1619: The Journey of a People, The Musical

DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL

On August 20, 1619, 20 enslaved Africans arrived in Jamestown, Virginia. The 400-year journey that followed would change a nation and the world. 1619: The Journey of a People is […]

Ladies Night Out

Blumen Gardens 403 Edward St, Sycamore, IL

What’s a holiday celebration without the perfect attire? Embrace the spirit of the season by donning your most dazzling, quirky, or fabulous holiday sweaters—it’s time to showcase your festive style! […]

Lights on Lincoln

Downtown DeKalb DeKalb, IL

Celebrate the start of the holiday season in Downtown DeKalb with Lights on Lincoln and Santa Comes to Town! Enjoy holiday lights that line the streets and wave to Santa […]

free

Tinsel N’ Tutu’s

Downtown DeKalb DeKalb, IL

Join Dimensions Dance Academy for a magical night as Downtown DeKalb is transformed into a Wonderful Holiday Scene. . Dancers will be dancing live in the windows of 15 merchants. […]

CASA’s 9th Annual Whiskey, Wine & Cheese

Blumen Gardens 403 Edward St, Sycamore, IL

Support CASA's mission to advocate for and serve as the voice for children who have experienced abuse or neglect in DeKalb County by attending the 9th Annual Whiskey, Wine, & […]

Celebrate the Season in Genoa

Downtown Genoa Genoa, IL

Hometown traditions are back - Celebrate the Season on Friday, December 1st! We will be hosting the 22nd Annual Jingle Bell Walking Parade, Santa's Arrival, tree lighting ceremony, wagon rides, […]

free

Celebration Chorale Christmas Cantata – “Christmas Dreams”

First United Methodist Church 2501 North Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb, IL

The Celebration Chorale announces its upcoming annual Christmas cantata, “Christmas Dreams,” which will be presented at 7:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday, December 1st and 2nd, and Sunday, December 3rd at […]

Merry Market

Head to Downtown DeKalb for the 3rd annual Merry Market. Shop locally for different Christmas trinkets! Downtown is already looking like Christmas! Get the perfect gift and be part of […]

Merry Little Sandwich Christmas

Veteran's Park 143 E. Raildroad St, Sandwich, IL

You don't want to miss this FREE annual Christmas event. You can expect Santa, Tree Lighting, Cookie Decorating, and MUCH MORE this year.

free

Village of Shabbona Winter Holiday Festival

101 E Navaho 101 E Navaho, Shabbona, IL

Join the Village of Shabbona in the annual Winter Holiday Festival - Craft Fair, Food, Hot Cocoa, Visit Santa, Tree Lighting, Belgian Horse Wagon rides, Games and Activities for all […]

free

Jazz in Progress Holiday Concert

Sycamore United Methodist Church 160 Johnson Ave, Sycamore

Jazz in Progress will perform a holiday concert at 7:00 p.m. Saturday, December 2nd at Sycamore United Methodist Church, 160 Johnson Ave., Sycamore. Non-perishable food pantry items and a free-will […]

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Cha Cha Night

Dimensions Dance Academy 134 E Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL

As part of the Adult Ballroom Series, Dimensions is hosting Cha Cha Night on December 2nd from 7:00-9:30pm. Becca Steger of Ballroom Blitz will start with energetic Cha Cha instruction, […]

$40
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Merry Market

Head to Downtown DeKalb for the 3rd annual Merry Market. Shop locally for different Christmas trinkets! Downtown is already looking like Christmas! Get the perfect gift and be part of […]

Holiday at the Homestead

Glidden Historical Center 921 W Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL

The historic J.F. Glidden Homestead & Historical Center will host its “Holiday at the Homestead” open house on Sunday, December 3, from 12-4 p.m. at the museum, 921 W. Lincoln […]

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Celebration Chorale Christmas Cantata – “Christmas Dreams”

First United Methodist Church 2501 North Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb, IL

The Celebration Chorale announces its upcoming annual Christmas cantata, “Christmas Dreams,” which will be presented at 7:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday, December 1st and 2nd, and Sunday, December 3rd at […]

Sound Studio Introduction and Training

DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL

Explore podcasting, music creation, video production, and more! After a brief training, attendees will be able to begin hands-on experience with multimedia programs. Once training is complete you will be […]

Brown Bag Lunch/ Local Lore Adult Lecture Series

Ellwood House 420 Linden Place, DeKalb, IL

Presented in partnership with the DeKalb County History Center Once a month, a knowledgeable speaker will present an hour-long program about history relevant to DeKalb County. All programs are free […]

Illuminate Your Creativity: Candle Making 101

DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL

Prepare to embark on a journey that will ignite your imagination and illuminate your creativity! Welcome to the "Illuminate Your Creativity: Candle Making 101," where you'll discover the mesmerizing art […]

Visit with Santa’s Helper Elf

DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL

Meet Santa’s Helper Elf! Enjoy caroling and an interactive story with one of Santa’s elves. Then make holiday crafts, write and mail a letter to Santa, eat a candy cane, […]

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Creative Gaming: 1,000 Blank White Cards

DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL

What kind of game is 1000 Blank White Cards? Any game you want it to be! Instead of starting with premade cards and rules, 1000 Blank White Cards starts off […]

Holiday Mommy and Me Fashion Show

evsie 2451 Sycamore Road, DeKalb, IL

Head to Evsie and join them as they show off the newest holiday trends for both Maurices and Evsie. Come into pick out an outfit then model that outfit in […]

free

NIU STEM Café: Holiday Foods for Health and Pleasure

Novak Room at Fatty's 1312 W Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL

Many holiday traditions revolve around food. Our favorite seasonal foods can bring us together and be the highlight of family celebrations. But for many people, holiday eating can also cause […]

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Hooks & Books Crochet Circle

Sycamore Public Library 103 E State St, Sycamore, Illinois

In this new monthly club, participants of all skill levels are welcome to share their love of fiber crafts! Perfect for both beginners and experienced crocheters, our crochet circle will […]

Family Fun Science: STEM Gingerbread Houses

DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL

It’s the holiday season and a perfect time to build a gingerbread house with the family! Join us for our fifth annual STEM Gingerbread House Family Fun Science. We’ll have […]

The Magic of a Christmas Carol

DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL

During the holiday season, one can make the choice to either embrace the holiday spirit of kindness or to say “bah humbug” and be what others call, “a Scrooge.” The […]

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35mm It’s a Wonderful Life

Egyptian Theatre 135 North 2nd Street, DeKalb, IL

SHOWING ON 35MM!!!  Released in 1946, the film stars James Stewart as George Bailey, a man who has given up his dreams in order to help others, and whose imminent […]

Snow Glow Family Dance Party

Dimensions Dance Academy 134 E Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL

This is the most fun you'll have with your family this holiday season! Dimensions Ballroom will transform into a blacklit winter wonderland on Saturday, December 16th from 7:00-8:30pm. Bring the […]

$30

Friday Night Fright: Anna and the Apocalypse

Sycamore Public Library 103 E State St, Sycamore, Illinois

Adults 18+ can join library staff after hours for a free screening of Anna and the Apocalypse (2017). In this musical horror/comedy movie, a zombie apocalypse threatens the sleepy town […]

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Elsa and Olaf Story Time

DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL

Elsa and Olaf are coming to the library! We’ll have wintry crafts and hot chocolate after story time with Elsa. Parents are welcome to take photos during this event, funded […]

free

NOON Years Eve Party

Midwest Sportsplex 212 W Woodlawn Street, Hinckley, IL

Bring the kids to the Plex for a family-friendly Noon Years Eve Party 12/31 10 AM-1 PM Registration and payment is required by 12/18- use the link below https://square.link/u/5HYo8SbR Games, […]

$25

NYE at Fatty’s

Fatty's Pub and Grille 1312 W Lincoln Hwy,, DeKalb, IL

Ring in the New Year at Fatty's Twice! Sunday, December 31st 7pm- Back Country Roads is here for a special 4 person band set, the band will countdown with an […]

NYE at MVPS

MVPS Sycamore 124 S California St, Sycamore, IL

Celebrate NYE with Roland Stone - Music starts at 10pm

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Live Music Fridays

Fatty's Pub and Grille 1312 W Lincoln Hwy,, DeKalb, IL

Join Fatty's Pub & Grille on Fridays for Live Music starting January 12th! Enjoy live music from 9pm-midnight. Jan 12th - Wait, What? Jan 19th - Michael Patterson from HiFi […]

Yoga for EveryBODY

Sycamore Park District Community Center 480 Airport Rd, Sycamore, IL

Yoga for everybody is designed for individuals of all levels, with a focus on functional Yoga that is beginner-friendly and accessible to everyone. There will be a mix of static, […]

$12

Blumen Gardens Wedding Open House

Blumen Gardens 403 Edward St, Sycamore, IL

Tour Blumen Gardens Wedding Venue Celebrate love in bloom! The Wedding Open House at Blumen Gardens takes place on January 13th from 11am-2pm. Tour an enchanting venue, see a Garden […]

Free