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Holiday Events in Illinois 2024–2025

Attend the Most Exciting Holiday Events This Year

If you’re looking for holiday-themed events in Illinois, we’ve got you covered. Browse through dozens of updated events to add a touch of festivity, fun, and spontaneity to the holidays! If you don’t have something planned, you’ll manage to turn things around at the last minute and make your holidays extra special. At FestivalNet, we don’t just cover Christmas and New Year’s. You’ll also find countless exciting events, shows, festivals, and fairs for the Fourth of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Valentine’s Day, and a wide range of other exciting celebrations! Whether you’re looking for the perfect holiday event to enjoy as a couple, with friends, or with your family, you’ll find a plethora of options here. Ready to get started? Browse through some of the most anticipated events of the year to let the merrymaking begin!

Featured Events

September 27 - 29, 2024

(773) 849-9913
St. Rosalie Parish - Harwood Heighst, IL

Oktoberfest 2024 in a truly European style under a big tent, stage with music, many attractions, lottery - prize: flight for 2 people to Munich for Oktoberfest, performances, original German food and beer. approximately 1,500 seats.

October 26 - 27, 2024

(815) 370-7751
Lincoln-Way East High School - Frankfort, IL

Over 125 crafters, Door Prizes, Free Parking, and entry from the east and northwest lots.

November 2 - 3, 2024

craftproductionsinc.com

(815) 878-2728
College of DuPage Athletic Arena - Glen Ellyn, IL

Named as one of the Top 20 classic & contemporary craft shows in the US by Sunshine Artist Magazine! A Holiday Happening is a festive tradition for local craft lovers. Held at College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, IL since 1990, this is our longest running event. We're proud to showcase the work of talented artisans from across the Midwest - just in time for holiday gift-giving! Heavily advertised and well-attended, this is our biggest fall show. Glen Ellyn, IL is located in the Western suburbs, 25 miles West of Chicago, IL with easy access from I-355. The COD Athletic Arena offers modern facilities with abundant parking.

December 7 - 8, 2024

(312) 339-2839
Lemont High School - Lemont, IL

Lemont High School Athletics hosting a craft show December 7-8, 2024. Over 200 vendors! *Show in gym & fieldhouse *Lemont HS is conveniently located near I-55 and I-355

December 14 - 15, 2024

craftproductionsinc.com

(815) 878-2728
College of DuPage Athletic Arena - Glen Ellyn, IL

Named as one of the Top 50 classic & contemporary craft shows in the US by Sunshine Artist Magazine! Want to fit one more show into your holiday schedule? Join us at Last Chance, and get a final opportunity to move your holiday inventory. Our last show of the year, it serves as a 'last chance' for craft lovers to buy handmade for Christmas. Started in 1990, our 3 College of DuPage shows are well-attended, and have a loyal following among craft shoppers in the Chicago area. Glen Ellyn, IL is located in the Western suburbs, 25 miles West of Chicago, IL with easy access from I-355.

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Holiday Events — upcoming

June 14 - 16, 2024

Summerfest - Orland Park Area

TBD, Orland Park, IL

Status: Updated 4/7/2024

July 3, 2024

Eats 'N' Beats - Independence Day Celebration

RB&W District, Sterling, IL

Status: Updated 4/26/2024

July 4, 2024

Celebrate America Arts & Craft Show

Burlington Park, Hinsdale, IL

Status: Updated 11/30/2023

July 3 - 7, 2024

Palatine Jaycees Hometown Fest

Community Park, Palatine, IL

Status: Updated 4/11/2024

July 4 - 7, 2024

Lakeside Festival

Dole Mansion, Crystal Lake, IL

Status: Updated 3/6/2024

August 31 - September 2, 2024

Frankfort Fall Festival

Historic Downtown Frankfort, Frankfort, IL

Status: Updated 12/14/2023

September 11 - 14, 2024

Morton Pumpkin Festival

Jefferson Grade School, Morton, IL

Status: Updated 4/1/2024

September 13 - 15, 2024

Fall Fest Des Plaines

Lake Park, Des Plaines, IL

Status: Updated 2/29/2024

September 20 - 22, 2024

Long Grove Apple Festival

Downtown, Long Grove, IL

Status: Updated 4/3/2024

September 21 - 22, 2024

McHs Fall Festival

Macoupin County Historical Society, Carlinville, IL

Status: Updated 10/11/2023

September 28, 2024

Crafty Creations Fall Craft Fair

Trinity Lutheran Church, Des Plaines, IL

Status: Updated 12/12/2023

October 5, 2024

Autumn Colors Craft Show

Romeoville Recreation Center, Romeoville, IL

Status: Updated 2/13/2024

October 4 - 6, 2024

The Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival

Downtown Highwood, Highwood, IL

Status: Updated 5/16/2024

October 11 - 13, 2024

Scarecrow Fest

Downtown St. Charles, Illinois, Saint Charles, IL

Status: Updated 5/16/2024

October 11 - 13, 2024

Autumn on the Fox Art and Craft Show

Pottawatomie Park, Saint Charles, IL

Status: Updated 2/20/2024

October 12 - 13, 2024

Fall Diddley

Boone County Fairgrounds, Belvidere, IL

Status: Updated 1/9/2024

October 4 - 26, 2024

Halloweenville

American Farm Heritage Museum, Greenville, IL

Status: Updated 2/15/2024

October 26, 2024

Wheaton Haunted Halloween Antique & Collectible Market

DuPage Fairgrounds, Wheaton, IL

Status: Updated 2/1/2024

May 1 - October 30, 2024

Edgebrook Farmers Market

Edgebrook Shopping Center, Rockford, IL

Status: Updated 1/11/2024

November 2 - 3, 2024

Holiday Market

Walnut Grove Farm, Knoxville, IL

Status: Updated 5/14/2024

November 4, 2024

Holiday Craft Show & Bake Sale

St. Peter's UCC Skokie, Skokie, IL

Status: Updated 3/16/2024