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Holiday Cheer is Here in the Aurora Area

While the holidays may look different this year, there are several safe, socially-distanced ways to enjoy a winter wonderland in the Aurora Area. Find Chicagoland's best holiday shopping and fun with family and friends at holiday events and wintertime attractions.  See below for highlights from around the region, including the biggest free holiday lights display in Northern Illinois at historic Phillips Park. Pair your visit with eclectic dining and excellent brand-name lodging options.


Learn More Holiday Shopping Gift Guide
We partnered with Arella Swan to highlight opportunities to shop small and at the malls in the communities of the Aurora Area of Illinois
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Learn More Phillips Park Festival of Lights
Holiday lights shine bright at this annual drive-through celebration of the holidays' dazzling lights at Phillips Park in Aurora
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2020 Virtual Cocoa Crawl
Grab a mug, submit a recipe, and enjoy a safe, virtual Cocoa (Non-)Crawl courtesy Aurora Downtown this holiday season
Learn More Mod & Merry Holidays
Take a step back in time with mid-century holiday cocktail parties and tours at Farnsworth House
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Learn More Yorkville Holiday Celebration Weekend
Celebrate the holidays with drive-thru & drive-by Santa visits, plus fireworks and family-friendly fun in Yorkville!
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Learn More Oswego Christmas Walk Week
An annual Oswego tradition is reimagined to keep spirits bright with drive-through, socially distanced, and online events
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Learn More Winter Cheer & Christmas Joy
Join in a family tradition going back for generations! Christmas Trees are available and you can cozy up with hot cocoa while you shop seasonal gifts at the Nagel Emporium.
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Learn More Winterfest Art Market
Shop a unique three-day art & fine craft sale in collaboration with Water Street Studios and Artisan Collective Batavia.
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Learn More Holiday Photo Opportunities
Aurora Downtown offers free family photos November 28th & December 5th!
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Learn More Oswego Holiday Express
Enjoy a safe, socially distanced visit with Santa, plus Village Grind coffee & cocoa!
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Learn more Peanuts Holiday Experience
Enjoy a safe, contactless Peanuts holiday experience with Santa at Fox Valley Mall!
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Learn More A Virtual Christmas Carol
Riverfront Playhouse will stage its 27th annual original Christmas Carol online!
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