Cissna Park’s Old Settlers

Cissna Park Old Settlers - candy conveyor in parade - Toddling Around Chicagoland

This one’s a bit of the beaten path but if you’re thinking to yourself, Hmm… I’d like to take a bit of a road trip for some small town family fun, then this is it! Other things of interest on your way or in the area: The Heartland Spa in Gilman, Exploration Station Children’s Museum in Bourbonnais, […]

Chicago Area Santa Guide

Chicago Area Santa Guide

Less than a month until Christmas! It’s about time for kids to visit Santa and tell him what they want, and for you to get those annual photos with the big guy. Find the perfect place to meet up with Santa on this list. Unless otherwise indicated, visiting with Santa is free and he will […]

Chicago Toy & Game Fair 2012 Giveaway – Week 6

The Chicago Toy and Game Fair is approaching and I have a weekend family pass to give away and this is your last chance to win! The Fair is on Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18. To read more about details for this year and what to expect to find, read my post about the […]

Chicago Toy & Game Fair 2012 Giveaway – Week 5

The Chicago Toy and Game Fair is approaching and I have a weekend family pass to give away each week for the next several weeks! The Fair is on Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18. To read more about details for this year and what to expect to find, read my post about the 2012 […]

Chicago Toy & Game Fair 2012 Giveaway – Week 4

The Chicago Toy and Game Fair is approaching and I have a weekend family pass to give away each week for the next several weeks! The Fair is on Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18. To read more about details for this year and what to expect to find, read my post about the 2012 […]

Chicago Toy & Game Fair 2012 Giveaway – Week 3

The Chicago Toy and Game Fair is approaching and I have a weekend family pass to give away each week for the next several weeks! The Fair is on Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18. To read more about details for this year and what to expect to find, read my post about the 2012 […]

Chicago Toy & Game Fair 2012 Giveaway – Week 2

The Chicago Toy and Game Fair is approaching and I have a weekend family pass to give away each week for the next several weeks! The Fair is on Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18. To read more about details for this year and what to expect to find, read my post about the […]

Chicago Toy & Game Fair 2012 – Giveaway

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Location: Navy Pier – Hall A, 600 East Grand, Chicago Date: Saturday, November 17, 2012 – 10:00 am-6:00 pm Sunday, November 18, 2012 – 10:00 am-5:00 pm Admission: $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 3-13. A $2 coupon is available online. Free admission for children under 3, educators and librarians, scouts in uniform, retailers and tradespeople, military (with ID). Grandparents admitted […]

Harvest Fest at Santa’s Village AZoosment Park

Santa's Village AZoosment Park - pumpkins - Toddling Around Chicagoland

Harvest Fest at Santa’s Village AZoosment Park – website Location: 601 E. Dundee Avenue, East Dundee Phone: 847-426-6751 Dates and hours: Sept. 28 – Oct. 28 Saturdays 10 am to 7 pm & Sundays 11 am to 6pm Admission: $17.75/person, ages 3 & up; children 2 & under are free, $14.75/senior (65+). Active duty military with ID admitted free. Special […]

Chicago Area Fireworks and Parades for the Fourth of July 2012

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Looking for the 2013 list? Click here! Looking for a fireworks display or parade to see this week? There are several in the Chicago area! All the events listed below are FREE! Before attending, PLEASE check the link. Because of dry conditions some events may be canceled and although I’ve listed the starting time for […]

National Public Gardens Day

Morton Arboretum

May 11, 2012 is National Public Gardens Day which means you can get free admission to a National Public Garden! Admission will not be free on that day, but you can register online to get a free pass. The pass is available immediately after you submit the registration; just print it out and save it […]

41st Annual Triton Troupers Circus

Triton Troupers Circus - Cooper with clowns

41st Annual Triton Troupers Circus – website Location: Robert Collins Building at Triton College, 2001 5th Ave, River Grove, IL 60171 Performances: Thursday, March 29 at 7:00 PM Friday, March 30 at 7:00 PM Saturday, March 31 at 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM *The 1:00 PM Saturday show is interpreted for the hearing impaired by […]

Triton Troupers Circus

Triton Troupers Circus – website, Facebook page *** Although I usually post about activities we’ve done so you can learn from our experiences, I’m posting about this one before we go so you don’t miss it. Thanks to the Triton Troupers for providing all the detailed information! Location: Robert Collins Building at Triton College, 2001 […]

St. Patrick’s Waterfall Dyeing at Lake Katherine

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Location: Lake Katherine, 7402 W. Lake Katherine Drive, Palos Heights, IL 60463 Phone: 708-361-1873 Hours: St. Patrick’s Day – Thursday, March 17, 2011 The dyeing of the waterfall will be at 12 noon and again at 4:00 pm. At 3:45 there will be a treasure hunt through the secret garden and an Irish snack for $5.00 […]

The Chicago Auto Show

The Chicago Auto Show

Chicago Auto Show – website Location: McCormick Place, Lake Shore Drive at 23th Street, Chicago, IL 60616 Days/Hours: Friday, February 11 through Sunday, February 20, 2011 Open 10am – 10pm everyday (with box office closing at 9pm), except Sunday, February 20, when it closes at 8pm. Admission: $11 for adults, $7 for people 62 and […]

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