The holidays are always a time of fantasy, whimsy, and magic. And what better time than this to step out of your usual routine to experience something exciting and new? If you are a movie fan, you can check out the “Home Alone” house in the flesh (or brick) right here in Winnetka, Illinois! It is the actual home used in part of the filming of this classic Christmas movie. Scroll on for more details.

Related Stories

Enjoy A Picture-Perfect Weekend In The Windy City When You Visit Chicago’s CitizenM Hotel

Enjoy A Picture-Perfect Weekend In The Windy City When You Visit Chicago’s CitizenM Hotel

This Speakeasy Hidden Below A Restaurant In Illinois Is Perfect For A Date Night

This Speakeasy Hidden Below A Restaurant In Illinois Is Perfect For A Date Night

7 Waterfront Retreats In Illinois That Are Perfect For Warm Weather Adventures

7 Waterfront Retreats In Illinois That Are Perfect For Warm Weather Adventures

 

Have you ever been to the Home Alone house? If so, we’d love to hear from you. Please share your experiences and photos with us below in the comments.

For more like this, check out 11 historic houses in Illinois you can tour.

OnlyInYourState may earn compensation through affiliate links in this article. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases.

More to Explore

Holiday Time in Illinois

Are there any winter festivals in Illinois?

There are many winter festivals in Illinois, despite the often-frigid weather. One of the most popular is the annual Groundhog Days Celebration. Held in Woodstock, IL the festival encompasses a wide array of activities that tie into the famous movie starring comic Bill Murray and the talented Andie MacDowell.

Other winter events in Illinois include:

  • the Alton-Audubon Eagle Ice Festival
  • the Chicago Comedy Sketch Festival
  • the Illinois Snow Sculpting Competition

 

Are there any Christmas towns in Illinois?

Yes! Christmas is a big deal in Illinois (well, really almost everywhere in the U.S., for that matter) so you’ll find a wealth of beautiful Christmas towns where you can celebrate the season. Some Christmas towns in Illinois include:

  • Galena
  • Cambridge
  • Bishop Hill
  • and Tuscola, just to name a few. 

 

Are there any drive-through light displays in Illinois?

You can find awe-inspiring drive-through light displays in Illinois at:

  • East Peoria Festival of Lights
  • Festival Of Lights in Rockford
  • Way of Lights in the town of Belleville