- Editor’s Note: This article was updated from a 2017 Kane County Connects post. Do you know of a holiday light display that we missed? If so, email information and a link to email@example.com.
Looking for the most spectacular Christmas light displays in Kane County?
Here are five of the most popular:
Festival of Lights at Phillips Park in Aurora
If you haven’t seen this before, it’s worth the drive.
For more information, visit AuroraFestivalOfLights.com.
Lehnertz Avenue in Aurora
A holiday tradition in Aurora, the Lehnertz Avenue lights display is truly something to see.
After World War II, when soldiers returned to the U.S. to build their homes and their families, families in this community wanted to leave a legacy to their children that included the biblical Christmas story. This drive-through display, where residents each display a part of the original Christmas story, includes lights, sound and all the biblical characters: wise men, camels, shepherds, sheep and manger scene.
Peanuts characters with Charlie Brown follow on Lehnertz Circle — all lighted and all free.
Lehnertz is recognized as the oldest, totally free traditional Christmas display in Illinois, according to the Aurora Area Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Enter Lehnertz Avenue via Sheridan Street, follow through Lehnertz Circle and exit via Ohio Street.
Mooseheart Holiday Lights Display
Join Mooseheart’s 10th Annual Holiday Lights display, which opened Friday, Nov. 29, and runs from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. nightly through Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. Holiday Lights at Mooseheart is one of Chicagoland’s largest light displays! The lighted route is approximately 1.8 miles and has more than 80 lighted displays to view.
The cost of admission is $10 per car, and all proceeds will go toward providing high quality residential care and academic/vocational training for the children of Mooseheart.
For more information, visit the Mooseheart website.
Larsen House Holiday Light Show
The Larsen’s Light Show 2019 promises to be more spectacular than ever. And that’s saying something.
The house at 42W891 Beith Road in Campton Hills, is the 2013 winner of the Great Christmas Light Fight television show.
According to the Larsen Christmas Lights Show Facebook page, the 2019 light show started Nov. 25 and runs through Jan. 5.
Viewers are asked to tune their radios to 88.5FM and enjoy the show.
The show runs from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday through Sunday.
For more information, visit the the Larsen Lights Facebook page.
More than 60,000 Christmas lights (3½ miles worth) will illuminate the sparkling pioneer village, with shooting stars flashing above Blackberry Creek and holiday cartoon characters (Frosty, etc.) gracing the tour of Lake Gregory.
Blackberry Farm is super popular this time of year, so be sure to get advance tickets for specific dates. They are available online at foxvalleyparkdistrict.org and the Blackberry Farm Facebook events page to purchase tickets for specific dates.