Christmas lights, Christmas trees and Christmas events take center stage in The Week in Pictures photo gallery for November 21-27, 2020.

 
 
Posted11/29/2020 8:00 PM

Christmas lights, Christmas trees and Christmas events take center stage in The Week in Pictures photo gallery for November 21-27, 2020.

Cutting your own Christmas tree may be one of the few traditions remaining relatively the same. Kai MacNicol leads her children, Max, 6, Maya, 8, and Lilly, 9, (obscured by tree) to the car with their freshly cut tree at Abbey Farms in Aurora on Saturday, November 21, 2020. "We're trying to build a new tradition," said the single mother from Elmhurst.
  Cutting your own Christmas tree may be one of the few traditions remaining relatively the same. Kai MacNicol leads her children, Max, 6, Maya, 8, and Lilly, 9, (obscured by tree) to the car with their freshly cut tree at Abbey Farms in Aurora on Saturday, November 21, 2020. "We're trying to build a new tradition," said the single mother from Elmhurst.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Oscar Menendez, of Elgin goes for a morning walk through Wing Park after the first snowfall of November in Elgin Tuesday.
  Oscar Menendez, of Elgin goes for a morning walk through Wing Park after the first snowfall of November in Elgin Tuesday.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
Black Friday saw less crowded parking lots at Woodfield Mall Friday November 27, 2020 in Schaumburg.
  Black Friday saw less crowded parking lots at Woodfield Mall Friday November 27, 2020 in Schaumburg.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer, 2020
John Lamb, right, with the Seneca Historical Guild assists Monday morning with the transportation process of the 50-year-old Oakton Junction caboose. The Seneca Port Authority purchased caboose will be restored and on display at town's historical train depot.
  John Lamb, right, with the Seneca Historical Guild assists Monday morning with the transportation process of the 50-year-old Oakton Junction caboose. The Seneca Port Authority purchased caboose will be restored and on display at town's historical train depot.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
Emma Davenport, 17, of Hanover Park and her organization have made over 45,000 masks. "I felt helpless in the pandemic and wanted to help the community." These have been distributed to abuse shelters, nursing homes, food pantries and hospitals, all free made up with donated material.
  Emma Davenport, 17, of Hanover Park and her organization have made over 45,000 masks. "I felt helpless in the pandemic and wanted to help the community." These have been distributed to abuse shelters, nursing homes, food pantries and hospitals, all free made up with donated material.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Santa gives a socially distanced wave to onlookers at the holiday tree lighting event near the intersection of Slade and Greeley streets Saturday, November 21, 2020 in Palatine.
  Santa gives a socially distanced wave to onlookers at the holiday tree lighting event near the intersection of Slade and Greeley streets Saturday, November 21, 2020 in Palatine.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Kane County Sheriff Ron Hain gives the thumbs-up sign as he volunteers with his family at a pop-up drive-through Thanksgiving meal giveaway to 2,500 families at Phillips Park in Aurora Saturday, November 21, 2020.
  Kane County Sheriff Ron Hain gives the thumbs-up sign as he volunteers with his family at a pop-up drive-through Thanksgiving meal giveaway to 2,500 families at Phillips Park in Aurora Saturday, November 21, 2020.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Volunteers load Thanksgiving dinners as people pick up deliveries for the annual Basket Brigade of Suburban Chicago program at Hanover Park Metra Station Saturday, November 21, 2020.
  Volunteers load Thanksgiving dinners as people pick up deliveries for the annual Basket Brigade of Suburban Chicago program at Hanover Park Metra Station Saturday, November 21, 2020.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Honors biology teachers Caroline Milne, left, and Vanessa Fennig show off Barrington High School's new tool that they have at their disposal in the biology class called a Anatomage Table, which is basically a 3D virtual cadaver. You can break down a cadaver into a skeleton showing the muscles and also the cardiovascular system and many other functions.
  Honors biology teachers Caroline Milne, left, and Vanessa Fennig show off Barrington High School's new tool that they have at their disposal in the biology class called a Anatomage Table, which is basically a 3D virtual cadaver. You can break down a cadaver into a skeleton showing the muscles and also the cardiovascular system and many other functions.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Ashton Fitzgerald, of Naperville cuts a Douglas Fur Christmas tree which will be located in the home of the Wahrman family of Carol Stream at the Cosley Zoo tree farm in Wheaton.
  Ashton Fitzgerald, of Naperville cuts a Douglas Fur Christmas tree which will be located in the home of the Wahrman family of Carol Stream at the Cosley Zoo tree farm in Wheaton.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Church volunteer Jason Rice, of Glen Ellyn loads up a car with Thanksgiving meals at the Parkview Community Church in Glen Ellyn. He was there with his wife Maria who said they were doing it to honor Jason's mom who had just died. Church spokesperson Shari Alia, said "This is the 35th time the church has served up Thanksgiving to the community. Last year we served 750 ready meals to 1800 today. Our community really needs this this year."
  Church volunteer Jason Rice, of Glen Ellyn loads up a car with Thanksgiving meals at the Parkview Community Church in Glen Ellyn. He was there with his wife Maria who said they were doing it to honor Jason's mom who had just died. Church spokesperson Shari Alia, said "This is the 35th time the church has served up Thanksgiving to the community. Last year we served 750 ready meals to 1800 today. Our community really needs this this year."
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Tim Schmuker, of Palatine takes his early morning walk at Deer Grove East in Palatine. "Not that great," he says about the first snowfall. "I spend a lot of time in Florida and I need to get back there."
  Tim Schmuker, of Palatine takes his early morning walk at Deer Grove East in Palatine. "Not that great," he says about the first snowfall. "I spend a lot of time in Florida and I need to get back there."
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Cutting your own Christmas tree may be one of the few traditions remaining relatively the same. A holiday sign strung between trees at Abbey Farms in Aurora was being used as a backdrop for Christmas card photos on Saturday, November 21, 2020.
  Cutting your own Christmas tree may be one of the few traditions remaining relatively the same. A holiday sign strung between trees at Abbey Farms in Aurora was being used as a backdrop for Christmas card photos on Saturday, November 21, 2020.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Kevin Cooper, of Wheeling packs a vehicle full of Thanksgiving dinners to be delivered for the annual Basket Brigade of Suburban Chicago program at Hanover Park Metra Station Saturday November 21, 2020.
  Kevin Cooper, of Wheeling packs a vehicle full of Thanksgiving dinners to be delivered for the annual Basket Brigade of Suburban Chicago program at Hanover Park Metra Station Saturday November 21, 2020.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
First snow of the year covers the roofs of houses in Palatine. The early morning snow covered the lawns but left the roads clear as the snow melted faster than people could get out of their garages with a shovel. The snow changed over to rain later washing away Mother Nature's first snow of the season.
  First snow of the year covers the roofs of houses in Palatine. The early morning snow covered the lawns but left the roads clear as the snow melted faster than people could get out of their garages with a shovel. The snow changed over to rain later washing away Mother Nature's first snow of the season.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Harley Veldhuizen, of Elburn wheels out a scooter that he'll refurbish for anyone who needs one but can't afford it. He has a small warehouse space full of donated and found equipment that he fixes up and loans or gives away.
  Harley Veldhuizen, of Elburn wheels out a scooter that he'll refurbish for anyone who needs one but can't afford it. He has a small warehouse space full of donated and found equipment that he fixes up and loans or gives away.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
An unidentified man goes through one of the TSA security area at O'Hare International Airport the day before Thanksgiving Wednesday, November 25, 2020 in Chicago.
  An unidentified man goes through one of the TSA security area at O'Hare International Airport the day before Thanksgiving Wednesday, November 25, 2020 in Chicago.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Bill, 91 and Evelyn, 87, Lumpp, who are Arlington Heights residents in Luther Village are surprised by the celebration that their family and friends threw for them for their 70th wedding anniversary. Evelyn knew something was up when she saw the red lights of the Arlington Heights police car leading the parade of about ten cars pull up their road.
  Bill, 91 and Evelyn, 87, Lumpp, who are Arlington Heights residents in Luther Village are surprised by the celebration that their family and friends threw for them for their 70th wedding anniversary. Evelyn knew something was up when she saw the red lights of the Arlington Heights police car leading the parade of about ten cars pull up their road.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Neon holiday lights and plastic figures fill the corner windows on a home in the 0-100 block of S. Forest Avenue in Palatine on Tuesday, November 24, 2020.
  Neon holiday lights and plastic figures fill the corner windows on a home in the 0-100 block of S. Forest Avenue in Palatine on Tuesday, November 24, 2020.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Church volunteer Jason Rice, of Glen Ellyn loads up a car with Thanksgiving meals at the Parkview Community Church. Church spokesperson Shari Alia, said "This is the 35th time the church has served up Thanksgiving to the community. Last year we served 750 ready meals to 1800 today. Our community really needs this this year."
  Church volunteer Jason Rice, of Glen Ellyn loads up a car with Thanksgiving meals at the Parkview Community Church. Church spokesperson Shari Alia, said "This is the 35th time the church has served up Thanksgiving to the community. Last year we served 750 ready meals to 1800 today. Our community really needs this this year."
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Megan Mcbrearty, of Bartlett with her family Lelle, Emme and Ernie dressed up as Santa's helper explored the twinkling light show at the Cosley Zoo's annual event in Wheaton on Friday. Santa said "So far so good, were having a great time." referring to the light show they were witnessing for the thirtieth time.
  Megan Mcbrearty, of Bartlett with her family Lelle, Emme and Ernie dressed up as Santa's helper explored the twinkling light show at the Cosley Zoo's annual event in Wheaton on Friday. Santa said "So far so good, were having a great time." referring to the light show they were witnessing for the thirtieth time.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Cars drive through the Mooseheart Holiday Lights display Friday. The 11th annual light show runs through New Year's Eve.
  Cars drive through the Mooseheart Holiday Lights display Friday. The 11th annual light show runs through New Year's Eve.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
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