Top 5 Things To Do in Naperville This Weekend

Every Thursday Patch posts our top picks for weekend entertainment and fun in Naperville.

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Naper Lights: A Magical Holiday Lights Celebration!

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.


Supper with Santa at Colonial Cafe

1101 Washington Street, Naperville
When: Friday, Dec. 13 -  5:30 p.m.

Join us at all Colonial Cafe locations for Supper with Santa Friday December 13th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Santa will give each child a small gift & Santa’s helpers will be there helping children make a craft to take home! Come in for great food and a magical evening for you and your children to remember.


Cookie Decorating Party at 95th Street Library

95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive
When: Friday, Dec. 13 -  4 to 6 p.m.

Escape the cold weather for a cozy afternoon of decorating cookies and watching “The Nightmare Before Christmas” and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” The event will take place on Friday, December 13 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive.  For more information, visit www.naperville-lib.org.

"The Nutcracker" at North Central College 

Where: Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E Benton Ave., Naperville 
When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Experience the magic of the holiday season with the DanceWest Ballet’s “The Nutcracker.” Performances will be held at Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E Benton Ave. on Friday, December 13 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, December 14 at 1 and 5 p.m.; and Sunday, December 15 at 1 p.m. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call (630) 637-7469 or visit http://tickets.noctrl.edu.

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas

Where: Paramount Theatre Aurora, Aurora 
When: Saturday, Dec. 14 - 8 p.m.

For over 25 years the American Christmas season has included the musical arrangements and uplifting harmonies of Mannheim Steamroller. They’re considered the premier choral interpreter of Yuletide standards, and this December you can experience this beloved act live with your whole family, led by group founder Chip Davis. Let Mannheim Steamroller get you in the holiday mood. 4 pm and 8 pm  The Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Boulevard, Aurora.  For more info, www.paramountaurora.com.


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