The city and suburbs have plenty of attractions with holiday lights, but there’s something special to see our neighbors join in on the seasonal fun. Luckily, we have some amazing Chicagoland residents that allow local families to see their neighborhood holiday displays.
This season, take a drive around town to see some of our favorite holiday decorations from the comfort of your car.
- Address: 39 W. Madison St., Villa Park
Take a drive out to spot the variety of Christmas decorations including Santa, snowmen and more for holiday fun. Bring along a toy donation to support Toy Express Children’s Charity.
- Address: 4504 Magnolia Drive, Rolling Meadows
Neighbors work together to bring lots of Christmas cheer on their block with lights synchronized to music. More importantly, they’re collecting non-perishables and non-expired food donations for the All Saints Food Pantry. Tune to 98.3 to listen to music.
- Address: 391 Walnut Lane, Elk Grove Village
Prepare to be delighted to see all the friendly seasonal characters that take over this family’s lawn. You’ll see snowmen, Snoopy, gingerbread people and more. Be sure to turn your radio to 106.1 FM to listen to their singing choir. Lights are on Monday to Sunday 4-10 p.m.
- Address: 6001 Hawthorne Lane, Crystal Lake
Watch more lights dance to holiday music at Shulfer Light Spectacular. The synchronized light show will dazzle with Christmas to modern songs to wow your entire family.
- Address: 2S231 Valley Road, Lombard
Here’s another fun holiday light show in the Western Suburbs! Check their Facebook Page for their music lineup varying from classic, modern, and more holiday songs. Tune your car radio to 89.5 FM to hear the music.
The Kaminski family has kept this Christmas tradition in the South Suburbs for more than 45 years. Drive down to see the elaborate display and drop off some non-perishable food that is then donated to a local pantry.
- Address: 370 Canyon Trail, Carol Stream
You might recognize this house from Halloween as the spooky Canyon Trail Cemetery. This year, the family is bringing back the elaborate holiday decorations. Follow the Trail’s Facebook page for updates.
Logan Square Christmas House
- Address: 2656 W. Logan Blvd., Chicago
This Chicago home has been decorated for more than 35 years! In 2019, the man behind the decorations, Frank Lopez, passed away, according to Block Club Chicago, but his daughter hopes to continue the tradition.
The family that brings the elaborate Halloween display returns every holiday season with a free fun drive through display that is sure to bring a smile to all families.
- Address: 45 Revere Drive, South Barrington
The 30-minute show includes 9 songs that will wow the family. Hours are 5 – 10 p.m. with extended hours during Christmas week. Tune into 92.1 FM to listen to music alongside the lights show.
- Address: 244 Rockville Lane, Gilberts
This neighborhood street with featuring six houses goes all out with a dancing Christmas light display. Proceeds from donations go to Cal’s Angels. Guests can park in the parking lot and walk through the lit up arches to experience the amazing lights up close. Tune into 92.1 FM.
- Address: 42W891 Beith Road, Elburn
Visit one of the best free light shows around one last time before they move. Shows run about 15 minutes but can be shorter on some nights depending on traffic. Enter from Anderson Road from IL Route 38 or IL Route 64. Tune into 88.5 FM to hear the music dance to the lights.
Sauganash Neighborhood Lights
- Address:Devon Avenue in Sauganash
Sauganash homes go all out for the holiday season, so you should be able to spot some festive homes from the car. Nearby community areas Edgebrook and Lincolnwood usually have some great decorations as well.
- Address: 17321 Avon Lane, Tinley Park
The Kowalczyk family goes all out for the holidays with their light display. Proceeds from donations go to Together We Cope. Open 5-10 p.m. From Mondays to Wednesdays cars are able to drive by. Thursdays to Sundays parking and walk ups are the only way to view.
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