Savor the simple pleasures of the season, many of which are free! Time to bundle up for some merry winter strolling. Be sure to #CelebrateLocal as you visit our communities — our many small businesses appreciate your support. As with all things these days, we encourage you to check websites before venturing out for any changes in event offering, times or restrictions.
Festival of Lights - Nightly Holiday Show at The Promenade Bolingbrook
November 6 - December 31, 2021
Offered nightly, with five different evening show times! This annual tradition features a 60-ft tree with light show timed to music. This is a great way to enjoy the season and perhaps even get in a little shopping.
Naper Lights, Naperville
November 25, 2021 – January 1, 2022
Start your stroll on Naperville Riverwalk’s 1.75 miles of brick paths, complimented with fountains, bridges, outdoor sculptures and artwork. Once into the downtown area, enjoy the holiday transformation of Water Street, with lights and festivities made possible by local businesses and individuals.
Winter Lights at Central Park, Oak Brook
November 25, 2021 - January 9, 2022
Enjoy a 1/2 mile walk through the beautifully lit Central Park! Discover dancing trees, inspirational signs, colorful rainbow arches, cascading snowflakes, and musical hearts throughout this scenic walk.
Festival of Lights and Tree Sale at Cosley Zoo, Wheaton
November 26 – December 30, 2021
The zoo is open 9am – 9pm daily, with the last entry time at 8:30pm; holiday lights come on at 3pm. The winter wonderland features 20,000+ twinkling lights and a herd of whimsical lighted animal figures. Be sure to stop in the Wild Side gift shop for a great selection of unique holiday gifts. Zoo admission is free during this event, however timed entry reservations are required. Donations are greatly appreciated.
Historic main streets even more picturesque, adorned with lights and the magic of community pride. Enjoy the art of the well-decorated store front and tastefully appointed holiday planters. Not sure what to get for that special someone? Do a little window shopping and see what catches your eye. ‘Tis the season!