With the holidays drawing near, it’s time for festive music, sparkling lights, and tasty treats. Save some room on your calendar for these Elgin-area holiday events.
Head south to St. Charles for a spectacular holiday display. The two-day event starts at 5 p.m. on Nov. 23 with Lighting of the Lights on First Street Plaza. The annual Electric Christmas Parade heads down Main Street at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 24. There will also be free holiday music, moves, and other activities.
Sounds of the Season
The Northeast Neighborhood Association of Elgin is hosting its annual Sounds of the Season event on Dec. 1 from 7 to 10 p.m. This event will be held in the Spring-Douglas Historic District. Food and drinks are included in the cost of a ticket. Featured performers include members of the Elgin Youth Symphony and the Sterling Brass Quintet.
This Is Christmas
Christ Community Church in St. Charles will present its annual holiday concert Dec. 7-9. Tickets cost $5 per person. Concert times vary by day.
New Year’s Eve Family Celebration
On Dec. 31, Pheasant Run Mega Center will host a Family Fun Fest from noon to 8 p.m. There will be a fun balloon drop at 7 p.m. Other activities include a petting zoo, zip lining, inflatables, and carnival games.