Kick-off the holiday shopping season and shop local.
The streets of Downtown Highland Park are transformed into a winter
wonderland, with 'real' snow, live reindeer, horse drawn sleigh
rides, holiday dancers, singers and performers, s'more making in
the great outdoors, food and drink, and more.
Enjoy music, hot chocolate, a bonfire and visits from winter
characters while waiting for the arrival of Santa. Downtown
Homewood businesses offer specials all night with musical trolley
rides around town and Independence Park transforms into a winter
Model trains will wind their way through a miniature village set
in a field of poinsettias. The village is made entirely of natural
materials and features a variety of Chicago-style homes and famous
buildings such as the neighborhood bungalow, Chicago Theatre and
Chicago Water Tower Place. Nov. 26-Jan. 8.
Exhibit includes numerous artifacts, photographs and other
documentary items that tell the story of Chicago's iconic candy
makers, including Snickers, Lemonheads, Butterfingers
and Cracker Jack.
Includes Gingerbread Story-time, Tree Lighting Ceremony,
Gingerbread Man Hunt, Gingerbread House Contest, visits with Santa
in his Gingerbread House, Small Business Saturday, Gingerbread Boy
and Girl perusing town, and Complimentary Carriage Rides. For more
information, visit www.downtowndg.org or call (630) 725-0991.
Build a snowman out of biodegradable and natural items to win.
Fill out an entry form at the main office.
Nestled in the heart of downtown Homewood, Martin Avenue
is an ice skating venue for the entire family. Fully staffed and
equipped with free rentals, open skate is from 2-8 p.m. Dec. 7, 8,
15, and 22. Skate rentals are free and most sizes available
or bring your own skates.
Interactive musical for kids premieres Dec. 6 and 7 with
free 10 a.m. community shows; public performances will be presented
Dec. 7 at 4 and 7 p.m., and Dec. 8 at 2 p.m.