Is there anything more magical than the holiday season? Capture some of that magic at some of the annual holiday events in the Chicago Southland. Go to VisitChicagoSouthland.com/Events for dates and details.
HOLIDAY CRAFT & VENDOR SHOW, Founders Community Center, Frankfort
Start your shopping from among handcrafted holiday decorations, branded merchandise, holiday decor and more.
CHRISTMAS IN THE COMMONS, Village Commons, New Lenox
Holiday market, skating rink, lights display and visits from Santa
VILLAGE TREE LIGHTING AND HOLIDAY MARKET, Palos Park Recreation Center
Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive to light the tree and two levels of vendors will have holiday merchandise available.
HOLIDAY ON PULASKI, Pulaski Boulevard, from 115th to 120th, Alsip
Businesses will offer discounts and carriage rides; ice sculptures and a laser light show will entertain you.
Arts, crafts, goodies and a visit from Santa and his favorite elf.
KRIS KRINGLE MARKET, Municipal Lot, Palos Heights
Stroll along Olde Palos Shopping Centre and take in the holiday music and festive lights, let the kids make crafts and have some food and drink.
CHRISTMAS IN BLUE ISLAND, Western Avenue from Walnut to Grove, Blue Island
Kids will love this event - free rides, a light parade, pictures with Mr. and Mrs. Claus and shopping in the Kringle Mart.
See beautiful handcrafted blown-glass creations that make wonderful gifts.
HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS, Oak Park Avenue Metra Station, Tinley Park
This holiday market also includes ice carving, parades, tree lighting and more.
CHRISTKINDL MARKET, Downtown Frankfort
Cookie walk, kids lantern parade, caroling, Christmas market and more.