Weekend Activities – December 29-January 1

Chicago

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 – Zoo Lights at Lincoln Park Zoo – FREE

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

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

Thur, 12/29 – Itty Bitty New Year at the Oakton Community Center in Skokie – call for details

Sat, 12/31 – New Year’s Eve Bash at the Kohl Children’s Museum in Glenview – $12/members, $15/non-members in advance; $15/person day of (if not sold out); children under 1 free

Sat, 12/31 – Family New Year’s Eve Party at the Glenview Ice Center – call for information

West suburbs

Daily through 12/31 (Closed New Year’s 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 – 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-Sat, 12/29-12/31 – Holiday Lights at Brookfield Zoo – included in general admission

Sat, 12/31 – Itsy Bitsy New Year’s Eve Countdown at the Sport Center in Schaumburg – for ages 1-8; $8/resident, $12/non-resident

Sat, 12/31 – New Year’s Eve Skate at Lombard Roller Rink – $10/person

Sat, 12/31 – Family New Year’s Eve Party at the Vaughan Athletic Center in Aurora – $7 in advance, $9 day of; children under 2 free

Sat, 12/31 – Family Friendly New Year’s Eve Party at the Sci-Tech Hands On Museum in Aurora – $8/person; children 3 & under free

Sat, 12/31 – Zoo Year’s Eve at Brookfield Zoo – Included in general admission

Sat-Sun, 12/31-1/1 – New Year’s Eve Celebration 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

South suburbs

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

Thur, 12/29 – Family Matinee at Tinley Park Library – FREE

Fri, 12/30 – Happy Newt Year at the Tinley Park Library – FREE

Fri, 12/30 – Giant Games Revisited at the Tinley Park Library – FREE

Sat, 12/31 – Noon Year’s Eve at the KidsWork Museum in Frankfort – included in admission; $6/person

Sat, 12/31 – New Year’s Eve Party at the Children’s Museum in Oak Lawn – included in admission; $6/person, children under 1 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

Comments

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