Dean Is Coming to Downtown


WGN Radio’s Dean Richards Holiday Extravaganza Live Broadcast at the Paramount Theatre in downtown Aurora on Sunday, December 11 is free and open to the public. Come downtown and get into the holiday spirit with Dean, the cast of “The Little Mermaid,” carolers, and more.

Doors to public open at 8 a.m.

Broadcast goes from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Broadcast takes place in the Paramount Grand Gallery Lobby

Free Event and public can come and go as they please.


Performances by:


Little Mermaid Cast Members – 10:35 a.m.

Under The Sea

Part of your World

The Sebastian the crab puppet from the show will be making an appearance as well.



Misty River Music Makers – all female acapella group sing Holiday songs beginning at 9:05 a.m.



Tim Rater, Paramount President/CEO at 9:45 a.m.

Jonathan Butler-Duplessis/Sebastian, Kari Yancy/Ariel, Devin DeSantis/Price Eric from Little Mermaid in the 10:30 a.m. hour

Former Mayor Tom Weisner at 11:15 a.m.


Also highlights from local restaurants that WGN has reached out to, giveaways and more.