DeKalb County is your “Home for the Holidays” with a Host of Seasonal Activities!

Santa Comes to DeKalb and Sycamore

No Christmas season is complete without a visit with Santa! This Thursday, come to the Egyptian in Downtown DeKalb at 6pm for cookies, cocoa, and caroling. Then visit with Santa in his temporary house in Van Buer Plaza from 7-8pm.

You can also see Santa at his other residence in DeKalb County, on the courthouse lawn in Sycamore beginning Friday, December 5! Bring your family to a free screening of The Polar Express at 4pm at the Sycamore State Street Theatre, then walk with Santa and his elves down to the courthouse and help light the holiday tree!

Get those Christmas lists ready, because Santa is only in town until December 21st!

Ellwood House Holiday Open House

Come to the Ellwood House in DeKalb this weekend for a special Holiday Open House! The mansion will be decorated for the holidays. Volunteers will be stationed in each room to present the history of the Ellwood House and share information about the two generations of Ellwood family members who called Ellwood House home. Learn more and purchase tickets!

Have an Artsy Christmas!

The Historic Egyptian Theatre is celebrating 85 years of entertaining DeKalb County! On December 10 at 7pm, the theatre is hosting a special screening of White Christmas in honor of this momentous anniversary. And don’t miss a LIVE theatrical musical based on this beloved film at the Stage Coach Theatre in DeKalb. The show runs December 4-14 at 7:30 or 2pm, depending on the day. Then come back to the Egyptian on December 13 at 7:30 and enjoy a holiday concert put on by the DeKalb Municipal Band. This historic group is celebrating 160 years of continuous music!

Get more information and tickets for these great performances!

BONUS: Celebrate the Season in Genoa This Week/Weekend!

Celebrate-the-Season-jingle-Bell-Parade-and-Tree-LightingBeginning tomorrow, December 3, Genoa kicks off their Celebrate the Season festivities with the grand opening of Cademon Brewing Company. Then on Friday December 5 from 6-8pm, join us for the 14th annual Jingle Bell Parade, Santa’s arrival, a tree lighting ceremony, wagon rides, a petting zoo, live nativity, crafts and face painting for the kids, free pictures with Santa, storytelling at the library, and more! Downtown shops will be open late with in-store promotions and window displays. Learn more!

Visit DeKalb County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau for more information and dates of other upcoming events, or call 877-335-2521 for assistance planning travel for groups and families.