10 North-West Chicago Suburb Communities that Feel Like a Holiday Movie

10 North-West Chicago Suburb Communities that Feel Like a Holiday Movie
December 8, 2022 Elgin Area CVB

In the Elgin Area, festivities go on year-round. Spring traditions, summer traditions, fall festivals- and more. However, in the winter, you can see the dazzling lights, trees, and events that really make you feel like you are in a holiday movie. Here, you can get that small-town holiday aesthetic and live your winter dream (and perhaps even find that special someone that changes your big city ways) right here.

Elgin, Illinois

Elgin has so much to offer in the holiday season. From their holiday craft fairs all the way to the lights and murals dotting the downtown, this is a perfect place to start your holiday.

Bartlett, Illinois

The City of Bartlett offers a stunning holiday tree, a cocoa crawl, and more to make it feel like home and experience the community around it. On top of that- they have the BAPS Shiri Swaminarayan Mandir, a gorgeous Hindu place of worship.

Carpentersville, Illinois

This village gives off a cute ‘small-town’ appearance while still having plenty to do. See their Holiday Lighting Contest and their beautiful downtown in the snow.

East Dundee, Illinois

How can you get any more festive than going to a drive-thru light show at Santa’s Village Amusement & Water Park? See the gorgeous sparkling lights in the warmth of your car.

West Dundee, Illinois

West Dundee has gone all out for their holiday season! See the painted windows downtown while visiting Around the Corner Candy for some stocking stuffers or Elder + Oat for some lunch!

Gilberts, Illinois

Witness the holiday lights at the village hall in Gilberts. Here, kids can drop off their letters to Santa and be merry with a charming community.  

Hampshire, Illinois

See the festivities with Hampshire and its holiday festival! The holidays have never felt so warm.

Sleepy Hollow, Illinois

Enjoy the festivities in a more subtle manner with the Sleepy Hollow community.

South Elgin, Illinois

The village of South Elgin is hosting its memorable Holiday Lights Contest, so spend some time driving around this wonderful community and see the beauty that the locals put together.

Pingree Grove, Illinois

Witness the stunning tree and the spectacular holiday light show at Goeberts Farm this holiday season.

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