Holidays in Downtown DeKalb

Celebrate the holiday season in Downtown DeKalb! Enjoy a decorated downtown, visiting Santa, and looking for a live Elf on the Shelf! Contact the DeKalb Chamber at (815) 756-6306 with any questions.

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Saturday, December 4, 11, 18 | 11AM-1PM
Santa’s House - Van Buer Plaza

Visits with Santa

See Santa live! Visit with Santa inside his house to share your Christmas wishes! Take a picture with Santa, drop off your Christmas list, and take home a candy cane! For the safety of Santa, he will be sitting behind a glass wall. Santa will still be able to talk to families and take photos. Please wear a face mask inside Santa’s house.
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Thursday, December 2 | 6PM
Downtown DeKalb

Lights on Lincoln

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 as he rides through Downtown DeKalb. Santa’s route will start at 6PM. Enjoy a Christmas tree lighting with hot chocolate and caroling in Van Buer Plaza once Santa stops at the Egyptian Theatre. Santa will be available for visits in his house in Van Buer Plaza after the Christmas tree lighting. For the safety of Santa and families, Santa will be behind a glass wall. Santa will still be able to talk to visitors! Please wear a face mask inside Santa’s house. ​The DeKalb Public Transit System will be running a special bus route to take families to see Lights on Lincoln. The bus will service approximately 50 bus stops throughout DeKalb with the bus arriving at Van Buer Plaza. All stops along the route will be marked with fliers to indicate where passengers can board the bus. The route is being added this year to ensure that all families can participate in this annual holiday event. Click Here to learn more.
Santa's Route
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Thursday, December 2 | 6PM
Downtown DeKalb

Elfie Visits

See a real-life Elf on the Shelf! Elfie will be visiting local businesses to encourage supporting local this holiday season. Over 25 local businesses booked Elfie to visit! Vote for your favorite photo of Elfie on our Facebook page on December 13th for a local business to win a special shoutout.
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