Celebrate the Season in Downtown Lisle

Create some lasting memories by celebrating the season in Lisle! Visit downtown Lisle on December 4th to join in holiday tradition and share the merriment! Mr. and Mrs. Claus will greet visitors to the museum campus, there will be a Santa Parade, holiday crafts, hot chocolate, the Merry on Main annual event, and a gathering near Village Hall for the annual tree lighting ceremony! Luminaria will light the way starting at 3:00 p.m., which combined with these events will help set the festive atmosphere throughout downtown Lisle. These time-honored traditions are sure to kindle the joy of the season and leave you feeling jolly! Read below for more details.

Once Upon a Christmas

  – Bring the whole family for some old-fashioned holiday fun! From 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. “Once Upon a Christmas” will include Mr. and Mrs. Claus at the train depot, holiday craft in the Beau Bien Tavern, a holiday workshop in the Blacksmith shop, hot chocolate, warm apple cider, and more! The museum is located at 921 School Street and the event is hosted by the Lisle Heritage Society and the Lisle Park District.

Santa Parade & Tree Lighting

  – Join in the fun and watch the holiday parade through downtown Lisle! Santa, the Lisle-Woodridge Fire District, the Village and others will participate in this time-honored tradition. The parade will kick off at 4:30 p.m., followed by the annual tree lighting ceremony at 5:30 p.m. in front of the Village Hall. The tree lighting ceremony will also be streamed live on the Village’s Facebook page.  2021 - Lisle Santa Parade Entry Form

Merry on Main

(Throughout the day) – Take a stroll down Main Street and join participating downtown businesses for holiday fun! Enjoy holiday themed activities including games, decorated windows, store and restaurant specials, giveaways and drawings, holiday treats and more!

Pre-K through 5th Grade Coloring Contest
Winning entries displayed below.

First Grade
Second Grade
Third Grade
Fourth Grade
Fifth Grade
To view highlights of this event from 2014, watch the
Lights of Lisle Video