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Things To Do

Although Wheaton is only 25 miles from Chicago, you will find that there’s no need to leave Wheaton to find something to do, whether it's in the vibrant downtown, several shopping districts or elsewhere.

Festival of Lights and Trees

Dates: Nov. 25-Dec. 30
Location: Cosley Zoo, 1356 N. Gary Ave.
Cosley Zoo is transformed into a winter wonderland with 20,000 twinkling lights creating spectacular displays, an amazing selection of Christmas trees for you to purchase, hot chocolate, and holiday gifts. The Festival of Lights and Tree Sales begins the day after Thanksgiving and continues through the end of December. The zoo is open 9 a.m.-9 p.m. daily; lights come on at 3 p.m. More information 

A Visit with Santa

Dates: Saturdays, Nov. 26-Dec. 17
Time: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Location: Martin Memorial Plaza, Front Street west of Main Street
Visit Santa in his house on Front Street in downtown Wheaton. Sponsored by the Downtown Wheaton Association. More information 

Dickens of a Christmas Carriage Rides

Dates: Saturdays, Nov. 26-Dec. 17
Time: Noon-3 p.m.
Location: Martin Memorial Plaza, Front Street west of Main Street
Enjoy horse-drawn carriage rides through downtown Wheaton. Rides begin at Martin Memorial Plaza, located on Front Street just west of Main Street. Sponsored by the Downtown Wheaton Association. More information 

The Essential Christmas Carol

Date: Thursday, Dec. 8
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Wheaton Public Library, 225 N. Cross St.
In this storytelling lecture, William Pack will discuss the curious origins behind one of the most popular stories ever written, Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” He will then perform a reading of the classic with a modern recreation of a magic lantern slide show popular during Dickens’ lifetime. All ages are welcome! Please register at wheatonlibrary.org/calendar or call 630-868-7520.

Christmas Markets of Germany

Date: Monday, Dec. 12
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Wheaton Public Library, 225 N. Cross St.
For centuries, the ancient Christmas Markets of Germany have provided bright color and good cheer during the long gloomy nights of December. Ralph Danielsen presents a slideshow of the biggest, oldest, and most traditional markets as well as markets just founded in the last century. Please register at wheatonlibrary.org/calendar or call 630-868-7520.