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5 THINGS TO DO | November 2021


City sidewalks, busy sidewalks....dressed in holiday style. In the air there's a feeling of Christmas. 'Tis the season to celebrate with family & friends, making new memories, experiencing holiday traditions. Here are 5 Things to Do this month....


1. Winter Camp for Kids

NAPERVILLE–Looking ahead for some winter break fun for your 3-17 year old? Check out the wide variety of programs available through the Naperville Park District. Choose from active camps like gymnastics, basketball, cheerleading, flag football and more, as well as creative, hands-on camps featuring dinosaur themes and LEGO®. Registration is currently in progress.


2. Holiday Magic at Brookfield Zoo

BROOKFIELD–Now in its 40th year, get ready to visit Chicagoland’s largest and longest-running lights festival featuring over two million twinkling LED lights! New this year is Sea of Lights featuring over 2 miles of lights! Play the Game of Gnomes and find all 25 hidden throughout the zoo. Enjoy a 600-foot tunnel of lights, illuminated animal sculptures, numerous photo ops and more! Advance tickets required.



3. Find the Perfect Christmas Tree

AURORA– Abbey Farms invites you to join in the tradition of hunting for a locally grown Christmas trees this winter. Or, for those of you who would rather choose a precut tree, they always have a large inventory of fresh-cut fir trees. All of their precut trees come from a large Christmas tree operation in Michigan owned by Father Andrew’s family. While you wait, step inside the Nagel Farmstead Emporium for one of their famous apple cider donuts and hot chocolate. If there is snow on the ground, sleds are provided as you explore the farm. How fun!


4. Oswego Holiday Express

OSWEGO–The tradition returns this holiday season! All aboard to kiddos young and old, as the Oswegoland Park District presents the Oswego Holiday Express. Trolleys depart Santa Station the weekend of December 9-12 for the North Pole. Put on your pajamas, don your warmest apparel, and head to the top of the world on a magical journey. Mrs. Claus will greet you, you'll enjoy hot cocoa and cookies, and meet Santa! Register online at


5. Celebrate the Season Downtown Downers Grove

DOWNERS GROVE–It’s an exciting time of year downtown Downers Grove! Small Business Weekend will be held November 26-28. The Gingerbread House Contest will run November 26-December 5, and on display until December 11. The Gingerbread Man Hunt, Candy Cane Cash Rewards will be held throughout the holiday season with complimentary visits with Santa in his Gingerbread House Saturdays and Sundays 1-4pm. Merry Madness will be held on December 9 and extended late hours will begin at participating businesses starting December 9. How fun!



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