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'Tis the Season: Plan your holidays with this calendar of events

December’s near, which means there are loads of holiday sights and sounds to enjoy. Here’s a list of local performances and events to help you plan.

Saturday, Dec. 2

• DAWC Holiday Shopping Fair: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at DeKalb Area Women’s Center, 1021 State St. in DeKalb. Features original art, handmade crafts, food and live music; 815-758-1351.

• Festival of Trees and Holiday Lane Craft Show: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Timber Creek Inn and Suites, Route 34 in Sandwich; sandwichparkdistrict.org.

• Carriage rides and Visits with Santa: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., DeKalb; dekalb.org.

• “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”: 11 a.m. at Sycamore State Street Theatre, 420 W. State St., Sycamore; sycamorestatetheater.com.

• Santa House: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the lawn of the DeKalb County Courthouse, at the corner of State and Main streets in Sycamore.

• Holiday Open House: 1 to 3 p.m. at Sycamore History Museum, 1730 N. Main St. in Sycamore; sycamorehistory.org.

• Santa House: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. next to Everything Floral, 113 W. Main St. in Genoa.

• Holiday Open House: 1 to 4:30 p.m. at the Ellwood House Museum, 509 N. First St. in DeKalb; ellwoodhouse.org.

• Stage Coach Players’ “A Charlie Brown Christmas”: 2 and 7:30 p.m. at Stage Coach Theatre, 126 S. Fifth St. in DeKalb; stagecoachers.com.

• Holiday Lights Train: 4 to 9 p.m. at Lions Community Park, 435 S. Birch St. in Waterman; petestrain.com.

• Christmas Cantata: 5 p.m. at Sycamore United Methodist Church, 160 Johnson Ave. in Sycamore; 815-895-9113.

• Taste of the Season: 5 to 8 p.m. starting at DeKalb Chamber of Commerce, 164 E. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. Sampling of food and spirits at 15 downtown businesses; dekalb.org.

• A Sandwich Christmas: 4 to 8 p.m. in downtown Sandwich. Features trolley rides, visit with Santa and activities for children. Tree-lighting at Veterans Park will be at 4:30 p.m.; sandwichparkdistrict.org.

• Living Nativity: 5:30 p.m. at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 2465 W. Sandwich Road, Sandwich; 815-786-6406.

• Beth Fowler Dance Company’s “The Nutcracker”: 7 p.m. at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St. in DeKalb; egyptiantheatre.org.

• Sandwich High School Madrigal Dinner: 7 p.m. at Sandwich High School, 515 Lyons Road in Sandwich; 815-786-2157.

• Indian Valley Theatre’s “A Mostly Minnesota Christmas”: 7:30 p.m. at Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St., Sandwich; indianvalleytheatre.com.

Sunday, Dec. 3

• Festival of Trees and Holiday Lane Craft Show: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Timber Creek Inn and Suites, Route 34 in Sandwich; sandwichparkdistrict.org.

• “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”: 11 a.m. at Sycamore State Street Theatre, 420 W. State St., Sycamore; sycamorestatetheater.com.

• Santa House: Noon to 2 p.m. on the lawn of the DeKalb County Courthouse, at the corner of State and Main streets in Sycamore.

• Holiday Open House: 1 to 4:30 p.m. at the Ellwood House Museum, 509 N. First St. in DeKalb; ellwoodhouse.org.

​• The 48th Annual Country Music Toy Drive: 1:30 to 5 p.m. at the Taylor Street High Rise Community Room, 507 E. Taylor St. in DeKalb; 815-762-5589.

• Beth Fowler Dance Company’s “The Nutcracker”: 2 p.m. at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St. in DeKalb; egyptiantheatre.org.

• Stage Coach Players’ “A Charlie Brown Christmas”: 2 and 7:30 p.m. at Stage Coach Theatre, 126 S. Fifth St. in DeKalb; stagecoachers.com.

• Indian Valley Theatre’s “A Mostly Minnesota Christmas”: 2 p.m. at Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St., Sandwich; indianvalleytheatre.com.

• NIU Choral Holiday Concert: 3 p.m. in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall in the NIU Music Building, 400 Lucinda Ave. in DeKalb; niu.edu/music.

• Gurler Heritage Holiday Sing: 4 to 6 p.m. at Gurler House, 205 Pine St., DeKalb; 815-793-5725.

• Holiday Lights Train: 4 to 8 p.m. at Lions Community Park, 435 S. Birch St. in Waterman; petestrain.com.

• Living Nativity: 4:30 p.m. at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 2465 W. Sandwich Road, Sandwich; 815-786-6406.

• Christmas Cantata: 5 p.m. at Sycamore United Methodist Church, 160 Johnson Ave. in Sycamore; 815-895-9113.

Thursday, Dec. 7

• Goodfellows Annual Christmas Party: 5 to 11 p.m. at PJ’s Courthouse Tavern, 202 W. State St. in Sycamore; goodfellowscharity.org.

• Celebration Chorale Christmas Cantata: 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 321 Oak St. in DeKalb; 815-756-6301.

Friday, Dec. 8

• Cookies with Santa: 3:30 to 7 p.m. at South Prairie Elementary School, 820 Borden Ave. in Sycamore; sycamoreparkdistrict.com.

• Santa House: 5 to 7 p.m. on the lawn of the DeKalb County Courthouse, at the corner of State and Main streets in Sycamore.

• Holiday Lights Train: 5 to 9 p.m. at Lions Community Park, 435 S. Birch St. in Waterman; petestrain.com.

• Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s Holiday Pops Concert: 7 p.m. at Boutell Memorial Concert Hall at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb; kishorchestra.org.

• “Tangled in Tinsel” Songs of the Season: 7:30 p.m. at Stage Coach Theatre, 126 S. Fifth St. in DeKalb. stagecoachers.com.

• Home Free – “A Country Christmas”: 8 p.m. at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St. in DeKalb; egyptiantheatre.org.

Saturday, Dec. 9

• Breakfast with Santa: 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the River Heights Golf Course Clubhouse, 1020 Sharon Drive in DeKalb; dekalbparkdistrict.com.

• Cookies with Santa: 9 a.m. to noon at South Prairie Elementary School, 820 Borden Ave. in Sycamore; sycamoreparkdistrict.com.

• “Jim Carrey’s A Christmas Carol”: 11 a.m. at Sycamore State Street Theatre, 420 W. State St., Sycamore; sycamorestatetheater.com.

• Santa House: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the lawn of the DeKalb County Courthouse, at the corner of State and Main streets in Sycamore.

• Visits with Santa: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., DeKalb; dekalb.org.

• Sycamore/Rochelle Performing Arts Academy’s “Winter Wonderland”: 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St. in DeKalb; egyptiantheatre.org.

• Waterman Christmas House Walk and Wagon Rides: Noon to 4 p.m. in downtown Waterman. Shopping and crafts at the Waterman Community Building; 815-295-1091.

• Santa House: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. next to Everything Floral, 113 W. Main St. in Genoa.

• Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s Holiday Pops Concert: 2 p.m. at Boutell Memorial Concert Hall at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb; kishorchestra.org.

• Christmas in Kirkland: 2 to 6:30 p.m. in downtown Kirkland. Featuring Santa visits, horse-drawn wagon rides, music and refreshments; villageofkirkland.com.

• Holiday Lights Train: 4 to 9 p.m. at Lions Community Park, 435 S. Birch St. in Waterman; petestrain.com.

• Malta Lions Christmas Tree Lighting: 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Malta Lions Park, Fourth and Jackson streets in Malta.

• DeKalb High School Madrigals dinner: 6:30 p.m. at DeKalb High School, 501 Dresser Road in DeKalb; 815-754-2120.

• Celebration Chorale Christmas Cantata: 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 321 Oak St. in DeKalb; 815-756-6301.

• “Tangled in Tinsel” Songs of the Season: 7:30 p.m. at Stage Coach Theatre, 126 S. Fifth St. in DeKalb. stagecoachers.com.

Sunday, Dec. 10

• “Jim Carrey’s A Christmas Carol”: 11 a.m. at Sycamore State Street Theatre, 420 W. State St., Sycamore; sycamorestatetheater.com.

• 23rd Annual Christmas Tree Walk and Open House: 1 to 4:30 p.m. at Oak Crest DeKalb Area Retirement Center, 2944 Greenwood Acres Drive, DeKalb; 815-756-8461.

• Santa House: Noon to 2 p.m. on the lawn of the DeKalb County Courthouse, at the corner of State and Main streets in Sycamore.

• “It’s A Wonderful Life” movie: 2 p.m. at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St. in DeKalb; egyptiantheatre.org.

• “Tangled in Tinsel” Songs of the Season: 2 p.m. at Stage Coach Theatre, 126 S. Fifth St. in DeKalb. stagecoachers.com.

• Celebration Chorale Christmas Cantata: 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 321 Oak St. in DeKalb; 815-756-6301.

• Holiday Lights Train: 4 to 8 p.m. at Lions Community Park, 435 S. Birch St. in Waterman; petestrain.com.

• Carols and Candles: 7 p.m. at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 615 N. First St., DeKalb; 815-758-0691.

Thursday, Dec. 14

• Holiday Open House: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Sycamore Public Library, 103 E. State St., Sycamore. Features live music, crafts and visits with Santa; sycamorelibrary.org.

Friday, Dec. 15

• Santa House: 5 to 7 p.m. on the lawn of the DeKalb County Courthouse, at the corner of State and Main streets in Sycamore.

• Holiday Lights Train: 5 to 9 p.m. at Lions Community Park, 435 S. Birch St. in Waterman; petestrain.com

• DeKalb High School Madrigals dinner: 6:30 p.m. at NIU’s Altgeld Hall in DeKalb; 815-754-2120.

• “This Is Christmas” Christ Community Church concert: 7 p.m. at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St. in DeKalb; egyptiantheatre.org.

• CCT’s Stage Right Theater’s “A Christmas Cactus” dinner theater: 7 p.m. at Hillcrest Covenant Church Community Center, 1515 N. First St. in DeKalb; cctonstage.com.

Saturday, Dec. 16

• “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” movie: 10 to 11 a.m. at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. in DeKalb; dkpl.org.

• Santa House: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. next to Everything Floral, 113 W. Main St. in Genoa.

• “Beauty & the Beast Enchanted Christmas”: 11 a.m. at Sycamore State Street Theatre, 420 W. State St., Sycamore; sycamorestatetheater.com.

• Visits with Santa: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Van Buer Plaza in downtown DeKalb.

• Santa House: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the lawn of the DeKalb County Courthouse, at the corner of State and Main streets in Sycamore.

• Holiday Lights Train: 4 to 9 p.m. at Lions Community Park, 435 S. Birch St. in Waterman; petestrain.com.

• DeKalb High School Madrigals dinner: 6:30 p.m. at NIU’s Altgeld Hall in DeKalb; 815-754-2120.

• CCT’s Stage Right Theater’s “A Christmas Cactus” dinner theater: 7 p.m. at Hillcrest Covenant Church Community Center, 1515 N. First St. in DeKalb; cctonstage.com

• The Allegro Ballet of Oswego’s “A Nutcracker Fantasy”: 7 p.m. at the Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St. in Sandwich; sandwichoperahouse.org.

• The Buckinghams – “The Joy of Christmas”: 7:30 p.m. at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St. in DeKalb; egyptiantheatre.org.

Sunday, Dec. 17

• “Beauty & the Beast Enchanted Christmas”: 11 a.m. at Sycamore State Street Theatre, 420 W. State St., Sycamore; sycamorestatetheater.com.

• Santa House: Noon to 2 p.m. on the lawn of the DeKalb County Courthouse, at the corner of State and Main streets in Sycamore.

• Kishwaukee Concert Band Holiday Concert: 3 p.m. at Boutell Memorial Concert Hall in the NIU Music Building, 400 Lucinda Ave. in DeKalb; kishconcertband.org.

• CCT’s Stage Right Theater’s “A Christmas Cactus” dinner theater: 7 p.m. at Hillcrest Covenant Church Community Center, 1515 N. First St. in DeKalb; cctonstage.com.

• Holiday Lights Train: 4 to 8 p.m. at Lions Community Park, 435 S. Birch St. in Waterman; petestrain.com.

Tuesday, Dec. 19

• Visit with Santa: 10 to 11:30 a.m. at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. in DeKalb; dkpl.org.

Wednesday, Dec. 20

• Visit with Santa: 10 to 11:30 a.m. at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. in DeKalb; dkpl.org.

• Holiday Lights Train: 5 to 9 p.m. at Lions Community Park, 435 S. Birch St. in Waterman; petestrain.com.

Thursday, Dec. 21

• Holiday Lights Train: 5 to 9 p.m. at Lions Community Park, 435 S. Birch St. in Waterman; petestrain.com.

Friday, Dec. 22

• Santa House: 5 to 7 p.m. on the lawn of the DeKalb County Courthouse, at the corner of State and Main streets in Sycamore.

• Holiday Lights Train: 5 to 9 p.m. at Lions Community Park, 435 S. Birch St. in Waterman; petestrain.com.

Saturday, Dec. 23

• Visit with Santa: 10 to 11:30 a.m. at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. in DeKalb; dkpl.org.

• Santa House: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. next to Everything Floral, 113 W. Main St. in Genoa.

• Santa House: Noon to 2 p.m. on the lawn of the DeKalb County Courthouse, at the corner of State and Main streets in Sycamore.

• Holiday Lights Train: 5 to 9 p.m. at Lions Community Park, 435 S. Birch St. in Waterman; petestrain.com.

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