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December 13, 2023
All Day
1S151 Winfield Road
Wheaton , IL 60189
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Christmas at Cantigny

Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Christmas at Cantigny: Friday, December 1 through Saturday, December 23

Hours: 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday (closed Mondays), with extended hours on weekends and for ice skating.


McCormick House walk-throughs, ice skating, and dazzling light installations.

  • The newly renovated McCormick House is opening to the public for the first time since 2020. Robert R. McCormick’s iconic home is the festival’s glittering centerpiece. Guests can stroll through historic spaces, including Freedom Hall, the home’s showplace library, where a spectacular 20-foot Christmas tree awaits.
  • Up to 16 varieties of poinsettia will be on display in the McCormick House during Christmas at Cantigny. Plants will also be available for sale at the Visitors Center while supplies last.
  • Outside, a 100-by-40-foot ice rink will add some wintery magic to the scene. Skaters can rent blades or bring their own. Spectators and skaters taking a break can enjoy a warm holiday treat in the heated hospitality tent overlooking the rink. Visitors can also reserve a private “Cocoa Cabana,” perfect for families and friend groups.
  • Cantigny’s gardens and grounds will provide the festival’s razzle dazzle, with wide accessible pathways leading visitors through creative lighting displays accompanied by holiday music—a festive stroll offering surprise and delight for all ages. 
  • Pop-up activities and attractions will include musical performances, a cookie and hot chocolate station, gift shopping, and visits from Santa Claus (December 2-3) and favorite holiday characters. Santa brunches are slated for December 2-3 and December 16-17 at the Cantigny Golf clubhouse.
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