Christkindlmarket Naperville Opens:
It’s opening day for Christkindlmarket Naperville! The holiday market will be in full swing today at Naper Settlement, starting at 11 a.m. Shoppers can buy up holiday gifts, snack on some German standards, and sip from their commemorative German gingerbread heart shaped Christkindlmarket mug. There’ll be 45 vendors from around the world, and new this year, a special Winter Wonderland area. The market is open Thursdays through Sundays, as well as December 17, 18 and 19, with final shopping hours on Christmas Eve.
And while you’re over at Naper Settlement, take some time to enjoy Naper Lights. This is the sixth year of the annual event, bringing some bright cheer during the holiday season, courtesy of the Naperville Sunrise Rotary along with Naper Settlement. You can stop by Thursday through Sunday nights and a few other select dates to see holiday displays lighting up the night sky. Admission is free, but donations are accepted and welcome.
Now that the holiday season has officially begun, it’s time to get those lists in to the jolly man in red to make sure he has time to fulfill all your Christmas wishes. The Letters to Santa Mailbox is conveniently located at the corner of Main Street and Van Buren, and is just the spot to drop your special message to Santa. No postage needed for these letters – but make sure to include your return address, so you can get a note back from the North Pole letting you know your message made it through. And you can see Santa in person at the Santa House on the Riverwalk, starting on Friday, November 30.
NCC Football Playoff Game:
Tune into NCTV17 tomorrow afternoon for the second round of the Division III football playoffs as seventh ranked North Central College hosts ninth ranked Bethel from Minnesota. The Cardinals dominated Hanover College 52-0 in round one and are looking for their first quarterfinal appearance since 2013. These two teams last met in the 2013 playoffs when NCC took home a convincing 41-17 win over the Royals. You can catch the game live starting at 11:45 on NCTV17 and on nctv17.com.
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