Santa spends time and takes pictures withCSRI families and those with special needs only. Plus, check out St. John's Festival of Lights at Prairie West Park.When: 6:30-8 p.m.
Model trains will wind their way through a miniature village set in a field of poinsettias. The village is made entirely of natural materials and features a variety of Chicago-style homes and famous buildings such as the neighborhood bungalow, Chicago Theatre and Chicago Water Tower Place. Nov. 26-Jan. 8.When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Exhibit includes numerous artifacts, photographs and other documentary items that tell the story of Chicago's iconic candy makers, including Snickers, Lemonheads, Butterfingers and Cracker Jack.Cost: Free
Includes Gingerbread Story-time, Tree Lighting Ceremony, Gingerbread Man Hunt, Gingerbread House Contest, visits with Santa in his Gingerbread House, Small Business Saturday, Gingerbread Boy and Girl perusing town, and Complimentary Carriage Rides. For more information, visit www.downtowndg.org or call (630) 725-0991.When: to
Build a snowman out of biodegradable and natural items to win. Fill out an entry form at the main office.Cost: Free