Brownie Kaitlyn Jobes sings Christmas carols with other members of Troop 1430 Friday in Oswego.
Mary Beth Nolan~For Sun-Times Media
A large crowd watches as the Holiday Tree is lit at Geneva's Annual Holiday Celebration in Geneva, IL on Friday, December 07, 2012 | Sean King~For Sun-Times Media
Holiday festivities will continue in downtown Naperville through New Year's Day. | Sun-Times Media File
Santa greets kids after arriving for the 16th Annual Caroling & Caring event at Provena St. Joseph Hospital in Elgin Tuesday night. December 4, 2012. | John Konstantaras~For Sun-Times Media
A car slowly approaches the yard of Jack and Laura Frohn who have used over 55,000 lights to create a holiday wonderland in their yard on Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 1443 West Briarcliff Road in Bolingbrook. | Steven Buyansky~Sun-Times Media
Euphonium, baritone and tuba players perform Christmas tunes during a Tuba Christmas performance at the Westfield Fox Valley Mall on Saturday, December 8, 2012. | Jeff Cagle~For Sun-Times Media
Zachary Babic, 5, stays close to his grandpa as he watches Pastor Juan Alarcon play a few Christmas songs on an accordian Friday at The Salvation Army on Douglas Avenue in Elgin. December 7, 2012 | Michael Smart~Sun-Times Media