Dickens of a Christmas
129 W. Front St.
Wheaton , Ill.
Cost: Free admission, minimal charge for some activities.
Hours: Nov. 29-Dec. 21, 2013. Visit website for detailed schedule and more information.
Lighted holiday parade takes place 6 p.m. Nov. 22 in Downtown Wheaton along Front Street. Carriage rides and visits with Santa start Nov. 22 and continue every Saturday through Dec. 21. The Wheaton French Market takes places 8 a.m.-2 p.m. every Saturday. Holiday Open House on Dec. 7 features complimentary refreshments and holiday specials in participating stores.