santa Photos (Lombard)
December 17, 2017
Festival of Lights and Tree Sales (Wheaton)
December 17, 2017, 9:00am - 9:00pm
Breakfast with Santa (Lisle)
December 17, 2017, 9:00am - 10:30am
Macys Breakfast with Santa Oak Brook (Oak Brook)
December 17, 2017, 9:00am - 11:00am
Brunch with Santa (Lisle)
December 17, 2017, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Holiday Magic (Brookfield)
December 17, 2017, 10:00am - 9:00pm
Christmas on the Farm House Tour (West Chicago)
December 17, 2017, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Brunch with Santa (Oak Brook)
December 17, 2017, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Outdoor Ice Skating (Oak Brook)
December 17, 2017, 11:00am - 6:00pm
Holiday Market (Oak Brook)
December 17, 2017, 11:00am - 6:00pm
Santa House (Naperville)
December 17, 2017, 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Lunch with the Grinch (Oak Park)
December 17, 2017, 12:00pm - 3:30pm
Fiddleheads (Chicago)
December 17, 2017, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
The Candy Cane Train (Western Springs)
December 17, 2017, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Visits with Santa (Downers Grove)
December 17, 2017, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Visits with Santa (Downers Grove)
December 17, 2017, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Life by Lamplight House Tour (West Chicago)
December 17, 2017, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Naper Lights (Naperville)
December 17, 2017, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Illumination: Tree Lights (Lisle)
December 17, 2017, 4:30pm - 8:30pm
Holiday Express (Aurora)
December 17, 2017, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Holiday Lights at Lilacia Park (Lombard)
December 17, 2017, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Santas Bedtime Stories (Woodridge)
December 17, 2017, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Christmas in Elmhurst (Elmhurst )
December 17, 2017, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

 

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About the Author

Annie Tandy

Annie loves making great memories with her kids and started Kidlist so she can help others do the same! Besides finding fun and exciting things to do, Annie, her husband, and their kids enjoy caring for their chickens and hanging out with them in the backyard. Click here to read about Annie’s chickens and see pictures! She also finds joy in gardening, home improvement projects, knitting, soap making, and painting along with being active in her community, church, and as a board member of the Western Springs Business Association. Click here to follow Annie on Instagram.

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