Catch the holiday spirit in Naperville
Christmas time is here and you don’t have to go far to catch the holiday spirit! This season, if you’re looking for some inexpensive, local and (above all) fun things to do with your friends and family here are some ideas for you:
Christmas around the World and Holidays of Light
When: Nov. 17 through Jan. 8
The Museum of Science and Industry will be ornamented with more than 50 trees decorated by members of Chicago’s ethnic communities to represent global cultures. Various dance and choral groups will also perform on the Holiday Stage.
Millennium Park Ice Skating
When: Nov. 18 through Mar. 11 (weather permitting)
Located on Michigan Avenue between Washington and Madison Streets, the Millennium Park Ice Rink is open free to the public every day of the week. Skate rentals are available.
When: 5-8 p.m. Thursday and Friday; noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 19
2-8 p.m. Monday through Thursday Dec. 20-23.
Have your picture taken with Santa at Santa House. This community holiday tradition will begin on Friday, Dec. 5. It’s on the Riverwalk at Jackson Avenue and Webster Street.
A Christmas Carol
When: Dec. 2 at 9:45 a.m. and noon
Dec. 3 at 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Coming to The Hemmens Cultural Center will be a musical interpretation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. All seats are $7. For tickets, call The Hemmens Box Office at 847-931-5900 or visit www.hemmens.org.
The Classic Ring Carolers
When: Dec. 10 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The Classic Ring Carolers, an award-winning group of Victorian singers, will perform near the holiday tree and while walking in and out of various Promenade shops. Hot chocolate, donated by Naperville Dental Specialists and General Oral Health Care and Innovative Orthodontic Centers, will be provided.