Updated: December 24, 2012 6:25AM
Festival of Lights: The largest free outdoor display of holiday lights in Northern Illinois will be from Nov. 23 through Dec. 26 at Phillips Park, 1000 Ray Moses Drive in Aurora. (Entrance is off of Smith Boulevard) The sixth annual display includes more than a mile of holiday-themed displays, many of which are animated. More than 40,000 lights make up the 40-plus displays and 125 giant snowflakes hanging from trees in the park. The event is designed in a “drive-through” format where patrons view the festival from their vehicles.