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Cheap Ways to Get in the Holiday Spirit

‘Tis the season to be jolly! It’s also the season that can drain your checkbook. We all know how expensive just about everything is now, but you don’t have to break-the-bank to get into the Christmas spirit. You don’t have to spend gobs of money bringing your kids to expensive breakfasts-with-Santa or Christmas plays… There are many free or inexpensive ways to enjoy the holiday season with your family and friends.

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Christmas Tree Lighting Events

Christmas Tree Lighting Events in DuPage County

On Friday, November 25th (the day after Thanksgiving), check out one of the many Christmas tree lighting events in DuPage County. Get your kids and the whole family into holiday fun and spirits!

Of the tree-lighting events listed below, my personal favorite is the Glen Ellyn event. The tree lighting takes place right in the heart of downtown Glen Ellyn at Main Street and Crescent Blvd. The setting is very much like that of a Norman Rockwell painting. The entire family is sure to enjoy it!

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Haunted Flea Market in DuPage County

Haunted Flea Market at the DuPage County Fairgrounds

Are you looking for a little bit of offbeat fun Halloween weekend? Check out the Haunted Flea Market at the DuPage County Fairgrounds on Saturday, October 29th from 3PM to midnight. The event will feature a flea market loaded with frightfully-good deals. In addition to the flea market, there will be a beer garden, costume contests, a haunted house, and special guest stars from some of your favorite horror movies.

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