Weekend Activities – December 9-11


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)

Runs though 12/23 – 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

Fri-Sun, 12/9-12/11 – Zoo Lights at Lincoln Park Zoo – FREE

Sat, 12/10 – Family Day at the Museum of Contemporary Art – FREE – read my post about the Museum of Contemporary Art

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

Sat, 12/10 – Holiday Drop-in Craft at Des Plaines Public Library – FREE

Sat, 12/10 – A Christmas Story at Classic Cinema in Woodstock – $1/person

Sat-Sun, 12/10-12/11 – Breakfast with Santa at Lambs Farm in Libertyville – call for reservations

West suburbs

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

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 – 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

Sat, 12/10 – Donuts with Santa in Wheaton – $8/residents, $10/non-residents; for ages 2 & up

Sat, 12/10 – Elves’ Market at Four Winds Waldorf School in Warrenville – $5/child

Sat, 12/10 – Santa’s Craft Corner at Cosley Zoo in Wheaton – $3 suggested donation

Sat, 12/10 – Brunch with Santa at Prisco Community Center in Aurora – $9/res adult, $11/non-res adult; $8/res child, $10/non-res child

Sat, 12/10 – LEGO Train Show at Cantigny Park in Winfield – $12/adult, $7/child 3-12; children under 3 free

Sat-Sun, 12/10-12/11 – LEGO Train Show at Cantigny Park in Winfield – $5/parking

Sat-Sun, 12/10-12/11 – Holiday Magic at Brookfield Zoo – included in general admission

Sat-Sun, 12/10-12/11 – Polar Express at Blackberry Farm in Aurora – $4/person

South suburbs

Fri, 12/9 – Family Movie: A Christmas Story at Green Hills Public Library in Palos Hills – FREE

Fri, 12/9 – Tree Lighting Festival in Romeoville – FREE

Sat, 12/10 – Holiday Party & CD Release Party at Children’s Museum of Oak Lawn – $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

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