Editorial: Thank you for supporting local Christmas events

By on December 12, 2013

No one does a Christmas celebration quite like the Kaneland community, and last weekend gave us a chance to experience holiday excitement and cheer via Elburn’s Christmas Stroll, Sugar Grove’s Holiday in the Grove, Kaneville’s Christmas in Kaneville and Maple Park’s Make and Take event.

All four events were spectacular (as usual), but what really continues to impress us is the Kaneland community’s high level of support and turnout in regard to local Christmas events. Friday’s Elburn Christmas Stroll was a well-attended event throughout the village, despite frigid temperatures. And Saturday’s Christmas in Kaneville and Holiday in the Grove festivities brought out local residents of all ages for some holiday fun, including breakfast with Santa Claus, and the opportunity to shop for Christmas gifts.

Just another successful year for local Christmas events we’ve come to know and love.

Each of the four Christmas-themed events represent local groups putting in countless hours of planning and development in order to pull off a one-of-a-kind Christmas spectacle that appeals to everyone while embodying the uniqueness of the village it calls home. The work that goes into putting on Elburn Christmas Stroll, Holiday in the Grove, Christmas in Kaneville and Maple Park Make and Take, is staggering, and that’s why it’s so important to get out there and show support by attending these local events. We want to give out a big thank you to everyone who took time out this weekend to attend at least one or two of our local Christmas spectacles. And if you managed to attend all of them, give yourself a pat on the back—you represent your community well.

On our end, it’s truly a joy to cover and photograph each event every year. And we’re already looking forward to next year’s festivities. For us, it isn’t officially Christmas season until the local Christmas spectacles are underway. And with that, we’re now on the fast track to Christmas and the end of the year.

Thank you again for making this year’s local Christmas events so memorable.