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Join Us for a Halloween "Scare-illon" Concert!

Scare-illon ConcertGet into the Halloween holiday "spirit" with a special spooky concert on October 25.

At the SCARE-illon, known as the Millennium Carillon the rest of the year, Naperville City Carillonneur Tim Sleep will play both classical and popular Halloween-themed music, including TV and movie themes from the Adams family, the Munsters, Casper the Friendly Ghost and others.

The concert also features the Élan Dance Company, premiering four original dances, including a musical theatre number, “Macavity, the Mystery Cat” from the Broadway Musical ‘Cats;’  a Hip-Hop/Jazz routine to the Michael Jackson hit, “Thriller,” a jazz dance to “Back to Black” by Beyoncé and a zombie inspired modern/contemporary routine to Marilyn Manson’s, “Sweet Dreams.”   

In keeping with the Halloween theme, the Naperville Park District will be handing out treats to trick-or-treaters at the event. Élan Dance Company is a program of the Naperville Park District and is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. 

The Scare-illon concert, scheduled from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26, will include a live video feed from the playing cabin to a large monitor on the plaza in front of the tower. As always, the concerts are free and open to the public. The Naperville Park District will provide Halloween treats for the audience. The Carillon is located at the base of Rotary Hill at 443 W. Aurora Ave.

Carillon Lights Shine for Community Causes and Celebrations

Since March 2013 the Naperville Park District has administered a Carillon lighting program to celebrate major holidays and to give local nonprofits an opportunity to raise awareness of community causes through special colored lights that shine from the Carillon for up to seven days.

In September, the Carillon’s lights were yellow to raise awareness of childhood cancer and then orange to recognize Hunger Action Month in DuPage County.

Oct. 27-Nov. 2 Orange Halloween
Nov. 3-11 Red/White/Blue Veterans Day
Nov. 12-16 White Normal Tower Lighting
Dec. 17-Dec. 22 Blue Hanukkah
Dec. 23-Jan. 2 Red/Green Christmas
Weekend Tours Offered through November

Spring at the CarillonThe Millennium Carillon in Moser Tower and the Visitor Center opened for the 2014 season on Saturday, May 3. Visitors can climb the 253 steps to the top of the 160-foot tower and enjoy a spectacular view while learning about the workings of the Carillon, its history, and its unique features.

Hours of operation are from 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays and from 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m. on Sundays for the rest of this year's season.

Tower Open for 2014 Season

The Millennium Carillon in Moser Tower and the adjoining Visitor Center is open in 2014 from May through October. Climb the steps, learn the history and listen to  concerts throughout the season!

Group Visits, Bridal Parties
Call the Naperville Park District for special requests: (630) 848-5000
The Third Gift
Moser Tower and Millennium Carillon was begun in 1998 as a labor of love by a small group of Naperville families, and in a short time the vision spread to many, who donated the funds to make the vision a reality.
In the tradition of Centennial Beach and the Riverwalk, the Millennium Carillon is a gift from the people of our community for all future generations to enjoy.
Those who donated funds to make our carillon possible also left messages about themselves, their life in Naperville, and their support of the carillon project. You can read their messages in this cyberspace time capsule. A special section of the web site displays the lists of donors. You can read the messages of those that left messages by clicking on any names that are blue and underlined.