Deck the towns: Suburbs celebrate the seasonBy SUBURBAN LIFE MEDIADec. 22, 2017 'Tis the season of spreading holiday cheer, and the suburbs have been busy. Here is a collection of images from celebrations across Suburban Life's coverage area. [Mark Busch - firstname.lastname@example.org]Santa Claus greets visitors as he exits Wilder Mansion on Dec. 7 during the annual Wilder Park Tree Lighting in Elmhurst. [Erica Benson - For Shaw Media]The Christmas tree in downtown Glen Ellyn is lit Nov. 24 during the Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce's annual Holiday Walk. [Bill Ackerman - For Shaw Media]In a break between children wanting her face-painting skills, Jennifer Bosas, 15, of La Grange adds another design Dec. 5 during Lyons Township High School's annual Holiday Write Night. [Sarah Minor - For Shaw Media]Andre Lacount and his daughter Cora, 2, of Lombard wave Nov. 24 as the Christmas Parade goes by in downtown Wheaton. [Photo provided by Kirk Kalinski]Berwyn resident Kirk Kalinski's house at 3115 Clarence Ave. is decked out for Christmas. Continuing his holiday tradition, Kalinski decorated his own home and others on his block to celebrate his faith, honor his parents who gave him his love of Christmas, and see the looks on people's faces when they see the lights. He says he's happy to spread a little Christmas cheer. [Lorae Mundt - For Shaw Media]Horse-drawn carriages pick up patrons outside the tree in Budnik Plaza before the tree-lighting ceremony Dec. 2 during downtown Lemont's Hometown Holiday. [Mark Busch - email@example.com]Jillian Harpster, 8, and her dad, Rick, of Elmhurst decorate cookies Dec. 7 in Wilder Mansion during the Elmhurst Park District's annual tree-lighting celebration at Wilder Park in Elmhurst. [Erica Benson - For Shaw Media]Elizabeth Rose of Glen Ellyn touches ornaments and lights during the Christmas tree-lighting ceremony Nov. 24 in downtown Glen Ellyn as part of the Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce's annual Holiday Walk. [Lorae Mundt - For Shaw Media]Kensi Cunningham, 3, writes a letter to Santa during Lemont's Hometown Holiday on Dec. 2. [Sarah Minor - For Shaw Media]Young spectators sit on the curb of Front Street as they wait for the Christmas Parade to start Nov. 24 in downtown Wheaton. [Mark Busch - firstname.lastname@example.org]Felix Greco, a lieutenant with the Berwyn Fire Department, helps Hiawatha Elementary School student Ayden Moreno try on his new jacket Nov. 16. [Lorae Mundt - For Shaw Media]Santa arrives Nov. 25 at the annual Gingerbread Festival in Downers Grove and greets the children who have been waiting for him at the gingerbread house on Curtiss and Main streets in downtown. [Erica Benson - For Shaw Media]Scarlett and Felix Leuer of Chicago wait in anticipation while Santa prepares to light the Christmas tree Nov. 24 in downtown Glen Ellyn during the Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce's annual Holiday Walk. [Photo provided by Kirk Kalinski]Kirk Kalinski of Berwyn shares his love of Christmas by decorating the homes of his neighbors, including the Wolf Family at 3121 Clarence Ave., in addition to his own home at 3115 Clarence Ave. The extravagant Christmas displays have become a holiday tradition in Berwyn. [Bill Ackerman - For Shaw Media]Patty Brennan of Park Ridge looks at ornaments at Horton's during La Grange's annual Holiday Walk on Dec. 2. [Mark Busch - email@example.com]Sarah Koukol (right) helps her husband Michael (second from right), a firefighter/paramedic with the Berwyn Fire Department, hand out coats to Hiawatha Elementary School students Nov. 16.