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December 2022

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!

 

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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

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Holiday Magic at Brookfield Zoo

November 25 - December 31, 2022

Bright Lights.  Magical Nights.  Holiday Magic. Now in their 41st year, get ready to visit Chicagoland’s longest-running lights festival featuring over two million twinkling LED lights!

Location: Brookfield Zoo, Brookfield

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Hometown Holidays

December, 2022

Discover the holiday magic in La Grange as we deck the halls and light up the season with festive activities and enjoyable experiences for the entire family.

Location: La Grange
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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

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Winterfest and Cookie Walk

December 3, 2022

Enjoy carolers, choirs and more! Warm up inside the hospitality tent on Marion Street, south of Lake Street with free hot chocolate and coffee. Participate in the annual Cookie Walk! Cookie Tin sales begin November 1, 2022!

Location: Oak Park
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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

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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

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Home for the Holidays

December 17, 2022

Families, friends and shoppers are all invited to Oak Park’s Home for the Holidays! You’ll find super fun sleigh rides with magical musical entertainment all around. Sip on some hot cocoa and even visit with Santa himself!

Location: Oak Park

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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.

Location: Brookfield Zoo, Brookfield

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