Enjoy Christmas parade, tree lighting, holiday popup, and more in Addison

  • The Village Green is lit up during Addison's holiday tree-lighting ceremony. This year, it will be Friday, Dec. 2.

    The Village Green is lit up during Addison's holiday tree-lighting ceremony. This year, it will be Friday, Dec. 2. Courtesy of Village of Addison

  • The Addison Historical Museum has dressed up Century House in Victorian Christmas decor. The museum is open Wednesdays and Fridays through Jan. 6.

    The Addison Historical Museum has dressed up Century House in Victorian Christmas decor. The museum is open Wednesdays and Fridays through Jan. 6. Courtesy of Addison Historical Museum

  • The Century House will be decorated for the holidays through Jan. 6. The museum is open Wednesdays and Fridays from noon to 4 p.m.

    The Century House will be decorated for the holidays through Jan. 6. The museum is open Wednesdays and Fridays from noon to 4 p.m. Courtesy of Addison Historical Museum

  • Public works trucks will be lighting the way for Santa during Addison's Christmas parades through the neighborhoods on Saturdays, Dec. 3 and 10.

    Public works trucks will be lighting the way for Santa during Addison's Christmas parades through the neighborhoods on Saturdays, Dec. 3 and 10. Courtesy of Village of Addison

 
 
Updated 11/24/2022 12:26 AM

Ring in the holidays with Addison's Christmas events in December, including the tree-lighting ceremony on Dec. 2 and Christmas parades on Dec. 3 and 10.

The events will be held at the Addison Village Green, 1 Friendship Plaza, east of village hall, and the Addison Historical Museum campus, immediately south of village hall.

 
Kids can take train rides around the Village Green during Addison's holiday kickoff on Friday, Dec. 2.
Kids can take train rides around the Village Green during Addison's holiday kickoff on Friday, Dec. 2. - Courtesy of Village of Addison

On Friday, Dec. 2, before the tree lighting, enjoy train rides in the Village Green and a holiday craft fair from 5 to 9 p.m.

The Kiwanis Club will be offering hot chocolate and the Knights of Columbus will be serving popcorn.

Stop by the Addison Historical Museum from 5 to 9 p.m.

Bring the kids for Visits With Santa from 5 to 7 p.m. and 8 to 9 p.m. in the gazebo.

The Vagabond Singers return to perform holiday carols during Addison's holiday kickoff on Friday, Dec. 2.
The Vagabond Singers return to perform holiday carols during Addison's holiday kickoff on Friday, Dec. 2. - Courtesy of Addison Historical Museum

Enjoy the "Vagabond Singers" Victorian carolers from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and 7:45 to 8:45 p.m., and see the Century House decorated for the holidays in a traditional German style of the late 19th century.

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At 7 p.m., school groups will perform festive songs of the season at the east portico of village hall. The tree lighting ceremony begins at 8 p.m. in the Village Green.

MK Holiday Pop-Up

New this year, the MK Holiday Pop-Up Event features live entertainment, a holiday mart, and an "Igloo Dining Experience."

Celebrate the holidays in the Jingle Bar, a festive spot to enjoy live music, dance away and sip on holiday spirits from 5 to 10 p.m. Thursdays to Saturdays, and 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays.

Or experience the season in a new way -- in your very own snow globe under the holiday lights. The Igloo bookings are open from 4:30 to 10 p.m. Thursdays to Saturdays, and 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays.

Enjoy Sundays with Santa and his friends, and have fun with holiday activities and crafts. An Igloo rental includes a private hello from Santa and his friends. Or join Santa and his friends at the Jingle Bar (children under 2 are free). Holiday treats and beverages (nonalcoholic and alcoholic) are available for purchase on-site.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Reserve today; space is limited. For more information, or to make reservations, visit MKHolidayPopUp.com. A portion of the proceeds to benefit Shop with a Hero, Coats for Kids and Food Pantry.

Public works trucks will be lighting the way for Santa during Addison's Christmas parades through the neighborhoods on Saturdays, Dec. 3 and 10.
Public works trucks will be lighting the way for Santa during Addison's Christmas parades through the neighborhoods on Saturdays, Dec. 3 and 10. - Courtesy of Village of Addison
Christmas parade

On Saturdays, Dec. 3 and 10, a Christmas parade will be traveling through village neighborhoods. The parade starts at 4:30 p.m. from Army Trail Road and May Street.

Visit ItHappensInAddison.com to view the route maps and download the "Santa Tracker" to know when Santa's on his way!

The Addison Historical Museum has dressed up Century House in Victorian Christmas decor. The museum is open Wednesdays and Fridays through Jan. 6.
The Addison Historical Museum has dressed up Century House in Victorian Christmas decor. The museum is open Wednesdays and Fridays through Jan. 6. - Courtesy of Addison Historical Museum
Christmas at Century House

Built in 1893 to house staff of St. Paul's Lutheran School, the Century House has been restored to depict life in late 19th-century Addison.

See the Century House decorated for the holidays in a traditional German style of the late 19th century.

The Addison Historical Museum has dressed up Century House in Victorian Christmas decor. The museum is open Wednesdays and Fridays through Jan. 6.
The Addison Historical Museum has dressed up Century House in Victorian Christmas decor. The museum is open Wednesdays and Fridays through Jan. 6. - Courtesy of Addison Historical Museum

It is open from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, through Jan. 6. Group tours available by appointment at (630) 628-1433.

The Addison Historical Society researched and restored the home at 129 W. Army Trail Road through the generous donations of the Addison community.

The table is set for a holiday meal in the dining room of Addison's Century House. It is open for the holidays through Jan. 6.
The table is set for a holiday meal in the dining room of Addison's Century House. It is open for the holidays through Jan. 6. - Courtesy of Addison Historical Museum

Visitors to the museum can experience first hand what it was like to live in Addison at this time.

Information on events may be found online at ItHappensInAddison.com.

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