See the most beautiful holiday Christmas lights near Evanston.
ZooLights will feature hundreds of luminous displays and incredible seasonal activities, all under the glow of millions of illuminated lights, plus reduced capacity admission to keep your family safe.
November 21–January 3
Price: $5. Check website for free nights.
Address: 2001 N Clark St. Chicago, IL 60614
One of the largest free outdoor drive-through holiday light displays in Northern Illinois, the Aurora Festival of Lights, returns for its 14th year in 2020 with even more dazzling displays that will delight both adults and children.
Nov 27, and runs through Dec 27
Sunday Through Thursday 5PM – 9PM Fri & Sat 5PM – 10PM
Address: 1000 Ray Moses DrAurora, IL 60505
Let It Shine is proud to present North Shore’s largest drive thru world of Christmas lights at Northbrook Court! Guests are invited to stay in their cars and immerse themselves in a wonderland of light displays that are synchronized to holiday classics. There’s no denying the holiday cheer as you cruise past dazzling archways, sparkling candy canes, glowing snowmen and more illuminated installations.
Nov 15 – Jan 9
Price: $29.99 weekdays, $39.99 weekends, $15 fast pass (optional).
Address: 1515 Lake Cook Road, Northbrook, IL 60062
The third season of Holiday In The Park returns November 27 as a re-imagined experience featuring over 3 million dazzling lights plus entertainment. While our world-class rides will not be open during Holiday In The Park Lights, we’ve planned some exciting holiday experiences you and your family will enjoy.
The Holiday In The Park Lights experience will include:
- Over 3 million sparkling lights
- Continuous twinkling holiday light displays throughout our property
- Themed entertainment for open-air viewing
- Special socially-distanced photo ops
- Delicious holiday treats and other exciting surprises
Nov 27 – Dec 30
Price: Tickets are per person (not per car) and start at $14.99.
Address: 1 Great America Pkwy, Gurnee, IL 60031
See the Dazzling Light Displays at Holiday Magic
A brilliantly lit 600-foot-long tunnel featuring thousands of colored lights all synchronized to music
A giant 20-foot-lit orb ideal for Instagram selfies and holiday photos
A 41-foot-tall tree to celebrate the holidays
Larger-than-life LED animal sculptures of a bison, bear, and giraffe.
Holiday Magic 2020 Dates
Friday through Sunday, November 27-29
Wednesday through Sunday, December 2-6, 9-13, & 16-20
Saturday through Thursday, December 26-31
*Reserve your timed tickets and parking here.
Holiday Magic 2020 Hours
3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.*
*Please note that the zoo will not be open to guests prior to 3:00 p.m. on Holiday Magic days.
Price: Check ticket prices
Address: 8400 31st Street, Brookfield, 60513
See trees in a different light at a reimagined Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum. Designed with your safety in mind, this year’s new driving experience (20–30 minutes long) features an unparalleled spectacle of color, light, and music you won’t experience anywhere else.
You will be delighted to see returning favorites reenvisioned, including Symphony Woods, Woodland Wonder, and Crystal Promenade, and five newly designed sights displayed along a two-mile road among the Arboretum’s magnificent trees. Immerse yourself in a captivating tunnel of lights, an awe-inspiring magical woodland filled with dazzling color and starlike light, and a landscape filled with thousands of lights dancing to a musical soundtrack, all from the warmth of your car.
Nov 20 – Jan 3
Price: Members: $39 peak night, $29 standard night
Guests: $49 peak night, $39 standard night 15 Person Passenger
Van: $64 peak night, $54 standard night
Address: 100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle, IL 60532