1Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
Where: 171 E Chicago Avenue, Naperville
When: Friday, Dec. 6 - 8 p.m.
Formed by Jazz at Lincoln Center managing and artistic director Wynton Marsalis from members of his septet and surviving members of the Duke Ellington Orchestra, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO) is one of the world’s finest working big bands. 8 p.m. Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Avenue. For tickets, call 630-637-SHOW or visit www.northcentralcollege.edu.
2Pictures with Santa benefiting Children's Miracle Network
Where: RE/MAX Professionals Select, 2272 W. 95th Street, Naperville
When: Saturday, Dec. 7 - 10 a.m.
Why wait in long lines at the mall when you can come take a nice picture from a professional photographer and enjoy free cookies and juice! We ask that each family donates $5 to Children's Miracle Network. Pictures emailed to you for free!
3YMCA Naperville Mayor’s Community Prayer Breakfast
Where: 2120 W. 95th Street, Naperville
When: Friday, Dec. 6 - 6:30 a.m. - 8 a.m.
This inspirational program of music, scripture and special guest speakers begins with a buffet breakfast at 6:30 a.mm. Keynote Speaker: Jarrett Payton, son of the late NFL Hall of Famer Walter Payton. For additional info or to purchase tickets, visit the Fry Family YMCA, located at 2120 W. 95th Street, Kroehler Family YMCA, 34 S. Washington Street, the YMCA Sports Complex 31W290 Schoger Drive, or online atwww.donate.ymcachicago.org/fry or by contacting Jane Bowers at 630-420-0960
For tickets or more info, finearts.northcentralcollege.edu
4Santa Claus visits Anderson’s Bookshop
Where: 123 W. Jefferson Avenue, Naperville
When: Saturday, Dec. 7 - 1 p.m.
The holiday arrives early when Santa Claus visits Anderson’s Bookshop in downtown Naperville during the store’s holiday party on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 1 p.m. The jolly guy will help celebrate the new book, Santa is Coming to Naperville.
In addition to Santa Claus stopping by, refreshments will be served and giveaways will be available. For children, there will be holiday activities.
Also, the Anderson’s popular Holiday Troliday will be departing from the bookshop at 2:00. 2:45 and 3:00 on Saturday, Dec. 7 and also at Sunday, Dec. 8. Tickets are $9 per rider (lap riders two and under are free). Enjoy onboard entertainment for families. 630-355-2665
5Naper Lights: A Magical Holiday Lights Celebration!
Where: Central Park, Naperville
When: Now through New Years
Naperville Sunrise Rotary presents the first annual Naper Lights event located in downtown's Central Park from Thanksgiving to New Years! Central Park will be converted into a holiday lights extravaganza with a combination of holiday displays. No charge for visitors but Sunrise Rotary volunteers welcome donations for the benefit of future displays! Don't miss bringing the family to Central Park this holiday season!
Visit www.naperlights.com for more details.