Event Calendar

Events in the next 3 days

  1. Holiday Fantasy in Lights

    Madison, WI Nov 7 - Jan 3

    The free display in Olin Park is open from dusk to dawn.

  2. Holiday Lights Festival

    Milwaukee, WI Nov 19 - Jan 1

    The season-long lights festival includes more than 500,000 lights throughout downtown's parks and streets.


  3. ZooLights

    Chicago, IL Nov 21 - Jan 3

    The annual display of 2.5 million lights at the Lincoln Park Zoo is operating at 25 percent capacity this year and charging $5 per person. Tickets are available for timed slots between 4 and 9 p.m.; on Nov. 24 and Dec. 9, 17, 21 and 29, tickets are free (available at 4 p.m. the previous Sunday).

  4. Bentleyville Tour of Lights

    Duluth, MN Nov 21 - Dec 27

    Tour the retro-cool lighted decorations in Bayfront Festival Park, including a tree that dances to music, Dinosaurland and Penguin Park. 

    In 2020, it's a drive-through. Admission is $10 per car, and children 10 and younger receive a free Bentleyville stocking cap and cookies from a window-side Santa and Mrs. Claus.

  5. Lakeside Park Holiday Lights

    Fond du Lac, WI Nov 26 - Jan 1

    This free light show on Lake Winnebago includes animated scenes and trees that dance to 20 minutes of music played on 87.9 FM (you can listen on your car radio).

  6. Holiday Kerstmarkt

    Holland, MI Nov 27 - Nov 28

    This open-air European Christmas Market at the Eighth Street Market Place includes 18 timber booths offering Dutch imports, folk art, hand-knit apparel and other gifts.


  7. Parade of Lights

    New Ulm, MN Nov 27

    The holiday parade downtown will be drive-through and from 6 to 7 p.m.

  8. Free Entrance Day to all Minnesota state parks

    All state parks, MN Nov 27

    Entrance to all 75 Minnesota state parks is free today.

  9. Festive Friday Eves

    Cedarburg, WI Nov 27

    Five Christmas celebrations, each with a different theme, at Cedar Creek Settlement, a restored 1864 woolen mill in this historic village just north of Milwaukee. Each features live holiday music, crafts, luminaries, wine-tasting and cookies and cider.

  10. Holiday Stroll

    Red Wing, MN Nov 27

    This Mississippi River town offers a window-display scavenger hunt, a drive-through Santa and sales.

  11. Holiday Homecoming & Electric Parade

    St. Charles, IL Nov 28

    There's Lighting of the Lights will be virtual on Friday.

    On Saturday, there will be a kickoff to the Holiday Tree Trail and a window-decorating contest.