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Enjoy Holiday Fun when you
Visit DeKalb County!
Celebrate the Season
Getting ready for the holiday season?  We are too!  DeKalb County has everything you need to jump start your holidays.  A jovial musical production, visits from Kris Kringle, carriage rides, festive shopping, an elegantly decorated historic mansion, you'll find these and more when you #VisitDeKalbCounty.
Ellwood House Holiday Tours & Open House
Kick off your holiday season with a visit to an elegantly decorated  1879 mansion. 

~ Guided Holiday tours: 
November 15th - 30th 

~ Ellwood House Holiday Open House: 
December 2nd - 4th. 

Holiday Shopping Events
Don't just shop, make it an experience this holiday season. 
~ 11/18: Moonlight Madness  (live holiday themed window displays)
~ 11/18 - 20: Hollydays &  Jingle the Bells

Santa Comes to DeKalb County
Santa's calendar is full of stops to DeKalb County.

~ 12/2:  Walk with Santa (free Holiday Movie, "Mickey's Magical Christmas," then walk with Santa to the Tree Lighting)

~ 12/2: Celebrate the Season (Jingle Bell Parade, Santa's arrival, tree lighting ceremony, wagon ride, and more!)

~ Weekends in December:
     * Santa's House 
Festival of Trees
Starting December 1st, The Midwest Museum of Natural History's  Festival of Trees features a display of over 20 trees decorated by businesses and non-profit groups. The whole museum is festively decorated to accompany the trees and offers 'special events' happening weekly all December long! 
Stage Coach Players Presents A Christmas Carol
Take in a performance of
A CHRISTMAS CAROL presented by the Stage Coach Players.  See Scrooge take his ghostly journey through Christmas' past, present and future November 26th - December 4th.  
Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra Holiday Pops Concert
Joined by the Celebration Chorale, the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra will warm your heart with music of the holiday season. Many holiday favorites are part of this traditional family concert. 
Upcoming Events & Early Shout Outs 


DeKalb County Convention
and Visitors Bureau
111 South 2nd St.  Suite 202
DeKalb, IL 60115
815.756.1336 |  1.877.335.2521

Monday - Friday  9am - 5pm