Naper Settlement


November Highlights

Chapel Open House

Planning a wedding or renewal of vows? Brides and grooms will meet our rental attendants and tour the chapel during this special open house date. We invite guests to come to our Chapel Open House on Nov. 4 from 11AM to 2PM.. RSVP is suggested but not necessary. Email us at or (630) 420-6010.

Weed Ladies Winter Show & Weed Ladies Holiday Floral Sales

The Weed Ladies Winter Show will feature holiday-themed floral arrangements and accessories. This sale will take place Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 2-4 from 10AM to 4PM and Sunday, Nov. 5 from 1 to 4PM in Naper Settlement’s Daniels House. Admission to the sale is free. For more information visit

History Speaks Lecture Series: A Hundred Years Ago On the Homefront: How American Families Faced the War to End All Wars

Performer and historian Elizabeth Carlson will transport the audience to the sights, sounds and tastes of World War I in this interactive presentation. Learn the history, sing the songs and taste the food in this program recognizing the 100th Anniversary of WWI. This History Speaks Lecture Series will take place Nov. 12 from 4 to 5PM in the Century Memorial Chapel. Admission is $10 for adults and $9 for youth (4-12) and students. Admission for members is $8 for adults and $7 for youth.

Naper Lights

Stroll the museum grounds and experience a magical holiday lights celebration! Naper Lights, presented by The Sunrise Rotary Club of Naperville, will be open Thursdays from 4 to 7PM, Fridays and Saturdays from 4 to 9PM and Sundays from 4 to 6PM from Nov. 24 to Dec. 17. Guests will also be able to enjoy Naper Lights from Dec. 18-23 Sunday through Thursday from 4 to 8 PM and Friday and Saturday from 4 to 9PM. The lights will be viewable from outside of Naper Settlement from Dec. 24-26. Admission is free. Visit


The Christkindlmarket Naperville brings a cherished German and European tradition with international flair and local charm to Naperville. Experience an outdoor German holiday season market with all of the sights, sounds and magic as well as delicious smells and treats, wonderful handmade ornaments and gifts. Christkindlmarket Naperville will be open Thursdays through Sundays, from Nov. 24 to Dec. 17, on Thursdays from 11AM to 7PM, Fridays and Saturdays from 11AM to 9PM and Sundays from 11AM to 6PM. Christkindlmarket will also be open Monday through Thursday, Dec. 18-21 from 11AM to 8PM, Friday through Saturday, Dec. 22-23 from 11 AM to 9PM and Sunday, Dec. 24 from 11AM to 4PM. Admission is free. Learn more at

Santa @ the Settlement

Get in the spirit this holiday season by visiting Mr. and Mrs. Claus at Santa @ the Settlement taking place on Saturdays, Nov. 25, Dec. 2, 9 and 16 from 9AM to noon. Visitors will be able to share their wishes in their letter to Santa, craft two ornaments in Santa’s Workshop and prepare a magical treat for Santa’s reindeer in the Reindeer Food Factory. Be sure to visit Mrs. Claus’ Bakery to help her decorate cookies, then gather around for story time. Bring your cameras for a special photo with Santa. Admission is $15 per person and $13 per member. Children under 1 year old are free. Registration is required. Tickets for members are available now.

History comes to life at Naper Settlement, Chicagoland’s outdoor history museum, located at 523 S. Webster St. in Naperville. Visit or call (630) 420-6010 for tickets and info.