Saturday, December 31, 2016
Enjoy the final day of 2016 shopping, dining and celebrating in Downtown Naperville leading up to a 6pm countdown to ring in the New Year 2017 at the base of the Carillon at Rotary Hill (they’ll be another countdown to 2017 at Midnight).
Daytime Fun Downtown: (12:30-4pm)
12:30pm – 2pm (or until supplies last): Check-in first at Southern Tide (120 Water Street, next to Hotel Indigo) to receive a bag (KIDS ONLY 12 & under receive bag), map and game card (for the adults; One per person; MUST be present to receive).
1-4pm: Wander around select stores and (KIDS 12 & Under ONLY) will receive a fun goodie (WHILE SUPPLIES LAST)! There will also be Game Cards for adults and kids to find lucky numbers in various store windows downtown (if your card matches the number, you win a prize valued at $100). A Face Painter and Glitter Tattoo Artist will also be on hand. Don’t miss the Special end of year sales all around town too! SEE MAP DETAILS BELOW.
Dine Downtown (4-5:30pm)
After an enjoyable day exploring downtown – DINE downtown including many new restaurants such as Everdine’s Grilled Cheese Company, Craftsman by Two Brothers, MOD Pizza, Empire, or Plank (at Hotel Indigo) and so many more. Make reservations early! Following dinner, cross the covered bridge (at Jackson, by the Santa House) for the short walk to the Carillon.
Carillon at Rotary Hill: (5:30-6:30pm – and again at Midnight)
There will be an early evening (6PM) countdown to ring in 2017 hosted by the Naperville Park District, with Councilman John Krummen. (Free Hot Chocolate awaits you at the Riverwalk Eatery) and balloon artists too. There will also be a midnight (12MIDNIGHT) countdown to ring in 2017 too complete with tunes from the Carillon!