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DuPage County offers year-round events that are more than special - they're spectacular. Attend professional sporting events, experience historical re-enactments, and partake in a wide variety of concerts, festivals, fairs and more.

Eaglewood Resort & Spa
Eaglewood Resort & Spa
This prairie-style resort has 295 guest rooms with balconies, 18-hole golf course and a six-lane cosmic bowling alley. The full-service health spa is a sanctuary to unwind, while impressive din...

Reserve 22
Reserve 22
Year round casual bar and restaurant in a spectacularly landscaped golf course setting. Seasonal menus, 24 craft beers on tap and an extensive wine list. Weekend live entertainment. Sunday brunch. 150 gues...

Red Arrow Tap Room
Red Arrow Tap Room
We are Chicagoland's very first Pour Your Own establishment! Red Arrow Tap Room is a family-friendly establishment serving house-smoked barbecue, featuring a Beer Wall of 48 self-service taps pour...

Dates Event Name & Description City Event Type
7/15/17 - 2/26/18 Fun Unplugged: Outdoor Adventures Exhibit @ DuPage County Historical Museum
Nothing says more about childhood than the great outdoors. With creativity sparked by the endless possibility of the open air, specific accessories, t...Read on.
9/17/17 - 7/30/18 1917: Catalyst for the Modern Era @ DuPage County Historical Museum
One period in American History stands out as a beacon of change in the county. Changes in technology, medicine, and the aftermaths of the Great War di...Read on.
10/9/17 - 11/27/17 Happy Hour @ Michael Jordan's Restaurant
Join us in the bar, Monday - Friday and enjoy our Happy Hour menu with items ranging from $5 - $8! Some highlights are listed below...
Crispy Por...Read on.
Oak Brook
10/26/17 - 1/7/18 42nd Street @ Drury Lane Theatre
Tap through this year’s holiday season with the Tony Award winner for Best Musical, 42nd Street! In this beloved Broadway classic, Peggy Sawyer lands ...Read on.
Oakbrook Terrace
11/1/17 - 12/31/17 Disco Demolition: The Night Disco Died @ Elmhurst History Museum
Disco Demolition Night exploded on July 12, 1979 in the middle of a White Sox doubleheader and it remains one of the city’s most controversial sports ...Read on.
11/1/17 - 12/31/17 Gnome Hunt @ The Morton Arboretum
The animals may be hibernating, but we still have gnomes. Can you find all of the gnomes hiding in the Children's Garden?...Read on.
11/1/17 - 12/31/17 Winter Play @ The Morton Arboretum
Join us in the Children's Garden for wintertime fun. We'll set out activities to complement the day. Activities may include painting snow or buildin...Read on.
11/9/17 - 12/2/17 Escape to Margaritaville @ Oriental Theatre
Limited Pre-Broadway Engagement - Three Weeks Only!

ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE is the musical comedy getaway featuring both original songs an...Read on.
11/10/17 - 12/24/17 Photos with Santa @ Oakbrook Center - Glass Pavilion
Make a date with Santa

Visit Oakbrook Center this holiday season for an all new experience! Santa’s glass house will feature an interactiv...Read on.
Oak Brook
11/12/17 - 12/31/17 Festival of Lights @ The Promenade Bolingbrook
Enjoy the beautiful light show set to Christmas music taking place every night! ...Read on.
11/13/17 - 12/24/17 Home for the Holidays: Christmas in the Fabulous 1950s @ Naper Settlement
Enjoy mid-century modern traditions and fun fads in this holiday-themed exhibit about Christmas in post-World War II suburbia. During this time, the U...Read on.
11/17/17 - 1/1/18 Illumination: Tree Lights at the Morton Arboretum @ The Morton Arboretum
From November through January, the grounds of The Morton Arboretum will again glow with luminous, multi-colored LED light, mesmerizing projections, an...Read on.
11/21/17 - 12/3/17 Irving Berlin's White Christmas @ Cadillac Palace
This holiday season discover the perfect gift for everyone on your list! Start with a timeless tale of joy and goodwill, fill it with classic Irving B...Read on.
11/23/17 - 11/23/17 Chuck's Thanksgiving Buffet @ Chuck's Southern Comforts Cafe
Join us for a Thanksgiving Buffet the whole family will love. Seating is by reservation only.

Thanksgiving Buffet Menu:

Starters...Read on.
11/23/17 - 11/23/17 Free Thanksgiving Meal @ Parkview Community Church
A free Thanksgiving meal open to any and all in our community on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23rd. There is no need to register. You may simp...Read on.
Glen Ellyn
11/23/17 - 11/23/17 Give Thanks with Harry! @ Harry Caray's Restaurant
Enjoy Thanksgiving dinner without any of the prep or clean up at Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse. Harry’s will be offering traditional Thanksgiving s...Read on.
11/23/17 - 11/23/17 Thanksgiving 2017 @ The Clubhouse
Make this Thanksgiving one to remember with our unforgettable buffet! Holiday reservations fill up quickly, so make your reservation today!...Read on.
Oak Brook
11/23/17 - 11/23/17 Thanksgiving at Wildfire @ Wildfire
Bring your family and friends to Wildfire and let us do the cooking this Thanksgiving. We will be serving a Thanksgiving Menu served family style, fea...Read on.
Oak Brook
11/23/17 - 11/23/17 Thanksgiving Brunch @ Allgauer's Restaurant - HIlton Lisle/Naperville
Gather with friends and family for Allgauer’s spectacular, award winning Thanksgiving Champagne Brunch featuring over 100 decadent items ranging from ...Read on.
11/23/17 - 11/23/17 Thanksgiving Day Brunch @ Drury Lane Theatre
Impress the family without touching a pan by joining us on Thanksgiving! Includes all the trimmings and even some fun additions like pumpkin spice cha...Read on.
Oakbrook Terrace
11/23/17 - 11/23/17 Thanksgiving Day Menu @ Glen Prairie
First Course (Choose one):
Sweet Potato Soup
Baby Beet Arugula

Second Course (Choose one):
Herb Roasted Kauffman Far...Read on.
Glen Ellyn
11/23/17 - 11/23/17 Thanksgiving Dinner @ Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse
Buffet including:

Carving Stations, Seafood Station, Pasta Station, Kids Station, Traditional Holiday Sides, Dessert Station, Prosecco & Wi...Read on.
Oak Brook
11/23/17 - 11/23/17 Thanksgiving Feast @ Weber Grill
Join us for a fire grilled Thanksgiving Feast. Reservations recommended.
Grill Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
or...Read on.
11/24/17 - 11/24/17 Holiday Walk @ Downtown Glen Ellyn
Our Holiday walk began in 1975 and now is an Annual Tradition passed down through generations! The Fire Department lifts Santa Claus to the top of the...Read on.
Glen Ellyn
11/24/17 - 12/16/17 I'll Be Seeing You! @ Medinah Baptist Church
Presented by Overshadowed Theatrical Productions...

In December of 1941, lives of American citizens were forever changed when Pearl Harbor ...Read on.
11/24/17 - 12/23/17 Naper Lights Holiday Display @ Naper Settlement
Naperville Sunrise Rotary, in partnership with the Naper Settlement presents the Fifth Annual NaperLights event conveniently located in the Naper Sett...Read on.
11/24/17 - 12/24/17 Christkindlmarket Naperville @ Naper Settlement
The Christkindlmarket Chicago is excited to host a suburban location of the Christkindlmarket you have come to know and love at Naper Settlement! Vis...Read on.
11/25/17 - 11/25/17 Holiday Sweets @ Kline Creek Farm
Learn how to make bright, colorful hard candies, and take home recipes to start your own holiday tradition...Read on.
West Chicago
11/25/17 - 11/25/17 Holly Days Opening Ceremony @ Downtown Westmont
Start your day in downtown Westmont as we provide many characters and activities for everybody. Santa’s reindeer and the elves will land on The Westmo...Read on.
11/25/17 - 12/16/17 Santa @ the Settlement @ Naper Settlement
Begin a tradition and get in the holiday spirit by visiting Santa and Mrs. Claus! Visitors will be able to share their wishes in their letter to Santa...Read on.
11/26/17 - 11/26/17 Savion Glover's All FuNKD' Up @ McAninch Arts Center
Savion Glover’s ALL FuNKD’ UP in concert with Savion Glover and Dance Candy Choreographed by The HooFeRzCLuB Produced by Savion Glover Productions
...Read on.
Glen Ellyn
11/30/17 - 11/30/17 Christmas on the Farm House Tour @ Kline Creek Farm
Enjoy the house decked in ornaments and greens, savor the spicy aromas of holiday treats as they bake in the wood-burning oven, and discover the origi...Read on.
West Chicago
11/30/17 - 11/30/17 Holiday Swags @ The Morton Arboretum
Just in time for the holiday season, attendees can learn how to incorporate evergreen branches and boughs into elegant holiday swags and get insider t...Read on.
11/30/17 - 11/30/17 Holiday Wine Tasting @ The Morton Arboretum
This new event includes an 8 p.m. entrance to Illumination: Tree Lights at the Morton Arboretum and a holiday wine tasting in the Ginkgo Restaurant. V...Read on.
12/1/17 - 12/1/17 Holiday Wine Tasting @ The Morton Arboretum
This new event includes an 8 p.m. entrance to Illumination: Tree Lights at the Morton Arboretum and a holiday wine tasting in the Ginkgo Restaurant. V...Read on.
12/1/17 - 12/1/17 Holly Days @ Corner of Tracy Place & Warren Avenue
Ring in the holiday season and attend Holly Days a free outdoor event at the corner of Warren Ave. and Tracy Place. Enjoy visiting Santa, free horse d...Read on.
12/1/17 - 12/1/17 Jolly Old St. Nicholas Concert @ Yorkfield Presbyterian Church
Ring in the holiday season with this annual celebration of Elmhurst’s German roots! Listen and sing along with Elmhurst’s authentic German choirs, Dam...Read on.
12/1/17 - 12/1/17 Lessons & Carols @ Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel - Elmhurst College
The Elmhurst College Festival of Lessons and Carols draws together the campus and community to open a joyful and spiritual season.

The Fes...Read on.
12/1/17 - 12/23/17 Santa House @ Naperville Riverwalk
Now in its 16th year, Santa House, presented in 2017 by Woody Buick GMC, is a favorite tradition in downtown Naperville, where the pavilion at the cor...Read on.
12/2/17 - 12/2/17 A Very Elton Christmas @ McAninch Arts Center
Multiple award-winning actor and singer, Craig A Meyer, returns to the MAC with his remarkable resemblance and uncanny ability to sound like Sir Elton...Read on.
Glen Ellyn
12/2/17 - 12/2/17 Breakfast with Santa @ Courtyard Banquets
Bring the whole family out for a magical morning with Santa and Mrs. Claus at Courtyard Banquets! There will be a delicious breakfast buffet, children...Read on.
12/2/17 - 12/2/17 Celebrate the Season Holiday Festival @ Cantigny Park
Families and children of all ages are invited to Cantigny Park for the “Celebrate the Season” holiday festival from 4 – 7 pm. The park will be decorat...Read on.
12/2/17 - 12/2/17 Farmside Christmas @ Fischer Farm
Experience what a traditional holiday was like living on the farm in the early 1900s. Enjoy a hayride, hot cocoa, kids crafts, Christmas carols and th...Read on.
12/2/17 - 12/2/17 JingleBell Jubilee @
Jingles, the reindeer, invites you to join the Lombard Park District, Village of Lombard, Lombard Town Centre, Helen Plum Library, Lombard Historical ...Read on.
12/2/17 - 12/2/17 Lions Club Reindeer Run @ Downtown Wheaton
This winter 5K run features lots of spirit, post-race refreshments and holiday cheer! The first 1,250 runners receive a long sleeve tech t-shirt and a...Read on.
12/2/17 - 12/2/17 Talons and Claus @ Willowbrook Wildlife Center
Have your picture taken with Santa and his wildlife friends during a holiday open house. Activities ongoing. All ages. Free admission; $10 per photo. ...Read on.
12/2/17 - 12/17/17 Holiday Lights @ Lilacia Park
Join Lombard Park District’s annual lighting celebration in Lilacia Park! Activities include a visit with Santa and the Gold Medal Express train. Char...Read on.
12/2/17 - 12/23/17 Breakfast with Santa @ The Morton Arboretum
Weekends in December through December 23 and Thursday, December 21 and Friday, December 22

Enjoy a special breakfast buffet in The Morton A...Read on.
12/2/17 - 12/31/17 Holiday Magic @ Brookfield Zoo
Celebrate the holiday season with family and friends at Chicagoland’s largest and longest-running lights festival. Brookfield Zoo’s 36th annual Holida...Read on.
12/3/17 - 12/3/17 Christmas Dinner and Concert @ Carmelite Spiritual Center
Join us for an a capella Christmas program sung by the Mother McAuley High School choir, followed by a robust Medieval banquet!

The evening...Read on.
12/3/17 - 2/26/18 Snow Tubing @ Blackwell Forest Preserve
Are you a thrill seeker? Then you’ll have a blast taking an exciting 800-foot ride down Mount Hoy at Blackwell!

Mount Hoy opens on the date...Read on.
12/5/17 - 1/28/18 Beautiful - The Carole King Musical @ Cadillac Palace
Returning to Chicago By Popular Demand

Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with...Read on.
12/6/17 - 1/21/18 Wicked @ Oriental Theatre
WICKED, Chicago’s most popular musical, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz… but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is an...Read on.
12/7/17 - 12/7/17 12 Beers of Christmas @ Two Brothers Tap House
Get some holiday cheer with some winter beer! Join us for 12 Beers of Christmas at the Two Brothers Tap House and brewery. We are opening up our brewe...Read on.
12/7/17 - 12/7/17 Make a Living Ornament @ The Morton Arboretum
Class participants will make an ornament using air plants and festive decorations. On-hand will be a mix of natural and reclaimed materials to create ...Read on.
12/8/17 - 12/8/17 Adults Only Night @ LEGOLAND Discovery Center
It's time to pull out your best Ugly Holiday Sweater for an awesome ADULTS ONLY event at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago!

The night’s act...Read on.
12/9/17 - 12/9/17 Breakfast with Santa @ Hilton Lisle/Naperville
Hilton Lisle/Naperville's Breakfast with Santa is an annual tradition.

Bring the family for a morning of fun, crafts, a magic show, breakfa...Read on.
12/9/17 - 12/9/17 Gingerbread Tea Party @ The Morton Arboretum
Enjoy a cup of tea and sweet treats as we celebrate the holidays with a tea party. Discover which parts of trees and plants make the best teas, make y...Read on.
12/9/17 - 12/9/17 Merry & Bright: A Victorian Christmas @ Downers Grove Museum
Join us for a celebration of the season at this free family event! Learn about Victorian Christmas traditions, tour the holiday-decorated Victorian Bl...Read on.
Downers Grove
12/9/17 - 12/9/17 Santa's Secret Workshop @ Wilder Mansion
Santa’s Workshop is a special place just for children where they can purchase inexpensive holiday gifts for those they love. Santa’s Workshop will be ...Read on.
12/9/17 - 12/10/17 Breakfast with Santa @ Brookfield Zoo
Bring the family to Brookfield Zoo for an enjoyable all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet and then stroll around the park to see your favorite animals. Bri...Read on.
12/9/17 - 12/10/17 Holiday Market @ Mayslake Peabody Estate
What better way to celebrate this time of year than to choose unique holiday gifts for your friends and family at one of the many booths with crafts, ...Read on.
Oak Brook
12/9/17 - 12/10/17 Santa's Brunch @ White Pines
Children are able to have a photo taken with Santa and participate in holiday craft activities and games. The main holiday buffet will have your tradi...Read on.
12/10/17 - 12/10/17 Brunch with Santa @ Brookfield Zoo
Bring your appetite to Brookfield Zoo for a delectable all-you-can-eat holiday brunch. Enjoy an appearance by Santa and Mrs. Claus and costumed charac...Read on.
12/16/17 - 12/16/17 Snow-Much Fun Night @ Veterans Memorial Park
All ages welcome!
Enjoy some holiday cheer at our new Snow-Much Fun Night! Be sure to bundle up because this is an indoor/outdoor event full of ...Read on.
12/16/17 - 12/17/17 Breakfast with Santa @ Brookfield Zoo
Bring the family to Brookfield Zoo for an enjoyable all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet and then stroll around the park to see your favorite animals. Bri...Read on.
12/16/17 - 12/17/17 The Nutcracker @ McAninch Arts Center
Meet Santa in the lobby before the show!

The gorgeous holiday classic returns for four magical performances featuring accompaniment from Ne...Read on.
Glen Ellyn
12/17/17 - 12/17/17 Brunch with Santa @ Brookfield Zoo
Bring your appetite to Brookfield Zoo for a delectable all-you-can-eat holiday brunch. Enjoy an appearance by Santa and Mrs. Claus and costumed charac...Read on.
12/17/17 - 12/23/17 Virtual Red Kettle Week @ Oakbrook Terrace
Need a hotel room for the guest or team meeting coming into town? A meeting room for the end of the year meeting? Grab lunch at Ditka's with an old fr...Read on.
Oakbrook Terrace
12/19/17 - 12/19/17 Holiday Table Arrangement @ The Morton Arboretum
Create a festive, long-lasting botanical arrangement to display in your home during the holidays, using a wintry mix of greenery and flowers. Attendee...Read on.
12/21/17 - 12/23/17 Horse-Drawn Sleigh Ride @ Kline Creek Farm
Hear about farming with real horsepower on a 20-minute ride through the farmstead and fields. Rides are first-come, first-served and begin at 2, 2:30 ...Read on.
West Chicago
12/22/17 - 12/22/17 Supper with St. Nick @ The Morton Arboretum
Make this holiday season special by joining us in the historic Thornhill Mansion for an elegant family supper. Enjoy a decadent buffet dinner and then...Read on.
ONGOING Cross-Country Ski and Snowshoe Rentals @ The Morton Arboretum
This winter embrace the snowy season and trek through the 1,700 acres of The Morton Arboretum’s winter wonderland. Seasonal rentals of cross-country s...Read on.
ONGOING Gnome Hunt @ The Morton Arboretum
The animals may be hibernating, but we still have gnomes. Children and families are encouraged to find all of the gnomes hiding in the Children’s Gar...Read on.
ONGOING Arbor Reading Adventures @ The Morton Arboretum
Wednesdays and Fridays in January and February

Join us in the Sterling Morton Library for this popular and interactive story time. We’ll re...Read on.

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