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    November 26 – 29 | Christmas Events Abound!



    The official Christmas Season is ushered in all weekend around the Fox Valley! Here’s a rundown of highlights!


    Friday, November 26 | Mooseheart’s 12th Annual Holiday Lights Festival Opens

    Mooseheart’s 12th Annual Holiday Lights Festival opens this Friday, November 26, at 5pm.

    The Festival, which organizers say hosted approximately 20,000 cars last year, raises money for the Mooseheart Child City and School. The suggested donation is $20.


    Festival of Lights At Cosley Zoo Begins November 26

    A winter visit to Cosley Zoo is a Christmas family tradition . The zoo is transformed into a winter wonderland with thousands of twinkling lights, an amazing selection of Christmas trees, wreaths and greenery, hot chocolate and an unique assortment of holiday gifts in the Wild Side Gift Shop.

    Stroll through the brilliantly-lit property featuring 20,000+ twinkling lights and a herd of whimsical lighted animal figures. Warm up with some hot chocolate while perusing the Wild Side gift shop for a great selection of unique holiday gifts. All proceeds from this event benefit Cosley Zoo.


    Don’t Miss The St. Charles Holiday Homecoming and Annual Electric Christmas Parade

    The St. Charles Holiday Homecoming will be back this year and better than ever, including the annual Electric Christmas Parade.

    Lighting of the Lights will be at 5pm on Friday, November 26th.  Come and celebrate the lighting of the city’s lights while kicking-off the holiday season with the community! Even Santa will be there to meet and take pictures with everyone after the ceremony!


    Santa’s Naperville Workshop Returns to the Riverwalk Café for 2021

    Naperville Park District is welcoming Santa Claus back to his Naperville Workshop at the Riverwalk Café, where he will visit with families from November 29 through December 23. This year, families will be able to see Santa inside the workshop, one family at a time, for a brief, socially distanced conversation.


    Sunday, November 28 | Batavia Celebration of Lights

    Experience the magic of Batavia with the Celebration of Lights Festival, Sunday, November 28 from 5pm to 7pm at the Batavia Riverwalk.

    Hayrides, holiday craft activities, old-fashioned ornament-making, a community sing-a-long, ceremonial tree lighting, a visit with Santa, story hour and the ever-popular Christmas Tree Lane!


    Sonny Acres Winter Wonderland

    Stop by Sonny Acres for a magical experience! Shop for a fresh-cut tree or handmade wreath, walk through our whimsical light show, enjoy delicious treats including speciality hot cocoa in our new sweet shop and more!

    Santa will be making his way to West Chicago on the weekends – check our website for details on our hours!


    Abbey Farms Winter Cheer and Christmas Joy!

    Get Your Trees, Wreathes and Pies from Abbey Farms in Aurora!


    November 26 – Aurora Festival Of Lights

    One of the largest free outdoor drive-through holiday light displays in Northern Illinois, the Aurora Festival of Lights, returns for its 15th year in 2021 with dazzling displays that will delight both adults and children.


    November 27 | Santa And Mrs. Claus Attend Elgin Tree Lighting In Downtown Elgin

    Santa and Mrs. Claus will be in downtown Elgin from 3:00pm to 5:00pm and then the Tree Lighting from 5:00pm to 6:00pm for pictures and more. For more information please contact the City of Elgin.


    Go to our Merry Christmas Section for daily updates on Christmas events throughout the Fox Valley!



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