A Little Time and a Keyboard: 10 Holiday Events in the Chicago Suburbs Not to Miss

10 Holiday Events in the Chicago Suburbs Not to Miss

Friday, November 18, 2016

10 Holiday Events in the Chicago Suburbs Not to Miss

The season full of twinkling lights and great cheer! As you make your holiday fun schedule, check out these 10 holiday events in the Chicago suburbs not to be missed:

Illumination at Morton Arboretum in Lisle; November 18-January 2; a light show in the trees, interactive displays and more, check website for more description on prices and times, purchase tickets in advance

Christkindlmarket Naper Settlement, Naperville; November 25-December 24; Thursdays - Sundays November 25-December 18; every day December 19-24; free admission; also check out Naper Lights at Naper Settlement

Festival of Lights Cosley Zoo Wheaton; November 25 - December 30 3PM-9PM, 20,000 twinkling lights transform the zoo with displays; Christmas tree sale as well; free; closed Christmas Eve and Christmas

Festival of Lights Parade Crystal Lake; November 25; 7PM-8PM; kick off the holiday season with a light parade; free

Santa Christmas Walk Geneva; December 2 6:00PM-9:30PM; arrival of Santa Lucia who will distribute Swedish cookies; Santa visits; tree lighting; chestnuts roasting; live nativity; free

Snow Much Fun Barrington December 3 10AM-6:30PM; holiday events throughout the village; dancers, real reindeer, petting zoo, trolley rides, Santa, tree lighting and much more; free

Mistletoe Market and Celebrate the Season Holiday Festival at Cantigny Park in Wheaton December 3; Mistletoe Market will run from 1PM-7PM and give you an opportunity to shop from local makers; Celebrate the Season runs 4PM-7PM and will include sleigh rides, live reindeer, crafts, story time and more; some small fees may apply; parking $5 per car.

Christmas in the Valley at Spring Valley in Schaumburg December 3 & 4 12:00PM-4:00PM; see how German farm families from the 19th century celebrated the holidays, traditional Santa, crafts and more; $3 pp or $12 per family

Reindeer Run and Rotary Santa Run Arlington Heights, December 3 10AM; participants 13 and older $40; 12 and younger $25, first 2000 registrants can borrow a Santa costume; Reindeer Run for younger kids -- $5 per participant

Holiday Magic at Brookfield Zoo, December 3-18 on Saturdays & Sundays only; December 26-31; 4PM-9PM; polar lights, 41-foot talking tree, carolers, ice carvers, interactive tic tac toe and more; free with zoo admission; $17.85 for adults, $12.50 for kids & seniors; save online

Holiday events in the Chicago suburbs that you should not miss.

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