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Elgin Area Holiday Displays

Elgin Area Holiday Displays

It’s the holidays and what’s a better way to get into the spirit than checking out some sparkling displays? Being surrounded by delightful decorations is one of the best parts of the season. Here’s where you can find them in the Elgin Area!

Big Timber Brilliance

Now – January 2nd

7826, 37W955 Big Timber Rd
Elgin, IL 60124

Big Timber Brilliance in Elgin, Illinois is a spectacular illuminated winter trail walk. Celebrate the holidays on a trail featuring 10 light installations harmonizing light, music and nature. We invite you to bring your family and friends to experience the magic.

Admission:
$20.00/adult* – Wed., Thurs. Prior to December 16th

$14.00/child* (aged 3-12) – Wed., Thurs. Prior to December 16th

$20.00/adult* – Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Peak Days
$15.00/child* (aged 3-12) – Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Peak Days
*Dates and prices subject to change.  Additional processing fees at checkout.

Santa’s Village

Now – December 30th

601 Dundee Avenue
East Dundee, Illinois, 60118

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Begin your holiday season with a one-of-a-kind drive-thru light show experience. Enjoy over 2 million lights synchronized to music, dazzling displays, live animals, and Santa himself!

As you drive through our park, all from the comfort of your car. At the end of the route you’ll have the opportunity to park, take photos, and purchase our delicious funnel cakes and hot chocolate all while taking in the breathtaking view.

Admission: $15-$25

Goebbert’s Farm

Now – January 9th
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Friday, Saturday, Sunday*: 5:00 pm- 11:00 pm

42W813 Reinking Road
Pingree Grove, IL 60140

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Enjoy a gorgeous and fun Light Show from the comfort of your vehicle! We have partnered with Epic Light Shows to bring you a spectacular and amazing light display, set to music and featuring over 1 million lights!

Admission:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday $20 (tickets can be purchased online or at the entrance)
Friday, Saturday, Sunday $25 (online tickets are required)
Large Vehicle/Bus/RV $50 any night

Explore Elgin Area’s Lights

Now – January 6th

Located throughout the Elgin Area

The Elgin Area is shining merry and bright for the holidays! Drive around to see sparkling displays and vote for your favorites to be entered into random prize drawings taking place in December. Or if you live in Elgin or West Dundee we invite you to participate in the competition for a chance to win a stellar prize package!

The Explore Elgin Area’s Lights Scavenger Hunt will also be making a return. Be sure to follow us on Facebook to see when the hunt goes live as well as information for random drawings.

Admission: FREE