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whymeintrouble
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join:2001-06-20
Naperville, IL

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what is best place for christmas light viewing - west burbs

hey all

got the nephew with us and we want to check out some fun christmas lights, anyone have some recommendations?

TIA



StepR
Code Warrior
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join:2000-11-06
Elgin, IL

Every year we go to Juniper Lane in South Elgin. We get out of the car to walk under the lighted arches over the sidewalk and to get a better look at the houses. One neighbor dresses as Santa Claus and hands out candy canes. Bring some food to donate to the food pantry.

»maps.google.com/maps?client=fire···0Q8gEwAA

also found this link:
»www.chicagolandchristmaslights.com/



djdanska
Rudie32
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San Diego, CA
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reply to whymeintrouble

There are 2 nice displays off 31st in oak brook. Between midwest and Meyers. (Cass Ave and Fairview is what they are called in downers). Thats not too far from you.


whymeintrouble
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join:2001-06-20
Naperville, IL
reply to whymeintrouble

thanks everyone, we had a good time looking at lights last night, going to probably explore some more this evening after we drop the nephew off



Jon
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join:2001-01-20
Lisle, IL

The people in my neighborhood suck. Us and about 3 or 4 other people are pretty much the only ones that decorated as far as the eye can see. Bunch'a scrooges.

Though, they never decorate for any other holiday either.



insomniac
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reply to whymeintrouble

There is a great display on Lehnertz Ave. in Aurora that has been a neighborhood tradition for more than 50 years. The official lighting ceremony was last night. It's very popular; you'll probably see tour buses bringing people in.

»www.suburbanchicagonews.com/nape···.article
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jmdomini
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join:2000-05-04
Sycamore, IL
reply to whymeintrouble

Aurora also has a nice display in Phillips Park.

»www.aurorafestivaloflights.com/



StepR
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Elgin, IL
reply to whymeintrouble

7 can't-miss holiday displays

7 can't-miss holiday displays
»www.chicagotribune.com/features/···76.story

The 300 block of Juniper Lane in South Elgin: "Twenty-two families decorate this winding street. It has 2,000 lighted arches over it. They lost all of their ash trees to the emerald ash borer, but they rectified the situation by adding thousands of lights!"

•North School Park in Arlington Heights: "Make sure you get out of your car and walk through. Since 1991, this display has been built by park employees. It has a vintage dump truck and revolving carousel with wooden horses made of sheet metal."

•Happy Foods market, 6415 N. Central Ave.: "Decorated to the nines. Animated characters on top of the refrigerated cases! Every aisle has something great. You're looking for your salami and suddenly you find yourself looking at a bunch of elves."

•The Loiotile home, 8633 N. Callie Ave., Morton Grove: "An adorable little house, and Nick, the homeowner, built everything you see. The toy soldiers, the train, the mailboxes for Santa Claus letters. And he animated everything himself, too."

•The Pluta home, 2921 Autumn Drive, Woodridge: "They turn their house into 'Elfland,' and it's animated, with a Ferris wheel on the roof, and elves teetering from ladders. It's really charming."

•The Hagenbring home, 100 Old Oak Drive, North Barrington: "The guy who lives here is Verne Hagenbring and he is 92 years old. He used to be the Santa Claus in a dime store that he used to own in Arlington Heights. He started decorating when he was 86."

•The Zion Festival of Lights ( Emmaus Avenue and Shiloh Boulevard): "A drive-through display, with a walk-through. It has 80 animated dioramas. You walk among hundreds of huge lighted trees and keep coming on random dioramas. It's unbelievable."

Christopher Borrelli

Copyright © 2009, Chicago Tribune

Let it glow
O Christmas trees and inflatable Santas, Mary Edsey knows your stories
»www.chicagotribune.com/features/···y?page=1