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    • Upcoming Events

      For a complete listing, please view our calendar of events >

      Dickens of a Christmas Lighted Holiday Parade

      Dickens of a Christmas Lighted Holiday ParadeFriday
      November 27
      6:00 pm
      Front St., Downtown Wheaton

      Join us for our annual ringing in of the holidays! Join fellow community members for the tree lighting ceremony and festive, lighted holiday parade.

      For more details, see the DWA Signature Events page >

      Free Horse Drawn Carriage Rides

      Free Horse Drawn Carriage RidesSaturdays
      Nov. 28-Dec. 19
      12:00-3:00 pm
      Martin Memorial Plaza, Downtown Wheaton

      Tour Downtown Wheaton in festive style in our free horse-drawn carriage rides! Pull on your favorite holiday sweater and enjoy the ride. Note: spontaneous caroling may occur!

      Free Visits with Santa

      Free Visits with SantaSaturdays
      Nov. 28-Dec. 19
      10:00 am-1:00 pm
      Martin Memorial Plaza, Downtown Wheaton

      Visits with Santa! Calling all good girls and boys!: This is your chance to tell Santa what you want for the big day. He's making his list and checking it twice.

      Holiday Stroll

      Holiday StrollSaturday
      December 5
      11:00 am–8:00 pm
      Downtown Wheaton

      The shops and boutiques in Downtown Wheaton will be sharing the spirit of the season with complimentary holiday treats throughout the day from roasting chestnuts, cider tastings, eggnog, peppermints, Christmas cookies and other holiday treats. Complimentary carriage rides, carolers and other special activities will be featured throughout the day!

      Reindog Contest

      Gingerbread House ContestSaturday
      December 12
      11:00 am
      Downtown Wheaton

      Bring your pet decked out for the holidays: Santa himself will be the judge!

      For more details, see the DWA Signature Events page >

      "It's Like Coming Home" Gingerbread House Contest

      Gingerbread House ContestSaturday
      December 19
      12:00 pm
      Wheaton Library,
      225 N Cross Street,
      Downtown Wheaton

      For more details, see the Contest Rules >

      Winter Wheaton French Market

      Wheaton French MarketSaturdays
      8:00 am–2:00 pm
      Wheaton Train Station

      Come out and explore what is being offered at the Downtown Wheaton French Market, from fruit to flowers, from bacon to basil, from purses to petunias, shoppers are sure to find just what they need! NOTE: the French Market has now moved to its cooler-weather location. Find the market at the Downtown Wheaton Train Station from November 7 through the spring.

      Vendors: Contact Leslie Cahill, French Market Mgmt., at 312.575.0286 or ccbcec@sbcglobal.net for questions.

      For more details, see The DWA Calendar of Events >