Holiday Happenings 2017: Visit Santa in North Aurora Dec. 9

Holiday Happenings 2017: Visit Santa in North Aurora Dec. 9

  • EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first-ever Kane County Connects Holiday Happenings Guide 2017. In addition to posting the news releases of Kane County communities holiday events, we’ll add the events to this E-Z calendar and update it often. So bookmark this post, and we’ll keep you up to date with things to do, places to go and people to see during the 2017 holiday season.
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  • Last update: Dec. 4, 2017

Most Kane County communities have had their tree-lighting ceremonies and holiday extravaganzas by now, but there are still plenty of holiday happenings in Kane County.

Try visiting any of these fabulous holiday light displays, always consider options to shop local this holiday season, and there are all kinds of opportunities to visit Santa.

One of those takes place Saturday, Dec. 9, as the North Aurora Police Department hosts its free “Visit Santa” event. The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, at the department located at 200 S. Lincolnway.



Dec. 2: Holiday Rock on the Fox


Nov. 17: Aurora Winter Lights Parade and Tree-Lighting

Nov. 24 to Dec. 26: Festival of Lights at Phillips Park

Nov. 25-26: Marmion Christmas Craft Show

Dec. 2: Santa on Broadway in Downtown Aurora

Dec. 3: Santa Cares (Sensory Friendly Experience)


Nov. 26: Celebration of Lights Festival

Dec. 2: Breakfast With Santa

Campton Hills

East Dundee

Oct. 16-Dec. 10: Toys for Tots Collection

Dec. 1-2: Dickens in Dundee


Nov. 25: 23rd Annual Elburn Christmas Stroll


Dec. 2: City of Elgin Tree Lighting Ceremony

Dec. 3: Winter Wonderland in Downtown Elgin


Dec. 1: Geneva Christmas Walk

Dec. 2: Geneva Lions Club Pancake Breakfast With Santa

Dec. 2-3: Geneva Christmas House Tour

Dec. 3: Steeple Walk


Nov. 17: Village of Gilberts Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony


Dec. 3: Santa’s Mistletoe Markets


Dec. 1-2: A Very Merry Huntley

Kane County

Nov. 24-25: Cougar Den Team Store Black Friday Weekend Sale

Nov. 30: CASA Kane County Holiday Extravaganza


Dec. 3: Montgomery Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony 2017


Nov. 18: Holiday Lights 5K Fun Run

Nov. 25 to Dec 31: Holiday Lights at Mooseheart

Dec. 2: Wisconsin Tree Lighting

North Aurora

Dec. 3: Messenger Library Holiday Open House

Dec. 9: Visit Santa in North Aurora!

Pingree Grove

Dec. 2: Pingree Grove Tree Lighting 2017

St. Charles

Nov. 24-25: St. Charles Holiday Homecoming 2017

Dec. 2: Tri-City Family Services Snowflake Shuffle

Sugar Grove

Dec. 2: Holiday in The Grove

West Dundee

Dec. 1-2: Dickens in Dundee