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Things to do around Naperville this weekend: December 10-12



Now thru Dec. 28, 2021 / Holiday Light Trolley-La La La – La La La La Tours – (Closed on Christmas) Climb on board Naperville Trolley & Tours to share holiday cheer while discovering many of the bright spots of Naperville. Start and end at various locations North and South. Find dates, times and reservations at www.napervilletrolley.com. Ding! Ding! with caroling bells and a Ding Dong, too!

Now thru Christmas / The Reindeer Road drive-thru is open every evening (except Mondays and Tuesdays) through Christmas at Highpoint Church, located at 1805 High Point Drive. The giant reindeer can be seen fully illuminated and looking down on by passers-by on I-88 near Naperville Road. The new charitable event benefits KidsMatter and The Alive Center. Admission for the drive-thru attraction is only $10 per carload, not per person, so carpooling with family and friends is encouraged. Info and tickets at https://reindeerroad.com/.


Go, Cardinals! And you better watch out for that other big guy in the red suit! He’s everywhere. He’s everywhere!

Dec. 11 / North Central College Cardinals meet up with the University of Mount Union Purple Raiders in the semi-final NCAA Division III football playoff game  – 11AM Sat., Dec. 11, at Mount Union Stadium at the University of Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio. Game will be broadcast on ESPN. Gather with fans and friends to stake out a table near a big-screen TV at a local sports bar. Go, Cardinals! Update! Cardinals win, 26-13! Next Fri., Dec. 17, they’ll vie for the NCAA Division III Championship! Stay tuned.

Dec. 11 / ‘Tis the season when Santa is everywhere, even Naperville Crossings! – 1 to 4PM Sat., Dec. 11. Santa will be stationed on the main patio area between MOD Pizza and Panera. Naperville Crossings in located at Route 59 and 95th Street. Bring your wish lists!

Dec. 11 and every day! / Thanks for reading PN online (and in print) as part of your multi-media experience! Thanks for supporting local enterprise, too!

Dec. 11-12 / A Shoppers Christmas Carol at the Riverwalk Amphitheater – 2PM & 5PM Sat. and Sun., Dec. 11 & 12. All performances outdoors. Bundle up! Find info at www.magicalstarlight.org.


Above / Santa enjoys a hug during Pictures with Santa and the Leprechaun at Quigley’s Irish Pub. Note for 2021, safety protocols will be followed. 

Dec. 12 / Pictures with Santa & the Leprechaun at Quigley’s Irish Pub – 11AM-1PM Sun. Dec. 12 / Santa welcomes families to bring your own camera. Bring your own holiday attire. Bring your smiles!  Pet Photos on the Patio at 10AM, weather permitting. For 2021, again remember no holiday hats will be provided. Bring your own! Note also that Santa will stand behind folks for photos. Save hugs for later.

Dec. 12 / DuPage Symphony Orchestra: Yuletide Cheer – 2PM & 4PM Sun., Dec. 12, at Wentz Concert Hall, Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave. / TKTS: $6 – $18 / Family-friendly popular Christmas tunes will be performed by DuPage Symphony Orchestra.

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