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  • Rylan Rico, 4, of Addison sits on Santa's lap while his mother Jodi Krush tries to get him to smile for the camera. People came out to celebrate the season Friday at Addison's Village Hall. Pictures with Santa, ornament making and games were available for children of all ages.

       Rylan Rico, 4, of Addison sits on Santa's lap while his mother Jodi Krush tries to get him to smile for the camera. People came out to celebrate the season Friday at Addison's Village Hall. Pictures with Santa, ornament making and games were available for children of all ages.
    Suzanne Caraker | Staff Photographer

  • Laura Hogan looks on as Kevin Esparca, 9, of Addison reveals his excitement after he spun on the prize wheel at Friday's celebration of the season in Addison.

       Laura Hogan looks on as Kevin Esparca, 9, of Addison reveals his excitement after he spun on the prize wheel at Friday's celebration of the season in Addison.
    Suzanne Caraker | Staff Photographer

  • People wait in line around the Christmas Tree to have their picture taken with Santa Friday at Addison's Village Hall.

       People wait in line around the Christmas Tree to have their picture taken with Santa Friday at Addison's Village Hall.
    Suzanne Caraker | Staff Photographer

  • Anna Natalizio, 1, of Bloomingdale holds her candy cane balloon at Addison Village Hall's celebration of the season. Pictures with Santa, ornament making and games were available for children of all ages.

       Anna Natalizio, 1, of Bloomingdale holds her candy cane balloon at Addison Village Hall's celebration of the season. Pictures with Santa, ornament making and games were available for children of all ages.
    Suzanne Caraker | Staff Photographer

  • Jessica Sanchez, 5, of Addison shows her ornament to her mother Maria Friday in Addison.

       Jessica Sanchez, 5, of Addison shows her ornament to her mother Maria Friday in Addison.
    Suzanne Caraker | Staff Photographer

  • 2-year-old CAmeron Ziegler of Geneva leans his head back while being held up by his mom Jody to look at the lights on the Geneva Christmas tree during the annual holiday festivities downtown Friday night.

       2-year-old CAmeron Ziegler of Geneva leans his head back while being held up by his mom Jody to look at the lights on the Geneva Christmas tree during the annual holiday festivities downtown Friday night.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • Ava Ramirez, 3, from Lake in the Hills explains to Santa and Mrs. Claus what she would like for Christmas during the Festival of Trees gathering Friday night at the Village Hall in Lake in the Hills.

       Ava Ramirez, 3, from Lake in the Hills explains to Santa and Mrs. Claus what she would like for Christmas during the Festival of Trees gathering Friday night at the Village Hall in Lake in the Hills.
    Rena Naltsas | Staff Photographer

  • Several dozen trees were donated by local businesses and decorated by non-profit community groups in Lake in the Hills.

       Several dozen trees were donated by local businesses and decorated by non-profit community groups in Lake in the Hills.
    Rena Naltsas | Staff Photographer

  • Village President Ed Plaza escorts Santa and Mrs. Claus as they arrive via fire truck at the Festival of Trees gathering Friday night at the Village Hall in Lake in the Hills.

       Village President Ed Plaza escorts Santa and Mrs. Claus as they arrive via fire truck at the Festival of Trees gathering Friday night at the Village Hall in Lake in the Hills.
    Rena Naltsas | Staff Photographer

  • John Ogan,4, of Warrenville keeps warm by the fire while waiting for Santa to show during Holly Days in Warrenville Friday.

       John Ogan,4, of Warrenville keeps warm by the fire while waiting for Santa to show during Holly Days in Warrenville Friday.
    PAUL MICHNA | Staff Photographer

  • Lauren Molinaro of Wheaton Warrenville South High School choir sings during Holly Days in Warrenville Friday.

       Lauren Molinaro of Wheaton Warrenville South High School choir sings during Holly Days in Warrenville Friday.
    PAUL MICHNA | Staff Photographer

  • Santa waves during Holly Days in Warrenville Friday.

       Santa waves during Holly Days in Warrenville Friday.
    PAUL MICHNA | Staff Photographer

  • Rich Holtz of Des Plaines listens to kids' wishes. Among the kids were Annika ,9, and Katherine Knuth ,7, of Inverness who took part in the Inverness Park District's Hometown Holiday Celebration on Friday.

       Rich Holtz of Des Plaines listens to kids' wishes. Among the kids were Annika ,9, and Katherine Knuth ,7, of Inverness who took part in the Inverness Park District's Hometown Holiday Celebration on Friday.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Mundelein's annual village holiday tree lighting ceremony ended with a five-minute fireworks display above the 30-foot spruce tree at Kracklauer Park on Friday, December 3. The tree lighting ceremony included a Mayor's holiday greeting, caroling by the Mundelein Cooperative pre-school singers, and Santa Claus arriving in a fire truck.

       Mundelein's annual village holiday tree lighting ceremony ended with a five-minute fireworks display above the 30-foot spruce tree at Kracklauer Park on Friday, December 3. The tree lighting ceremony included a Mayor's holiday greeting, caroling by the Mundelein Cooperative pre-school singers, and Santa Claus arriving in a fire truck.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Mundelein's Annual Village Holiday Tree lighting ceremony took place Friday, December 3 at the Kracklauer Park Gazebo on Seymour Ave. Tree lighting festivities start at 6pm. with the Mayor's holiday greeting and caroling by the Mundelein Cooperative pre-school singers. Santa Claus arrives in a fire truck to take part to light the 30-foot spruce tree. Fireworks on Friday, December 3.

       Mundelein's Annual Village Holiday Tree lighting ceremony took place Friday, December 3 at the Kracklauer Park Gazebo on Seymour Ave. Tree lighting festivities start at 6pm. with the Mayor's holiday greeting and caroling by the Mundelein Cooperative pre-school singers. Santa Claus arrives in a fire truck to take part to light the 30-foot spruce tree. Fireworks on Friday, December 3.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Mundelein's Annual Village Holiday Tree lighting ceremony took place Friday, December 3 at the Kracklauer Park Gazebo on Seymour Ave. Tree lighting festivities start at 6pm. with the Mayor's holiday greeting and caroling by the Mundelein Cooperative pre-school singers. Santa Claus arrives in a fire truck to take part to light the 30-foot spruce tree. Fireworks on Friday, December 3.

       Mundelein's Annual Village Holiday Tree lighting ceremony took place Friday, December 3 at the Kracklauer Park Gazebo on Seymour Ave. Tree lighting festivities start at 6pm. with the Mayor's holiday greeting and caroling by the Mundelein Cooperative pre-school singers. Santa Claus arrives in a fire truck to take part to light the 30-foot spruce tree. Fireworks on Friday, December 3.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Six-year-old Sydney Warford of Elburn passes her wish list on to Santa as he visits the Town and Country Library in Elburn.

       Six-year-old Sydney Warford of Elburn passes her wish list on to Santa as he visits the Town and Country Library in Elburn.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Four-year-old Sophia Arnold of Burlington tells Santa her wish list as he visits the Town and Country Library in Elburn . Arnold was hoping for a new house and a new baby crib.

       Four-year-old Sophia Arnold of Burlington tells Santa her wish list as he visits the Town and Country Library in Elburn . Arnold was hoping for a new house and a new baby crib.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Three-year-old Janissa Bauer has a problem relating to Santa to the point of shielding her eyes, while being held by her grandmother Barbara Bauer, in the log cabin prior to Christmas tree lighting in Bartlett Park.

       Three-year-old Janissa Bauer has a problem relating to Santa to the point of shielding her eyes, while being held by her grandmother Barbara Bauer, in the log cabin prior to Christmas tree lighting in Bartlett Park.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Twin sisters Anna, left, and Emily Nauman whisper to Santa what they want for Christmas in the log cabin prior to the Christmas tree lighting in Bartlett Park.

       Twin sisters Anna, left, and Emily Nauman whisper to Santa what they want for Christmas in the log cabin prior to the Christmas tree lighting in Bartlett Park.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Santa arrives via fire truck to the Des Plaines Christmas tree lighting street fest at Metropolitan Square.

       Santa arrives via fire truck to the Des Plaines Christmas tree lighting street fest at Metropolitan Square.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Three-year-old Sean Halpin seems a bit intimidated by the large Christmas tree he's helping to decorate for St. Zachary's parish during the Des Plaines Christmas tree lighting street fest at Metropolitan Square.

       Three-year-old Sean Halpin seems a bit intimidated by the large Christmas tree he's helping to decorate for St. Zachary's parish during the Des Plaines Christmas tree lighting street fest at Metropolitan Square.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Santa is helped down from a fire truck by Des Plaines firefighters as he arrives for the Des Plaines Christmas tree lighting street fest at Metropolitan Square.

       Santa is helped down from a fire truck by Des Plaines firefighters as he arrives for the Des Plaines Christmas tree lighting street fest at Metropolitan Square.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

 

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