Downtown Naperville gets decked out with lights and decoration for the holidays. In an effort to attract shoppers to downtown Naperville for Christmas shopping, the Naperville Alliance and downtown merchants are sponsoring holiday events, including a parade, Santa Claus, music and entertainment. Following are some of the highlights of Christmas Time in Naperville Illinois.
On Friday, November 28 the Naperville Alliance kicks off the holidays with the Little Friends Electric Light parade and the Grand Illumination of the downtown lights. The parade is at 4:30 and the Grand Illuminations is held at 5:30 pm. Santa Claus will appear in the parade and visit with children at the Santa House until 8 pm. Gina Glocksen, an American Idol finalist, will appear in the parade and perform a few holiday favorites afterwards.
Merchants in Naperville will host various holiday events over the weekend. According to the Downtown Naperville website, Santa Claus will be visiting stores including Eddie Bauer, Barnes & Noble, Wolf Camera, Two Bostons and Jill’s Childrens Portrait Boutique over the weekend. Check the Naperville website or individual stores for additional information about hours and dates.