Merry & Bright: Glass Ornaments from Around the Globe Exhibit Enjoy the beautiful sparkle of European and American-made glass Christmas ornaments while learning about the handcrafted production and fascinating history of these holiday classics. Merry & Bright: Glass Ornaments from Around the Globe Exhibit will take place from Nov. 8 to Dec. 24 and will be open during Christkindlmarket hours. Underwritten by Ronald & Claudia Stenger. Admission is free. Visit www.napersettlement.org or call (630) 420-6010.
Weed Ladies Winter Show & Weed Ladies Holiday Floral Sales The Weed Ladies Winter Show will feature holiday-themed floral arrangements and accessories. This sale will take place Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 10 to Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 13 from 1 to 4 p.m. The Weed Ladies Holiday Floral Sales will take place Fridays and Saturdays, Nov. 25 to Dec. 17 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to the sale is free. For more information visit www.napersettlement.org/weedladies or call (630) 305-5289.
Christkindlmarket The Christkindlmarket Naperville brings a cherished German and European tradition with international flair and local charm to Naperville. Experience an outdoor German holiday season market with all of the sights, sounds and magic as well as delicious smells and treats, wonderful handmade ornaments and gifts. Christkindlmarket Naperville will be open Thursday through Sunday, from Nov. 25 to Dec. 18. The market will be open on Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m, Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The week of Christmas, Christkindlmarket will be open Monday through Friday, Dec. 19 to Dec. 23 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 24 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. Learn more at www.christkindlmarket.com/naperville.
Naper Lights Stroll the museum grounds and experience a magical holiday lights celebration! Presented by The Sunrise Rotary Club of Naperville. Naper Lights will be open Thursdays through Sundays, Nov. 25 to Dec. 24. Guests will be able to enjoy the lights Thursday through Saturday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is free. Visit www.naperlights.com.
Martin Mitchell Mansion Holiday Tours Tour the Martin Mitchell Mansion this holiday season to see it beautifully decorated in the Edwardian style of the 1910s. Listed on the National Register of Historic places, the Mansion is Naper Settlement’s premier showcase and will be adorned in holiday splendor with help from the Naperville Garden Club. A guided tour will be given of the first story of this historic treasure.
The Martin Mitchell Mansion Holiday Tours will take place Friday through Sunday beginning Nov. 26 to Dec. 18. Friday and Saturdays the tours will be open from 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The week of Christmas, the Mansion will be open from Dec. 19 through Dec. 21 from 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5 per person. Visit www.napersettlement.org or call (630) 420-6010.
Santa @ the Settlement Get in the spirit this holiday season by visiting Santa and Mrs. Claus at Santa @ the Settlement Saturdays, Nov. 26, Dec. 3 and Dec. 17 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Visitors will be able to enjoy the sugar and spice of decorating cookies in Mrs. Claus’ Bakery, preparing a magical treat to summon Santa’s reindeer in the Reindeer Food Factory, and crafting two ornaments in Santa’s Workshop. Be sure not to leave without leaving a letter for Santa, and gathering around Mrs. Claus for story time. A limited supply of “magical” reindeer shoes will be available for purchase, and bring your cameras for photos with Santa! Admission is $15 per person and $13 per member. Children under 1 year old is free. Registration is required. Tickets for members are available now. Tickets for the general public open Oct. 17. Visit www.napersettlement.org or call (630) 420-6010.
History Speaks Lecture Series: Mrs. Claus
Everyone has heard about Mr. Santa Claus. He is the most famous overachiever in the world. But who is Mrs. Claus? December’s History Speaks Lecture Series: Mrs. Claus will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 14 from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Century Memorial Chapel. Mrs. Claus was first revealed as a character in a book written by Katherine Lee Bates in 1899, and Mrs. Claus will tell it all: the ups and downs of her marriage, her (two) identity crises, the dramatic lives of reindeer and how she found love, joy and the spirit of Christmas with the man in the red velvet suit. Recommended for ages 15 & up. Admission is $10 for adults and $9 for youth and students. Admission for members is $8 for adults and $7 for youth and students. Visit www.napersettlement.org or call (630) 420-6010.
About Naper Settlement
Naper Settlement is a nationally accredited, award-winning outdoor museum set on 12 magnificent acres in the heart of Naperville, where history comes to play and community comes