Add this to your bucket list. View holiday lights at Santa's Village Magical Christmas Drive-Thru in East Dundee, Illinois.

Santa’s Village has been spreading holiday cheer to Chicagoland families for over 60 years and this year is no exception with Magical Christmas Drive-Thru. Seeing Santa’s Village adorned in twinkling lights is a breathtaking spectacle with millions of lights dancing in sync with holiday tunes, all enjoyed from the cozy comfort of your car.

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Getting Started at Santa’s Village Magical Christmas

Buy your tickets online and show it when you check-in. You also receive a Santa voucher so don’t lose that!

Scope out the lights

From the comfort of your vehicle, you can view over 3 million lights synchronized to holiday music and dazzling displays. Just tune in to the specified radio station. It’s pretty fun seeing the amusement park in a different light.

Add this to your bucket list. View holiday lights at Santa's Village Magical Christmas Drive-Thru in East Dundee, Illinois.

Get out of the car for more fun!

Better bundle up because there’s more to do after parking. The Enchanted Village is awaits with plenty of lights and photo ops here. New this year, you can say hello to Santa. My kids did not have the patience to wait for Santa since the line was long. They also have a tube slide but it wasn’t ready yet when we visited.

Add this to your bucket list. View holiday lights at Santa's Village Magical Christmas Drive-Thru in East Dundee, Illinois.

 

Get some treats

As we entered, the funnel cake was calling our name. Grab them at the truck – it was super yummy! We also bought hot cocoa in a souvenir cup ($9.95).

Final Thoughts of the Santa’s Village Magical Christmas Drive-Thru

What a magical way to look at the lights! If you’re looking for a memory making experience, make sure to add Santa’s Village Magical Christmas Drive-Thru to your holiday bucket list.

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Website: http://santasvillagedundee.com/
Location: 601 Dundee Ave., East Dundee
When: Now until Saturday, Dec. 23.
Hours: Check website for schedule.
Prices: Admission is $35.00 per car unless you are a season ticket holder then it will only be $25.