Images: Holiday Happenings in the Suburbs Friday Night

 
 
Updated 12/3/2019 6:05 PM

See moments from holiday happenings in the suburbs Friday night. People celebrated a start to the Christmas season in Naperville, Schaumburg, Arlington Heights, St. Charles, and Libertyville.

Daniel Rinaldi, 4, and his twin brother Mateo greet Santa Claus at the Libertyville Tree Lightning cermony in Libertyville's Cook Park as thousands joined in on the fun.
  Daniel Rinaldi, 4, and his twin brother Mateo greet Santa Claus at the Libertyville Tree Lightning cermony in Libertyville's Cook Park as thousands joined in on the fun.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Santa and Mrs. Clause close out The Little Friends Holiday Lights parade in downtown Naperville Friday night.
  Santa and Mrs. Clause close out The Little Friends Holiday Lights parade in downtown Naperville Friday night.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
The Little Friends Holiday Lights parade wound its way through downtown Naperville Friday night.
  The Little Friends Holiday Lights parade wound its way through downtown Naperville Friday night.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
Daniel Rinaldi, 4, and his twin brother Mateo greet Santa Claus at the Libertyville Tree Lightning cermony in Libertyville's Cook Park as thousands joined in on the fun.
  Daniel Rinaldi, 4, and his twin brother Mateo greet Santa Claus at the Libertyville Tree Lightning cermony in Libertyville's Cook Park as thousands joined in on the fun.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
The Grinch m makes an appearance in the passenger window of a parade entry as The Little Friends Holiday Lights parade winds its way through downtown Naperville Friday night.
  The Grinch m makes an appearance in the passenger window of a parade entry as The Little Friends Holiday Lights parade winds its way through downtown Naperville Friday night.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
Brian and Stephanie Timm of Arlington Heights and their daughter, Sophie, 1, take a family photo in front of the tree during the Arlington Heights tree lighting at North School Park Friday.
  Brian and Stephanie Timm of Arlington Heights and their daughter, Sophie, 1, take a family photo in front of the tree during the Arlington Heights tree lighting at North School Park Friday.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
A "Merry Mixer" cement truck featuring lights synced to holiday music made an appearance as The Little Friends Holiday Lights parade wound its way through downtown Naperville Friday night.
  A "Merry Mixer" cement truck featuring lights synced to holiday music made an appearance as The Little Friends Holiday Lights parade wound its way through downtown Naperville Friday night.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
Children thrill to the sights as The Little Friends Holiday Lights parade winds its way through downtown Naperville Friday night.
  Children thrill to the sights as The Little Friends Holiday Lights parade winds its way through downtown Naperville Friday night.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
The Little Friends Holiday Lights parade wound its way through downtown Naperville Friday night.
  The Little Friends Holiday Lights parade wound its way through downtown Naperville Friday night.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
Sisters from Naperville Annabelle Fazzi, 8, left, and Genevieve, 10, have their picture taken by grandfather Ed Morman  of Naperville as The Little Friends Holiday Lights parade winds its way through downtown Naperville Friday night.
  Sisters from Naperville Annabelle Fazzi, 8, left, and Genevieve, 10, have their picture taken by grandfather Ed Morman of Naperville as The Little Friends Holiday Lights parade winds its way through downtown Naperville Friday night.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
A crowd gathers around the tree during the Arlington Heights Christmas tree lighting at North School Park Friday.
  A crowd gathers around the tree during the Arlington Heights Christmas tree lighting at North School Park Friday.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Santa arrives during the Schaumburg Holiday Tree Lighting at the Al Larson Prairie Center for the Arts Friday.
  Santa arrives during the Schaumburg Holiday Tree Lighting at the Al Larson Prairie Center for the Arts Friday.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Lily Szymanski, 3, of Schaumburg and her dad, Daniel, stand by the tree during the Schaumburg Holiday Tree Lighting at the Al Larson Prairie Center for the Arts Friday.
  Lily Szymanski, 3, of Schaumburg and her dad, Daniel, stand by the tree during the Schaumburg Holiday Tree Lighting at the Al Larson Prairie Center for the Arts Friday.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
People gather around the tree during the Schaumburg Holiday Tree Lighting at the Al Larson Prairie Center for the Arts Friday.
  People gather around the tree during the Schaumburg Holiday Tree Lighting at the Al Larson Prairie Center for the Arts Friday.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
St. Charles North sophomore James Zuckerman prepares to sing Friday night with other choir members as St. Charles' Holiday Homecoming kicked off with the Lighting of the Lights on Friday at the First Street Plaza in downtown St. Charles.
  St. Charles North sophomore James Zuckerman prepares to sing Friday night with other choir members as St. Charles' Holiday Homecoming kicked off with the Lighting of the Lights on Friday at the First Street Plaza in downtown St. Charles.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
St. Charles North students sing on Friday night as St. Charles' Holiday Homecoming kicked off with the Lighting of the Lights on Friday at the First Street Plaza in downtown St. Charles.
  St. Charles North students sing on Friday night as St. Charles' Holiday Homecoming kicked off with the Lighting of the Lights on Friday at the First Street Plaza in downtown St. Charles.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
Bryce Haacker, left, 9, of Elgin and his twin sister Julia visit with Santa on Friday as St. Charles' Holiday Homecoming kicked off with the Lighting of the Lights on Friday at the First Street Plaza in downtown St. Charles.
  Bryce Haacker, left, 9, of Elgin and his twin sister Julia visit with Santa on Friday as St. Charles' Holiday Homecoming kicked off with the Lighting of the Lights on Friday at the First Street Plaza in downtown St. Charles.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
St. Charles' Holiday Homecoming kicked off with the Lighting of the Lights on Friday at the First Street Plaza in downtown St. Charles. St. Charles Mayor Ray Rogina speaks.
  St. Charles' Holiday Homecoming kicked off with the Lighting of the Lights on Friday at the First Street Plaza in downtown St. Charles. St. Charles Mayor Ray Rogina speaks.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
St. Charles' Holiday Homecoming kicked off with the Lighting of the Lights on Friday at the First Street Plaza in downtown St. Charles. Austin Schafer, center, thrills to the glow of the lights with his mother Cara after he served as the official light switcher.
  St. Charles' Holiday Homecoming kicked off with the Lighting of the Lights on Friday at the First Street Plaza in downtown St. Charles. Austin Schafer, center, thrills to the glow of the lights with his mother Cara after he served as the official light switcher.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
St. Charles' Holiday Homecoming kicked off with the Lighting of the Lights on Friday at the First Street Plaza in downtown St. Charles. Austin Schafer served as the official light switcher, joined by St. Charles Mayor Ray Rogina. Members of the St. Charles North high school choir sang holiday songs.
  St. Charles' Holiday Homecoming kicked off with the Lighting of the Lights on Friday at the First Street Plaza in downtown St. Charles. Austin Schafer served as the official light switcher, joined by St. Charles Mayor Ray Rogina. Members of the St. Charles North high school choir sang holiday songs.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
Libertyville's Michaela Yukus holds 8-month old Roman in Libertyville's Cook Park as a crowd joined in on the fun for the annual village tree lighting.She said, "I got my own little present." referring to Roman on his first tree lighting.
  Libertyville's Michaela Yukus holds 8-month old Roman in Libertyville's Cook Park as a crowd joined in on the fun for the annual village tree lighting.She said, "I got my own little present." referring to Roman on his first tree lighting.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Santa visits Keaton, 8, and Nolan Fabian, 9, of Vernon Hills along with Josie Phillips, 9, of Libertyville in Libertyville's Cook Park as thousands joined in on the fun for the annual village tree lighting. Josie asked Santa for a Google Pixel 4 (phone) and the boys asked for tickets to a soccer game and Amazon, nothing specific from Amazon-- just "Amazon".
  Santa visits Keaton, 8, and Nolan Fabian, 9, of Vernon Hills along with Josie Phillips, 9, of Libertyville in Libertyville's Cook Park as thousands joined in on the fun for the annual village tree lighting. Josie asked Santa for a Google Pixel 4 (phone) and the boys asked for tickets to a soccer game and Amazon, nothing specific from Amazon-- just "Amazon".
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
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