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5 THINGS TO DO | Be Jolly All Season Long with these Enchanting Local Events



IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS

Experience the enchantment and magic of the holiday season with these five local events in the west suburban Chicago area. From twinkling lit streets filled with live music, and festive photo ops to a beautiful path adorned with majestic trees glowing under special effects, there is something for everyone to enjoy.


1. Enjoy Twas the Night Before...

BY CIRQUE DU SOLEIL DEC 7-28

CHICAGO–Cirque du Soleil’s first holiday show, based on the classic poem “A Visit from Saint Nicolas” by Clement Clarke Moore. Memorable lines from this cherished classic inspired Cirque’s story about a jaded young girl who rediscovers the

magic of the holidays. At Chicago Theatre.


2. Feel the Magic with Cinderella at Drury Lane

NOVEMBER 8-JANUARY 7, 2024

OAK BROOK–Experience the classic Rodgers + Hammerstein adaptation of Cinderella this holiday season. Featuring the beloved songs “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible,” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” this magical musical is sure to entrance families of all ages.


3. Smile with Santa

ALL SEASON AT OAK BROOK CENTER

OAK BROOK–It's the most wonderful time of the year, Santa's here! Don't miss out on capturing tree-mendous family photos this

year - make your reservation to meet and take pictures with Santa today! Do furry members of your family want to join the fun? Bring them along to the designated Pet Nights! All dogs and cats are welcome to take magical pics with St. Nick. For Pet Night dates and reservations, please see the 'Events' tab on the ticket page at the website below.

4. Stroll the Glen Ellyn Holiday Walk

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24 • 5-8PM

GLEN ELLYN–Celebrate the season as Downtown Glen Ellyn comes alive with twinkling lights, decorated storefront windows, the sounds of Christmas and Santa lighting the Christmas tree.


5. Enjoy the 11th Annual Illumination: Tree Lights

MORTON ARBORETUM • NOV 18-JAN 6

LISLE–See trees in a different light this holiday season during this annual event at The Morton Arboretum. Explore 50 acres of the Arboretum’s majestic tree collections while immersed in a spectacle of color, light, and sound. Named among the best holiday light displays in the U.S. last year by U.S. News and World Report, the 2023-24 season of Illumination will run from Nov. 18, 2023, through Jan. 6, 2024.





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