ComEd is proud to partner with local nonprofit organizations each holiday season to provide customers with discounts and information on area attractions. Check back this Fall to learn more about joining us at one of our many sponsored attractions for a chance to see spectacular displays of LED lights, engage with our Energy Efficiency team, and enjoy the magic of the holidays.
Chicagoland's largest and longest-running lights festival is now in its 42nd year! Celebrate the holiday season with your family and friends as you stroll through a magical wonderland filled with over two million twinkling LED lights.
ComEd is a proud presenting sponsor of Holiday Magic and looks forward to 2023 Holiday Magic at Brookfield Zoo! Check back this Fall for more information!
In the meantime, visit the Brookfield Zoo's website learn more about upcoming events!
Join us next year in celebrating the eleventh annual Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum. Explore 50 acres of the Arboretum's majestic trees during this one-of-a-kind spectacle of color, light, and sound featuring six dazzling new displays as well as returning favorites. Check back this Fall for more information!
In the meantime, visit the Morton Arboretum's website to learn more about upcoming events!.
ZooLights at Lincoln Park Zoo has been Chicago’s holiday tradition for 29 years and in 2023, ComEd is returning as a co-presenting sponsor. Check back this Fall for more information!
In the meantime, visit the Lincoln Park Zoo’s website to learn more about upcoming events!
The popular holiday event Lightscape at Chicago Botanic Garden has closed for the season. Check back this fall for more information!
In the meantime, visit the Chicago Botanic Garden’s website to learn more about upcoming events!
Home for the Holidays will be welcoming you back next year for more festivities! Check back this Fall for more information!
In the meantime, visit the Rialto Square Theatre's website to learn more about upcoming events!
The Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau will be back next year for the 11th annual Stroll on State. Check back next Fall to see and experience the awe and wonder of what a community can do together to celebrate the holidays!
In the meantime, visit Rockford's website to learn more about things to do and upcoming events in the area!.
Recognizing the power holidays can have on a community, each year, ComEd partners with the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus to award grants of up to $2,500 to northern Illinois communities as part of the ComEd Powering the Holidays Program. The grant program was established to celebrate community identity and culture, and provide an opportunity for interculture exchange and understanding by supporting local community lighting events during the holiday season. These events are open to the public. Learn more about the program here and see some previous winners of the program below! Check back this Fall to learn more about application timelines for the 2023 program!
2022's 18 ComEd Powering the Holidays grant recipients and supported programs were:
2022 City of Belvidere Hometown Christmas Celebration (Belvidere, Ill.) – This annual event brings together residents of all ages for one grand night of holiday festivities including carriage rides, light parades, puppet shows, outdoor movies, cookie decorating and more on Friday, December 2.
Holiday Magic 2022 (Bensenville, Ill.) – On Sunday, November 20 residents are encouraged to celebrate the holidays by participating in community tree lighting, holiday parade and more.
Village of Bolingbrook Winter Walk (Bolingbrook, Ill.) – Running from December 2 to January 8, this quarter-mile walking path of holiday lights and decorations will be open to visitors in the Bolingbrook Town Center.
Legacy of the Lighted Deer in Bull Valley (Bull Valley, Ill.) – This resident-driven holiday tradition will include over 200 lit deer throughout the Bull Valley community. The newest installation of deer will be located at the Bull Valley Village Hall to pay tribute to the founding members of the Village. Community members are invited to drive through town during the month of December to enjoy this experience.
A Dickens Christmas in Evergreen Park (Evergreen Park, Ill.) – Members of the community are invited to celebrate the holiday with trolly rides, a craft fair and holiday activities including the lighting of the village Christmas tree. This year's community gathering will take place on Saturday, December 3.
Forest Park Holiday Walk (Forest Park, Ill.) – This holiday display will feature the lighting of a community Christmas tree and menorah with additional light displays throughout the town to make the event more accessible to members of the community. The kick-off celebration date will be announced in November.
Winterlights in the Fabyan Japanese Garden (Geneva, Ill.) – Families are invited to immerse themselves in the culture of Geneva and the history of Japan via lighted displays at the Fabyan Forest Preserve on Fridays and Saturdays from November 25 to December 17, and Saturdays from January 7-28.
The Village of Grayslake Holiday Lighting Event (Grayslake, Ill.) – This multi-month holiday-light display will bring community members together to marvel at 100,000 lights throughout the Village Center. The event promotes community engagement, sharing of customs and celebration during the holiday season. This display will be open to the public from November 1 to February 13.
Village of Hampshire's Jingle Bell Festival of Lights (Hampshire, Ill.) – On Saturday, December 10, community members are invited to this annual holiday celebration which includes lighting displays, crafts and a parade. The decorations throughout the festival will be inclusive of all cultures and traditions and will include 240 ornaments decorated by members of the community.
Highland Park Heart of the Holidays (Highland Park, Ill.) – Community members will come together during this multi-weekend celebration of diversity and enjoy various music and dance performances, cultural celebrations and special promotions against a backdrop of holiday light displays. This celebration series will take place every Saturday from November 19 until December 10.
Winter Welcome-Land at Golf Mill Park (Niles, Ill.) – This outdoor, winter celebration, located at the new Golf Mill Park event space, will include an outdoor walking path filled with light sculptures and decorations celebrating different cultural traditions. This display will be open to the public from December 1 to January 30.
Powering Rolling Meadows' Holiday Celebration (Rolling Meadows, Ill.) – From November 1 to February 13, community members are invited to explore a free, winter light display that shares the cultures and joys of diverse cultures during the holiday season.
Village of Schiller Park's Winter Wonderland and Tree Lighting Ceremony (Schiller Park, Ill.) – This event will bring the community together for a fun-filled day of celebration on Saturday, December 3, with holiday lights, children's crafts, sleigh rides and more.
Holiday Season Cheer! (South Chicago Heights, Ill.) – This community event provides residents with holiday cheer through light displays, carols and the lighting of the South Chicago Heights Christmas tree. This year's event is set for Friday, November 18.
Holiday Community Tree Lighting (Summit, Ill.) – During this event, members of the community will gather on Thursday, November 17 to celebrate the season, marvel at light displays and enjoy each other's company. This year's tree will be adorned with ornaments decorated by children in the community.
City of Waukegan Holiday Lights 2022 (Waukegan, Ill.) – Throughout the month of December, downtown Waukegan will be decorated with winter holiday-themed lighting and decorations to celebrate the community and provide residents with a greater sense of camaraderie and inclusion during the holiday season.
Wayne Holiday Tree Lighting at the Depot (Wayne, Ill.) – This event encourages all members of the community to gather on Saturday, December 3, to celebrate the holiday season at this community event including a tree lighting, hot cider and carols.
City of West Chicago Frosty Fest (West Chicago, Ill.) – Members of the community are invited to celebrate the holidays on Saturday, December 3. The event will include a tree lighting ceremony, complete with ornaments decorated by the community, lit window displays throughout the area, horse drawn trolly rides, carols and entertainment.