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5 THINGS TO DO | Enjoy Cup of Cheer, Downtown Downers Grove, the Yuletide Festival & More


It's going to be a fabulously festive holiday season. Enjoy all that's happening around town and spread holiday cheer. Here are five fun things to do around the western suburbs to help you get started. Enjoy the season!


DOWNERS GROVE–Make your holiday shopping festive & enjoyable. Downtown Downers Grove boutiques offer unique gifts & exceptional customer service. Bring the kids for a complimentary visit with Santa, Sat. & Sun. 1-4pm & have them participate in the Gingerbread Man Hunt. Don’t forget to participate in the Gingerbucks Reward Card for your weekly chance to win $100 in downtown Downers Grove gift cards. Enjoy a break from shopping in one of our many restaurants.

2. 2019 CUP OF CHEER™

NAPERVILLE–Get inspired at Naperville Garden Club’s Cup of Cheer™ House Walk, Holiday Market, and Tea. Tour four Naperville homes decorated for the holidays. Shop the market for artisan gifts. Enjoy the tea with homemade cookies. Receive a commemorative teacup and saucer. Dates are Thursday, December 5, 9am - 4pm for $55 and Friday, December 6, 9am - 4pm for $40. For ticket details visit


Open Select Days – Dec 6-22

NAPERVILLE–Make your Holiday merry and bright at the new Yuletide Festival and Fair! Experience the joy of the holiday season with live entertainment, local art and craft vendors, wintry food and beverages from local restaurants and breweries, and more! Stroll through Naper Settlement’s historic grounds decorated for the holiday season with twinkling lights and plenty of holiday spirit. Yuletide Festival & Fair runs Friday through Sunday from December 6-22: Fridays, 2-10PM; Saturdays and Sundays, 11AM-10PM. Admission is FREE!


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ST. CHARLES–St. Charles Park District offers family festive opportunities this holiday season! Sign up now for special visits with Santa! Polar Express Storytime Train from LaFox Metra Station to Gino’s East in Wheaton is available on Nov. 30 & Dec. 1, 7 or 8. Santa and his team of sled dogs will be at the Woodland Santa Holiday Workshop on Dec. 1 at Hickory Knolls. Enjoy a morning with the jolly ole guy himself at Breakfast with Santa on Dec. 10 at Alexander’s Café. Advance registration required.