The View From 101 York: Winter Holiday Events 2023

Dated: November 7 2023

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Before we know it, Ogelthorpe will be setting off for his 40th annual turkey trot through Elmhurst, and Santa's not far behind. There is all kinds of holiday fun to be had in and around Elmhurst this winter, including visiting Elmhurst's hometown holiday lights, having a meal with Santa, running with our resident turkey or joining a reindeer run, and reserving the ECPA Winter Carolers to serenade you and yours this winter.

In this edition of The View From 101 York:
* Holiday Lights
* Visits with Santa
Holiday Performances
* Holiday Family Fun
* Holiday Fun Runs
* Parades, Crafts, & More



HOLIDAY LIGHTS

Lightscape
Thru Jan 7
CHICAGO BOTANIC GARDEN

Illumination: Tree Lights at Morton Arboretum
Nov 18 - Jan 6
MORTON ARBORETUM, LISLE

Hometown Holiday Lights
Nov 22 - Jan 14
ELMHURST: SCHILLER COURT, NORTH YORK STAGE, CULTURAL CAMPUS

Holiday Magic
Select dates between Nov 24 and Dec 31
Check website for dates and times

BROOKFIELD ZOO

Festival of Lights & Christmas Tree Sales
Nov 24 - Dec 30, 9 am - 9 pm
COSLEY ZOO, WHEATON

McCormik House & Gardens Lights & Music
Dec 1 - 23, see website for times
CANTIGNY PARK, WHEATON

Wilder Park Tree Lighting
Thurs, Dec 7, 5:30 pm
WILDER PARK, ELMHURST



VISITS WITH SANTA

Breakfast/Brunch/Dinner with Santa
Nov 25 - Dec 23
DRURY LANE THEATRE, OAKBROOK TERRACE

Santa Brunch
Sat, Dec 2, 9 am - 1 pm
CANTIGNY PARK, WHEATON

An Evening with Santa and Mrs. Claus
Sat & Sun, Dec 2 - 3, 4 - 9 pm
CANTIGNY PARK, WHEATON

Dinner with Santa
Dec 14 - 17
BROOKFIELD ZOO

Supper with Santa
Dec 19 - 23, 5 - 7:30 pm
MORTON ARBORETUM, LISLE



HOLIDAY PERFORMANCES

Immersive Nutcracker: A Winter Miracle
Nov 18 - Jan 7
LIGHTHOUSE ART SPACE, CHICAGO

A Christmas Carol
Nov 24 - Dec 30
DRURY LANE THEATRE, OAKBROOK TERRACE

Second City Presents What the Elf?
Sat, Dec 9, 5 pm & 8 pm
BELUSHI PERFORMANCE HALL, THE MAC, WHEATON

Salt Creek Ballet with New Philharmonic: The Nutcracker
Sat & Sun, Dec 16 & 17, 1 pm & 5 pm
BELUSHI PERFORMANCE HALL, THE MAC, GLEN ELLYN

Elmhurst Center for Performing Arts: Winter Carolers
Sales go live Fri, Nov 24, 8 am
Sun, Dec 17, 5 - 8 pm

ELMHURST



HOLIDAY FAMILY FUN

Holly Trolley
Nov 25 - Dec 30
ELMHURST 

Ice Skating
Dec - Feb
CANTIGNY PARK, WHEATON

Santa's Workshop
Sat, Dec 2, 1 - 4 pm
WILDER MANSION, ELMHURST

Holly Jolly Gingerbread Party
Sun, Dec 3, 11 am - 2 pm
BROOKFIELD ZOO

Sleigh Rides, Reindeer on Parade, Santa, Tree Lighting
Sat, Dec 9
SPRING ROAD GAZEBO, ELMHURST



HOLIDAY FUN RUNS

Brookfield Zoo Reindeer Run
Sat, Nov 18, 7 pm
BROOKFIELD ZOO

40th Annual Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot
Thurs, Nov 23, 7 am
ELMHURST

12th Annual Lions Club Reindeer Run 5K
Sat, Dec 2, 8:30 am
DOWNTOWN WHEATON



PARADES, CRAFTS, & MORE

Wheaton Christmas Parade
Fri, Nov 24, 6 pm
DOWNTOWN WHEATON

Santa's Craft Corner
Sat, Nov 25, Dec 2, Dec 9, 10 am - 2 pm
COSLEY ZOO, WHEATON

Electric Illumination
For 18+ only: curated mix of dynamic and dance-worthy music sychronized to Illiumunation
Fridays, Dec 8, 15, 22, & 29, 9:30 pm

MORTON ARBORETUM, LISLE

Addison Christmas Parade
Sat, Dec 9, 4:30 pm
DOWNTOWN ADDISON

Holiday Art & Craft Market
Sun, Dec 10, 10 am - 5 pm
MAYSLAKE PEABODY ESTATE, OAK BROOK


What events should we feature in our next edition? What activities have you discovered that keep your family entertained? Let us know by commenting on one of our Facebook posts or emailing us at info@lwreedy.com

If you have questions about buying or selling a house, the real estate market, or Elmhurst and surrounding communities, please contact your LW Reedy real estate agent today. 

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