The holiday season is in full force, which means, holiday favorites, like Christmas carols, twinkling holiday lights, Christmas movies, and many other seasonal favorites. The holiday season is best spent with family and friends, enjoying some of the holiday festivities like a festival or lightshow. If you’re wanting to spend time with loved ones, but you don’t know what you want to do, check out the list below with some of the top holiday celebrations in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs.

Blackberry Farm Holiday Express in Aurora

December 8-10; 15-17; Fri 5-8pm; Sat & Sun 2-6pm

Holiday Lights at Mooseheart in Aurora

November 25-December 31; 5-9pm

Oswego Holiday Express

December 7-December 10; Thurs-Sun 6pm-7:15pm, Fri-Sun 4pm-5:30pm, Sat & Sun 2pm-3:30pm

Winterfest Art Market in Batavia

December 8-December 10; Fri 1-9pm, Sat & Sun 10am-4pm

Montgomery Festival of Trees

December 4-December 22; Mon-Fri 8am-4pm

Festival of Lights at Phillips Park in Aurora

November 24-December 26; Sun-Thurs 5-9pm, Fri & Sat 5-10pm

Elf the Musical at Paramount in Aurora 

November 22-January 7, 2018

Christmas at Abbey Farms in Aurora

November 1-December 31

Illumination: Tree Lights at the Morton Arboretum

November 17-January 1, 2018; 5-9:30pm

Zoo Lights at Lincoln Park Zoo

December 1-3; 8-23; 23-31; January 1-7, 2018; 4:30-9pm

Christkindlmarket Chicago

November 17-December 24; Sun-Thurs 11am-8pm, Fri & Sat 11am-9pm

Christkindlmarket Naperville

November 24-December 24; Thurs 11am-7pm, Fri & Sat 11am-9pm, Sun 11am-6pm

Holiday Magic at Brookfield Zoo

December 2-3; 9-10; 16-17; 26-31, 4pm-9pm

Naper Lights in Naperville

November 24-December 23, Thurs 4-7pm, Fri & Sat 4-9pm, Sun 4-6pm

Winter WonderFest at Navy Pier

December 1-January 7, 2018 Sun-Thurs 10am-8pm, Fri & Sat 10am-10pm

Christmas Around the World and Holiday of Lights at the Museum of Science and Industry

December 1-January 7, 2018; 9:30am-4pm

From all of us at Idea Marketing Group, happy holidays! We hope you have a safe holiday season!