Friday

Christkindlemarket Naperville and Rotary Sunrise Naper Lights – All day
Naper Settlement – 523 S. Webster St. Naperville, IL 60540
Experience an outdoor German holiday season market with all the sights, sounds, and magic of the season as well as delicious treats, wonderful handmade ornaments, and gifts at Naper Settlement. Then explore the light display presented by the Naperville Sunrise Rotary Club beginning at 4PM. Hours vary each day through Dec. 24.  That means Saturday and Sunday this weekend, too.

Elf 15th Anniversary Celebration & $48 Steel Family Pack! – 7:05PM | $10-$20
Fox Valley Ice Arena – 1996 S Kirk Road Geneva, IL 60134
Join the Chicago Steel Hockey Team for a celebration of the 15th anniversary of the movie Elf! Bring the whole family because it’s a Steel Family Pack game! The Steel Family Pack includes four tickets, four hot dogs, four sodas and four chuck-a-pucks starting at just $48. Use promo code FAMILY when purchasing online. The Steel Family Pack is available only when purchased in advance and is not available on the day of the game. Plus, parking is always free. Experience the future stars of college and pro hockey while enjoying affordable family fun in Geneva in the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders vs. Chicago Steel match up. Puck drops at 7:05PM on Friday, November 23 at the Fox Valley Ice Arena in Geneva.  Season ticket plans, group tickets, and birthday parties are on sale now as are specialty seating locations such as the Budweiser Lounge and Steel Suites. Visit ChicagoSteelHockeyTeam.com for the full schedule.

Saturday

Small Business Saturday – All day
Downtown Naperville
Keep the holiday shopping traditions alive and support Downtown Naperville’s many small businesses. Shop Local and find wonderful and unique gifts at downtown’s many quaint family-owned businesses. Special savings and surprises await you in downtown’s small business community of shops. Come downtown on Small Business Saturday.

Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – 3PM | $25-$30. Seniors/Students $25 Adults $30
Theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall  – 31 S. Ellsworth Naperville, IL 60540
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat runs Nov 23 thru Dec 9. Theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall at North Central College, 31 S. Ellsworth Avenue in Naperville. Lyrics by Tim Rice | music by Andrew Lloyd Webber directed by Artistic Director Jeffrey Cass musically directed by Jon Neuhoff | choreographed by Jeni Donahue. Tickets $25-$30. www.brightsidetheatre.com. (630) 447-8497. The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors is set to a cornucopia of musical styles bringing this timely and timeless Old Testament tale to vibrant life. 

Explore Small Business Saturday throughout Naperville, too. For instance, stop by Naperville Plaza. Find this week’s Saturday specials at Casey’s Foods that include Casey’s Boneless Pork Roast (Plain), only $3.29 /lb ; Casey’s Boneless Pork Roast (Hawaiian or BBQ), only $3.98/lb; and Casey’s Mashed Sweet Potatoes, only $3.49/lb. And venture around the bend to discover a large assortment of gifts and holiday wrappings at Oswald’s Pharmacy, where the more you purchase today the more gift cards you’ll receive in return. Small Business Saturday goes until 6PM today at Oswald’s. Casey’s Foods is open until 7PM.

Sunday

A Christmas Story…The Musical – 7:30PM | $12-$15
The School of Performing Arts  – 1112 S. Washington St. Naperville, IL 60540
The beloved holiday movie classic “A Christmas Story” is brought to life through music, song and dance.The School of Performing Arts is presenting this fun and entertaining musical Thanksgiving weekend only. Tickets are $12/$15. Limited seating is available. For more information and additional showtimes, visit www.schoolofperformingarts.com or call (630) 717-6622.

And there’s more!

Look forward with photo-enhanced stories every day on the Latest NewsIn addition to events and other happenings, find public meeting notices scheduled at the Naperville Municipal Center.

With more than 260 eateries sure to whet every appetite and budget, local restaurants will be serving up special events and benefits all during November. 

For what’s new on the local dining scene, visit www.dinenaperville.com

December 1 & 2, 2018

Look for the Grinch in the Little Friends Parade of Lights. Then grow your heart three sizes with the Grinch this holiday season. Three cheers!

Little Friends Parade of Lights / Then comes a busy first weekend in December to celebrate the holiday season and the whole community is invited. The Little Friends Parade of Lights begins at 7PM on Sat., Dec., 1, in downtown Naperville. (Note also that Little Friends Giving Tree Program runs nowthrough Dec. 7.)

Santa Photos during Breakfast at Quigley’s Irish Pub / 10AM to 2PM Sun., Dec. 2. (Note: Pet photos outside on the patio beginning at 9:30AM until Santa goes inside at 10AM.) Quigley’s is located at 43. E. Jefferson Ave., just steps from the Wentz Concert Hall and even closer to Central Park!

Naperville Municipal Band Holiday Concert / The Naperville Municipal Band performs a one-hour holiday concert with Christmas carols and seasonal favorites at 12:45PM Sun., Dec. 2, in the Wentz Concert Hall. Admission is free of charge.  (Note: Tuba Christmas, usually scheduled on the first Saturday in December, is expected to return in 2019.)

Dedication of Laughing Lincoln sculpture in Central Park / At 2PM Sun., Dec. 2, the Laughing Lincoln Century Walk sculpture will be dedicated in Central Park.

Century Walk Celebrates Bicentennial / After the Laughing Lincoln dedication, a Century Walk fundraiser ($100 per person) will follow at 3PM in the North Central College Fine Arts Center. The fundraiser celebrates the 200th Birthday of the State of Illinois (Dec. 3) as well as Century Walk’s 50th location of outdoor art.

Hanukkah (Chanukah) 2018 / Hanukkah (Chanukah) begins in the evening of Sun., Dec., 2, and is celebrated for eight days, ending in the evening of Mon., Dec. 10. A candle in the menorah near the Riverwalk Covered Bridge by the holiday tree will be lighted each evening.

Check out PN’s Events Calendar for other events as well as to help plan next week and upcoming weekends.

On the navigation bar atop the Events Calendar, find calendars specific to Runs & WalksCharity GolfFestivals & Traditions over the course of the year as well as this month’s Book Events hosted by Anderson’sNorth Central College Performing Arts and happenings at Naper Settlement.