Holidays in

During the season of joy, welcome new memories and traditions. With lights adorning our Main Streets, holiday markets, and seasonal performances, the beauty and spirit of this time of year surrounds you in DuPage. 

Indoors or outdoors, intimate or festive, the holidays are yours for the making. Continue a cherished holiday tradition or start a new one. Find that perfect gift while shopping upscale retail destinations, unique boutiques or outlet malls. Savor delicious DuPage with a hearty holiday meal. Experience an extraordinary dazzling light festival or holiday show. Bundle up and head out to a forest preserve for some exhilarating sledding and end the day with hot cocoa by the fireplace.

Whether hosting out of town guests or spending time with family, our friendly museums and zoos, cultural and historical exhibits, performing arts centers and year-round gardens welcome all to live like a local this holiday season. 

Now in its 38th year, Brookfield Zoo’s Holiday Magic, Chicagoland’s largest and longest running lights festival has over one million twinkling LED lights, a 41-foot talking tree, skating rink, carolers, ice carvers and more. Experience this holiday wonderland. No bah-hum-bug here.

Be sure not to miss the interactive light show – Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum for a one-mile paved stroll that captures the imagination of all ages.

View the seasonal events below and make DuPage County your “Joy to the World!”

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