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Santa Houses in Chicagoland
and Northern Illinois

 

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In recent years “Santa Houses” have grown in popularity in many cities and towns. The reason for this is chambers of commerce and business organizations have found having a Santa in a house in the downtown business district is a good way to keep families shopping locally rather than losing the business to a malls in a neighboring city. You’ll find fourteen Chicagoland and Northern Illinois cities and towns that have well publicized Santa Houses. Some of these have been in operation for many years and are a great favorite with area families.

     Dates, times & cost for all events listed are subject to change.

Blue Island

12 Days of Santa in Blue Island 2017
Santa will be at a different Blue Island park each day                                                       Blue Island Park District                                                                                                  12804 Highland Ave.
Blue Island, IL 60406
(708) 385-3304
http://blueislandparks.org
Head Office - Memorial Park
12804 S. Highland Ave.                                                                                                   Blue Island, IL 60406

Santa House Days and Hours 2017

The Blue Island Santa Houses are open as follows:
December 1st for 12 days in December from 6:30 pm - 8 pm
Blue Island residents should google http://blueislandparks.org or call the park district at 708-385-3304 to find out when Santa's mobile home will be in a park near you.

Admission: FREE SANTA EVENT - Printed pictures with Santa are available for a small donation.

Santa will be available for twelve days this year in Blue Island parks in his mobile home. He will visit 12 different parks during the holiday season. He’s ready for the kids to visit him and naturally Santa just can’t wait to find out what the children would like for Christmas.

                                                       Graphic courtesy Blue Island Park District

Chicago

Santa House at Millennium Park
Millennium Park
201 E. Randolph St. - Chase Promenade NE corner
Chicago, IL 60601                                                                                      www.cityofchicago.org

Santa Days and Hours: to be advised, 2017  

Check with www.cityofchicago.org for the exact dates and times for the Santa House


Admission: FREE SANTA EVENT - There is no charge to visit Santa but you'll need your own phone or camera to take pictures.

You’ll find jolly old St. Nick in the heart of downtown Chicago in Millennium Park. Millennium Park is near Daley Plaza with the authentic Christkindlmarket, a month long open air traditional German holiday market, where you can enjoy native foods, crafts and shopping from over forty vendors in timber booths. There’s plenty of holiday entertainment and cheer for both adults and children at this winter wonderland.

More information on the Christkindlmarket can be found on the Top 10 Christmas Events in Chicagoland page.

Santa House in Millennium Park is a TOP 10 SANTA EVENT IN CHICAGOLAND AND NORTHERN ILLINOIS

    

    Santa House - Photo credit: City of Chicago, Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events

 

Crystal Lake

Santa House at the Brink Street Market Crystal Lake
Downtown Crystal Lake/Main Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
(815) 479-0835
downtowncl@sbcglobal.net
Santa House location
Brink Street Market
near the clock at Brink & Williams Streets
in Downtown Crystal Lake

Santa House Days and Hours 2017

The Crystal Lake Santa House opens the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, November 24th, 2017 and will remain open through Saturday, December, 23rd as follows:

Thursdays & Fridays - 6 pm - 8 pm
Saturdays 10 am - 3 pm
Sundays noon - 3 pm

Admission: FREE SANTA EVENT - There is no photographer on site so be sure and bring a camera.

Where do you think you’ll find Santa in Crystal Lake—at the Santa House, where else? Stop by and see the guy who brings all the presents in his great little place. He’s ready for the kids to visit him and naturally Santa just can’t wait to all their their wants and desires.

                                                           Santa Claus his House at Brink Street Market

                                                               Photo courtesy Downtown Crystal Lake

 

DeKalb

Santa at the Santa House in DeKalb
Sponsor: Downtown Dekalb

Santa's House Van Buer Plaza
Corner of 2nd & Lincoln Highway
DeKalb, IL 60115
(815) 756-6306
www.dekalb.org

Santa House Days and Hours 2017

Saturday, December 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd
11 am to 2 pm

Admission: FREE SANTA EVENT- Be sure and bring your camera, there is no photographer on site.

Santa will be at his house in DeKalb for four Saturdays in December waiting to see the children and to find out what they would like to find under the tree on Christmas morning.

                                  

                                                         Photo courtesy Downtown DeKalb

Downers Grove

Santa at the Santa House Downers Grove Downtown
Sponsor: Downers Grove Downtown
Santa's House
Corner of Main & Curtiss Streets.
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(630) 725-0991
www.downtownDG.org

Santa House Days and Hours 2017


Saturday and Sunday November 25th & 25th, December 2nd & 3rd, 9th & 10th, 16th & 17th - 1 pm to 4 pm

Admission: FREE SANTA EVENT - Be sure and bring your camera, there is no photographer on site.

If your are planning to be in Downers Grove, remember to bring the children to see Santa in his downtown home . In addition to Santa, every Saturday, there will be Christmas carolers and other groups performing downtown.

                                                               Santa's House Downers Grove

                                                        Photo courtesy Village of Downers Grove

Fox Lake

Santa's Christmas Cottage in Fox Lake
Millennium Park
Grand & Rollins Rds.
Fox Lake, IL 60020
(847) 587-3944 free event
www.foxlake.org/Parks

Santa House Days & Hours 2017

Weekends - Opens Friday, December 1st

through Sunday, December 17th
Fridays - 6 pm - 8 pm
Saturdays - 11 am - 3 pm
Sundays - 12 noon to 3 pm

Admission: FREE SANTA EVENT - A photographer is not available at the Santa House so be sure and bring a camera.

Visit with Santa during the Christmas season and have children's pictures taken at Santa's Christmas Cottage in Fox Lake. Note, dates and times listed are tentative check with the Park District at (847) 587-3944 to be sure the above information is correct.

              

                                     

                                                               Santa's House Fox Lake

                                                          Photo courtesy Santa Ken Ward

 

Geneva

Santa’s Gingerbread House in Geneva
Sponsor: Geveva
Chamber of Commerce
Corner of James & South 3rd Streets
Geneva, IL 60438
(630) 232-6060
Go to the Geneva Chamber of Commerce for the latest information.

Santa House Days & Hours 2017
Santa’s house opens Friday, December,1st                                           through Friday, December 22th

Friday, December 1st Opening Day 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm                                                      Fridays: 6pm to 8pm
Saturdays & Sundays: 1pm to 4pm

Admission: FREE SANTA EVENT

Don’t forget to bring the kids to Santa’s Gingerbread House in Geneva. There is no photographer on site so be sure to have your camera with you. Note, dates and times listed are tentative check with the Chamber for the latest information.

                 

                               Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Gingerbread House in Geneva

                                         Photo courtesy Geneva Chamber of Commerce


Hinsdale

Santa House in Hinsdale
Santa House and Gingerbread Cookie Tent

Burlington Park Chicago Avenue and Washington Street Hinsdale, IL 60521
(630) 323-3952                                                                          http://hinsdalechamber.com/

Santa House and Gingerbread Cookie Tent Days & Hours 2017

Friday, December 1st and on Saturday December 2nd, 9th & 16th

Saturday December 2nd, 9th & 16th - 11am until 3 pm
Note: On Friday, December 1st, Santa will visit children at the Santa House following the Tree Lighting Ceremony from about 5:30 to 8 pm.

Admission: FREE SANTA EVENT - There is no photographer - be sure to bring a camera

In Hinsdale’s Storybook Village you’ll find Santa at Santa House, that and the Gingerbread Cookie Tent are open on Saturday’s in December in Burlington Park.

Lansing

Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Santa House in Lansing
                                                                                                                                                                                       Sponsor: Lansing
Chamber of Commerce
The Santa House is located at Park Plaza                                                                    3141 Ridge Road
Lansing, IL 60438
(708) 474-4170

www.lansingsanta.com/

Santa House Days & Hours 2017

                                                                                                                                                                 Santa opens his house on Friday, November 24th, at 6 pm until 9 pm, and he will be there through Saturday, December 16th.

Friday  December 1st, 8th & 15th - 6: pm to 8 pm
Saturday November 25th, December 2nd & 16th - 1 pm to 3 pm

The Santa House will be closed on Saturday, December 9th - Santa & Mrs. Claus will be at Thornton Fractional South High School Breakfast with Santa that day. Saturday, December 2nd is bring your pet day.

 

Admission: FREE SANTA EVENT - There is no charge to see Santa, photographs are $4 each .

Children who come to see Santa and Mrs. Claus at their house will receive a special treat.

                                                        Santa House in Lansing Illinois

                                              Photo courtesy Lansing Chamber of Commerce

 

Lombard

Santa's House in Lombard at Holiday Lights
Sponsor: Lombard Park District
Lilacia Park
150 S. Park Avenue
Lombard, IL 60148
(630) 627-1286
www.lombardparks.org

Santa House Days and Hours 2017

Friday, December 8th & 15th, Saturday, December 2nd, 9th & 16th; and Sunday, December 3rd, 10th & 17th                                                                                               Time: 6 pm to 8 pm

Admission: FREE SANTA EVENT

You’ll find Santa Claus in Lilacia Park starting Saturday, December 2nd, after the lighting ceremony in the Coach House waiting for the children and anxious to find out what they would like for Christmas. The trees in the park will be aglow with thousands of holiday lights, you’ll find animated light shows, a huge gingerbread house, as well as free train rides for the kids on the Gold Medal Express. On Saturday’s and Sunday’s you will need to bring a camera and take your own photos. A  photographer will be there on Friday evenings and pictures are available for a nominal fee. Note, dates and times listed are tentative check with the Park District for the latest information.

                                    

                                                            Santa at his House in Lombard

                                                       Photo courtesy Lombard Park District

 

Morris


Santa at His House in Morris
Sponsor: Morris Downtown Development
Santa's House is on Illinois Avenue
between Franklin and Wauponsee
Morris, IL 60450
(815) 941-0245
www.downtownmorris.com

Santa House Days and Hours 2017
Friday, November 24th Santa’s House opens for the season from 6pm to 7pm

Santa will be at his house Saturday’s and Sunday’s in December through Dec. 17th: Saturday, November 25th 10am to 1pm and Saturdays, December 2nd, 9th & 16th: 10am to 1pm and Sundays, December, 3rd, 10th & 17th: 1pm to 3pm.

Admission: FREE SANTA EVENT


The children will want to visit Santa in his downtown house in Morris every weekend after Thanksgiving until he returns to the North Pole on December 17th. Santa will be waiting to hear what the children would like to receive for Christmas. Be sure and bring your camera, there is no photographer on site. Note, dates and times listed are tentative check with Morris Downtown Development for the latest information.

                                         

                                                                  

                                                   Santa at his House in Morris Illinois

                                    Photo courtesy Morris Downtown Development Partnership

Mundelein

Santa & Mrs. Claus at Santa's Cottage in Mundelein
Sponsor: Mundelein MainStreet
Santa's Cottage located at Mundelein Village Hall                                                              300 Plaza Circle
Mundelein, IL 60060
(847) 970-9235
www.mundeleinmainstreet.org

Santa House Days & Hours 2017                                                                             Opens 6:30 pm - 8 pm, Friday, December 1st (after tree lighting ceremony)

Saturday, December 2nd, 9th & 16th: 12 noon - 3 pm

 

Admission: FREE SANTA EVENT - A photographer is not available at the Santa House so be sure and bring a camera.

Santa and Mrs. Claus will meet children and guests of all ages in his unique Cottage in Mundelein.

                                              Santa House in Mundelein Illinois

                                    Photo courtesy Mundelein Community Connection

Naperville

Santa at Riverwalk in Naperville
Naperville IL 60540
(630) 848-5000
www.napervilleparks.org
Santa House location
Jackson Ave. & Webster St.
(along the Riverwalk)

Santa House is Open to the Public Friday, December 1st through Friday, December 22nd, 2017

For the complete list of days and times in December the Santa House will be open in Naperville click on this LINK.

Admission: FREE SANTA EVENT - Photos are available for purchase in the Santa House for $8 or two for $15, cash or check only or you can take your own pictures.

Naperville residents and families from surrounding communities flock to the little red, white and green house at the Riverwalk every December. This is where they will find Santa ready to meet the little ones and listen to their Christmas wishes.

In 2017 there are three special events: Special Needs Nights, at Santa House, an evening for children with special needs and their families. For the dates and times contact the Naperville Park District. Visits are arranged by appointment to ensure a minimal wait time and an enjoyable experience for the entire family. Reservations, which are required, can be made by calling 630-848-5000. Please note that space is limited. Also contact the Park District for the dates and times for Pet Night and Military & First Responders Night. These evenings are for the children of families who have a mother or father serving in the military or who are a first responder. Reservations are required for Special Needs Night, Pet night and Military & First Responders Nights. Please call 630-848-5000 to reserve your space.

                            Photo courtesy Naperville Park District

                                                                                                                  

St. Charles

Santa at the Santa House in St. Charles
First Street Plaza
50 South First Street.
St. Charles, IL 60174

http://www.visitstcharles.com/Events?destid=3481

Santa House Days & Hours 2017  Weekends - Saturday’s & Sunday’s Open weekends Saturday, November 25th through Sunday, December 17th
Times: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm and 1 pm - 4 pm

Admission: FREE SANTA EVENT - A photographer is not available at the Santa House so be sure and bring a camera.

This is your chance to have the kids visit Santa and get pictures at his house in downtown St. Charles. Santa opens his house for the first time on Friday, November 24th, after the "Lighting of the Lights".

        

    Santa House, St. Charles - Photo courtesy Downtown St. Charles Partnership

 

Sycamore


Santa’s House in Sycamore
Sponsor: Discover Sycamore
DeKalb County Courthouse Lawn
At the intersection of Route 64 & Route 23
Sycamore, IL 60178
(815) 985-3456

www.DiscoverSycamore.com

Santa House Days and Hours 2017  Fridays 5 pm to 7 pm, Saturdays 11 am to 2 pm; Sundays 12 Noon to 2 pm, December 1st through December 17th.

Admission: FREE SANTA EVENT - A photographer is not available at the Santa House so be sure and bring a camera.

You’ll find Santa in his house on the courthouse lawn in Sycamore for three weekends in 2016 waiting to talk to the kids and wanting to hear what they would like for Christmas.

                              

                                       Photo courtesy Discover Sycamore

Wheaton

Santa's Playhouse in Wheaton
Martin Memorial Plaza

Front & Main Streets
Wheaton, IL 60187
1-630-682-0633
www.downtownwheaton.com

Santa House Days and Hours 2017

Saturday, November 25th,
December 2nd, 9th & 16th & 23rd from 10 am - 1 pm

Admission: FREE SANTA EVENT - Photos are available for purchase in the Santa House or you can take your own pictures.

You'll find Santa in his house between the Christmas tree and the old train station. Children can whisper their wishes in Santa's ear while having their picture taken.

Woodstock

Santa’s Hut on the Square in Woodstock
Sponsor: Woodstock Lions Club
Woodstock Square
Bounded by Calhoun, Throop, Cass, Main and Jefferson Streets
Woodstock, IL 60098
(815) 338-4301
www.woodstockil.gov

Santa House Days and Hours 2017

Santa will be at his Hut on the Square starting Saturday November 25th after the Lighting on the Square and again after the Christmas Parade on Sunday, November 26th.

Beginning Fri., December 8th,through Fri., December 22nd Santa will be at his hut on the Square as follows:

Saturdays & Sundays: 2pm - 5pm

Monday through Friday 5pm - 7pm

Admission: FREE SANTA EVENT

You’ll find Santa at his hut on the Square waiting to hear what the boys and girls would like to receive for Christmas.  A photographer is not available at the Santa Hut so be sure and bring a camera. If you could bring canned goods donations for the food bank it would be appreciated.

 

Please note—all of the above events are subject to change without notice

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