The Holiday Season is here, and December is loaded with amazing seasonal fun! Don’t fret the winter weather and miss out on the hottest events in the Western Suburbs. Illuminate yourself in lovely lights from the famous Brookfield Zoo’s Holiday Magic to La Grange’s Hometown Holidays, plus fill your cravings on the cookie walk in Oak Park. So, grab your friends and family and meet us out in the Western Suburbs this December!
Oak Park's Shopper Rewards
November 1 - December 25, 2022
Save your receipts when you support a Downtown Oak Park business between November 1 and December 25. Pick up your Shopper’s Reward envelopes at participating businesses to keep track of collected receipts. Take-out & delivery receipts, online shopping email receipts, and gift certificates receipts are accepted. It has never been easier!
Location: Oak Park
Forest Park Holiday Walk
December 2, 2022
Live window displays, merchant open houses, horse-drawn carriage rides, balloon twisting, Santa & Mrs. Claus and an Ice Sculpture photo op are just part of the magic of this annual Holiday Walk on Madison Street.
Location: Madison Street, Forest Park
Hometown Holiday Walk
December 3, 2022
Santa arrives on a fire truck, deals and treats all around, La Grange delivers all your holiday wishes! Get a head start on your seasonal shopping, marvel at magnificent lights and take your holiday pictures with our cute Selfies with Elfies boards, vintage sleigh or walk-through illumination.
Location: La Grange
The Symphony of Oak Park and River Forest
December 11, 2022
The Symphony of Oak Park & River Forest pairs works by Schumann and Sibelius in its Winter concert. The program begins with Mio Nakamura in Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A Minor and concludes with Jean Sibelius’s Symphony No. 1.
Location: Concordia University’s Chapel, River Forest
Dinner with Santa
December 17-18, 2022
This holiday season, bring the family and friends to Brookfield Zoo for a festive holiday feast with a special appearance from Santa, who will be available for photo opportunities as well as to hear everyone’s wish list.