Weekend Activities – December 16-18


Daily through 12/24 – Chriskindlmarket at Daley Plaza – FREE

Daily through 12/24 – Zoo Lights at Lincoln Park Zoo – FREE

Extended – Runs though 12/31 – Goodnight Moon The Musical at the Victory Gardens Theatre – $26 for children and $36 for adults; use the code RED BALLOON for $5 off – view my post about Goodnight Moon The Musical

Daily through 1/8/12 – Dr. Seuss & the Art of Invention at the Museum of Science & Industry – $5/adult, $2/children 3-11 (plus general admission)

Daily through 1/8/12 – Christmas Around the World at the Museum of Science & Industry – Included in general admission, $15/adult, $10/child; $13/adult & $9/child for Chicago residents

Fri, 12/16 – Caroling at Cloudgate in Millennium Park – FREE

Fri, 12/16 – Roller Skating with Santa at Margate Park – $5/person

Sat, 12/17 – CircEsteem Winter Circus – $13/adult, $8/child

North suburbs

Daily through 1/1/12 – Wonderland Express at the Chicago Botanic Gardens in Glencoe – $20/parking; $10/Non-member, $8/member; $8/non-member child, $6/member child; children 2 & under free

Fri, 12/16 – Winter Holiday Figure Skating Exhibition at the Glenview Ice Arena – FREE

Sat-Sun, 12/17-12/18 – Breakfast with Santa at Lambs Farm in Libertyville – Call for reservations

Sat, 12/17 – Creatively Caring Clothing Drive and Craft at Nibble Play Cafe in Wheeling – FREE with donation of a bag of winter clothing

West suburbs

Daily through 12/31 – Festival of Lights and Trees at Cosley Zoo in Wheaton – FREE – read my post about Cosley Zoo

Daily through 1/1/12 – Painting with Lights Spectacular in Downers Grove – FREE

Daily through 1/1/12 – Holly Jolly Holidays at Legoland Discovery Center in Schaumburg – included in regular admission (as low as $10/person if purchased online) – read my post about Legoland Discovery Center

11/1-2/29 (weather permitting) – Gnome Hunt in the Children’s Garden at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle – FREE with general admission – read my post about the Morton Arboretum

Thur-Sun, 12/15-12/18 – Santa House at Riverwalk in Naperville – FREE

Sat, 12/17 – Where’s The Candy Canes [sic] at Warrenville Park District – call to sign up

Sat, 12/17 – Christmas with Santa at Sci-Tech Hands On Museum in Aurora – Included with general admission; $8/person, children 3 & under free

Sat, 12/17 – Home for the Holidays in Oak Park – FREE

Sat-Sun, 12/17-12/18 – Holiday Magic at the Brookfield Zoo – included in general admission

South suburbs

Sat, 12/17 – Breakfast with Santa at Hartman Recreation Center in Joliet – FREE

Sun, 12/18 – Skate with Santa at the Oak Lawn Park District Ice Arena – $6/person, $3 skate rental


For more events, click on the Calendar tab at the top of the page. 

Do you know of any great events I should include? Email me at toddlingchicago@yahoo.com

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