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Lights of Lisle begins Dec. 3

Nov 17, 2016 09:14AM ● By Neighbors Magazines

The Village of Lisle, the Lisle Convention & Visitors Bureau, Lisle Area Chamber of Commerce, the Lisle Park District, and the Lisle Heritage Society have announced the dates for the annual holiday festivities in downtown Lisle.

The annual Santa Parade, featuring the official arrival of Santa, starts at 4:30 PM on Saturday, December 3th from Ogden Avenue and Main Street and works its way south through downtown Lisle; turning east on Burlington Avenue and ending at the Lisle Village Hall.  Santa’s final destination is the Museums at Lisle Station Park where he will take requests from good little boys and girls. Enjoy holiday performances by students in the Board Room at Village Hall all afternoon and after the tree lighting ceremony.

Saturday, December 3, 2016 will feature the traditional Lights of Lisle when at dusk approximately 2,000 luminarias line the streets of Lisle and at 6 PM the official tree lighting ceremony begins at the Village Hall.  The Lisle Community Band will perform and cookies and hot chocolate will be served.  Holiday song books will be available for all to enjoy community caroling. 

New this year Lights of Lisle will have an outdoor Holiday Market with vendors selling holiday gifts and festive crafts. Purchase foods to enjoy offered by fan favorite local food trucks and dine in the heated tent!

A festively-decorated Holiday Trolley, complete with holiday music, will be available from 5 – 7 PM for FREE trolley rides to view the holiday decorations.  Riders get on and off at Village Hall, where there will be an ice carving demonstration, refreshments and an opportunity to visit with Santa at the Depot Museum, not to mention all the merchants in-between.

FREE Wagon rides will also be available from 5-8 PM and run between the Lisle Village Hall and the Museums at Lisle Station Park.

The annual Heritage Society Holiday celebration, “Once Upon a Christmas”, is Saturday, December 3th from 3 - 8 PM and Sunday, December 4th from 11 AM – 4 PM at the Museums at Lisle Station Park.  Highlighting this year’s event will be an 1800’s era holiday celebration complete with period costumes, demonstrations, children’s crafts, music, brick oven baking, model train displays, hay rides, black-smithing and of course, Santa.

For more information contact the Lisle Convention & Visitors Bureau at 630-769-1000 or visit