A Marvelous Christmas Village on Buttonwood Circle

Sharing 35 years of love! Driving on Buttonwood Circle, we find a decorated home with a pathway of lights leading to a window, an invitation to visitors to step up and peek inside. Here you will find a charming miniature scene, filling near the entire room! WOW! Gleefully clicking away with my camera I meet Marty, home owner and one of the gang of three that puts together this marvelous display. Marty is proud of the handiwork but takes little credit. He explains that his primary role in the monumental annual effort is to bring the boxes up from the basement. Then, he proceeds to brag profusely on his wife Stacy, and daughter Kelli, who spend days every year transforming their living room in

Little Lit Tree on Prairie Path

There is a little illuminated 'mystery tree' in Naperville. A tree that has seemed to capture the heart and imagination of many, including this writer. Driving on book Road between 75th and 87th you'll see it ever year. A single tree stands on the west side of the street, alone, adorned with Christmas lights. I'ts hard not to miss! But, who lights that tree? Know one knows. A recent post on What's Happening Naperville went near viral on this subject. What everyone seems to agree on is that this tradition dates very far back. Someone has been lighting the tree consistently; reverently, for decades. Some say it is a memorial tree marking the scene of car accident long ago. Others hypothesize i

Naperville Holiday Lights Trolley Tours

YAY! tickets are ON SALE for The Naperville Trolley Holiday Light Tours for 2019! For our family this is a must do every year tradition. We got our tickets! WHEW! This amazing seasonal event sells out every year, so may I suggest you get your tickets early. View fabulous, festive holiday homes in style! The drivers lend expert narration as well. Someone asked me which tour is better, the North or South side tour. Seriously it is a total tie. Our house is on the North Side Tour but NT&T does an excellent job balancing and ensuring plenty of "WOW" factor on both tours. I LOVE all of the homes, all are totally unique and you cannot go wrong! And both tours depart from a pizza place, so it's

Aurora Festival of Lights

Admission is free of charge to enjoy the drive thru annual lights display at Phillips Park in neighboring Aurora, IL. Donations are welcome when you exit, if you are so inclined. Philips Park 1000 Ray Moses Drive Aurora, IL 60505 630-408-5381 www.aurorarotary.org

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