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Planning a Wedding or Other Special Event?

Weddings at the CarillonImagine hosting your once-in-a-lifetime event at the unique Millennium Carillon in Moser Tower, just steps from the picturesque Naperville Riverwalk, Then, treat your guests to an unforgettable reception at the Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center’s Community Hall. We offer distinctive venues and packages for weddings of all sizes.

No matter what your vision is for your most special day ever, we’ll help make it beautiful and memorable. Call 630-848-5000 for details and to reserve your date.

Carillon Lights Honor Rotary's 75th Anniversary
The Carillon Lights Up the Night

Millennium Carillon Lighting Schedule
Date Color Occasion
Jan. 2-Mar. 13 White Normal Tower Lighting
Mar. 14-17 Green St. Patrick's Day
Mar. 18-31 White Normal Tower Lighting
Mar. 25-31 Blue/Yellow 75th Anniversary Rotary Club of Naperville
Apr. 1-10 Blue World Autism Awareness
Apr. 11 - 17 White Normal Tower Lighting
Apr. 18-24 Green Earth Day/Week
Apr. 25-Jun. 30 White Normal Tower Lighting
Jul. 1-4 Red/White/Blue Independence Day
Jul. 5-Sept. 8 White Normal Tower Lighting
Sept. 9-15 Yellow Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
Sept. 16-22 Orange Hunger Action Month - Hunger Awareness
Sept. 23-Oct. 13 White Normal Tower Lighting
Oct. 14 - 20 Red Dyslexia Awareness
Oct. 21-Nov. 3 Orange Halloween
Nov. 4-14 Red/White/Blue Veterans Day
Nov. 14-16 White Normal Tower Lighting
Dec. 24-Dec. 1 White Hanukkah
Dec. 23-Jan. 2 White Christmas


Units of local government, school districts and colleges, not-for-profit corporations and public agencies are that are interested in proposing the display of certain colors to promote, celebrate, or commemorate non-profit or non-commercial community activities or events should contact the Park District at 630-848-5000.

Several Improvements Slated for Riverwalk, Moser Tower in Coming Years

Moser Tower Assessment Plan to Provide Framework for Maintaining this Community Asset

Several capital improvements to the Riverwalk, known as Naperville's "crown jewel," and surrounding amenities are planned for the next few years. Included is an assessment of the Moser Tower, which is the structure that houses the Millennium Carillon; a new elevator in Moser Tower; and a cost-sharing project to build a retaining wall on the west side of the DuPage River at 702 S. Washington St.


"All of these projects, in their own way, lay the groundwork for maintaining the Riverwalk and related assets for generations to come," Riverwalk Commission Chairman Bill Epp said. "Especially when it relates to Moser Tower, by taking an in-depth look at the current state of the 15-year-old structure, we can better plan for what needs to be done in the future and budget appropriately and wisely to meet those needs, which better serves our taxpayers in the long term."


In 2014 the Millennium Carillon Foundation transferred the responsibility for programming and maintenance of the Millennium Carillon and Moser Tower to the Naperville Park District and the City of Naperville, specifically the Riverwalk Commission. In 2011, the Riverwalk Commission produced an asset management plan that inventoried all of the assets on the Riverwalk and developed a plan to maintain these assets over time. Building on the success of this document, and in recognizing that asset management planning is an integral part of maintaining capital infrastructure, the Riverwalk Commission asked the City Council at its recent Capital Improvement Program (CIP) workshop to support an assessment of Moser Tower.


"The timing for this assessment is excellent," Epp said. "We are at a critical juncture to evaluate the tower now so we can plan for its maintenance and be proactive in our budgeting, versus reactive. This is also helpful as we plan to install a new elevator in the tower within the next year, and knowing the condition of the tower beforehand will allow us to make the right decisions regarding the replacement."


The Moser Tower Asset Management Plan will be a sister document to the Riverwalk Asset Management Plan and provide a timeline for proper maintenance of this unique outdoor structure. The assessment may take place as early as this spring. While the assessment is being conducted, residents and visitors may notice cranes and other equipment around the tower, as well as individuals on, in and around the tower evaluating the structure.


In regards to the retaining wall at 702 S. Washington St., the City is participating in a cost-sharing program with the developer of that property to construct the wall. This is an essential addition that is needed to accommodate the future Riverwalk south expansion project. Although a timeline for the extension of the Riverwalk from Hillside Road south to Martin Avenue has not been identified, this is an opportunity to share the cost of an amenity that otherwise could have been necessary for the City to fully budget.


For more information on the Riverwalk, visit or contact Riverwalk Administrator Jan Erickson at or (630) 305-5984. For more information on the City of Naperville, visit

Open Dates for the 2016 Season

Millennium Carillon in Moser Tower and Visitor Center 2016 Season
April 30-October 30, Saturdays, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Sundays 12:00-6:00 p.m.
May 27-August 12, Fridays 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Tours are available from May-November. Admission is $3 for ages 5 and older; children 4 and under are free. Visitors under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. For groups of 10 or more, please make a reservation by e-mailing

Volunteer as a Carillon Ambassador

A Carillon Ambassador will support the Carillon operations and events through the year by communication with the visitors and presentations to groups visiting the Carillon.   Carillon Ambassadors will have training specific to this volunteer opportunity.  Please contact Lynnette Hoole @ 630-848-3606 or for more details. 

Read the Carillon Ambassador job description

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.