Holidays in

During the season of joy, welcome new memories and continue special traditions. With lights adorning our Main Streets in our charming downtowns, holiday markets with the perfect gifts, and seasonal performances, the beauty and spirit of the holiday season surrounds you. 

Some of the best holiday moments are the simplest — including the unpretentious joy of a winter stroll, adorned with twinkling lights and the sights and sounds of magical holiday hustle and bustle. DuPage downtowns offer quintessential warmth and small-town charm, complete with light displays, welcoming shop owners, and restaurants ready to help you grab something to go, or cater for your holiday dinners.

Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum is a light spectacle unlike any other with six new displays and returning favorites in the new Grand Garden. Not to be outdone is Holiday Magic at Brookfield Zoo — celebrating its 41st year and is one of Chicagoland’s largest light festivals. Be sure to book your tickets in advance! 

Still looking for a way to ring in the new year? Whether it's a relaxed dinner or a lively party, DuPage has a variety of options to celebrate the end of 2022. After a night of festivities, start 2023 off on the right foot with a good night's sleep at your DuPage hotel of choice.

May your holidays this year be full of warmth and cheer! 

All Holiday Happenings

We encourage you to check the official event websites for the latest news.

Find an event

Show Events For

Show Events between


Submit Clear Filters