Images: Holiday celebrations in the suburbs

 
 
Updated 12/12/2019 10:43 AM

Cities and villages in the suburbs held tree lighting ceremonies and holiday celebrations including Lincolnshire, Streamwood, Hanover Park, West Dundee, Naperville, Lake Zurich, North Chicago, Schaumburg, Des Plaines, Bloomingdale, Geneva, Wauconda, Bartlett, East Dundee and Mundelein.

The Village of Lincolnshire hosted its annual Holiday Tree Lighting on Friday, Dec. 6 at Village Green in Lincolnshire. The chorus from Half Day School performed at the event.
The Village of Lincolnshire hosted its annual Holiday Tree Lighting on Friday, Dec. 6 at Village Green in Lincolnshire. The chorus from Half Day School performed at the event.
Courtesy of Village of Lincolnshire/Jack Cascone
Courtesy of Village of Lincolnshire/Jack CasconeThe Village of Lincolnshire hosted its annual Holida
The Village of Lincolnshire hosted its annual Holiday Tree Lighting on Friday, Dec. 6 at Village Green in Lincolnshire featuring a 30-foot Frasier fir from Wisconsin. Santa also participated in the festivities.
The Village of Lincolnshire hosted its annual Holiday Tree Lighting on Friday, Dec. 6 at Village Green in Lincolnshire featuring a 30-foot Frasier fir from Wisconsin. Santa also participated in the festivities.
Courtesy of Village of Lincolnshire/Jack Cascone
Luminaria lit the grounds and thousands of lights illuminated the trees throughout the Veterans Memorial during the Village of Streamwood's 35th Anniversary Luminaria event on Friday, Dec. 6. 
Luminaria lit the grounds and thousands of lights illuminated the trees throughout the Veterans Memorial during the Village of Streamwood's 35th Anniversary Luminaria event on Friday, Dec. 6. 
Courtesy of Village of Streamwood
Luminaria lit the grounds and thousands of lights illuminated the trees throughout the Veterans Memorial during the Village of Streamwood's 35th Anniversary Luminaria event on Friday, Dec. 6. 
Luminaria lit the grounds and thousands of lights illuminated the trees throughout the Veterans Memorial during the Village of Streamwood's 35th Anniversary Luminaria event on Friday, Dec. 6. 
Courtesy of Juli Schatz
Luminaria lit the grounds and thousands of lights illuminated the trees throughout the Veterans Memorial during the Village of Streamwood's 35th Anniversary Luminaria event on Friday, Dec. 6. 
Luminaria lit the grounds and thousands of lights illuminated the trees throughout the Veterans Memorial during the Village of Streamwood's 35th Anniversary Luminaria event on Friday, Dec. 6. 
Courtesy of Juli Schatz
Luminaria lit the grounds and thousands of lights illuminated the trees throughout the Veterans Memorial during the Village of Streamwood's 35th Anniversary Luminaria event on Friday, Dec. 6. 
Luminaria lit the grounds and thousands of lights illuminated the trees throughout the Veterans Memorial during the Village of Streamwood's 35th Anniversary Luminaria event on Friday, Dec. 6. 
Courtesy of Juli Schatz
Luminaria lit the grounds and thousands of lights illuminated the trees throughout the Veterans Memorial during the Village of Streamwood's 35th Anniversary Luminaria event on Friday, Dec. 6. 
Luminaria lit the grounds and thousands of lights illuminated the trees throughout the Veterans Memorial during the Village of Streamwood's 35th Anniversary Luminaria event on Friday, Dec. 6. 
Courtesy of Juli Schatz
Luminaria lit the grounds and thousands of lights illuminated the trees throughout the Veterans Memorial during the Village of Streamwood's 35th Anniversary Luminaria event on Friday, Dec. 6. 
Luminaria lit the grounds and thousands of lights illuminated the trees throughout the Veterans Memorial during the Village of Streamwood's 35th Anniversary Luminaria event on Friday, Dec. 6. 
Courtesy of Juli Schatz
Luminaria lit the grounds and thousands of lights illuminated the trees throughout the Veterans Memorial during the Village of Streamwood's 35th Anniversary Luminaria event on Friday, Dec. 6. 
Luminaria lit the grounds and thousands of lights illuminated the trees throughout the Veterans Memorial during the Village of Streamwood's 35th Anniversary Luminaria event on Friday, Dec. 6. 
Courtesy of Juli Schatz
Hanover Park held its annual Tree Lighting Ceremony event on Friday, Dec. 6. The event included a visit from Santa who helped flipped the switch to light up the village's holiday decorations. The evening concluded with snacks and entertainment in the public works garage.
Hanover Park held its annual Tree Lighting Ceremony event on Friday, Dec. 6. The event included a visit from Santa who helped flipped the switch to light up the village's holiday decorations. The evening concluded with snacks and entertainment in the public works garage.
Courtesy of ZMUDA Photography
Hanover Park held its annual Tree Lighting Ceremony event on Friday, Dec. 6. The event included a visit from Santa who helped flipped the switch to light up the village's holiday decorations. The evening concluded with snacks and entertainment in the public works garage.
Hanover Park held its annual Tree Lighting Ceremony event on Friday, Dec. 6. The event included a visit from Santa who helped flipped the switch to light up the village's holiday decorations. The evening concluded with snacks and entertainment in the public works garage.
Courtesy of ZMUDA Photography
Hanover Park held its annual Tree Lighting Ceremony event on Friday, Dec. 6. The event included a visit from Santa who helped flipped the switch to light up the village's holiday decorations. The evening concluded with snacks and entertainment in the public works garage.
Hanover Park held its annual Tree Lighting Ceremony event on Friday, Dec. 6. The event included a visit from Santa who helped flipped the switch to light up the village's holiday decorations. The evening concluded with snacks and entertainment in the public works garage.
Courtesy of ZMUDA Photography
Hanover Park held its annual Tree Lighting Ceremony event on Friday, Dec. 6. The event included a visit from Santa who helped flipped the switch to light up the village's holiday decorations. The evening concluded with snacks and entertainment in the public works garage.
Hanover Park held its annual Tree Lighting Ceremony event on Friday, Dec. 6. The event included a visit from Santa who helped flipped the switch to light up the village's holiday decorations. The evening concluded with snacks and entertainment in the public works garage.
Courtesy of ZMUDA Photography
Hanover Park held its annual Tree Lighting Ceremony event on Friday, Dec. 6. The event included a visit from Santa who helped flipped the switch to light up the village's holiday decorations. The evening concluded with snacks and entertainment in the public works garage.
Hanover Park held its annual Tree Lighting Ceremony event on Friday, Dec. 6. The event included a visit from Santa who helped flipped the switch to light up the village's holiday decorations. The evening concluded with snacks and entertainment in the public works garage.
Courtesy of ZMUDA Photography
West Dundee held its annual Dickens in Dundee celebration on Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7. The event included living window performances, tree lighting ceremony, cookie and gingerbread house decorating, visits with Santa and a parade.
West Dundee held its annual Dickens in Dundee celebration on Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7. The event included living window performances, tree lighting ceremony, cookie and gingerbread house decorating, visits with Santa and a parade.
Courtesy of Kim Tibbetts
West Dundee held its annual Dickens in Dundee celebration on Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7. The event included living window performances, tree lighting ceremony, cookie and gingerbread house decorating, visits with Santa and a parade.
West Dundee held its annual Dickens in Dundee celebration on Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7. The event included living window performances, tree lighting ceremony, cookie and gingerbread house decorating, visits with Santa and a parade.
Courtesy of Kim Tibbetts
West Dundee held its annual Dickens in Dundee celebration on Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7. The event included living window performances, tree lighting ceremony, cookie and gingerbread house decorating, visits with Santa and a parade.
West Dundee held its annual Dickens in Dundee celebration on Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7. The event included living window performances, tree lighting ceremony, cookie and gingerbread house decorating, visits with Santa and a parade.
Courtesy of Kim Tibbetts
West Dundee held its annual Dickens in Dundee celebration on Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7. The event included living window performances, tree lighting ceremony, cookie and gingerbread house decorating, visits with Santa and a parade.
West Dundee held its annual Dickens in Dundee celebration on Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7. The event included living window performances, tree lighting ceremony, cookie and gingerbread house decorating, visits with Santa and a parade.
Courtesy of Jason Nowitzki
West Dundee held its annual Dickens in Dundee celebration on Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7. The event included living window performances, tree lighting ceremony, cookie and gingerbread house decorating, visits with Santa and a parade.
West Dundee held its annual Dickens in Dundee celebration on Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7. The event included living window performances, tree lighting ceremony, cookie and gingerbread house decorating, visits with Santa and a parade.
Courtesy of Jason Nowitzki
West Dundee held its annual Dickens in Dundee celebration on Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7. The event included living window performances, tree lighting ceremony, cookie and gingerbread house decorating, visits with Santa and a parade.
West Dundee held its annual Dickens in Dundee celebration on Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7. The event included living window performances, tree lighting ceremony, cookie and gingerbread house decorating, visits with Santa and a parade.
Courtesy of Kim Tibbetts
West Dundee held its annual Dickens in Dundee celebration on Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7. The event included living window performances, tree lighting ceremony, cookie and gingerbread house decorating, visits with Santa and a parade.
West Dundee held its annual Dickens in Dundee celebration on Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7. The event included living window performances, tree lighting ceremony, cookie and gingerbread house decorating, visits with Santa and a parade.
Courtesy of Kim Tibbetts
West Dundee held its annual Dickens in Dundee celebration on Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7. The event included living window performances, tree lighting ceremony, cookie and gingerbread house decorating, visits with Santa and a parade.
West Dundee held its annual Dickens in Dundee celebration on Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7. The event included living window performances, tree lighting ceremony, cookie and gingerbread house decorating, visits with Santa and a parade.
Courtesy of Kim Tibbetts
West Dundee held its annual Dickens in Dundee celebration on Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7. The event included living window performances, tree lighting ceremony, cookie and gingerbread house decorating, visits with Santa and a parade.
West Dundee held its annual Dickens in Dundee celebration on Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7. The event included living window performances, tree lighting ceremony, cookie and gingerbread house decorating, visits with Santa and a parade.
Courtesy of Kim Tibbetts
West Dundee held its annual Dickens in Dundee celebration on Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7. The event included living window performances, tree lighting ceremony, cookie and gingerbread house decorating, visits with Santa and a parade.
West Dundee held its annual Dickens in Dundee celebration on Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7. The event included living window performances, tree lighting ceremony, cookie and gingerbread house decorating, visits with Santa and a parade.
Courtesy of Kim Tibbetts
West Dundee held its annual Dickens in Dundee celebration on Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7. The event included living window performances, tree lighting ceremony, cookie and gingerbread house decorating, visits with Santa and a parade.
West Dundee held its annual Dickens in Dundee celebration on Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7. The event included living window performances, tree lighting ceremony, cookie and gingerbread house decorating, visits with Santa and a parade.
Courtesy of Kim Tibbetts
West Dundee held its annual Dickens in Dundee celebration on Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7. The event included living window performances, tree lighting ceremony, cookie and gingerbread house decorating, visits with Santa and a parade.
West Dundee held its annual Dickens in Dundee celebration on Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7. The event included living window performances, tree lighting ceremony, cookie and gingerbread house decorating, visits with Santa and a parade.
Courtesy of Kim Tibbetts
West Dundee held its annual Dickens in Dundee celebration on Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7. The event included living window performances, tree lighting ceremony, cookie and gingerbread house decorating, visits with Santa and a parade.
West Dundee held its annual Dickens in Dundee celebration on Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7. The event included living window performances, tree lighting ceremony, cookie and gingerbread house decorating, visits with Santa and a parade.
Courtesy of Kim Tibbetts
West Dundee held its annual Dickens in Dundee celebration on Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7. The event included living window performances, tree lighting ceremony, cookie and gingerbread house decorating, visits with Santa and a parade.
West Dundee held its annual Dickens in Dundee celebration on Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7. The event included living window performances, tree lighting ceremony, cookie and gingerbread house decorating, visits with Santa and a parade.
Courtesy of Kim Tibbetts
Geneva held its tree lighting ceremony on Friday, Dec. 6 in downtown.
Geneva held its tree lighting ceremony on Friday, Dec. 6 in downtown.
Courtesy of Geneva Chamber of Commerce
South Elgin High School and Kenyon Woods Middle School choir students spread holiday cheer during the Bartlett tree lighting ceremony on Friday, Dec. 6th at Bartlett Park.
South Elgin High School and Kenyon Woods Middle School choir students spread holiday cheer during the Bartlett tree lighting ceremony on Friday, Dec. 6th at Bartlett Park.
Courtesy of Amanda Brex-Castillo
South Elgin High School and Kenyon Woods Middle School choir students spread holiday cheer during the Bartlett tree lighting ceremony on Friday, Dec. 6th at Bartlett Park.
South Elgin High School and Kenyon Woods Middle School choir students spread holiday cheer during the Bartlett tree lighting ceremony on Friday, Dec. 6th at Bartlett Park.
Courtesy of Amanda Brex-Castillo
South Elgin High School and Kenyon Woods Middle School choir students spread holiday cheer during the Bartlett tree lighting ceremony on Friday, Dec. 6th at Bartlett Park.
South Elgin High School and Kenyon Woods Middle School choir students spread holiday cheer during the Bartlett tree lighting ceremony on Friday, Dec. 6th at Bartlett Park.
Courtesy of Amanda Brex-Castillo
Village of Bartlett, the park district, the Lion's Club and the Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated the start of holiday season with a tree lighting ceremony in Bartlett Park on Friday, Dec. 6.
Village of Bartlett, the park district, the Lion's Club and the Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated the start of holiday season with a tree lighting ceremony in Bartlett Park on Friday, Dec. 6.
Courtesy of Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce/Mary Beth Smith
Village of Bartlett, the park district, the Lion's Club and the Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated the start of holiday season with a tree lighting ceremony in Bartlett Park on Friday, Dec. 6.
Village of Bartlett, the park district, the Lion's Club and the Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated the start of holiday season with a tree lighting ceremony in Bartlett Park on Friday, Dec. 6.
Courtesy of Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce/Mary Beth Smith
Village of Bartlett, the park district, the Lion's Club and the Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated the start of holiday season with a tree lighting ceremony in Bartlett Park on Friday, Dec. 6.
Village of Bartlett, the park district, the Lion's Club and the Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated the start of holiday season with a tree lighting ceremony in Bartlett Park on Friday, Dec. 6.
Courtesy of Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce/Mary Beth Smith
Village of Bartlett, the park district, the Lion's Club and the Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated the start of holiday season with a tree lighting ceremony in Bartlett Park on Friday, Dec. 6.
Village of Bartlett, the park district, the Lion's Club and the Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated the start of holiday season with a tree lighting ceremony in Bartlett Park on Friday, Dec. 6.
Courtesy of Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce/Mary Beth Smith
Village of Bartlett, the park district, the Lion's Club and the Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated the start of holiday season with a tree lighting ceremony in Bartlett Park on Friday, Dec. 6.
Village of Bartlett, the park district, the Lion's Club and the Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated the start of holiday season with a tree lighting ceremony in Bartlett Park on Friday, Dec. 6.
Courtesy of Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce/Mary Beth Smith
East Dundee held its annual Dickens in Dundee event on Friday, Dec. 6 in downtown. The event included visits with Santa, live window displays, horse-drawn carriage rides, tree lighting and costumed characters.
East Dundee held its annual Dickens in Dundee event on Friday, Dec. 6 in downtown. The event included visits with Santa, live window displays, horse-drawn carriage rides, tree lighting and costumed characters.
Courtesy of Village of East Dundee
East Dundee held its annual Dickens in Dundee event on Friday, Dec. 6 in downtown. The event included visits with Santa, live window displays, horse-drawn carriage rides, tree lighting and costumed characters.
East Dundee held its annual Dickens in Dundee event on Friday, Dec. 6 in downtown. The event included visits with Santa, live window displays, horse-drawn carriage rides, tree lighting and costumed characters.
Courtesy of Village of East Dundee
East Dundee held its annual Dickens in Dundee event on Friday, Dec. 6 in downtown. The event included visits with Santa, live window displays, horse-drawn carriage rides, tree lighting and costumed characters.
East Dundee held its annual Dickens in Dundee event on Friday, Dec. 6 in downtown. The event included visits with Santa, live window displays, horse-drawn carriage rides, tree lighting and costumed characters.
Courtesy of Village of East Dundee
East Dundee held its annual Dickens in Dundee event on Friday, Dec. 6 in downtown. The event included visits with Santa, live window displays, horse-drawn carriage rides, tree lighting and costumed characters.
East Dundee held its annual Dickens in Dundee event on Friday, Dec. 6 in downtown. The event included visits with Santa, live window displays, horse-drawn carriage rides, tree lighting and costumed characters.
Courtesy of Village of East Dundee
East Dundee held its annual Dickens in Dundee event on Friday, Dec. 6 in downtown. The event included visits with Santa, live window displays, horse-drawn carriage rides, tree lighting and costumed characters.
East Dundee held its annual Dickens in Dundee event on Friday, Dec. 6 in downtown. The event included visits with Santa, live window displays, horse-drawn carriage rides, tree lighting and costumed characters.
Courtesy of Village of East Dundee
East Dundee held its annual Dickens in Dundee event on Friday, Dec. 6 in downtown. The event included visits with Santa, live window displays, horse-drawn carriage rides, tree lighting and costumed characters.
East Dundee held its annual Dickens in Dundee event on Friday, Dec. 6 in downtown. The event included visits with Santa, live window displays, horse-drawn carriage rides, tree lighting and costumed characters.
Courtesy of Village of East Dundee
East Dundee held its annual Dickens in Dundee event on Friday, Dec. 6 in downtown. The event included visits with Santa, live window displays, horse-drawn carriage rides, tree lighting and costumed characters.
East Dundee held its annual Dickens in Dundee event on Friday, Dec. 6 in downtown. The event included visits with Santa, live window displays, horse-drawn carriage rides, tree lighting and costumed characters.
Courtesy of Village of East Dundee
Wauconda held its annual Holiday Walk and Tree Lighting ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 7. The event included caroling, sleigh rides, crafts, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, reindeer games and a parade.
Wauconda held its annual Holiday Walk and Tree Lighting ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 7. The event included caroling, sleigh rides, crafts, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, reindeer games and a parade.
Courtesy of Tracy Lehmann
Wauconda held its annual Holiday Walk and Tree Lighting ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 7. The event included caroling, sleigh rides, crafts, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, reindeer games and a parade.
Wauconda held its annual Holiday Walk and Tree Lighting ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 7. The event included caroling, sleigh rides, crafts, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, reindeer games and a parade.
Courtesy of Tracy Lehmann
Wauconda held its annual Holiday Walk and Tree Lighting ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 7. The event included caroling, sleigh rides, crafts, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, reindeer games and a parade.
Wauconda held its annual Holiday Walk and Tree Lighting ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 7. The event included caroling, sleigh rides, crafts, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, reindeer games and a parade.
Courtesy of Cheryl Falk-Novak
Wauconda held its annual Holiday Walk and Tree Lighting ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 7. The event included caroling, sleigh rides, crafts, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, reindeer games and a parade.
Wauconda held its annual Holiday Walk and Tree Lighting ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 7. The event included caroling, sleigh rides, crafts, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, reindeer games and a parade.
Courtesy of Cheryl Falk-Novak
Wauconda held its annual Holiday Walk and Tree Lighting ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 7. The event included caroling, sleigh rides, crafts, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, reindeer games and a parade.
Wauconda held its annual Holiday Walk and Tree Lighting ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 7. The event included caroling, sleigh rides, crafts, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, reindeer games and a parade.
Courtesy of Cheryl Falk-Novak
Wauconda held its annual Holiday Walk and Tree Lighting ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 7. The event included caroling, sleigh rides, crafts, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, reindeer games and a parade.
Wauconda held its annual Holiday Walk and Tree Lighting ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 7. The event included caroling, sleigh rides, crafts, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, reindeer games and a parade.
Courtesy of Cheryl Falk-Novak
First-time performers Emily Lesniak and Linnae Ellis, both age 11 from Aurora, played baritones during the TubaChristmas under the leadership of Naperville Municipal Band director Ron Keller.
First-time performers Emily Lesniak and Linnae Ellis, both age 11 from Aurora, played baritones during the TubaChristmas under the leadership of Naperville Municipal Band director Ron Keller.
Courtesy of Positively Naperville
Naperville Municipal Band conductor Ron Keller organized and led the 75 musicians who performed in the TubaChristmas Concert at US Bank Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019. The annual holiday event featured big brass instruments, including tubas, sousaphones, baritones and euphoniums.
Naperville Municipal Band conductor Ron Keller organized and led the 75 musicians who performed in the TubaChristmas Concert at US Bank Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019. The annual holiday event featured big brass instruments, including tubas, sousaphones, baritones and euphoniums.
Courtesy of Positively Naperville
Aurora resident David Lesniak, Plainfield East band director, performs on the baritone for TubaChristmas.
Aurora resident David Lesniak, Plainfield East band director, performs on the baritone for TubaChristmas.
Courtesy of Positively Naperville
Since 1994, Lombard resident Jesse Marzell has played his baritone in TubaChristmas concerts at various locations in the United States. With commemorative buttons to prove it, Marzell noted he has played in Pittsburgh and Baltimore and travels to Chicago, Barrington, West Dundee and Naperville to participate in the annual holiday concert that celebrates individuals who play, teach, and compose music for the tuba family of instruments.
Since 1994, Lombard resident Jesse Marzell has played his baritone in TubaChristmas concerts at various locations in the United States. With commemorative buttons to prove it, Marzell noted he has played in Pittsburgh and Baltimore and travels to Chicago, Barrington, West Dundee and Naperville to participate in the annual holiday concert that celebrates individuals who play, teach, and compose music for the tuba family of instruments.
Courtesy of Positively Naperville
Naperville residents Eric Pfeiffer and son, Tim Pfeiffer, played tubas in Saturday's TubaChristmas in front of US Bank in downtown Naperville.
Naperville residents Eric Pfeiffer and son, Tim Pfeiffer, played tubas in Saturday's TubaChristmas in front of US Bank in downtown Naperville.
Courtesy of Positively Naperville
Village of Lake Zurich held its Miracle on Main Street  event on Saturday, Dec. 7 which included live reindeer, the high school's Bare Voices singers, sleigh rides, food and tree lighting.
Village of Lake Zurich held its Miracle on Main Street event on Saturday, Dec. 7 which included live reindeer, the high school's Bare Voices singers, sleigh rides, food and tree lighting.
Courtesy of Lake Zurich/Bonnie Caputo
Village of Lake Zurich held its Miracle on Main Street  event on Saturday, Dec. 7 which included live reindeer, the high school's Bare Voices singers, sleigh rides, food and tree lighting.
Village of Lake Zurich held its Miracle on Main Street event on Saturday, Dec. 7 which included live reindeer, the high school's Bare Voices singers, sleigh rides, food and tree lighting.
Courtesy of Lake Zurich/Bonnie Caputo
Village of Lake Zurich held its Miracle on Main Street  event on Saturday, Dec. 7 which included live reindeer, the high school's Bare Voices singers, sleigh rides, food and tree lighting.
Village of Lake Zurich held its Miracle on Main Street event on Saturday, Dec. 7 which included live reindeer, the high school's Bare Voices singers, sleigh rides, food and tree lighting.
Courtesy of Lake Zurich/Bonnie Caputo
Village of Lake Zurich held its Miracle on Main Street  event on Saturday, Dec. 7 which included live reindeer, the high school's Bare Voices singers, sleigh rides, food and tree lighting.
Village of Lake Zurich held its Miracle on Main Street event on Saturday, Dec. 7 which included live reindeer, the high school's Bare Voices singers, sleigh rides, food and tree lighting.
Courtesy of Lake Zurich/Bonnie Caputo
Village of Lake Zurich held its Miracle on Main Street  event on Saturday, Dec. 7 which included live reindeer, the high school's Bare Voices singers, sleigh rides, food and tree lighting.
Village of Lake Zurich held its Miracle on Main Street event on Saturday, Dec. 7 which included live reindeer, the high school's Bare Voices singers, sleigh rides, food and tree lighting.
Courtesy of Lake Zurich/Bonnie Caputo
Village of Lake Zurich held its Miracle on Main Street  event on Saturday, Dec. 7 which included live reindeer, the high school's Bare Voices singers, sleigh rides, food and tree lighting.
Village of Lake Zurich held its Miracle on Main Street event on Saturday, Dec. 7 which included live reindeer, the high school's Bare Voices singers, sleigh rides, food and tree lighting.
Courtesy of Lake Zurich/Bonnie Caputo
The Schaumburg Park District held its Christmas in the Valley event on Saturday, Dec. 8 at Spring Valley's Heritage Farm and Merkle Cabin. Visitors witnessed how 19th century Schaumburg celebrated Christmas with traditional foods, homemade gifts and a continuation of their daily farm chores. The event also included visits with St. Nicholas by the fireplace at Merkle Cabin, holiday treats and craft activities.
The Schaumburg Park District held its Christmas in the Valley event on Saturday, Dec. 8 at Spring Valley's Heritage Farm and Merkle Cabin. Visitors witnessed how 19th century Schaumburg celebrated Christmas with traditional foods, homemade gifts and a continuation of their daily farm chores. The event also included visits with St. Nicholas by the fireplace at Merkle Cabin, holiday treats and craft activities.
Courtesy of Schaumburg Park District
The Schaumburg Park District held its Christmas in the Valley event on Saturday, Dec. 8 at Spring Valley's Heritage Farm and Merkle Cabin. Visitors witnessed how 19th century Schaumburg celebrated Christmas with traditional foods, homemade gifts and a continuation of their daily farm chores. The event also included visits with St. Nicholas by the fireplace at Merkle Cabin, holiday treats and craft activities.
The Schaumburg Park District held its Christmas in the Valley event on Saturday, Dec. 8 at Spring Valley's Heritage Farm and Merkle Cabin. Visitors witnessed how 19th century Schaumburg celebrated Christmas with traditional foods, homemade gifts and a continuation of their daily farm chores. The event also included visits with St. Nicholas by the fireplace at Merkle Cabin, holiday treats and craft activities.
Courtesy of Schaumburg Park District
The Schaumburg Park District held its Christmas in the Valley event on Saturday, Dec. 8 at Spring Valley's Heritage Farm and Merkle Cabin. Visitors witnessed how 19th century Schaumburg celebrated Christmas with traditional foods, homemade gifts and a continuation of their daily farm chores. The event also included visits with St. Nicholas by the fireplace at Merkle Cabin, holiday treats and craft activities.
The Schaumburg Park District held its Christmas in the Valley event on Saturday, Dec. 8 at Spring Valley's Heritage Farm and Merkle Cabin. Visitors witnessed how 19th century Schaumburg celebrated Christmas with traditional foods, homemade gifts and a continuation of their daily farm chores. The event also included visits with St. Nicholas by the fireplace at Merkle Cabin, holiday treats and craft activities.
Courtesy of Schaumburg Park District
North Chicago held its annual tree lighting ceremony at city hall on Monday, Dec. 2. Mayor Leon Rockingham and others flipped the switch and welcomed the arrival of Santa. The event also included Naval Station Great Lakes Brass Ambassadors, children's activities, dance performances and photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus.
North Chicago held its annual tree lighting ceremony at city hall on Monday, Dec. 2. Mayor Leon Rockingham and others flipped the switch and welcomed the arrival of Santa. The event also included Naval Station Great Lakes Brass Ambassadors, children's activities, dance performances and photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus.
Courtesy of City of North Chicago
North Chicago held its annual tree lighting ceremony at city hall on Monday, Dec. 2. Mayor Leon Rockingham and others flipped the switch and welcomed the arrival of Santa. The event also included Naval Station Great Lakes Brass Ambassadors, children's activities, dance performances and photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus.
North Chicago held its annual tree lighting ceremony at city hall on Monday, Dec. 2. Mayor Leon Rockingham and others flipped the switch and welcomed the arrival of Santa. The event also included Naval Station Great Lakes Brass Ambassadors, children's activities, dance performances and photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus.
Courtesy of City of North Chicago
North Chicago held its annual tree lighting ceremony at city hall on Monday, Dec. 2. Mayor Leon Rockingham and others flipped the switch and welcomed the arrival of Santa. The event also included Naval Station Great Lakes Brass Ambassadors, children's activities, dance performances and photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus.
North Chicago held its annual tree lighting ceremony at city hall on Monday, Dec. 2. Mayor Leon Rockingham and others flipped the switch and welcomed the arrival of Santa. The event also included Naval Station Great Lakes Brass Ambassadors, children's activities, dance performances and photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus.
Courtesy of City of North Chicago
North Chicago held its annual tree lighting ceremony at city hall on Monday, Dec. 2. Mayor Leon Rockingham and others flipped the switch and welcomed the arrival of Santa. The event also included Naval Station Great Lakes Brass Ambassadors, children's activities, dance performances and photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Students from Evelyn Alexander School show off their dance skills at the event.
North Chicago held its annual tree lighting ceremony at city hall on Monday, Dec. 2. Mayor Leon Rockingham and others flipped the switch and welcomed the arrival of Santa. The event also included Naval Station Great Lakes Brass Ambassadors, children's activities, dance performances and photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Students from Evelyn Alexander School show off their dance skills at the event.
Courtesy of City of North Chicago
North Chicago held its annual tree lighting ceremony at city hall on Monday, Dec. 2. Mayor Leon Rockingham and others flipped the switch and welcomed the arrival of Santa. The event also included Naval Station Great Lakes Brass Ambassadors, children's activities, dance performances and photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus.
North Chicago held its annual tree lighting ceremony at city hall on Monday, Dec. 2. Mayor Leon Rockingham and others flipped the switch and welcomed the arrival of Santa. The event also included Naval Station Great Lakes Brass Ambassadors, children's activities, dance performances and photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus.
Courtesy of City of North Chicago
North Chicago held its annual tree lighting ceremony at city hall on Monday, Dec. 2. Mayor Leon Rockingham and others flipped the switch and welcomed the arrival of Santa. The event also included Naval Station Great Lakes Brass Ambassadors, children's activities, dance performances and photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus.
North Chicago held its annual tree lighting ceremony at city hall on Monday, Dec. 2. Mayor Leon Rockingham and others flipped the switch and welcomed the arrival of Santa. The event also included Naval Station Great Lakes Brass Ambassadors, children's activities, dance performances and photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus.
Courtesy of City of North Chicago
North Chicago held its annual tree lighting ceremony at city hall on Monday, Dec. 2. Mayor Leon Rockingham and others flipped the switch and welcomed the arrival of Santa. The event also included Naval Station Great Lakes Brass Ambassadors, children's activities, dance performances and photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus.
North Chicago held its annual tree lighting ceremony at city hall on Monday, Dec. 2. Mayor Leon Rockingham and others flipped the switch and welcomed the arrival of Santa. The event also included Naval Station Great Lakes Brass Ambassadors, children's activities, dance performances and photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus.
Courtesy of City of North Chicago
Delaney Kroschel, 9, and her friend Gianna Gialamas, 9, of Des Plaines sip hot chocolate and eat cookies as they wait for Santa to arrive at the City of Des Plaines annual tree lighting ceremony in Metropolitan Square on Friday.
  Delaney Kroschel, 9, and her friend Gianna Gialamas, 9, of Des Plaines sip hot chocolate and eat cookies as they wait for Santa to arrive at the City of Des Plaines annual tree lighting ceremony in Metropolitan Square on Friday.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Santa arrives in the Des Plaines for the annual tree lighting ceremon on Friday.
  Santa arrives in the Des Plaines for the annual tree lighting ceremon on Friday.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Santa arrives in the Des Plaines for the annual tree lighting ceremon on Friday.
  Santa arrives in the Des Plaines for the annual tree lighting ceremon on Friday.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Santa arrives in the Des Plaines for the annual tree lighting ceremon on Friday.
  Santa arrives in the Des Plaines for the annual tree lighting ceremon on Friday.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
The city of Des Plaines held its annual tree lighting ceremony Friday.
  The city of Des Plaines held its annual tree lighting ceremony Friday.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Thousands of people turned out for the Bloomingdale Festival of Lights annual tree lighting ceremony on Friday in Old Town Park.
  Thousands of people turned out for the Bloomingdale Festival of Lights annual tree lighting ceremony on Friday in Old Town Park.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Diane Neal of Bloomingdale and Cathi Bohm of Schaumburg  attended the Bloomingdale Festival of Lights Friday in Bloomingdale.
  Diane Neal of Bloomingdale and Cathi Bohm of Schaumburg attended the Bloomingdale Festival of Lights Friday in Bloomingdale.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Rosella Berlen, 10, and Maggie Smith, 5, of Bloomingdale Bloomingdale attended the annual tree lighting ceremony Friday in Bloomingdale.
  Rosella Berlen, 10, and Maggie Smith, 5, of Bloomingdale Bloomingdale attended the annual tree lighting ceremony Friday in Bloomingdale.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Bloomingdale Festival of Lights entertained thousands including Nancy Castro of Roselle.
  Bloomingdale Festival of Lights entertained thousands including Nancy Castro of Roselle.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Bloomingdale Festival of Lights entertained thousands at the seventh annual tree lighting on Friday in Old Town Park.
  Bloomingdale Festival of Lights entertained thousands at the seventh annual tree lighting on Friday in Old Town Park.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
A small train carries passengers around Village Hall Plaza at Mundelein's Annual Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony Friday.
  A small train carries passengers around Village Hall Plaza at Mundelein's Annual Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony Friday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
People arrive at Mundelein's Annual Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony Friday at Village Hall Plaza.
  People arrive at Mundelein's Annual Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony Friday at Village Hall Plaza.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Geneva held its annual Christmas Walk downtown Friday night.
  Geneva held its annual Christmas Walk downtown Friday night.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
Zoe Hogan, 10, presents the first candy cane of the season during Geneva's Christmas Walk Friday.
  Zoe Hogan, 10, presents the first candy cane of the season during Geneva's Christmas Walk Friday.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
Geneva held its annual Christmas Walk downtown Friday night.
  Geneva held its annual Christmas Walk downtown Friday night.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
Geneva's Christmas Walk was downtown Friday night which included a parade, marionettes, music and the tree lighting.
  Geneva's Christmas Walk was downtown Friday night which included a parade, marionettes, music and the tree lighting.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
Geneva held its annual Christmas Walk downtown Friday night.
  Geneva held its annual Christmas Walk downtown Friday night.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
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