Festive Neighborhood Light Displays in Chicagoland You Have to Check Out

Take a drive around town to see these amazing, decorated homes in the city and suburbs.

The city and suburbs have plenty of attractions with holiday lights, but there’s something special about seeing our neighbors join in on the seasonal fun. Luckily, we have some amazing Chicagoland residents excited to show local families their own personal holiday displays.

This season, take a drive around town to see some of our favorite holiday decorations from the comfort of your car.

North/Northwest Suburbs

Jahn Christmas 

Make sure to turn your radio to 94.5FM and watch more than 10,000 lights dance to the music. See the display every night from 5-10 p.m.

Lights on Revere

The 29-minute show includes nine songs that will wow the family. Hours are 5-10 p.m. with extended hours during Christmas week. Tune into 92.1FM to listen to music alongside the lights show.

Lights on Rockville 

This neighborhood street featuring six houses goes all out with a dancing Christmas light display. Guests can park in the parking lot and walk through the lit-up arches to experience the amazing lights up close.

Mack Manor

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. Tune into 106.9FM.

Sandberg Christmas Display 

Prepare to be delighted to see all the friendly seasonal characters that take over this family’s lawn. 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. (weather permitting).

South Suburbs

Clark W. Griswold House of Bridgeview

Jim Pavel is a third-generation lawn decorator, earning him the nickname of the Clark W. Griswold of BRidgeview. Pavel’s computerized light show syncs to popular Christmas tunes that you can listen to from the comfort of your car radio. The display runs from 4-10 p.m.

While you’re in Bridgeview, stop by Pavel’s parents’ house — which he also decorates — at 7416 S Octavia Ave., Bridgeview.

Esposito Christmas Lights

The Esposito family has been decorating for more than 30 years! Make sure your kiddos write to Santa and drop their letters off by the week before Christmas!

Fight Hunger with Lights 

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. 

Hirsch Christmas Lights

This Christmas display by the Hirsch family has almost 100,000 lights and more than 7,000 feet of garland. There are lot of photo opportunities, too. 

Tinley Park Christmas House

The Kowalczyk family goes all out for the holidays with their light display. Proceeds from donations go to Together We Cope.

West Suburbs

Candy Cane Canyon Trail 

You might recognize this house from Halloween as the spooky Canyon Trail Cemetery. See the elaborate holiday decorations, including their life-sized gingerbread house this year. They’re accepting food donations for the Humanitarian Service Project and monetary donations for DuPage Animal Friends.

Fillipp Family Exterior Illuminations

Take a drive out to spot the variety of Christmas decorations, which will be lit up every evening from 5:30-11 p.m. Bring along a toy donation to support Toy Express Children’s Charity.

Hughes Digital Christmas

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.

Lights on Easton 

This light display has a mailbox for kids to mail their letters to Santa. The big guy will also be there for visits on select days throughout the holiday season. Tune in to 99.7FM to hear the music that correlates with the light show.

Lights on Ekman

This holiday display features about 70,000 lights and plays 20 songs. Make sure to turn to 99.1FM when you arrive. They are collecting donations for Batavia Mothers’ Club Foundation.

Oswego Lights

Tune your radio to 88.3FM and enjoy a holiday display with more than 50,000 RGB lights synchronized to music. They’re collecting donations to The Kiwanis of Oswego.

Schiffer’s Shining Christmas 

You may have known this house for their Halloween display, Schiffer’s Halloween Insanity. The display is set to music and you can tune into 88.1FM.

Sherman Family Display

Tune your radio to 89.1FM and watch the Sherman’s holiday display light up to music. The show runs from 4:30-10:30 p.m. daily. They are fundraising for The Legacy Guild.

The Believe House in Naperville

This house is an official Salvation Army donation location. See this light show by the Brambilla family runs every night from 4:30-10:30 p.m.


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