Saturday, November 24, 2018

Impressive Holiday Lights in the Chicago Suburbs

Holiday Light Displays Chicago Suburbs in 2018

Holiday Light Displays Including Awesome Home Displays in the Chicago Suburbs

It is that sparkly time of year again! Here are my favorite spots to check out the holiday lights in the Chicago suburbs including some home displays. I will be adding to this list if I learn of new ones. Please let me know if you of others. I would love to add them so we can help all of these events and help those that are collecting for food pantries.

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; recommendation -- reserve tickets because this event sells out
  • Santa's Rock N Lights, Lake County Fairgrounds, Grayslake, drive through light show of nearly 1000 elements, November 29-December 31; 4:45PM-11PM, currently $16 weekday ticket, $19 weekend, see website for more info and ticket price changes
  • Holiday Magic, Brookfield Zoo in it's 37 year of 1 million twinkling lights, also a talking tree, ice carvers and more, Saturdays & Sundays in Dec, also Dec 26-31, check website for times and prices
  • Festival of Lights Cosley Zoo Wheaton; November 23-December 31 3PM-9PM, 20,000 twinkling lights transform the zoo with displays; Christmas tree sale as well; free; closed Christmas; 9AM-12PM December 24&31;  check website for specific times (closed days), free but donations appreciated
  • Holiday Festival of Lights, Phillip's Park Zoo, Aurora, drive-thru display in its 12th year, November 23-December 26, 5PM-9PM Sun-Thurs, 5PM-10PM Fri & Sat, free but donations accepted.
  • Holiday Lights Lilacia Park, Lombard, December 1-January 2, check for special events like train rides, etc., lighting ceremony is Dec 1 5:30PM,  Dec 2 and Dec 7-23 6PM-8PM, Santa visits on weekends (Fri, Sat, Sun); lights will be on through January 2
  • Incredible Light Show, Randhurst Village, Mt. Prospect, starts December 8-15, free, animated projection light show, runs every half hour 6PM-8PM Saturdays, 6:30PM-8:00PM Sunday-Friday  see website for more special events including Santa and Mrs. Claus visits
  • North School Park, Arlington Heights, November 23-early January (per Village), free!
  • Naper Lights, Naper Settlement, November 23-December 23, Thursdays-Sundays, 4:00PM-7PM, Thursday, 4:00PM-9PM Friday&Saturday, 4:00PM-6PM Sundays, also December 17-19 every day 4PM-8PM, free!
  • Rosemont Holiday Lights: Holiday Light Displays including 80,000 lights in Rosemont, November 23-January 4, daily, free, plus enjoy free ice skating (fee for rental)
  • Lights Around Wheeling, Wheeling really has some great lights during the holiday season, this year's display opened on November 18, check out the website for more info on a festive drive you can take
  • Goebbert's Winter Wonderland, Pingree Grove, November 22-January 5; Tuesday-Sunday; 7:30PM-11:00PM, $20 per car, purchase tickets
  • Festival of Lights Show, The Promenade, Bolingbrook, November 11-December 31, 5PM-9PM on the hour, free
  • Mooseheart Lights, Mooseheart, November 23-December 31, 5PM-9PM, 1.8 miles drive thru, Dec 8-9, 15-16, 22-23 see Santa and enjoy crafts in field house, $10 per car, see website for more info
  • Winter on the Fox in Aurora, through January 4, 3:30PM-9PM
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, plan ahead and you can reserve a trolley tour of the lights display for $2 per person for non resort guests.
Chicago Suburban Holiday Light Displays for 2018 including awesome home displays.


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