A Little Time and a Keyboard: Impressive Holiday Light Displays in the Chicago Suburbs

Impressive Holiday Light Displays in the Chicago Suburbs

Friday, November 24, 2017

Impressive Holiday Light Displays in the Chicago Suburbs

Voila! My annual list of holiday light displays. I will be adding to this as I discover more homes. Enjoy!

Light Displays
  • Illumination at Morton Arboretum in Lisle, November 17-January 1, an interactive light experience in the trees, check website for ticketing and times
  • Holiday Magic, Brookfield Zoo, Saturdays & Sundays in Dec, also Dec 26-31, check website for times and prices
  • Festival of Lights Cosley Zoo Wheaton; November 24-December 31 3PM-9PM, 20,000 twinkling lights transform the zoo with displays; Christmas tree sale as well; free; closed Christmas Eve and Christmas; check website for specific times (closed days), free but donations appreciated
  • Holiday Festival of Lights, Phillip's Park Zoo, Aurora, drive-thru display, November 24-December 26, Sun-Thurs 5PM-9PM, Fri-Sat 5PM-10PM, free!
  • Holiday Lights Lilacia Park, Lombard, December 2-28, check for special events like train rides, etc., lighting ceremony is Dec 2 5:30PM, Dec 4-18 6PM-8PM, Santa visits on weekends (Fri, Sat, Sun)
  • Incredible Light Show, Randhurst Village, Mt. Prospect, starts December 9-16, free, animated projection light show, runs every half hour 6PM-8PM,  see website for more special events
  • North School Park, Arlington Heights, November 24-early January (per Village), free!
  • Naper Lights, Naper Settlement, November 24-December 23, Thursdays-Sundays, 4:30PM-7PM, Thursday, 4:30PM-9PM Friday&Saturday, 4:30PM-6PM Sundays, December 18-21 every day 5PM-8PM, free!
  • Rosemont Holiday Lights: Holiday Light Displays including 80,000 lights in Rosemont, November 24-January 4, daily, free, plus enjoy free ice skating (fee for rental)
Impressive Home Displays
Road Trip
  • Christmas in the Country at Grand Geneva in Lake Geneva Wisconsin, indoor and outdoor light displays, gingerbread house contest, free, there are other events associated so check the website

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