Holiday Guide Presented By: Holiday Guide

Find the 2021 Best Christmas and Holiday Family Events in Chicago

Our 2021 Holiday Guide is packed with the best family Christmas and Holiday Events in and around Chicago. Find the best Chicago Holiday Events including Holiday Lighting Events, Meals with Santa, holiday plays and performances, tree lightings, Nutcrackers and more.

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2021 Featured Holiday Highlights

Willow Hill’s Winter Magic | A Drive-Thru Christmas Lights Experience
Drive-thru one mile of the most amazing, mesmerizing, WINTERrifically magical holiday light experiences you've ever laid your gazers on! Peek inside the North Pole’s toy land, road trip through a 250-ft animated video tunnel, watch Santa instruct his Reindeer Flight School, get breezy in our beautiful snowflake valley and join Frosty on his winter adventure. Want to avoid the line, then come and dine for the ultimate holiday, family experience! The magic takes place every night at Northbrook's Willow Hill Golf Course Saturday, November 20th through Sunday, January 2nd. Reserve today at!

Lombard Park District’s Annual Holiday Lights Display
Enjoy Lombard Park District’s annual holiday lights display in Lilacia Park! Charming holiday displays illuminate the park from 4:30 – 10:00 pm each night with magical light shows, tree decorations, a gingerbread house and so much more!

Bubbles Academy Seasonal Fun
Bubbles Academy at 900 N. Michigan is your festive family headquarters for drop in art, concerts, classes & events this holiday season! Festive Fall Drop-in Art runs from November 15th - November 28th, daily 12 - 6 PM. Winter Wonderland Drop-in Art runs from November 29th - December 19th, daily 12 - 6 PM. Whimsical Winter Break Fun starts December 20th and runs through January 2nd! Winter Wonderland Art: 11 AM - 6 PM daily. Drop in family concerts, circle times & winter imagination adventures for ages 0-5 Plus Drop’nShop… you shop while the kids play! Ages 2-6, select dates in December.

The Snow Queen
A new reimagination of Hans Christian Anderson’s beloved fable. When The Snow Queen shares her magical mirror with cousins Kai and Quin, her world is thrown into chaos, triggering a race against time to undo the ravaging of the earth. This heartfelt adventure, infused with The House’s hallmarks of magic, puppetry, and music is a tale of redemption and hope - and ultimately - a celebration of all seasons. Recommended for ages 8 and older.