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Mooseheart campus to light up for Christmas

MOOSEHEART – Mooseheart will kick off the Christmas season later this month with plenty of sparkling lights.

Mooseheart’s fourth annual Holiday Lights show will feature more lights than in past years.

“It’s becoming a yearly tradition for people,” Mooseheart Executive Director Gary Urwiler said. “Last year, we had more than 8,000 people come through, and our goal this year is more than 10,000 people.”

The show, featuring a 1.8-mile lighted tour of the century-old campus, will operate from 5 to 9 p.m. from Nov. 29 through Dec. 31.

Tickets are $10 a vehicle, with 3-D glasses available to further enhance the show available for $1 a pair.

The entrance to the campus is on Route 31, just north of Mooseheart Road.

All of the proceeds support Mooseheart Child City and School.

The event also is a way for Mooseheart to educate the public about what it does, Urwiler said. Mooseheart Child City and School, located between North Aurora and Batavia, is a community and school for children and teens in need.

Mooseheart this summer celebrated its 100-year anniversary.

This year’s show will feature more than 90 displays, including a giant light tunnel and custom-built light displays, larger-than-life holiday characters and architectural lighting coordinated with music throughout the campus.

Santa will be at Mooseheart’s Fieldhouse eight nights from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Dec. 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22 and 23.

The visits are included with the car admission price.

In conjunction with the event, Mooseheart will have a Holiday Lights Fun Walk/Run at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 23 at the Mooseheart campus.

There is a $10 fee a person, or $25 a family.

Information is available at or calling Rick McKiness at 630-966-2253.

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Mooseheart’s fourth annual Holiday Lights show will operate from 5 to 9 p.m. from Nov. 29 through Dec. 31. More information is available by going to

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