From Hinsdale to Naperville, Oak Brook to Burr Ridge, DuPage County has plenty of events to keep you and yours in the holiday spirit this season.
GIVING TREE – Village Center, Burr Ridge
thru Dec 23, 2015
As you do your holiday shopping, stop by Barbara’s Bookstore, select an ornament off the tree, purchase the item for a deserving boy or girl in need, and then return the item to the store before Christmas Eve.
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA – KLM Lodge, Hinsdale
Dec 12, 2015
Santa is making one last stop before he heads back to the North Pole for Christmas. Bring your cameras to the Katherine Legge Memorial Lodge. Space is limited.
HOLIDAY MANSION TOURS – Naper Settlement, Naperville
December 12 & 13, 2015
Go inside the historic Martin Mitchell Mansion, which has been expertly decorated for the holidays. This Edwardian home and coach house reflect the character from its 1915 splendor.
ILLUMINATION – Morton Arboretum, Lisle
thru Jan 2, 2016
Experience the sights and sounds of the seasons as Morton Arboretum continues its tradition of amazing light displays throughout its gardens. New this year are LED activated lights which turn on when you sing to them. Music on some displays synced to sounds from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
COMMUNITY TREE DISPLAY – Cantigny Park, Wheaton
thru Dec. 30, 2015
Artfully decorated Christmas trees are now on display all over McCormick Museum at Cantigny in Wheaton. Local non-profits decorated the trees, each with a mission relating back to Colonel Robert R. McCormick.
CHRISTKINDLMARKET – Village Green, Oak Brook
thru December 24, 2015
Oak Brook Center and The German American Chamber of the Midwest is hosting a traditional holiday market where visitors can find unique European gift ideas, food and drinks. This market is produced by the same group as Chicago’s Christkindlmarket.
A CHRISTMAS SURVIVAL GUIDE: HOLIDAY MUSIC REVIEW – Pheasant Run
Dec 11 – 27, 2015
Enjoy a comedic take on the hoil-daze with this musical production at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles.
THE NUTCRACKER – The Mac, Glen Ellyn
Dec 19 -20, 2015
The Mac Performing Arts Center inside the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn is showcasing Von Heidecke’s Chicago Festival Ballet and the New Philharmonic Orchestra with “The Nutcracker”.
For even more holiday ideas you can visit the DuPage County Visitors Bureau website.