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5 THINGS TO DO | December 2023


As we approach the end of 2023, it's time to embrace the spirit of community as the year winds down. From festive Santa events to spectacular holiday light displays, there are plenty of opportunities to get out and about this month. Whether you're looking to support local businesses, spread holiday cheer, or simply enjoy the company of others, the community has something to offer for everyone. Enjoy!

1. Say Hi & Snap a Photo with Santa


AURORA–Head to Premium Outlets in Aurora to see Santa and Mrs. Claus. They will be taking pictures between Ann Taylor & Abercrombie from 1-2pm, and then Santa will stroll the mall from 2-3pm.

2. The Nutcracker at Pfeiffer Hall in Naperville


25% OFF WITH CODE: Glancer

NAPERVILLE–For its third year, Elise Flagg Academy of Dance’s production of The Nutcracker will be hosted by Pfeiffer Hall. Set to the beloved score by Tchaikovsky — with its beautiful costumes, gorgeous sets and impressive dancing. This production is guaranteed to fill the audience with cheer and delight!

3. Spend New Years Eve in Glen Ellyn at The Abbington

DECEMBER 31 • 6:30pm • $175

GLEN ELLYN–Countdown to an unforgettable New Year's Eve at Abbington Banquets! Enjoy an exclusive 3-course gourmet dinner, live beats by Sodarock, an endless open bar, and so much more at The Abbington. Unlimited varietal wines with dinner party favors, balloon drop & midnight champagne toast, plus a late night buffet & sweet table. Tickets are selling fast—secure your spot for a night of celebration and joy! Tickets available online

4. Downtown Wheaton Sparkles


WHEATON–Celebrate the season as Downtown Wheaton lights up beautifully with its sparkling annual Christmas tree, festive shops, restaurants and more!

5. Pete Ellman Big Band

The Twelve Grooves Of Christmas Concert


AURORA–The Venue is pleased to present The PETE ELLMAN BIG BAND as he Celebrates the Season - a Christmas Show, Friday, December 15 at 8pm. Doors open at 7pm. Premium Reserved Seats: $25. General Admission $20