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Things to do around Naperville this weekend: Dec. 1-3


***Friday, Saturday, Sunday  **Friday & Saturday


***Doves for Tree of Remembrance / 9AM to 5PM daily and 9AM to 12PM on Sat. / Simply stop by Beidelman-Kunsch located at 516 S. Washington Street in downtown Naperville to personalize a dove ornament in loving memory of a family member or friend. Open to the area residents with no charge to participate. 

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Weed Ladies Winter Sale at Naper Settlement / 10AM to 3:30PM / Nov 30 & Dec 1 (Also Dec. 7 & 8) / Admission to any Weed Ladies Sale in the historic Daniels House is FREE. Enter Naper Settlement at the Pre-Emption House main entrance and inform the Guest Services team that you are attending the sale.

**Brats at Kreger’s / 10AM to 3PM Fridays and Saturdays at Kreger’s Brat and Sausage Haus – 606 N. Ellsworth Naperville, IL 60563 / Stop by for lunch, conversation and camaraderie. And be sure to tell Bill Kreger that you know his wurst is the best.

Naperville Garden Club’s Cup of Cheer™ Holiday Market and Tea! / Noon to 4PM / Non-ticket holders welcome to shop the Holiday Market at the Judd Kendall VFW Post located at 908 W. Jackson Ave. Find more information about this fundraiser at www.napervillegardenclub.org.

Who’s going to be sitting in this big red chair on Friday, December 23? Ho! Ho! Ho!

***NaperLights along Water Street / At Dusk / Now through the Happy New Year.

***Naperville Trolley & Tours Holiday Trolley-la-la-la la-la-la-las / Check daily availability (except Christmas) now through Dec. 27. www.napervilletrolley.com.

***Enjoy Every Day at Quigley’s Irish Pub / 11AM / Quigley’s Irish Pub is located at 43 E. Jefferson Ave. Naperville, IL 60540 / Quigley’s Irish Pub features live music Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays as well as a good place for special events. Stop by for a cool pint, live music and honest pub fare EDAQ, Every Day at Quigley’s. Also, plan to toast New Year’s Eve at 6PM Dublin Time. Sláinte!


North Central College Cardinals vs. Wisconsin-LaCrosse Eagles NCAA Division III National Quarterfinals / 11:35AM / Watch football live streaming online. Game played at Wisconsin-LaCrosse. Update, 2:50PM / Congratulations, North Central College! With a 55-42 victory, Naperville’s undefeated college advances to the football semi-finals on Dec. 9.  

The Naperville Winds and Naperville Chorus “Veterans Salute & Holiday Spectacular” / 2PM / Wentz Concert Hall / 171 E. Chicago Ave. / Tickets $10 to $15; Half price for Veterans and Active Military. For more info, visit www.thenapervillewinds.org.

Frankie Avalon in Concert / 8PM / Take a trip down Memory Lane with Teen Idol Frankie Avalon when he takes the stage at Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton. Click here to purchase tickets, $45 and $55. Main floor is sold out. Seats in the balcony are available.

***Holiday Seasons at Mesón Sabika / 11:30AM to 9PM / Find a choice in dining rooms and private spaces at Mesón Sabika to sample Spanish tapas and delicious sangria for lunch and dinner. Located just west of downtown Naperville at 1025 Aurora Avenue, Mesón Sabika has been serving the community since 1990. Built in 1847, the historic mansion with eight air-conditioned dining rooms is set in a beautifully landscaped four-acre estate, providing a welcoming sight with plenty of parking for lunch, dinner, seasonal events, benefits, weddings, meetings and family gatherings throughout the year, including New Year’s Eve. For reservations or information, call (630) 983-3000 x 2.


Santa plans to be back from 11AM to 2PM Sunday at Quigley’s. (PN File Photo)

Pictures with Santa and the Leprechaun / 11AM to 2PM / Quigley’s Irish Pub, 43 E. Jefferson Ave. / FREE Seatings with Santa Claus and the Leprechaun / BYO Camera.

Tree of Remembrance & Beidelman-Kunsch Memorial Ceremony / 1PM / Beidelman-Kunsch will host its annual Memorial Ceremony for all families that have placed personalized ornaments on the Tree of Remembrance. Ornaments also can be placed on the tree that afternoon just prior to the interfaith service. Beidelman-Kunsch is located at 516 S. Washington Street.

Judd Kendall VFW Art & Craft Fair / 1-4PM / Open to the public. / Exhibits will be set upstairs in the banquet facility at 908 W. Jackson Ave. FREE admission and parking.

Naperville Men’s Glee Club “Christmas Presence” / 3PM / Good Shepherd Church, 1310 Shepherd Drive / Bake Sale, Too! General Admission $15. Seniors $12 and Students $10. Purchase tickets online at www.napervillemensgleeclub.org. Cash or check to purchase tickets at the door.

Erin Oechsel’s “Merry Musings: A Christmas Cabaret!” / 6PM / Madden Theatre in the North Central College Fine Arts Center / Tickets are $30 and $35, available to purchase at the Box Office. For info, click here. The Box Office is located at 171 E. Chicago Avenue. For info, call 630-637-SHOW (7469)

Every day… Dine Naperville!

Follow the brick path along Webster Street and head over the Riverwalk covered bridge to the Civic Plaza, Jackson Avenue at Webster. Note the historical plaque that indicates the Riverwalk celebrated its first 42 years on Sept. 7, 2023. Come experience the sights and sounds that lead to shopping, dining, entertainment and special gift cards in downtown Naperville. NaperLights has returned to shine along Water Street and downtown Naperville’s Grand Illumination again is glowing with holiday decorations!

When strolling the Riverwalk, look for bronze plaques that help tell the story of this community’s can-do spirit to create the Riverwalk Park along the DuPage River. In 2021, dozens of commemorative plaques from Main Street to Jefferson Avenue were restored with funds made available by the Riverwalk Foundation.

Every day… Visit Naperville!

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