Batavia's Busy Weekend: Holiday Events Nov. 30-Dec. 2

Check out this complete list of events being held in the Batavia area.

Looking for something to do this weekend? We've got you covered!

From bright lights to bingo, singing to sports and shopping, there's something for everyone at these events being held in the Batavia area.

Here's a full list below. Click on the name of any of the events to learn more. Have fun!

All Weekend (NOV. 30-DEC. 2)

Mooseheart Holiday Lights

When/Where: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Mooseheart Child City & School, 155 W. James J. Davis Drive (off Route 31, just north of Route 31 and Mooseheart Road).

Why Go?: This is one of the Chicago area’s largest and most spectacular holiday light displays, with more than 400 lighted figures over a 1.8-mile drive-through course on the beautiful Mooseheart campus.

How Much?: $10 per car.

White Christmas Live at Rosary High School

When/Where: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday, 901 N. Edgelawn Drive, Aurora.

Why Go?: Kick off the Christmas season with this charming musical based on the beloved, timeless film White Christmas featuring 17 Irving Berlin songs and a dual Marmion/Rosary cast of 40 students.

How Much?: $10 adults, $8 students and seniors

Saturday and Sunday (DEC. 1-2)

Historic Dunham Castle Holiday Reception

When/Where: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (tours at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.), 5n648 Dunham Road, Wayne, IL Get Directions » 

Why Go?: This is a rare opportunity to see behind the gates of this local historic landmark built in the 1800s. Alex's Army Relay for Life team is hosting a holiday reception with refreshments and live music. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.

How Much?: $30 per person, seniors $25

Friday Only (NOV. 30)

Bingo Night at Panera Bread

When/Where: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Batavia Panera Bread, 154 W. Wilson St., Batavia.

Why Go?: Open to all ages; participants will receive complimentary Panera Bread items.

How Much?: FREE

Batavia Boys Basketball vs. Geneva

When/Where: 7:15 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Geneva High School, 416 McKinley Ave., Geneva

Why Go?: Three words: Batavia versus Geneva. C'mon, this is the biggest rivalry in the state of Illinois!

Saturday Only (DEC. 1)

Holiday Breakfast With Santa

When/Where: 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., Eastside Community Center, 14 N. Van Buren St., Batavia.

Why Go?: Enjoy a breakfast (pancakes, sausage, fruit, coffee, juice, milk), a visit with Santa and performances from the Batavia Showstoppers and “A Dickens Kind of Christmas” variety show.

How Much?: $13 for residents, $15 for Batavia non-Park District residents and $17 for nonresidents.

MALLternative - 4th Annual Craft & Vendor Show

When/Where: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Batavia VFW Post 1197, 645 S. River Street (Route 25), Batavia.

Why Go?: Looking for one-stop shopping without braving the dreaded mall? Find handmade crafts and vendor booths offering everything from jewelry to food and kitchen products, health and nutrition to clothing, chiropractic services to candles and cosmetics.

How Much?: FREE admission

Christmas Bazaar in Downtown Batavia

When/Where: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Attic Christian Arts Center, 26 N. Island Ave., Batavia

Why Go?: Catch some great deals on new and like new toys and gifts. Donations will also be accepted here for the Batavia ACCESS Toy Drive.

How Much?: FREE admission

Swedish Christmas & St. Lucia Festival

When/Where: 3 p.m., Bethany Lutheran Church, 8 S. Lincoln St., Batavia

Why Go?: The Swedish American Children's Choir will perform a concert, followed by a Swedish Christmas Sweet Table, baked goods and Scandinavian gift items. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the choir tour fund.

How Much?: $15 adults, $8 children 6-12 years old, tickets by reservation only at 630-414-9700.

ZCDF Hosts 2nd Annual Martini Madness

When/Where: 8 p.m., Aliano's Ristorante, 90 N. Island Ave., Batavia.

Why Go?: Back by popular demand is Martini Madness, a shopping/dinner event hosted by the Zellmer Childhood Disease Foundation to benefit the University of Chicago Kovler Diabetes Center.

How Much?: $35

Sunday Only (DEC. 2)

Christmas Concert of the Aurora University Choirs

When/Where: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Aurora University (Crimi Auditorium), 407 S. Calumet Ave.

Why Go?: Aurora University brings in the holidays with a Christmas choir concert.

How Much?: FREE

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George poopascoop December 01, 2012 at 05:12 AM


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