December 1, 2018
Lisle, IL 60532
Celebrate the Holidays in Downtown Lisle - Lights of Lisle
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Celebrate the Holidays in Downtown Lisle
Lights of Lisle • Once Upon a Christmas • Lisle Santa Train
Pre-K through 5th Grade Coloring Contest.
Entry forms will be delivered to local schools the week of November 5th. Winners will receive a prize and ride in the Santa Parade on the Holiday Trolley. Entries must be returned to Village Hall or the Lisle Chamber offices by 5 PM, Monday, November 26. Coloring Contest
Saturday, December 1, 2018
3:00-8:00 PM - Once Upon a Christmas – Celebrate with the Lisle Park District and the Lisle Heritage Society at The Museums at Lisle Station Park. Activities include brick-oven baking, holiday wagon rides, blacksmithing, model railroad trains, crafts, music and more. Santa will be at the Depot Museum following the parade until 8:00 p.m.
3:30-5:00 PM – Villa St. Benedict’s, “Let Your Love Shine On” – Enjoy the 3rd Annual Memorial Luminary Illumination display at the Villa St. Benedict Campus, 1920 Maple Avenue.
3:00-8:00 PM – Food Trucks and Christmas Karaoke - Purchase food and sing a Christmas Classic at Burlington Square, southeast corner of Main and Burlington.
3:00-8:00 PM – Merry on Main – Hop off the trolley, and join the downtown businesses, and the Downtown Business and Retail Association for family fun, and holiday cheer! Main Street businesses will feature in-store events, holiday specials, a fun family-friendly game, and have a best dressed “Christmas Story” window display contest!
4:30 PM – Santa Light Parade – Watch as Santa arrives downtown accompanied by the Lisle Junior High School Band amid twinkling lights. Parade participants are encouraged to “light up” their entry. The parade travels south on Main Street from Ogden Avenue, along Burlington Avenue to Village Hall.
3:30-6:00 PM - Live Holiday Entertainment – Enjoy performances in the Lisle Village Hall Board Room by Paryl Music Studio and the St. Joan of Arc Elementary Choir.
5:00-6:00 PM - Ice Carving Demonstration - See ice transform into a beautiful sculpture at The Museums at Lisle Station Park.
5:00-7:00 PM – Holiday Trolley - Travel through Downtown Lisle to view the festive shops and decorations and PrairieWalk Pond to view the luminarias.
Dusk - Lights of Lisle – Be awed as thousands of luminarias line the Downtown streets and PrairieWalk Pond.
6 PM - Tree Lighting Ceremony – Kick off the holiday season with the lighting of the spruce tree, planted in 2016 at Village Hall and watch it grow each season. Caroling and music will follow in the Board Room performed by the Lisle Community Band. Enjoy cookies and hot chocolate in the Village Hall lobby served by volunteers from the Lisle Infant Welfare League.
Sunday, December 2, 2018
9:45 AM and 1:45 PM – Lisle Santa Train - Join Santa and costumed characters for a 75- minute holiday train ride to Chicago and back to Lisle. Advance tickets required; call (630) 769-1000.
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM - Once Upon a Christmas – Ride a holiday wagon from the Lisle Santa Train to The Museums at Lisle Station Park to celebrate the holidays with museum tours, blacksmithing, pie baking, crafts and a gift shop. Join Stephanie Boesso and piano students of “Piano Frontiers Ensemble” from 1:30 – 2:30 as they perform holiday music and interactive sing-alongs. Meet Santa at the historic Lisle Depot and visit live reindeer.
Printable schedule of events.