Christmas Festivals in Chicago and the suburbs


'Twas the Month Before Christmas…at the Rialto

Festivities include a display of decorated Christmas wreaths that you can bid on, a showing of a family movie, Teddy Bear Tea and Santa’s Workshop, holiday...

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Holiday in the Park

Watch Santa’s parade, with floats and bands, and marchers from Glenview’s schools and organizations. After the parade, stay for Glenview’s tree lighting...

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Aurora Festival of Lights

Drive-through of more than one mile of spectacular lighted displays, many of which are animated, and are illuminated by tens of thousands of bulbs.

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Special Kids Day Holiday Party

Special Kids Day is designed for children of all ages with special needs, their siblings and families to celebrate the joy of the holidays in an environment...

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Old Town Annual Tree Lighting

Get in the spirit of the holidays with complimentary hot  chocolate and sweet treats while exploring the  historic neighborhood. Listen to carolers and...

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Christmas on the Prairie

Event combines the life and traditions of St. Nicholas with the life of earlier settlers on the pristine Illinois prairie for an "unplugged" afternoon...

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Jingle Bell Jamboree

Families can be charmed with live holiday music by the Chicago Sinfonietta’s Project Inclusion Ensemble and the Alena Quintet from Metea Valley High School;...

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Deck the Depot

Enjoy a brisk holiday walk through Berwyn’s downtown Winter Wonderland complete with lights, live reindeer and a petting zoo at the Municipal Parking...



Includes an outdoor ice skating rink, fresh wreaths and trees, photos with Santa, Snowflake Cafe and hot cocoa bar (plus winter cocktails) and the Mistletoe...



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