Suburban Family ~ November + December 2021

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NOVEMBER Lombard Christmas Mart – 11/6. Art and craft fair inside various locations. 9AM-2PM. Downtown Lombard. Annual Holiday Craft Bazaar – 11/6. Beautiful Holiday decorations and specialty gifts. 9AM4PM. Free Admission. Fall Festival of Lights – 11/6. Fall-themed celebration featuring games, crafts and activities. Eola Community Center. 10–11:30AM. Festival of Lights – 11/6-12/31. The lights go on nightly on the hour, choreographed to music. 5-9PM. The Promenade, Bolingbrook. Christkindlmarket – 11/10-12/24. Traditional holiday market offering a unique shopping experience. Daley Plaza. Weed Ladies Floral Sales – 11/11-12 and 11/18-19. Featuring holiday-themed floral arrangements and accessories. Naper Settlement, Naperville. Hot Chocolate Walk – 11/13.Walk through Heritage Park. Photos with “Frozen” princesses and winter crafts. Registration required. 9:30-10:30AM. A Dicken’s of a Holiday Craft Show – 11/13. Find unique, handcrafted holiday gifts. FREE! 9AM-3PM. Darien Park District Community Center. Christmas Around the World – 11/17-1/3. The Museum of Science and Industry continues its beloved annual exhibit. Holiday Tree Lighting – 11/19. 6-7PM. Festive Christmas carols, hot chocolate and cookies, while visiting with Santa! Elmhurst. 14 out & about

Holiday Concert on the Village Green – 11/19. Holiday jazz music. Pictures with Santa and face painting. 5-7PM. Burr Ridge. Winter Lights – 11/19. Festive parade along Downer Place, fireworks, and photos with Santa at Wyckwood House.Visit nearby shops at a Winter Market featuring local artisans. 6-9 PM. Free. Aurora. Shades of Crimson Poinsettia Display & Sale – 11/19. Visitors are invited to the Cantigny Greenhouse to enjoy 15 or more varieties of poinsettias grown on site from cuttings. Plants will be available for sale. 11AM-4:30PM. Cantigny Park. City of Chicago Christmas Tree – 11/19. Lighting of Chicago’s “official” Christmas tree In-Person at Millennium Park 6PM. BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival – 11/19-21. Tree lighting ceremony at 4PM at Centennial Plaza. Disney themed parade with floats, marching bands and performers on Saturday. The Magnificent Mile, Chicago. Lincoln Park ZooLights – 11/20-1/2. Lincoln Park Zoo is transformed into a twinkling winter wonderland with ice sculptors, festive activities and sweet treats. 4-10PM. Chicago. Illumination: Tree Lights at the Morton Arboretum – 11/20-1/2. View 50 acres of majestic trees glowing with special effects and events along a wooded, one-mile path. Timed entry tickets. Morton Arboretum, Lisle. It’s Thanksgiving Downers Grove – 11/20. Enjoy snacks and crafts with some special characters at Lincoln Center, ages 3-9. Register for time slots. 9:15-2:15PM Thanksgiving Centerpiece Workshop – 11/22. Create a fresh holiday arrangement suburban family |

with expert instruction. 6:30-8PM. Cantigny Park, Wheaton. Tree Lighting and Gingerbread Festival – 11/26. Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Main Street train station on Friday at 4:30PM. Downers Grove. Festival of Lights Parade – 11/26. Parade with Santa, lights, music, and pageantry. 7-9PM. Downtown Crystal Lake. Light Up the Holidays Festival and Parade – 11/26. Parade, fireworks, tree lighting and activities. 10AM- 7 PM. Downtown Joliet. Holiday Homecoming – 11/26-27. Lights ceremony, Friday. Music, holiday movies, sleigh rides, lighted parade. Santa's House Saturdays and Sundays through 12/19. Electric Christmas Parade on Saturday. St. Charles. Festival of Lights – 11/26-12/30. Cosley Zoo is transformed with 20,000 twinkling lights, spectacular displays, a selection of Christmas trees for purchase. 9AM-9PM daily. Wheaton. Little Friends Holiday Parade of Lights – 11/26. Brightly lit floats and musical entertainment. Parade at 7PM.Visit with Santa after parade. Downtown Naperville. Brookfield Zoo Holiday Magic – 11/2628, 12/1-5, 12/8-12, 12/15-19, 12/26-31. 3-9PM. One-Million LED Lights and much more! Advance tickets required. Brookfield. Events. Aurora Festival of Lights – 11/26-12/26. Dazzling light displays drive through show is open for a full month. Sun-Sat 5-9 PM. Must reserve time slot. Phillips Park, Aurora. Light Up the Lake – 11/26-1/2. Navy Pier. Indoor experience with light sculpture disNovember/December 2021