Holiday photos are part of crowd-free, festive offerings in downtown Aurora

Aurora Downtown welcomes shoppers and visitors to stop by a few spots for holiday photos in downtown Aurora this season. 

The gazebo at Millennium and the star at Mundy Park will be staged for free, holiday photos on both Saturday, November 28 and December 5 from noon to 3 p.m.

The Millennium Plaza gazebo on Stolp Avenue between Downer Place and Galena Boulevard will be fitted with a professional holiday photo background courtesy of Payton’s Photography. 

Stop by and take a photo, or, weather-permitting, owner CeCee Nedrow will be socially-distanced and masked to snap a photo to download for free.

The star at Mundy Park will be a great spot all season long for families to stop and take photos, but a professional photographer will be on hand to take photos on the dates above.

Masks and social distancing will be enforced.

Aurora Regional Fire Museum, 53 N. Broadway, will be an unattended selfie site flanked with fresh garland above the historic, half-domed windows facing Broadway. 

Several locations will offer scenic backgrounds with Aurora Express, a downtown-wide holiday window theme featuring trains and other modes of transportation from yesteryear to today, in full effect throughout the season.

Other unattended and crowd-free holiday photo locations include the lighted present with bow at the southeast corner of River and New York streets just west of Ballydoyle and the official Christmas tree in front of G.A.R. Memorial Hall and Museum, 23 E. Downer Pl.

This year, Aurora Downtown is hosting a Cocoa Non-Crawl. Participants are encouraged to buy a mug from downtown locations and join in at home. Download a Cocoa Crawl Cookbook and find out where to buy a mug here:

As part of Virtual+ First Fridays on December 4, Aurora Downtown will host an auction of Sugar Skull City prints on its Facebook event page.