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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.

Antioch

Santa at His Home in Antioch

Santa's Enchanted Village at Village Hall

882 Main Street

Antioch, IL 60002
(847) 395-2233

www.antiochchamber.org

Santa Santa's Enchanted Village Days and Hours 2014:

Friday, November 28th through Tuesday, December 23rd
Monday through Friday 5:30 pm to 8 pm
Saturday & Sunday 1 pm - 4 pm
Note: On Friday, November 28th, Santa will visit children a little after 7 pm until 8 pm following the Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting Ceremony.

Admission: FREE SANTA EVENT - There is a photographer and a charge for photos with Santa which is used to cover the cost of maintaining Santa's Enchanted Village or you can take own.

On Friday, November 28th, children can meet with Santa following the Holiday Parade and tree lighting ceremony which begins the Christmas season in Antioch. The parade starts at 6:30 pm and ends at the Village Hall with the lighting of the tree. Santa will be seeing the kids at his home in the Enchanted Village located in the Village Hall all the way through December 23rd.

  Santa's home at Enchanted Village - photo courtesy Antioch Chamber of Commerce

 

Chicago

Santa House at Daley Plaza
Daley Plaza
50 W. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602

(312) 744-3315                                          www.choosechicago.com/articles/view/ANNUAL-TREE-LIGHTING-SANTA-HOUSE/430/

Santa House Days and Hours: November 25th - December 24th, 2014  

Tuesday - November 25th - 6:30 pm - 8 pm

Thursday - November 27th Thanksgiving Day - 11 am - 4 pm

Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays November 28th through December 21st
11 am - 8 pm

Wednesday - December 24th Christmas Eve - 11 am - 4 pm


Admission: FREE SANTA EVENT - UL is offering free photos in the Santa House. You can also take your own pictures.

You’ll find jolly old St. Nick in the heart of downtown Chicago in the gaily decorated Santa House near the 85-foot tall Christmas tree in Daly Plaza. Santa’s house shares the 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 at Daly Plaza 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 2014:

The Crystal Lake Santa House opens the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, November 28th 2014 and will remain open through Sunday, December 21st 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: Re:New Dekalb

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

Santa House Days and Hours 2013:

Saturday, December 7th, 14th, & 21st
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.

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 2014:


Saturday and Sunday November 29th & 30th, December 6th &, 7th, 13th & 14th, 20th & 21st, - 12 Noon to 3 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 at 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 2013:

Weekends -Opens Sunday, December 1st

through Sunday, December 22nd
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.

Geneva

Santa’s Gingerbread House in Geneva
Sponsor: Geveva
Chamber of Commerce
Corner of James & 3rd Streets
Geneva, IL 60438
(630) 232-6060
www.genevachamber.com

Santa House Days & Hours 2013:
Santa’s house opens on Friday, December 6th                                           until Sunday, December 22nd

Friday, December 6th Opening Day 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm                                       Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Saturdays & Sundays: 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm

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.

                 

                               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 2014:

Friday, December 5th and on Saturday’s through December 20th

Saturday 6th, 13th & 20th - 11am until 3 pm
Note: On Friday, December 6th, 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
Lake & Henry Sts.
Lansing, IL 60438
(708) 474-4170

www.lansingsanta.com/

Santa House Days & Hours 2014:

Santa opens the house on Friday, November 28th, at 6 pm until 9 pm, and he will be there through Saturday, December 20th.

Friday  December 5th, 12th & 19th - 6: pm to 8 pm
Saturday November 29th, December 6th & 20th - 1 pm to 3 pm

The Santa House will be closed on Saturday, December 13th - Santa & Mrs. Claus will be at Thornton Fractional South High School Breakfast with Santa that day. Saturday, December 6th 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 2014:

Friday, December 12th & 19th, Saturday, December 6th, 13th & 20th; and Sunday, December 7th, 14th & 21st                                                                                               Time: 6 pm to 8 pm

Admission: FREE SANTA EVENT

You’ll find Santa Claus in Lilacia Park starting Saturday, December 6th, 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.

                                    

                                                            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 2014:
Friday, November 28th Santa’s House opens for the season from 6 pm to 7 pm

Santa will be at his house Saturday’s and Sunday’s in December through Dec. 21st: Saturdays, December 6th, 13th & 20th: 10 am to 1 pm and Sundays, December, 7th, 14th & 21st: 1 pm to 3 pm.

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 21st. 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.

                                         

                                                                  

                                                   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
Park Street & Seymour Avenue
Mundelein, IL 60060
(847) 970-9235
www.mundeleinmainstreet.org

Santa House Days & Hours 2014:                                                                             Opens 6:30 pm - 8 pm, Friday, December 5th (after tree lighting ceremony)

Saturday, December 6th, 13th & 20th: 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 Days and Hours Open to the Public 2013:

Fridays December 6th, 13th & 20th - 4 p.m. - 8 pm

Saturday December 7th,14th & 21st - Noon - 6 pm
Sundays December 8th, 15th & 22nd - Noon - 6 pm

Wednesday December 18th, 4 pm - 8 pm

Thursday December 19th - 4 pm - 8 pm                                                                    

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 2013 there are three special events events: Special Needs Nights, at Santa House, an evening for children with special needs and their families, will be held on Tuesday, December 3rd through Thursday, December 5th 2013 from 5 pm - 8 pm 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. Pet night is on Tuesday, December 10th. Military & First Responders Night is on Wednesday, December 11th, 2013. This evening is for the children of families who have a mother or father serving in the military. Reservations are required for both Pet night and Military & First Responders Night.

Pet Night at Santa House, presented by Naperville Animal Hospital, will be held on Thursday, December 6tht, 2012 from 5 pm - 8 pm This is your chance to make your dog or cat part of the family holiday celebrations this year. Santa has a treat for each pet. Reservations also are required for this event. 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.downtownstcharles.org/events/holiday-homecoming/

Santa House Days & Hours 2014:  Weekends - Saturday’s & Sunday’s Open weekends Saturday, November 29th through Sunday, December 21st
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 28th, 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 2014: Fridays 5 pm to 7 pm, Saturdays 11 am to 2 pm; Sundays 12 Noon to 2 pm, December 5th through December 21st.

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 2014 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 2014:

Saturday, November 29th,
December 6th, 13th & 20th, 10 am - 1 pm

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

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) 338-4300
www.woodstockil.gov

Santa House Days and Hours 2013:

Santa will be at the Hut on the Square from Friday, November 29th through Sunday, December 22nd.
Saturdays & Sundays: Times to be advised

Weekdays: Times to be advised

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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