Holiday Lights

24 Days of Christmasy Activities

Christmas will be here sooner than you think, so now is the time to enjoy all the seasonal events Chicago and the surrounding suburbs have to offer. I’ll be posting 24 Christmasy activities (plus maybe a few bonus ones!) over five days. Enjoy these holiday light events, and visit over the next four days for Holiday Meals, Performances, Festivals, and Family Fun.

Holiday Lights

1. Old Town Tree Lighting – Live music, guest speakers, and free hot cocoa and sweet treats.

  • When: Tuesday, December 2 at 5:30 pm
  • Where: Burton Place Park, 1501 N. Wells
  • Cost: Free

2. Symphony in Lights at The Prominade in Bolingbrook – Nightly shows at 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9:00 pm. 250,000 LED lights illuminate to the music of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.

  • When: Now through December 31
  • Where: The Prominade, 631 East Boughton Road, Suite 220, Bolingbrook
  • Cost: Free

3. Illumination at the Morton Arboretum – Nightly show of dazzling LED lights that respond to touch and sound.

  • When: November 21 through January 3
  • Where: Morton Arboretum, 4100 IL Rt 53, Lisle
  • Cost: $17 for adults, $11 for children 2-17. Members pay $15 adult, $6 child. Fees for Dec 20-23 and 26-28 is $20/adult, $13/child; $15/adult, $8/child for members.
  • Reservations strongly encouraged

4. ZooLights at Lincoln Park Zoo – Colorful light displays and holiday activities.

  • When: December 5-7, 12-23, 26-January 4
  • Where: Lincoln Park Zoo, 2001 North Clark Street, Chicago
  • Cost: Free

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