Weekend Activities – December 22-25


Daily through 12/24 – Chriskindlmarket at Daley Plaza – 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 1/1 (Closed Christmas Eve & Day) – Zoo Lights at Lincoln Park Zoo – FREE

Daily through 1/8/12 (Closed Christmas Day) – 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 (Closed Christmas Day) – 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

Thur, 12/22 – Holiday train on the Yellow Line – $2.25

North suburbs

Daily through 1/1/12 (Closed Christmas Day) – 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

Sun, 12/25 – Chanukah Wonderland at Lubavitch Chabad of Skokie – $10/person

West suburbs

Daily through 12/31 (Closed Christmas Day) – 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 (Closed Christmas Day) – 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; Closed Christmas Day) – 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, 12/22 – Firefighter Santa at FireZone in Schaumburg – $9/child; children under 1 free – read my post about FireZone

Thur-Fri, 12/22-12/23 – Santa House at Riverwalk in Naperville – FREE

Mon, 12/26 – Santa’s Elf Gift Hunt at the Sci-Tech Hands On Museum in Aurora – $8/person; children under 3 free

South suburbs

Daily through 3/1/12 (Closed Christmas Day) – Winter Wonderland Ice Rink in Orland Park – FREE


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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