City Council Special Study Session
Monday, Dec. 9, 5:30 p.m.
Aurora Municipal Center, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway, Aurora Room
Festival of Wreaths
Through Dec. 6
This year’s 20th Annual Festival of Wreaths display and fundraiser event features wreaths generously sponsored and decorated by local businesses, organizations and individuals. Wreaths will be on display at the Aurora History Museum, Aurora Municipal Center, Town Center at Aurora and Stanley Marketplace for people to enjoy while an
will take place. Proceeds benefit the Aurora History Museum.
Holidays on the Farm
Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 7 and 8, 9 a.m. to noon
Celebrate the holidays with a glimpse into Aurora's past. Enjoy games, history and a hot chocolate bar with fix-ins donated by Savory Spice Shop. Free admission
DeLaney Farm Historic District, 170 S. Chambers Road
Pet Pics with Santa Claws
Saturday, Dec. 7, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Get your pet's photo taken with Santa at this annual event supporting the Aurora Animal Shelter.
$10 for a digital photo, with a printed photo provided at no extra cost upon request. The shelter will also be accepting cash donations and in-kind donations of pet toys, treats and supplies. No appointment necessary.
Nick's Garden Center, 2001 S. Chambers Road
Stocking Stuffing Party
Saturday, Dec. 7, 1 p.m.
Help spread the holiday spirit with families in need through the Aurora Public Library’s seventh annual Season of Giving: Stocking Project. Donate stocking stuffers at any Aurora Public Library through Dec. 6, then join us Saturday, Dec. 7, for a stocking stuffer party at Aurora Central Library.
Aurora Central Library, 14949 E. Alameda Parkway
Prairie Wagon Rides with Santa!
Saturday, Dec. 14, and Sunday, Dec. 15, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Enjoy the holiday spirit with pioneer-style crafts, snacks and a special wagon ride next to a certain someone from the North Pole. $10 per person; all ages welcome
Plains Conservation Center, 21901 E. Hampden Ave.
Holiday Open House
Saturday, Dec. 14, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Celebrate the holidays inside an 1891 Fletcher home. Enjoy a free, self-guided tour and cookies.
This 1891 Queen Anne Victorian style home is one of the oldest original houses built as part of the Town of Fletcher, now called Aurora.
Centennial House, 1671 Galena St.
Aurora History Museum Lunch and Learn Series: Christmas with the Browns
Wednesday, Dec. 18, noon to 12:45
Molly Brown House Museum will share the joys and traditions of a Victorian Christmas. Get into the holiday spirit at this festive program about kissing balls, Christmas trees, stockings hung with care, and Jingle Bells! Cost: $4 ($3 Residents). Bring your lunch.
Aurora History Museum, 15051 E. Alameda Parkway
MLK Art, Poetry and Essay Contest
Through Dec. 18
How do Dr. King's words affect you and how can you ensure they keep echoing into the future? Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by sharing what his dream and words mean to you, using a medium of your choice. “The Words Ring On” art, poetry and essay contest is open to students in grades in K to 12. Entries must be submitted by Dec. 18.
The Second City's "Twist Your Dickens"
Through Dec. 22
Back by popular demand, this seasonal satire returns in a madcap send-up of Charles Dickens’ holiday classic. Tickets at 303.739.1970 or
Aurora Fox Arts Center, 9900 E. Colfax Ave.