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Holiday Happenings 2016!

Holiday Happenings!

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The Christkindlmarket Naperville provides space for a vast array of vendors from Germany, other parts of Europe and around the world to showcase their products. Traditional wooden huts will be filled with a wonderland of one-of-a-kind gifts including hand-made holiday ornaments, woodcarvings, and seasonal wares harkening back to the original Christkindlesmarkt in Nuremburg, Germany which began in 1545. The air at the Christkindlmarket Naperville at Naper Settlement will fill the senses with aromas of German delicacies such as sausages and potato pancakes and sweet treats like Stollen, strudel and roasted nuts that are sure to delight visitors of all ages.

The Christkindlmarket Naperville will boast a large festival tent for additional seating and entertainment. Visitors can sit, toast and enjoy refreshing imported German beers or warm up with a cup of Glühwein (hot spiced wine) served in a unique collectable souvenir mug. Visitors will be delighted by live performances as singers, dancers and musicians will spread the holiday cheer. The Christkind, a fairy-like being and namesake of the market, will visit every Sunday to welcome guests.

The Christkindlmarket Naperville hours:
      Thursdays-Sundays, November 25-December 18
      Thursdays: 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays: 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Sundays 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
The week of Christmas:
      Monday-Friday, December 19-23: 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday, December 24: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
: Free
Dogs Are Prohibited - Except Service Dogs
The historic buildings will not be open for touring except for the Martin Mitchell Mansion on select days (see below).

Parking: Christkindlmarket Parking Maps:  
Thursday and Friday Daytime 
Weekend All Day and Weekday Evenings after 4:00 p.m.        

Learn more about The Christkindlmarket.       

Merry & Bright: Glass Ornaments from Around the Globe

Enjoy the beautiful sparkle of European and American-made glass Christmas ornaments while learning about the handcrafted production and the fascinating stories of these holiday classics at this exhibit.

See more about the exhibit including hours and admission >
Naper Lights
Mon.-Fri., December 19-23
4:30-9 p.m.
Stroll the museum grounds and experience an expanded magical holiday lights celebration! Presented by Naperville Sunrise Rotary, the display features a number of large holiday-themed figures and lighted trees. For more information on Naper Lights, visit their website at

Admission: Free

Naper Lights

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