November and the Holidays are Here!

Water Street is about to put on ALL the Holiday Glitz and Glamour!  Thanks to Naperville Sunrise Rotary and many generous community sponsors, NaperLights is returning to Water Street with lots of new features to dazzle young and old alike.

Just added are a giant Christmas Bear to stage your family photos around, as well as new year-round multi-colored light strands over Water Street and new projections on the sidewalks. Families wanting to chat with Santa by the Great Tree on Friday and Saturday evenings beginning December 2nd will get a magic sneak peek at Santa’s Workshop through a special new projection display beamed straight from the North Pole into the windows of the Naperville Municipal Building overlooking Jaycees Park.  The light show begins on November 7 and kicks into high gear by Thanksgiving week.  Don’t miss it on your way to dinner or holiday shopping!

Looking for a little RELAXATION as the holidays begin?  London Skye is hosting two unique opportunities to enjoy a sound bath meditation session featuring the soothing hum of crystal bowls. Register to attend on either November 2nd or 10th by calling 331-814-3174.  Your $20 gets you the class, as well as refreshments and shopping discount following.

Tickets go on sale on November 2nd for the annual Downtown Cookie Walk to be held on December 3rd throughout Downtown.  Get your tickets before they sell out through

Time to give back!  On Saturday, November 5th we will host a Harvest and Holiday Food Drive for West Suburban Community Pantry. Most needed are shelf-stable holiday foods like boxed potato or stuffing mix, canned cranberries and cranberry sauce, canned soups and vegetables, canned pie fillings, and new unwrapped toys and books from age 0-12.  Diapers and baby wipes are always welcome. WSCP serves over 750 households every week and the number continues to grow as food costs skyrocket.  Won’t you help warm up a local family’s holiday this year? Drive up and drop your donations on Water Street Plaza from 9 ‘til noon.

The holidays proceed in earnest with the Downtown Holiday Parade of Lights on Friday, November 25. From the 25th through the 27thcelebrate Hometown Holidays with special offers throughout downtown stores and restaurants. The weekend also includes Small Business Saturday on the 26th.  Look for plaid bows on the doors of downtown small businesses, including our London Skye and Trails & Tides and support small business in our community!

Our restaurants are busy planning their winter menus for your enjoyment. Reserve now for corporate entertainment and social gatherings of family and friends. Calendars fill up fast.  For an extra special evening, reserve now for the Orin Swift Wine Dinner at SixtyFour wine Bar & Kitchen on November 10. Five courses paired with five wines and comments by the winery.  Reserve on resy.

Planning a holiday stay with family and friends? Hurry to book your room or suite at Hotel Indigo at this most festive time of year.  They’ll do all they can to make your feel at home in the heart of Naperville. And don’t forget to secure your reservation to put on your own holiday glam at Solaia Luxury Salon and Spa!

Can’t wait to kick off the holidays with you on Water Street!