Christmas at Cantigny
The inaugural Christmas at Cantigny celebrates the new McCormick House and brings Christmas lights, music, and family fun to the gardens and grounds.
Watch for exciting pop-up attractions and activities during the festival, including photos with Santa (Dec 2-3), musical performances and a new ice skating rink outside the Visitors Center.
McCormick House and Gardens: Lights and Music
The renovated McCormick House will be open to the public for the first time since 2020, with the first floor lavishly decorated for the holidays.
Cantigny’s holiday light show offers a magical experience. Walk a guided path through the gardens and be captivated by lighting that enhances traditional holiday decorations. Immerse yourself in the festive spirit and don’t miss the chance to admire the hundreds of famous Cantigny poinsettias on display inside the house.
Admission to the McCormick House and Light Show is $15 per adult, $5 per child (ages 3-15).
Change of plans? Use the ticket exchange form to request an update to your reservation. (Minimum 48 hours notice required)
Cantigny Ice Rink
Enjoy a scenic outdoor skate at our new rink on the Parade Field. Admission to the rink is $7; spectator access is free. Skates are available for rent for $3. Rink access and skate rental are available on-site.
All skaters must fill out a participation waiver in order to enter the rink.
Warm up with a hot beverage and snack in our heated hospitality tent overlooking the ice rink.
Ice Rink HoursDecember through February
|Tuesday - Thursday||Friday||Saturday||Sunday|
|4pm - 9pm||4pm - 10pm||10am - 10pm||10 am - 9 pm|
Cantigny is closed on Mondays in December.
Up to 16 varieties of poinsettia will be on display in the McCormick House during Christmas at Cantigny. Plants will also be available for sale at the Visitors Center while supplies last.