Our Favorite Christmas Lights Shows and Traditions in Chicagoland

Chicago Holiday Light TraditionsHere at Blue Sky Builders, we love the holiday season (who doesn’t?). Light shows, decorations, and more—this season brings the creative side of homeowners across the nation.  Just as we love sharing our creative side designing and building garages in Chicago and the suburbs, we love seeing homeowners share their creative side through light shows and decorative schemes.

So, today, in honor of the holidays, we would like to share with you some our favorite light shows and holiday traditions from across the Chicagoland Area.

Our Favorite Chicagoland Christmas Traditions

Many of the best decorations and lights are merely a short drive away! See some of the best decorations near our hometown of Downers Grove!

Larsen Lights (Elburn)

Probably one of the most intense suburban light displays, the Larsen Light Show in Elburn features over a million LED lights, and takes over 3 months to set up.  See the video below, synced to “Do You Want to Build a Snowman” from Frozen.

For more information, including their most popular “Fur Elise,” hours, and more, check out the Larsen Lights gallery .

Parcell Family Christmas Display (Geneva)

Since 2002, the Parcell Family has provided music and lighting to Geneva residents and visitors.  Now a Marine Corps Toys for Tots drop-off location, this Christmas display offers both a great show, but does so for a good cause.  Check out their 2013 video below, and visit them at twasthenightbefore.com.

See more of their displays, including 2005, 2006, and 2007 on their video highlights page. Not in the mood for driving there? Check out their live feed!

Lehnertz Avenue (Aurora)

For over 60 years, residents of Aurora and the surrounding areas have headed to the east side for the lights of Lehnertz Avenue. With both the stories of the nativity and a Peanuts themed Christmas display, this is surely worth the slow drive through the neighborhood.

Check out the Lehnertz Avenue Christmas Display Facebook Page for updates and information, and watch the video below.

Holiday Magic at Brookfield Zoo

Chicagoland’s largest lights festival surrounds you in the cheer of over 1,000,000 twinkling LED lights, ice carving, light shows, Santa and Mrs. Claus. You’re sure to feel the magic of the holidays!

Magnificent Mile Lights Festival

Although already passed, the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival occurs in November and features the lighting of the trees and more.

Mooseheart Holiday Lights (North Aurora)

Mooseheart Child City & School in North Aurora will be holding its Holiday Lights display starting Friday, Nov. 28, through New Year’s Eve. The 80 displays, covering a 2-mile-long driving loop, will be lit from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. every night.

Special thanks to blogger Go West, Young Mom for sharing her article Great Christmas Lights in the Western Suburbs.

Looking to beautify your garage without lights? Check out our garage gallery for inspiration, and contact us to become one of the first we help in the coming construction season!

Where do you like to go for the holidays? Do you have any fun holiday traditions or destinations? Share your lights with us in the comments below!

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