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Streamers shoot inair as tree is lit during Elgin's tree lighting event Civic Center Plaz 2009. This year's cermony is

Streamers shoot into the air as the tree is lit during Elgin's tree lighting event at Civic Center Plaza in 2009. This year's cermony is scheuled for Dec. 7. | Sun-Times Media file

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Updated: December 26, 2013 6:07AM



In between all the family obligations and gift buying and wrapping, take some time out to enjoy these holiday activities going on in the area between now and Christmas.

“Nuncrackers A Nunsense Christmas Musical”: To Dec. 22 at Steel Beam Theatre, 111 W. Main St., St. Charles. $22-$28. (630) 587-8521. Steelbeamtheatre.com.

Holiday Homecoming: Nov. 29-30 for St. Charles Lighting of the Lights, Sleigh Rides on First Street, visits with Santa and a holiday movie. Downtownstcharles.org.

Light up the Night tree lighting: Nov. 29 at Geneva Commons. shopgenevacommons.com.

State Street Dance “The Nutcracker”: Nov. 30-Dec. 1 at the Batavia Fine Arts Centre in Batavia. $20-$30. (630) 232-0444. statestreetdancestudio.com/

Santa Sightings: Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22 at his holiday headquarters near Learning Express Toys, Geneva. shopgenevacommons.com.

Breakfast with Santa: Dec. 1 at Elburn Lions Club, 600 S. Filmore. (630) 365-6315. Elburn.com.

Fox Valley Concert Band Christmas Concert: Dec. 3 at The Holmstad, 700 W. Fabyan Parkway, Batavia. (877) 391-7044. RetireatHolmstad.com/rsvp.

Christmas Stroll: Dec. 6 in downtown Elburn. Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus. Elburn.com.

Operation Santa Claus: Dec. 6 at the Log Cabin, corner of Oak and North Avenues, in Bartlett. Bartlettlions.org.

A Visit with Father Christmas: Dec. 7 at the Bartlett Depot Museum, 100 W. Railroad Ave. (630) 837-0800. Village.bartlett.il.us.

25th annual Cookie Walk and Craft Show: Dec. 7 at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 751 W. Army Trail Road, Bartlett. (630) 830-3003. Gsbartlett.com.

Dickens in Dundee: Dec. 7-8 in East and West Dundee tree lightings, Festival of Trees, Christmas Parade, children’s crafts, cookie walk, reading of “A Christmas Carol,” Christmas dinner and dance, Fezziwig’s Family Festivities and Christmas at Centerville School. Dickensindundee.com.

Christmas House Tour: Dec. 6-7 Five homes in Geneva are decorated for the holidays. $30. (630) 232-6060. Genevachamber.com.

“The Nutcracker All Jazzed Up”: Dec. 6-7 and 13-14 at Bartlett Community Center, 700 S. Bartlett Road. $8. (630) 540-4873. Bartlettparks.org.

“Just in the Nick of Time”: Dec. 6-8, 13-15 at Albright Theatre Company, 100 North Island Ave., Batavia. $9-$12. (630) 406-8838. Albrighttheatre.com.

Pet photos with Santa Claus: Dec. 7 at the Kane County animal shelter, 4060 Keslinger Road, Geneva. (630) 232-3555. www.Co.kane.il.us/AnimalControl.

City of Elgin tree lighting: Dec. 7 at Civic Plaza Winter Wonderland and free ice skating at City Skate. Cityofelgin.org.

Christmas Walk and House Tours: Dec. 7-8 at South Third Street and West State Street, Geneva. Santa Lucia, Santa Claus, carolers, a tree lighting and a candy cane pull. Five homes are decorated tours. (630) 232-6060. Genevachamber.com.

Candlelight Christmas: Dec. 7-8 at the Durant House Museum in the LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve, 37W700 Dean St., St. Charles. $1-$3. (630) 377-6424. Ppfv.org.

Christmas Stroll: Dec. 6 in downtown Elburn. Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus. Elburn.com.

Holiday in the Hollow: Dec. 7 at Larry Sabatino, Jr. Park, 145 Thorobred Lane, Sleepy Hollow. (847) 426-6700. Sleepyhollow.il.org.

“Escape to… A Star in the East”: Dec. 7 at Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W. 31st St., Oak Brook. $15-$17. (708) 484-3797. Acappellago.org.

“Santa Comes to Hampshire”: 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 8, at Hampshire Middle School along State Street. Santa reservations are due by Dec. 4. 847-683-1122, www.hampshirechamber.org.

“Escape to… A Star in the East”: Dec. 8 at Congregational Church of Batavia, 21 S. Batavia Ave. (708) 484-3797. Acappellago.org.

The Letterman Christmas: Dec. 8 at the Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. $39 and up. (888) 695-0888. Oshows.com.

Winterpalooza: Dec. 10. South Elgin. (847) 622-0003. Southelgin.com.

“It’s a Wonderful Life” Radio Show: Dec. 10. At Bartlett Village Hall, 228 S. Main St., Bartlett. The Bartlett History Museum presents the Radio Players West. (630) 837-0800. Email prohleder@vbartlett.org.

Gary Hoey presents “A Ho! Ho! Hoey Christmas!” Dec. 12 at the Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. $29 and up. (888) 695-0888. Oshows.com.

Winter Taste of Jazz: Dec. 12 in the Blizzard Theatre, Elgin Community College. 1700 Spartan Dr., Elgin. (847) 622-0300. Elgin.edu.

Polar Express Trolley Night Ride: Dec. 12. At Villa Olivia, 401 W. Lake St., Bartlett. $10/$15. Call (630) 540-4800. Bartlettparks.org.

Wynonna Judd & The Big Noise: A Simpler Christmas Show: Dec. 13 at the Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. $45 and up. (888) 695-0888. Oshows.com.

Breakfast with Santa: Dec. 14 at Villa Olivia, 401 W. Lake St., Bartlett. $8-$18. (630) 540-4800. Bartlettparks.org.

Elgin Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert: Dec. 14 at the Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin. (847) 888-4000.

Michael Johnson, a Down-Home Holiday: Dec. 14. At the Blizzard Theatre, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan Dr., Elgin. Call (847) 622-0300. Elgin.edu.

Trans Infinity Orchestra Present: A Tribute to Trans Siberian Orchestra. Dec. 14 at the Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. $29 and up. (888) 695-0888. Oshows.com.

“Jingle Babes” with Four Bitchin’ Babes: Dec. 14 at Ramsey Auditorium, Fermilab, Kirk Road and Pine Street, Batavia. (630) 840-2787.

A John Tesh Christmas: Dec. 16 at the Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. $39 and up. (888) 695-0888. Oshows.com.

Holiday Concert: Dec. 21 at Vero Voce School of Performing Arts, 951 State Ave., Suite F, St. Charles. (630) 584-0139. Verovoce.com.



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