Welcome to Downtown Elgin

From 2pm to 6pm at DuPage Court & Elgin Artspace Lofts

 This DNA signature event typically draws over 1,000 visitors to Downtown Elgin to for holiday entertainment, carriage rides, the official Elgin tree lighting, a live nativity, food trucks, s’mores by an open fire, roasted chestnuts, live music, activities at participating downtown business and lots of family fun! Mark your calendar now!

Winter Wonderland 2017

We will also be hosting a very special DNA Winter Market featuring a variety of seasonal items, baked treats, crafts, goodies and much more! The December 2 Winter Market marks the official kick-off to the “Winter Market” season which will continue as of January 6, happening twice per month through April 2018. (Stay tuned for more Winter Market details!)

Thank You Winter Market Sponsor: Chiro One

Visit www.ElginWinterWonderland.com for more info!


The Downtown Neighborhood Association (DNA) of Elgin, IL is a non-profit volunteer-driven organization that represents the interests of Elgin’s Central Business District. The Association’s purpose is to foster a center of activity and ensure economic stability for the heart of Elgin through organization, design, promotion and economic revitalization, and we can do this through your support.
Some member benefits include:
*Priority listing on the DNA’s “Top 10” and “Weekend Reminder”
*Official downtown Elgin Ribbon Cuttings, Open Houses and Anniversary Celebrations
*Marketing of available downtown Elgin properties
*Member assistance and promotions for member events and happenings
*Complimentary use of DNA resources such as folding tables, chairs, pop-up tents and signs
Over the years we have made great accomplishments, here is just a sampling:
*The DNA’s Design Committee achieved recognition for Downtown Elgin on the National Register for Historic Places, creating a popular Walking Tour of Historical Downtown Elgin. We worked with community partners such as the Elgin History MuseumGail Borden Public Library and individual community volunteers to accomplish this goal.
*The DNA hosted the “Downtown Elgin Real Estate Tour”, which attracted new businesses, realtors and developers to Elgin’s central business district.
*The DNA brought thousands of visitors to Downtown Elgin through special events, such as the Downtown Elgin Pub Crawl, Winter Wonderland, Small Business Saturday, First Friday’s, the Harvest Market and more.
*The DNA Board and Staff has established relationships with both Elgin Academy and Judson University to create new and exciting opportunities for our downtown stakeholders.
*On behalf of the City of Elgin, we guided numerous new business owners on opening a business in Downtown Elgin. In addition, we work with investors and property owners on redevelopment in Elgin’s central business district.
The above is only a fraction of what we have accomplished, but we cannot carry out our mission without the generous support of our Members. We thank our members for supporting your Downtown via the DNA. Memberships start at $30 annually for an Individual Membership and $185 annually for a Downtown retail business. Click here for more details or to join now.